Open Swim

Bring your child to swim and have some fun! Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult in the water during open swim. We have two Pools at the Wausau Branch and one Pool at the Aspirus Branch that have Open Swim hours on their schedules.

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Family Open Gym

Family Open Gym is a special time set aside for parents to bring their children to play basketball or run around safely. This is for families only, no other teens or adults are in the gyms during this time. Children must be accompanied by an adult during Family Open Gym.

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Open Gym

Our Gymnasiums have Open Gym hours for members over the age of 10 and non-members 12. It's a great way for kids to burn-off energy and play basketball with their friends and make new friends.

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Toddler Time

Get your wiggles out! This is a fun class for toddlers to be active with other toddlers while doing exciting activities and games. The class is instructor lead and parents help guide their children during play time.

Toddler Play Area

Our Wausau Branch has a Toddler Play Area for kids 3 and under. Children explore, climb and socialize in a safe and fun environment.

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Mini-Care is the perfect place for your child to be safe and have fun while you participate in a class, workout, or go for a swim. Parents are required to stay in the building while utilizing Mini Care. Both branches offer Mini-Care hours and it is included in a Family Membership.

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Youth Lobby

The Youth Lobby is a safe center for the youth ages 7 and up. There's a foosball table, air-hockey table, TV's, games and homework center. This is a great space for kids to hang out after school or while you work out.

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Swim Lessons

We offer a series of parent/child swim lessons to help your child become acclimated to the water, understand water safety and learn how to swim.

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Gymnastics Classes

We offer age specific parent/child Jr. Gymnastics classes that help with cognitive development, strength development, increased coordination, improved flexibility and helps lays the foundation for future athletes.

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Cooking Classes

Our parent/child cooking classes give children  the opportunity to learn new skills in the kitchen and feel that sense of accomplishment when they get to try what they made in class. New recipes every month!

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Woodson YMCA Child Care

Woodson YMCA has been voted the Best Child Care Center in Marathon County for 2021 and 2022

Our Child Care team is passionate about building a better future for kids, families and the community. We offer childcare starting at 6 weeks old.

At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our child care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.

The Woodson YMCA has Child Care Centers at both location in Wausau & Weston.

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YMCA Camp Sturtevant


Summer is a time for kids to be kids. YMCA Day Camps are the place to make every precious summer day a great one! At Camp Sturtevant we believe the framework of our youth is creating experiences that build character, confidence and friendship.

After a summer at Woodson YMCA Camp Sturtevant, children’s self-esteem will rise and they will be better prepared to return to school with confidence. Our Y Camp strives to instill the Y’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into every activity, every day.