|Youth (13 & Under)
|Young Adult (18-22)
|1 Adult + Children
|2 Adults + Children
Membership Category Clarifications
An Adult Household consists of 2 adults who reside under the same roof and actively contribute to the operation/expenses of the household or who depend upon that household for support. Children under the age of 18 who reside in and are wholly dependent upon that household for support and maintenance may be considered part of the household. Children ages 18-22 may be added if living at home or attending college.
- Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (minimum age 18).
- Fitness Center - Participants 14 and up are eligible to use the Fitness Center unsupervised. Youth 13 years of age must be under direct parental supervision while using equipment, unless they have successfully completed our Youth Fit Orientation. After completion, youth must carry their Orientation Card while using the equipment.
- Gymnastics – Membership program only. Gymnasts must be registered for class prior to the start of each session and have an acknowledgement of risk waiver signed before participating. Gymnasts may only be on equipment during class time when a coach is present.
- Gymnasium – Available to 13 years or older during open gymnasium times. 12 and under must be in a program, camp or have adult supervision.
- Any membership or program balance due is required to be be paid prior to regaining access to the facility or signing up for another program.
Membership dues and joining fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Thirty-day advance notice is given to all members in the event of a small membership rate increase.
- Activation Fee:
- Memberships will be charged an activation fee equal to one month of the monthly membership fee each time the membership account is activated.
- Cancelled/suspended accounts will be allowed one grace period per calendar year, of up to 90 days. If the membership is reactivated within that 90 day period, the activation fee will be waived.
- When an account is inactive for more than 90 days, members will be charged the activation fee when they reactivate their account.
- The activation fees are allotted for capital expenditures and help to defray administrative costs associated with membership changes.
- Monthly Option:
- Through our convenient bank draft/credit card plan, monthly dues are automatically transferred from a checking (including debit), savings or credit card account. You are a member for as long as you choose. Therefore, the draft payment is automatically renewed until you tell us in writing to stop drafting your account. Monthly bank drafts are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Annual Option:
- This one-time annual payment is a 5% savings off the monthly payment. An annual membership is effective for one year from the joining date. Annual members receive a notice one month prior to the renewal date. Annual memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Uncollected Membership Draft:
- If a monthly membership draft is returned for any reason, the member will be charged the monthly amount in addition to a non-refundable $25.00 service fee. Any membership or program balance due is required to be paid prior to regaining facility access or signing up for another program.
- Membership Cancellation:
- Notice of cancellation needs to be received on or before the 25th of the month in order to become effective the first of the following month.
- The cancellation should be made in writing, or in person and in writing at the YMCA.
- Due to technology limitations, NO cancellations may be made via email or fax.
- NO cancellations may be made verbally or over the phone.
- It is the Member’s responsibility to verify that the bank draft has been stopped by checking your bank statement or by calling your bank within 30 days of cancellation.
- Should the YMCA, following cancellation of my draft, continue to draft my account, I will notify the YMCA within 30 days. I understand that I may receive a refund for the one month over drafted.
- Credits and Refunds:
- Credits and refunds are not available on membership dues and joining fees.
- The James Family Prescott YMCA reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum enrollment. Members will have the option of a credit or refund for classes (paid for) cancelled.
- If a participant drops out of a class less than one week prior to its start, the YMCA will retain a 25% service fee. The balance will be issued as a credit slip for use at the James Family Prescott YMCA. After class has met once, no credits will be issued. In case of medical emergency, a credit slip will be issued for future use at the James Family Prescott YMCA. Credit slips may be presented at time of registration toward any class or membership. Cash Credits and refunds are not available. Credits and refunds are not available on Aquatics, Child Care, Sports, Dance and Gymnastics programs.
The James Family Prescott YMCA is a cause-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable programs and services to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds in our community. These Y programs and services help make children, adults, and families in our communities healthier and more connected in spirit, mind, and body.
Thanks to the generous support of those who donate to the Y’s Annual Campaign and other fundraising events, financial assistance is available to those who cannot afford the full fee and qualify for assistance. Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership or program cost. For more information on donating to the Y, please visit our Annual Campaign page.
With Financial Assistance, eligible kids and families find the assets they need in YMCA programs like Membership, Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, Child Care, Parent-Child, After School programs, Summer Camp, and so much more.
Scholarship applications are available at the Membership Desk and as a download here:
Membership Scholarship Application
Child Care Scholarship Application
Gymnastics / Dance Scholarship Application
Sports / Aquatics Scholarship Application
Help protect the value of your membership. To expedite your Member check-in process, answer phone calls more effectively, and be more alert to the comings and goings of everyone enjoying the Y; we ask you to have your membership card or mobile app ready to be scanned. If you forget your card, you will be redirected to the membership desk to obtain a receipt for check-in. Use of a membership card by others than to whom it is issued may result in the loss of membership privileges. Lost cards can be replaced for a $5.00 fee.
