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Reopening

As the state begins to re-open following the COVID-19 virus, we have developed this website as a way to communicate the latest information about the YMCA. Below are recent updates we've made to YMCA programs & services. Please understand that all information is subject to change based on recommendations from the state and local Health Departments.

UPDATE - 7/8/2020 - 1PM

OUT OF STATE TRAVEL - NEW
The State of Connecticut as been updating out-of-state travel recommendations over the past two weeks. For the latest guidance, please click here.
 
If you are traveling internationally or to one of the states that are currently on the list, we ask that you comply with the quarantine directions that are listed in the above link.
 
If you have any questions regarding out-of-state travel, please contact Wendy Stevens, our Risk Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
POOL & GROUP EX CLASS SCHEDULES - UPDATED!
Please click the links below to see our initial Pool & Group Ex Class Schedules. These schedules will change throughout the summer as we re-open more spaces. Please refer to our app or the Schedules page at www.sccymca.org on a weekly basis for the most up to date schedules.
 
 
You may now register for lap lanes and group exercise classes online by visiting www.sccymca.org/register or calling your YMCA's Front Desk and speaking to a Member Services Representative.
 
MEMBER INFORMATION PACKET FOR THE Y's RE-OPEN - UPDATED!
For a detailed look at all the information you need to know about the Y's re-open including hours of operation, what is available, and our new safety protocols, please click the link below:

UPDATE - 7/3/2020 - 2PM

YMCA FACILITIES CLOSED SATURDAY, JULY 4
In observance of Independence Day, the Southington & Cheshire Community YMCAs will be closed on Saturday, July 4. YMCA Camp Sloper will be open for members to enjoy while practicing appropriate social distance.
 
PHASE B STARTS MONDAY, JULY 6
We are happy to announce that our YMCA's PHASE B is set to begin on Monday, July 6. Please continue reading for more details about what is entailed in Phase B.
 
WHAT WILL BE AVAILABLE on 7/6 - UPDATED!
Here are all the spaces & programs that will be available on July 6:
 
Southington
  • NEW! Men's & Women's Locker Rooms are available starting 7/6!
  • 29 High St - Health & Wellness Center & Weight Room
  • Gym Side B is prepped to be an additional fitness area
  • Pool
  • Rays Swim Team
  • Indoor & Outdoor Group Ex Classes
  • Sports Performance Center
  • YMCA Gymnastics Center
  • All child care and camp programs, including YMCA Camp Sloper & Naciwonki Summer Adventures
  • YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center is open Monday-Friday after 5:30PM and weekends during day light hours. All Y Members and Guests must remain off the property during day camp hours Monday-Friday until 8/28
Cheshire
  • NEW! Men's & Women's Locker Rooms are available starting 7/6!
  • Fitness
  • Sea Dogs Swim Team
  • All child care and camp programs, including YMCA Camp Quinnipiac
  • YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center is open Monday-Friday after 5:30PM and weekends during day light hours. All Y Members and Guests must remain off the property during day camp hours Monday-Friday until 8/28
Please Note: Spirit-Mind-Body Center, babysitting, aquatic exercise, pickle ball, racquetball, basketball, and more will not be available on July 6. These programs and services will re-start and/or re-open at later phases, in accordance to the CT Re-Open Guidelines and the YMCA's Re-Open Strategy.
 
POOL & GROUP EX CLASS SCHEDULES - UPDATED!
Please click the links below to see our initial Pool & Group Ex Class Schedules. These schedules will change throughout the summer as we re-open more spaces. Please refer to our app or the Schedules page at www.sccymca.org on a weekly basis for the most up to date schedules.
NEW! You may now register for lap lanes and group exercise classes online by visiting www.sccymca.org/register or calling your YMCA's Front Desk and speaking to a Member Services Representative.
 
UPDATE - 6/26/2020 - 3PM
HOURS OF OPERATION
Starting Monday, June 29, the YMCA's hours of operations will be as follows:
 
Southington 
  • Monday-Friday - 5:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sunday - CLOSED
Cheshire
  • Monday-Friday - 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Sunday - CLOSED
These hours of operation are temporary. We will expand our hours of operation as we are able to re-hire and re-train staff.
 
IMPORTANT INFO FOR MEMBERS AGES 65+
Per the CT Re-Open guidelines, individuals over the age of 65 or with other health conditions should not visit/partake in gyms, fitness, sports clubs and facilities, and organized sports, but instead continue to stay home and stay safe.
 
WE WILL NOT DENY ACCESS TO ANY MEMBER OF OUR YMCAs ON THE BASIS OF AGE. THE STATE’S RULE IS MEANT TO EDUCATE, NOT RESTRICT ACCESS TO THE YMCA.
 
UPDATE - 6/18/2020 - 1PM
 
YMCA MEMBER SURVEY
As we put the finishing touches on our re-opening plans, we wanted to collect some important information from our valued members. This information will help guide us in the re-opening on June 22 and the weeks to follow. Please take a minute to complete the survey to help get us some feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3M99Z8Z 
 

UPDATE - 6/15/2020 - 1PM

MEMBERSHIP DUES
Please be aware that all memberships placed on hold while the Y was closed, due to Governor Lamont’s executive order, will automatically resume being drafted on July 1st and July 15th. If you would like to speak to a Member Services Representative to discuss your Membership options moving forward, you can reach the YMCA by phone at 860-628-5597, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm or contact the following staff via email:
  • Southington - Jackie Seeger - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Cheshire - Wendy Fisher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

UPDATE - 6/12/2020 - 4PM

As you know, the Governor announced last week that Gyms/Fitness Centers can open on June 17. However, we did not receive the state guidelines for opening until early this week. Developing policies/protocols around these guidelines, re-hiring and training our staff and making final preperations to open safely and sensibly will take a full two weeks.
 
We have been working hard to implement these new safety guidelines to keep our members and staff safe. With that in mind, we will be officially re-opening our doors on Monday, June 22nd at 6AM!
 
Similar to the State of CT, our re-opening will be in phases. In each phase, we expect that more programs, classes and facilities will open. The opening slated for June 22 is YMCA Opening - Phase A. The hours of operation during Phase A will be:
- Monday to Friday - 6AM-7PM
- Saturday - 8AM-12PM
- Sunday - Closed.
 
Thank you for your patience and thank you for staying with the Y. Stay safe, be well and see you soon!
 
Mark Pooler
Chief Executive Officer
Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs
 

UPDATE - 6/8/2020 - 11AM

Now that the state has announced our ability to open on June 17th, we are working hard to re-hire and train staff along with adapting our operations to new safety guidelines to keep you and our staff safe. Please stay tuned for updates later this week with additional information. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
 
Mark Pooler
Chief Executive Officer
Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs