Kettle Moraine YMCA News & Events

Program Sessions - All Branches

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

Facility Closures
Members & Guests: Please make note of the following facility closures and changes:
West Washington Branch
Racquetball Courts 1 & 2 will be closed as we convert them into training centers.

River Shores Branch
The River Shores Development is adding a new parking lot for their Cast Iron apartment residents. Construction begins August 15 and is expected to last 8-10 weeks dependent on weather. Please be advised that there will be an increased amount of construction vehicles.


Alloy 30-Day Experience

What is the 30-Day Experience?
Personal training is the most effective means of setting and reaching your fitness goals. We understand many people have never tried personal training and it's hard to commit to something you're not familiar with. The 30-Day Personal Training Experience lets you try our training programs at a greatly reduced price before making a commitment. We want you to love it and see results before you make the commitment. Even if you decide after the 30 Days that training is not for you, the knowledge you will gain in the 30 Days will be invaluable to you as you move forward towards reaching your goals.

The 30-Day Experience includes one month of unlimited team training, and access to a small group training session one time per week. All individuals who participate in the 30-Day Experience will need to complete a healthy living appointment with our fitness coordinator or lead trainers and register in MINDBODY prior to attending any team training or small group training session. Visit our website for more details.

Y Members- $49/month
Community Participants- $89/month with an individual Y membership included
(If Community Participants wish to continue the Alloy program, they will need to purchase a YMCA membership)

For more information contact:
Megan DeGuire
West Washington/River Shores Branches
262-247-1035
mdeguire@kmymca.org

Heather Schwengel
Feith Family Ozaukee Branch
262-235-9613
hschwengel@kmymca.org


National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Healthy Living Tips:

Eat & Drink Healthy: Make water the drink of choice (supplemented by age-appropriate servings of low-fat milk) and make it easy for everyone to fill half their plates with fruits and vegetables by offering two or three colorful options at every meal. Feel free to mix and match fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables to provide variety. Place a full pitcher of water on the table during meals, and allow children to pour their own water.

Play Every Day/Go Outside: Kids should have at least an hour a day of unstructured play outside (when possible) and break a sweat at least three times a week by getting 20 minutes or more of vigorous physical activity. Join your children in games that get your hearts pumping and bodies moving.

Get Together: Eat as a family as frequently as possible. Involve kids in meal planning, preparation and clean up. In addition, adults should take a break from electronics and spend one-to-one time each day with their kids, enjoying one another's company.

Reduce Recreational Screen Time: Time spent in front of a television, computer, tablet, cell phone or video games should be limited to two hours or less per day. Make a family plan to reduce screen time at home (i.e. turn off screens during meals, keep a chart, go for a walk after a meal).

Sleep Well: Kids and adults need to keep a regular sleep schedule; go to bed and rise from bed within 1 hour of the same time every day. Kids are growing and need 10-12 hours of healthy sleep per night and seven to eight hours for adults.


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

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

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


Falls Prevention Awareness Day - September 22

The Centers for Disease Control suggests these basic lifestyle and safety changes to help reduce risk or prevent falls:

  • Begin an exercise program to improve your leg strength & balance.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your medicines.
  • Get annual eye check-ups & update your eyeglasses.
  • Make your home safer by:
  • Removing clutter & tripping hazards.
  • Putting railings on all stairs & adding grab bars in the bathroom.
  • Installing proper lighting, especially on stairs.

To learn more about the Kettle Moraine YMCA's Moving for Better Balance Program or
Tai Chi classes, please contact Korina Konkol at 262-247-1026 or kkonkol@kmymca.org.

 


Healthy Living with Diabetes

Offered in partnership with Aurora Health Care

Learn self-management skills and increase your confidence in managing your diabetes. While you may see a physican or another health care provider several times a year, most days you are the one who controls your diabetes through monitoring, nutrition, exercise and managing your symptoms. Healthy Living with Diabetes is a researched program proven to help you.

FREE
Call 262-247-1026 to register.
Class runs Tuesdays, September 20-October 25
Kettle Moraine YMCA, 1111 W. Washington Street, West Bend


Cancer Survivor Support Group

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
Sunday, October 16 |  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.

Dress in your best Halloween attire and you'll be entered to win an Alloy 30-Day Experience package!

FREE FOR MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPANTS!


Used Book Sale

West Washington Branch Upper Lobby
Wednesday, October 19 from 7am-5pm
Thursday, October 20 from 7am-1pm

All proceeds benefit our Annual Campaign.

We are accepting donations of books, magazines, dvds, cds, puzzles at West Washington & River Shores. Thank you in advance for your support!


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, 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
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
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.