Why join the YMCA?
We know when it comes to fitness, you have many choices. The YMCA isn’t ONLY about getting in good shape. It is a community resource organization, aimed at improving the spirit, mind and body of all who want to participate. You will not find another place in the Corning-Painted Post area that will feed you — spirit, mind and body – like the YMCA can. We are committed to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
Our current membership rates are available if you click on the "Member Fees" tab under "Membership" on the top menu bar. New member rates include a joining fee which you will not have to pay again as long as your membership is not terminated. If a member pays the FULL annual rate of their membership up front, the joining fee will be waived entirely. New member fees apply to all first time memberships and to memberships that have expired by no more than 30 days. All memberships are sold on a variety of bases with the majority being via monthly bank draft. Membership fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable to another person or another YMCA.
YMCA members and guests under the age of 12 cannot be in the facility without adult supervision. This includes the outdoor playground and Basketball/Tennis Courts.
ALL unaccompanied members and guests ages 12-18 must leave school backpacks behind the front desk upon entering the YMCA. Backpacks are not permitted in any areas of the building including, but not limited to, the lounge, fitness center, locker rooms, etc.
All members are subject to the general rules and regulations established by the Member Service Committee. These rules and policies are subject to change at the discretion of the committee.
In the event payment is not received by the renewal date, the membership will be terminated. Renewing after 30 days from the termination date requires payment of the Joiner's Fee in addition to the membership cost. Bank draft membership payments will continue in effect until the member notifies the YMCA IN WRITING. Written notices must be received by the YMCA no later than 30 days prior to the requested date of cancellation. Refunds on fully paid yearly memberships are given for medical reasons only. Memberships are not transferable to another person or to another YMCA.
Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF)
If your check or automatic draft is returned for non-sufficient funds (NSF), it may be re-presented electronically and you will be assessed a processing fee of $25.
Involuntary Termination: Any member may be terminated for non-payment of dues or for violation of YMCA rules and regulations.
YMCA Member Benefits
As a member of the Corning Community YMCA, you receive:
- FREE Locker use while you workout
- FREE drop in group exercise classes
- First Choice sign-up for all programs & camps
- FREE ’While You Workout’ babysitting services (Childwatch)
- Open gym and swim times
- Whirlpool, Sauna & Steam
- YMCA AWAY Program
- Ability to reserve racquetball and tennis courts
- Fitness Center Welcome**
Childwatch Passes: In order to better serve our members Childwatch will have a maximum capacity of 20 children. This is in accordance with our 1:4 staff to child ratio policy. If you wish to use Childwatch you must pick up a Childwatch pass (1 per child) at the front desk. The pass(es) will be dropped off with the Child Watch staff upon dropping off your child(ren). When picking up your child(ren) the Childwatch staff will give you the Childwatch pass and it is your responsibility to take it back to the front desk. If Childwatch is at maximum capacity, the front desk will put you on a waiting list and will call or page you when there are spots available.
Childwatch is a benefit of family membership. The service is open to parents and children who have Corning Community YMCA memberships. Both must be members. The same policy applies to parents whose children are participating in youth sports programs; if you and your child are not YMCA members, you cannot use Childwatch.
Guests: Childwatch is not available for guests who visit the Y on a day pass or members of other YMCA's who are guests participating in the AWAY program.
Swim Lesson Parents: Parents who are required to be on deck for swim lessons may utilize childwatch for their other children for the duration of the swim lesson only.
Parental ID: Parents and guardians must be prepared to present photo ID when picking up your child. If someone else is picking up your child other than you, you must inform the Childwatch staff and document it in the sign-in book.
Reminder: Childwatch is a drop-off service. Please make your “goodbyes” quick and easy. Tell your child that you will be back. We will have you “paged” if needed. Please know that we are here to help your child and make their time in Childwatch enjoyable. Please try to limit your “goodbyes” to ten minutes.
Childwatch Outdoor Exercise Policy:
If you are planning to exercise outside the building you must:
1. Inform Childwatch staff that you will be outside
2. Have your cell phone with you
3. Stay within a 5 minute distance of the YMCA
These policies are meant to ensure the safety and security of your child(ren). If you have any questions or concerns please contact Phil Kruger, Youth & Family Coordinator, at (607) 936-4638.
**Fitness Center Welcome
(Member benefit available for all new members)
The purpose of the "Welcome" is to help you become comfortable with the fitness center equipment while familiarizing you with our group exercise classes and other personal fitness goals. The program is designed to give you 3-4 separate hour-long sessions with our Fitness Staff. Upon completion of the Welcome you will be ready to continue your personal quest for wellness.
One of the main benefits of being a YMCA Member is that you get to register for classes FIRST. For registration dates/times, please see the information in the brochure. Registration starts when the YMCA opens and is on a first-come/first-served basis. Payment in full is required at registration. Phone-in registrations using Mastercard or VISA may be made after 5:30 am on specified registration days.
