See you Soon!

ON THE PATH TO BEING THE BEST SMALL-TOWN YMCA!

Thank you for your patience and prayers over the last few months. While these have been trying times for our community and our nation, your commitment to your YMCA and our mission has been heartwarming.  Thank you!

We are excited to announce a few key dates (these are addressed in more detail below):

  • Saturday, July 11, 2020 - Grand Opening!  More details to come!

Construction is not the only thing impacting our operations.  The Governor's Office has given us guidelines and mandatory actions in order to re-open.  One will notice these guidelines applied under each section, and their impact on your experience at the Y, described below.

The documents that we are following from the Governor's Office can be accessed here:

Gym Guidelines

Pool Guidelines

Child Care Guidelines

Day Camp Guidelines

We have done our best to navigate these guidelines with the protection of staff and members at the forefront of all our decisions. Thank you for your patience.

Construction Updates

Construction on the YMCA has been continuing on schedule for the past few months.  The end is near and the final timeline has not been impacted. The Y hopes reopen our full facilities (where allowed by the Governor) on July 11, 2020.  As we get closer, we will communicate what accommodations will need to be made and any impacts from COVID-19.

Starting June 13, the Wellness Center is CLOSED along with the rest of the facility. Again, the full facility should reopen on July 11, 2020.

If your membership is on hold, you will not be able to access the Wellness Center, or use reciprocity, until July 11. For more information, please see the details in the "Membership" section below.

Again, we always knew construction would impact this space, but no one could have anticipated the displacement of services from COVID-19.  

Unfortunately, we do not anticipate the Splash Pad opening in 2020.

Membership

All held (holds) drafts will automatically restart on July 15, 2020.  If your membership is currently on hold, you will not have access to the YMCA until July 11, 2020, nor will you be able to use other Ys through reciprocity.  

While the Wellness Center is closed, and until we reopen, your membership will allow you to have access to the following local YMCA systems:

  • Lima YMCA
  • Hardin County YMCA
  • Putnam County YMCA
  • Sidney-Shelby County YMCA
  • Dayton YMCAs (including Auglaize-Mercer)

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, other YMCAs are not participating in Nationwide Reciprocity. Before visiting another YMCA, we strongly suggest you call to get their restrictions.

Again, in order to use these Ys during this time, you will need to have your membership off hold. 

As a reminder, membership dues pay for the month ahead.  Therefore, even though we are still closed for half of July, your draft on July 15 covers from July 15 through August 14.  

If you wish to put your membership on hold, take off hold, cancel or ask for a refund from your June draft, please email us at memberships@wapakymca.org or click here.

Also, remember the Wapakoneta Family YMCA is here for you and your family. If you cannot afford your membership and wish to keep it, we offer Financial Assistance.  To download an application, please click here.

Operations under COVID-19

When open and due to COVID-19, please see the additional steps that are required for your safety and security:

  • The occupancy of the Wellness Center will be 60 people.  This does not include the temporary rehab section currently being used by Mercy Health.
  • All members will be required to wash/sanitize their hands when entering and exiting the facility.
  • All members will be required to scan/check in.  In an effort to protect staff, we will have a self-scanner.  Please bring your scan card.  if you don't have one, then we will have a sign-in sheet and would ask you sanitize the pen after use.
  • All members must stay 6 feet away from another person.  Machines will be set up to facilitate this rule.
  • We know many people come to the Y for socialization, but in order to follow the guidelines, we would ask that after you finish your workout you immediately exit the facility; additionally, we ask that you keep socialization to a minimum and stay at least 6 feet away from another person at all times.
  • We will not be offering towel service, lost and found, coffee, socializing/furniture area and only the automatic bottle filler will work on the drinking fountain.
  • All machines/equipment must be wiped down after each use. We will provide sanitizing wipes or solution at every piece of equipment.
  • If you, or a member of your family, is feeling sick, we would ask that you not visit the facilities.  
  • You are not required to wear a mask; however, it is recommended.  Staff will be wearing masks and gloves for their and your protection.
  • The Child Watch will not be open.
  • Fitlinxx/Activelinxx will not be available.  

All of these items are subject to change. Please call the YMCA (419-739-9622) with any questions.

Programs:

All programs will restart on Monday, July 20.  Registration for programs will begin for members on Monday, July 6.  You can register on our website, our app, or by emailing us:  ldavis@wapakymca.org.  Class sizes will be limited.

In-person, phone and non-member registration will begin on Saturday, July 11.

We hope to have all schedules posted by the end of the June.

Summer Day Camp:

Summer Day Camp started on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Harvest Baptist Church.  Due to restrictions in ratios and staffing levels, space will be extremely limited.  To register for Day Camp, please email jboyer@wapakymca.org or click here.

We will work as hard as we can to accept new registrations as quickly as we can. Please be patient and understanding.  We know this may mean you will have to make tough choices, but we have to follow the rules and ensure that we can provide care based on safety and our licensing guidelines.

Fall Child Care:

Fall Child Care will start when school is back in session in August.

Land Group Fitness:

All land group fitness will restart on Monday, July 20.  Registration for programs will begin for members on Monday, July 6.  You can register on our website, our app, or by emailing us:  ldavis@wapakymca.org.  Class sizes will be limited.

In-person, phone and non-member registration will begin on Saturday, July 11.

We hope to have all schedules posted by the end of the June.

Water Group Fitness:

All water group fitness will restart on Monday, July 20.  Registration for programs will begin for members on Monday, July 6.  You can register on our website, our app, or by emailing us:  ldavis@wapakymca.org.  Class sizes will be limited.

In-person, phone and non-member registration will begin on Saturday, July 11.

We hope to have all schedules posted by the end of the June.

Summer Moon Fest Bike Tour:

For information on the 2020 Virtual Summer Moon Festival Bike Tour click here.

Aquatics:

Private swim lessons will be allowed to resume at the Holiday Inn in Wapakoneta on June 1.  This will be at the discretion of the swim lesson instructor.  We are removing all expiration dates on private swim lessons purchased after March 1, 2019.

All aquatics programs will restart on Monday, July 20.  Registration for programs will begin for members on Monday, July 6.  You can register on our website, our app, or by emailing us:  ldavis@wapakymca.org.  Class sizes will be limited.

In-person, phone and non-member registration will begin on Saturday, July 11.

We hope to have all schedules posted by the end of the June.

SPLASH:

Splash 2020 will take place in August this year.  More information to come.

Youth/Adult Sports and Teen Camps:

Here is a link to our youth sports and teen camps:

https://www.wapakymca.org/main/youth-teen-programs/

Pickleball will restart at the Y when we reopen in July. Pickleball players are welcome to use our equipment at a location of their choosing.