Youth / Teen Center

Due to the generous support of the Hormel Foundation, the YMCA at ACRC is offering scholarships to those who qualify. These grant-funded scholarships are available to cover a certain percentage of the program applied for, provided funds are still available. Apply here.

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Event – Parent’s Night Out

Kids will love this special evening planned just for them! Parents Night Out, (really kid’s night out!) gives your kids a night filled with fun activities, group games, crafts, and pizza. This is the perfect opportunity for your potty trained children to have a fun time with new friends while you run errands, go on a date, or take some time for yourself!

Your children will enjoy a unique program with dependable, qualified, and caring staff in age-appropriate groups. So go do what you need to do, and know your kids are having a blast!

Who: All ages, child MUST be potty-trained
Where: YMCA Community Room

Registration closes Thursday, June 8

Friday, June 95:00pm – 8:30pm$25/child

This is a FREE, supervised space where activities are geared towards kids in 5th-12th grades, but we do welcome younger children if they are accompanied by an adult. Children and adults must check-in with the attendant upon arrival. Participation in this program means access to homework help, a snack, open gym time, and weekly activities. As our program continues to develop, we will be able to offer so much more!

TC Open swim for 10+ only: Children 10-13 will have to take a swimming test to see if they can be in the water without a parent. If they do not pass, Teen Center Staff will NOT be in the water with them, therefore will not be able to swim without a parent. 14+ can be unaccompanied, HOWEVER if the lifeguard notices that they are not strong swimmers they may be asked to leave or have
an adult join them. Be sure to check in at the Y/T Center by 5:55pm if you plan to go to Open Gym time.

Join the Youth/Teen Center in helping clean up the outside grounds of the YMCA. Anyone who helps for at least 20 minutes will get to join us for special treats!

May 17th 4:00 – 5:00pm; Ice Cream Sundaes
May 31st 4:00 – 5:00pm; Cookie

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Soccer Club will be held on Mondays beginning March 27 through May 22 5:30pm – 7:00pm, this club will be run by 4-H Minnesota Extension in conjunction with the Y. This club will focus on team building & character development while playing soccer. This Soccer Club is FREE for youth in Grades 5 -12. All participants MUST register below.


Youth in Grades 5 – 12 can join us in the Youth / Teen Center for Book Club. Snacks are also available during this session. Book Club will take place Friday afternoons 4:30pm – 5:15pm.


Art Club is a place for new and practicing artists to hone in on their skills, learn new techniques, and collaborate with other artists like themselves. They will develop skills specific to the medium used that month and work towards creating a final project under the guidance of our staff. All levels or artistic ability are welcome, FREE for grades 5 – 12. Younger youth are welcome with the accompaniment of an adult. All youth MUST check-in upon arrival.


Regular Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday3:00pm – 7:00pm
1st Saturday of each month12:30pm – 3:30pm
Monday – Friday Daily Schedule
3:15pm – 4:00pmOpen Gym or Free play in Y/T Center
4:00pm – 6:00pmFree play in Y/T Center or Programming
6:00pm – 7:00pm
• Monday, Tuesday & WednesdayGym Time
• ThursdayVolleyball

Due to a Lifeguard shortage, the Family Fun Pool is temporarily unavailable to youth using the Youth / Teen Center.

*Family Fun Pool – Bring your own towel, sign-up sheet is available in the Y/T Center, check in by 5:45pm Friday, if no show by 6:00pm your spot will be given to the next in line.

Questions? Reach out to our Youth Sports & Activities Director, Alyssa Jenkins. You can reach her by calling the Y at 507.433.1804 ext. 118 or by email at

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