Mexico Area Family YMCA Policies & Procedures
Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
MEMBERSHIP CARD GUIDELINES
In order to protect the benefits of your membership, the following guidelines are in effect:
· Membership card must be scanned at the front desk.
· Membership is not transferable.
· The membership card is the property of the YMCA
The Mexico Area Family YMCA does not issue refunds on programs or memberships unless they are cancelled by the YMCA. A credit may be offered in place of a refund for a class that an individual would be unable to complete due to serious illness, etc., when approved by the Program Director. This credit can be used toward any program or membership offered by the YMCA and is good for one year from issuance.
No refunds or credits will be given for missing classes or activity beyond the control of the YMCA.
The YMCA is based on the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We expect all people using our facilities 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. Use of camera cell phones in the locker rooms is prohibited.
POLICY ON REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER
In accordance with the State of Missouri statute 566.148, the Mexico Area Family YMCA prohibits registered sex offenders from obtaining membership or participating in classes and programs offered in or on the grounds of any of its facilities. The YMCA will monitor the names of registered sex offenders in its service area and compare them to its membership and program data base. Upon discovery of a member/participant/guest being a registered sex offender, the participant/member will be immediately removed from the facility/program. The steps outlined in the Mexico Area Family YMCA Registered Sex Offender Termination Procedure will be implemented. Refunds will be issued if applicable. Registered sex offenders also will be prohibited from serving as coaches, trainers or volunteers for any YMCA team or program. All information regarding registered sex offenders will remain confidential.
The YMCA welcomes people from all socio-economic backgrounds. Assistance is available for membership in all Program areas for those who can demonstrate financial need. This program is made possible by our Annual Support Fund and the United Way.
Non-members may use the Y by paying a day fee. Local residents may use a day pass no more than three times in a 6-month period. A Y membership is more economical than paying day fees. Please inquire at the front desk about membership rates
Adult day pass: $8
Youth day pass: $6
Youth must be in the 6th grade or 12 years old to come to the YMCA unaccompanied by an adult or someone at least 15 years or older. The adult must maintain direct supervision of the children in their charge or check them into the child watch/kids zone room.
Specific Area Requirements:
· Wellness Center—15 years or older (12-14 years old with completion of Youth Certification class, under 12 not allowed)
· Gym/Track/Kennen Center—in the 6th grade or 12 years or older (11 and under must be accompanied at all times by an adult or person 15 years of age or older.
Racquetball Court- 15 years or older. 14 and under must be under the direct supervision of an adult 18 years of age or older
· Batting Cage—15 years or older (14 and under must be accompanied by an adult or person 15 years of age or older)
· Pool—Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult (or person 15 years of age or older.)
Under the age of 9 years, an adult must be in the water with the child at all times.
· Hot Tub—16 years or older (no one under the age of 16 permitted)
· Sauna—18 years or older (no one under the age of 18 permitted)
CHILD WATCH /KIDS ZONE
The child watch room or Kids Zone will accept members’ children from age 6 weeks to age 11 years. Children must be signed in by an adult and checked out by the same adult. Kids Zone is for ages 5-11.
Child Watch/Kids Zone is available for children 6 weeks to 11 years old;
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. M-F (Child Watch)
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. M-Th (Child Watch/Kids Zone)
4:00 p.m. -- 6:30 p.m. Friday (Child Watch)
The child watch room is a benefit of membership. If a member checks children into the room who are not members, the fees shall be as follows: $2 per child/hour.
Walking/Running Track Policy
1. Please leave at least one lane open so you can be passed. When 10 or more are on the track; Walkers inside 2 lanes / Runners outside lane.
2. Be walking or running at all times. You can stop on the west end of the track to stretch, do pull ups, etc. but stay close to the wall not the railing. No standing along the rail.
3. Look before entering the track so you don't step in front of someone.
4. Follow the key posted to know which direction to walk or run.
· Single-wide strollers are permitted and may be used on the outside lane only.
Basketballs, volleyballs, racquetball equipment, pickleball equipment, etc is available for patron use. Some equipment may only be checked out for use on designated days and times. Patrons are expected to return all equipment in the same condition it was received.
For the health and safety of YMCA members and guests, the following rules will apply:
1. Appropriate footwear required. No sandals, flip-flops or hard soled shoes; except when attending as a spectator for league or a tournament.
2. Do not hang on rims or nets.
3. No food or drink inside of gym; except for water in a bottle container that can be sealed.
4. Use appropriate language and tone, no profanity.
5. Use equipment in an appropriate manner, only as it is intended to be used.
6. Follow the gym supervisor’s directions.
Lost or Stolen Items
The Mexico YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Lockers are available for member use in the Men’s and Women’s locker rooms. Members are responsible for supplying their own lock.
Super Six is a program available to all sixth graders and made possible by the Annual Support Campaign run by the YMCA Board of Directors. In this program all sixth graders who apply will be given a Y membership for a period of one year, from August to July of the following year. The sixth grader, accompanied by a parent or guardian, may complete a membership application form at the front desk and receive a membership card. If a sixth grader is already enrolled in a family membership, the sixth grader shall receive free access to all programs during their year, e.g. soccer, rec basketball, volleyball. In addition to membership privileges, at least twice a week during the school year there will be after school activities specifically for sixth grade students.
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