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.
Monday – Friday 5:00am – 9:30pm
Saturday 6:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday 8:00am – 4:30pm
YMCA CHRISTMAS TREE SALE
Don’t miss out—these are the best trees in town! FRESH Frasers and Balsams in a variety of sizes! All proceeds directly support youth and teen programs!
42nd ANNUAL FROSTBITE ROAD ROACE & WINTER WALK
presented by Community First Bank
Thank You to all participants, volunteers and sponsors for making this event a great success! Here are the race results:
2017 Frostbite 5 mile run Age Groups 2017 Frostbite 5 mile run Overall
2017 Frostbite 10 mile run Age Groups 2017 Frostbite 10 mile run Overall
FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH
presented by Marshfield Clinic Health System
Sunday, 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
16th ANNUAL PASSPORT TO PARADISE: HOLLYWOOD
sponsored by Sentry Insurance
Friday, January 26 • 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Passport to Paradise rolls out the red carpet to Hollywood! Come dressed like a movie star and enjoy dinner, live music, costume contest, a raffle and more! Held at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, this event features a new theme every year. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County and the Stevens Point Area YMCA youth programs. $25 per person in advance, $35/person at the door. Purchase tickets at the Stevens Point Area YMCA 715 342 2980.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT presented by BMO HARRIS
Friday, January 12. Showtime is 6:45 p.m. Join us for a family movie on the Big screen! Feature Film: “Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit”.
Free popcorn and water, other concessions available for purchase. All Purpose Room. Y Member & General Public Free
FAMILY CARNIVAL & GAME NIGHT
Friday, February 2 • 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Join us for a fun night of Gaga, Plinko, bean bag toss, Giant Jenga, face painting, basketball shootout and more! Gym.
Y Member Free, General Public Day Pass
LATEST PROGRAM NEWS
Budding chefs take part in 6 workshops to learn the basics; from choosing and preparing ingredients to combining, cooking, final presentation and cleanup. Taught by UWSP students and guest chefs from the area. The kids prepare a meal each night! Held in the College of Professional Studies (CPS) Food Lab (we will meet at the Y the first night and walk/drive over).
Mondays, 6-8 p.m. February 12-March 19. Register at the Y. Want to volunteer in the kitchen? Please indicate so when you sign up. Hurry, space is limited! Y Member $75, General Public $85. Financial assistance available.
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 email@example.com.
We gratefully acknowledge the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin for their grant support of LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA.
SPIRITS SHINING STARS (ADAPTED GYMNASTICS) Ages 2-7
The Spirits Shining Stars gymnastics class is designed to give all children the opportunity to participate in the sport of gymnastics no matter their ability level. Our gymnastics center provides many fun & challenging ways for a child to utilize and expand his/her sensory functions including vision, hearing, tactile sensation, gravity, body position and movement. Parent participation in this class is welcomed and encouraged! Gymnastics Center.
Friday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Y Member $32, General Public $64
TEEN LEADERS CLUB Age 12-17 years old
Join area teens for fun, friendship, and leadership growth. Teen Leaders participate in recreational
activities, YMCA and community volunteer projects, leadership rallies, service learning projects, fundraising, and numerous other activities. Members in good standing receive a YMCA youth membership and reduced rates on special trips and activities.
Meetings are every other Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Teen Center. New members are always welcome! Participants are responsible for fundraising. Call 342-2980, ext. 326 for additional information. Y Member & General Public Free
DROP-IN CHILD CARE HOURS
Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
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!. Great Escape is a high-quality, state licensed youth program and so much more! September 2017-June 2018. Elementary Schools Include: Bannach, Jefferson (AM Only), Madison, McDill, McKinley, Plover-Whiting, Roosevelt and Washington. Monday-Friday when school is in session. Before School: 6:30-8:45 a.m. After School: 3:35-6:00 p.m.
Please see registration materials for further information. Click here for answers to the most common questions about this program.