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Adult Fitness and Health

At the Y there are many opportunities to be physically active including group fitness classes and Wellness Center activities. Attending classes and exercising with others who are m…


Pioneering Healthier Communities: The La Crosse Area Family YMCA's Pioneering Healthier Communities' mission is to support, advocate and implement policies, programs and projects to make this community a healthier …


Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC)

Mission Statement: Pioneering Healthier Communities is the spark that creates change to support healthy living. Vision Statement: Make the healthy choice the easy choice. …... read more


Aquatics

At the Y, we strengthen community by offering a place where everyone, regardless of age and ability, can learn about water safety and exercise in a caring environment. Do you l…


Adult: It’s never too late to learn how to swim or to swim competitively. Whether you are wanting to learn how to swim or wish to refine your current ability, the Y offers an opportunity …


Private Swim Lessons

ALL AGES Improve your swimming ability! Private Swim Lessons consist of 30-minute sessions of one-on-one instruction. All ages and abilities are welcome. Contact the Aquatic Dir…... read more


Logrolling

6+ YEAR OLDS Make a splash! Master the log with skills taught in this class from beginner to World Class Competitor! Adult and youth are welcome to participate in this fun and c…


Rusty Ankle Logrolling Tornament

ALL AGES Come join the fun in a double elimination tournament! All skill levels are welcome. Logs will be held for beginners. Stop by Member Services to pick up a flyer to regi…


Private Lessons

ALL AGES Improve your swimming ability! Private Swim Lessons consist of 30 minute sessions of one-on-one instruction. All ages and abilities are welcome. Contact the Aquatic Dir…


YMCA-Houser Branch Water Slide

Come and take a plunge down our 2 story WATER SLIDE! Riders must be at least 44" tall and have the ability to swim without a parent or guardian. Any last minute changes will be po…


Wave Swim Team

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA WAVE Swim Team is a year-round competitive swim team program for youth ages 5-18 years old. Our coaches focus on the developing youth of all abiliti…


1 / Water Acclimation

Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance.


2 / Water Movement

Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently.


3 / Water Stamina

Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.


4 / Stroke Introduction

Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.


5 / Stroke Development

Introduces breast-stroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.


6 / Stroke Mechanics

Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.


Private Lessons

ALL AGES Improve your swimming ability! Private Swim Lessons consist of 30 minute sessions of one-on-one instruction. All ages and abilities are welcome. Contact the Aquatics Di…


Arts/Humanities

The Y Arts & Humanities department exists to bring arts experiences to people of all ages and abilities. Arts programs teach important life skills such as critical thinking and pro…


Music: Develop creative expression through music and song! We believe the arts provide personal growth and development for all ages and abilities. our caring and qualified instructors pro…


Carol Rhodes

Carol Rhodes, pianist, accompanist, and teacher, holds a Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1995, she received her Do…... read more


Doug Mahlum

Doug Mahlum, a long-time local entertainer, teaches beginner guitar at the YMCA-North branch. He has spent many years soloing around the Coulee Region, including performances with…


Elizabeth Rogers

Elizabeth Rogers has studied piano since the age of four, beginning her study with Sr. Phyllis Chang. Her early education included many piano recitals and competitions, as well as…


Marilyn Lee

Marilyn Lee holds a B.A. in Vocal Music Education from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa and an Associate degree in Theological Studies from Biblical Life College & Seminary in Marshfi…


Camps

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA Camps provide high quality experiences for your child, that help build a healthy spirit, mind and body. We offer a variety of camps for children 4-16…


Day Camps: YMCA Day Camp provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Kids have fun while building self-confidence, appreciatin…


My Y Camp

4-7 YEARS OLD Summer is about creating lifelong memories of fun, friends, and laughter; that is what the "My Y Camp" weeks are all about. Each themed week will include nature w…... read more


Flag Football Camp

6-12 YEARS OLD A week of flag football that will improve skills while having fun! This camp is for beginners and experienced players will be entering 1st-5th grade. Participan…


