CODE OF CONDUCT
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Welcome to the Y! You are part of a community of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side-by-side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure everyone, regardless of race, gender, income, faith, sexual orientation or cultural background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. The Y is a force for building bridges among all people as we share the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith. This is a great tool to help you get acquainted with our facility and understand policies and age guidelines.
Code of Conduct
- Membership cards or valid ID must be presented at the Member Service Desk each time you enter. Members without a membership card or photo ID may be denied entry.
- Refrain from the use of foul language, abusive actions or any other inappropriate behavior.
- The Y is a drug, alcohol, weapons, and tobacco (including e-cigarettes) free zone.
- Stealing or behavior which results in the destruction of property may result in termination of YMCA membership.
- Recognize that the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are expected to govern behavior at all times.
- All guests and participants will be required to have their picture taken on their first visit and give their email address for updates and Y information.
- All members are run through the National Sex Offender Registry
The protection of our members and guests participating in our programs and/or using our facilities is a paramount interest of the Clinton County Family YMCA. At this time, the the Clinton County Family YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse or is a registered sex offender.
Guests are always welcome at the YMCA! Any guest must be accompanied by a member. Each new member is given a guest pass card which will allow for 5 free guest passes. Once these are used up, each guest will need to pay the daily fee.
Daily Fees (The daily fees are good for the whole day and allow access to our entire facility)
- Youth (under 18 or still in school): $4
- Adult (over 18 or not attending school): $8
- Family (your entire family in your household): $14
The Clinton County Family YMCA requires a ten (10) business day written notice to cancel a current Y membership to ensure time to terminate the account.
Membership Hold Policy
Your YMCA membership may be placed on hold for 1-3 months for medical reasons only. All holds must be approved by the Membership Director. If your account has past due payments, your account will be put on hold until dues are paid and access to the facility will be denied. If you have 2 or more past monthly payments on membership accounts, your Clinton County Family YMCA membership will be terminated for inability to pay. You will then need to pay past dues to reactivate your membership.
Change of Information Policy
Any changes to your current membership information, address, bank information, adding or deleting members, or changing your membership type requires a ten (10) business day notice. If you draft from a debit or credit card, please remember to visit the Member Services Desk and update your card information if you receive a new credit or debit card.
Facility Rules & Age Requirements
- 7 years and younger with a parent or guardian: Gym and swimming pool & Youth Activity Center
- 13 years and older unless with a parent or guardian: Walking/running track
- 13 years and older: Racquetball courts and fitness center
- 15 years and older: Free weight area
Youth 11 and younger must leave the YMCA by 6pm unless a class or adult is in the building with them.
Please report all accidents, injuries, or unusual incidents to a staff person or to the welcome center desk. The YMCA assumes no responsibility for injuries while you are participating in YMCA activities. An accident report is required to be filled out and signed.
Hygiene and Personal Care
- Family appropriate and clean swim attire only
- Shower before entering the pool or after use of toilet facilities.
- Children in diapers must wear reusable plastic pants or swim diapers. Diaper changing in the pool area is prohibited. Please use locker rooms.
- Remove shoes before entering the pool area to keep dirt, debris, and other matter at a minimum.
- Food and gum are not allowed in the pool area.
- Anyone with an infectious disease (conjunctivitis, poison ivy, etc.) or a very high temperature should not use the pool.
- It is the responsibility of the individual with a life threatening medical condition to inform the lifeguard before entering the pool.
- People under the age of 18 must be swim tested before entering into deep water depth greater than chest level. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Walk, don't run, on the pool deck. Diving is prohibited.
- No extended breath-holding or hyperventilation.
- Glass and shatterable items are prohibited in the pool area.
Equipment and Flotation Use
- Coast Guard certified life jackets, bubble belts, barbells, noodles, and toys must be inspected and approved by a lifeguard before being allowed in the pool.
- Use only the YMCA supplies/equipment clearly marked for general usage. Use of equipment and supplies may be limited by lifeguards if the pool becomes crowded.
- Inflatable flotation devices of any kind are not permitted.
- All patrons must be checked in at the front desk.
- Basketballs and other equipment are located in the and must be returned to the appropriate areas when leaving the facility.
- No loud music with inappropriate language.
- Rough play and/or profanity will not be tolerated. Any person caught fighting or using profanity will be asked to leave the facility and their membership may be revoked.
- Any type of food or drink is prohibited in the gym. (Plastic water bottles are permitted).
Youth Activity Center Rules
- No climbing or hanging on the white poles.
- Adult supervision will be provided.
- Respectful play is required.
- No gum or beverages allowed.
- Appropriate shoes required/shoes are not allowed to come off.
- 8 and younger
- Parents must check in each child and stay in the building
- 2 hour limit
- Label each of your child’s items with his/her full name
- Communicate to staff regarding your child’s individual needs
- Please do not enter the Child Watch area without permission from the staff members.
- If children in Child Watch become upset, staff will try holding, soothing and entertaining upset children. If they are unable to soothe an upset child after fifteen (15) minutes, staff will contact the parent to help and if the child can be soothed they can stay. If not, the parent will be asked to take the child home for the day.
- This service is free to Clinton County Family YMCA members.
Locker Room Etiquette
- Our facility has locker rooms for changing, showering and safely storing your items while you are at the Y. Locks are not provided for check out at the front desk for a collateral. We encourage you to bring and use padlocks to secure your belongings.
- Everyone’s privacy is worth respect. Please keep your cell phones in your gym bag, pocket or purse while you’re in the locker room.
- Electronic devices are not permitted in the locker rooms.
- Children twelve (12) and under must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian and must follow the locker room usage and age requirements stated above.
- As a family-friendly locker room, we ask members to be as modest and discreet as possible.
- Lock your locker. Unlocked lockers are easy for anyone to access.
- Clinton County Family YMCA offers a towel service at the front desk, please return towels to the collection bins, by the front doors, after use.
Open Door Grant
The Clinton County Family YMCA embraces people of all ages, incomes, abilities, religions and ethnic backgrounds; we’re for everyone. We work to break barriers of isolation and create the connections between people that add meaning to life. Children and families who cannot afford to pay full price for memberships or our programs still deserve the life-enriching experiences the Y offers. Participants with a financial need are encouraged to apply for scholarships for any portion of the program fee that is not affordable. The YMCA uses a sliding scale to evaluate each applicant on an individual basis. Let us know your needs, and we will work to help you. At the Y, we never turn anyone away because of an inability to pay.
You are Important to Us
Because you are important to us, we want to hear from you. Your compliments, suggestions, and concerns are always welcome. Become familiar with our professional staff and let them know how you feel about our programs and facility.