Whether you're looking for group exercise classes, swimming lessons, or day camps, the Y has programs for everyone.
Health & Fitness
Train with friends, lose weight, build strength, try a new class, and take care of the whole you. We're here to help you get healthier and have fun while doing it.
The Y offers hundreds of free classes led by trained, responsive, and fun instructors. Try indoor cycling, zumba, yoga and pilates, water exercises, and more. Check the schedule and reserve your space today!
Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain, training for an event, getting ready for that high school reunion, or just looking for a more healthy lifestyle, the Y’s certified personal trainers can help you achieve those goals safely, efficiently, and with the support you need. Register now!
Exercising is a huge part of a healthy lifestyle, but nutrition can be the sweet sauce to finally reaching your goal. With so much nutritional information out there, we want to give you a trusted and reliable place to make the changes you desire. Register now!
Complimentary Fitness Orientation
Whether you’re new to exercise or in tip-top shape, the Y offers a 30-minute complimentary fitness orientation with our experienced fitness staff. Let us help you get started on your journey to a healthier lifestyle with a plan customized to your goals.
The Y strives to help all ages learn how to swim so they can stay safe around water, have fun and learn the skills needed to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for healthy living.
Swim lessons at the Y focus on learning vital water safety skills and stroke development through a progressive swim lesson curriculum. Swimmers develop self-esteem while creating positive experiences that last a lifetime.
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Utilize the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility. Instructors lead small groups through water choreography and resistance exercises.
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Drop into our pool for lap swim, family swim, or recreational swim. Check the pool schedule to find a time that works for you and your family.
Work in Aquatics
The Y offers lifeguard and swim instructor certification courses to give you the tools needed to be successful. Join our aquatics team today!
Want to swim competitively in a fun and positive environment? Join the team! Young swimmers build strength, speed and endurance while refining their stroke technique in our pathway and swim team programs.
Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes with learning a new skill or building positive relationships that lead to good character and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole person, from the inside out.
Traditional Youth Sports
The Y offers year-round team sports for kids of all ages and skill levels. Every child plays at least half of every game. We welcome Y members and non-members to participate, practice and play. Most sports are offered in 8-week sessions with one game and one practice per week for children K-8. Preschool sports typically have one practice per week with a scrimmage at the end of the season.
Sports offered at this branch include: Basketball, Soccer, & Volleyball.
The Y offers Tae Kwon Do and Tai Chi for youth and adults alike. Y instructors are among the best in their respective martial art, providing an encouraging, non-intimidating, and family-friendly environment for students of all ages -- while making it fun! Students learn to strengthen their bodies and the value of hard work, discipline, honor, integrity, and respect
The values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for a successful adulthood, and we believe all kids deserve a strong start and a safe place to grow. Parents trust the Y’s child care programs to support and nurture their children from infancy through the teen years and help them become strong, capable and engaged young people.
At Y camp, kids have the opportunity to explore, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, above all, it’s so fun! We offer camp throughout the entire summer! Our camps are designed for a wide variety of conventional interests that include arts & crafts, group games, nature exploration, swimming, field trips and more. Camps are themed weekly. Most camp activities are held outdoors with indoor activities provided based on the day and theme. Day campers are divided into groups by the grade level they are entering in the fall. Registration opens on December 26 for the following summer.
School's Out Camp
We offer Schools Out Camp on the days school may not be in session. Campers have fun and stay busy with arts, crafts, group games, sports, swimming and much more!
The Monroe County YMCA - HTC Center is proud to offer TEAMWORK: Transitioning Exceptional Adults into Meaningful Work. TEAMWORK assists young adults with diverse abilities to become productive and independent adults after high school.
The Y provides support through education and job training, social events, health and wellness initiatives, and volunteerism.
The Y's success relies significantly on the generous volunteers who donate their time and talents to make a difference in the community. When you volunteer at the Y, you are joining more than 5,000 other volunteers taking an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood.
Active Older Adults
The Y is a great place to build relationships and connect with members of your community. We offer day trips, monthly potlucks, clubs -- for games like bridge and chess, and so much more for those looking to get involved socially and make new friendships.
Parties and Rentals
Are you looking for indoor facilities for an upcoming event or birthday party? Celebrate your child's birthday at the Y! The Monroe County YMCA offers three party package options and a variety of themes!
Available Party & Rental Times:
The times listed below are our normal birthday party and rental times.
- Saturdays, 1-3 pm
- Sundays, 1-3 pm
Up to 30 Kids: $125/$200
How to book your party:
Reservations must be requested 2 weeks prior to party date. Payment due in full once confirmed. You can request a party by visiting our Welcome Center or calling 618-281-9622 x 12. Or, fill out our Birthday Party Rental Request Form here and bring it to our Welcome Center.
The party must be requested and confirmed by a YMCA Director a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the requested party.
Includes a 2 hour party. Swim for the first hour and celebrate for the second! A lifeguard will be provided and will explain all pool rules. Children will be given a swim test prior to entering the pool.
CHILDREN'S CENTER PARTY
Includes a 2 hour party in the Children's Center and use of the soft play. The responsible adult on-site may be asked to help maintain order as the children play on the soft play.
Includes a 2 hour party in the Gymnasium and use of equipment. Dependent on youth sports game schedules.
Available by request. Visit or contact the Welcome Center for pricing and details.
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