Cancer Survivorship

A New Direction: “A New Direction” is designed to help youth and young adult cancer survivors regain their health and well-being before, during and after cancer treatments. This FREE 24-session phy…


A New Direction

“A New Direction” is designed to help youth and young adult cancer survivors regain their health and well-being before, during and after cancer treatments. This FREE 24-session ph…... read more


Dance

Come and dance with us at the Y! Dance is an opportunity to explore the joy of movement and expression in a supportive, encouraging environment while gaining flexibility, strength,…


Performance Groups: Love to dance? Our performing groups are for the dedicated dancer who wants to commit a minimum of 4-6 hours weekly in classes and rehearsals. Represent the Y Dance Program by per…


Audition Information

Parent Information Meeting: Monday, August 7, 2017, 6 pm at the Houser branch. Audition Dates Allegro All Stars (NEW!- AGE 9+ YEARS OLD): Monday, August 21, 2017, 5-6pm Y …... read more


Ballet/Tap

5-6 YEARS OLD Enjoy both ballet and tap fundamentals that help develop skills for our progressive dance classes. This level is a pre-requisite for 6-year-olds to take the next l…


Beginning Ballet

6-8 YEARS OLD This class is for the new ballet student 6-8 years of age who have limited or no experience in a ballet class. Ballet is the foundation of all dance and can help y…


Beginning Jazz

There is a lot to like in this energetic class that includes fun, upbeat music. If you are new to jazz or have taken just one previous session, this is the class for you. Learn bas…


Beginning Tap

6-8 YEARS OLD A wonderful introduction to the world of tap dance! Heels, toes, shuffles, flaps, rhythm and counting keep you moving across the floor.


Hip-Hop

Break down dance patterns into easy to learn sections and you will learn funk and hip-hop patterns used by professional dancers. Hip-hop dance evolved from the hip-hop culture and …


Hip Kids

6-7 YEARS OLD A great way to get moving! An introduction to hip-hop dance for the younger student. Focus on rhythm, musicality and footwork through games and music.


Early Childhood Care

YMCA early childhood care builds on children’s natural desire to learn new things and become more self-reliant. Getting along with other children, sharing, taking turns and working…


Child Care: Our Child Care Center is motivated in helping your child grow. We believe in promoting and maintaining a healthy and safe environment for your child to learn, develop and thrive. F…


Child Care

FULLTIME CHILD CARE 6 WEEKS-5 YEARS OLD Our Child Care Center is motivated in helping your child grow. We believe in promoting and maintaining a healthy and safe environment …... read more


Child Watch

NEWBORN-7 YEARS OLD In Child Watch we believe in strengthening our community through Youth Development and Healthy Living. We believe all children should be allowed to discover,…


Education

Whether you’re new to the community or simply want to pursue a new hobby, the YMCA brings together people who love to learn. Whether you want to become a certified Lifeguard, le…


CPR: The Y offers opportunities for those who want to learn the skills needed to save a life. Make a difference and save a life by taking a CPR/AED/First Aid community training course.


CPR Certification

CITIZEN CPR Learn the basics of CPR skills necessary to save a life. Citizen CPR is designed to teach bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR when they witness the sudden coll…... read more


Full Course

Certification includes: Lay Responder CPR/AED Adult, CPR/AED Child, CPR Infant, and Standard First Aid. Attending full course is required. Digital copy of course book and materia…


Scientific Kids

4-6 YEARS OLD Unlock your child’s sense of discovery as they are challenged to explore the wonders and excitement of the science world. Children will be intrigued as they learn …


Family

We know parents want the best for their kids and kids want to have fun. That’s why, at our Y, we focus on bringing families closer together through parent-child activities and spo…


Birthday Parties: Let us do the work for you. Have your birthday party at the YMCA. Our party hosts will create a festive and friendly environment. We want to serve your specific needs so ask about …


