YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Salt Fork YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

 

Membership Card:  Your membership card is your ticket into the building! Your card is intended for your use, and is not transferable to any other individual or any other YMCA.  If you forget your card, please bring your photo I.D.  Lost cards may be replaced at $5.00. A vaild Y membership card must be presented to the Member Services Desk when checking out equipment.

Acceptable Behavior:  The Y is based on the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.  We expect all people using our facilites and participating in our programs to respect themselves and each other.  We reserve the right to suspend membership if a person fails to live up to any of the character values on which we are based.

Insurance:  Members, guests, day pass users and class participants are advised that they use all Y premises, facilities, equipment, and program activities at their own risk.  Serious injury may result from your participation.  In the event that you believe that an activity might cause harm, you are advised to consult your physician or Y staff person for more information.  The Y does not carry health or accident insurance on your behalf.

Lost & Found:  The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen property.  Lost and found can be claimed at the Front Desk.  We hold items up to two weeks before they are donated to charity.

Tobacco & Alchol Free:  For your own health and consideration of others, we request that no alcohol, smoking, or other tobacco products be used in the Y facilities or ground of other off-site Y program locations.

Scholarship:  The Y welcomes people from all socioeconomic backgrounds.  Assistance is available for membership and in all program areas for those who can demonstrate financial need.  This program is made possible by our Annual Campaign.  If you would like to donate, please contact Kirk Alexander, CEO at 660-886-9622.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

The following are some of the major policies and procedures which have been approved by the Board of Directors. The policies are for the care and safety of all members and for the protection of property. These will help insure your safety and the safety of your friends and family. They will also increase your comfort level and lessen the fear of “doing the wrong thing”. Please read and follow these guidelines for your enjoyment at the YMCA.

General Use Policies:
- Any child 9 years of age and younger enrolled in a program must be signed in and out of the program by a parent/guardian.
- The Salt Fork YMCA is a tobacco free campus. No smoking or other tobacco products are to be used in YMCA facilities or premises.
- Physical and/or verbal abuse and misconduct is not tolerated and will result in disciplinary action.
- Report any misconduct or accidents to the Member Services staff on duty.
- Members are encouraged to park in designated parking spaces and not temporarily park along the sidewalk. This interferes with other members trying to maneuver out of a space and leave.
- Credits and refunds are only made by the Early Bird deadline. Only the Executive Director can make exceptions to this policy.
- No gum is allowed in the facility. Food and drinks are allowed in the lobby and social room only.
- A paging system is not available; therefore phone calls and messages for members cannot be accepted. In an emergency situation, staff will attempt to locate a member.
- Your membership will be suspended for allowing unauthorized individuals use of your membership card and for assisting in the fraudulent abuse of visitor and guest passes.
- Sexual Offender Background Check Policy: We consider it of great importance to provide a safe and threat-free environment. For this reason the YMCA monitors the sexual offender registry. Persons on the list will not be eligible for YMCA membership, program participation, volunteer, or employment opportunities with the Salt Fork YMCA.

Facility Use Guidelines for Youth: The Y does not provide formal supervision of children unless they are registered in a program or checked into Kid’s Gym or Childwatch during supervised times. Youth must be at least 10 years old to be in the facility alone. For your child’s safety, children 9 and under may use the Y only when a parent/guardian at least 18 years of age is present in the facility. Children 9 years and under must be signed in and out of their program area by an adult. 
Youth must be at least 10 years old to swim or be in the Aquatics Area by themselves. If they are 9 years old or younger and are not participating in a YMCA program, they must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian 14 years old or older. Parents must remain on the pool deck while their child(ren) are swimming.
Youth under the age of 14 cannot utilize the Fitness Center area (Cardio/Cybex equipment), unless they are directly supervised by a parent or guardian (18 years or older). Youth ages 14 and up are allowed to use the Fitness Center area (Cardio/Cybex equipment) without any supervision. Minimum age to be in the Free Weight area is 14, no exceptions! For more information, contact Lisa McComas at 660-886-9622.

FACILITY RULES

Gymnasium:
- Please no food or drink in the gymnasium area.
- Dunking and/or hanging on the basketball rims is prohibited.
- The gym will be closed for youth and some adult sports activities.
- No black-soled shoes will be allowed on the gym floor.
- No profanity is allowed in the facility.