Day Use Fee/Community Members
Day passes are available to the public.
- Children under the age of 18 pay $5.00 for use of the pool and gymnasium. They must be supervised and accompanied by an adult (18 years+) at all times and in all areas of the facility.
- Adults age 18 and up pay $15.00 for use of all facilities.
- One child 17 and under is free when accompanied with an adult paying for an Adult Day Pass to use the pool.
- Children age 14 and up pay $15.00 for the use of the Fitness Center or Group Exercise Class.
- Children ages 13 will pay $15.00 and can use the Fitness Center with direct adult supervision.
Additional Member Information
The James Family Prescott YMCA is part of the Nationwide Membership Program. If you are visiting another city that has a YMCA and they are also a Nationwide Membership facility, you will be able to use their facility. Know before you go.
Kids at the Y
There's nothing that we love more than watching kids develop new friendships and discover their passion for various sports and healthy activities. That being said, we kindly remind parents that the YMCA is not intended as a "care center". Therefore, no one, regardless of age, should be left at the Y for extended periods of time unless they are enrolled in a specific program. In addition, any person under the age of 12 must be supervised and accompanied by an adult (other than a Y employee) at all times and in all areas of the facility.
Food & Beverages
Food and drink are not permitted past the membership check-in desk, except water in sealed plastic containers.
Service Animal Policy
The James Family Prescott YMCA Service Animal policy is in alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act’s regulations.
Under the ADA’s revised regulations, the definition of “service animal” is limited to a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog (or miniature horse as the only exception) must be directly related to the person’s disability. For example, many people who are blind or have low vision use dogs to guide and assist them with orientation. Retrieving out of reach items and describing items are ways to provide assistance to members and participants with disabilities.
Service animals provide many types of assistance for people with disabilities. Many individuals who are deaf use dogs to alert them to sounds. People with mobility disabilities often use dogs to pull their wheelchairs or retrieve items. People with epilepsy may use a dog to warn them of an imminent seizure, and individuals with psychiatric disabilities may use a dog to remind them to take medication. Veterans returning from war with new disabilities are increasingly using service animals to assist them with activities of daily living as they reenter civilian life. Under the ADA, “comfort,” “therapy,” or “emotional support” animals do not meet the definition of a service animal.
Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents him or her from using these devices. Individuals who cannot use such devices must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. The individual is liable for any damage/accidents that may be caused by their service animal. The James Family Prescott YMCA may exclude service animals only if 1) the dog is out of control and the handler cannot or does not regain control; or 2) the dog is not housebroken. If a service animal is excluded, the individual may be allowed to enter the Y without the service animal.
The use of cell phones is prohibited in any locker rooms for the protection of our members and guests. This is in accordance with the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004.
In Arizona, a mother is entitled to breastfeed her child in public, and is not subject to indecent exposure laws, per the following Arizona Revised Statutes.
A mother is entitled to breastfeed in any area of a public place or a place of public accommodation where the mother is otherwise lawfully present.
A.R.S. 13-1402. Indecent exposure; exception; classification
A. A person commits indecent exposure if he or she exposes his or her genitals or anus or she exposes the areola or nipple of her breast or breasts and another person is present, and the defendant is reckless about whether the other person, as a reasonable person, would be offended or alarmed by the act.
B. Indecent exposure does not include an act of breastfeeding by a mother.
Lockers are available for day use by members and guests. The YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We strongly recommend you do not bring valuables into the facility and that you always secure your belongings. A Lost & Found is located at the front desk, pool deck, childcare buildings, gymnastics and fitness.
The YMCA is not responsible for any accidents. All individuals participate at their own risk. A waiver of liability must be signed and kept on file at the membership desk. Please immediately report any accident or emergency to the membership desk. Staff is trained to assist in emergency situations.
The James Family Prescott YMCA is a family-oriented facility. Please refrain from using tobacco, electronic tobacco products, drugs and alcohol on the premises. Thank you for your cooperation.
3rd Party Trainers / Instructors
Third party individuals acting as trainers and/or instructors are not permitted on YMCA property due to licensing and liability concerns. Please consult YMCA professionals for your training and/or lessons.
Snow Day Policy
If PUSD issues a 2 hour snow delay the Y will be open, however, all YMCA child care, gymnastics, and fitness classes are cancelled until 10:00am.
If PUSD issues a complete snow day and school is cancelled, there will be no child care, gymnastics, and fitness classes until 10:00am.
If the weather service issues a winter storm warning for the day, some programs after 10:00am may be cancelled.
Please call the Y or check our facebook page to make sure your class / program is still scheduled. Sign up for text/email alerts to keep you informed.
