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Lohse, Northwest, and ott YMCA are now open, with limited hours! 

We are happy to announce, on Tuesday, May 26 the Lohse Family YMCA, Northwest YMCA, and Ott Family YMCA reopened for limited operations and services. At this time, Lighthouse YMCA will remained closed until it can be open safely while adhering to social distancing requirements but we do hope to reopen in a later stage.

During this pilot stage, we will be ensuring your safety with the implementation of new health and safety practices at all open facilities. Our wellness floors (including cardio and circuit equipment and free weights) are available to you, while communal and high-traffic spaces like group fitness, gyms and pools will reopen at a later stage. Please take a look at the short video below of what to expect upon your return to the Y.

Click Here to see the real-time capacity at each branch

In order to ensure your safety, we pledge to:
  • Monitor updates from the CDC and local health officials.
  • Be prepared to quickly evolve plans to align with community needs and health recommendations.
  • Follow enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures throughout the facility.
  • Conduct wellness checks of all staff and contractors upon entering the facility.
  • Provide hand sanitizer and disinfectant in convenient locations throughout the facility.
  • Enforce all social distancing and health recommendations.
  • Ensure a positive and welcoming environment for all to enjoy.
You may notice a few upgrades and changes in procedures when you visit the Northwest YMCA, including:
  • Members will be greeted by a friendly member of our team as they enter the facility using the newly installed touch-less entry system.
  • All member-facing staff will be required to wear face-coverings and members are also encouraged, but not required to do so. Staff will also wear gloves while cleaning.
  • Members will check in using the Y Mobile App barcode to ensure a touch-less process.
  • Members will be asked to sign a digital waiver and take a Health & Safety pledge.
  • Capacities have been reduced throughout the facility to ensure appropriate social distancing.
  • Sanitation stations have been installed in various locations to ensure all members are wiping the equipment before and after use.
  • Social distancing guidelines will be implemented on the wellness floor and throughout the facility. Members and staff will be required to follow these guidelines.
  • Water bottle filling stations have been installed. All members are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and gym towel.
  • Group fitness, locker rooms, Learn & Play, gyms and pools will not be open immediately, but will be phased in with social distancing guidelines and capacities.
  • To ensure the utmost safety of our members, we will limit use of our facility to 60 minutes.
  • Most importantly, if you are not feeling well or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19, please stay home!

Our community response

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve continued to serve the most critical needs in our community. Your support has allowed the Y to:

  • Provide emergency child care and financial assistance to over 500 children each week from families of essential workers.
  • Serve over 8,000 meals to children in emergency child care; ensuring proper nutrition for all.
  • Made 1,000 Senior Wellness Calls to ensure this at-risk population stays connected and active.
  • Created a Virtual Y providing online family and wellness programming for all to enjoy from the comfort of their home.

We will continue to engage and serve our community through our Virtual Y experience as we prepare to reopen our facilities utilizing a multi-stage approach.

Thank you for being a valued member of our community. We are in this together. #StayActive #StayConnected #StayWithUs.

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Summer Enrichment Camps & Early ChildHood programming

At the Y, we are all about nurturing the fullest potential for children in our community. Children 5 to 12 years can have an enriching summer while enjoying STEAM-based learning and everyone’s favorite camp traditions! Young children ages 6 weeks to 5 years will be guided and encouraged to make choices that are based on their own interests while attending our Early Childhood Programming.

Register Your Child (5-12 years) for Summer Camp Today

click here to learn more about Early Childhood programs.

Virtual Family Programming

When kids are out of school and families are home together, it can be a wonderful way to connect, engage and support each other. That’s why we’ve asked our youth development staff to compile some great ways to keep your kiddos smiling, their brains working and their feet moving.

Get ready to have some fun, click here! 

Virtual Wellness Programming

We know exercise helps keep our immune systems strong. That’s why we’ve partnered with our healthy living experts to provide you with virtual access to the best fitness resources and classes on the go.

Stay active and click here

YMCA Members, Stay with us.

At the YMCA of Southern Arizona, everything we do is guided by our Mission and our commitment to serve and support the community. When you belong to the Y, you’re not only a member of a health and wellness facility, you’re a member of an organization dedicated to strengthening our community. In difficult times, our YMCA pivots in response to community needs and finds ways to use our resources to offer solutions.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve continued to serve the most critical needs in our community. With your support, you have allowed the Y to:

  • Provide emergency child care and financial assistance to 536 individuals while their parents or caregivers provided critical services to our community.
  • Serve more than 8,000 meals to children in emergency child care; ensuring proper nutrition for all.
  • Made over 1,760 Senior Wellness Calls to ensure this at-risk population stays connected and active.
  • Created a Virtual Y providing online family and wellness programming for all to enjoy from the comfort of their home.

We cannot do this without your support! By continuing to be a part of our Y through a your membership, you’re helping us deploy and expand these needed resources and services.

Click here to see your membership options.