The Niles-Buchanan YMCA has policies in place for the benefit and welfare of our members, guests and our organization. All policies are approved by the Niles-Buchanan YMCA Board of Directors.
Cell Phone Usage
Cell phones are only permitted in designated areas of the YMCA facility. Cell phone use in locker room areas is prohibited.
Check-in/Scanning Your Card
We take the safety and security of our members very seriously. Please check in at the Member Service Center and show your card every time you visit. Lost your card? Have a new one made for just $2.00!
Code of Conduct
At the Y, we expect staff, members and guest to behave in accordance with our mission and values at all times, repecting the rights and dignity of others. We demonstrate Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility by:
Adherence to the YMCA Code of Conduct and regulations is essential. Noncompliance may result in suspension or termination of Y membership privileges.
Dress & Attire
We ask that Y members and guests respect others and dress appropriately at all times while in the facility. We ask that you wear only athletic shoes while in the gymnasium. All other workout areas require proper workout shirt, shorts or pants, athletic shoes and shocks. Clothing must be clean, muddy items are not permitted. Clothing with abusive language or graphics that are offensive is not allowed in the facility at anytime.
Visit for a Day
Bring your friend or family member to the Y with you! Guests 16 and older must have valid ID. Kids under 16 will be welcomed with an adult. During very busy hours, we may limit guest visits.
The Y building will be closed if a citywide weather emergency is declared, in that event, all programs, classes and building operating hours will be canceled / closed. In the event the Elkhart Community Schools close, every effort will be made to run classes and programs. Make-up classes will not be rescheduled due to cancellation factors out of our control, such as inclement weather. Additional announcements will be made on : WSBT- TV, WFRN, WVPE.
Y staff members are CPR, First-Aid and AED (automatic external defibrillators) trained and certified. Please see a staff member immediately if someone needs assistance. The Niles-Buchanan YMCA does not have public health or accident insurance. All individuals participate at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA at their own risk.
The Member Service Center offers a variety of merchandise for sale. Please inquire at the desk for more information and pricing.
Please take special care in locking up all personal belongings in both the locker rooms and in your vehicle. The Niles-Buchanan YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
The Y occasionally video tapes/ photographs its members and participants in various activities. Some of these photos are used in Y marketing materials, ads or brochures. If you do not want your photo used by the Y please step out of the shot or notify the photographer before the picture is taken.
Refunds on membership will be provided up to the first 30 days of a new membership at a prorated amount. If the Y cancels or reschedules a program, a refund or credit slip will be granted. Also, if a medically verified illness prohibits attendance and is reported to the Y, a credit slip will be issued for future programs. NO MONEY will be refunded. Credits must be approved by the Program Director. Credits will be issued only in cases of medically verified illnesses or serious injury. An administrative fee is added into the price of each class and will not be included in issuing credits.
Suspension/Loss of Membership
Members and guests fighting, using foul/abusive language or other misuse of membership privileges are subject to suspension of membership privileges at the discretion of staff on duty.
If you are moving out-of-state, your membership privileges can be transferred to the local Y in your new hometown. When transferring your membership, you will be subject to the policies, procedures and membership rates of the Y to which you are transferring. All transfer request are handled at the new Y.
Choose one of the following below to learn more about our membership options: