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LET'S KEEP THE Y OPEN

We’re so glad to have you back at the Y!

At the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, we understand that keeping our community safe and healthy is a shared responsibility.

Therefore, we remain committed to following safety guidelines from our government health authorities as a minimum and best industry operating guidelines. These health and safety measures will continue to include maintaining rigorous cleaning procedures, health screenings, and more. 

As restrictions ease throughout the Treasure Valley, we remain committed to always being a safe and responsible place for our Treasure Valley Family YMCA members, staff, and community. We will continue to re-evaluate our policies and procedures as appropriate. 

MASK POLICIES*

When you visit your local Y, you will notice several adjustments to our COVID-19 safety protocols designed to serve you better. These changes are based on updated guidance from federal, state, and local health officials and are in effect at all YMCA facilities in the Treasure Valley.

This includes all four facilities:

    • Downtown Boise YMCA
    • West Boise YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center
    • Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
    • Caldwell YMCA
  • Staff are required to wear masks indoors
  • We are strongly recommending that members and guests wear masks in YMCA facilities and programs regardless of vaccination status.
  • If you do not have a mask, we will continue to have masks available for you to use.
  • Masks are required for participants of all youth programs 
  • Masks are required for parents/caretakers while picking up or dropping off a child for an indoor program while in the program area 
  • Masks are required for all individuals in the THRIVE Center and Family Adventure Zone (FAZ) at the Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA 
  • Masks are required for all individuals in the Youth Activity Centers (YAC) and Kid Zones 
  • Masks will not be required for spectators of Y youth sporting events while watching a game if they can physically distance (required in school buildings while walking to the gym, per school district requirement) 
  • Masks are highly recommended for youth and adults when in Y membership facilities and are required in the programs 
  • Physical Distancing of 6 ft. or more and all other Covid safety protocols should still be maintained at all possible times  

*Following are exceptions to the mask policy (masks not required): 

  • Outdoor activities 
  • Children under 3 in any program 
  • Climbing wall (while climbing) 
  • Any water-based aquatic program 
  • Basketball and volleyball while actively playing (mask required when youth sitting on the sideline) 
  • Open gym while actively playing Resident Camp while eating or in sleeping quarters
  • Some staff exceptions apply in aquatics facilities and in group exercise classes where barriers are present.

 

Thank you to everyone for your cooperation. Let’s keep the Y open

Please be advised: While you workout in your mask, keep in mind that it may impact exercise intensity, duration, and/or perceived effort. Consider adaptations to your workout that will help you safely and comfortably exercise in a mask. 

If you have questions or concerns about our policies, please email our leadership team at communications@ymcatvidaho.org.

WHAT'S OPEN AT THE Y?

Operating hours, as well as the hours activity areas are open, vary by facility. Click on your facility below to learn more about what and when things are currently open.

OPERATING HOURS

Mon–Fri5am–9pm
Sat7am–6pm
Sun10am–6pm

GENERAL FACILITY FEATURES

  • Cardio fitness center (complete with cutting-edge equipment and stretching area) Open
  • Fitness studios that house a wide variety of Group Exercise programs» Open
    • Yoga Studio Open
    • Fitness Studio Open
    • Indoor Cycling Studio*
    • Pilates Studio Open
  • Full-court basketball gymnasium Open 
  • Variety of weight-lifting systems and rooms Open
  • 3 Racquetball courts (two which can be converted for Squash) Open (for individual or family use only)
  • Indoor climbing wall*
  • Youth Activity Center» Open
  • Kid Zone » Open
  • Separate locker facilities for adults, youth/family, and special needs members Open
  • Towel & Laundry service* Towel Service Open
  • Free parking Open

AQUATIC CENTER

View Aquatic Center service hours here.

OPERATING HOURS

Mon–Fri5am–9pm
Sat7am–6pm
Sun10am–6pm

GENERAL FACILITY FEATURES

  • Cardio fitness center (complete with cutting-edge equipment) Open
  • 3 fitness studios that house a wide variety of Group Exercise programs» Open
    • Yoga Studio Open
    • Fitness Studio Open
    • Indoor Cycling Open
  • 2 gymnasiums that can be set up for basketball, pickleball, and volleyball Open – Please check app for schedule.
  • Variety of weight-lifting systems and options Open
  • Instructional kitchen*
  • Meeting rooms*
  • Multi-purpose room*
  • Youth Activity Center» Open
  • Kid Zone » Open
  • Separate locker facilities for adults, youth/family, and special needs members Open
  • Towel service Open
*These areas/services will remain closed until a later phase.

ELTON FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER

View Aquatic Center service hours here.

 

OPERATING HOURS

Mon-Fri5am–9pm
Sat7am–6pm
Sun12–5pm

GENERAL FACILITY FEATURES

  • Cardio fitness center (complete with cutting-edge equipment and stretching area) Open
  • 3 fitness studios that house a wide variety of Group Exercise programs» Open
    • Yoga Studio Open
    • Fitness Studio Open
    • Indoor Cycling Studio*
  • Full-court basketball gymnasium Open
  • Variety of weight-lifting systems Open
  • Indoor climbing wall
    • Caldwell Open Climb Times

      Tue4–7pm
      Thu4–6pm
      Sat9am–12pm
  • Multi-purpose rooms for meetings and events*
  • Youth Activity Center» Open
  • Kid Zone (previously known as Child Watch)» Open
  • Separate locker facilities for adults, youth/family, and special needs members Open
  • Towel service Open
  • Free parking Open
*These areas/services will remain closed until a later phase.

