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SIOUX FALLS FAMILY YMCA 2017 Winter/Spring Program Guide

SIOUX FALLS FAMILY YMCA 220 S. Minnesota Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-336-3190

Child Development Center

Youth Performance Center

2512 S. Carolyn Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57106 605-275-9622

2517 S. Shirley Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57106 605-274-9622

YMCA Camp Leif Ericson 2301 E. 26th St Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-336-2267


any people think of the YMCA as a gym, a child care center, a camp or a place to watch the kids play sports. The Y is all of these and a lot more.

We strive to make us all better human beings from the inside out, both physically and mentally. We instill values for children that can last a lifetime, and we assist adults who need our guidance. We help the physically challenged, and we open our doors to those in need. We are the YMCA.

Sign up for a program. Become a member. Volunteer. Donate. REGISTER ONLINE OR FOR MORE INFORMATION @ 2017 Winter/Spring Session Dates Winter Program Session 1 (7-weeks): Jan 8, 2017-Feb 25, 2017 Spring Program Session 1 (7-weeks): Feb 26, 2017-Apr 15, 2017 Spring Program Session 2 (7-weeks): Apri 16, 2017-June 3, 2017


Downtown YMCA Building Hours Monday-Friday: 5am-9:30pm Saturday: 5am-6:30pm Sunday: 12:30pm-5:30pm

Kid Zone Hours Monday-Friday: 8:30am-2pm Monday-Friday: 4pm-7:30pm Saturday: 8:30am-2pm


You are a Part of Something More! Welcome to the Y, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the community. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, giving back and supporting our neighbors, your participation will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community, too.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role bringing about meaningful, enduring change right in your own neighborhood. As a program volunteer, board member or Annual Campaign fundraiser, you can make a difference for our Y and the community as a whole.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES The Sioux Falls Family YMCA is looking for people who care about building strong kids, strong families and strong communities; who exemplify the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility; and who want to improve the quality of life in our community. Go to to see positions available. MEMBERSHIP TYPE

MEMBERSHIP Your membership includes:



* State-of-the-Art Facilities, Equipment and Amenities: Newly Renovated Fitness & Wellness Center, Gyms, & Saunas * The latest Group Exercise Classes like Pound, Zumba and TRX. Pilates and Yoga classes: Mat Pilates, Fitness Yoga * Professional and nationally-certified fitness and wellness experts on staff * Specialized one-on-one or small group Personal Training * FREE wellness consultations * OPEN 7 days a week 220 S. Minnesota Ave. * FREE on-site childcare, Kid Zone, while you work out * FREE family programs and events * SPECIAL RATES on programs including youth sports, summer camp and more * FREE Parent’s Time Out Program for those with a Family Membership * FREE coffee, tea and Wi-Fi * Access to over 2,000 YMCA locations nationwide * Aquatics at EmBe Pool


........................................................ Youth/Teen (ages 8-17)

$9 Month

......................................................... Young Adult (ages 18-24) $29 Month ........................................................ Adult (ages 25 +) $49 Month ........................................................ Couple $59 Month (Up to 2 adults living in same household) ........................................................ Family $69 Month (Up to 2 adults + dependents living in same household) ........................................................ Youth/Teen Day Pass $4 ........................................................ Adult Day Pass $12 Membership includes Towel Service SIOUX SIOUXFALLS FALLSFAMILY FAMILYYMCA YMCAI I22




The mission of the Sioux Falls Family YMCA is to serve all people and to help them reach their God-given potential through the development of spirit, mind and body. The Y: strengthening the foundations of community.

* Membership dues must be up-to-date in order to use the facility.

POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION Y membership is available to all persons regardless of race, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or financial circumstances. The Y welcomes families and persons of all ages, income levels and physical conditions with an emphasis on responsibility and selfimprovement.

* Rates and schedules are subject to change. * Programs and Annual memberships may be paid in full by cash, check, AmEx, VISA, MasterCard and Discover. * Monthly payments are payable by bank draft only. There is no cash option for monthly payments.


