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YMCA of Bucks County membership branches, youth education centers and school-age child care are closed.

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Frequently Asked Questions about March 14-29 Closure

03.13.2020

In alignment with Governor Wolf’s order released at 2 PM on March 14, 2020, ALL YMCA OF BUCKS COUNTY MEMBERSHIP BRANCHES, YOUTH EDUCATION CENTERS AND SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE PROGRAMS ARE CLOSED THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020. 

At this point, we are preparing to reopen our facilities and all programs on Monday, March 30. Any changes to this will be communicated on our website.

Please see below for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about your membership, child care and our extended Spring I program session.   

We thank you for being a member and for sticking with us during this uncertain time. We want to thank you for supporting our Y and our staff who proudly serve you every day. Your continued membership means we can continue to be here supporting you, your neighbor, and your community.

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As a vital community organization, our financial sustainability is in your hands. We appreciate your continued membership so that we can continue to be here supporting you, your neighbor, and your community. Thank you!

FOR OUR MEMBERS 

Remote Fitness Options

Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness during the flu season. To support your continuing health and wellness journey, we encourage you to check out the following options:  

Online, group classes available to you for free. We invite members to access Y360 for a variety of group exercise classes that you can do from home.

At Home Workouts. Our fitness team is working on a series of “At Home Workouts” that will be available early next week. We will be providing written workouts as well as video versions with an instructor who will walk you through the workout, motivate you, and provide helpful tips to keep you fit and well. Watch for more details to come!

Challenges & MYZONE

We encourage all members participating in a membership challenge, such as Fill Your Bucket Bucks County!, to continue working towards your goals while at home. 

For our members exercising with MYZONE, remember to keep using your MYZONE belt. Our March Challenge is still going strong! Keep on MEPing! Use the app on your phone to record your data - you can do this!  

Be on the lookout for a mini-challenge during our break to keep you motivated… you will receive notifications to enter the challenge.

Personal services clients (fitness, aquatics, ability programs)

Purchases for personal training, health coaching, private swim lessons and similar services will not be refunded. We encourage you to work directly with the staff member providing these services to postpone and reschedule your remaining classes and services.

Some of our personal trainers have asked to provide virtual trainings; if this option interests you, please contact your trainer and/or fitness director for details.

Membership Freeze vs. Cancellation 

We kindly ask all members to consider continuing their membership and participating in our virtual fitness options described above. For members who still want to cancel their membership, we do offer an option to put your membership on freeze. Our Welcome Center staff can help you with this option.

FOR OUR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS 

Our Spring I session is currently scheduled for Monday, February 24 - Sunday, April 19. With our closure, the new Spring I schedule will extend to Sunday, May 3, 2020. Upon reopening on Monday, March 30, your classes and programs will resume on their usual day and time. As the session is being extended to fulfill eight weeks of programming, credits and/or refunds will not be provided.

FOR OUR COMPETITIVE TEAMS AND SPORTS LEAGUES

For our Doylestown Dolphins and Tri Hampton YMCA Swim Team: Our natural spring break will now move to Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 29. At this time, Quakertown Barracudas will continue their natural swim team break; stay tuned for spring clinic information.    

Gymnastics teams, sports leagues and Tae Kwon Do (youth and adult), will be paused during this time. Should a scheduled outside competition hosted by another organization still be running, team members and their coach would still be permitted to attend at the discretion of their parent/guardian.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND RENTALS

Unfortunately, during this time of closure, we are unable to host scheduled birthday parties for the weekend of March 21 and 22. In respect to the short notice, we will honor birthday parties scheduled for the weekend of March 14 and 15. All other rentals are cancelled through the two week closure. Please reach out to your birthday party coordinator to reschedule your event.

EVENTS

Any events scheduled during this time of closure including Shamrock Shake, Resilient Kids Day, Men’s 4-on-4 March Madness Basketball Tournament, Parent’s Night Out, Second Grade Swim evaluations, NovaCare workshop, Senior Socials, and the Indoor Triathlon are cancelled or postponed. Please stay tuned to our website for updated dates and times, where applicable.

Our Chocolotta Fundraiser has been rescheduled for Friday, October, 9, 2020. 

VOLUNTEERS

We thank you for the help you provide your branches as a volunteer. Regular and special event volunteers should not report for their shifts during this time of closure. Please contact your volunteer coordinator via email with questions.

SUMMER CAMP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DEADLINE - EXTENDED

The summer camp financial assistance application deadline will be extended from Wednesday, April 1 to Friday, May 1. All those granted financial assistance will need to register for their camps by Friday, May 15. Please click here for information regarding financial assistance.

FOR OUR CHILD CARE FAMILIES 

Per the mandate of Governor Wolf on Saturday, March 14, our youth education centers and school age child care programs are closed, reopening on Monday, March 30. All current child care families will receive an email from their program director with additional information.