The YMCA of the Northwoods has been part of the community for over 18 years. We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening the community is our cause.

Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Stop in for a tour to learn how you can become healthier in spirit, mind, and body.

YMCA of the Northwoods
2003 East Winnebago Avenue
Rhinelander, WI 54501
(P) 715.362.9622
(F) 715.362.9623

Hours of Business Operation: Oct. 30, 2023 – June 2, 2024

Monday – Friday*6:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday*8:00AM – 2:00PM
Sunday*1:00PM – 5:00PM

Closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. 24/7 Access is Available Outside of Business Hours.

Hours of Business Operation: June 3, 2024 – Sept. 2, 2024

Monday – Thursday*6:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday*6:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday*8:00AM – 12:00PM

Closed Thursday, July 4 for 4th of July. Closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day. 24/7 Access is Available Outside of Business Hours.

YMCA History

Holiday Special Hours: October 2023-September 2024

  • New Year’s Day: Open 9:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Easter Sunday: Closed
  • Memorial Day: Closed
  • 4th of July: Closed
  • Labor Day: Closed
  • Thanksgiving: Closed
  • Christmas Eve: Closed
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • New Year’s Eve: Open 1:00PM-5:00PM

Program Cancellations
In the event of insufficient enrollment, the Y may need to cancel a class. If this occurs and you’re registered, we will contact you.

Cancellations Due to Weather
In the case of a Winter Storm Warning, all final decisions on facility closure and program cancellation will be made by the Crisis Communication Team. The facilities and childcare will remain open. If school is canceled, School’s Out Day will still be offered at the Rhinelander Beck Family Center.

All cancellations are submitted to B-93, WRHN, WHDG, WOBT, WMQA, WRJO, WXPR, and WJFW TV-12 as well as posted on our Facebook page and website. In the event a program is canceled, the program may or may not be credited or rescheduled. This is determined by the program director.

Lost & Found
If you lose an item, please inquire at the Welcome Center. The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Gift Certificates
Give the gift of health! Share the Y with a Y gift certificate. Gift certificates are available for membership, programs, parties and other services.

What We Believe

We believe that every child, family and community is precious and the organizations in the community should foster harmony and growth. The YMCA of the Northwoods’ mission statement, vision, and program goals are based on the following guidelines.

Self Worth
From children to seniors, people are recognized in the Y for their uniqueness, which, in turn, enhances their sense of self their value. It might be a teen elected club president, a fund-raising volunteer winning The Best Campaigner award, or a young child successfully swimming across the pool for the first time and being promoted to the next higher level of swim instruction.

Christian Principles
Y’s encourage people to develop their faith, though the Y does not promote a specific religion, the Y is a faith-based organization. It does not apologize for that but instead celebrates its Christian heritage and prides itself on being a place where people of many different religions can come together.

Positive Relationships
The Y is a community service organization and as such encourages civic responsibility and service to the community. The Y enables people to make a positive contribution to the world while strengthening their own family relationships.

Holistic Health
The Y created the three-sided triangle logo to point out the relationship among the health of spirit, mind, and body. Educating and enabling people to practice healthy habits is an important way the Y fulfills its mission.

Appreciation of Diversity
The Y encourages the valuing of differences whatever those differences are including ethnic background, economic level, educational accomplishments, gender, physical/mental abilities, or religion. It is only when we can move beyond tolerance to the appreciation that this goal is achieved.

International Awareness
The Y is a worldwide organization, and it is the responsibility of every Y to help educate its community about the larger community of the world. Awareness leads to understanding and only where there is understanding can there be peace.

Leadership and Service
Since its earliest days, the Y has been a source of leadership development. Leadership development knows no limit of age children, teens, young adults and seniors all have the capacity to enhance their leadership skills and become servant leaders.

Environmental Stewardship
With its commitment to preserving natural resources and teaching environmental education, the Y believes that we must all take care of the world and its resources. We are responsible for God’s world and enabling future generations to enjoy its beauty and resources.

If you are interested in knowing more about our facility or would like a tour, please call us at 715-362-9622 and set up an appointment.

Non-Profit Christian Organization
The Y is a non-profit Christian organization open to men, women, and children of all ages, races, religions, incomes, and abilities. Anyone requiring special accommodations or financial assistance to participate in a Y program or activity should call us at 715-362-9622.