PARKING We have two FREE designated parking lots for our members and guests: * First Congregational Church (subject to availability based on Church events) * Parking lot directly across Minnesota Ave from the YMCA entrance


The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. To promote safety and comfort for everyone, all individuals are asked to act appropriately by exhibiting the character values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty, at all times. A member, participant or guest who is in violation of the Code of Conduct could be subject to consequences including removal from a program and/or termination of membership or program privileges. To view the Code of Conduct in full, please visit our website at

ITTY BITTY BASKETBALL (45-minute class: 3-5 yr olds) Come play for the organization that invented basketball, the YMCA! This introductory co-ed youth basketball program is designed to emphasize and develop basketball skill work including dribbling, passing, shooting and team play. During this progressive session, classes focus on individual development as well as teamwork and character development. Games will be incorporated throughout the session but this is NOT a team competition league. Your little hoopster will learn basketball while having tons of FUN!



Spring 1 Session: March 4-Apr 15 Ages 3-4: Saturdays 9 am – 9:45 am Ages 4-5: Saturdays 10 am – 10:45 am Ages 4-5: Saturdays 11 am – 11:45 am Member: $28; Non-Member: $49

ITTY BITTY SPORTS SAMPLER (45-minute class: 4-5 yr olds) This class is designed to introduce your Itty Bitty Athlete to a variety of sports including soccer, t-ball and more. With a focus on developing your child’s motor skills, this class is a great foundation to getting your child to enjoy skill building and team play in a fun environment. Spring 2 Session: April 22-June 3 Ages 4-5: Saturdays 10 am – 10:45 am Ages 4-5: Saturdays 11 am – 11:45 am Member: $28; Non-Member: $49

Girls’ Tri-State Basketball Tournament

Boys’ Tri-State Basketball Tournament

Join us in celebrating the 24th anniversary of our Girls’ Tri-State Basketball Tournament in 2017! Each year, hundreds of girls, grades 4-8, come together for an amazing 24-hour mega-tournament!

Our Tri-State Basketball Tournament is the longest running basketball tournament of its kind in the country! With a three game guarantee, the games are played in less than 24 hours with teams from ND, IA, NE, MN and SD! March 24 & 25, 2017

Jan 27 & 28, 2017

To register your team, go to:

To register your team, go to:






Self Esteem

Team Building




INCHWORMS-PARENT/CHILD (30-min class: Walkers-3yr olds with parent) This 30-minute class is designed for the child and parent. It emphasizes basic coordination skills, apparatus awareness, social interaction, and gross-motor development. Children have organized activities incorporated into a variety of fun stations, while interacting with Mom, Dad or even grandparents.

BOUNCING BEARS (30-min class: 3yr olds "potty trained") This 30-minute class is for the child who is ready to participate without a parent. It offers a variety of fun and challenging activities with an emphasis on learning coordination, various body positions and basic progression skills on the vault, bars, balance beam and the floor.  In addition, this class will help the child with developing early life skills such as listening/following directions, taking turns and making new friends.

KINDER-ROOS (45-min class: 4-5yr olds) This 45-minute class focuses on coordination, strength and flexibility. Kinder-Roos is an introduction to gymnastics basics on the vault, bars, balance beam and the floor.  Progressive skills are taught to encourage a foundation for long-term athletic development through fun activity stations. Children will learn about the YMCA’s four character development values,  practice listening skills and be part of a team. Of course our rope swing, trampolines and foam pit will be a part of the fun!

JUMPIN' JACKS (INTERMEDIATE PRE-K/KINDER) (60-minute class: 4-5 yr olds) This 60-minute class is a "Jump-UP" from the Kinder-Roos class. Jumpin' Jacks is for the Pre-K/Kindergartner gymnast who has mastered their skill progression in Kinder-Roos and/or is ready for more challenges. In this class there will be a continued focus on improving coordination, strength and flexibility through more advanced skills. Besides skill development, character development and FUN will always be a part of each class. Be ready to "JUMP" like a "JACK"! Prerequisite for this class is to test out with a coach.



