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Register for Winter 2018 Session, Summer 2018 Camp at the Madison Area YMCA


Do More. Be More. Exercise your body, mind and spirit. Register for Madison Area YMCA winter session 2018 classes that begin on Monday, Jan. 29. 

Make Waves! Registration for the Madison Area YMCA’s summer full-day camp for children in grades K-11 opens this month. Camp begins Monday, June 25.

Members and non-members are welcome to register for winter session classes and summer camp online at or in person at the Family Center, located at 111 Kings Road, or in person at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center, 54 East Street. 

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Priority member registration begins Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Registration for members is on-going, both online and in person. Open registration, both online and in person, starts Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Winter session offerings include: 

The Aquatics department is offering 20-week sessions for children starting at 6 months old through 16. Private swim lessons are available for children 3 years old through adult. The Madison Area YMCA swim team, the Mariners, offers a year-round opportunity for competitive swimming in both YMCA and USA Swimming for girls and boys from 6 years old through high school.

The gymnastics department is offering 20-week sessions for children of all ages. Parent-child classes are available for crawlers. Gymnastics classes for preschoolers through teens are available. 

Competitive opportunities are available through participation on the Rosettes gymnastics team. 

YNinja Gym classes are available for toddlers through adults, regardless of skill level. This structured program is based on obstacle course training methodology, including strength and conditioning drills, specialty skill development, tumbling and mindfulness/mediation practices. The children’s session is 20 weeks. The new adult session is seven weeks.  

The sports department is offering 10-week sessions for children of all ages from preschool through school age in sports including basketball, advanced basketball, floor hockey, karate, kinder karate, lacrosse, golf, soccer, indoor soccer, t-ball, tennis, flag football, strength and athlete training, and pee wee agility training. Y-Winners classes are available in basketball.

The performing arts department is offering 20-week sessions for children starting at 2 years old in a variety of disciplines from tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop and Irish dance to musical theatre, singing, acting and improvisation.

Students enrolled prior to Feb. 17, are invited to participate in the year-end performance at the Annunciation Center at the College of St. Elizabeth on June 2. All participants must fill out a costume form and pay a mandatory fee.

Enrichment and family programming at the Y includes parent-child classes through school age in a variety of subject matter including STEM, the newest addition. 

STEM classes for toddlers through 12 year olds include Mad About Math, Build with Me, Math Mania, Little Lab Coats, Learning Laboratory, Adventure LEGO and LEGO Mindstorms Madness. 

Classes are offered in other subject matter: arts & crafts, cooking, reading music, Healthy U and more. 

The Madison Area YMCA hosts birthday parties through most of its departments. Girls can also earn scouting badges.

Summer camp options include:

Summer Camp 2018Camp Wantago, for children entering kindergarten through 2nd grade, is held at the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Weekly sessions are offered from June 25 through Aug. 30. Camp Wantago offers field trips twice per week, games and time for learning and building friendships. 

Campers visit the Family Center twice per week for swim time supervised by trained lifeguards and instructors. Each week features a new theme and includes S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities. A nutritious lunch and snack are provided for all campers.

Camp KidsQuest, for children entering 3rd through 5th grade, is held at the Family Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekly sessions are offered from June 25 through Aug. 30. 

Campers will gain independence by choosing their own activities and learn about the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in smaller, age-based groups every day. They will participate in sports, gymnastics, Y Ninja Gym, arts & crafts and cooking. 

Campers can also learn about robotics and build with LEGO Mindstorms kits.

Instructionaland recreational swim, a campfire, camp-wide games and field trips will complete each week. A nutritious lunch and snack are provided for all campers.

Camp SummerQuest is a teen travel camp held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for teens and pre-teens entering 6th through 10th grades. Nine weekly sessions are offered from June 25 through Aug. 24.

SummerQuest offers different weekly themes that expose teens to positive developmental growth, decision-making, social responsibility and independence. Three overnight trips are planned throughout the summer, where campers will learn teambuilding skills, practice independence and explore outdoor activities.

SummerQuest Extended Day: Campers enjoy a Wednesday campfire and dinner back at the Madison Area YMCA’s camp area on weeks that do not include an overnight.

The Leader in Training (LIT) program gives teens entering 10th and 11th grades hands-on experience working directly with campers and staff in Camp KidsQuest at the Family Center. 

Through leadership-oriented teambuilding, meaningful community service projects and staff-led mentoring, the Leader in Training program will leave teens feeling fulfilled and confident by the end of the summer. Four two-week sessions (June 25-Aug. 17) are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. are offered with lunch included.

Camp is not in session on Wednesday, July 4. Before care (7-9 a.m.) and after care (4-6p.m.) is available at no additional charge. For Camp Wantago families, extended after care from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. is available for an additional fee. Financial assistance is available for families who may not be able to afford the full price of camp. 

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