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YMCA of Greater Waukesha County

Association Offices

3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive, Suite 100
New Berlin, WI 53151

Tri County YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Mukwonago YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Waukesha YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center

3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151

West Suburban YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Southwest YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53228

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Association Offices

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center


3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive, Suite 100
New Berlin, WI  53151



MON-FRI | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tri County YMCA

Tri County YMCA


N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI  53051




MON-FRI | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
SUN | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM*

*Closes at 4:00 PM Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Mukwonago YMCA

Mukwonago YMCA


245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI  53149




MON-FRI | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
SUN | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM*

*Closes at 4:00 PM Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Waukesha YMCA

Waukesha YMCA


320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI  53186




MON-FRI | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
SUN | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM*

*Closes at 4:00 PM Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center


3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive
New Berlin, WI  53151



MON-FRI | 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
SAT & SUN | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

West Suburban YMCA

West Suburban YMCA


2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI  53226




MON-FRI | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
SUN | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM*

*Closes at 4:00 PM Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Southwest YMCA

Southwest YMCA


11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI  53228




MON-FRI | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM*
SUN | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM*

*Closes at 4:00 PM Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

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Camp Double Eagle

W365 S8661 Highway 67
Eagle, WI 53119

Y Children's Academy

100 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

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A YMCA membership gives you more than just a place to work out, it gives you a community! Schedule a tour at one of our locations and meet our staff.

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Child Care & Camps

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The Y has programs for children of all ages. From infant and toddler care at our Y Academy, to Preschool and 4K programs, to Before & After School care for elementary and middle school students, the Y can help your busy family find programs and care that's right for you.


Summer Day Camps

For your child's best summer ever,
enroll them in camp at the YMCA!

Healthy Living at the Y

After School Care


Waukesha After School Care (Ages 5-6)


Through our after school engagement program, we pick up your student from school and transport them to the Waukesha YMCA for activities and enrichment programming. The affordable program provides a quality, safe, nurturing environment that fosters relationships, achievement, and belonging. We strive to deliver our curriculum with a child-centered approach that focuses on where each individual child is developmentally; cognitively, socially-emotionally, and physically.

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  Program Overview


The YMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Our programs are open to all children regardless of their race, creed, religion, sex or national origin.


Our program has the following goals in mind:

  • Learn an appreciation of others through the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility
  • Develop new skills and interests
  • Gain an appreciation of the world around us
  • Provide an opportunity to exert leadership skills
  • Develop an appreciation of self-worth
  • Provide a safe, fun place for all children


Each child will be guided to develop at his or her own unique rate by encouraging skill development and frequent leadership opportunities.

Second only to human relationships, a well-planned curriculum will help define a child’s experience in our program. Curriculum affects all aspects of a program: its overall quality, parent perceptions, and the outcomes and benefits on individual children. Our innovative after school program is centered on nine research-based core components to keep children active and engaged.


Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Work in small group settings to hone math, literacy, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) skills.
  • Opportunity to explore peer-to-peer and youth-to-adult mentoring
Arts Education
  • Explore various creative outlets such as drawing, painting, music, and creative writing
  • Value process over product
  • Learn about problem solving and creative risk taking in supportive endorsements
Leadership Development
  • Become leaders at the Y and in their community
  • Develop writing, speaking, presentation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Partner with community organizations when feasible to develop mentoring relationships
Global Awareness & Inclusion
  • Create global citizens through interaction with international foods, music, language, and culture
  • Value all perspectives and diversity
Health and Wellness
Service Learning
  • Opportunities to “give back”
  • Exploration of community resources to create positive, lasting change
Family Engagement
  • Parent newsletter and family activities and events
  • Effective and efficient communication
21st Century
  • Learn to be contributing citizens through group work, conflict resolution, and innovative skills
  • Knowledgeable of current events
College & Career Exploration
  • Opportunities to explore the interests and talents that allow them to be successful
  • Potential interaction with high school, college and university volunteers
  The Basics



Our school year programs are in session for the duration of the school year and coincide with the respective school district’s calendar. School’s Out Fun Day programming will be offered on School District off-days and inclement weather.

Full-day, Summer Day Camp opportunities will be available at your local YMCA.


Care is available after school when the School District is in session. Care is also provided on early release days when applicable.


All submitted application information will be kept confidential and will only be shared with necessary Y staff. When necessary, Y staff will be informed and updated on each child’s special health needs; all information will be shared in a private setting.

Actions required for enrollment:

Actions required by first day of attendance:

Authorization to Administer Medication, if needed
Alternative Arrival/Release Agreement, if needed
• First tuition payment
• Additional forms as necessary

  Tuition Guidelines


• Payment must be made in full no later than the date listed on the tuition sheet, prior to service.
• Late payments and returned checks will both result in a $15 charge.
• No refunds will be given.
• There are no multiple child discounts or referral bonuses.
• Supplementary fees may be added to your regular payment upon request.


Individuals and families may apply for financial assistance for School Age programs. Assistance is based upon a number of factors, including total household income and number of dependents. The process is confidential and application forms and brochures about the program are available online or at the YMCA Business Office.


Families in the Elmbrook, Mukwonago, and New Berlin School Districts are able apply for Wisconsin Shares Child Care Assistance though the Department of Children and Families. Contact your Wisconsin Shares office for approval as you must have authorization before we can register your child for Y BASE Programs.

