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HELLO! NICE TO MEET YOU Benefits, Guidelines and Services CEDAR RAPIDS METRO YMCA

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Welcome! At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Everyday we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Since 1868, the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA has contributed to the lives of hundreds of thousands of boys and girls, and men and women of all ages, races, religions and economic backgrounds. The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is, and always has been dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for a common good. Thank you for choosing the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA for your programs and fitness. It is our privilege to serve you!

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Where Can I Find It? Member Information Membership Information..................................................................................................................................4 Non-Profit Status...............................................................................................................................................4 Upgrading Memberships..................................................................................................................................4 Corporate Memberships...................................................................................................................................4 Military Memberships.......................................................................................................................................5 Financial Assistance...........................................................................................................................................5 Membership Suspensions................................................................................................................................5 Denying Membership.........................................................................................................................................5

General Information Holiday Closings..................................................................................................................................................5 Program/Class Registration.............................................................................................................................6 Program/Class Cancellations..........................................................................................................................6 Personal Training................................................................................................................................................6 Massage Therapy................................................................................................................................................6 Program Credit Policy........................................................................................................................................6 Inclement Weather Policy.................................................................................................................................6 Guest Policy..........................................................................................................................................................7 AWAY Program....................................................................................................................................................7 Birthday Parties..................................................................................................................................................7 Building/Room Rentals.....................................................................................................................................7 Locker Rentals.....................................................................................................................................................7 Towels.....................................................................................................................................................................7 Membership Cards/YMCA Access System.................................................................................................7 Parking....................................................................................................................................................................7 Bicycle Parking.....................................................................................................................................................8 Age Requirements..............................................................................................................................................8 Food and Beverage............................................................................................................................................9 Accidents and Incidents...................................................................................................................................9 Lost and Found....................................................................................................................................................9 Valuables................................................................................................................................................................9 Telephone Usage.................................................................................................................................................9 Cell Phones............................................................................................................................................................9 Disciplinary Action..............................................................................................................................................9 ActivTrax................................................................................................................................................................9 Strong Kids Campaign.......................................................................................................................................9 YMCA Areas of Focus For Youth Development For Healthy Living For Social Responsibility Rules.....................................................................................................................................................................10 Top 10 Member Questions Answered.....................................................................................................14

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Member Information As a member of the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area, you have full access to all our facilities. You may use the Helen G. Nassif YMCA in downtown Cedar Rapids, the Stoney Point YMCA on the west side of Cedar Rapids, or the Marion YMCA. All YMCA members also enjoy great savings on programs, classes, childcare, and YMCA Camp Wapsie. We take pride in keeping all of our facilities clean, safe, and well maintained. Membership includes: Use of all Cedar Rapids/Marion branches Early registration for resident camps at YMCA Camp Wapsie Reduced program/class fees Nursery/babysitting Towel service Locker use (don’t forget your lock!) AWAY program-guest privileges at many YMCAs nationwide (pg 7) ActivTrax personal wellness program A friendly, caring staff to help you at any time. Open gym Pick-up basketball and/or volleyball games Open swim Water walking/Lap swimming All land and water based classes Whirlpool Sauna* Steam room* Racquetball/Handball* Fitness Center Free weights Fitness classes Family nights Indoor track* Being a part of a community

payments will continue in effect until the membership notifies the YMCA in writing. Written notice must be received at the YMCA no later than the 26th of the month prior to the requested date of cancellation. Memberships are not transferable to another person or to another YMCA.

NonProfit Status People refer to YMCAs as charities. But what makes the Y a charitable organization? The YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area exists solely to benefit the people in your community. As a volunteer-founded, volunteer-led organization, all revenue remains in the YMCA; no profits are paid to a group of shareholders and all YMCA assets belong to the community. For these reasons, your YMCA seeks charitable contribution to continually meet the needs of the people it serves. Membership dues pay for everyday operations but your YMCA conducts annual fundraising campaigns to raise money for the extra charitable programs that help your community grow strong.

Upgrading Memberships Individual YMCA memberships may be upgraded to Couple or Family memberships. Please contact the Front Desk at any branch for more information.

Corporate Memberships The YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area invites your company or organization to take advantage of the YMCA Corporate Membership Program which offers a WIDE array of health and wellness programs. The YMCA offers three options to best fit your company and its needs: Option 1: Savings based on % of employees enrolled as members. Option 2: Savings based on # of employees enrolled as members. Option 3: Company pre-pays for all membership fees and company received 18% off membership fees. Savings can be from 5-18% based on how many employees are enrolled as members. To start a Corporate Group, please contact Dave Thielen, Metropolitan Director of Health and Wellness, at 377.7361.

* indicates Helen G. Nassif YMCA only.

Please Note: Age restrictions enforced. All memberships are sold on an annual basis. In the event payment is not received by the renewal date, membership will be terminated. Renewing after termination requires payment of the Joiner’s Fee in addition to the membership cost. Bank Draft membership

Examples of YMCA services offered: • YMCA participation in company-sponsored Health Fairs; • On-site mini-fitness evaluations; • Fitness Classes; • Monthly facility usage reports;

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Benefits to employees for being Corporate Group Members: • If new employees sign up within 30 days of employment, the Joiner’s Fee is waived. New employees must present a “New Employee Voucher” at the YMCA; • Pay no Joiner’s Fee during YMCA on-site events; • Experience improved overall health and fitness; • Enjoy increased ability to cope with stress; • Experience a more positive attitude toward life; • See how an active lifestyle promotes a positive attitude and increased energy. Please note: Company must have a minimum of four employees at each renewal date.


