Youth & Families

FAMILY MATTERS

From serious playtime to serious training, explore Merritt’s programs for kids and parents here.

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PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH & FAMILIES

KIDS ZONE

Want your kids to love coming to the gym as much as you do? Bring them to KidsZone while you work out! KidsZone is a safe, interactive environment where children stay active and engaged under the supervision of our trained and CPR-certified staff. Some locations feature large play pieces with slides, sport courts, and more. Special activities and events happen throughout the year, and all are welcome.

KidsZones are located in our Canton, Cranbrook, Eldersburg, Towson, and White Marsh locations. For a list of hours, please visit the location page for your club.

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PARTIES AND RENTALS

At Merritt birthday parties, you can relax and join the fun while we entertain your child and guests. Our party coordinators will work with you to customize your child’s party. While we’re more than happy to offer suggestions to make your party a success for all ages, it’s your celebration, your way.

We have several party themes or you can create your own. Our themes include:

  • Pool Party – White Marsh (seasonal), Eldersburg and Towson locations only
  • Tumble Bees – Canton only
  • Dora the Explorer/Go Diego Go
  • Tea Party
  • Fairy Princess
  • Rock Star Party
  • Pirate Party
  • Carnival Theme
  • Doll Party
  • Superhero Party
  • Extreme Sports & More
  • Diva Party
  • My First Birthday

All parties include invitations, personal party coordinator, 2 hours of non-stop fun, games, space, set up and clean up, helium balloons, and MUCH more!

*Cost varies per location

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KIDS’ CLASSES

Born to Move (4–5 years)—30 minutes
These fun-fueled classes help four- and five-year-olds explore how their bodies work.

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Born to Move (6–7 years)—45 minutes
Focusing on fun rather than formal exercise routines, these classes are the ultimate way to introduce fundamental movement skills.

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Born to Move (8–12 years)—30 minutes
When it comes to learning a whole lot of cool moves from dance, martial arts, and yoga, this class is the way to go.

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Dance

Merritt dance programs offer something for everyone, from children taking to the dance floor for the first time to adults looking to improve their form. Dance programs are available in three club locations:

Eldersburg Dance Academy at Merritt

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Merritt Dance Academy in Towson

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Merritt Dance Academy in White Marsh

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Date Night

Parents, want to enjoy a night out? Bring your children to the club. They’ll enjoy making a craft to take home and watching a G-rated movie. We’ll provide food and drinks for the kids to enjoy. Cost varies per club. Date Nights are available at:

Cranbrook—2nd Saturday of the month, 4:00pm–8:00pm

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Eldersburg—1st and 3rd Friday of the month

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Towson—2nd Saturday of the month, 5:00pm–8:00pm and 4th Saturday of the month, 5:00pm–8:00pm

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White Marsh—Last Friday of the month, 6:00–9:00pm

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Days Off

When school’s out, day camp is in at Merritt Clubs! We provide kids with an action-packed day full of games, sports challenges, dancing, crafts, and so much more. Learn more about our Days Off programs at Eldersburg and Towson.

Our Days Off Program is available at:

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JUNIOR FITNESS

This program helps kids aged 12–15 get ready for the fitness floor and cardio equipment. Through classroom sessions and hands-on training, they’ll learn basic aerobic and resistance training principles, exercise etiquette, safety, nutrition, proper equipment use, and many other topics. Upon completing the Junior Fitness Certification, participants will be certified to use all the equipment in the club (excluding free weights) and can work out without a parent present.

“Steve is an awesome instructor! He is very knowledgeable, has a lot of patience, and used examples I could relate to and understand. Thank you for allowing us to do this program with Steve!”
—Katelyn W.

“Steve is very knowledgeable and relates very well to young people, a good role model. This was much more meaningful than coming from a nagging grandmother!”
—Cheryl H.

PARISI SPEED SCHOOL

The Parisi Youth Training System has a history of success of more than 20 years because we see every youth as an athlete. Whether you are a serious athlete looking to improve, or you just want to get fit and have fun doing it, the Parisi Youth Training System has a program for you. Join over 600,000 athletes who have allowed Parisi to change their lives both on the field and off.

We are now enrolling athletes in our program at Eldersburg. For more information please complete the form and someone will get in touch with you.

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SUMMER CAMPS

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Merritt Clubs offers a wide variety of half-day and full-day interactive summer camps. Enjoy multiple camp settings, before & after care, extended hours and more throughout the camp session. Contact us below to learn more about these programs and special accommodations that may be available.

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SPORTS-SPECIFIC TRAINING PROGRAM

Our S.S.T. Program enhances the abilities of athletes aged 8–18 by providing the highest level of knowledge, dedication, and ambition at our state-of-the-art facility in Towson. Our priority is to find the most efficient ways to help them get to the top of their game while also preventing injury. We want to guide athletes down the correct path to success, but helping them get there while maintaining healthy joints and muscles is crucial. At Merritt, we’re inspired by athletes with the dedication to succeed, and we’d like to help steer that dedication.

Private and group sessions available.

Contact Kelly Bryant for rates and more info:
kbryant@merrittclubs.com
410-821-0160

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YOUTH AQUATICS

Merritt Clubs offers aquatics programs for children of all ages and skill levels, including swim classes, private and group lessons through the Michael Phelps Swim School, and competitive programs through Merritt Athletic Swimming.

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