Kettle Moraine YMCA News & Events

Program Sessions - All Branches

Summer 2: July 18 - August 28 (6 weeks)

Fall 1: September 6 - October 30 (8 weeks)
Fall 2: October 32 - December 23 (8 weeks)

In person registration for Members starting Monday, August 1, 2016 at 8:00am
In person registration for Community Participants starting Monday, August 15, 2016 at 8:00am

Facility Closures
Members & Guests: Please make note of the following facility closures and changes:

Racquetball Courts 1 & 2 will be closed as we convert them into training centers.
The Boys and Girls locker rooms will be closed for service on August 29th & 30th.
The Large Pool will be closed for service August 29-September 2.


New Partnerships with West Bend Schools, Riveredge Nature Center and Cedar Community

We are excited to offer 4K at four area locations. Starting in Fall 2016, the optional program will be offered at no cost to families who live in the West Bend School District attendance area. If you reside in a different school district, open enrollment information is available at the West Bend School District. This high quality program will be taught by certified, licensed teachers. The program will focus on early reading and math skills, language development, and social and emotional growth. All locations will offer both morning and afternoon sessions.

1. Early Learning Center at the Y , West Washington Street
2. The Y at Our Saviors, Silverbrook Dr
3. The Y at Holy Trinity Newburg – Nature based program in collaboration with Riveredge Nature Center
4. The Y at Cedar Community, Hwy Z - Intergenerational Program in collaboration with Cedar Community

Child Care available at all sites, contact Sue Lorenz slorenz@kmymca.org for more information.


Youth Fun Day

Join us for lots of fun activities and classes that will keep you going while mom and dad get a bit of time to get a few things done around the house, get a workout in, shopping, a short date etc. Make sure to pack a bag lunch for your child. You must register 48 hours prior to the event.

$15 for the first child
$5 for each additional sibling

West Washington Branch | Ages 3-7 years
Saturday, October 1 | 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, December 3 | 11:00am-3:00pm


"Stranger Danger!"

Children in this class will learn to recognize the difference between a safe individual and a dangerous stranger.

West Washington Branch
Tuesday, September 20  |  4:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday, October 8 | 9:30am-10:30am
Friday, December 2 | 4:30pm-5:30pm

Ages 5-7
$10M/$15CP

Home Alone Safety

Participants in this class will learn about how to be safe when walking home alone or when they are at home alone. It will include topics such as danger recognition, fire safety, answering the door and phone when home alone, and some basic first aid. Parents/Guardians will be asked to join us for the last 30 minutes of class, and participants will take home a safety workbook

West Washington Branch
Friday, September 16  | 4:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday, October 15 |  9:30am-11:30am
Saturday, November 12  |  12:30pm-2:30pm

Ages 8-12
$20M/$25CP


Riveredge Nature Center Family Programs

Harvest Happenings
Saturday, September 17 | 2-4pm
Join us at Riveredge Nature Center as we venture to our Woodland Harvest Farmstead to enjoy the season of gathering garden goodies and farm fresh treats. Learn about earth friendly farm practices and imagine what your garden could become in spring.
$6 per person (Register at the Y)
Ages 5-adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Kayak with Riveredge at Yahr Park
Sunday, September 25 1-4pm
Paddling takes a mix of knowledge and skills! Join a Riveredge Adventure Guide at Yahr Park in West Bend for an unforgettable paddling experience that will begin with safety and end with a splash! We will use 1 person kayaks, best for beginners..
$30 per person (Register at the Y)
Ages 10-adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Tree Climbing at Riveredge
Saturday, October 81-3pm
Explore Riveredge at a new elevation! Our Tree Climbing programs are meant for youth and adults, age 7 +, with little to no tree climbing skills. Ascend ropes and explore the world way above your feet. We make it safe and easy! All equipment is supplied: all you need is loose clothing (t-shirt & long pants), closed toe shoes, and an adventurous spirit.
$30 per person (Register at the Y)
Ages 7-adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Make Your Own Hiking Stick
Sunday, November 61-2:30pm
Paint, whittle, and work a stick into a beautiful and useful creation! Families are invited to spend the afternoon at Riveredge Nature Center and make a hiking stick to take on all of your trail adventures. Learn the seven leave no trace principles before taking a short hike to test your stick!
$6 per person (Register at the Y)
Ages 5-adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Riveredge Nature Center - 4458 County Rd Y, Saukville, WI 53080


Cancer Survivor Support Group

Genetics, by Samantha Stachowiak, Genetic Counselor
September 7th from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Kettle Moraine YMCA, 1111 W. Washington Street, West Bend

Relaxation Strategies & Stress Reduction, by Judy Ann Walz, MSN, RN, Corporate
Wellness Consultant, Alternative Healing, Psychotherapist
October 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Germantown Community Library, N112W16957 Mequon Road, Germantown

Diet, Supplements & Prescriptions during Chemotherapy, by Jennifer Luther, Pharmacist
November 2nd from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Kettle Moraine YMCA, 1111 W. Washington Street, West Bend

Holiday Party for Cancer Survivors
December 7th from 6:00pm-7:30pm

St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Kraemer Cancer Center


Group Fitness Launch

Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
FSunday, October 11|  9:00am-12:30pm
You do not want to miss this Super Sunday Group Fitness Launch Event at our Feith Family Ozaukee Branch! This 3.5 hour Group Fitness experience will have you sweating in your favorite classes with an all-star line-up of instructors. Challenge your fitness level with NEW workouts, choreography and music. You will be the first to experience new releases of Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™ and BODYPUMP™ while also getting to try new workouts for Kettlebell and Y bootcamp! Mark the date and BRING A FRIEND! This event is not to be missed.

