The Y at Pabst Farms
About the Y at Pabst Farms
The YMCA is a community based recreational facility. They are an inclusive environment and strive to serve all people in their community. They are more than just a gym though and through our programs we try to meet the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of the people we serve.
The Y at Pabst Farms is located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin-halfway between Madison and Milwaukee. The Y serves the Lake Country Area, including Oconomowoc, Pewaukee, Hartland, Delafield, Watertown, and even as far as Mukwonago, Menomonee Falls, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, and Sussex.
The Y at Pabst Farms is located at 1750 East Valley Road in Oconomowoc. They are open daily; 5 am - 10 pm Monday-Friday, 6 am - 8 pm Saturday, and 8 am - 8 pm Sunday.
History of the Y at Pabst Farms
How does the Y interact with schools, parents, and youth?
How is the Y at Pabst Farms funded?
What services does the Y at Pabst Farms provide?
The Y at Pabst Farms is unique because they offer programming specifically for individuals with disabilities. They offer adaptive aquatics swim lessons, fitness classes designed for individuals with cognitive and/or physical disabilities, and summer recreating activities including hiking, camping, canoeing, baseball games, summer festivals, etc. The Y also offers a variety of sports opportunities for individuals with disabilities through Special Olympics. In addition to these things, they offer a variety of programs that provide respite for caregivers of individuals with disabilities where the caregiver can leave the individual in our care for a few hours and have some time to take care of themselves and their needs. This is a much needed service for caregivers and they are happy to provide it for them. The latest addition to the Special Programs department is their Day Program for adults with disabilities who are done with school and looking for something meaningful to fill their days. They have this program based around the idea of community service and spend at least part of the day out in the community doing a community service project of some sort. This program runs two days a week, but is hoping to expand in the future due to its popularity.
How many people access the services offered by the Y at Pabst Farms? How would an individual access these services?
In order to be eligible to revive services through the Special Programs department, an individual must have a cognitive, physical, and/or emotional/behavioral disability. This is the only requirement to participate in any programs, and will not be turned away by the inability to pay membership fees! The Y at Pabst Farms provides financial assistance and scholarships to help everyone become part of the Y.