Columbus Family YMCA
Columbus, Nebraska
Columbus Family YMCA
Columbus, Nebraska


Phone: 402-564-9477
Fax: 402-564-2300

3912 38th Street
Columbus, NE 68601

YMCA Board of Directors

Brent Ogle, CVO
Adam Urkoski, Asst. CVO
Brian Christensen, Treasurer

Craig Bradshaw, Eric Hall, Jon Heibel, Mike Jeffreys, Joy Escen, Krynn Larsen, Dr. Aaron Plas


Corey Briggs

Ryan Beringer
Director of Operations

Hannah Foust
Membership Director

Jennifer Brownlow
Wellness Director

Cari Franzen
Health Coach

Kylee Bean
Sports Director

Stephanie Dicke
Aquatics Director

Chrissy Zeurlein
Child Watch Coordinator

Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

  Child Watch

The YMCA provides free childcare for children ages 6 weeks old to 6 years of age.

Children are our business. The littlest Y members need special care so parents can utilize the YMCA. This program is for members using the YMCA for classes, programs or individual exercise. Parents must remain in the building while their child is in Child Watch. Ages 6 weeks–6 years old. Two (2) hour limit in Child Watch each day.

This is a Members only program—Day fee’s are not eligible for this.


8:00–11:00 AM
4:00–7:00 PM

Friday morning

8:00–10:30 AM

No Child Watch on Saturdays & Sundays.

CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 10 years of age may not be left at the Y without their parent/guardian in the Y at the same time.

  Youth Development

Youth Gym

Children 7-10 can play and have fun with legos, basketballs, crafts, skooters, footballs, etc… in the youth gym while their guardian is working out. They must stay in the youth gym until guardians get them.

CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 10 years of age cannot be in the Y without a parent or guardian inside the building (unless the child is registered and participating in a YMCA program).

Supervised Youth Gym Hours:

5:00-8:00 PM

Parent/Child Baseball Trip

Friday, June 4, 7:05 p.m. first pitch
Omaha Storm Chasers v. Iowa Cubs
Werner Park, Omaha Nebraska

The Y bus will take parents/grandparents/children to watch America’s Pastime–baseball! The bus will leave at 4:00 PM. Game time is 7:05 PM. Price includes bus ride and game admission. Food, beverages and souvenirs are the participants responsibility.


2 people: $30

3 people: $40

4 people: $50


2 people: $50

3 people: $60

4 people: $70

If you have more than 4 people who wish to attend, contact Corey Briggs for pricing.

Registration Deadline
Friday, May 28, 2021


June 1—August 6

Our 10-week summer in-house curriculum-based childcare at the YMCA will be offering art projects, learning activities involving science experiments, a reading incentive program, structured group games & activities. We have specifically tailored our summer programs to not just keep kids having fun and active in a safe environment. Summer Fun Club will explore outdoors partaking in fun structured based activities. Your children will be going to the local park, the library for some fun packed days this summer, and participating in a Zumba Dance party every Friday.
The Summer Fun Club will be offered from 7:30AM to 5:00 PM all day, with summer childcare for those children ages 6-12 (child must have completed kindergarten).

It is a privilege to be entrusted with the lives of so many kids in our community. We look forward to helping each of them have their best summer yet at the YMCA!


$30 per day

$125 per week


$35 per day

$160 per week

Birthday Parties

Make your next party one that you won’t forget
at the YMCA!

Price includes: Activity Rental, Party Room Rental And Staff to supervise your party. We setup and teardown! You may bring in food, cake, beverages and decorations for your time in the party room. You will also receive a special gift from the YMCA for the birthday girl or boy. We require registration to be turned in no later than 2 weeks before the party.

20 Guest Limit (including birthday child, invited children and adults) and the party must be paid
in full at registration. 

Child must be a member at the time of registration and on the day of party to receive the member rate.

Summer Day Camp

Get your kids outside this summer! Sign up for a week of trying new things: hiking, group games, fishing, archery, canoeing, kayaking, crafts, Gaga ball, and much more! YMCA Summer Day Camp at Camp Pawnee is a great place for kids to explore, learn, and grow mentally, physically, and spiritually. You don’t want to miss this summer!

There is a daily option if you can’t make a full week of camp but still want to attend one or a few days during the week.

