Membership Policies

 

GUEST POLICY

Guests visiting the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA must be accompanied by a member 18 and older.  Guests must be accompanied by their guest at all times.  Limit of one guest per member per visit. Guests may visit 3 times in a calendar year. After that, a membership must be purchased. All guests must sign the YMCA code of conduct.

Guest Pass Rates:

18 and older: $10.00  Ages 13-17: $7.00 Ages 12 and Under $5.00

Member Code of Conduct

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. To promote safety and comfort for all, we expect individuals to act appropriately at all times when they are in our facility or participating in our programs.

We expect persons using the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA to behave in a mature and responsible way, and to respect the rights and dignity of others. Our Code of Conduct does not permit language or any action that can hurt or frighten another person, or that falls below a generally accepted standard of conduct.

Prohibited actions specifically include but are not limited to:

•Inappropriate attire; appropriate attire includes gym shorts, shirts, or sweat suits in the physical area, and regular swimsuits or clean shorts without frayed ends in the pool area.
•Angry or vulgar language, including swearing or name-calling.
•Physical contact with another person in any angry, threatening or offensive way.
•Any sexual activity or sexual contact with another person.
•Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language or any menacing behavior.
•Theft or behavior that results in the destruction of property.
•Carrying any weapons or devices or objects that may be used as weapons.
•Using or possessing illegal substances or alcohol on YMCA property, in YMCA vehicles, or at YMCA sponsored programs.
•Loitering within facilities or on the grounds of the YMCA after being requested to depart the YMCA’s property. SLEEPING ON THE PREMISES IS NOT PERMITTED.
•Smoking. The YMCA and its property is a smoke-free environment.
•Use of social networking websites in a manner that is contrary to the YMCA’s mission, is detrimental to the community or is in violation of the law.

The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any sex-related crime; habitually or excessively uses illegal substances; has ever been convicted of any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of illegal substances, or continuous or excessive use of alcohol.

Based on the recommendations from our national organization YMCA of the USA, and due to the fact that personal training services are offered by the our YMCA, only Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA certified personal training staff members will be allowed to utilize YMCA facilities for personal training services, including and not limited to sports technique/agility training.

If a member or guest believes a violation of this code has occurred, they should report the behavior to a YMCA staff member. The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA staff members are eager to be of assistance; members and guests should not hesitate to notify a staff member if assistance is needed.
In order to be able to carry out these policies, we ask that members and guests identify themselves to YMCA staff members when asked.

Suspension or termination of YMCA membership may result from a violation of this Code of Conduct. While an incident is being investigated, the membership of the person(s) accused of violating this Code of Conduct may be temporarily suspended pending a final decision.