(60-minute class: Ages 6+) This 60-minute beginner level class focuses on coordination, strength and flexibility while introducing basic gymnastics elements on the vault, bars, balance beam, trampoline and floor. Youth in this class will also work on listening skills, teamwork, taking instruction and the YMCA’s four character development values.



FLIPPERS (INTERMEDIATE GYMNASTICS I) (120-min class: Ages 6+) This 120-minute class is for the intermediate gymnast to further explore their potential in gymnastics. Gymnasts will need to have some previous gymnastics experience as they will learn more complex skills and combinations on all of the apparatus. The progression in this class will focus on improving previously learned basic skills while incorporating new intermediate skills. Prerequisite for this class is to have completed at least (3) sessions of “Twisters.”

BOYS TUMBLE & STRENGTH (60-min class: Ages 6+)

This 60-minute class for boys focuses on coordination, strength, conditioning and flexibility while introducing basic boys tumbling and gymnastics elements using rings, floor work, trampoline and the pommel horse. Youth in this class will also work on listening skills, teamwork, taking instruction and the YMCA's four character development values.

OPEN GYMNASTICS (2-hours: Ages 6+) Do you want to try out gymnastics for the first time? Are you a current gymnast and need a little extra time to practice? Open Gymnastics is class time for new or current gymnasts (ages 6+) to try-out skills for the first time or to practice and improve their current skill level. A coach will be available to assist the gymnasts during this class time. New class formats and class times are added throughout the year. For a current gymnastics class schedule and to register on-line, go to Registration for each session will open on the following dates: Winter 1 Session: Mon Dec 12, 2016 Spring 1 Session: Wed Feb15, 2017 Spring 2 Session: Wed Apr 6, 2017 The Y's focus is to ensure that youth develop an early love for physical activity and active movement. We do this through offering a fun non-competitive gymnastics program with a progression-based curriculum, teaching full-body movement skills with gymnastics and tumbling elements. Our program will always prioritize safety while encouraging kids to do their best. We not only build skills, we build character. In everything we do, we emphasize the YMCA’s core character values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY.



YMCA CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER WE FOCUS ON YOUR CHILD, WE FOCUS ON YOUR FAMILY As the largest provider of childcare programs in the United States, the YMCA has the experience, resources and expertise required to deliver exceptional child care. Our true strength, however, comes with our local approach and the personal relationship that our staff develop with your child. Our program goes beyond providing safe and quality care for your child. We strive to meet the health and wellness needs of the entire family by offering a YMCA Family Membership for FREE! Whether your child needs help taking their first steps or mastering the alphabet, our Child Development Center provides the following:

* Age-appropriate programs for Infants, Toddlers, 3-5 Year-Olds, Preschoolers and SchoolAge (Afterschool) * A safe and clean environment for your child to grow and thrive * A program focused on cognitive, emotional, physical and social growth * Qualified and well-trained staff - each with unique skills personality to enhance your *Free for and Y Members* child's life * Real-time updates on your child through the Baby Connect mobile phone app * Well planned, age appropriate curriculum * Diversity of activities, including activities in art, theater and music projects * FREE gymnastics instruction during the day at our neighboring YMCA Youth *Free for Ybasic Members* Performance Center * Exciting field trips and special guests * Excellent communication with you, the parent

Our center also meets and/or exceeds the rigorous licensing standards and requirements of the State of South Dakota and the YMCA of the United States (Y-USA). For more information, to check availability, schedule a tour or register, please contact: Sarah Skarski at or call (605) 275-9622.



Y-CLUB AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM As the leader in youth development, we understand the importance of providing our participants with a balance of academically rich activities as well as an enhanced focus on overall physical well-being. We work side-by-side with industry experts and your school district to design experiences that help your child learn, grow and thrive.

WHY THE Y-CLUB AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM? More Physical Activity Our after school care program includes at least 30 minutes of outdoor or indoor physical activity and movement a day.

Y-Club Staff Our staff is carefully selected and receives over 30 hours of training, from child development to the importance of being a positive role model.

We Partner With Schools Our program is aligned with the school district curriculum and includes fun, exciting ways to apply what's learned in the classroom.