We require that all members and non-members register at the front desk for the free group exercise classes offered each session. This is so that we can collect data such as number of participants per class, members vs. non-members in attendance, and contact information in case of class cancellation and/or emergency. These classes will still remain free as a benefit of membership. Also, members can still drop in on other fitness classes when desired but must inform the instructor if they did not previously register for the class.
Day Passes – A Day Pass may be purchased by a non member to use the facilities of the Y for the entire day; this does not entitle them to take a fitness class. The Aquatics Center, track, fitness center, gym, family nights, etc. are all available on this pass.
COST per person:
Youth for $5 (ages 12-17 years)
Adult for $10 (18+)
Family for $15 (3 or more people)
If a guest on a Day Pass would like to take a fitness class while already in the facility, they will be subject to pay the additional $8 drop in fitness class fee.
Drop In Fitness Class Fees – Non members may come in and take a group exercise class by purchasing a drop in class pass for $8. They DO NOT have to purchase a Day Pass to attend – they will only pay the drop in fee. This grants access to the fitness class only, not the rest of the facility.
Drop in Program Fees: Any drop in programs offered (currently including Pickleball, Volleyball, Ladies Noonball, and Indoor Soccer) will cost $3 for non-members. This grants access to participate in the activity only, not the rest of the facility or fitness classes.
Non-member pricing for fitness classes by session:
1 day per week class: $24
2 day per week class: $48
3 day per week class: $72
The YMCA reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be informed if a class is canceled.
Inclement Weather Policies:
- The YMCA holds the right to close due to weather events.
- The YMCA holds the right to close early or open late when deemed necessary for the safety of both our members and staff.
- If there is a state of emergency in our area, the YMCA will be closed.
- If the CPP school district is closed; Preschool will be closed, Childwatch will open late at 10am, and all other programs and classes will run normally.
- If the CPP school district has a one or two hour delay; Preschool will be closed, Childwatch will open late at 10am, and all other programs and classes will run normally.
- All programs, league practices, and group exercise classes are expected to run in the case of poor weather but are also based on the discretion of the instructor and/or volunteer coach; if they cannot make it to the YMCA we will make every possible effort to alert members and participants ahead of time about any cancellations- check our Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
- Youth sports practices and games are based on the discretion of the volunteer coach and subject to the CPP School District closings. If the CPP District cancels after school activities and/or closes school buildings, we cannot hold practices or games at those locations. On Saturdays in the case of poor weather please check our website, Facebook, and Twitter for the most up-to-date information regarding games. Volunteer coaches are responsible for calling their team members to alert them of cancelled practices or games. The YMCA staff will make every effort to communicate cancellations of games or practices to coaches and parents via phone calls and emails.
Our Y participates in the AWAY (Always Welcome at YMCAs) program. We welcome AWAY member guests to use our facilities free 14 times per year. After the 14th visit, the AWAY Guest must become a member of the Corning Community YMCA. Our members who are traveling can determine which YMCAs participate in the AWAY program by visiting www.ymca.net and clicking “Find Your Y” or by calling 1.888.333.9622.
New York State Reciprocal Membership Agreement:
The YMCA’s of upstate New York have agreed to participate in a membership reciprocity agreement. If you are a member of any of the participating YMCA’s then you have access to the following Y’s: Auburn YMCA-WEIU, YMCA of Broome County, Clifton Springs Area YMCA, Corning Community YMCA, Cortland County YMCA, Fulton YMCA, Geneva Family YMCA, GLOW YMCA, YMCA of Greater Tri-Valley, Hornell Area Family YMCA, Jamestown YMCA, Ithaca and Tompkins County YMCA, Little Falls YMCA, Lockport Family YMCA, YMCA of Long Island, YMCA of Middletown, Mohawk Valley YMCA, YMCA of Newburgh,Norwich YMCA, Olean-Bradford Area YMCA, Oswego YMCA, Plattsburgh YMCA, Rockland County YMCA, Greater Syracuse YMCA, Family YMCA at Tarrytown, Watertown Family YMCA, and, YMCA of Central & Northern Westchester.. All you need is a valid YMCA membership card and photo identification and fill out a “Visiting Member” waiver upon your first visit.
Reciprocal Membership Agreement with the YMCA of Greater Rochester:
- YMCA of Greater Rochester members can visit the Corning YMCA free of charge
- Corning YMCA members can visit any of the YMCA of Greater Rochester branches free of charge
- Visiting member must present a valid YMCA membership card
- Member visits will be tracked at each facility
Tobacco Policy: The Corning YMCA is a tobacco-free facility.
Conduct: Proper etiquette, language and courtesy are to be practiced at all times.
Attire: Appropriate attire and non-marking gym shoes shall be worn in the YMCA. Closed toe shoes must be worn in all workout areas. Clothing with any exposed metal will not be allowed.
Posted Material: Non YMCA material may be posted in the YMCA with the express permission of the YMCA Senior Staff.
Drink Containers/Food: Open containers, cups or glass bottles, as well as food are permitted in vending area only.
Personal Trainers: The Corning YMCA has certified personal trainers on staff to work with Full Facility members interested in purchasing this service.