Programs

Inclusion & Adapted

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

The La Crosse Area Family YMCA’s mission is putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for ALL. We believe in everyone regardless of ability level, that is why Inclusive and Adaptive programs exist here at the Y. Every individual deserves the opportunity to grow and thrive. We are driven to provide that opportunity for children and adults with disabilities. Qualified volunteers and staff are trained to support and encourage each participant in these adaptive programs. We focus on participant’s needs, and adapting the activities to ensure that everyone feels included!

For more information contact our Inclusion Specialist:
Bri Spicer
(E) [email protected]
(P) 608-519-5516


Participant Care Form

NEW participants registered for Inclusion and Adaptive Programs are required to complete the Participant Care Form before the start of their registered program. Please click the link below.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfxC2oY3uLbFHfWMPldsNlJ0W2Jq76FGDZgwk5Hvyrumk6iA/viewform?usp=sf_link

FREE! Action Track Chair Reservation

All Locations
2/28/19 - 12/31/19
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AGE: 12+ YEARS OLD

This motorized wheelchair allows for control and mobility on all types of terrain and through all kinds of weather. The adult sized chair has the unique ability to tilt forward and back, turn on its own axis, and allow for both rider control as well as second party control. Our Action Track Chair has removable tackle box and an attached stabilization stand for resting a gun on your hunting trip or a fishing pole down by the river. It also has its own trailer for easy transport to any destination.
The Action Track Chair can be reserved for up to 4 consecutive days, and is made possible by the generous support of Wings Over Wisconsin and is free of charge.

This action track chair is stored at the Houser branch in Onalaska. Pick-up of the chair can be at either branch.

Questions or to reserve the Action Track Chair today contact Bri Spicer, Inclusion Specialist at [email protected] OR (608)-519-5516


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
2/15/19 2/16/35 Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
2/28/19 12/31/19 Contact Bri Spicer to reserve! Available
Registration
Closed on
02/27/2019

FREE! Adapted Cycling Reservation - Onalaska

All Locations
2/28/19 - 12/31/19
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AGE: 4+ YEARS OLD

Biking is a GREAT family activity and now it can be enjoyed by ALL members of ALL abilities! From handcycles, tricycles, tandems, and recumbent bikes, the Y offers a variety of shapes and sizes for
individuals with or without disabilities. Not sure if we have a bike for you? No worries! Contact Bri Spicer, Inclusion Specialist to set up a one-on-one bike fitting to find what works for you. Bicycles are
available for reservation at the Houser Branch location. This program is made possible by the generous support of the North American Squirrel Association (NASA).

Questions or to reserve the Adapted Cycles today contact Bri Spicer, Inclusion Specialist at [email protected] OR (608)-519-5516


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
2/13/19 2/13/35 Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
2/28/19 12/31/19 Contact Bri Spicer to reserve! Available
Registration
Closed on
02/27/2019

SUMMER Adapted Aquatics - La Crosse

Dahl (La Crosse)
6/11/19 - 7/16/19
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AGE: 4-18+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 35-MINUTES

Adapted Aquatics is designed to meet the needs of individuals with physical and/or cognitive abilities. Whether a beginner being introduced to the water or a more familiar swimmer working on stroke development, all levels are welcome! Swimmers will work on aquatic skills one-on-one
with an instructor, learning and having fun.

 


Adapted Aquatics Assessment:

*Please complete the form below prior to your first lesson*

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4LsxaT8GZLOoZDtWRQba_-HFINSum4Obnyp8lMCT04xG4vQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 4/15/19 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00--
4/16/19 4/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00$ 66.00-
4/17/19 5/31/19 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00$ 66.00$ 132.00
Late Registration 6/1/19 7/10/19 Front Desk $ 55.00$ 71.00$ 137.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
6/11/19 7/16/19 Tu,Th - 4:30 pm - Waiting List  
6/11/19 7/16/19 Tu,Th - 5:10 pm - Waiting List  

SUMMER Adapted Aquatics - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
6/16/19 - 8/18/19
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AGE: 4-18+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 35-MINUTES

Adapted Aquatics is designed to meet the needs of individuals with physical and/or cognitive abilities. Whether a beginner being introduced to the water or a more familiar swimmer working on stroke development, all levels are welcome! Swimmers will work on aquatic skills one-on-one with an Adapted Aquatics Instructor, learning and having fun.


