For the safety and security of our members, the facility and grounds are under 24 hour video surveillance.
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.
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.
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.
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
When inclement weather occurs, changes may be made to our daily operating schedule for the safety of our members, the children in our programs, and our staff.
The Kosciusko Community YMCA will use the Indiana Department of Home Land Security County Travel Status as a guide. See county travel status here. In extreme weather conditions, this may mean that the YMCA might open later than normal, close early or be closed for the whole day. Schedule Changes will be announced via: Our Facebook page, the Y website www.kcymca.org, Kosciusko Community YMCA Mobile App, and/or call the Y at 574.269.9622.
YMCA Group Exercise Classes, Programs and Youth Sports:
If the Indiana Department of Homeland Security County Travel status reaches a WATCH (Orange) ALL YMCA/Parkview classes and ALL YMCA/Parkview programs will be canceled at all locations (Parkview Warsaw YMCA, North Webster, and Parker Street). Classes canceled due to weather will not be made up or credited.
Whenever WCS is closed, any youth sports and team practices that are held at those schools will be canceled. Child Watch and the Multi-Generational Room will follow their normally scheduled hours, regardless of school delays or closings.
Kids’ Club – Before & After School Child Care:
If school site schools have a 2-hour delay the site will open at 6:00 a.m. and will remain open an extra two hours until school starts. If school site schools have a 2-hour delay and then cancel, the children will be bused to the YMCA for all-day care. Children must be picked up by 10:00 a.m. at the YMCA to avoid being charged the full day or care. If the school closes before 6:00 a.m. the school site will not open and all-day care will be offered at the YMCA. School sites will NOT open. All-day care will be offered, at the full day rate, at the Parkview Warsaw Y. Parents are responsible for transport and lunch. If the YMCA closes for the day due to weather, all-day care will NOT be offered at the YMCA.
North Webster Branch
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.