Military Policy

Membership Suspensions

The Armed Services YMCA, the Department of Defense and the YMCA are partners in providing memberships FREE to eligible military families. Who is eligible? Title 10 personnel only, including: Family members of Title 10 deployed National Guard or Reservists Relocated family members of deployed Active Duty personnel Independent Duty personnel when the command is approved by their Military Service Headquarters Who is NOT eligible? Title 32 personnel and families Most regular Active Duty personnel assigned to a military installation New military recruits Military retirees and veterans Parents of service personnel (unless they have proof of child custody) Coast Guard personnel (as they are Homeland Security, not DoD)

The YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area has the right to either suspend or revoke a membership if a member’s behavior or language is judged to be in conflict with the welfare of YMCA staff or patrons, or in conflict with the YMCA’s mission. The Branch Executive at each branch will render the final decision on a revoked or suspended membership.

We also allow Active Duty personnel visiting the Cedar Rapids area for less than 30 days FREE access to YMCA facilities. Stop by any YMCA facility and get information. For more information regarding this program, contact a front desk staff at any branch.

Financial Assistance Policy Because the YMCA is community-based and believes that its programs and services should be available to everyone, we offer an Income-Based Membership Pricing structure. This program offers a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit the financial situation of each individual household in our community. We believe people should have access to the programs and services at the YMCA that nurture the spirit, mind, and body – regardless of their personal financial circumstances. What is Income-Based Pricing? Exactly what it suggests – it is a way to work with families and individuals to assure they, too, can afford to have a YMCA membership, based on the gross annual income of their household. The program uses an income-based rate scale that is designed so that all people may have access to the YMCA, regardless of income. How do I qualify/sign up? The graduated income-based rate scale is designed for gross annual household incomes up to $60,000 (or an individual earning $50,000 or less). The scale is divided into income ranges and membership categories, which include: · Adult (age 23-64) · Active Older Adult (age 65 and older) · Couple Household · One-Adult Household · Two-Adult Household · Three-Adult Household Those with gross annual household income greater than $60,000 (or an individual earning $50,000 or more) are expected to pay the regular established YMCA fees. Households with gross annual incomes over $60,000 and significant extraordinary expenses may qualify for assistance and should discuss their particular situations with a YMCA Branch Executive. Just bring your most recent 1040 tax forms to the Front Desk of any branch to find out if you qualify and for how much! 5

Denying Membership The YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area reserves the right to deny membership if a prospective member’s behavior or language is judged to be in conflict with the welfare of either YMCA staff or patrons, or in conflict with the YMCA’s mission. The Branch executive at each branch will render the final decision.


General Information

Yoga/Pilates Personal Training If you have always wanted to learn Yoga or Pilates or would like to Everywhere you look at the YMCA, you are reminded of the four core take yourself to the next level then this is for you. Learn to relax, values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. As you visit, build endurance and sculpt a leaner body with the help of a certified please take time to remember to adhere to these important life values. Yoga/Pilates instructor. Equipment Orientation We kept these core values in mind as we developed this booklet. Learn the proper use of the selectorized weight machines in the Please know that at the heart of each rule is the desire for our Fitness Center. Sign up at the Front Desk for orientations. members, guests, program participants, and staff to be safe, and to be respectful of one another. Massage Therapy

Holiday Closings

The Helen G. Nassif YMCA offers massage therapy. For more information, or to schedule an appointment at the Helen G Nassif YMCA, please call Meg Carlson at 310-8213. Please Note: You must give 24-hours notice to cancel a massage therapy appointment. Otherwise, you will be charged the full fee.

The YMCA branches will be closed on the following holidays: Labor Day Thanksgiving Christmas Eve (Close at Noon) Christmas Day New Year’s Eve (Close at 5 p.m.) New Year’s Day (Limited hours and branches) Easter Memorial Day Fourth of July

Program Credit Policy Should the YMCA need to cancel a class, a full YMCA system credit will be issued to the participant. Should the participant cancel prior to the first class, a credit will be provided, less a $5 service charge. No credit will be given after the first classes. All credits are good for one year from date of issue.

Program/Class Registration Payment in full is required at the time of registration. all class information can be found in one of the Activity Guides, divided into three categories: for Youth Development, for Healthy Living and for Social Responsibility. Each of these three areas has four offering categories which contain our programs. Also note our online registration can be an easy way to sign up for programs while at work or at home. A $5 late registration fee may be applied if registering after stated registration dates. The late fee for adult team leagues is $15.

Program/Class Cancellations The YMCA reserves the right to cancel classes if minimum enrollment is not met. Cancellation decisions will be made on the day prior to the start of the program. Registrants will be contacted.

Personal Training If you have reached a plateau or are looking for specific fitness training, or just want a one on one boost to get in shape, then work with a nationally certified personal trainer. Cost: See Personal Training Brochures at Front Desk of any branch Partner Personal Training Share the session with a friend with similar goals. Cycling Personal Training Improve pedaling technique, efficient pedaling, energy conservation, climbing hills, descending hills, riding in traffic, riding faster, and touring are all important skills you can learn with a certified cycling instructor.

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Inclement Weather

Guest Policy

The YMCA has developed the following inclement weather policies out of concern for the safety of our members, program participants, guests, and staff. For weather-related closings/cancellations, check our website at www.crmetroymca.org. Also, check local TV/Radio.