County Contacts

Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties: 1-888-947-6583

YMCA of Greater Waukesha County Provider Number: 4000558914

Waukesha After School Location Number: 007



  • Students will be picked up from the local elementary school, and transported to the Waukesha YMCA.
  • Upon arrival, your child will be signed in to the Y’s care. Children will be escorted by an adult to the classroom from the bus.
  • To best serve your child’s needs, please communicate any necessary, daily information about your child to the Y staff.
  • If there is a custody agreement, the YMCA is legally bound to respect the wishes of the parent with the legal custody. The program director may ask for a certified copy of the most recent court order. If there is no court order, the YMCA will not accept responsibility for deciding which parent has legal custody.


  • A list of persons authorized to pick up your child must be noted on the enrollment form.
  • For your child’s protection, only authorized persons may sign a child out of the program. Anyone unfamiliar to Y staff will be asked for photo identification. There are no exceptions.
  • No child will be released to the care of anyone less than 16 years of age.
  • Upon picking up your child, you must sign him/her out of the Y’s care. EXCEPTION: If a child is to sign him/herself out of Y BASE, a signed alternative arrival/release form must be on file.
  • Y Staff will, at minimum, verbally communicate with the authorized pick up person an update on your child’s progress.
  • If you are running late, please call us so we can plan appropriate staffing and reassure your child.
  • A fee of $1 will be charged for every minute after 6:00 PM that your child is not picked up.
  • Chronic late pickups will be grounds for dismissal.
  • If your child has not been picked up by 6:30 PM, or 30 minutes after the program he/she is in ends, the local authorities will be called.
Adult Under the Influence

If the staff feel the adult in question is not in a condition to be driving, the following options are available:

  • Call another authorized adult to pick the child up.
  • Call 911 if the adult is aggressive, threatening, or refuses alternative pickup.

Care of the child will be discontinued if the situation happens repeatedly.


  • Please call the Waukesha YMCA no later than 2:00 PM on the day your child will be absent. The schools do not communicate with the driver if a child is absent or went home early.


  • If you wish to make a change to your child’s schedule, two weeks written notice is required.
  • You may need to complete additional paperwork.
  • No refunds or credits will be issued for days not attended.


We offer School’s Out Fun Days on most of the days that your child’s school is closed. Parents will be notified of these programs in advance and allowed to enroll for an additional fee. This program is separate from our regular before and after school program. Children must bring a healthy bag lunch and a backpack along with a change of clothes, water bottle, swim suit, towel, and appropriate outdoor attire. The Y will provide two healthy snacks.


The Before & After School Program is closed when your child’s school closes due to inclement weather. School’s Out Fun Days may be offered, but only at the YMCA. No credit for Before & After School fees will be given, but we will offer a $15 credit to that School’s Out Fun Day if parents elect to use that option and it's their child's regularly scheduled day. 

If your school district has an Early Closure or after school activities are canceled, we will operate an After School (PM) program at the discretion of the YMCA and school. We ask that parents pick up their children as soon as possible due to deteriorating weather.


The YMCA reserves the right to withdraw a child from the program if, at the Y’s discretion, the enrollment of the child negatively affects the integrity of the program, safety of participants, and/or legal obligations through and under the Division of Children and Families Services.
This might include, but is not limited to, acts of violence that cause physical harm, destruction of property, possession of dangerous objects, etc.

At Parent’s Request
•    Two-week notice of withdrawal is required in writing to the program director. Verbal notice is not acceptable.
•    No refunds or credits will be issued.
•    Your signature on the enrollment form verifies your agreement and understanding of this policy.

At Y’s Request
•    Notification period prior to withdrawal is not required if the withdrawal is requested by the Y program. Withdrawal will be in writing.
•    The Y reserves the option to withdraw a child for any of the following reasons:

- Non-payment of fees as agreed upon
- Repeated failure of parents to pick child up on time
- Failure to provide program with forms or current medication information as stipulated by state licensing and this handbook
- Failure to provide program with necessary medications as stipulated by state licensing and this handbook
- Hostility by parents towards Y staff/volunteers
- Chronic, disruptive behavior by the child (Please see Child Guidance section).


The Y does not provide sick care. Please do not bring a child that is ill to the program. Upon arrival at the program, each child will be observed for symptoms of illness which include but are not limited to:

  • A fever 100º F or above
  • Congestion, nasal discharge or coughing serious enough to hinder the child from participating in normal routines
  • Any rash or sore throat that is undiagnosed
  • Eye inflammation
  • Uncontrollable, inconsolable crying or lethargy
  • Suspected lice or ringworm
  • Stomach flu, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Any other suspicious signs which might indicate the beginning of illness

If a child is prescribed antibiotics, they cannot return to the program for at least 24 hours without a health professional’s authorization. If a child has a fever, they cannot return to the program until they have a fever less than 100º F for 24 hours, uncontrolled.

Illness Onset During Programming

If your child becomes ill while in the program, the child will be kept isolated, within sight and sound of an adult, and we will notify you and/or the emergency contact. Because we are not licensed to provide sick care, a parent or authorized pick up must pick up the child within one hour of being contacted.

To ensure proper staff/child ratio, ill children may not stay inside during outdoor play time.

If your child leaves school early and they are enrolled in our after school programming, please follow our absent child policy.



• Children ages 5 & 6 are welcome. 
• Program availability varies based on each site’s licensed capacity. Capacities will be posted at each location.
• Parents must keep the information on all forms updated and notify us immediately of changes.


Register online or complete a School Age Child Care Application.

ONLINE (2024-25 School Year)
  1. If you have an online account with us, select the “Register” button. If you do not have a login, learn how to create or manage your account
  2. Registration is not finalized until confirmation is received from the Registrar.

Register Online

  1. Complete a School Age Child Care Application. See the "Forms" tab for more required forms. 
  2. Registration is not finalized until confirmation is received from the Registrar.



Waukesha YMCA
320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

For a better us.®

The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Our tax ID number is 45-5119441.


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