Specialty Programs at the Y
The Northeast Wisconsin Paddlers, Inc. members offer Kayaking and Kayaking - Rescue & Roll classes at the Y. Participants must have prior experience (beginner boat handling skills) and be 12+ years or older (under 18 needs adult written approval and waiver signed).
Designed to introduce students to the basic skills used by all kayakers, the course covers kayak safety, equipment, clothing, strokes, braces and introduces basic rescues. Upon completion, the students will be on their way to becoming a prudent paddler, meaning he/she will be able to recognize hazards, assess risk, know his/her limits and have a good foundation for exercising good judgement.
Kayaking - Rescue & Roll
This course covers kayak safety, equipment, braces, self-rescues, assisted rescues, the sweep roll and the C-To-C roll. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to perform the steps needed to not only exit their kayak in an emergency, but also how to get back into it while still on the water.
Red Cross Lifeguard Training
Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the Green Bay YMCA Lifeguard program is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion and hands-on practice, you'll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.
Special Pops Night at the Y
Twice a month, on a Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, the YMCA offers a night of recreation and socialization for adults with special needs at the Ferguson Family Y location with occasional off-site events. This program, facilitated by Y staff and volunteers, welcomes adults with developmental, physical, and cognitive needs to enjoy an evening of fun activities in the pool and gym and special events such as dances, crafts, and karaoke night! See the Special Pops Schedule for details.