Birthday Parties

Party Times: Dahl Family YMCA Fall/Winter/Spring(Labor Day-Memorial Day) Friday - 5:30-7:30pm Saturday - 1-3pm & 4-6pm Sunday - 2-4pm Summer(Memorial Day-Labor Day) Friday…... read more


Child Watch

NEWBORN-7 YEARS OLD In Child Watch we believe in strengthening our community through Youth Development and Healthy Living. We believe all children should be allowed to discover,…


Family Fun Center

Location: Dahl Family YMCA The Family Fun Center is a place where families can enjoy playing and growing together. We have a place for each age group to play, grow, and thrive. …


Family Fun Night

ALL AGES WELCOME! The YMCA cherishes family time. That’s why we promote spending quality time together as a family. Join us for swimming, games, crafts, and activities. No ne…


Family Zumba-thon (event)

Have fun together as a family while you and your kids move and groove to the music at the Y’s Family Zumba®-thon. Not only will your family have a good time being active, but you w…


Parent & Baby Fitness (4-week class)

2-16 month old baby accompanied by at least 1 parent Join us for this parent & baby class that provides a great opportunity to bond with your baby while exercising! A focus of thi…


Zumba for Families (4-week class)

We believe in having fun together as a family is one of the most important things you can do. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled time moving and grooving to the music. Youth u…


Parent and Baby Fitness (4-week class)

2-16 month old baby accompanied by at least 1 parent Join us for this parent & baby class that provides a great opportunity to bond with your baby while exercising! A focus of thi…


Preschool Gym Play

Walking-7 Years Old / With Guardian Meet other families while you and your child enjoy special bonding time together. You will have the opportunity to free play with your child…


Gymnastics and Parkour

Gymnastics and Parkour at our Y provides opportunities for youth to build confidence, learn new skills, make friends, and increase activity. Our coaches strive to provide opportuni…


Rollers

5-6 YEARS OLD This class invites all active 6 year olds who are new to gymnastics and experienced 5 year olds to join us for a fun, supportive, experience with instructors who w…... read more


Home School Mixed Level

6+ YEARS OLD Home schoolers of all gymnastics abilities are invited to have fun while improving their strength, coordination, endurance, and flexibility. Our enthusiastic instru…


Home School

At the Y we offer opportunities for homeschool households to get active, experience something new and connect with other families. Our hands-on, multi-age, and cross-curricular pro…


Home School Gym & Activities

Introduce your child to the fun and excitement of physical play in activities geared just for them. This program will be divided into two portions. The first part of class will inc…... read more


Home School Basketball Workouts

ALL AGES WELCOME Prepare for the basketball season with Coach Richie Johnson. This program is designed to help develop and maintain your offensive and defensive basketball fundame…


Inclusion and Adapted

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA's mission is putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for ALL. We believe in everyone r…


Aquatics: An inclusive program that focuses on nurturing swim skills and water safety for individuals with physical or cognitive challenges. An emphasis will be placed on increasing flexibil…


Adapted Aquatics

This program has been designed to assist individuals of all physical and cognitive ability levels in the pool. Whether you’re a beginner being introduced to the water or a more fam…... read more


Adapted Open Swim

Swimming is for everyone! Youth and adults with disabilities and their siblings are offered a playful, less structured environment designed for building comfortability and water pl…


Dance For All

This program assists individuals with and without disabilities learn basic dance! Youth and adults will have the opportunity to learn a different style of dance each time they come…


Action TrackChair

Now introducing the Action TrackChair! This motorized wheelchair allows for control and mobility on all types of terrain and through all kinds of weather. The adult-sized chair has…


Adapted Ski Day

Skiing is for everyone! The YMCA Inclusion Staff will be teaming up with the Mt. La Crosse PSIA certified staff to teach and assist skiing for youth and adults with physical and/or…


Adapted Swim Meet

A non-competitive opportunity adapted to assist individuals with disabilities ages 4+. Each swimmer participates in 3 races and receives a medal of participation.


