Merry Christmas from the YMCA!  Our December newsletter will keep you in the know about all the exciting Y programs & events planned for this month & in the New Year! 
WELCOME!   Here's Your December YMCA News & Updates

It's hard to believe we're in the final month of 2015! What an exciting year it's been for our YMCA! Thanks to your support & generous donations, we've been able to strengthen the community in the following ways:

We cannot do this life-changing work without your continued support. As you consider your year-end charitable giving, we ask that you join our cause & make a tax-deductible donation to the Y.  

Please explore our December newsletter & get involved in all the exciting things going on at our Y this month! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas season filled with abundant joy, love, good health & lots of laughter.  
Warmth Overflows From Community Coat Drive

Just Look At That 
Mountainous Pile Of Coats!  

Thank you to everyone who donated to our community coat drive! There will be record amounts of warmth spread to children & families in need this winter.  Bless you!  

Support the YMCA on #GivingTuesday & 
Celebrate With Us During "My Y Week" - Dec. 1-8
Click to make a donation. Thank you!

Black Friday, Cyber Monday... We have two days for getting deals. Now  Dec. 1, #GivingTuesday, is a day for giving back. 

We hope you'll consider making a gift to one of more of our area's charities,  including the YMCA!   Learn more about our cause & donate today. 


Anyone who donates $1 or more this year will be recognized in our new donor display case & on our website in 2016.

Giving Tuesday is also the day we're kicking off our "MY Y WEEK," to celebrate the incredible impact our Y has in our community. Join in all the fun!
Special Holiday Fitness Workshops & Class Schedule!

From Dec. 21-Jan. 3, we'll be offering a special holiday schedule for group exercise classes. We'll also be hosting several fun fitness workshops, including:
  • Family Zumba Holiday Jam
  • Foam Rolling Workshop
  • Yoga Blast/Kriya Yoga Workshops
  • WERQathon

Click the schedule for full details.

Register Now for Winter Programs - Classes Start Jan. 4
Click to view. See our New Year Membership Special on Page 23 -- Join & Save in 2016!

Don't forget to register for 2016 Winter/Spring Programs!   Members, you can register now for all sessions.  Community registration for winter classes starts Dec. 7.

NEW: You no longer need to register for the free group exercise classes! Simply show up & get a great workout. Community participants may attend classes on a drop-in basis by purchasing a $9 YMCA day pass at the front desk.

Explore the program guide now & scroll to the end of the newsletter to view all the upcoming registration reminders & updates!  

Save the Date - YMCA Auction 2.20.16
Register By Jan. 31 To Take Advantage Of Early Bird Pricing!
Early registration is recommended, as the event sold out quickly last year.

92 Kids Learn Skills & Sportsmanship in Y Fall Ball!

Fall YMCA basketball has been, well... A Ball! Thank you to parents for getting your kids involved in this awesome sport, & a HUGE thank you to the following volunteer coaches for teaching our players skills, teamwork, & good sportsmanship:

Tony Leach
Steve Thomas
Collin Neitzel
Dan Derler

Michael Wickersham
Randy Appleby
Doug Fuller
Nate Hart

Interested in winter basketball?
Our K-3 co-ed skills & drills league + scrimmage games starts Jan. 9-Feb. 13. Learn more & register by Jan. 2
December Program Reminders

NEW! Disc Golf Indoor Putting League - Jan. 5 - March 8! 
SEE FLYER FOR DETAILS  &  register online  or at the Y. We are thrilled to be offering this new "Birdie Bankers" winter league for kids & adults ages 7+. League meets on Tuesdays from 6-7pm in the Y gym.  The focus is to increase putting accuracy from 45 feet away & in to the basket. We'll cover PDGA rules for putting & different styles of putting. All skill levels welcome, beginner to Pro. Groups will be divided by ages & ability.  Instructor: Josh Moore, PDGA Member, PDGA Certified Rules Official, TEAM TRILOGY. Fee: $20 Y-Members; $30 Community Participant.