Our priority, first and foremost, is our Members. With that said, we know there are times when you want to share the YMCA with friends and family members who are not YMCA Members. While we welcome guests, we have found it necessary to make clear our YMCA Guest Policy…

If a school has a weather-related cancellation, any youth or adult programs held ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, are cancelled. Decisions for YMCA youth and adult programs, held at a YMCA location will be made by 3pm on a questionable day. Child Care Programs: • Early School Dismissals: If school dismisses early due to inclement weather, Child Care will be open. However, the YMCA will not provide van transportation to the sites. Parents/Guardians may bring students to the sites. • School Cancellations: The YMCA will attempt to provide child care when school is cancelled due to weather. The program will start ONLY if the staff can arrive safely to the site. Please call the site coordinator for up-to-date information. (See telephone numbers below.) • School Delays: If the start of school is delayed, the YMCA WILL provide child care. However, if the weather worsens, the YMCA reserves the right to close child care. Parents/Guardians will be notified regarding the time to pick up children. • School Age Child Care program participants should call their Site Coordinator if uncertain about whether or not your site it is open. Site Coordinators’ Cell Phone Numbers: Marion: (319) 551-0120 Truman: (319) 551-0121 Van Buren: (319) 551-3902 Lightning: In the event of lightning, our pools will close for ½ hour after last bolt of lightning has been sighted. Weekends: Decisions regarding changes in youth/adult programs and classes due to inclement weather will be made as soon as possible and relayed to the local media. Please check www.crmetroymca.org for the most accurate information regarding program status. Building Closings: In most cases of inclement weather, the YMCA will hold regular hours. HOWEVER, if safety is a concern, the Helen G. Nassif, Marion, and Stoney Point YMCAs may open later or close early. Please check www.crmetroymca.org for the most accurate information regarding our building or program status.

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* Guests visiting the YMCA will be charged a guest fee as follows: • $5 per visit per youth (18 and under) • $10 per visit per adult (ages 19 and older) • $15 per visit per family (1-2 adults and legally dependent minor children) * ALL Guests MUST show a photo ID * Guests who do not have a photo ID are required to obtain approval from YMCA Branch Executives or his/her staff designee * Guests may only visit THREE TIMES per calendar year * Guests MUST complete a Guest Card and have a photo taken for YMCA files * Abuse of the YMCA Guest Policy can result in membership suspension for Members and denial of future admittance to the YMCA for Guests * Guests ARE NOT allowed at the Helen G Nassif YMCA from 11:30 am to 1:30pm, Monday through Friday. And we’re sorry but no youth members are allowed during this time either.

AWAY Program The YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area participates in the National YMCA AWAY (Always Welcome AT YMCAs) program. We welcome AWAY member guests to use our facilities free 12 times per calendar year. After the 12th AWAY visit, AWAY member guests are asked to pay $5 per visit. AWAY member guests may not bring guests, and may not register for programs. Each YMCA develops its own policies for administering the AWAY program. For that reason, we suggest that you contact the YMCA you are visiting ahead of time to verify their policies. YMCAs that participate in the AWAY program are listed on the YMCA of the USA web site. Go to www.ymca.net and click on “Find Your Y.” Participating YMCAs are highlighted. You also may call 1.888.333.9622 to find the nearest YMCA during your travels.


Birthday Parties

Bicycle Parking

Rooms are available to rent for birthday parties at all YMCA branches. Rooms may be used for playing games, enjoying refreshments, or opening gifts. Partygoers may then play in the pool and gym! For more information, or to reserve a date, contact the Marion, Helen G. Nassif or Stoney Point YMCAs. Check with each branch for number of guests allowed.

At the Helen G. Nassif YMCA, the colorful letters that spell out the “YMCA” just across from the entrance may look like a sculpture, but they actually provide a place to lock up bicycles. Bike racks also are available at the Marion and Stoney Point YMCAs. If you ride a bike to the YMCA, you must lock it up. Bikes may not be left by doorways, on sidewalks, or anywhere else in and around the buildings. Bike owners are responsible for locking up their bikes. The YMCA is not responsible for stolen or damaged bicycles.

Building and Room Rentals All YMCA branches are available for building and facility rentals when space is available. A deposit is required to hold a date. A group usage agreement and regulation sheet may be picked up at any YMCA branch. The deposit will be returned within a week after the event if no damage has occurred. Contact any YMCA for more information.

Age Requirements: Please Note: This is a general guideline. The YMCA reserves the right to make adjustments as needed and to determine what “responsible” behaviors are for supervisors of young children. YMCA AGE POLICIES

Locker Rentals Lockers may be rented in the men’s and women’s locker rooms at the Helen G. Nassif and Marion YMCAs only (please ask at front desk for fees and payment arrangements). Lockers are available for per-visit use at all YMCA branches. Please lock lockers while using our facilities. The YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area is not responsible for damaged, lost, or stolen items. Padlocks on non-rental lockers MUST be removed after each locker use. Locks left on daily use lockers will be removed at the close of the business day. Padlocks are sold at the front desks of the Helen G Nassif and Stoney Point YMCAs

Towels The YMCA has a free towel service. However, to save energy, please limit towel usage to one or two per visit.

