YWCA Youth Department

Colin Larson, Youth Program Coordinator
Youth Department Cell Phone: 563-212-4001

The YWCA Clinton’s programs for youth and teens have been expanded. As you look at all of the possibilities for learning, staying healthy and just plain having fun, we hope that you and your child will want to join us!

Youth Activities

Keeping kids active, safe and healthy is just another reason the YWCA is on a mission!

After School Programs, Enrichment Classes, TaeKwonDo, and so much more, scroll down the page to read about all the programs the YWCA has to offer for our area youth!

YWCA Summer Camp

2018 Fun in the Sun Summer Camp registration begins May 1st!

Registration for our 2018 Fun in the Sun Summer Camp Begins May 1st!

Kids enjoy day trips, team-building activities, games, crafts, sports and swimming at YWCA Fun in the Sun Summer Camp! We combine reading, S.T.E.A.M activities and physical activities to equal one SUPER FUN camp experience! Our camp staff is fully trained in American Red Cross first aid and CPR certified and all have passed thorough background checks. We take your child’s fun and safety seriously at YWCA Summer Camp!

2018 Camp Dates: June 4th – August 17th

Located at the YWCA Downtown Campus, our Fun in the Sun Summer Camp is open weekdays, 6:30am – 5:30pm

Summer Camp Weekly Fees:
Full Time (4-5 days / week): $130 / week
Part Time (3 or fewer days / week): $80 / week

A registration fee of $25 per child ($35 after June 3rd) is due upon submission of enrollment packet. Multi-child discounts available. Third-party payment gladly accepted.

Registration for Summer Camp begins May 1st.
You can stop by the YWCA beginning April 23rd to pick up camp registration forms. Fully completed registration forms must be turned in at least one business day prior to start of care. To have camp forms sent to you, call 563-212-4001, or email the Youth Director at youth@ywcaclinton.org.

**A registration form and enrollment packet is required for EACH child enrolled in programming**

**Registration forms, enrollment packets and all other required documentation must be completed and submitted to the YWCA at least one business day prior to the start of care**

YWCA Afterschool Program

2017-2018 YWCA After School Adventures Program

Located at the YWCA Downtown Campus

The YWCA’s Afterschool and Wednesdays at the YW programs are for children in K-5th grades. The YWCA Afterschool Program offers after school care from dismissal to 5:30pm daily. Children are conveniently bused to the YWCA and will have time for homework as well as games and activities that will build upon what they are learning in the classroom with a focus on exploration, imagination and creativity! We provide enriching activities where kids enjoy visits from community partners and learn about healthy living. Nutritious snack is provided daily.

YWCA Afterschool Program Rates:
$40 / week for children attending up to 12 hours per week.*
$10 / child annual registration fee

*If more than 12 hours per week is accumulated (in any one program or combination of programs),
you will be billed at the following rates:

  • 12.25-25 hours = $61 / week
  • 25.25-45 hours = $125 / week
  • 45+ hours = $175 / week

Note: For more information on the YWCA After School Program, please call the YWCA Youth Director at (563)242-2110 or at youth@ywcaclinton.org.

**An enrollment packet is required for each child enrolled in programming. Enrollment packets are available at the YWCA front desk.**

Wednesdays at the YW

Located at the YWCA Downtown Campus on Wednesdays

Looking for a safe, fun place for your elementary age child to go on Wednesday early-outs? Your child can enjoy crafts, games, sports, swimming and a nutritious snack!! Located at the Downtown Campus, Wednesdays at the YW runs from dismissal to 5:30 pm on Wednesday early-outs!

New this year –> Sept-Dec 2017, ISU Extension’s Wonder League will be visiting every other Wednesday!

Space is limited – please make arrangements early! For more information on “Wednesdays at the YW", please call the YWCA Youth Director at (563)242-2110 or at youth@ywcaclinton.org.

Wednesdays at YW Rates:
$50 / month per child
$10 / child annual registration fee

Note: Additional early-out days are not included in the Wednesdays at the YW rate and will be charged separately at the rate of $10/day.

To download our Parent Handbook, click here

**An enrollment packet is required for EACH child enrolled in programming. Get yours at YWCA front desk.**

Before & After School Care During Weather-Related Late-Starts and Early-Outs

Make sure your kids are well taken care of before school on late-start days and after school on early-outs due to bad weather. You can drop off your kids at the YWCA downtown campus and we will bus them to school on late-start days! Need care on the days school is dismissed early due to weather? We’ve got that covered, too! Each is just $7 per child. Late-start care begins at 6:30am. Early-out care runs until 6:00pm. Parents of kids not already enrolled in the YWCA Afterschool Program can sign up at drop-off. Just ask any Youth Dept staff or at the YWCA front desk. Questions? Contact Youth Director Allie Kibler at 563-242-2110 ext.404 or email at youth@ywcaclinton.org.

YWCA YWise Girls Club

September 11th – April 30th
Mondays, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Fee: $20, includes T-shirt
YWise Girls Club is designed to empower young women to become leaders in our community and beyond. For girls in grades 3rd – 8th, YWise Girls participants will build self-esteem as they join together to complete community service projects, explore career options and learn about healthy living. Be a part of something positive with YWCA’s YWise Girls! Sign up at YWCA front desk or call: 242-2110.

Upcoming Youth Enrichment Classes

Check back for information on upcoming YWCA Youth enrichment classes!

Challenge: Create the largest stable structure possible using only dried pasta and marshmallows!

Challenge: Create the largest stable structure possible using only dried pasta and marshmallows!

Challenge: Engineer the tallest tower possible using a set number of diverse building materials!

Challenge: Engineer the tallest tower possible using a set number of diverse building materials!


Clinton YWCA TaeKwonDo Program

Mondays All Ranks: 6:15-7:30 pm MPR
Mondays Advanced Class: 7:30-8:15 pm MPR

Wednesdays All Ranks: 6:15-7:30 MPR
Wednesdays Advanced : 7:30-8:15 pm MPR

Rather than focusing on competition, our primary goal is to help individuals develop self-discipline, become self-confident, and provide effective self-defense training in a family-oriented learning environment. We invite all individuals ages 5 and up to learn Chungdokwan TaeKwonDo, a traditional martial art founded on the tenets of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit.

Practitioners realize better cardiovascular endurance, improved balance, flexibility, agility, heightened focus, stress relief, emotional balance, and release of endorphins. Our program has the only instructor team in the Gateway area certified by the ACTA, with Black Belts from 8th Degree to 3rd Degree.

Members $15/month; Community $20/month. Fees are payable to the Clinton YWCA TaeKwonDo Club.

Questions? Visit their Facebook page at IA ACTA or call Grandmaster Perron at 563-357-3314.

TKD Orientation Classes in February!

New Student Orientation
Mondays & Wednesdays in February: 6:30-7:30 pm
(Enrollment in Orientation open until February  14th)

New students will learn basic technique, philosophy, etiquette & more in this family-friendly class. Students may take up to two trial classes before paying the monthly class fee of $15/YWCA members and $20/Community. Ages 6 (5yrs with parent) and up are welcome. Uniform purchase not required.

For more information, call Grandmaster Perron at 563-357-3314 or visit their Facebook page.