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MAKER 
PROGRAMS

Let's MAKE & CREATE! The Eau Claire YMCA offers maker programs for kids who like to learn, build, and create.

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Emerging Lego Creators | For ages 5-9 years

Young creators will be given tools to learn how to create with Legos. With guided assistance, they will be taught how to read and make 2D plans to create a 3D structure. Creators will learn the science behind Legos and multiple ways to ensure structures are sound. This is the class for curious minds who love using Lego kits!

  • INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Mitzi

  • COST: YMCA MEMBERS: $45​​

    • Fall 1 & 2 are open to Non-Members for $65​

  • LOCATION: Eau Claire YMCA | Youth Development Center

  • WHEN:

    •  SUMMER 2: July 25 - August 26, 2022

      • Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

    • FALL 1: September 4-Ocotber 22, 2022

      • Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM​

    • FALL 2: October 23-December 17, 2022

      • Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM

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Advanced Lego Creators | For ages 9-12 years

Advanced creators will hone their Lego skills by making their own structures from start to finish. Let your imagination run wild as you build Lego mazes, cars, and other ambulatory 3D models.

  • INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Mitzi

  • COST: YMCA MEMBERS: $40

    • Fall 1 & 2 are open to Non-Members for $60​

  • LOCATION: Eau Claire YMCA | Youth Development Center

  • WHEN:

    • SUMMER 2: July 25 - August 26, 2022

      • Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

    • FALL 1: September 4-Ocotber 22, 2022

      • Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM​

    • FALL 2: October 23-December 17, 2022

      • Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM

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Lego Technical Assistance | For ages 10 years & Older

Highly skilled creators will work with younger creators to build their structures. Additional challenges will be given to these creators for their own builds as they expand their knowledge base and continue to push their creativity of what can be made with Legos to a new level.

  • INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Mitzi

  • COST: YMCA MEMBERS: $60

    • Fall 1 & 2 are open to Non-Members for $80​

  • LOCATION: Eau Claire YMCA | Youth Development Center

  • WHEN:

    • Summer 2: July 25 - August 26, 2022

      • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

    • FALL 1: September 4-Ocotber 22, 2022

      • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 PM​

    • FALL 2: October 23-December 17, 2022

      • Tuesdays & Thursday, 6:00-7:00 PM

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Science Makers | For ages 5-10 years

In this class, our scientist will answer a question about earth science with a fun experiment they can take home. Why we have tides, magnetic attraction, density, and other concepts will be studied throughout the course

  • COST: YMCA MEMBERS: $30

    • Fall 1 & 2 are open to Non-Members for $50​

  • LOCATION: Eau Claire YMCA | Party Room

  • WHEN:

    • Summer 2: July 25 - August 26, 2022

      • Tuesdays, 5:00-5:45 PM

    • FALL 1: September 4-Ocotber 22, 2022

      • Mondays, 6:00-6:45 PM​

    • FALL 2: October 23-December 17, 2022

      • Mondays, 6:00-6:45 PM