Location and Session Dates:

Onalaska:Holmen:La Crosse:

Eagle Bluff, Irving Pertzsch, Northern Hills
June 3rd - August 23rd

Evergreen, Prairie View, Sand Lake
June 10th - August 16th

Emerson, Harry Spence, Hintgen
June 10th - August 16th

Weekly Rates:

Full Time: $196

Part-Time (3 days max): $145

Summer School wrap around care at Northern Hills: $90

Wrap around care will be provided to Onalaska School District Summer School participants only Monday- Thursday and all day Friday during the weeks of July 8th-26th.

Online Registration Dates:

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Current Families: April 9 – 11

New Families: April 23 – 25

The Y is getting new registration software that will be implemented at the end of March: Registration Instructions will be available by March 25th via our website.

Summer Day Camp is licensed school age child care offered at various La Crosse, Holmen, and Onalaska school locations. Weather permitting, each location will go swimming twice a week and have a fieldtrip once a week (shortened weeks will affect this). Hours of operation are typically 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM.


YMCA School Age Care allows children the opportunity to explore, build friendships, develop new skills and discover their creativity. YMCA staff focus on character development and emphasize accomplishments and successes in all participants.


Our programs are safe and full of fun activities that encourage physical activity, social interaction, educational opportunities, personal growth and creativity. All YMCA staff attend trainings that cover YMCA mission, character development and child abuse prevention. 


Our staff are “Professional Role Models” selected based on their experience, attitude, skills and their ability to EXPECT and demonstrate the YMCA Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


YMCA programs offer your child a chance to have fun while building a healthy spirit, mind and body. Plus they get to…

  • Build life-long friendships
  • Be physically active
  • Get messy and creative
  • Learn new skills
  • Have a blast
  • BE A KID!

Sample Schedule:

A general day in the Summer School Age program consists of the following activities:

6:15 (Holmen locations only) or 6:30-8:30am Child Arrival-Choice Activities

8:30-9:30am Healthy Breakfast

9:30-11:30am Morning Activities Group Physical Activities and Small Group Arts & Humanities or S.T.E.M. Activities

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch

12:30-3:30pm Afternoon Activities – possible activities include swimming, field trips (at and away from childcare), group physical activities, small groups arts & humanities, and STEM Activities. Access to pools and field trips will be subject to availability and safety of traveling off-site. Updates will be communicated via email closer to start of the summer.

3:30-4pm Healthy Snack

4-6pm Choice Activities-Child Pick Up

Questions? Contact us:

Please submit questions regarding registration for childcare programming, childcare site availability, childcare billing and all other topics.