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

The Clinton County Family YMCA (CCF YMCA) is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for all and we ask all persons to act maturely, behave responsibly and to respect the rights, privacy and dignity of others at all times when in our facility, on our property, or participating in our programs.

Our Code of Conduct below outlines prohibited actions. This list is not all-inclusive and the CCF YMCA reserves the right to deny, suspend or revoke membership or access privileges to any person if, in the CCF YMCA’s sole discretion, the actions or inactions of a person are detrimental to the health, safety, or enjoyment of its employees, volunteers, members, or participants.

Members and guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their personal comfort and safety by speaking to a CCF YMCA staff member. CCF YMCA Staff Members are eager to be of assistance. Members and guests should not hesitate to notify a staff member if assistance is needed.

The following are not permitted on CCF YMCA premises, in YMCA vehicles, or at CCF YMCA sponsored functions:

  • Card shring, presenting false identification, or intentional abuse or non-compliance of CCF YMCA policies
  • Using tobacco, smoking, or smoking devices, using or possessing alcohol or illegal drugs of CCF YMCA property, in CCF YMCA vehicles or facilities, or at CCF YMCA sponsored programs. Tobacco use is prohibited including but not limitd to cigarettes, chew, snuff, e-cigarettes or vapes, etc.
  • Carrying or concealing a weapon of any kind
  • Harassment, verbal abuse or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of menacing behavior. This includes inappropriate language (angry or vulgar language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting).
  • Physical contact with another person in a way that is unwelcome. 
  • Inappropriate sexual conduct including explicit conversations or any sexual contact with another person that is unwelcome.
  • Theft or behavior that results in the desgruction or loss of property
  • Loitering within facilities or on the grounds of the CCF YMCA
  • Use of cell phones in locker rooms or bathrooms.
  • Wearing inappropriate (i.e., containing profanity or illegal product marketing), immodest, or revealing attire.
  • Use of social networking websites in a manner that is contrary to the YMCA's mission, is detrimental to the community, or is in violation of the law.
  • Any behavior or activity that is against the law.

If members are in violation of the CCF YMCA’s policies and procedures, or for any other improper and/or inappropriate conduct, they may be disciplined. Disciplinary action taken is at the sole discretion of the CCF YMCA and it reserves the right to take whatever action is appropriate based on the nature of the violation.

Discipline may result in a verbal, written, or final warning, suspension, or immediate termination of membership and access to facility if deemed appropriate.

Violations of CCF YMCA rules:

The CCF YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who is a registered sex offender, has been arrested for or convicted of any crime involving weapons, violence, sexual abuse, or the sale, possession and/or transportation of illegal drugs.

Please notify a CCF YMCA staff person immediately if there is an accident, injury, unusual incident, or if you believe that this Code of Conduct is being violated. Suspension or termination of CCF YMCA membership may result from a violation of this Code of Conduct. While an incident is being investigated, the membership of the person(s) accused of violating this Code of Conduct may be temporarily suspended pending the final decision.

Dress Code:

To create a welcoming, safe, and respectful environment for all, our dress code applies to members, program participants and guests for all facility use and program participation, on or offsite.

Appropriate attire must be worn. No clothing with vulgar language, obscene gestures, racial slurs, or anything that contributes to a hostile environment or would be considered inappropriate in a family facility. We reserve the right to deny use of the facility to any person whose attire we do not consider to be appropriate in connection with the public image of the YMCA.

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.

Guest Policy

Guests are always welcome at the Clinton County Family YMCA! To utilize the facility, a guest will need to fill out a Non-Member Application if they are not currently in our system and pay the daily fee. 

Daily Fees (The daily fees are good for the whole day and allow access to our entire facility)

  • Youth (<18 or still in high school): $4.00
  • College (must provide school ID): $4.00
  • Adult (over 18 or not attending school): $8.00
  • Family (your entire family in your household): $14.00

Cancellation Policy

The Clinton County Family YMCA requires a Bank Draft Cancellation Request form filled out by the member. A membership termination cannot be accepted over the phone and can only be taken in person by a Member Services Representative at the Welcome Center. The membership termination can take up to 30 days to fully complete.

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 Office Manager. 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 needs to be made immediately. These changes can be made at the Welcome Center, over the phone, or by email. 

If you draft from a debit or credit card, please remember to visit or call the Welcome Center and update your card information. Failure to do so will result in a return fee of $25.00 added to the account if the draft is unable to be completed. 

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 ages 11 and younger must leave the YMCA by 6:00 pm 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. 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. 

Aquatic Rules 

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. 
Safety
  • 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. 

Gym Rules 

  • All patrons must be checked in at the Welcome Center. 
  • 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 poles. 
  • Adult supervision will be provided. 
  • Respectful play is required. 
  • No gum, food, or beverages allowed. 
  • Appropriate shoes required/shoes are not allowed to come off. 

Child Watch

  • 10 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 and a reservation request must be made at least 24 hours in advance. To make a reservation request call 765-654-9622 or email r.spry@ccfymca.net. The Office Manager will will reach out to you to confirm or reschedule your reservation.

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. 

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