Youth Character Initiative (YCI) is an initiative that has multiple programs within it.  Summer YCI is a leadership focused day camp program for 9 – 14 year olds that runs five days a week through the summer.  Summer YCI is rooted in the 40 Developmental Assets and its activities and projects are often related to a particular asset or grouping of assets.  Other Summer YCI activities include volunteering in the community at places such as Five Loaves Food Shelf, swimming in the Centre pool, and weekly field trips.  During the school year, there is a YCI before school program that provides care for ages 9 and up who are in elementary school.  YCI also offers fun evening and weekend events for 9 year olds and up including Tween and Teen Nights and Up All Nights.  Many YCI programs are offered for free or at a reduced cost to try and engage as many young people in the community as possible.


Youth Character Initiative (YCI) Before School Care

YCI provides care before school each day as well as care on School’s Out days for children ages 9 - 12. The program is safe and nurturing in a fun and comfortable environment. Our curriculum promotes academic enhancement, creative play, and health and fitness opportunities. Your child will have the opportunity to have a snack, do their homework, try new, activities, and make friends.

We follow the New Richmond School District calendar. You do not need to be a member of the Centre to register. Financial assistance is available. Contact the bus company to notify them of bussing needs.

Age:     9 - 12 years old
Date: Monday - Friday, starting Tuesday, September 3
Time: 6:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Cost: $4.75 per child
Place: Centre (Bus transportation will be provided to school)
Registration Deadline: One week prior to participation
Maximum participants: 20 participants


Teen/Tween School’s Out Days

Calling all 4th - 8th graders! The Centre is offering you a fun day of activities on School’s Out days! This event is available from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM but you can start and end at any time during those hours. We also offer care from 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM for an additional cost. Registration includes pizza & soda. Join us for exclusive activities and bring a friend!


  • Video Games, Foos Ball, Air Hockey 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Open Gym 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Pizza & Soda 11 AM - 1 PM
  • Concessions 11 AM - 4 PM
  • Waterslide or AquaObstacle Course 1 PM - 3 PM
  • Inflatable Bounce Houses 3 PM - 4 PM

Age: 9 - 14 years old
Date: Tuesday, September 3
         Wednesday, September 4
         Monday, September 23
         Monday, October 21
         Wednesday, November 27
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM School’s Out
         6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Before Care
Cost: $15.00 per day for School’s Out
         $4.75 per day for Early Care
Place: Centre Community Rooms


YCI School’s Out Adventures

School’s Out Adventures are fun and exciting field trips for your child on those days when school is not in session. Your child gets to travel to other locations in our Centre Van to explore new places. Care is available from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM and field trips will be scheduled between the hours of 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Before and after care will take place at the Centre.

Age: 9 - 14 years old
Date: Monday, September 23 – Field Trip
Time: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost: $41.00 per day for Centre Members
         $45.00 per day for Community Participants
Place: Centre Community Rooms
Registration Deadline: One week prior to the program date
Maximum participants: 13 participants


Facility Hours:

Program areas close 15 minutes prior to the facility closing

  October - April May - September
Monday - Thursday      4:45 AM - 10:00 PM        4:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 4:45 AM - 9:00 PM 4:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM


425 E 5th St
New Richmond, WI 54017

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