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Upcoming Events

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Family Splash & Dash

event August 18, 2023
schedule 3:00pm-6:30pm
place Elm Creek Park Reserve
Maple Grove, MN
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BreakAway Kids Tri

event August 19, 2023
schedule 9:00am-12:00pm
place Elm Creek Park Reserve
Maple Grove, MN

Try New Things

Y Adventure Lab creates new and original outdoor experiences that instill confidence and build community. From FREE, year-round experiences to our seasonal event portfolio, Y Adventure Lab keeps people active all year.

Activity Agents

Since being founded as CycleHealth in 2013, our goal has always been simple …

Empower kids to be more active outdoors!

As our events and impact grew, we said YES when invited to become part of the YMCA of the North in 2017.

With the strength of the Y behind us, we have realized tremendous growth in participation while bringing fun innovations to the world of outdoor adventure.

  • Betsy Grams, Co-Founder and Executive Director
  • Tony Schiller, Co-Founder and Program Executive
  • Ashlee Mueller, Director of Events
  • Cari Nesje, Director of Mission Partnerships
  • Yohanis Shitta, Outreach Manager
  • Jamie Swenson, Director of Operations
  • Kelly Hyman, Vice-Chair
  • Betsy Grams, Co-Founder and Executive Director
  • Tony Schiller,Co-Founder and Program Executive
  • David Novak
  • Kevin Ronneberg, MD
  • Tom McDowell
  • Pat Devine
  • JMatt Keil
  • Kirk Weidner, Former Chair
  • Sandi Richmond
  • Katie Jones
  • Justin Jones
  • Ananda Bates
  • Luke Skinner
Y Adventure Lab team

Program Sponsors


Pedeatric Medicine


Realty Group


Design Consultant

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Making adventure more accessible

The YMCA offers need-based financial assistance to help people access the programs that are important to them.

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