Multiple child discount: Save $5 for your second child in the same week of camp. $10 for your third child in the same week of camp. 

Only applies to multiple campers in the same week of camp.

Deer Camp

Ages 6–11 and must be 6 by June 7, 2021

This week will be full of activities such as hiking, boating, swimming, archery, crafts, games, and friendships! Each child will be placed in an age appropriate group, led by a trained counselor, and will enjoy activities in a small and large group setting.

No Horses

Members: $150

Non-Members: $180

With Horses

Members: $170

Non-Members: $200


Deer Camp 2
June 21-25

Deer Camp 3
July 12-16

Deer Camp 4
July 19-23 (Horses Week)

Chipmunk Camp

Ages 4–5 and must be 4 by June 28, 2021
HALF-DAY CAMP | Mornings Only: 8 AM–Noon

Start your child on a lifelong adventure in the great outdoors. This is a week of half days (4 hour) introductions to YMCA Day Camps. Traditional camp activities will be done including hiking, crafts, games, swimming and more. This is a great chance to introduce your little ones to camp!






Chipmunk Camp
June 28–July 2

Specialty Camps


July 26–28 | Ages 8–12

Three days of uniquely fun adventures with the Columbus Family YMCA Camp Staff.

Day 1
Columbus Day: Horseback riding, Loup River Hike,
Lake North trails—lunch provided this day



Day 2
Island Oasis–Grand Island

Day 3
Henry Doorly Zoo–Omaha




August 4–6 | Ages 9–14

Float on Nebraska’s only national scenic river—the Niobrara River. Meals, camping, canoeing and entry fees included in the trip fee.

Campers who attend this trip MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM! 

Side trips will be made to nearby Nebraska State Parks. A great way to see some of the cool things Nebraska has to offer.





  Adult Program

Men’s 3 on 3 Basketball

Thursdays | June 10–August 19

The 3 on 3 Basketball league is for adults 18 years or older. High school athletes are NOT allowed to play in the 3 on 3 Adult League. Please enter as a team. The league will play on Thursday evenings.

Fees must be paid during registration in order for teams to be entered into the league. Registrations are due one week prior to the start of a session. Each session is an 11 week session. Separate divisions are scheduled depending upon each team’s selected skill level.





Registration Deadline: June 2

  Youth Programs

Summer Youth Volleyball Clinic

Tuesday–Friday | June 1–4

The Y, Janet Tooley, and her staff would like to invite all area 1st-8th grade girls to participate in a fun-filled volleyball clinic. Janet conducts one of the best volleyball clinics and uses ideas and drills from their past experiences! The clinic will meet four consecutive days and focus on skills and technique development. All participants will receive a t-shirt and daily treats.


Grades 4th–6th
8:00–9:30 AM

Grades 7th–8th
9:30–11:00 AM

Grades 1st–3rd
11:00 AM-12:00 PM


Columbus Family YMCA


1st-8th Grade Girls




Forward Motion Summer Running Club

Mondays–Wednesdays | June 7–30 (8 days)

This is a new program at the YMCA! This club will focus on starting your morning with activity and fresh air. Each day will begin with stretching and a warm up game. You do NOT need to be a runner to come move and have fun with this club.

Distance will be tracked for each participant. Incentives will be given as they reach major “mile”stones. (ie they will receive toe tokens for each lap, a prize after their miles add up to a 5K…). All participants will receive a t-shirt.


9:30–10:30 AM


Kindergarten–5th Grade




Kickstart Soccer

*New Program* | June 29–July 1

This three day clinic is designed to give a basic understanding of soccer. Central Community College, Coach Jamie Bennett, and his players will be running the camp. Participants will work on ball handling, dribbling, passing, and shooting in a fun, interactive environment.


PeeWee: Pre-K–1st
9:00–10:00 AM

Intermediate: 2nd–4th
10:30 AM–12:00 PM


Central Community College Soccer Field




Little Tykes

*New Program* | Two Sessions: (30 player limit)
July 26–29 or August 2–5

Does your child run, play, or move at least 60 minutes a day? This camp will get your child up and moving! Each day we will be doing a variety of activities (3-4) to develop motor skills, build confidence and social skills, and help develop coordination;  all while playing and having fun. Skills would include: throwing, catching, kicking, jumping, listening, and working with others.


