POLICIES

The 411

  •  YMCA ID must be used to access the facility
  • Non –Member Visitor Passes:

• Non-members can purchase a daily user pass (Maximum of 2 per year)
• We are a membership organization; we need members to provide mission programming.
• $10.00 per day Youth
• $15.00 per day Adult
• $20.00 per day Family

Guests of members:

• Guests will need to register at the front desk before admission.
• For security, Photo ID is required for guests 18 and older.
• Only Adult Members are allowed to bring in a guest. Youth cannot bring in guests.
• A fee of $2 is charge for your guest.
• Member must accompany their guest; and is responsible for their guest.
• A guest must be 18 years of age OR accompanied by an Adult member.
• Members are not allowed to bring in groups of guests.
• The Y reserves the right to limit guest passes.
• An individual can be a guest of a member twice (2) in a twelve month period.
• Abuse of the guest policy; can result in the termination of the membership.

Security Cameras:
Security cameras are placed throughout the public areas of the facility and grounds. These cameras are recording and viewing various locations and can be directed and viewed from various computers. This system allows us to deter theft and track behaviors in the event we need to retrace an incident for law enforcement.

Photo Policy:
The Y reserves the right to take photographs/video of adults and children participating in Y programs to be used in promotional materials. If you do not wish to be included please inform the Y photographer.

Member Cameras and Cell Phones:
Consider others before you pick up your cameras and cell phones; others may not want their picture taken. Use of cameras and photo cell phones of any type is prohibited in Y locker rooms.

Swimsuits:
Proper swimsuits are required in our pools. You will be asked to leave if clothing is determined innapropriate by YMCA staff.

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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.