SERVING OUR COMMUNITY FOR OVER 100 YEARS! • YMCA OF BRISTOL

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YMCA of Bristol Membership Policies

The protection of our members and guests participating in our programs and/or using our facilities is of paramount importance. The YMCA of Bristol reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person whose behavior does not conform to our Member Code of Conduct or for any or no reason at all.




Member Code of Conduct

The YMCA of Bristol is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. To promote safety and comfort for all, individuals are expected to act in a Christian manner at all times and adhere to the values of the YMCA - caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.

The following are expected behaviors:

  • Appropriate attire must be worn at all times.
  • Treat everyone with respect.
  • Use good manners.
  • Follow instructions.
  • Keep your hands to yourself.
  • Respect your belongings and the belongings of others.
  • Respect the Y's property.
  • Please use Christian appropriate language at all times.
  • Use equiPMent properly.
  • Be responsible and clean up after yourself.
  • Keep anything that may be used as a weapon at home.
  • No public or private display of affection.
  • Be where you are supposed to be.
  • Be free from mind altering substances while at the Y.
  • The Y, its vehicles and programs are tobacco/vapor free.

This Code of Conduct is subject to modification at the discretion of the YMCA of Bristol.


Access/Membership Policy Restrictions

The protection of members and guests who are participating in programs or are using YMCA facilities is of paramount concern to the staff of YMCA of Bristol. Therefore, we reserve the right to deny access or membership to any person who:

  • is a registered sexual offender.
  • has pled guilty to or been convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse.
  • has pled guilty to or been convicted of any crime against persons such as child, spousal, or parental abuse.
  • has pled guilty to or been convicted of any offense.
  • relating to the sale or transportation of illegal narcotic, habit forming, or dangerous drugs.
  • presently appears to be under the influence of intoxicating beverages or behavior modifying substances.


Youth Policies

Youth Members 11 & Under

Parent/guardians must remain with the youth member at all times unless enrolled in a YMCA program.*

  • If the youth member is using the Kids Gym, or Toddler Town, the parent/guardian must remain in the building.
  • Youth members 11 and under may not be in any of the workout areas or Aerobic Studio.
  • At the parent's discretion, children of age 11 may use the big gym or go for a swim in the pool without a parent. The parent still must remain in the building.




Youth Members 12 - 17

  • Youth members ages 12 - 17 may use the facilities without a parent/guardian present.
  • Ages 12 - 13 who wish to work out with the Nautilus or Cardio equipment must have a Fitness Orientation prior to using the equipment.
  • Ages 14 - 17 may use the Free Weight equipment after a Fitness Orientation.




Guests 17 & Under

  • A responsible adult (18 & older) must remain with the guest at all times unless enrolled in a YMCA program.*
  • If the guest is using the Kids Gym or Toddler Town, the parent/guardian must remain in the building.
  • Guests under 16 will not be allowed to use the Nautilus, Free Weights, or Cardio EquiPMent.

* The YMCA of Bristol recommends that parent/guardians remain with their children while they are enrolled in Y programs.




Teen Center

Come hang out at the Y after school, on weekends or during the summer afternoons where you can meet friends your own age who may or may not go to your school. Play Ping-Pong, compete with each other on the latest video game, participate in Book or Leaders Club, or just hang out and mingle. Your time is spent your way at your Y.

Ages: 12 - 18 years old
Fees: Y Members - FREE / Non-Members - Daily Guest Fee
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Open at other times for everyone (under 11 must be supervised). Summer hours may vary.




Kids Gym

Kids may work out at the same time as their parents. Join us as we play various games, climb on the Bouldering Wall or have fun in our Indoor Playground, jump in the Bouncer, practice your aim with the Sports Wall, or use our kid sized workout machines.

Ages: 5 - 12 years old
Fees: Y Members - FREE / Non-Members - Daily Guest Fee
Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - Noon




Toddler Town

This is a fun and safe place for children to play while their parents are working out. Climb through the tunnel, produce a puppet show, or express your creative side through coloring. Come hang out with us.

Ages: 6 week - 5 years old
Fees: Y Members - FREE / Non-Members - Daily Guest Fee
Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - Noon & 4:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - Noon & 4:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - Noon




Multi-Media Policy

YMCA programs and events are often photographed/videotaped for promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be included in YMCA promotional materials, please indicate this to YMCA program and/or event staff.

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