Rules at the Y

Membership and Programs

Membership Privileges

As a member you have access to fitness areas at two branches, use of the pools at the Parkview Warsaw YMCA branch, a variety of free fitness classes, reduced rates for programs, early registration privileges, and access to a YMCA Chaplain. If you have a Family, One Parent Family, Senior Family or your child has a Youth Membership, childcare services are included.

Payment Option #1

Members may pay for one year in advance (joiner's fee plus monthly rate x 12). Payment must be paid in full at the time of sale by Visa, Discover, Mastercard, check or cash. Refunds will not be issued for months not used.

Payment Option #2

Members may choose to pay using the convenient monthly EFT plan. The joiner's fee and a prorated amount for the current month are paid upon joining. Monthly payments will then be automatically deducted around the 10th of each month from your savings account, checking account or Visa, Discover, Mastercard. Debit cards are not accepted.
All new members and those rejoining after a 30-day inactive period must pay the joiner's fee.

Transferring & Canceling

Memberships are nontransferable. All bank draft memberships automatically renew and must be canceled in writing at the Welcome Center before the last day of the month for it to take effect the following month. Cancellations cannot be made by the phone or online. You may request that a cancellation form be emailed to you at membership@kcymca.org, but we must have a completed form back before the last day of the month for the membership to cancel. Annual memberships will automatically cancel if not renewed by the termination date.


All membership and enrollment fee payments are non-refundable. Refunds will not be given for non-usage. All class refunds, transfers and credit requests must be made at the Welcome Center before the first day of the class. We reserve the right to cancel any program if enrollment is insufficient. In the event of cancellation by the YMCA, a full refund or class credit will be provided. Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather.

Membership On-hold

Members may take a leave of absence for a period of 2 to 6 months by placing their membership on hold, for a fee. During the "on-hold period" the entire membership is inactive and the member is without the benefits of membership. Memberships will automatically reinstate on the hold end date.

Membership Card Policy

All members entering the building MUST check in with their Y issued keytag or Mobile App barcode. Please scan in each family member. In the event of a misplaced card, each member will be allowed one free replacement card. After that, they will be required to purchase a new one. Allowing others to use your Y card for entrance to the facility is prohibited.

Corporate Memberships

Corporate memberships provide a company's employees with savings off the normal membership fees. Companies pay an annual fee based on the number of active employees at the time of enrolling or renewing. For more information on corporate memberships, please contact Lori Haywood at lhaywood@kcymca.org.

Guests and Visitors

Guests for other YMCAs

Guests who are members of any YMCA will be able to use the Kosciusko Community YMCA for free as part of the Nationwide Membership program. Please be ready with your ID and your YMCA membership card at time of check-in.

Guest Passes

Guest Passes are available for purchase at the Welcome Center for one day use of the facility. Passes are available for Youth-$5, Adult-$8 and Family-$11. See our Welcome Center for information about seasonal memberships.


For the safety and security of all members and guests to the Y, first time visitors will need to register by providing proof of ID and basic personal information. All visitors to the Y will be required to sign in upon entering the facility. If you anticipate bringing first time guests, please see the Welcome Center ahead of time to pre-register for a visitor's pass.

Standards and Safety

Video Surveillance

For the safety and security of our members, the facility and grounds are under 24 hour video surveillance.

Weapons Policy

For your own safety and the safety of others, the Kosciusko Community YMCA does not allow any potentially dangerous items to be brought into any building owned or operated by the Kosciusko Community YMCA. Possession or use of firearms and other dangerous weapons in such buildings is strictly prohibited. The Kosciusko Community YMCA reserves the right to inspect all packages, bags, backpacks, purses, or suspicious clothing to assure compliance with this policy.

Sex Offender Policy

There is a no-tolerance policy with regards to those persons who are convicted sex offenders. Through use of screening software, such persons will not be allowed to obtain or continue membership.

Food and Drink

For safety and cleanliness, please do not bring food into the gym, fitness or aquatic areas or locker rooms. Drinks should be in a closeable, non-glass container. Please avoid sending snacks that contain nuts or peanut products into the childcare areas.

Clothing and Shoes

Please wear properly fitting modest athletic attire including: shoes, shirt, pants or shorts. Closed-toe shoes must be worn at all times in the fitness areas and on the track. Please keep our gym floor clean by wearing non-skid, non-marking shoes only.

Family Environment and Christian Mission

The YMCA Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. At the discretion of the YMCA, membership or service may be denied or revoked for any reason that conflicts with our mission and family environment, including, but not limited to: smoking in the facility or on YMCA property, drug use, stealing, inappropriate behavior toward others or vandalism of facility or property. As an organization dedicated to maintaining a family environment, the YMCA will ask individuals conducting themselves in a disrespectful manner to leave the building. This includes, but is not limited to, unsportsman-like conduct, fighting, profanity and equipment misuse.