FREE FOR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPANTS!


Halloween Events - FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS!

Halloween at the Y
West Washington Branch

Friday, October 28 |  6-8pm
Come trick-or-treat at the Y and enjoy some fun family games, crafts, bounce houses and spooky house. Dress up the entire family and participate in the costume contest!

Halloween Hullabaloo
Feith Family Ozaukee Branch

Friday, October 28  |  6-8pm
Join us for our Halloween celebration with fun activities including arts & crafts, carnival games, face painting, trick-or-treat, bounce houses and more! The pool will be open with slide & water features. Don't forget your costume!


Family Movie Night

West Washington Branch
Finding Nemo
Friday, November 11 |  6-8pm
East Gym
Bring your sleeping bags, camping chairs, pillows and of course snacks and enjoy a great family movie.

FREE for members. Community participants may purchase a day pass.


Christmas Events - FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS!

Christmas at the Y
West Washington Branch

Friday, December 9 |  6-8pm
Santa's making his list and checking it twice! The jolly ol' man will be making a special appearance at the Y before the big day. Enjoy games, crafts, giant cand land game and bounce houses.

Winter Wonderland
Feith Family Ozaukee Branch

Saturday, December 10  | 3-5pm
Celebrate thte holiday season with Santa and friends. Bring the whole family for bounce houses, cookie decorating, arts & crafts, games and more. The pool is open with slide and all water features. Don't forget your camera, Santa Claus is coming to town!


New Year's at the Y

West Washington Branch
Saturday, December 31 |  4-5:30pm
Bring the family for lots of end of the year fun!

FREE for members. Community Particpants may purchase a day pass.


Safety Certifications

Babysitting Course
Ages 11 and Up - $50 per person
Saturday, September 10 from 12:30pm-4:30pm at West Washington Branch
Friday, September 16 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
Saturday, October 8 from 12:30pm-4:30pm at West Washington Branch
Thursday, Octoer 13 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
Friday, November 4 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
Monday, November 21 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at West Washington Branch
Sunday, December 17 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
Friday, December 30 from 8:00am-12:00pm at West Washington Branch
Click here for more information.

YMCA Lifeguard Course
Ages 16 and Up - $175 per person
August 29-September 2 from 9:00am-5:00pm at West Washington Branch - Register by August 22
September 16-18, 23-25 Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm at West Washington Branch - Register by Sept. 9
November 11-3. 18-20 Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm, Sat & Sun 9:00am-5:00pm at West Washington Branch - Register by Nov. 4
Click here for more information.

Red Cross Lifeguard Course
Ages 15 and Up - $225 per person
Sept 30, Oct 1-2, Oct 7-9 - Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch - Register by Sept. 23
October 7-9, 14-16 Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm, Sat & Sun 9:00am-5:00pm at West Washington Branch - Register by Sept. 20
December 27-31 from 9:00am-5:00pm at West Washington Branch - Register by December 20
Click here for more information.

Red Cross Lifeguard Course Recertification
Ages 15 and Up - $100 per person
October 1-2 from 9:00am-5:00pm at West Washington Branch - Register by Sept. 24
November 19-20 from 9:00am-5:00pm at West Washington Branch - Register by Nov. 12
Click here for more information.

CPR Professional
Ages 13 and Up - $50 per personh
Tuesday, September 20 from 9:00am-1:00pm at West Washington Branch
Thursday, September 22 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
Saturday, October 15 from 12:30pm-4:30pm at West Washington Branch
Saturday, November 12 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
Monday, November 14 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at West Washington Branch
Wednesday, December 7 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at West Washington Branch
Click here for more information.

CPR Professional Recertification
Ages 13 and Up - $30 per person
Tuesday, September 27 from 12:00pm-3:00pm at West Washington Branch
Tuesday, October 11 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
Thursday, October 20 from 9:00am-12:00pm at West Washington Branch
Sunday, November 20 from 12:00pm-3:00pm at West Washington Branch
Saturday, December 10 from 12:00pm-3:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
Wednesday, December 14 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at West Washington Branch
Click here for more information.

Infant, Child, Adult CPR/AED
Ages 13 and Up - $45
Friday, October 28 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at West Washington Branch
Wednesday, December 21 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at West Washington Branch
Click here for more information.

First Aid
Ages 13 and Up - $30 per person
Tuesday, September 13 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
Monday, October 3 from 5:00pm-9:00pm at West Washington Branch
Saturday, November 19 from 8:00am-12:00pm at Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
Friday, December 30 from 1:30pm-5:30pm at West Washington Branch
Click here for more information.

For any certification questions contact Samantha Cardarelle, West Washington Branch Aquatics Director, at 262-247-1029 or scardarelle@kmymca.org or Ashley Reynolds, Feith Family Branch Aquatics Director, at 262-235-9612 or areynolds@kmymca.org.


Volunteers Needed – All Branches

The Kettle Moraine YMCA is seeking volunteers in the following areas:

  • Various administrative duties.
  • Special events planning.
  • Annual Campaign - Assisting in sharing all the great things the Y is doing in our community.


We Can Do So Much More Because Of You!
If you are interested in volunteering at the Kettle Moraine YMCA contact Susie Weston at 262-247-1037 or sweston@kmymca.org.