Adapting To State Restrictions

We hope all Y members stay healthy during this time. In order to support the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, the YMCA is shifting operations including only being open for pool activities. Youth Arts and Gymnastics will start virtually, November 23. Learn more.

Session Dates

November 9-December 13 (no classes November 26-28)

Social Distancing At YMCA Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Make sure you're ready to start in-person classes by following these guidelines:

  • Mask required upon class arrival, departure, and times of transition between activities for youth 5+
  • Masks are encouraged but not required while actively participating in program activity
  • Bring small plastic or paper bag for a mask when not in use
  • Bring a personal water bottle
  • Leave all other belongings with a guardian or secure in a security locker outside of program space
  • Form a socially distanced line prior to entering class and await instructions for first station
  • Hair should be pulled back away from the face
  • No dangling jewelry
  • Encouraged to come to class ready in athletic bottoms, tucked in t-shirt and/or leotard and bare feet
  • Parent/guardian viewing may not be available at all community centers.
  • Where available, we recommend limiting to one parent/guardian per household to support limited capacity requirements.
Safety Is Our Priority

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve consistently adapted our programs in partnership with our local health departments to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We focus on creating a clean and healthy environment for everyone with protocols that include regular cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting by our trained staff. We will keep kids together in small groups with minimal exposure to other groups.

Class Enrollment Limits

Our goal is to ensure equal access to all. Please honor these limits to ensure every youth has an opportunity to enjoy Y programs.

  • Standard registration, October 27-30: Each youth member may register for one class.
  • Late registration, November 4-21: Each youth member is welcomed to register for unlimited classes.
Parent/Guardian Viewing

We understand our parents and guardians enjoy watching your kids engage in programs! We are happy to accommodate parent/guardian viewing as much as we're able based on state guidelines and capacity requirements. Please review these tips to set your family up for success:

  • Parent/guardian viewing may not be available at all community centers.
  • Where available, we recommend limiting to one parent/guardian per household to support limited capacity requirements.
  • The Y is currently open to YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties members only. However, one non-member parent/guardian with youth-only accounts may access the Y with the youth member. Photo identification and standard check-in process required.
Do youth participants have to wear masks?

Masks are required for youth 5+ when not participating in active exercise.  

  • Gymnastics - Mask required upon class arrival, departure and times of transition between activities for youth 5+. Masks are encouraged but not required while actively participating in program activity
  • Performing Arts - Mask required upon class arrival, departure and times of transition between activities for youth 5+. Masks are encouraged but not required while actively participating in program activity
  • Visual Arts - Mask required for program for youth 5+
What is the maximum number of participants per class?

We have worked diligently to ensure we align with state guidelines and protocol to ensure a safe environment. Class numbers are dependent on space and square footage in alignment with guidelines. So participant numbers will vary by community center and class location.