Membership Cards/YMCA Access System After you join the YMCA, you may be given a temporary membership card. After your membership payment is processed, you will receive a plastic permanent card at the Front Desk. We will take your photo before you receive your permanent card. The purpose of taking your photograph is to ensure that no one else may use your card to gain access to the YMCA. The photo is not on your permanent card. Instead, the photo is in our computer system, available only to YMCA staff. Once you receive your permanent card, you must present it at the Front Desk EACH TIME you enter any YMCA branch. If you forget your card, you must show a photo ID to enter any YMCA branch. This policy is in place for your safety and security. (PLEASE NOTE: Lost cards may be replaced for $5)

Parking At the Helen G. Nassif YMCA, free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the YMCA (at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Third Street) and across the street from the entrance to the Helen G. YMCA (on Seventh Avenue). A two-hour limit per visit is enforced. On-street metered parking also is available on Seventh Avenue and Second and Third streets. Both the Marion and Stoney Point YMCAs have parking lots in front of their facilities. Please be respectful of others by parking only in allocated parking spaces. Vehicles that are parked illegally will be towed at the owners’ expense.

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Area Hot Tub Fitness Center Fitness Classes Water Exercise classes Track Building Gym Racquetball Courts Pool

Ages Not Allowed

Supervised Ages Allowed

11 and under 9 and under

12-14 10-12

Unsupervised Ages Allowed 15+ 13+

12 and under

13+

12 and under

13+

5 and under

6-9 9 and under 9 and under 9 and under

10+ 10+ 10+ 10+

9 and under

10+


SO WHAT CAN WE DO AND AT WHAT AGE? Age Under 6

6 years

7 years

8 years

9 years

10 years

11 years

Programs/Areas Available YES-Must be Babysitting, Tae WITH guardian Kwon Do, Swim Lessons, Youth Sports YES-Must be Babysitting, WITH guardian Tae Kwon Do, Swim Lessons, Youth Sports, Indoor Track with guardian YES-Must be Babysitting, WITH guardian Tae Kwon Do, Swim Lessons, Youth Sports, Indoor Track with guardian YES-Must be Babysitting, WITH guardian Tae Kwon Do, Swim Lessons, Youth Sports, Racquetball Lessons, Indoor Track with guardian YES-Must be Babysitting, WITH guardian Tae Kwon Do, Swim Lessons, Youth Sports, Racquetball Lessons, Indoor Track with guardian No guardian Tae Kwon Do, needed in building, Swim Lessons, except in Fitness Youth Sports, Center Fitness Center Racquetball Lessons, Indoor Track, Gyms, Pool, Racquetball Courts No guardian Tae Kwon Do, needed in building, Swim Lessons, except in Fitness Youth Sports, Center Fitness Center Racquetball Lessons, Indoor Track, Gyms, Pool, Racquetball Courts

12 years

No guardian needed in building, except in Fitness Center

13-14 year olds

No guardian needed in building

15 and older

No guardian needed in building

Guardian Needed?

Tae Kwon Do, Swim Lessons, Youth Sports, Fitness Center Racquetball Lessons, Indoor Track, Gyms, Pool, Racquetball Courts Tae Kwon Do, Swim Lessons, Youth Sports, Fitness Center Racquetball Lessons, Indoor Track, Gyms, Pool, Racquetball Courts, Exercise Classes ANY

Food and Beverages Please help us maintain a safe and clean atmosphere by adhering to the following: Please do not take food or drink past the front lobby. Water, only, is permitted beyond the front lobby. Glass containers are not allowed. Treats for players must be distributed in the front lobby

Accidents and Incidents In the event of an accident, injury, or unusual incident, you are asked to please contact a YMCA staff member. YMCA staff may request that you help fill out an incident report. If necessary, emergency personnel will be contacted. (NOTE: You are participating in activities at your own risk and are responsible for yourself, your children, and your guests).

Lost and Found The YMCA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. If you believe you have left an item at the YMCA, please check at the Front Desk. Most items turned in at the Front Desk are kept for three weeks. The items are then given to a charitable organization. The YMCA will immediately discard any personal items such as underwear, combs, and hairbrushes that are found lying around.

Valuables The YMCA advises against bringing valuables and large sums of money into the building. Personal items should be stored in a locked locker. Please be advised that the YMCA does not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.

Telephone Usage Telephones at the Front Desk are for business use by YMCA staff. However, staff will place calls for YMCA patrons who need to make quick phone calls (i.e., to arrange transportation). Calls should be limited to one minute. Anyone caught misusing or vandalizing the telephone will be asked to leave the building.

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Cell Phones The use of cell phones with camera capabilities is prohibited on YMCA property. All cell phone usage is restricted to the front lobby of each YMCA branch. Anyone who does not follow this policy will be asked to leave.

Disciplinary Action When YMCA rules and polices are not followed, member/guest privileges may be suspended. YMCA staff will make every effort to listen to all sides of an issue and to be fair when determining consequences. Depending upon the seriousness of the infraction, members/guests may lose their YMCA privileges, either for a specified period of time or permanently. Actions such as physical violence will not be tolerated. YMCA staff will contact law enforcement officials if necessary to deal with issues, such as violence, theft, suspected theft, and unruly patrons.

ActivTrax ActivTrax is a revolutionary web-based virtual trainer program that takes the guesswork out of your workout. AND it’s FREE to our members. Simply take a quick 5-step strength test with a fitness center attendant (must sign up for orientation to complete). Then get a personal workout based on your level of ability. Workouts can then be accessed from your home or work computer OR use our free-standing kiosks in the buildings to print out your workout for the day. Then, when finished, kids and adults alike can put in what they just did to keep track of how they are doing working toward those personal goals. Have children who participate in activities at the YMCA? Get them going by recording the activity they do while at the Y. (basketball, soccer, shooting hoops, it all counts!) Teach them early what it means to understand being healthy!

