POLICIES

Day passes / Photo ID required with each visit

Non-members can purchase a daily pass TWO times per calendar year.

Youth:$10 
Age 17 and under must have a parent/guardian present to sign visitor waiver.
– Age 9 and under must have a parent/guardian with them at all times.

Adult, 18+: $15

Family, Parent/Guardian + dependents: $20

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Photo Policy

The YMCA reserves the right to take photographs of adults and children participating in YMCA programs. Photos are to be used in promotional materials, including YMCA website and social media platforms. If you do not wish to be included, please inform the photographer.

E-mail Collection

The purpose for collecting an e-mail address is strictly for YMCA use. The intent is to keep our members better informed of current and upcoming events. E-mails are also required for online registrations.

Security Cameras

The YMCA has security cameras placed throughout the public areas of the facility and grounds. These cameras are recording and viewing multiple locations and can be directed and viewed from various Y directors’ computers. This system allows us to deter theft and review incidents that warrant law enforcement or internal investigations.

Cell phones

The use of cameras and video recording devices, including cameras or cell phones, is prohibited in all locker rooms and restrooms.

Program Registration

Members receive early registration privileges for YMCA programs three days prior to open registration. Registration can be done in person, online, or by mail. Early registration is recommended as classes are limited in space. Registration is available during the Y’s regular hours and online at any time. Certain registrations are not accepted over the phone or online. Class minimums must be met or a program may be cancelled. The Y publishes a complete catalog three times a year. These guides are available at the facility or online at mankatoymca.org.

Program Cancellation

The Y may cancel an activity due to insufficient enrollment. When this happens, we will make every effort to contact registrants 48 hours before the scheduled start and complete refunds will be given.

When you cancel

Those who wish to withdraw their registration for an activity must do so no later than two (2) full business days before the activity is scheduled to start. *Program-specific policies regarding refunds apply to YMCA Preschool, After School Adventures, Marlins Swim Team, or camp programs. Late fees will not be returned. No refunds will be given after the two (2) business day policy prior to the start of an activity. If you are registered for a program and you cancel your membership, you will be billed for the non-member rate of the program. Member rate on programming is a benefit for members.

*YMCA Summer Camp requires 2 full weeks of notice to receive a full refund.

Emergency closings

In the event of severe weather, call the Y at 507.387.8255 or check the website at mankatoymca.org. Local radio stations (including KTOE 1420 AM) will broadcast closing announcements. If class is cancelled because of severe weather or for any other reason beyond the YMCA’s control, and classes cannot be made up, no refund will be given.

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Code of Conduct

At the Mankato Family YMCA and during YMCA programming, we expect staff, members and guests to behave in accordance with our mission and values, respecting the rights and dignity of others.

• At the YMCA we demonstrate Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility by:
• Speaking in respectful tones; refraining from the use of vulgar or derogatory language; and dressing appropriately.
• Resolving conflicts in a respectful, honest and caring manner; never resorting to physical contact or threatening gestures.
• Respecting others by refraining from intimate behavior in public; abstaining from contact of a sexual nature.
• Respecting the property of others; never engaging in theft or destruction.
• Creating a safe, caring environment; never possess, use, or distribute a weapon.
• Participating in programs to build a healthy spirit, mind and body; never engaging in the use, sale, dispensing or possession of illegal drugs or narcotics, or the use of alcohol or tobacco on YMCA premises or during YMCA programming.
• Adherence to the YMCA Code of Conduct and regulations is essential.
• Noncompliance may result in suspension or termination of YMCA membership privileges.

Zero Tolerance Philosophy

TO ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF YMCA PARTICIPANTS:
Thank you for enrolling a YMCA program. We hope that you will have a meaningful and positive experience. Our goal for each child is to receive positive reinforcement, attain success, gain exposure to a role model, and have a safe experience. To help ensure a safe experience, the YMCA maintains a “Zero Tolerance for Abuse” philosophy.

The “Zero Tolerance for Abuse” philosophy compels the YMCA to make every effort to prevent child abuse that includes but is not limited to:

• Conducting staff background checks.
• Training staff and volunteers in Child Abuse Prevention.
• Taking allegations of suspicions of child abuse seriously and reporting to the police or governmental agencies for investigation.
• Continual evaluation of programs and facilities to ensure a safe environment.

As a parent of a child who is participating in a YMCA program, we ask that you help in keeping your child safe by:

• Knowing where and when your child is participating.
• Visiting and participating at any program site your child is attending.
• Talking to your child about the importance of telling you if someone does or says something that makes them feel uncomfortable. Emphasize that adults should not ask them to keep secrets from you.
• Explaining to the child that they have a basic right to privacy and that no one should touch them inappropriately or compel them to touch someone else inappropriately.
• Talking to your child about the activities they participated in after each event.
• Being concerned if your child suddenly becomes withdrawn or balks at attending certain activities or being around a volunteer or staff member.
• Tactfully seek a reason for the behavior.
• Reporting actions by staff or volunteers that you deem inappropriate to the YMCA Executive Director who in turn will launch an immediate investigation.