2016 Men's Basketball League - Register By Dec. 18:  
Register your team now at the Y! Get a registration packet at the Y, or download one  HERE This is a fast-paced, friendly recreational league. Games are held on Wednesday nights starting January 6 - Feb. 24. A minimum of 4 teams required for league to run. Contact Sports Director Mike Coolidge with questions at 262-248-6211 or

Adult Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball League - Teams Needed! 
Register your team now at the Y! Get a registration packet at the Y, or download one  HERE . Games are held on Wednesday nights starting January 6 - Feb. 24. We need a few more teams for the league to run, so gather your friends, church groups, or co-workers & sign up today for this fun, recreational league!

Registration Deadline for Winter Skills & Drills Basketball Is Jan. 2.
This program is for boys & girls in grades K-3. Get a registration form here. Sign up at the Y.

SAVE THE DATE! Jan. 30 - Youth Baseball/Softball Skill Evaluations
Mandatory skill evals for girls ages 10-12 & boys ages 9-12 will be held at Badger High School on Jan 30 & Feb 13 from 9-12 noon. This is for the non-travel leagues (Major League, Colt League & Senior Softball), along with the travel leagues -- Cactus League baseball & Quad County softball. You must attend one of the dates, & you will also be able to register on those days too.  Fees are $35 for the non-travel leagues & $75 for the Cactus League & Quad County travel programs.  We will also be offering evals & accepting registrations for the Travel Tournament Baseball teams (U-10 & U-11). See the program guide for league details & call Mike Coolidge with questions at 262-248-6211. Registration for all leagues opens Jan. 4.


Take The Ironman Fitness Challenge This New Year!

You have the option to take on this event individually or with a partner!

Initial informational meeting Tuesday December 29 at the YMCA, 6pm.

This event is free for Y-members! Indoor Tri T-shirts are $10 & can be ordered after Jan. 1. S ign up at the front desk.

Are you Ready?


Register Now for Winter Swim Lessons! 
C lasses fill quickly, so early registration is recommended.   Learn more.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certification -  Dec. 5 (8:30am-2pm) 

Free Swim Team Trial/Level Placements - Jan. 7, 6:00pm
Do your kids love to swim? Join our swim team this winter! No need to register for placements, just show up, meet our coaches & swim.  To join GYST, swimmers must be able to complete at least 2, 25-yard swims using front & back crawl with good form, & know the basics of breaststroke & butterfly. The GYST winter session runs Jan. 4-March 13. Learn more.

YMCA Swim-A-Thon - Jan. 9
Our youth (GYST) & adult swim teams will host this fun event. Challenge yourself to swim 70 or 200 lengths, & raise funds for our pool & teams! Get a registration packet at the front desk & contact Coach Lindsey Mikrut at 262-248-6211 for details.


Register for YMCA Christmas Break Camps!
Your kids in grades 4K-5 will have a blast in our action-packed YMCA School Day Out Camp! Swimming is included! Early registration is recommended. Financial assistance is available. Visit our camp website for a registration packet & sign up at the Y. 
Early Release Day Camp:  Dec. 11.  (Transportation from schools is available).   Christmas Break Camps:  Dec. 23, 28, 29, 30.  
New Winter Art & Creative Classes Starting Soon! 
We've added some new classes like Lego Mania, Mini Music Makers, & Messy Art & Play, in addition to our already popular art classes. Check them out here & register now

Afterschool Zumba! 
Kids ages 7-12 can jam out at the Y on Mondays from 4:30-5:15 pm. Free for Y members; $48 for community participants.  Register online   at the Y, or call 262-248-6211 .

Celebrate Your Winter Birthday at the Y!   Learn more.



The YMCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the community 
through programs and services that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living & Social Responsibility. We use your tax-deductible donations to fund & further develop our community  outreach & financial assistance programs.  Learn more
Thank you for your support!

Geneva Lakes Family YMCA | 203 S. Wells St. Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-248-6211 |