Youth & Family Activities

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At the Y, our focus upon Youth Development is one of the ways that we seek to strengthen our community. By providing programs, opportunities, and simply a place to belong and play, our YMCA youth and families create, connect and grow stronger together.

Please explore the exciting programs and offerings for our youth, teens, and families. Whether it is taking a Family Zumba® or Cycling class together or some family swim time; teens at Y Night or kids in our Youth Sports program, there is something for every kid and every family at the Y!

Looking for a safe, fun place for your child to go when school is not in session, check out our School Age Child Care program!

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Youth & Family Activities

Schedules YTF ButtonLooking for things to do with your family? Then you're in the right place! The Green Bay Y offers many fun activities for youth, teens and families each week. 

Please search our Schedules for current offerings. For even MORE fun things to do, be sure to check out our Workshops & Special Events!

 

As a benefit to our members, the below classes and activities are included FREE with your Y membership!

 


Family Adventure Center  ages 7 & under*

Family Adventure Center is a place where families can enjoy playing and growing together. The Family Adventure Center at the Ferguson Family Y features an open area where young kids can use their imagination and create their own fun with mats and fun shapes. For the older kids, the tree fort themed play structure creates an interactive play environment. The Family Adventure Center is available for children 7 years and younger with parental supervision. 


Family Circuit  ages 6+ NEW

Fitness is a family affair at the Y! This 30-minute class follows an interval format incorporating both cardio and strength exercises using stations. Designed for any level you and your child can get the ultimate experience; using a variety of equipment you can expect a different workout each time. Low impact and higher intensity options will be provided throughout class to ensure each participant achieves their ideal workout goals. Ages 6-13 must be accompanied by Parent/Adult.  


Family Night  all ages
We understand that family life is busy and you are always on the go, so slow down and make some memories at the Y. Our family night programs provide much needed quality time together. You’ll be able to enjoy theme nights, physical activity, swimming, and much more. Each week holds new fun! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Offered to the General Public for $15/family. Learn More » 


Family Orientation  ages 8-10 + Parents/Caregivers

This program educates youth in wellness and fitness, establishes a lifestyle of fitness at a young age, and encourages parents and kids (ages 8-10) to work out together. The course encompasses the Mission and Core Values of the YMCA, the benefits and risks of exercise, and the policies and etiquette of the Wellness Center. Participants will learn how to use the cardiovascular equipment. Participation is required during this hands-on program. Once a youth has completed the program, they will recieve a disposable orange wristband each time they visit the Y, signifying they have been taught how to use the Wellness Center. Please register for this free program at your Y’s front desk at a time that is convenient for your family. 


GaGa  ages 8-13

A high-energy game played within an octagonal GaGa “pit” with players attempting to hit opponents with the ball below the knee while avoiding getting struck. This fun and easy game moves quickly and is a great way to get your 60 minutes of play and connect with other kids. GaGa is designed as an open time for Y Members or guests ages 8-13. It is supervised and facilitated by a Y staff member. Join the GaGa craze!


Mini Rompers  ages 0-2*

This family group is geared towards families with children 2 years and younger. This is a great opportunity to have your children enjoy the use of soft mats, preschool gym equipment and more while you can watch and connect with other families! *Children and their caregiver. Offered to the General Public for $5/family.


Power Zone  ages 8-13

It’s easy to stay active during this fun-filled time where the activities change every day! Our staff will keep you busy playing games like dodge ball, basketball and kickball, running through obstacle courses or completing energizing fitness challenges. You may attend Power Zone for the full time or pop in when it works for you. Just be there! Learn More »


Power Zone Jr  ages 6-10*

It’s easy to stay active during this fun-filled time where the activities change every day! Our staff will keep you busy playing games like dodge ball, basketball and kickball, running through obstacle courses or completing energizing fitness challenges. You may attend Power Zone for the full time or come early and stay late. Just be there! *Ages 6-7 parent/guardian must remain in Y facility and sign child in/out of Power Zone. Learn More »


Rainbow Rompers  ages 6 & under

Preschoolers love to play, explore and make new friends and Rainbow Rompers is their opportunity to do just that! We offer a supervised play space where your child can climb, run, jump and swing with age-appropriate equipment and play toys. *Preschoolers and their caregiver. Offered to the General Public for $5/family.


Storytime  all ages 

Join your Y friends as we listen to a special guest reader tell a wonderfully animated story to delight kids of all ages. After storytime, stay for more fun with an active hour of Rainbow Rompers play time.


Y Night  grades 5-7 

Check out what’s happening at the Y on Friday nights for 5th-7th graders. Youth have the opportunity to swim, play games like basketball or GaGa, and participate in exciting theme activities each week. Visit our Y Night page for a list of activities and additional information. *Program runs September – May. Learn More »


Y Zone  up to age 13* + Family

Y Zone offers a place to hang out with friends or your family & enjoy games, craft projects or special activities. It also provides a place for families to just hang out & play together. Child must sign/be signed in and out of Y Zone. *Ages 8-13 can attend alone. Age 7 parent/guardian must remain in Y facility. Ages 6 & under must be accompanied by parent/guardian in Y Zone. Learn More »


Youth Activity Center (YAC)  ages 8+

For ages 8+ years. The YAC offers free activities that are engaging, attractive to youth and make use of their talents, energy and creativity. Elementary and Middle School kids hang out after school, evenings and weekends. Pockey tables, homework zone, Mondopad and games create a fun environment.


Youth Orientation  ages 11-13

This program educates youth in wellness and fitness, establishes a lifestyle of fitness at a young age, and encourages parents and kids (ages 11-13) to work out together. The course encompasses the Mission and Core Values of the YMCA, the benefits and risks of exercise, and the policies and etiquette of the Wellness Center. Participants will learn how to use the cardiovascular equipment and the strength training machines. Participation is required during this hands-on program. Once a youth has completed the program, they will recieve a disposable green wristband each time they visit the Y, signifying they have been taught how to use the Wellness Center. Please register for this free program at your Y's front desk at a time that is convenient for your family.


Youth, Teen and Family Directors

Feel free to contact one of our Youth Development Directors if you have any questions about a specific program or getting yourself, child or family involved at the Y.

Broadview Heidi Hernandez 436 9551
East Side
Ryan Ricossa 436 1243
Ferguson Family Shannon Haggerty  436 9537
West Side
Kathy Zasada  436 9656

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Learn more about the Summer Teen Adventure Program*
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*Additional fee, available to members at a discounted rate, as well as the general public.