About Us



We are a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is the unparalleled cause for strengthening community because we are the community. We are a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

With the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as our guide, we believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. That’s why 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.
At the Y, we welcome everyone. When you join the Y, you belong to a community of men, women and children who strive every day to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. When you give to the Y, you continue to strengthen our community and move us all forward by providing financial assistance for people who need us the most. When you volunteer at the Y, you take an active role in making a meaningful, enduring impact right in your own community.  When you advocate for the Y, you join a diverse movement committed to supporting and serving our community through promoting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Together, we make a difference.

Our Mission Statement is to put Christian principles into practices through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


You will find some of the best – and most satisfied – people working for the Southern Prairie YMCA. The YMCA is a place where values-based behavior is the norm and you can expect to be treated with care, respect, honesty and responsibility.

Dana Dodge Executive Director
Jennifer KieslingOffice Manager & Member Director
Candice HonnoldFitness Coordinator
Mike RichardsonFacility Manager
Missy WernliAquatics Coordinator
Chelcee DowningYouth Programs Coordinator
Michael WestSports Director

The Southern Prairie YMCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes people of all ages and abilities, religious affiliations and ethnic backgrounds to become a part of the diversity that is the YMCA.
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Monday – Friday 5:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas


You may come to the YMCA on a daily basis without a membership by paying the day pass rate. Membership is your best option, but if you just want to come for the day we would love to see you.

Youth (3-23 years): $5
Adult (19-61 years): $10
Senior (62+): $5
Family (2 parent or single parent): $15