Adapted Aquatics Assessment:

*Please complete the form below prior to your first lesson*

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4LsxaT8GZLOoZDtWRQba_-HFINSum4Obnyp8lMCT04xG4vQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 4/15/19 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00--
4/16/19 4/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00$ 66.00-
4/17/19 5/31/19 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00$ 66.00$ 132.00
Late Registration 6/1/19 7/10/19 Front Desk $ 55.00$ 71.00$ 137.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
6/16/19 8/18/19 Su - 12:30 pm - Waiting List  
6/16/19 8/18/19 Su - 1:10 pm - Waiting List  
6/16/19 8/18/19 Su - 1:50 pm - Waiting List  

SUMMER Adapted Gymnastics - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
6/10/19 - 8/12/19
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AGE: 5+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 45-MINUTES

Individuals with diverse physical and/or cognitive abilities can improve balance, coordination and social skills all while having fun and working on overall physical fitness and strength in Adapted Gymnastics. This program will have a gymnastics instructor present to guide the class through skill development, inclusion volunteers to provide extra assistance to each participant and will be sensory-friendly. All ability levels welcome.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 4/15/19 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00--
4/16/19 4/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 32.00-
4/17/19 6/9/19 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 32.00$ 64.00
Late Registration 6/10/19 7/10/19 Front Desk $ 30.00$ 37.00$ 69.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
6/10/19 8/12/19 Mo - 2:15 pm - Waiting List  

SUMMER Art & Soul - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
8/9/19 - 8/16/19
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AGES: ALL AGES

DURATION: 90-MINUTES

Find your inner artist at this inclusive paint-your-own pottery event! All ages and abilities will get the chance to paint a piece of pottery with as much or as little assistance as desired. The Y is teaming up with All Glazed Up! Pottery Studio to provide supplies and one piece of pottery to paint. Afterward, pottery is taken back to the studio to be kiln fired. Finished pottery will be available to pick up at your participant’s desired Y location.

Friday, August 9th at Houser Y Onalaska

Friday, August 16th at Dahl Y La Crosse


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 4/15/19 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00--
4/16/19 4/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00-
4/17/19 8/1/19 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00$ 36.00
Late Registration 8/2/19 8/16/19 Front Desk $ 20.00$ 20.00$ 41.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
8/9/19 8/9/19 HOUSER Y - Fr - 5:00 pm Available Register  
8/16/19 8/16/19 DAHL Y - Fr - 5:00 pm Available Register  

SUMMER Fitness For All - La Crosse

Dahl (La Crosse)
6/11/19 - 8/15/19
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AGE: 10+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 60-MINUTES

Fitness for All assists individuals with physical and/or cognitive abilities in the Wellness Center in becoming familiar with strength and conditioning by working out with a Volunteer Buddy. It is designed to develop physical fitness, social interactions and keep participants active while having fun!

 

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 4/15/19 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00--
4/16/19 4/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 38.00-
4/17/19 5/31/19 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 38.00$ 55.00
Late Registration 6/1/19 7/10/19 Front Desk $ 35.00$ 43.00$ 60.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
6/11/19 8/15/19 Tu,Th - 12:00 pm Available Register  

SUMMER Fitness For All - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
6/11/19 - 8/15/19
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AGE: 10+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 60-MINUTES

Fitness for All assists individuals with physical and/or cognitive abilities in the Wellness Center in becoming familiar with strength and conditioning by working out with a Volunteer Buddy. It is designed to develop physical fitness, social interactions and keep participants active while having fun!

No class Thurs, July 4th.


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 4/15/19 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00--
4/16/19 4/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 38.00-
4/17/19 5/31/19 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 38.00$ 55.00
Late Registration 6/1/19 7/10/19 Front Desk $ 35.00$ 43.00$ 60.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
6/11/19 8/15/19 Tu,Th - 3:00 pm - Waiting List  

Summer Kickoff! Outdoor Rec Day!

All Locations
6/2/19 - 6/2/19
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AGE: ALL AGES

DURATION: 4 HOURS

Summer is finally here! Experience the world of adapted outdoor recreation including kayaking, fishing and a picnic! Made possible by the North American Squirrel Association (nasa), adapted equipment will be available to show the endless opportunities to enjoy in the summer sun. Open to all ages, and abilities. Family members are invited to join in on the fun too! The first 50 attendees will receive their very own fishing pole!

