The Y is a membership organization. Therefore, personal information is collected and a photo is taken of each member. This information is maintained in our data base. Please scan in on every visit to the Y. If you forget your membership card, another form of identification will be required. For safety and security reasons, you must check in with a Member Engagement staff person before using the facilities.
It is the member or participant’s responsibility to provide his or her own accident and health insurance. The Y does not provide any such coverage.
ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS
Immediately notify a staff member if there is an accident, injury, or unusual incident. We are happy to assist and provide first aid supplies and attention as necessary. Please cooperate if asked to complete an accident/incident form.
SEX OFFENDER SCREENING
The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.
LOST & FOUND
Lost and found items are kept for a limited amount of time, and are stored at the Member Engagement desk. The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Thanks to the generous support of donors, the Greater Burlington YMCA provides financial assistance for children, teens, adults, and families who cannot afford the full cost of a Y membership and/or programs. Please inquire of our Member Engagement staff.
The Y provides financial assistance to:
• 45% of families in Y early childhood programs
• 1 in 3 kids at the Y’s Camp Koda locations
• 1 in 5 members
Charitable donations may be added to your monthly membership draft at any time. You may also donate at the front desk, or online at gbymca.org/donate/#give-now.
It is our goal that membership remains affordable for our community. From time to time, membership rates may be adjusted to cover the cost of operations. Members will be notified before the first of the month of any rate changes.
POLICY FOR DAILY GUESTS
We encourage members to bring guests to visit the Y. Afterall, the Y is more fun with friends! Adult Members receive 3 guest passes per year.
• Guests must be accompanied by a Y Member at the time of check in. The member is responsible for any actions of their guests. Guests must adhere to all facility rules.
• Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult (over 18). Adult must remain in the building with the child.
• Guests must sign in as well as read and sign a waiver.
• Guests ages 13+ must present photo ID.
CHILDREN IN THE YMCA
Please see below for information on when a child who is not participating in a program supervised by Y staff must be supervised by an adult, or may use the facility unsupervised if they have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
Access with Supervision: 5 – 12
Access: 13+ with required swim test
Access with Supervision: 0 – 12
Health + Wellness
Access: 13+ with approval of Health + Wellness Staff
Access: 13 – 17 with adult supervision
MEMBERSHIP ON HOLD
Members may request a membership hold for up to 2 consecutive months per year. There is a $10 monthly charge for the hold. Member may instead request to terminate membership, and pay a join fee when returning to membership.
WELLNESS ACTIVITIES LIMITED TO DESIGNATED AREAS
All hallways, stairwells and landing areas should remain clear of wellness-related activity unless being used as part of a YMCA program with Y staff present. Adherence to this policy shall ensure greater member safety and allow these areas to remain clear in case of an emergency.
CLASS CANCELLATION & PROGRAM CREDIT POLICY
The YMCA reserves the right to make schedule changes. While we reserve the right to do so at our discretion, we will endeavor to do so to better serve our members, or to combine/cancel classes due to low enrollment.
CELL PHONE POLICY
We encourage vistors to limit the use of cell phones for telephone calls to the lobby, and to be respectful of others. The use of cell phones for any pupose is strictly prohibited in the locker rooms.
The Greater Burlington YMCA, its agents or employees will not, because of the race, creed, color, national origin, maritial status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity of any person, refuse, withhold from, or deny to that person any of the YMCA’s advantages, facilities or privileges.
The YMCA, on occasion, may photograph registrants and participants in YMCA activities, programs or special events. These photos are for YMCA use only and may be used in publications, brochures, advertising, flyers, social media, or video productions. Please notify the photographer if you would prefer to not be included in the picture. Photography by members or visitors of any kind is not permitted without prior consent of the Greater Burlington YMCA, unless the subject of the photo is yourself or a family member.
With the exception of service animals, animals are not permitted in Y facilities or programs.