The purpose of the Strong Kids Campaign is to provide financial assistance to children and families in need. The YMCA asks the community to contribute each year. These dollars help cover the cost of scholarships and allow children and families the chance to participate in and benefit from the many YMCA programs and services. Since 1868, the YMCA has been a very important part of our community. One of the best things the YMCA does is provide youth with positive experiences that help them grow up to live happy, productive lives. YMCA programs provide positive alternatives to the many negative temptations that face youth every day.

YMCA Areas of Focus The YMCA Areas of Focus are the way we structure ourselves so you can better understand what we do and why we do it. Each Area of Focus has four Offering Categories that define the types of programs and services offered by the YMCA. All YMCA programs and services fall into one of these twelve categories.

For Youth Development Nurturing the potential of every child and teen CHILD CARE Whether it’s before or after school, summer day camp or the Y’s Early Out Club, the YMCA Child Care program has plenty of activities for your child. Our program focuses on providing children with an educational, nurturing, positive, safe, and diverse atmosphere. Team sports, arts and crafts, character development, social games and youth choices are all aspects of our weekly programming. We provide transportation to and from certain schools. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP

AND, another great aspect of the ActivTrax program is the nutrition component. This additional component complements your work out routine. If you take some time to enter your personal information, it provides a weekly meal plan and even a grocery list for recipes that help you work toward eating better. Struggling with weight? ActivTrax can give you nutritional guidance by recording calories in and calories out.

Many of the programs at the Y have an underlying goal of education and/or teaching leaadership skills. It may be during YMCA Camp Wapsie youth retreats or in our home school swim lessons but you can be sure that having kids engage in life-long skill learning is an integral part of the program.

Strong Kids Campaign

At the YMCA, everybody plays and everybody is a winner! With the emphasis on participation, each child plays, learns and thrives regardless of size or ability. As a result, your child will learn good sportsmanship, teamwork, build self-esteem, safety and have a great time in any of our youth sports, swim lessons, parents’ night out or other swim, sports or play program!

The annual YMCA Strong Kids Campaign (formerly Partnership With Youth) enables the association to pursue its goal of helping people develop to their fullest potential, regardless of their ability to pay.

SWIM, SPORTS, PLAY

YMCA CAMP WAPSIE Camp Wapsie is a year-round facility, located just off the Wapsipinicon River on 172 acres of wetlands and woodlands outside of Coggon. Rental of the camp during the off summer residential camping months is available for family reunions, overnight school programs, school field trips, church groups, scouting groups, or whatever your group can create. When it’s cold outside, Camp Wapsie is warm and beautiful with our heated cabins and lodge. YMCA Camp Wapsie also offers Day Camp, Resident Camp, retreats, and Leader In Training (LIT) and Counselor In Training (CIT). Come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and natural beauty of the oxbow lake and the multitude of waterfowl, turkeys, and other birds.

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Rules

For Healthy Living Improving the nation’s health and well-being Family Time provides recreational and social interaction opportunities for families to spend time together away from home in a fun and safe environment. The goal of Family Time is to strengthen the family unit, regardless of its composition.

The YMCA works hard everyday to promote and model the important character values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility through its programs, services, staff, and volunteers. And Safety and Security of members is of the utmost importance. The following rules have been thoughtfully developed with these values and ideals as our guide.

HEALTH, WELL-BEING AND FITNESS

GENERAL BUILDING

The YMCA has been influencing healthy lifestyles around the world since 1844. Our fitness programs focus on personal well being, and enhancing the spirit, mind, and body. A variety of programs are available, including aerobics, strength training, cardiovascular training, yoga, ActivTrax, and Tae Kwon Do. But it’s not all about keeping yourself fit. We offer many classes around helping in your community. From CPR to lifeguard classes, we have a program that helps you keep your community safe and secure.

Cell phones may only be used in the front lobby. Respect & Safety

YMCA members are expected to present their membership cards at the Front Desk each time they enter the YMCA or register for a YMCA program. Respect & Security

Some areas of the YMCA are restricted by age or require adult supervision. Members must accept responsibility for knowing and following these age restrictions. Please see YMCA Age Restrictions on page 8. Safety & Security

YMCA adult sports provide adults with fun and safe opportunities for fitness! We offer various sports at varying levels of competition in both the team and individual atmosphere.

YMCA patrons are expected to show respect to YMCA staff, other YMCA patrons and their property, and for the YMCA building and grounds. Caring & Respect

GROUP INTEREST

Spitting is not allowed. Safety & Respect

FAMILY TIME

SPORTS AND RECREATION

• Sometimes you just want to learn a new skill. Visit YMCA Camp Wapsie has Adult Retreats where leadership skills, teamwork and trust • are at the core. Or maybe you just want to learn how to dance in a • ballroom setting. Group interest classes are there for you to learn a new skill or enhance an existing one. •

For Social Responsibility Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

Profanity and vulgar language are prohibited. Respect Inappropriate physical contact is not allowed. Respect YMCA “Member Only” times must be honored. Respect & Responsibility YMCA patrons must prepare to leave the building as closing time approaches. Respect & Responsibility

Food and beverages are not allowed past the front lobby. Water, only, is allowed in all areas of the building. Honesty, Respect & Responsibility

Glass objects, with the exception of eyeglasses, are not allowed in the building. Honesty, Respect & Responsibility

Tobacco products, alcohol, illegal drugs, and weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited. Caring, Respect & Responsibility

GLOBAL SERVICES

The Y is a global organization that looks to our counterparts worldwide as partners, supporters and volunteers. With exchange programs at YMCA Camp Wapsie, your child is introduced to new cultures that enhance the experience your child gets while in a camp program.