Gymnasium Behavior

Out of respect for other guests, shirts must be worn at all times. Due to the danger to other guests and the potential damage they could cause the building, some activities cannot be played in the YMCA's gym except as a YMCA program. Examples are, but are not limited to: soccer, baseball, and football. Please do not use the equipment associated with these activities. The gymnastics equipment is for gymnastics classes only. Other use is prohibited unless supervised by YMCA staff. See the gym schedule online for availability of the gym.

Locker Room Etiquette

We recommend using a lock during your visit but require that you remove the lock and take your belongings with you when you leave, unless you are using rental locker services. Please see the Welcome Center if you are interested in locker rental. Out of respect for other guests, please do not use photographic devices in the locker room.

Pool Policies

All swimmers must wear an appropriate bathing suit. Children who have not yet been potty trained need to wear a swim diaper. With the presence of windows and great danger of lightning when in and around water, the aquatic area will be cleared for 30 minutes following the last sight of lightning or sound of thunder. Check the mobile app for real-time notification of pool status. See the pool schedule online for available swim times.

Track Policies

Babies can be carried in a baby body carrier in the walking lane. Please do not use strollers on the track. Wheelchairs and walkers are allowed.

Instruction and Personal Training

Only authorized staff are permitted to engage in skill instruction, coaching or personal training using YMCA facilities and/or equipment. Non-staff engaging in instruction or training will be asked to leave.

Inclement Weather Policies

For the safety of our members, the children in our programs, and our staff who must travel to and from the Y, some modifications to our operations may be made during inclement weather. There will be no refunds or make-ups because of cancellations due to weather. The Parkview Warsaw YMCA utilizes Warsaw Community Schools (WCS) as a guide for determining inclement weather schedule changes. For Group Exercise Classes, Programs and Youth Sports, if WCS is closed for the day, there will be no classes or programs before 12:00 p.m. A decision will be made by 2:00 p.m. for afternoon/evening classes and programs. If there is a 2-hour delay for WCS, all adult and youth classes and programs will be canceled until 12:00 p.m. Afternoon/evening classes will run as normal. Whenever WCS is closed, any youth sports practices that are held at those schools will be canceled. Child Watch and the Multi-Generational Room will open at normal hours during delays and school closings. If there is inclement weather on the weekend or during a school break, or if the weather conditions are extreme and the Y needs to open later than normal, close early or be closed for the whole day, the Y will post information on our website at www.kcymca.org, our Facebook page, Kosciusko Community YMCA Mobile App, and WRSW. The North Webster Branch will run as normal during inclement weather unless the Community Center closes. If the Center closes, the North Webster branch will close.

Age Policies


Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult while in the facility.

Child Watch

6 weeks to 6 years. Children must be signed in by a parent/guardian or an adult over the age of 18 years old.

Multi-Generational Room

Ages 5-14 Children must be Y members or show proof of a daily guest pass and ages 5-11 must be signed in by a parent/guardian or an adult over the age of 18 years old.


Parents with children age 6 and under are required, for their child's safety, to be in the water within arm's length of their child. Those 7-12 years old are required to stay in the shallow end of the pool until passing the swim test. Children ages 7-11 must be supervised by a parent or guardian in the pool area at all times.


You must be at least 16 years old to use the sauna.

Family Changing Room

For their safety and supervision, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a person at least 15 years of age.

Locker Rooms

For the convenience of our members with young children, opposite gender children under the age of 4 are permitted in the locker room, if accompanied by a person at least 15 years of age. The Family Changing Rooms are recommended for a parent with opposite sex children age 4 and older. For their safety and supervision, children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a person at least 15 years of age.

Wellness Center

The Youth Conditioning Course was created as a benefit of membership to help children learn and understand the benefits of exercise and how to properly use the exercise equipment at our Y. Youth ages 8-14 will attend one class and pass a short quiz to use the facility. Youth ages 8-11 may use the Wellness Center and strength equipment with a parent after completing the class. A parent must be present at the Youth Conditioning class. If the child has taken the class and is 12-14 they may use the Wellness Center and strength equipment without a parent after meeting with a Wellness Center staff member to ensure that the child remembers proper form on the equipment. If the child is taking the class for the first time and is 12-14 they must take the class and pass the quiz. Please pre-register for classes at the Wellness Desk. All youth under the age of 15 will need to have proper Youth Conditioning Certification Card on a lanyard at all times while in the Wellness Center. Participants that are 15 years old or older can have access to the weights in the free weight area in addition to using the Wellness Center.

Group Exercise classes

Youth ages 8-15 may attend fitness classes with a parent. Youth 16 and older may attend class on their own. Children under the age of 8 should not be present during class time.


Please supervise children under age 12 on the track. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied while in the facility by a parent/legal guardian, unless they are enrolled in a supervised class.

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