AQUATIC CENTER

View Aquatic Center service hours here.

OPERATING HOURS

Mon–Fri5am–9pm
Sat7am–6pm
Sun10am–6pm

GENERAL FACILITY FEATURES

  • Cardio fitness center (complete with cutting-edge equipment and stretching area) Open
  • Five fitness studios that house a wide variety of Group Exercise programs» including:
    • Yoga Studio Open
    • Fitness Studio Open
    • Cycle Studio Open
    • Pilates Studio Open
    • CrossFit Studio Open
  • Full-court basketball gymnasium Open
  • Variety of weight-lifting systems and options Open
  • Three racquetball courts (two convertible to squash) Open

West Boise YMCA Open Climb Times

Mon4–7pm
Tue4–6pm
Wed4–7pm
Thu5–7pm
FriClosed
Sat10am-12pm
SunClosed
  • Climbing wall Open
  • Two multi-purpose rooms*
  • Youth Activity Center» Open
  • Kid Zone » Open
  • Separate locker facilities for adults, youth/family, and special needs members Open
  • Steam Room & Sauna in both male & female adult locker rooms*
  • Towel service Open
  • Locker service Open

WEST BOISE AQUATIC CENTER

View Aquatic Center service hours here.

GUEST SAFETY GUIDELINES

Guests will notice several changes in the Y facilities designed to increase safety and serve you better. 

Both members and staff will be asked to do a wellness self-assessment before entering the facility. Those with symptoms will be asked to please stay home.

We are ensuring customer and staff safety with the following measures:

  • Wellness Assessments
  • Hygiene Stations
  • Plexi-Glass Barriers
  • Touchless Check-In
  • Frequent Sanitation of Equipment & High-Touch Surfaces

ENJOY THE Y SAFELY

TOUCH-FREE CHECK-IN

Our Treasure Valley Family YMCA Facilities have implemented a new, touch-free check-in process. To download our new app to your smartphone for a quick and easy check-in, click here.

VIRTUAL OFFERINGS
Stay healthy and connected with our On-Demand Video Library of instructor-led workouts and Group Exercise virtual classes, brought to you by our YMCA Health and Well-being staff. Be sure to join all of our facility’s Group Ex Facebook group pages for more info on what is happening in Group Ex at our facilities, including advice and support. Learn more here.

ONLINE RESERVATIONS

In order to better serve our members and safely ensure physical distancing with reduced capacity, you can now reserve your spot in your Group Ex Classes, Rock Wall, Racquetball Courts, Kid Zone, Recreation and Lap pools for open swim (rec pool) and water fitness classes ahead of time with our Treasure Valley Family YMCA online reservation platform and app. Get started browsing program offering schedules and making your reservations today with the Treasure Valley Family YMCA app or by visiting ymcatvidaho.org/reservations. Please attend the classes and use the time you sign up for. You may sign up for multiple sessions (exception is the 2-hour Kid Zone time limit). Pool hours vary by facility. See when your pool is open by visiting your facility’s page:

FAQ's

The following areas and services are open:

  • Weight and cardio rooms/areas.
  • Group exercise classes, sign-up for your favorite class ahead of time using our online reservation platform
  • Lap swimming, open swim, and water exercise classes, sign-up ahead of time using our online reservation platform
  • Swimming lessons.
  • Walking/running tracks.
  • Kid Zone (reservations required). 
  • Adult and Youth/Family locker rooms.
  • Towel service.
  • Basketball Courts open at select facilities. Contact your branch to check for availability.
  • Pickleball & Racquetball courts.
  • Day & Sports camps.

Some swimming activities and group exercise classes now require reservations, please visit our reservations page for more information.

During our closure, some of you opted to change your membership to inactive status, either as a sustaining member or an on-hold member. Now that we are reopening our doors please let us know if you are ready to become an active member again and visit our YMCA facilities. Please note: Only active members will have access to our facilities at this time.

For questions about your memberships, please email your home branch.
Caldwell YMCA | membcald@ymcatvidaho.org

Downtown Boise YMCA | membdt@ymcatvidaho.org
Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA | membt@ymcatvidaho.org
West Boise YMCA | membw@ymcatvidaho.org

  • All members will be required to take a wellness self-assessment before entering the facility and we ask that you not enter the facility if symptoms are present.
  • Members can request a temperature check before entering the facility. If your temperature is 100.4 °F or higher, we ask that you not enter the facility.
  • Masks are recommended for those who are unvaccinated, though not required.  

  • If you do not have a mask, we will continue to have masks available for you to use. 

  • Touchless check-in for all members.
  • Members must disinfect weight and cardio equipment before and after use.
  • Members must sanitize their hands before and after working out either by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or by using hand sanitizer.
  • Children under the age of 10 may not be left unattended in the building.

We are strongly that members and guests wear masks in YMCA facilities and programs regardless of vaccination status.

Because there remain significant needs the Y can help address we will continue with our Annual Fundraising Campaign in a fashion that doesn’t put anyone at risk. We can’t afford to not do it.

Please consider helping our community by making a donation to our Sustaining and Annual Fundraising Campaign today.

Got a question that wasn’t listed above? Submit your email inquiry to our leadership team here.

To request further accommodation, please see your front desk representative.

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