Policies

PRIVACY POLICY

The Hagerstown YMCA has adopted and implemented a Privacy Policy as part of our commitment to protecting your personal information from misuse.

This Website is not directed at children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not provide any personal information on this Website. A full copy of the privacy policy can be downloaded here.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

The Hagerstown YMCA will close, delay opening, or cancel programs when weather conditions are such that roads, or the parking lot are, or soon will be, difficult to navigate. Please check the Y website, facebook, or call the weather line for information regarding our status.

BASE (Before and After School Enrichment) Should Washington County Schools delay opening, no before care will be provided. Should Washington County Schools close early, BASE will be held at the normal location. Should Washington County Schools close, children may come to the main Y for our School’s Out Program. (School’s Out Program is a fee based program.) Parents should call the main Y to add their children to the day’s attendance sheet and check the status of the Y before bringing children to the facility.

Notices for cancellations:

  • Go to www.ymcahagerstown.org for notices and updates
  • Call the YMCA 301-739-3990 x4214

YMCA Child Watch will issue an announcement at 7:15am or 2:00pm if Child Watch will be closed due to weather conditions.

Membership/Participant Responsibilities

The Hagerstown YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all of our members and guests. To this degree the YMCA of Hagerstown will not accept membership or participation of those individuals who are listed as Sexual Offenders on a Sexual Offenders Register. To ensure safety and comfort for all, we ask individuals to act appropriately at all times when they are in the facility or participating in YMCA programs. We expect persons using the YMCA to behave in a mature and responsible way, and to respect the rights and dignity of others.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct does not permit language or action that can hurt or frighten another person or that falls below a generally accepted standard of conduct.

Specifically this includes:

• Angry or vulgar language, including swearing, name calling and shouting;

• Any demonstration of sexual activity, or sexual contact with another person;

• Harassment, or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any other menacing behavior;

• Unwanted physical contact of any kind is not acceptable;

• Behavior which intends to, or results in the theft, or destruction of property;

• Carrying or concealing any weapons, or devices which may be used as weapons;

• Wearing of attire which exposes any undergarments;

• Use of YMCA facilities, equipment, or services for personal financial gain;

• Solicitation for sale of products, or services on YMCA property.

Members are encouraged to be responsible for their own personal comfort and safety and to ask any person whose behavior threatens their personal comfort to refrain. Please do not hesitate to notify a staff person if you need assistance. Suspension or termination of YMCA membership privileges may result from any violation of the Code of Conduct.

GUEST POLICY

(Temporarily suspended due to COVID).

Members may bring guests as they wish throughout the year with the following restrictions:

◊ Members may only bring in two guests at any given time. (They may contact the Senior Director of Healthy Living to arrange to bring in more than two guests).

◊ Only members High School age and over may bring in guests.

◊ Guests of a High School member must be at least 14 years of age.

◊ An individual may only come three times in a calendar year as a guest with a Member.

 

A.W.A.Y. Program

The “Always Welcome at YMCA” program is a benefit to all Hagerstown YMCA members. Presenting your membership card at more than 1,000 YMCAs nationwide gives you access to all YMCA facilities free or at discounted rates.

Membership Cards

When using the YMCA you must present your membership card. If your card has been lost, a new one can be purchased for a $5 fee. If you forget your card, you will be admitted after showing your ID at the front desk. A one day pass will be issued. Use of a membership card by anyone other than the person to whom it is issued will result in loss of membership.

CHILD WATCH

Ages 6 weeks to 12-years-old

Child Watch is offered to Y members as a safe and convenient drop off area for your children to play and have fun while you work out or participate in Y programs. This FREE member service is available for any children who are part of your household membership plan. Parents must remain on Y property while their children are in Child Watch. There is a limit of two-hours of Child Watch per day. This service is available on a first come, first served basis.

Child Watch Hours

Child Watch Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 11:00 am/4:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Saturday 8:00 am – 11:15 am

Sunday CLOSED

*Children are limited to two (2) hours per session.

Adult only members whose children are not members of the YMCA can utilize Child Watch for a fee of $2 per hour per child.

SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN

• Children under age 9 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times or be enrolled in a supervised YMCA program.

• Children age 10-13 NOT participating in a scheduled team sport or youth program must be accompanied by a parent/
guardian 18 years or older.

• Other age restrictions are posted throughout the facilities.

LOITERING

All members, participants, and guests are expected to be involved or participating in programs and activities while at the YMCA. Loitering will not be permitted.

FOOD AND DRINKS

No food or drinks in gym, pool, fitness center or locker rooms. Bottled water with a screw on top will be allowed past the Front Desk. No soda cups, sports drinks or coffee will be permitted in the locker rooms or in the gym. This applies to participants and observers as well. Please help maintain your YMCA by following these rules. Parents, please do not give children food and drinks while in the locker rooms.

ATTIRE

T-shirts, shorts and basketball or tennis shoes required in all fitness areas. Wearing of attire that exposes undergarments is prohibited.

Pool attire: Only approved swim wear material is permitted in pool. A list of approved materials is available at our front desk. No T-shirts or cutoff shorts or street clothes permitted in the pool. Showers are required before using the pools.

SMOKE, VAPE, & T0BACCO FREE CAMPUS

CELLPHONE, CAMERA-PHONE, VIDEO RECORDING DEVICES AND CAMERA USAGE

For the safety and security of all participants, cell phones and video recording devices are strictly prohibited in the locker rooms. Failure to adhere to this policy will results in loss of privileges and termination of membership. Cell phones with ear buds or ear phones are allowed in the Fitness Center for the purpose of privately listening to music or programming. Please refrain from talking on the phone or singing out loud, and please do not text while others are waiting to use equipment. Cell phone and video recording devices are strictly prohibited in the locker rooms. Failure to adhere to this policy will results in loss of privileges and terminations of membership. Cameras and video recording devices are permitted in program areas provided that a dependent member of your family is participating in the sport or activity.

NOTE: Glass devices such as cellphones or video recording are strictly prohibited on pool decks due to broken glass hazard.