We Listen To Our Parents We conduct surveys and focus groups to assess parent satisfaction with our after school care programs.

Y-Club Afterschool Enrichment Program encompasses two programs: EXPLORERS (K-5th) NAVIGATORS (6th-8th)

We serve children at the following schools: Baltic

Discovery Edison

Oscar Howe John F Kennedy R.F. Pettigrew Mt. Vernon McGovern Memorial Patrick Henry Whittier


YOUTH & FAMILY KID ZONE Kid Zone is a benefit of your Y membership. It is a safe place for your children to have fun while you utilize your membership.

DROP & SHOP Drop & Shop is also a benefit of your Y membership. It is a safe place for your children to have fun while you take a few hours to yourself to relax or run errands.

SENSATIONAL ENGAGEMENTS Engage your child’s senses through an educational program that employs both art and science to stimulate fun and enhance learning! Ages 4-6 Winter 1 Session: Jan 14-Feb 25/ Saturdays 10am-11:30am Spring 1 Session: Mar 4-Apr 15/ Saturdays 10am-11:30am Member: $24; Non Member: $48 Located at the Child Development Center

MOMMY TIME Spend time with other moms as you discover different approaches for enriching motherhood and your child’s life! With a variety of projects and discussions on the latest parenting techniques, this will become a weekly must for all moms! Winter 1 Session: Jan 14-Feb 25/ Saturdays 10am-11:30am Spring 1 Session: Mar 4-Apr 15/ Saturdays 10am-11:30am Member: $10; Non Member: $20 Located at the Youth Performance Center


Family Membership at the YMCA includes, at no additional cost, unlimited Saturday night care for your children ages 3 - 13, year round! Simply drop your children off at the Downtown YMCA or at the Youth Performance Center on any Saturday night from 6 - 10pm for a night of fun activities! While your kids are having a great time at the YMCA, you and your friends can enjoy an evening in Downtown Sioux Falls or shopping at The Empire Mall! Now at TWO locations! Offered at our Downtown location and our Youth Performance Center.



Want to take the stress out of planning your child's next birthday party? The Y is proud to offer an exciting environment for birthday parties at three unique locations! We have many options available to make your child's birthday party a memorable one! Party locations include: YMCA Camp Leif Ericson

Downtown YMCA

YMCA Youth Performance Center

PASTRIES & PAINTING Every creative genius deserves the finest of pastries to get those creative juices flowing! This is the perfect opportunity for your child to enjoy some fine desserts while expressing themselves artistically. Your child will walk away with their very own masterpiece AND a happy belly! For children ages 5-8. Saturdays in Kid Zone (Downtown YMCA) Dates: Jan 14, 21, 28; Feb 4 & 11/ 2pm-4pm Member: $15/ Saturday Non-Member: $25/ Saturday

GAGA LEAGUE Winter 1 Session: Jan 8-Feb 19 Grades K - 8: Sun 4 pm-5 pm Spring 1 Session: Feb 26-Apr 9 Grades K - 8: Sun 4 pm – 5 pm Spring 2 Session: Apr 16-May 28 Grades K - 8: Sun 4 pm – 5 pm Member: $21; Non-Member: $42



YMCA CAMP LEIF ERICSON YMCA Camp Leif Ericson is home to all of our camp programs for girls and boys, including: * Camp Little Vikes (ages 4-5) * Leif Ericson Day Camp (ages 6-9) * Camp Tepeetonka (ages 10-13) * Teen Leadership Camp (ages 14-15) * Basketball Camp (ages 6-13) * Ranch Camp (ages 8-13) * Tailfeather Camp (ages 11-15) * Adventure Camps (ages 10-15) * Gymnastics Camp (ages 6-13) * Sports of All Sorts Camp (ages 6-13) * GAGA Camp (ages 6-13) * Dance/Cheer Camp (ages 6-13) Our skill-based learning activities include archery, arts & crafts, BBs, biking, campfires, canoeing, fishing, GAGA, GPS trekking, high ropes, horseback riding, music, nature, outdoor cooking, photography, rock climbing, swimming, sports and much more!

