The playroom child care service is for children ages 6 weeks to 8 years while their parents are at the Y.
Monday – Friday: 8:30am-11:00am
Monday & Tuesday: 4:15pm-7:30pm
Wednesday – Friday: 5:00pm-7:30pm
Payment for playroom services is by playroom cards only. Cards can be purchased at the front desk and come in increments of $12 or $24.
Rental of the Y
The Y is available for overnight lock-ins and other events. Call for more details 507-373-8228.
Fridays after 6:30pm & Saturday.
Have your child’s next birthday party at the Y! Our birthday parties are an hour and half long with your choice of the gym, swimming or the Bounce Castle. You will also have access to our party room to finish up the party. Call the Family Y for more details.
Kids Day Off
Throughout the school year there are several days with no school for the kids. On those weekdays, the place for K-5 elementary school youth is at the Y! We offer games, crafts, group activities, swimming and lots of fun. Children can arrive as early as 7:00am and must be picked up by 6:00pm. The Y staff will lead & participate in all activities. Parents need to send a sack lunch, two snacks, water bottle, swimsuit and towel for their children.
School’s Out Parents: Be sure to register your children for the day in advance.
For children not enrolled in School’s Out Program, payment is required before your children participate.
Attention Parents: You’re allowed to register the day of the program, but there will be an extra $5.00 charge per child. Pre-registration ensures we have the appropriate amount of staff and materials for projects. Sign up 24 hours prior for Kids Day Off.
Home School Gym & Swim (Family)
The YMCA emphasizes development of spirit, mind and body in each program that is offered. This program allows home-schooled children & their families the opportunity to use the pool and gym.
Tuesday & Thursday: Pool:10am-11:30am
1/2 Gym: 10am-11:45am
Every Friday from 5 pm to close and Sunday from 2:00-4:00 pm during the 2018-2019 school year bring the entire family to enjoy the Y. Come and use the gym, racquetball courts, and swimming pool.
Parent & Toddler Stay-4-Play
Parent & Toddler Stay-4-Play is an opportunity for toddlers and preschoolers to be active with their parent(s) through games and activities in the gym. This is a parent run class, so come and enjoy some time away from home with your children. Balls, nets, a parachute and other equipment will be available for the children to play with. You may also bring your ride-on toys to use in the gym. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Call the Family Y for more information.
The Y’s School’s Out Program
Looking for a safe, fun place for your children to go after school? Why not try the Y’s School’s Out program? This program is for children grades K-5. The program starts when school is over and ends at 6:00pm. Kids will be bused to the Y from their school. Activities include games, group activities, snack time, crafts, study time, cooking class, science experiments, and occasional field trips.The program will run every day school is in session!
Youth in Government
The Albert Lea Family Y will again be offering the Youth in Government program. Albert Lea sends 25-50 youth annually to participate in the Youth in Government program.
Over 1,000 youths take part statewide each year. The program is open for students in 8th through 12th grade. Find out what it is like to run the state government as either a legislator, court judge, lobbyist, page or a member of the news media. The Y sets up local delegations, gives training and assistance. The launch training is at Fridley High School October 27, 2018 and the model assembly is January 10-13, 2019. All delegations meet in St. Paul to form and run a model state government, make new friends and have fun in the process. Meeting dates and times will be announced at your school in early September.