Fun and Friends in a Safe Environment

Open to high school students, the LATE NIGHT program is offered on select nights at the North YMCA and South YMCA starting on January 21, 2023. Funded through generous gifts to the Greater Wichita YMCA's Strong Community Campaign, LATE NIGHT is a Community Development initiative and a recognized adolescent program.

LATE NIGHT brings area youth together at some of our facilities after they close on select Saturday evenings. The program supports universal needs for teens such as socializing, physical activity, interactions with diverse people and perspectives, and the opportunity to build positive, appropriate relationships with non-parent/guardian adults. The Greater Wichita YMCA meets those needs and offers a safe, supportive environment that keeps kids coming back.

 

SIGN UP ONLINE OR PRINT THE PDF FORM AND BRING IT TO A YMCA TO SIGN UP.

IMPORTANT: The online form must be submitted by 3:00PM on the Friday BEFORE the Saturday Late Night event that the participant is wanting to attend. 

Download & Print PDF Waiver Form

Online Parent Consent/Waiver Form

 

FREE PROGRAM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

While Greater Wichita YMCA membership is not required to participate, the following is:

  • Valid High School ID
  • Proper Attire
  • Completed/Signed Consent Form

An ID and signed consent form must be submitted/shown before teens will be allowed access, without exception.

LATE NIGHT POLICIES OVERVIEW

DRESS CODE AND BELONGINGS
  • Athletic clothing and closed-toe shoes (sneakers are ideal) should be worn for participation in physical activities. Modest and appropriate swimsuits are mandatory for pool usage.
  • ALL personal belongings (backpacks, purses, etc.) must be checked-in and left with Late Night staff. The Greater Wichita YMCA is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items.
ENTRY AND EXIT POLICIES
  • Teens must arrange and are solely responsible for their own transportation to/from each Late Night.
  • Late Night doors open, unless otherwise announced for special events, at 7:30PM.
  • Participants may leave at any time but will NOT be re-admitted and MUST leave the premises immediately.
  • All activities will stop at 10:00PM.
  • ALL teens must be picked-up no later than 10:15PM.
  • Failure to observe entry and exit policies may result in temporary suspension from participation.
  • Ongoing issues with drop-off/pick-up times and other policies may lead to permanent barring from the program. 
CHECK-IN
  • ALL participants must appropriately check-in for Late Night.
  • Members can enter using their access number (or by scanning their app).
  • Community participants can show their ID and verify they have a consent form on file.
  • FIRST TIME participants must provide a consent form PRIOR to admission to activities without exception
QUESTIONS?

Questions about our policies and enforcement?

Late Night Host Sites

The LATE NIGHT program is offered on select nights at the North YMCA and South YMCA starting on January 21, 2023.

North YMCA: 3rd Saturday of every month (starting January 21, 2023)

South YMCA: 4th Saturday of every month (starting January 28th, 2023)

South YMCA

RICHARD A. DEVORE SOUTH YMCA
3405 S Meridian Ave., Bldg. 100
Wichita, KS 67217

North YMCA

DENNIS SCHOENEBECK NORTH YMCA
3330 N. Woodlawn Street
Wichita, KS 67220


The Four R's of Late Night


The Greater Wichita YMCA welcomes all teens but enforces a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for any behavior that challenges the FOUR Rs and/or our commitment to a safe, positive environment and evening. This includes fighting or bullying as well as the violation of any other rules or policies see below. Any inappropriate activity or violations of any rules will result in an immediate, temporary suspension from the program. Repeated incidents may result in permanent barring from the program.

The FOUR Rs of Late Night are:

Respect for Yourself
respect yourself
Respect for the Staff
respect staff
Respect for Each Other
respect each other
Respect for the Facilities
respect facilities

Greater Wichita YMCA's LN Esports Tournament

On Saturday, September 14th, 2019, the YMCA hosted Late Night - ESPORTS Edition.

Over 450 Wichita area high school students came out to the late-night event. FREE access to courts and dinner for all teens with a valid high school ID. Esports content included Free Play, Smash Brothers and Fortnite tournaments, Overwatch and Rocket League exhibitions, contests, demonstrations, and more.