11:00 AM–12:00 PM


Columbus Family YMCA Gym


4–6 year olds




Youth Basketball Camp

Monday–Thursday | July 12–15 & July 19–22

The staff at the YMCA would like you to join us in our FIRST ever Hoop Camp. Kylee Bean, retired teacher/coach from Arizona, will be bringing her summer hoop camp to the YMCA with the help of Cari Franzen and Ryan Beringer who both have a plethora of basketball knowledge. This camp will include small group instruction of basketball skills/vocabulary, games/contests each day, and a lot of FUN. All participants will receive T-SHIRT AND THEIR OWN BASKETBALL, and treats each day.  Sign up for one week OR two weeks!

2 Divisions

Intermediate: Grades 3rd–5th
9:00–10:30 AM

PeeWee: Pre-K–2nd Grade
10:45–11:45 AM


Columbus Family YMCA


$50 one week
$75 for both

$75 one week
$100 for both

High School Volleyball League

June 16–July 7 followed by the tournament on July 14

Come enjoy playing against teams from the surrounding area as well as staying active during the summer. It will be played on Wednesday nights (5–10 PM) which will include 1 ref for each game.

Registration Deadline

June 2


First Team $100

$75 for any additional teams

Jr. High Volleyball League

June 11–July 2 followed by the tournament on July 9

Come enjoy playing against teams from the surrounding area as well as staying active during the summer. This will take place Friday mornings (9 AM-12 PM) which will include 1 ref for each game.

Registration Deadline

May 28


First Team $200

$100 for any additional teams

High School 3 on 3 Basketball League

Boys & Girls | Mondays | July 12–August 2

This is another new program the YMCA will be offering! Come enjoy playing against teams from the surrounding area, stay active during the summer, and keep up on your basketball skills. Games will be half court and will include 1 ref for each game. Sign up in one of two divisions: Varsity or JV.

Registration Deadline

July 2


$25 per player (1 game guarantee, 2 games possible)

Flag Football

*Coming Soon* | Will be held on Tuesday nights & volunteer coaches will be needed

K–2nd Grade
2021–2022 school year





Summer Recreational Swim Times | Starts on June 1st


2:30–6:00 PM


10:00 AM–5:00 PM


12:00–5:00 PM

Group Lessons

Please be mindful of designated ages and levels. Small groups are offered to ensure each swimmer is provided with plenty of one-on-one time. Each full session is 8 days for 30 minutes/session. Any sessions with less than 8 scheduled days are offered at a pro-rated price.





Private Lessons

One-on-one scheduled lessons. These lessons help students who are looking to work independently towards their swimming goals. These will be 4 days total for 30 minutes/session.





Lessons Your Way

This is a program the Columbus Family YMCA has created for those that cannot or are unable to attend regular swim lesson programming. All classes are dependent that an instructor can meet with the swimmer at the same time. Participants can be training for competitions, in search for self-improvement, learning to lap swim, basic life-saving skills, special needs, etc.


$15 (30 minutes)


$25 (30 minutes)

Summer Group Lessons

Mornings and afternoon sessions available. May Lesson registration opens April 19 for members, April 26 for Non-Members.

Registration opens May 3rd for Members,
May 10th for Non-Members.

Registrations may be completed online at our webpage,, or in person at the YMCA. No phone registrations are taken. Registration opens at 12 AM online.

Columbus Youth Swim Club (CYSC)

Swim team members are required to be a YMCA member to participate on the team.

Session 1

Session Dates

($55 high school students)

Session 2*

Session Dates

($55 high school students)

*Must be registered in Session 1 to participate in Session 2

  Fitness Classes

Fitness Department

We have over 250 years of experience at our Y in the Fitness Department. It’s what makes people keep coming back year after year. Our Instructors are the best in the business!

Days, times, and classes are subject to change based on instructor availability and class participation.

Schedules & Descriptions available at the YMCA or on our website:

• Classes are Free to YMCA Members
• Non-Members pay a day pass to take classes
Adult Fitness Classes are for High School and Older
• Youth in middle school/junior high must be accompanied with an adult to take a class. Successful completion of Youth Strength Training Class and wearing their YMCA Muscle shirt allows them to take classes on their own.

