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 11 and under: Children 11 and under 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 11 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.

  • Youth 12-17: Youth ages 12 to 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.