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After School ESCAPE


For over 10 years the YMCA has been a provider of quality after school childcare. Our ESCAPE program offers youth the opportunity to be picked up at their school and transported to the YMCA for engaging and positive programming. Activities include: homework help and academic activities to boost educational achievement, arts and crafts, swimming lessons, physical activity, and a healthy snack.

The YMCA picks up youth from: Bluffview Montessori, Goodview, Jefferson, Madison, and WK elementary schools, as well as St. Stans, St. Martins, St. Matthews, St. Marys. Ridgeway and Riverway Learning Centers also provide drop off to the YMCA program.


Grades K-5 

*Grades 5-6 accepted from non-WAPS schools 


2-6pm Monday through Friday

Winona Family YMCA


Nonrefundable Registration Fee: $20

Member Monthly Fee: $145

Nonmember Monthly Fee: $185

** $20 per month discount for second registered child, same family.


Where do your kids go during scheduled breaks or school cancellation days? Take them to the Y, it’s free with a youth membership!

That’s right, FREE child care for members in grades K-6 during all no-school days. That includes Spring Break, Christmas break, and even snow days! Free supervised care is available on no-school days from 7:45 am-6:00 pm. Simply sign your child in at Member Services (don’t forget their membership card.) Your child will have a fun day with structured programming in the gymnasium, game room, and the computer lab. This service is free for Y Members and $20 for Nonmembers.

But wait, there’s more! Additional no-school day activities are planned for a small fee: trips to Y Camp, Galactic Bowling, pool parties and more! Turn the page to see what exciting optional activities await or call the Y for more information.

Thursday, October 16: Fall Fun Day @ Camp Wenonah
Time: 9:45 am – 2:30 pm Fee: $15 Youth members $35 Nonmembers. The Y bus will chaperone kids out to our day camp facility at 9:45 am. The day's activities will consist of a pumpkin hunt, fall crafts, games/relays, and some challenge course initiatives. Please send along a box lunch with your child.

Friday, October 17: Pool & Pizza Party
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $10 Youth members, $30 Nonmembers Join us at the Y for some fun relays and water games, followed by pizza in the Youth Center! Bring your swimsuit, towel and appetite!

Friday, November 28: Galactic Bowling
Time: 12:45 – 3:15 pm Fee: $15 Youth members, $35 Nonmembers The Y bus will transport the kids to Winona Bowl for "Galactic Bowling". Three games of bowling, a free beverage, and shoe rental are included in the price.

Monday, December 22: Game Show Day
Time: 12:30-3:00 pm Fee $10 Youth members, $30 Nonmembers. Join in the fun and become a WINNER playing "YMCA Idol", "Minute to Win It", "Who Wants to be a Millionaire", and "So You Think You Can Dance."

Tuesday, December 23: Pajama Party Palooza
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Fee $10 Youth members, $30 Nonmembers. You don't even need to get out of your pj's in the morning, just come to the Y for a fun-filled morning of movies, games, and activities, followed by a pancake lunch, with various toppings and hot chocolate!

Friday, December 26: Ice Skating
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm Fee: $10 Youth members, $30 Nonmembers. We will be ice skating at Bud King Ice Arena. The Y bus will transport the kids to the arena and back. The fee includes ice time, skate rental, and popcorn upon returning to the Y.

Monday, December 29: Wild and Wacky Olympics
Time: 9:00-11:30 am Fee: $10 Youth members, $30 Nonmembers. Crazy challenges and relays will be cause for lots of laughs! Be ready to do the donut relay and hunt for your shoes in a gigantic pile, and much more!

Tuesday, December 30: Kid's Cooking and Crafts
Time: 9:30 am -12:00 pm Fee: $10 Youth members, $30 Nonmembers. We will make some healthy foods that the Kids will love! The children will be making their own lunch.

Wednesday, December 31: Sledding and Hot Chocolate
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Fee: $10 Youth members, $30 Nonmembers. The Y bus will transport the group of sliders to WE Valley for sledding fun and then back to the Y for hot chocolate! Please bring your own sled and dress appropriately.


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