Appropriate shoes and clothing must be worn at all times. Shoes must be worn, except for in the locker rooms and pool area. Safety, Cleanliness & Respect

Clothing with inappropriate language/ graphics is not permitted. Tattoos with inappropriate language/graphics must be kept covered. Caring & Respect

VOLUNTEERISM

YMCA staff must be notified in case of accident, injury, or unusual incident on YMCA property. Caring & Responsibility

YMCA patrons are responsible for personal property while using the facility. Responsibility

Please lock your belongings in a locker. The YMCA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. Responsibility

SOCIAL SERVICES We are a partner in our community. As such, the Y gives assistance to military families whose loved ones are overseas, community organizations that want to encourage healthy living or to YOU when you find yourself in a situation where financial assistance may be needed to continue your YMCA membership. We invest in our community.

The YMCA is built on utilizing volunteers as its basis for programs, policies and services. You can make a difference as a youth sports coach, board member, donor or special event volunteer at the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA. Ask any front desk, program, or managerial staff member for information on how you can give back to your Y. ADVOCACY State-wide and even nation-wide, the YMCA is an advocate for youth and families. Advocating for physical activity and better child care for all is only part of how the YMCA is looking out for our community.

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POOL & POOL AREA

GYMNASIUM

The lifeguard on duty has final authority on all rules and safety regulations. Respect & Responsibility

Food and beverages are not allowed. Water, only, is permitted. Safety & Cleanliness

A soap shower is required before entering the pool and whirlpool. Respect & Responsibility

Gym bags, coats, clothing and other personal items should be locked in lockers. Clutter is not allowed. Safety & Respect

A lifeguard must be on duty for the pool and whirlpool to be used. Safety & Respect

Proper clothing is required. Respect & Cleanliness

In the event of lightning, the pool will close. Safety

Shoes must be worn at all times and must be non-marking. Safety, Health & Respect

Running, pushing, shoving, and roughhousing are not allowed. Safety & Respect

Dunking is permitted only on breakaway rims. Patrons may not hang on rims. Safety & Respect

Anyone having an open wound or contagious disease is prohibited from using the pool or whirlpool. Safety, Health, Caring & Honesty

Kicking of basketballs, volleyballs and other equipment is prohibited Safety & Respect

A swimming test may be required (according to the Pool Age Requirements, page 8) or in order to swim in the deep end. Safety & Responsibility

Please note: YMCA patrons who break gym rules will be asked to leave the building. Respect

Lap lanes are for lap swimming only. Safety & Respect

Chronic offenders may lose their YMCA member/guest privileges, temporarily or permanently. Respect

NOONTIME PICK-UP VOLLEYBALL

Kickboards, hand paddles, pull buoys, and fins are only for use by lap swimmers, swim clinic participants, and swim lesson participants. Respect & Responsibility

The Helen G. Nassif YMCA offers Noontime Pick-Up Volleyball on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Just show up and play!

Pool toys may only be used during Family Swim times and YMCA swim lessons. Respect & Responsibility

NOONTIME PICK-UP BASKETBALL

Diving blocks are only for YMCA instructional and swim team use. Respect & Responsibility

Proper swim attire is required. Shorts and T-shirts are not allowed in the pool. Safety & Respect

WHIRLPOOL

Adult Noontime Pick-up Basketball is for YMCA members who are at least 18 years old and wish to get their exercise playing basketball. The YMCA is a member and value-driven organization. We ask that the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility be demonstrated by all in our facility. Those who choose not to display these values by following YMCA rules will be asked to leave.

Age restrictions are strictly enforced (please see Age Restrictions Policy on page 8). Safety, Health & Responsibility

The following rules apply to noontime pick-up basketball at the Helen G. Nassif YMCA only.

YMCA patrons with medical conditions, including pregnancy, should not use the whirlpool without first consulting with a physician. Safety, Health & Responsibility

YMCA patrons with open wounds and/or contagious diseases are not allowed in the whirlpool. Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility

1. Noontime Pick-up Basketball is from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is for YMCA Members ONLY who are at least 18 years of age. No guests are allowed in the building during this time. YMCA members caught bringing in nonmembers during this time period will have their memberships suspended for a minimum two weeks.

YMCA patrons are advised against using the whirlpool immediately following exercise or while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs. Safety, Health & Responsibility

Exercise is not permitted in the whirlpool. Safety & Health

The whirlpool should not be used longer than 10 minutes. Safety, Health & Responsibility

Diving and jumping into the whirlpool is not allowed. Safety & Responsibility

A soap shower is required before entering the whirlpool. Health & Respect

Soap products, lotions, and oils are not allowed. Health & Respect

Proper swim attire is required. Shorts and T-shirts are not allowed in the pool. Safety & Respect

2. The first 10 people on the court play the first game. The next 10 will start a new game on one of the open courts. Players will not be allowed to stay at the first court and wait for that game to end. If another 10 players arrive, they must start a game on the third court and will not be allowed to wait for one of the other courts to finish.

