Are children allowed to be at the YMCA by themselves?

We encourage parents/guardians to take an active role in their children's health and wellness.

  • Children under 12: Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times if they are in the building and are not being cared for in one of our many babysitting or childcare services. Please remain in the YMCA while your children under 12 are participating in programs such as swim lessons, dance or sports. Exceptions to this are child care, preschool, camp, swim team, Sitter Service and Parents' Night Out.

  • Children 12-17: Children between 12-17 years of age, who are members of the YMCA, are permitted to be in the building by themselves provided they scan into the facility with their valid membership upon entry and/or are registered in a YGBW program that is running at the time they are in the building.