Facility Use Policies

All YWCA facilities are alcohol-, tobacco-, and weapons-free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the facility.

An individual membership is for the purchaser only and does not allow access for anyone else. It is not transferable even to a member of a family membership type. Violation of this is a theft of service and may result in the membership being forfeited. A YWCA rec pass membership is required for access to the swimming pool, whirlpool, gymnasium, racquetball courts and fitness center. Basic and non members may purchase access to group exercise and water fitness classes. All members must bring their cards and swipe at the turnstile each visit. If you forget your card, a desk worker will allow you access three times within a prescribed amount of time. After the third occurrence, you will need to purchase a new card for $5 to gain access. Tracking member usage is an important evaluation tool for all departments. We need correct usage numbers when applying for grants and reporting on membership utilization. Tracking access is also used for security reasons. This information is only accurate if all members are individually swiping their cards at the gate. Turnstiles are located at the service desk and fitness centers.
Children under 12 years of age not permitted in building without an adult.

Membership Policy
The YWCA welcomes individuals and families regardless of age, race, religion, gender, ability or economic level. If you have special requirements and need assistance, please call our Service Desk at 717-334-9171.  If a member or guest acts in a manner inconsistent with the YWCA mission, fails to abide by the rules and regulations of the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County or acts in a manner which is harmful, potentially harmful or a threat to the safety of others, membership and/or rec pass privileges may be revoked or suspended at the discretion of the Executive Director or the Board or Directors.
Therefore, the YWCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who:

-is refusing to wear a facial covering, at all times, as mandated by the state of Pennsylvania beginning July 2, 2020.
– is a registered sex offender;
– has pleaded guilty to or been convicted of a crime involving sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect of a child, spouse or parent;
– has pleaded guilty to or been convicted of any offense related to the sale or transportation of illegal narcotic habit-forming or dangerous drugs;
– and/or is clearly under the influence of intoxicating beverages or behavior modifying drugs.

We welcome all ages of members as well as community guests to our pool. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied
by an adult aged 18 or older at all times. A complete list of pool rules is available in the pool area. Infants and toddlers MUST wear a swim diaper; diapers can be purchased at the Service Desk. Participants must shower before entering the pool. Users’ good
hygiene is essential to the maintenance and sanitation of the pool. Please use good judgment in choosing your swim wear.

Whirlpool users must be at least 18 years old. Participants must shower before entering the whirlpool. Users’ good hygiene is essential to the maintenance and sanitation of the whirlpool.

The gymnasium is available for member use when there is not a program scheduled. Basketballs are located behind the desk in the fitness center; please return them when you are finished using them. Member children (10+ years) are not permitted in the gym without an adult. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.  This is not a YWCA supervised  program; please use your judgement in allowing your children in this area. Parent or responsible adult must be in the building and the child must know where to locate the adult.

Fitness Center
As a non-profit organization, it is the responsibility of both staff and members alike to take care of our equipment. We ask that
you take ownership of your workout space. In other words, if you see someone breaking the rules, bring it to the attention of
a YWCA staff member. We have rules for this facility designed for the safety and comfort of all our members. If we all work together to enforce the rules, the YWCA fitness facility will continue to be the great place that it is!  Click for more on Fitness Center rules.

Personal Training Policy (approved by YWCA Board of Directors: February 25, 2013)
The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County offers personal training services to include instruction, coaching, advice, lessons or demonstration concerning physical exercise, physical fitness, exercise strategies, nutrition, wellness, fitness equipment and other fitness-related activities by certified personal trainers employed by the YWCA.

No personal training by members or guests is permitted. A member or guest may not solicit or conduct any personal training as defined above, with or without compensation. This applies to any and all sessions, one on one or with two or more people.

If a member/guest is found to be engaged in any activities noted above, they will be notified of this policy and it will be brought to the attention of the Executive Director. At the discretion of the Executive Director, if the member/guest continues any of the activities noted above, he/she will lose membership privileges immediately without refund.

Locker Rooms
Please be mindful of wet and dry areas in YWCA locker rooms. For the comfort and privacy of all members, children age 4 and
older are required to use their same gender locker room. Parents bringing opposite gender children age 4 and older may
use the special assistance (ADA compliant) room. See the Service Desk for the key. Adults are responsible for children that they
bring into the locker room and must stay with them at all times. Cell phone usage is not permitted in the locker rooms or fitness
center. Baby changing areas are located in the men’s and women’s aquatic locker rooms.

Courts are to be used only for racquetball, walley ball and similar sports. Reservations can be made at the service desk for
free, but are not required. If you wish to borrow equipment, you must leave your membership card with the attendant and it will
be returned when the equipment is returned. There is a $25 charge for a returned broken racquet unless it occurs from regular
wear and tear. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lost & Found
See the Service Desk to turn in found items or to inquire about lost items. The YWCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Items left over 30 days are donated to charities or discarded.