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3. The first people to arrive after the game has started play next. Players must be present immediately when the game is over. If five people or less are waiting to play, they are automatically in the next game and do not need to shoot for a spot. If there are less than five people, the team that lost will shoot to fill the open spots. 4. If more then five people are waiting, the first five to arrive will play in the next game on the first available court. The remaining people automatically play on the next available court.


5. The offensive team will call all violations. Excessive arguing will not be tolerated. Anyone who continuously argues will be asked to leave the building and will have his or her membership suspended for a minimum two weeks. If there is a disagreement during a loose ball, one player will shoot one shot from threepoint range. If the shooter makes it, the call will go his/her way. If he/she misses, the call will go to the other team. Again, there will be no arguing. 6. In the case of a jump ball, the defensive team will gain position. 7. Physical violence of any type will not be tolerated. Members who are physically violent will have their YMCA memberships suspended for a minimum of one month. 8. Any YMCA staff can ask you to leave if they feel you are not following the gym rules set by the YMCA.

TRACK (HELEN G. NASSIF YMCA ONLY) The track has specific age requirements. Please see the YMCA Age Restrictions Policy on page 8. Please note: 13 laps on the inside lane or 12 laps on the outside lane equals 1 mile. •

Athletic shoes must be worn. Safety & Respect

Walkers must stay to the inside lane. Safety & Respect

Track users must walk or run in single file. Safety & Respect

Standing or stopping to observe activity on the basketball courts below is not allowed on the track. Safety & Respect

Track users must stay alert to people entering the track. Safety & Respect

Strollers, infant carriers, and car seats are not allowed. Parents/ Guardians may carry infants in baby carriers worn on the body. Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility & Safety

Patrons needing to use walking devices may do so. Safety

On Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday, track users are to go in a clockwise direction. Health and Safety

On Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday, track users are to go in a counterclockwise direction. Health & Safety

FITNESS CENTER •

The Fitness Center has very strict age requirements. Please see Age Restrictions Policy on page 8. Safety

Equipment orientation is strongly recommended for all ages and is required for youth 10 – 17. Safety, Respect & Responsibility

YMCA patrons are encouraged to lock up personal items. Gym bags are not allowed in the Fitness Center. Safety & Security

Fitness Center patrons are required to wear proper clothing and athletic shoes. Health & Safety

Jeans and jean shorts are not allowed. Comfort & Respect

Appropriate attire, such as T-shirts and tank tops, must be worn at all times. The YMCA reserves the right to determine “appropriate attire.” Comfort & Respect

Food and beverages are not allowed. Only water in plastic containers is allowed in the Fitness Center. Safety, Cleanliness & Respect

RACQUETBALL & HANDBALL COURTS (HELEN G. NASSIF YMCA ONLY)

Boom boxes are not permitted. Respect

Please do not slam or drop weights. Respect

Spotters and/or weight collars must be used at all times. Safety

Some equipment requires users to be at least 4-foot-11. Please check with YMCA staff. Safety

The racquetball and handball courts have very specific age requirements. Please see the Age Restrictions Policy on page 8. •

Court age restrictions must be followed. Honesty, Respect & Responsibility

Phone-in and walk-in court reservations will be taken at the following days/times: Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. Sunday: Noon. These reservations for the hour on the hour. Respect

Only YMCA Members age 18 and older may make reservations.

Same-day reservations only.

The member who reserves the court must be playing on the reserved court!

Courts will be held only 10 minutes past the reserved start time.

Safety goggles are strongly recommended for all court users and required of YMCA patrons under age 18. If you do not have goggles, please check out a pair at the Front Desk. Safety & Responsibility

Wooden racquets are not allowed. Safety & Responsibility

CARDIOVASCULAR EQUIPMENT •

Patrons are asked to sign up to use cardiovascular equipment. Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility

During peak times, patrons must sign up to use equipment for a limit of 20 minutes. Respect & Responsibility

A 40-minute time limit per piece of equipment is enforced during non-peak times. Caring, Honesty. Respect & Responsibility

Equipment malfunctions must be reported immediately to YMCA staff. Caring, Honesty. Respect & Responsibility

Fitness Center patrons may access television sound by bringing an fm tuner and tuning to the appropriate channel. Please bring your own headphones. Caring & Information

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LOCKER ROOM RULES & CONSIDERATIONS

Steam Rooms and Saunas are available in both the Women’s and Men’s Locker Rooms. These facilities are for patron’s ages 18 and older only. Caring, Respect & Health

Anyone at high health risk is advised not to use these facilities unless authorized by a physician. Health & Safety

Patrons using the Steam rooms and Saunas are exposed to an increased health risk due to the nature of these facilities (i.e., high temperature and humidity in the Steam Room; high temperature in the sauna). Health & Safety

Patrons should wait at least five minutes after exercising to cool down before entering these facilities. Health, Responsibility & Safety

This facility is for YMCA patrons who need to assist someone of the opposite sex who is under age 18 and/or who have a disability that prevents them from using the other locker room facilities. The Family Changing Room may be locked while in use. Respect & Responsibility

Food and drink are not allowed. Respect

Shaving is strictly prohibited in these facilities, due to the risk of blood-borne pathogens. Respect , Health & Safety

Soap showers should be taken before entering these facilities. Health & Safety

Lockers are available outside the Family Changing Room. YMCA patrons may use the lockers to lock up their belongings during YMCA use. YMCA staff reserves the right to remove locks left on lockers at the end of each business day. Respect & Responsibility

Water is NOT to be put on stones in the sauna. Doing so may damage equipment. Respect

Patrons should not use these facilities without another individual present, either in the Steam Room/Sauna or in the immediate vicinity. Safety

Women’s/Men’s Locker Rooms (Helen G. Nassif and Marion YMCAs) •

Patrons must be 18 years old and older to use these locker rooms. Patrons over the age of 18 who need to assist a patron under age 18 must use the Girls’/Boys’ Locker Rooms. A family changing room is available as well off the pool deck at the Helen G. Nassif YMCA. At the Helen G. Nassif YMCA, a code is needed to gain entry into the locker rooms from the main hallway and the pool area. The code is changed periodically. Please ask for the current code when you check in at the Front Desk.

