Minnesota Governor Walz announced a series of COVID-19 restrictions because the increase in cases has hospital capacity and staffing at a breaking point as he explained. Our Y collaborates closely with state government officials and health partners and our support is critical to help our community.

Our Minnesota YMCA Fitness and Wellbeing Centers will close effective Friday, November 20 at midnight for the next four weeks as Minnesota takes a pause.

What does this mean for you? Check out the frequently asked questions below for details on Y programs and services. 

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Fitness and Wellbeing Centers


Is the Hudson, WI YMCA still open?

The Hudson, WI YMCA remains open at this time. We will continue to monitor Wisconsin COVID-19 restrictions and adjust appropriately. When visiting this location, please be sure to wear your mask, as they are required and follow safety guidelines

When do you anticipate reopening?

The Governor’s restriction requires a four-week closure. We will follow the guidance of the MN Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure we reopen safely when appropriate. You will receive an announcement when our fitness and wellbeing centers are open for you to come back inside for your workout.

What if I have items in a locker?

While our Fitness and Wellbeing Centers are closed, you will not be able to access lockers to retrieve items. 

Membership Dues


What happens with my membership dues?

Your membership dues will automatically be considered a tax-deductible donation to the YMCA, supporting our community where it’s needed most. To put your membership on hold, simply complete this online form.

If I keep my membership, will my dues rate hold until January 2022?

To thank you for maintaining your membership, we will hold your current membership dues rate until January 2022.

Can I put my membership on hold?

Yes, you may put your membership on hold. Simply complete this online form.

What do I need to do if I want to donate my dues?

Nothing. Your membership dues will automatically be considered a tax-deductible donation to the YMCA, supporting our community where it’s needed most. 

Camps


Are winter camps and Book Your Own Getaways still happening?

Yes. We intend to offer family camps, outdoor-based day programs, and cabin reservations. We are excited to have you visit our camps this winter and enjoy a wide range of winter adventures, safely in the outdoors. We ask that overnight stays in our cabins are for the same households only during this time of restricted gatherings per Governor Walz.

Are Family Campus and Outdoor Campus still being held?

Yes, you can still enjoy learning and working from a family camp, or have your child(ren) participate in outdoor educational experiences. Learn more about these programs here

Is registration still open for Summer 2021 Family, Overnight and Teen Wilderness Camps?

Registration for Summer 2021 Family, Overnight and Teen Wilderness Camps is still open. We can’t wait to see your child(ren) and family at camp next summer. 

Certification Courses


What will happen to my registration fee?

The unused portion of your registration fee will be converted to a tax-deductible donation to the Y supporting our community where it’s needed most. 

Will certification courses be rescheduled?

Plans for certification courses are being developed and we will announce registration for new dates when we are able to reopen our fitness and wellbeing centers. 

Distance Learning and School Age Care


Is distance learning still available at the Y?

Distance learning is available at multiple locations. One, two or more days are available each week. Find your location and register online

Are school age care programs, such as school release days, still being held?

Yes, school age care programs at the Y are still being held. 

Are Family Campus and Outdoor Campus still being held?

Yes, you can still enjoy learning and working from a family camp, or have your child(ren) participate in outdoor educational experiences. Learn more about these programs here

Early Childhood Education and Preschool


Are ECLC and Preschool locations affected by the closure?

Early Childhood and Preschool locations remain open as they are not affected by the new restrictions. As always, if your child is not feeling well, please keep them safely at home.

ForeverWell


Will you be making check-in calls?

Yes, we will be making calls to check-in on our ForeverWell members. It is important we stay connected with you and help you stay well and active. 

What programs are available while you are closed?

There are many options to stay active and connected during this time. 

In addition, we hope you continue to participate in the virtual programs like book club, arthritis exercise group, and bingo. Check out all of the fun activities and register to connect with others. 

How can I register for virtual events?

Registering for virtual classes and events is still as simple as ever. Simply register online for the classes, events, activities you are most interested in. 

Swim Lessons and Swim Team


What can my child(ren) do to build strength for swimming?

There are several options to keep your child(ren) active.

What happens with my program fees?

The unused portion of your registration fee will be converted to a tax-deductible donation to the Y supporting our community where it’s needed most. 

 

When will registration for 2021 sessions open?

Watch for information regarding 2021 session and registration dates, coming soon. 

Virtual Offerings


What is offered virtually?

Youth Sports


What happens with my program fees?

The unused portion of your registration fee will be converted to a tax-deductible donation to the Y supporting our community where it’s needed most. 

How can my child(ren) stay active?

There are many options to keep your child(ren) active.

Christmas Tree Lots


Will the YMCA Christmas Tree Lots still be open?

Yes. Trees are ordered and our volunteers are ready to help you find the perfect tree. Find lot locations, hours and learn more about the program here.