Respite & Relaxation

A social night for participants and parents/caregivers! This innovative program provides a night of fun and interaction between peers and volunteer buddies. The participants will h…


Yoga for All

Yoga is a great way to build flexibility and increase strength for our bodies. The YMCA offers Yoga for All to individuals of all physical and cognitive ability levels. A passionat…


Basketball for All

Individuals with or without disabilities have the opportunity to play together. Children will work on passing, dribbling and scoring in a social environment led by qualified staff…


Flag Football for All

Youth with and without disabilities develop basic agility, catching, throwing, punting in an environment in which all can be successful! Goals of physical, social and inclusive dev…


Gymnastics for All

This is the YMCA’s first inclusive gymnastics program for individuals of all abilities, coming Winter of 2018! Gymnastics is a great way to improve balance, coordination, and socia…


Miracle League Baseball

This program assists children with disabilities in learning the fundamentals of baseball. Players will work on catching, hitting, and throwing skills as well as modified gameplay.…


Soccer For All

This program assists youth with and without disabilities to develop basic soccer skills, physical fitness and social interaction through modified game play. Qualified Inclusion Coa…


Martial Arts

Martial Arts is a fun way to achieve fitness self-control, and build camaraderie with others. Learn an activity that builds physical and mental energy with a focus on courtesy, …


YMCA Martial Arts Tournament

Ages: 5 years old to Adult Our annual Martial Arts Tournament provides an opportunity to compete against other students of similar age & rank. Enjoy a fun & relaxed setting perfe…... read more


Little Dragons 1

4-6 YEARS OLD Children have fun while building self-confidence and discipline through introductory martial arts skills. Learn terminology, stances, kicks, punches, and blocks. A…


Little Dragons 2

5-6 YEARS OLD Continue your great experience with the Little Dragons program once you have gotten the hang of basic skills. Students who have taken 2-3 consecutive sessions of…


Member Benefit

At the Y we value our members and their continued participation. Our goal is to provide a welcoming environment where members are able to find stress relief, fellowship, networking…


Free: There are many benefits included in your monthly membership fee. See all the opportunities we offer to support you in your pursuit of health and well-being.


Summer Food Program

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA provides nutritious meals and snacks to help kids stay healthy and well-nourished all summer long. These meals are part of the Summer Food Service Pr…... read more


Nutrition

Kids in the Kitchen

Children love to learn in this hands-on class that lets them experience the joys of cooking. They will engage in measuring, mixing and gain knowledge of various ingredients, while …... read more


School Age Care

The Y's School Age Care Program provides a safe, comfortable environment for children from kindergarten through fifth grade to acquire life and social skills and learn the Y's ch…


Kids' Day Off: If you are looking for a safe, fun and active place to have your kids stay on days where school is out, bring them to the Y's Kids Day Off program! The days provided correspond …


Kids' Day Off

5-12 YEARS OLD An entire day devoted to fun and recreation when children have scheduled days off school. This program is offered on most scheduled in-service or vacation days an…... read more


School Age Child Care

At the Y, we strengthen community through youth development because we believe that a community is stronger when all children have the opportunity to discover who they are and what…


Summer School Age Care

5-12 YEARS OLD Quality, state-licensed full-day summer care at convenient community locations. We offer a safe and friendly atmosphere full of activity and creativity. Whether i…


Special Events

When our neighbors sign up for special events at the Y, they can do so knowing that we encourage them to discover what they can achieve. We provide a sense of belonging, support, …


Healthy Kids Day

ALL AGES YMCA Healthy Kids Day is a signature event highlighting the Y’s commitment to improving the nation’s health, whereby parents, children and families can participate in…... read more


Kids Marathon

3-14 YEARS OLD Train with local celebrities as you work your way to eating well, moving more and spending time with family. Kids run a full marathon over the course of 8 weeks t…


Kids Triathlon

3-14 YEARS OLD A chance for children to explore the thrill of competition through lifelong sports. Like adult triathlons, the event consists of three events: Swimming, Cycling, …


My Y Club

4-6 YEARS OLD Kids learn and enhance their self-confidence and social skills through themed hands-on activities that include creative science, art, and craft projects. They exp…