We make camp fun and convenient for parents, too: * Exciting parent’s night program, complete with campfire and songs * FREE daily bus transportation for your child to/from camp * FREE hot lunch for your child each day * FREE “parent’s night out” when your child enjoys their overnight * FREE daily access to photos through Bunk-1 * Before and after camp childcare (7:30am-5:30pm)

For more information, including dates, rates and to register, please visit: or call (605) 336-CAMP (2267) 11 I SIOUX FALLS FAMILY YMCA

At the Y, you will find a community of people at every age and level of activity, just like you, all on a journey to improve their health and well-being. The Y is dedicated to providing guidance and the support you need to achieve your wellness goals by providing quality programs in caring and value based environments.




A wellness consultation is a perfect way to elevate your fitness and wellness regimen—whether it’s your first time in a gym or you’re a Y regular. Meet with a trained wellness coach and start building a relationship in which your exercise history, goals, wellness interests, and health history are all considered. Allow our motivated, passionate staff to assist you in identifying the best strategy for you. Schedule an appointment at the Welcome Center.


A Youth Fitness Orientation is required for all youth, ages 10-15, who wish to use the Rysdon Conditioning Center. After completing the orientation, colored wristbands must be worn by the youth member in order to access specific equipment in the center.

PERSONAL & PRIVATE TRAINING AT THE Y Our Nationally Certified Personal Trainers and Instructors help you to create a program that is unique and just for you. Whatever your training goals are, we will take your fitness level to new heights! With personal training or private instruction, you will receive a personalized program, safe instruction, motivation, support and engagement. Offerings include: * Fitness Training * Private Yoga Instruction

* Group Personal Training * Private Aerial Yoga Instruction

* Sport Specific Training

GROUP EXERCISE We offer a variety of Group Exercise classes fit for all levels, from the beginning exerciser to an advanced user. Some of the formats that we offer include: * Yoga * PiYo * TRX * Kickboxing

* Pilates * Barre * Step * Strength Train Together

* Pound * Aerial Yoga * Silver Sneakers

For a complete schedule and class descriptions, go to or download the Sioux Falls Family YMCA app on your smart phone!

TEENS IN TRAINING “TNT” “TNT” is an introductory, 7-week strength and conditioning class, taught by a certified trainer, designed for youth and teens ages 12-15. This progressive program includes an educational component and hands-on instruction during each class session. This class may be taken in place of a Youth Fitness Orientation. Space is limited. Register online or at the Y Welcome Center. Winter 1 Session: Jan 10-Feb 21/ Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm Spring 1 Session: Feb 28-Apr 11/ Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm Spring 2 Session: Apr 18-May 30/ Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm Members: $21/ 7-week session; Non-Members: $49/ 7-week session 12 I SIOUX FALLS FAMILY YMCA



Get Active, Stay Healthy and Live Longer The Y offers all kinds of wellness opportunities for active older adults, from baby boomers to seniors, including physical fitness, water exercise, social activities and more. There are several options available for you to get started. You can sign up for a Wellness Consultation with one of our Healthy Living Coaches or try a Silver Sneakers exercise class. Please contact our Healthy Living Director, Melissa Kirby, at 605-336-3190, for more information.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAM Are you ready to achieve your goals this year? Join us in a group setting where a certified wellness coach, along with other guest health and wellness professionals in the community guide participants to change their lifestyles by learning about how to incorporate many pillars of well-being into their lives which include, healthy eating, holistic health topics, physical activity, stress management overcoming barriers, staying motivated, building support networks, and other behavior changes. In this 7-week program you will learn tools that will help you to: * Increase your energy and become more active * Lose weight * Find more balance in your life

* Reduce anxiety and stress * Change your eating habits

Winter 1 Session: Jan 12- Feb 23/ Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Spring 1 Session: Mar 2-Apr 13/ Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Spring 2 Session: Apr 20-June 1/ Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Members $21/ 7-week session; Non-Member: $49/ 7-week session

