Drop-in Child Care will be closed on Christmas Eve – Saturday, December 24                                                                 2017 Winter/Spring Program guide is now available online  Check out what’s new for next year!  Members can register TODAY…                                                                               Sign Up Today for the 41st Annual Frostbite Road Race & Winter Walk!  Saturday, December 3                                                           Christmas Tree Sale!!! Best Trees in Town! Get your trees early for best selection! Sale begins November 25 at 10 a.m.  

 

WELCOME  TO THE STEVENS POINT AREA YMCA!

The Stevens Point Area YMCA has been learning and growing with area families for many years. We understand the trials that today’s families face, we are aware of their hurdles and obstacles, and we embrace their dreams. We believe that families — regardless of culture, ethnicity, or even socio-economic background — have at least one common hope. Parents want an improved life for their kids, a life with fewer struggles and greater rewards. Our goal at the YMCA is to help parents and families realize that dream by nurturing the full potential of children and teen, by improving the health and well-being of those we touch and by motivating people to support their neighbors and the larger community. The Y is about changing lives for the better.

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REGULAR HOURS:
Monday – Friday 5:00am – 9:30pm 
Saturday 6:00am – 4:30pm
 
Sunday 8:00am – 4:30pm

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

  November

YMCA CHRISTMAS TREE SALE  Don’t miss out! These are the best trees in town! FRESH Frasers and Balsams, variety of sizes! All proceeds directly support youth and teen programs! Sale begins Friday, November 25 at 10 a.m. 

  December

41ST ANNUAL FROSTBITE ROAD RACE & WINTER WALK
Help us celebrate 41 years of the best winter road race in Wisconsin on December 3, 2016! Participate in a 5 mile walk, 5 mile race, or 10 mile race. The purpose of the Frostbite Road Race & Winter Walk is to offer a unique experience in the “off season”, to enjoy camaraderie, good health, and help support the Y. Race starts at noon. Refreshments and awards ceremony will take place after the race in the All Purpose Room. Visit our website in October to view the race brochure and to print a registration form. Early registration and payment deadline is Monday, November 21 at midnight. All participants must register by November 21 to be guaranteed a long sleeved dri-fit shirt. See our Frostbite page for more information.    Frostbite Registration Brochure    Register NOW Online

FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH  presented by Marshfield Clinic
Saturday, December 31, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Join us at the Y for a free family New Year’s Eve Bash. Activities include: Inflatable fun (provided by Rock n’ Roll to Go Plus), ice cream, open swimming in the Adventure Pool; 7:30 p.m. New Year’s countdown (for those who will be asleep before midnight—it will be midnight in Greenland), and more alcohol-free family fun! Y Member & General Public Free

  January

15th ANNUAL PASSPORT TO PARADISE:  NIFTY 50’S  sponsored by Sentry Insurance  Shake, rattle, and roll into our 15th annual “Passport to Paradise” event. Tickets include a diner-styled dinner and live music from Little Vito & The Torpedoes. Put on your blue suede shoes and poodle skirts, practice your Elvis impressions, and be ready to ‘rock around the clock!’
Guests can compete in our Nifty 50’s costume contest and 50/50 raffle. Gather your crew and join us in supporting the youth of Portage County. (Casual dress also welcome).
Click HERE to visit our Passport event page and register online

 


LATEST PROGRAM NEWS

  HEALTH & WELLNESS

NEW! HEALTHY WEIGHT AND YOUR CHILD   Ages 7-13
Healthy Weight and Your Child is a one year, 25-session evidence-based program for children with obesity. The program empowers 7-13 year olds, with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Classes beginning in January.

To participate in the program, each child must be between the ages of 7-13, have a body mass index greater than or equal to the 95th percentile, be cleared by a health care provider and accompanied by an adult at every session. Learn more here or go to the PROGRAMS tab above, scroll down to Health & Wellness > Healthy Weight and Your Child.

OUR COMMUNITY MEMORY CAFE is a safe, comfortable and engaging environment where people with memory loss and their care partners can connect with others traveling their same journey…READ MORE

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program MEASURABLE PROGRESS, UNLIMITED SUPPORT! The YMCA’S Diabetes Prevention Program offered through the Stevens Point Area YMCA helps adults at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk through healthy eating and increased physical activity.

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free small-group fitness program for adult cancer survivors that empowers you to improve your quality of life. Each 12-week session is comprised of classes that meets for 75 minutes, two times per week. Also, you’ll receive a free Y membership for the session’s duration. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session.
Contact the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Coordinators by phone at 715 342 2980 or via e-mail at livestrong@spymca.org.

We gratefully acknowledge the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin for their grant support of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA.

 

  YOUTH SPORTS

YOUTH BASKETBALL  Grades K-6

This Co-Ed program emphasizes skill development and fun!

12 Week program gives participants more time to develop better skills. During the first two weeks 2-6 grade teams will practice and the remaining 10 will be games against opposing teams; K-1 grade will practice for 6 weeks and have 6 weeks of games. Small baskets and basketballs are used (age appropriate) so that each child has a chance for success. A dribbling/ball handling clinic will be available to all registered participants Friday, January 7. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

• October 29, 2016–February 11, 2017 (Times will vary due to registration; exact times will be provided by the Wednesday before the first Saturday)

  TEENS

TEEN FIT  Age 12-17 years old
Join us weekly to get active with other teens in a fun and engaging way! In this program, we will be guiding teens through nutrition, goal setting, workout plans and group fitness. Each meeting will have some type of physical component, so come prepared to be active. We will dabble in many different physical activities and hopefully teach some new ones!

12-15 year olds: Mandatory Wellness Center orientation before participating in Teen Fit. Teen Lounge. Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. October 2016-May 2017. Y Member & General Public Free 

  SCHOOL AGE CARE

YMCA GREAT ESCAPE BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 
State Licensed Grades K-6
Great Escape is a place where kids can make friends, learn new skills, stay active and best of all, have fun! Now accepting registration for the 2016-2017 school year.