Welcome to the Itasca County

Family YMCA!

The Itasca County Family YMCA provides a welcoming place for the entire community to come and participate in innovative, quality programs that strengthen families, aids in the healthy development of children, encourages positive individual behavior and contributes to a healthier, safer community for all. Through a variety of programs, including childcare, sports, swimming lessons, senior programs, family activities, health and wellness classes, and more, we build character by emphasizing the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Itasca County Family YMCA is to strengthen ourselves, families and communities by promoting growth in spirit, mind and body.

 

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Important message from our Executive Director. Please stick with us! Click on the link below to hear the message.

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Urgent message about our YMCA, our community and the Coronavirus:

Update on our Y campus: Per the request from Govenor Walz, the Itasca County Family YMCA is offering emergency all day school-age childcare. Our daily rate is $33; however, financial assistance is always available. Please call 218-327-2418 for registration information.

YMCA Campus Update as of March 23rd:

All member fitness areas, including the pool, are closed until at least March 30th. Our child care and school age care will continue regular hours. (You may call 327-2418 to reach our child care department.) Bixby's is temporarily closed. ElderCircle offices are closed to the public, but staff is answering phones and emails and still providing critical services. The Grand Itasca Clinic at the Y has closed temporarily. Stay safe, everyone.

March 16, 2020

Dear Y Community,

In light of the uncertainty created by the increased impact of coronavirus, closure of schools and the increased need to provide essential services for the most vulnerable in our community, we are confronted with a moment of truth. How best can our YMCA serve the community and support efforts to keep our community healthy and safe?

In the near term, we are pivoting our resources to best support the most pressing needs in our community. We are aligning with our community partners to serve parents who must work including health care workers, first responders and "essential" employees protecting our community. These families need safe and reliable places for their children and we will be there for them.

As of the end of business on Tuesday, March 17, our wellness center, strength center, pool, studios, gym, racquetball courts, and Kid Zone will be closed. The Active Living Center will remain open to allow you access to the services provided by our partners. Please note that the Grand Itasca Clinic at the Y is closed until further notice. We plan to restore full operations on March 30 in concert with the current school schedule. It is probable that this date will move as we learn more on the fight against community spread of coronavirus. Please check our website for updates at www.ymcaitasca.org.

If you are enrolled in the Y Child Care, our center will remain open during regular hours and your child will continue to receive care by trusted teachers.

For school age children Kindergarten through 12 years old, we are now enrolling for our Emergency All-Day Care Program, Monday-Friday, 6:00am-6:00pm beginning March 18th. Please register your children at the Child Care Office by the end of the day March 17th if you are in need of care Wednesday-Friday of this week. Fee is $33 per day. Space may be limited. As always, financial assistance is available.

Finally, to support your health and well-being goals we will be offering virtual MOSSA Move and Y360 On-Demand virtual workouts at no charge. We will be distributing web addresses to Members by the end of this week. Also, for your well-being and mental health, we encourage you to get out into nature and read our blog daily for mindfulness tips at www.itascayfitnessclasses.wordpress.com

As you can see through these various programs and services, your Y is committed to be there for those who need us most and we ask that you join us in the effort. We ask that you continue to invest in your membership so that we can maintain vital life-changing and life-saving programs at the Y. If you prefer to put your membership on hold, please contact us and we will do that for you, but we invite you to join us in service to others needing our help. We know your membership is meaningful to you and that meaning lies in the relationships you have built at the Y. Those relationships are based upon how much you care about our community and want everyone to have the opportunity to thrive – no matter what our world is facing. Thank you for joining us.

We are closely working with community leaders and will continue to communicate with you on when we will reopen our wellness center, strength center, pool, studios, gym, racquetball courts, and Kid Zone.

In the meantime, we hope that you will join us in our efforts to serve those in our community who need us most. Thank you for your support as we work diligently to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Best regards,
Nick Hansen
Executive Director