Sex Offender / Criminal History Policy
The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access. We consider it of great importance to provide a safe and threat-free environment. For this reason, the YMCA monitors the sexual offender registry. Persons on this list will not be eligible for YMCA membership, program participation, volunteer or employment opportunities with this YMCA. The YMCA reserves the right to perform background checks on its members. Registered sex offenders and those individuals with any criminal conviction for an act that is contrary to the YMCA values and mission may not be eligible to hold membership. The YMCA reserves the right to deny/terminate access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse; is a registered sex offender; or who has demonstrated unlawful conduct that may be conceived as a threat to the well-being of members and guests.
YMCA Responsible Behavior Policy
At the YMCA, we demonstrate Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility by:
- Refraining from the use of vulgar/derogatory language and dressing appropriately
- Resolving conflicts in an Honest, Caring, Respectful, and Responsible way
- Respecting others by refraining from intimate behavior in public
- Creating a safe, caring environment free of weapons or firearms
- Never engaging in the use, sale, dispensing or possession of illegal drugs or alcohol on Y premises
- Any person under the age of 12 years old must be supervised and accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) at all times and in all areas of the facility.
- The YMCA is not intended as a “care center”. Therefore, no one, regardless of age, should be left at the YMCA for extended periods of time unless they are participating in a specific program.
- All persons entering the Y must have a signed completed waiver and photograph on file.
- Food and drink are not permitted past the membership check-in desk, except water in plastic containers.
- The YMCA is a family-oriented facility. Please refrain from using tobacco, electronic tobacco products, drugs and alcohol on the premises.
- All valuables and clothing should be secured. The YMCA is not responsible for lost and stolen items.
- Third party individuals acting as trainers and/or instructors are not permitted on YMCA property due to licensing and liability concerns. Please consult YMCA professionals for your training and/or lessons.
- In order to keep facilities in the best possible condition, the YMCA or portions of the YMCA may close temporarily for repairs and renovations. There will be no adjustments or refunds of dues for these periods.
- Membership and program payments must be current with no balance owed before gaining facility access.
- Anyone found causing damage to the YMCA, showing disrespect to the YMCA supervisors or staff, or disrespect to others using the YMCA is subject to fines and expulsion.
- Fitness Center use is limited to participants 14 years and older.
- Youth patrons 13 years old who wish to use the Fitness Center independently may do so upon completion of the Youth Fitness Orientation. A card is issued upon completion and must be carried, while using equipment.
- Family-friendly athletic attire is required – no jeans, jean shorts, pants with belts. Athletic shoes only.
- Slamming or dropping free weights on the floor is prohibited.
- The handicap-accessible family changing rooms are for YMCA members and guests who are accompanying small children or others needing assistance.
- In accordance with the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004, and for the protection of our members and guests, the use of cell phones is prohibited in any locker rooms.
- Proper swim attire is required.
- All non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult within arms’ reach.
- Swim diapers are required for children who are not potty trained.
- A shower is required before entering the pools.
- US Coast Guard approved flotation devices only.
- Shoulder length hair needs to be tied back.
- Only athletic shoes allowed on courts.
- No dunking, grabbing or hanging from rims or nets.
- No horseplay near or on bleachers, divider curtain, wall mats, rails, etc.
- No climbing on top or under bleachers.
Parent Statement of Understanding - Youth Programs
The following information is important for the safety and protection of your child.
- I understand that YMCA staff/volunteers will respect children’s rights not to be touched or looked at in ways that make them feel uncomfortable and will not violate personal boundaries.
- I understand that YMCA staff/volunteers are not allowed to babysit or transport youth at any time outside the YMCA.
- I understand that YMCA staff/volunteers may not date program participants under the age of 18.
- I understand that YMCA staff/volunteers may not have social media contact or text/call youth program participants.
- I understand that YMCA staff/volunteers will not share personal information about any YMCA members/program participants.
- I understand that youth should not receive excessive gifts (e.g., TV, video games, jewelry) from YMCA staff/volunteers.
- I understand that the YMCA is an alcohol, tobacco products, and weapons free campus.
- I understand that I am not to leave my child (under 12) at the YMCA unsupervised.
- I understand that my child in YMCA licensed child care will not be allowed to leave the program with an unauthorized person. Any person authorized to pick up my child, including older siblings or other relatives, must be listed with the YMCA and must be of the age required by state licensing.
- I understand that should a person arrive to pick up my child who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, for the child’s safety, staff/volunteers may contact the authorities if necessary.
- I understand that the YMCA staff/volunteers are mandated reporters and will report any suspicion of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect or mental/verbal abuse to the appropriate authorities.
- I understand that I can help ensure my child’s safety by taking an active interest in his or her YMCA experience. I too will monitor staff/volunteer interactions with my child and ask my child specific questions about program activities and will report any suspicions/violations to YMCA staff.
The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.