FACILITY RULES

Aquatics Area:
- Please see Aquatics Area Schedule for a detailed class schedule.
- Lap swimming the length of the pool is not available during Water Aerobics, Rusty Hinges, Deep Water Aerobics, or Aqua Zumba classes listed. You may swim the width of the pool in the opposite end of the pool as the class.
- During the MPS Swim Team and MVC swim class, 3 lanes will be used for class and 3 lanes will be open for use.
- During the Wipeout Pool Inflatable (please see current Program Guide or Aquatics Area Schedule for days/times), no open/lap swimming will be allowed. Only those using the inflatable can be in the pool. Additional rules apply to Wipeout Use. Please see Lifeguard on duty for a complete list.
- All swim lessons must be taught by Salt Fork YMCA Lifeguards &/or Swim Lesson Instructors due to liability insurance.
- No diving, flips, or back dives.
- Please shower before entering pool.
- Eating and drinking are not allowed on pool deck.
- No running or rough play on pool deck.
- Approved bathing suits and swim trunks required.
- All children in diapers must wear swim diapers to prevent leakage.
- Children who cannot touch the bottom are not allowed in the pool without a parent or lifejacket.
- Breath holding and long periods of underwater swimming are not permitted.
- The lifeguard will have the final say in all situations.
- You must be at least 15 years old to use the Sauna.
- Children in the swimming pool under 10 years of age must have direct supervision by an adult 14 years old or older. Parents may sit on the pool deck, but are encouraged to swim with your child when possible.

WELLNESS CENTER RULES

- Must be 14 years old or older to be in the free weight area. No exceptions.
- Youth must be 14 years old or older to use the cardiovascular equipment and/or grey Cybex circuit equipment.

- Youth ages 7 to 13 may use the Fit Zone equipment (brightly colored weight machines) after successfully completing a youth equipment orientation with a parent or guardian. Youth equipment orientations may be scheduled at the Front Desk.
- The StepMill is an advanced cardio machine, not for those new to exercise. Minimum age on StepMill is 14 years of age, no exceptions. 
- Appropriate shoes and clothing must be worn at all times. No one will be allowed to exercise barefoot or with sandals. When using the scales and weighing, you must remain fully clothed.
- The following violations may result in membership suspension and/or membership termination:        
- Youth not completing a youth equipment orientation for the Fit Zone equipment.
-  Not putting fitness equipment away after using. This includes, but is not limited to, all dumbbells, weight bars and plate weights.
- Not cleaning equipment when you have completed your workout.
- Dropping weights.
- Excessive grunting and swearing will not be tolerated.

EXERGAME ROOM RULES

- EXERGAME room is for members 10 years and older.
- Children 7-9 years may use the EXERGAMING Room under direct supervision of an adult 18 years or older. Directly supervised is defined as standing on the floor an arm’s length away, but not on another piece of equipment.
- EXERGAME Room is designed for interactive gaming and play. Participants will NOT be permitted to sit or stand around.
- No food or beverages are permitted.
- The Salt Fork YMCA reserves the right to expel any participant that is disrespectful to staff, other players, exhibits poor sportsmanship or because of misuse of the equipment from the Exergame Room. This could include expulsion from the facility.
- No bags or backpacks will be allowed inside the Exergame Room.
- All participants must wear closed toe, tennis shoes while in the Exergame Room.
- Wii gaming cabinet will remain locked. Participants must check out the key, remotes, and one game with their membership card or other collateral at the Front Desk. PLEASE NOTE, you will be held financially responsible if any of the Wii equipment is broken or stolen while key is checked out in your name. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Exergame Room will not be available for members while the room is being utilized for YMCA programming.

CHILDWATCH & KID’S GYM GUIDELINES

- The Kid’s Gym is available for children ages 4-10 years of age. Parents of children who are non-members may pay $6 per child, for usage of the Kid’s Gym during supervised hours. Parents must stay in the facility.
- During unsupervised hours, children who are members may use the Kid’s Gym as long as parents remain in the room. The room key may be checked out at the Front Desk. Adults who are not members but watching children in this room must purchase a day pass.
- Children 6 weeks through 6 years are allowed in the Childwatch area.
- Childwatch is free for children who are members. Parents of children who are non-members must pay $6 per child, for usage of Childwatch during supervised hours. Parents must stay in the facility.

- No food or drink is allowed in this area.

 

 

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