Free Classes Offered

Land Aerobics
Bodypump, Bodycombat, Les Mills Core, Pilates, Muscle Strength & Sculpt, Group Cycling, Zumba, Stretching & Beyond, Move for Life, Yoga

Water Aerobics
Aqua Zumba, Aquacise

Classes great for Chronic Diseases

Led by YMCA
Move for Life
Stretching & Beyond
Ai Chi

Led by CCH
Spine Fit
Ai Chi
Rock Steady Boxing


Free to Non-Members to try classes. The Y will waive the $45 joiner fee if you purchase a membership during the week of Launch. A special card is given to you when you attend launch classes that need to be shown at Front Desk to waive the fee. Launch Weeks are April 12–17 and June 21–26.

Getting Started Sessions

Free for all members. All members will get 2 FREE Getting Started Sessions. First session will include a health questionnaire, assessments, and equipment education. Second session will include a free personal training session. Taking advantage of these 2 sessions will start you off on the YMCA right foot. Information on nutrition and classes can be addressed during these sessions as well.

Track Information

Track | for ages High School & Older

Blue Lane is the Fast Lane—Runners stay to the right

15+ laps are a mile on the inside lane
14+ laps are a mile on the outside lane

Low usage times are 1:00–3:30 PM | Mondays–Fridays

Kids are allowed on track after they pass Youth Strength Training class and need to wear the YMCA Muscle T-shirt.

Parents can be holding 0–1yr olds on the track.
• Remember to look both ways while getting on and off track.
Be courteous to runners and walkers around you.

Family Track Time

Need to be on the track with your family (adult, high school and older) with younger ones. Strollers are allowed during this time.

4:00–5:30 PM

7:00–9:00 PM

4:00–5:30 PM

Summer Hours | June–August

10:15–11:15 AM

Specialty Trainings

Personal Training

This is a program for the individual looking for a one on one workout with a qualified trainer. The workout is geared toward the participant’s goals. Personal training can be done at the YMCA or as an added option, it can be done virtually through one of our video conferencing methods. Workout in the comfort of your own home with a trainer via zoom. Price Brochures are available at the YMCA.

Group Personal Training

Workout with your friends or let us find some people to workout with. Group Training still has the same one on one experience but you are also motivated by others in your group.

Summer Bootcamp

Jumpstart your Fitness Level! Burpees, Jacks, Rowing Machines, StepMills, Lake Esther and more… Build strength and fitness through a variety of types of exercise. 5 weeks starting in June. 2 days of Water Workouts will be included in our Summer Bootcamp (you do not need to know how to swim). T-shirts will be included for those that complete the Bootcamp.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 AM–6:45 AM





Y Lose It Program

Weight Loss Challenge

You will workout with up to 6 team members interested in kicking up their workouts a notch. You get access to a coach, you train, exercise and learn healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Top 4 people that lose the biggest percentage of body fat, wins $50 each (not a team contest).





May 17–June 26

Times available for workouts 8:30 AM, 12 PM, 4 PM and 6:30 PM

Fitness for Kids

YMCA Policy Reminder: The Wellness Floor and Fitness Classes are for youth–high school age and older (unless they have taken the Youth Strength Training Class and wear their shirt). On the last day of school as an 8th grader, after school is complete for the day, the youth is considered a 9th grader and can use the equipment.

Youth Strength Training Class Step 1

This is a program designed for youth 11–14 years old to teach them the principles of weight lifting and how to use machines on the Wellness Floor. Successfully completing the course earns you a YMCA muscle shirt to be worn when using the exercise rooms and the track. This is a privilege and it can be taken away. This is MEMBERS ONLY.

Days and Times

Wednesday, May 19
4:00–7:00 PM

Monday, June 7
4:00–7:00 PM

Wednesday, June 23
4:00–7:00 PM

Class Attendance Limit

10 Individuals per class



Private Class also Available


Advanced Youth Strength Training

This is a program designed for youth 11–14 years old to teach them the principles of weight lifting and how to use machines on the Wellness Floor. Successfully completing the course earns you a YMCA muscle shirt to be worn when using the exercise rooms and the track. This is a privilege and it can be taken away. This is MEMBERS ONLY.

Session 1

June 14
11:00 AM–12:30 PM

Cost $20 per session

Session 2

11:00 AM–12:30 PM

Cost $20 per session

Special Events

36th Annual Downtown Runaround

Time and Location: TBD

4th Annual Color Run


August 14, 2021, during Columbus Days


7:30 PM