THIS A NUT FREE ROOM. A childwatch service for children six (6) weeks to ten (10) years of age is offered to YMCA participants while they are using the facility (must remain inside the YMCA). Please, no parents in room while staffed for babysitting. Hours are listed below and are subject to change due to low enrollment. PAYMENT REQUIRED AT TIME OF SERVICE - NO EXCEPTIONS.

**Available hours are listed below and are subject to change due to low enrollment of five or fewer children. Childwatch/Babysitting not available during session breaks.

CHILDWATCH HOURS WINTER: (Begins Monday, January 6, 2020)
  • Morning hours: Monday - Friday: 7:45 am - 1:00 pm
  • Evening hours: Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
  • Saturday hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon

**NOTE: Childwatch CLOSED on the following dates:  
April 10 & 11, 2020
May 24th - June 7th (Re-opens June 8th)


Cost: $2.75 per hour/per child
Non Refundable babysitting cards are available to purchase at the front desk: 8 hours for $20.00 14 hours $35.00.

**Babysitting cards will expire 1 year from date of purchase.

YMCA Family Advantage Card

Created in 2016 to provide newly activated Family membership units the opportunity to receive a complimentary Family Advantage Card worth 15 hours of child-watch services. The 15 hours of complimentary child-watch service is a value of $37.50, expiring one month from the date of membership activation. In addition, the Family Advantage opportunity extends to members under any Family membership type registering for a five (5) week session of a Y fitness program. The 15 hour complimentary child-watch service for fitness program registration expires at the end of the 5 week session.

*Not available with Water Fitness, Group Cycle Punch Cards and Personal Training. One card per Family unit.

Health Concerns:
Parents should exercise every caution and keep their child home should any unusual symptoms occur. If a child has been exposed to a contagious disease, he/she should be at home. We cannot accept children into the babysitting program if he/she exhibits any of the following: fever, vomiting, a rash, discharging eyes or ears, discolored nasal discharge, thrush, or head lice.


The YMCA Character Club is our indoor play gym and is open for YMCA members only when not staffed for babysitting. Children ages 2 through 10 may utilize this room when accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver age 18 or older. Sneakers or closed back shoes must be worn. NO flip flops. This is a nut free room.

Please note: The Character Club is not open during staffed babysitting hours.

**NOTE: It is required that children 9 and under be accompanied by an adult at all times while at our YMCA. Children 9 and under must be accompanied to and from programs/classes by a parent/guardian. No Front Entry drop off or pick up.

Questions and/or concerns about Childwatch should be directed to Jennifer Suppa at 814-726-0110, ext. 100 or email