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

Spring & Summer 2023 Brochure Page 2

  Youth Development

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 mom and dad 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. Two (2) hour limit in Child Watch each day. This is a MEMBERS ONLY program—Day Fee’s are not eligible for this.


(Saturday hours are subject to change)

8:00–11:00 AM


4:30–8:00 PM

No Child Watch on Saturday evenings.
No Child Watch on 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**

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 cake, food, beverages, and decorations for your time in the party room. You will also receive a special gift from the YMCA for the birthday boy or girl. We require registrations to be turned in no later than 2 weeks before the party.

20 Guest Limit (including birthday child and adults) and the party must be paid in FULL at registration. There will be a $100 refundable cleaning deposit if the facility is left clean and damage free. Child must be a member at the time of registration and on the day of the party to receive the member rate.

Party OptionsMembersNon–Members
Swim Party$100$150
One Inflatable$130$180
Two Inflatables$180$230
Three Inflatables$230$280

Summer Day Camp

For kids who will have completed K-4 in the 2022-23 school year

Kids will participate in fun activities outdoors and indoors at the YMCA, including swimming every day and at least one field trip each week. Other activities include 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 small and large group settings.

Chipmunk Camp

Ages 4–5 | Must have turned 4 by May 15, 2023

Start your child on a lifelong adventure in the great outdoors. These 3-morning camp (4 hour) introduces kids 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!

Healthy Kids Day

April 22 | FREE family event for Members and Non-Members

Gather with community partners to kick off the summer season! Family activities will be provided along with resources to establish healthy habits in your household.

Gym and Swim

Spring Dates TBD

This 4-week program is for children ages 3-5 and runs for 1 hour, two days each week. One day is devoted to pool time, where the focus is on water comfort and water safety. The other day is spent in the gym, where the focus is on motor skills, coordination, and social skills.





Wednesday Enrichment

Wednesdays | 2:15–5 PM | Grades K–4

On Wednesdays when Columbus Public Schools have an early dismissal, the Y has enrichment for students including games, a STEM activity, and a craft.


$10 Registration Fee
+$5 per day for Non-Members

School Days Out Camp

Grade K–5 | 7:45 AM–5:30 PM

When schools have scheduled days out, the Y has camp! Camp hours are 7:45 AM–5:30 PM. Activities, swimming, games, and more are offered to elementary school students. Visit the website for dates and registration.


Individual | $25/day
Family | $50/day


Individual | $35/day
Family | $70/day

After School Club

For elementary school students
Sponsored by United Way

FREE for all students! The YMCA bus picks children up at school and brings them to the YMCA for a snack, games, crafts, and character building. Parents pick up students at the YMCA between 5:00 and 5:30 PM.

Spring Semester Dates
January 16–April 27

Monday: Emerson, North Park, Immanuel
Tuesday: Centennial, St. Isidore, St. Bonaventure,
St. Anthony
Wednesday: Columbus Christian, West Park, Lost Creek

Kids’ Night Out

Drop off your kids at the Y for a night of swimming, pizza, bounce houses and games!

March Dates
Grades K–4: March 31
Grades 4–6: March 24


$15 | Child
$30 | Family


$20 | Child
$40 | Family

Youth Programs

Summer Youth Volleyball Clinic

June 5, 6, 7, 9  |  1st–8th Grade Girls  |  Columbus Y

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.

June 9th will be a Daughter/Parent VB Clinic from 9:30-11 AM. This will be an informal session to learn basic one on one backyard/gym skills that your daughter can practice to further develop her fundamentals VB skills. Rotations, substitutions, basic offense/defenses will also be explained. Hands on participation and all questions concerning the game of VB will be welcome. If a parent can not attend, have your daughter bring a friend to partner up with!

Going Into Grades 4th–6th

8:00–9:30 AM

Going Into Grades 7th–8th

9:30–11:00 AM

Going Into Grades 1st–3rd

11:00 AM–12:00 PM


Members | $35
Non-Members | $50

Kickstart Soccer

June 27, 28, 29

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


Pee Wee: Going Into Pre K–1st
9:00–10:00 AM

Intermediate: Going Into 2nd–4th
10:15–11:30 AM


Central Community College Soccer Field


Members: $30

Non-Members: $45

Forward Motion Summer Running Club

Mondays & Wednesdays | June 5–28 (8 days)

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. (i.e. 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


Going Into K–8th Grade





Youth Basketball Camp

July 17–20 (Mon–Thurs) | July 25–28 (Tues–Fri)

The staff at the YMCA would like you to join us for our YMCA Hoop Camp. Kylee Bean, retired teacher/coach from Arizona, will be bringing her summer hoop camp to the YMCA with the help of 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!

Two Divisions

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

Pee Wee: Going Into Pre K–2nd
10:45–11:45 AM


Columbus Family YMCA


$50 for one week
$75 for both weeks

$75 for one week
$100 for both weeks

Little Tykes

July 31–August 3

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






Highschool Volleyball League

June 21–July 19 | Single Elimination Tournament on July 19

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 PM–10 PM) which will include 1 ref for each game. There will be two divisions; Varsity and Junior Varsity.

Registration Deadline

June 12


First Team $200

$100 for any additional teams

Jr. High Volleyball League

June 8–29

Come enjoy playing against teams from the surrounding area as well as staying active during the summer. This will take place Thursday mornings (9 AM-12 PM) which will include 1 ref for each game. There will be a 7th grade division and an 8th grade division.

Registration Deadline

May 29


First Team $200
$100 for any additional teams

Cheer Camp

Dates TBD

Calling all Cheerleaders! The Columbus High Cheerleaders will be putting on a cheer camp for boys/girls in Kindergarten-6th grade. We will be teaching cheers, chants and a sideline dance. We will also be making fun inspirational cheer posters. Much fun will be had by all! The CHS cheerleaders look forward to teaching these fun routines and mentoring these little ones! Fun, snacks & pom poms are included. You won’t want your little to miss this!

“Little one’s with big dreams become adults with vision”.


Going Into K–2nd Grade
9:00–10:30 AM

Going Into 3rd–6th Grade
10:30 AM–12:00 PM




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