Sports

Our Y sports programs are a starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives…


1st-4th Grade Baseball

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you learn the game. In this co-ed league, kids, who are entering 1st-4th grade, develop all their baseball skills from fielding and hitt…... read more


Happy Bats 2

5-6 YEARS OLD Boys and girls will take the next step as then continue to learn basic T-ball skills through station work and modified game play. Coaches adapt Happy Bats 2 in or…


Parent-Child T-Ball

3-6 YEARS OLD Families that play together stay together. Compassionate staff will work with you and your child to teach the basic skills of baseball. Devote four evenings of y…


1st-6th Grade Developmental Basketball League

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you learn the game. In this league, kids develop all their basketball skills from shooting and dribbling to teamwork and sportsmanship. S…


Basketball For All

Individuals with or without disabilities have the opportunity to play together. Children will work on passing, dribbling and scoring in a social environment led by qualified staff.…


Happy Hoops 2

5-6 YEARS OLD Boys and girls will take the next step as they continue to learn basic basketball skills through station work and modified game play. Coaches adapt Happy Hoops II …


Home School Basketball Workouts

ALL AGES WELCOME Prepare for the summer basketball season with Coach Richie Johnson. This program is designed to help develop and maintain your offensive and defensive basketba…


Middle School Basketball Workouts

Prepare for the basketball season with Coach Richie Johnson. This program is designed to help develop and maintain your offensive and defensive basketball fundamentals.


One-On-One Personal Basketball Training

Make your goals a reality with personal one-on-one basketball training from Coach Richie Johnson. Our program will help you develop your dribbling, passing, shooting, and defensive…


Parent-Child Basketball

Families that play together stay together. Compassionate staff will work with you and your child to teach the basic skills of basketball. Devote four evenings of your quality famil…


Pre-League Develomental Basketball

It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you learn the game. This program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten that have completed at least two sessions of Happy Hoops 2 the p…


1st-4th Grade Developmental Flag Football League

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you learn the game. In this co-ed league, kids develop all their football skills from running and passing to teamwork and sportsmanship. …


Parent-Child Flag Football

1st-4th Grade Families that play together, stay together. Compassionate staff will work with you and your child to teach the basic skills of flag football. Devote four evenings…


Developmental Floor Hockey

This six-week program teaches basic skills and fundamentals of floor hockey in a fun and recreational atmosphere. Children will learn through drills, station work and modified gam…


Kickball League

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you learn the game. In this co-ed league, kids enjoy the playground favorite, kickball! Supportive coaches build your child's confidence…


1st-4th Grade Developmental Soccer League

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you learn the game. In this league, kids develop all their soccer skills from passing and dribbling to teamwork and sportsmanship. Supp…


Happy Feet 2

5-6 YEARS OLD Happy Feet 2 is a program that teaches the fundamental skills of soccer. Five year-olds should not take this class unless they have completed Happy Feet 1 and now…


Parent-Child Soccer

3-6 YEARS OLD Families that play together stay together. Compassionate staff will work with you and your child to teach the basic skills of soccer. Devote four evenings of qua…


Soccer For All

Youth with and without disabilities develop basic soccer skills, physical fitness and social interaction through modified game play. Passionate and caring volunteers are paired wit…


Youth Wrestling

Learn the sport of wrestling in a fun, safe environment. Our focus will be on the fundamentals and basic wrestling techniques as well as character and sportsmanship. This program w…


Teens

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA has many programs specifically designed for the teenagers in our community. Listed here are a number of programs the Teen Center has to offer. You …


Teen Service Provider Network: The intent and vision for the Teen Service Provider Network is to establish a format for facilitating regular communication between teen-serving organizations in order to share inf…


Teen Service Provider Network (TSPN)

On February 28th,2013 the Y Teen Center initiated and hosted its first Teen Service Providers Network (TSPN) meeting. The intent and vision for this Network is to establish a forma…... read more



 
 
 
 
 
 

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