Family Changing Room (Helen G. Nassif and Stoney Point YMCAs only) •

The YMCA does not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property.

Please use and exit the Family Changing Room as quickly as possible to ensure that other patrons have access to this facility. Respect

Please pick up all personal items and towels before leaving this area. Respect & Responsibility

GIRLS’/BOYS’ LOCKER ROOMS (HELEN G. NASSIF AND MARION YMCAS ONLY)

LOCKERS •

Personal items and locks must be removed from non-rental lockers after each visit. Respect & Responsibility

Lockers are available for rent at the Helen G. Nassif and Marion YMCAs. Rental fees may be paid in full or added to an existing YMCA bank draft membership.

YMCA staff reserves the right to remove locks left on lockers (that are not rented) at the end of each business day. Respect & Responsibility

Unclaimed items left in lockers will be kept at the Front Desk for a maximum of three weeks and will then be donated to charity. Respect & Responsibility

Please store personal items in locked lockers. Safety, Respect & Responsibility

The YMCA does not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. Safety& Responsibility

SHOWERS •

Please leave showers clean and free of clutter after showering. Caring, Respect & Responsibility

Please pick up all personal items and towels before leaving the locker room area. Caring, Respect & Responsibility

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These facilities are for YMCA patrons under age 18 and parents/ guardians who need to be in the same-sex locker rooms to provide assistance to patrons under age 18. In addition, women may take girls and boys ages 1 – 5 into the girls’ locker room; Men may take boys and girls ages 1 – 5 into the boys’ locker room. Health & Safety

YMCA patrons may use lockers to lock up their belongings during YMCA use. YMCA staff reserves the right to remove locks left on non-rental lockers at the end of each business day. Unclaimed items left in lockers will be kept at the Front Desk for a maximum of three weeks and will then be donated to charity. Respect & Safety

The YMCA does not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property or property left in non-rental lockers at the end of the day.


Top 10 Member Questions

1. How do I sign up for my FREE fitness orientation/ActivTrax Strength Test? You can sign up at the Service Center for either the free fitness orientation or the free ActivTrax Strength Test. Check out page 10 for detailed information regarding the ActivTraxcustomized workout.

2. As a member do I need to register each session for free land or water based fitness classes? The simple answer is NO. A new schedule is available every session listing all free classes. We encourage you to try all of them!

3. I work/live near another branch. Can I workout there? ABSOLUTELY! When you join one branch of the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area, you join them all. Addresses for each branch are as follows: Helen G Nassif YMCA ∙ 207 7th Ave. SE ∙ Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 ∙ 319.366.6421 Marion YMCA ∙ 3100 10th Ave. ∙ Marion, IA 52302 ∙ 319.377.7361 Stoney Point YMCA ∙ 300 Stoney Point Rd. SW ∙ Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 ∙ 319.390.3488

4. How do I sign up for machines and which ones do I have to sign up for? To sign up for any cardio machine (treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainersstep mills, AMTs or bikes), simply go to the machine you want to use. At any branch you either find the clipboard and sign your name in the available spot or there will be a board on the wall with time slots for you to sign in. Times are limited to 20- minute intervals and there is a 5-minute grace after the allotted time in case you get on the machines a little late.

5. How do I get assistance in the Health and Wellness Center? See any Fitness staff person by looking for the shirts that say STAFF on them. They can help you with any questions you might have regarding the fitness area.

6. Can I bring friends to the YMCA if they are not members here? See page 7 for detail Guest Policy.

7. How old do you have to be to work out in the fitness center? See detailed age requirements on page 8.

8. When is the pool/gym open? Schedules for the pool and gym can be found online at www.crmetroymca.org -> Schedules. Hard copies can also be found at any branch’s front desk.

9. What are the hours of the building? In general, our YMCAs are open from 5:30am-10pm Monday through Friday, Saturdays from 7am-6pm and Sundays from 12pm-5pm. However, each branch has its own branch hours. Times change during the summer months so be sure to check branch information boards for signs.

10. Do you have financial assistance for program or memberships? The YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those in the community regardless of ability to pay. Financial assistance is available for those that qualify thanks to generous contributions to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign; the annual sustaining fund drive for the YMCA. To apply, ask a Welcome Center staff person for information regarding our Income-Based Membership Pricing Program. All allotments are based on a sliding fee scale and are available for programs as well as membership. 15


CEDAR RAPIDS METRO YMCA

HELEN G NASSIF YMCA 207 7th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 p: 319.366.6421

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MARION YMCA 3100 10th Ave Marion, IA 52302 p: 319.377.7361

STONEY POINT YMCA 300 Stoney Point Rd SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 p: 319.390.3488

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YMCA CAMP WAPSIE 2174 Wapsie Y Rd Coggon, IA 52218 p: 319.435.2577

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