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The YMCA offers 5 program sessions throughout each year. Program classes are open to everyone in the community, but by being a member of the YMCA you receive discounts on program class fees and priority registration.

Program Sessions

Spring: 8 weeks
Summer: 10 weeks
Fall 1: 7 weeks
Fall 2: 7 weeks
Winter: 8 weeks

*Summer dates differ depending on the program.

Registration Dates

Winter Registration: 12/18
Winter Session: 1/15 - 3/10

Spring Registration: 3/11
Spring Session: 3/18 - 5/12

Summer Registration: 4/24
Summer Session: 6/10 - 8/18

Registration Opens

Wednesday: Family Members
Thursday: Youth Members
Friday: Non-members

Registration opens at 7am.

Class Capacity

Certain classes, especially swim lessons and gymnastics, often fill early on Monday. Class times are available for viewing two weeks before the start of registration.

Both Branches

Swim lessons
Youth Dance (Ages 3-6)
Martial Arts
Parkour (Junior, 1, 2)
Youth Basketball
Youth Soccer*
Youth Football*
Youth Baseball*
Fitness For All (Inclusion)
Adapted Swim (Inclusion)

Houser (Onalaska) Only

Parkour Level 3
Progressive Dance (Ages 6+)
Adult Dance
Preteam Gymnastics
Competitive Gymnastics
Gymnastics 10+
Family Open Gymnastics

Dahl (La Crosse) Only



Swim Lessons
Martial Arts
Music and Voice


Speciality Sports
Outdoor Rec Camps
Gymnastics Camp
Parkour Camp

Fall, Winter, Spring

Fall 1
+ Year-round

Fall 2



*Youth Sports in La Crosse are held at local sites such as Hogan, Hintgen and Longfellow schools.

Program Policies


Program fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. Payment methods include cash, check or charge (Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover). Payment for registrations done online or by phone must be completed by debit or credit card.

Membership Rates

To take advantage of the membership rate for programs, the member must have a valid membership for the entire session of the program. If the membership is discontinued during the session and the member wishes to complete the program, they would be charged the non-member price for the remainder of the session.

Class Transfer/Change

Transfers or changes to a different program within the same session are allowed free of charge.

Class Rescheduling

The YMCA reserves the right to reschedule or combine classes and cancel up to one class without issuing a refund.

Inclement Weather

No refunds will be issued for classes missed or cancelled due to inclement weather. Holidays are prorated.

Refunds for Cancellation

There will be a non-refundable administrative fee of $5 for all programs which the member cancels after registering for the program. 

If the member cancels before the first day of the program, they will be issued a refund equal to the cost of the program less the $5 administrative fee. 

A refund will be provided to the member via the same payment method. If the member paid by cash or check, a refund check will be issued to them.