WOMEN’S WELLNESS RETREAT Join us for a fun filled, rejuvenating and relaxing day of seasonal activity, yoga, meditation and women’s wellness education. Camp Leif Ericson and the Downtown YMCA will provide the perfect setting for a rejuvenating day dedicated to women's wellness education, time in nature, and most importantly a day for just you! We will be providing a healthy cooking demo and lunch. Please bring a yoga mat, water and a journal. We will end the day by celebrating with dinner at a local downtown restaurant. Winter Retreat Date: Sat Feb 4/ 10am-7pm Member $69; Non-Member: $99

Spring Retreat Date: Sat May 6/ 10am-7pm Member: $69; Non-Member: $99

KIDS YOGA This 7-week program will introduce kids to the benefits of yoga. Each class will feature fun yoga poses, stories, games, music and more! Ages 5-9 Winter 1 Session: Jan 12-Feb 23/ Thurs 3:30pm-4:15pm Spring 1 Session: Mar 2-Apr 13/ Thurs 3:30pm-4:15pm Spring 2 Session: Apr 20-June 1/ Thurs 3:30pm-4:15pm Members: $21/ 7-week session Non-Members: $49/ 7-week session


Winter 1 Session: Jan 11-Feb 22/ Wed 6:15pm-7pm Winter 1 Session: Jan 11-Feb 22/ Wed 7pm-7:45pm Spring 1 Session: Mar 1-Apr 12/ Wed 6:15pm-7pm Spring 1 Session: Mar 1-Apr 12/ Wed 7pm-7:45pm Spring 2 Session: Apr 19-May 31/ Wed 6:15pm-7pm Spring 2 Session: Apr 19-May 31/ Wed 7pm-7:45pm Members: $56/ 7-week session; Non-Member: $112/ 7-week session


AERIAL YOGA Take flight in this class which combines an aerial experience and a full-body yoga workout where you will you gain strength and flexibility. Classes taught by Melissa Kirby, certified yoga instructor, at the Youth Performance Center (2517 S Shirley Ave.)


Are you expecting? This seven week yoga program will help you build strength and increase flexibility by teaching you gentle yoga poses, breathing and stress relief techniques to help tone and prepare the mind and body for childbirth. Winter 1 Session: Jan 12-Feb 23/ Thurs 4:15pm-5:15pm Spring 1 Session: Mar 2-Apr 13/ Thurs 4:15pm-5:15pm Spring 2 Session: Apr 20-June 1/ Thurs 4:15pm-5:15pm Members: $21/ 7-week session; Non-Member: $49/ 7-week session

WOMEN ON WEIGHTS “WOW” This 7-week program is a step by step introductory class designed for women who are interested in learning how to use free weights and weightlifting machines so that they can safely and effectively incorporate them into their workout. This progressive program will incorporate educational components and hands on instruction during each class session. Gain confidence in the weight room while you learn how to strength train with proper form and confidence. Beginner Level Winter 1 Session: Jan 11-Feb 22/ Wed 11am-12pm Spring 1 Session: Mar 1-Apr 12/ Wed 11am-12pm Spring 2 Session: Apr 19-May 31/ Wed 11am-12pm Intermediate Level Winter 1 Session: Jan 11-Feb 22/ Wed 2pm-3pm Spring 1 Session: Mar 1-Apr 12/ Wed 2pm-3pm Spring 2 Session: Apr 19-May 31/ Wed 2pm-3pm Member: $21/ 7-week session Non-Member: $49/ 7-week session


In the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program, a trained lifestyle coach introduces topics in a supportive, small group environment and encourages participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health.

Our 12-month program consists of 16 weekly sessions, followed by monthly sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach who facilitates a small group of people with similar goals. Winter 1 Session: Jan 10- Feb 21/ Tues 4:30pm-5:30pm Spring 1 Session: Feb 28-Apr 11/ Tues 4:30pm-5:30pm Spring 2 Session: Apr 18-May 30/ Tues 4:30pm-5:30pm SIOUX FALLS FAMILY YMCA I 14

SIOUX FALLS FAMILY YMCA 220 S. Minnesota Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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