FREE EVENT


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 6/2/19 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
6/2/19 6/2/19 Lake Neshonoc-West Salem - Su - 11:00 am Many Available Register  

SUMMER Miracle League Baseball (5-17 years old)

Houser (Onalaska)
6/10/19 - 8/14/19
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AGE: 5-17 YEARS OLD
DURATION: 50 minutes

Individuals with diverse abilities have the opportunity to play the game of baseball. This program is accepting and adaptive to all ability levels and backgrounds. These teams do not focus on the intent to win but rather focus on the enjoyment of everyone getting the chance to bat, play infield and outfield, and score runs. Games are played on a rubberized surface field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assisted devices. Players who require 1-on-1 assistance will need to notify the Inclusion Specialist prior to the start date.


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 4/15/19 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00--
4/16/19 4/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 32.00-
4/17/19 5/31/19 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 32.00$ 64.00
Late Registration 6/1/19 7/10/19 Front Desk $ 30.00$ 37.00$ 69.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
6/10/19 8/14/19 Mo,We - 5:15 pm Available Register  

SUMMER Miracle League Baseball (18+ years old)

Houser (Onalaska)
6/10/19 - 8/12/19
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AGE: 18+ YEARS OLD
DURATION: 1-HOUR GAMES

Individuals with diverse abilities have the opportunity to play the game of baseball. This program is accepting and adaptive to all ability levels and backgrounds. These teams do not focus on the intent to win but rather focus on the enjoyment of everyone getting the chance to bat, play infield and outfield, and score runs. Games are played on a rubberized surface field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assisted devices. Players who require 1-on-1 assistance will need to notify the Inclusion Specialist prior to the start date.


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 4/15/19 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00--
4/16/19 4/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 32.00-
4/17/19 5/31/19 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 32.00$ 64.00
Late Registration 6/1/19 7/10/19 Front Desk $ 30.00$ 37.00$ 69.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
6/10/19 8/12/19 Mo - 7:30 pm Available Register  

SUMMER Soccer Camp for All - Onalaska

Houser (Onalaska)
7/9/19 - 7/11/19
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AGE: 7-15 YEARS OLD

DURATION: July 9-11,  8-10:30 am

Joining our Soccer Camp participants to provide an inclusive experience in soccer instruction for beginners. Participants with diverse physical and/or cognitive abilities will have an inclusion volunteer to work one-on-one with throughout the camp week. Coaches will cover all basic skills: dribbling, passing, and shooting. Participants will also have the chance to play some games and learn team strategies.

The camp will run Tuesday-Thursday from 8:00-10:30am.


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 4/15/19 Online / Front Desk $ 60.00--
4/16/19 4/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 60.00$ 75.00-
4/17/19 7/1/19 Online / Front Desk $ 60.00$ 75.00$ 150.00
Late Registration 7/2/19 7/10/19 Front Desk $ 65.00$ 80.00$ 155.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
7/9/19 7/11/19 Tu,We,Th - 8:00 am - Waiting List  

SUMMER The Y Adapted Sports League

All Locations
6/17/19 - 7/29/19
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AGE: 14+ YEARS OLD

DURATION: 60-MINUTES, 7 WEEKS

In partnership with the Adapted Sports League, this program is competitive and follows ASL indoor baseball rules. The competitive league will scrimmage and play games against each other and guest teams. Each player in the competitive league must be able to play with limited assistance. The competitive league will not follow the format of 1-on-1 inclusion volunteers to each participant.

The Y Adapted Sports League will have two teams. One at the Dahl Y in La Crosse and one at the Houser Y in Onalaska. Teams will be expected to travel to each other’s respective “home gym” to compete against one another.

Please be aware of which session you choose depending on your home team. Ex: Click the session labeled “Onalaska” if your home team is at the Houser Y in Onalaska. 


Registration Information  

Open Close Family MemberYouth MemberNon Member
4/15/19 4/15/19 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00--
4/16/19 4/16/19 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00-
4/17/19 6/7/19 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 15.00$ 15.00
Late Registration 6/7/19 7/10/19 Front Desk $ 20.00$ 20.00$ 20.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Availability
6/17/19 7/29/19 LA CROSEE TEAM - Mo - 6:30 pm Available Register  
6/17/19 7/29/19 ONALASKA TEAM - Mo - 6:30 pm Available Register