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Youth Development

Healthy Living

Social Responsibility

405 NE 3rd Street, Washington, Indiana 47501

The Daviess County Family YMCA makes support and opportunities accessible to empower children, youth and adults to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves our communiity's health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support our neighbors.

Y Changes to Summer Hours

The Y is changing to its summer schedule starting Saturday, May 26. For building hours, click here. For the pool schedule, click here. As a reminder, the Y will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday the 28th and reopen on Tuesday the 29th.


Red Cross Lifeguard ClassesLife Guarding

Lifeguarding is an important lifesaving skill in every community. Participants receive the following training and certifications: Lifeguard, CPR/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer  and Automated External Defibrillator (AED).


Next class is June 14 - 16, 2018

Cost for the course is $150. To register for the class, call or come in to the service desk in the Y.


T Ball Registration Opens in SpringT Ball

T-Ball allows children, ages 4 to 6,  to learn the basic skills of batting, catching, running the bases, and throwing, while making it easier to hit the ball and creating less chance for injuries.

Sign Up: April 9 - June 8
Season: Games start late June
Time....5:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Y Members $24/ Program Members $50/ Family $50

All games will be played in the evenings at South Field Park (Hwy. 57 South, Washington, IN). Scheduled game nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays. First game is 5:30 p.m; second game is 7 p.m.

Registration forms are available at the Y.


Y Summer Day CampY Day Camp

Summer just wouldn't be the same without the excitement and adventure of YMCA Day Camp for a summer full of nature, water fun, games, arts & crafts and new friendships! A wide variety of programs are offered to help prevent summer learning loss.

Our YMCA Day Camp runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The first day of camp will be Friday, May 25 if enough campers registered for that day. Otherwise, camp will open on Tuesday, May 29, and continue for 10 weeks, with the last day on August 2.

Campers will need to bring a sack lunch, swim suit and towel each day.

• Drop off at North Elementary Mondays - Thursdays and at the Y on Fridays. Pick up is always at the YMCA
• Weekly field trips
• Weekly themes and activities that promote learning, growing, creating, exploring and character development
• Daily swimming

Who – students who have completed grades K-6
Time – 7am – 6pm
Cost ...Y Member $90 for 5 days a week and $80 for additional children $69 for 3 days a week and $63 for additional children Cost... Program Member $105 for 5 days a week and $95 for additional children $81 for 3 days a week and $75 for additional children

Click here to download the 2018 Day Camp packet and registration forms.


Group Swim LessonsSwim Lessons

Does your child want to learn to swim? Sign them up for swim lessons at the YMCA. We offer both morning and evening lesson times.

Days....Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times....6:00pm - 6:30 pm

Or: Four day a week sessions, running Mondays through Thursdays, beginning in June and ongoing throughout the summer
Times...10:30 to 11:00 a.m or
11:05 to 11:35 a.m.

Who....Youth ages 3-13 

Fees...$26 for Y Members and $48 for Program Members(4 week month, or two week, four day session) 
...$32.50 for Y Members and $60 for Program Members (5 week month)


Y Youth Summer Swim Club

Swim TeamCome join us and have fun while improving your skills, endurance, and racing techniques. This practice-based program is for youth between the ages of 6 to 17 who are comfortable in the water and who are able to swim one length of the pool without assistance or floatation device.

Registration is now open and will close on June 5. The season runs from June 5 through July 26.

Click here to download a brochure and registration form.

Days.....Tuesdsays and Thursdays
Times....6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Who....Youth ages 6-17
Fees....Y Members $50, includes activity fee;
Program Members $70, includes activity fee


25th Taste of Daviess County
25th Annual Y Taste of Daviess County


taste of davies county 2018

For a Better Us - Annual Campaign

We thank all new and consecutive donors who gave to the YMCA’s Philanthropic Annual Campaign in April.  Because of this generous support, the Y is able to continue to help children and families in need with financial assistance so that they may participate in life changing programs. 

Members, businesses, corporations and organizations all have recognized the good works and far reaching impact that the Y has on the community and have supported us in our cause of making the community stronger.

Donations may still be made to the Daviess County YMCA; at present we are just short of our goal.  Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Those who give $1,000 or more receive recognition for Round Table giving and will have their names placed on a plaque.


Making a Difference Together - Y by the NumbersY Logo

The Y is more than a gym and swim facility. Here are just a few examples of how the Y's work goes into the hearts of the people and the hearts of communities to make meaningful change:

Party at the Y Party at the Y

Are you bored during the winter season? Stay active and beat those winter blahs with a Y party for your family or organization!
Basketball Gym/Bouldering Room Parties:
These parties are great for all ages.  Parents are encouraged
to participate with the younger children.  A staff member
must be present & waivers be signed for bouldering room parties.

Pool Parties:
Pool parties are best for 8 yr olds and older.  Children must be at least 4 feet tall & pass a swim test to use the slides or any part of the deep end. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Parties can take place during business hours or non-business hours.
Party Details:
Fee covers attendance for up to 25 people.  There is a $1.50 fee
for each additional person.  The party includes one hour use of
the swimming pool or basketball gym, and one hour use of the
balcony room to eat cake and open presents.  A lock-in includes all
night use of gym plus one hour in pool with slide.

Pool Party Business hours - $65 + $10 for slide
Pool Party Non-business hours - $75 + $10 for slide
Gym Party - $50
Balcony room only - $40
Bouldering room only - $35
Lock-in - $150


Tumbling and Cheer Classes at Y

Tumbling CampThe current schedule for Tumbling and Cheer classes, ages six and older is:
Level 1 & 2 -  Aerobics Room, 3:30 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Level 3 & 4 - Aerobics Room, 4:30 p.m. – 5:25 - p.m.
Cheer -  Aerobics Room 6:00 p.m. – 6:55 p.m

Beginners - Aerobics Room, 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Level 1 & 2 -  Aerobics Room, 5 p.m. - 5:55 p.m
Level 3 & 4 -  Aerobics Room, 6 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.

Beginner and Cheer
Y Member: $20 per 4 week month, $25 per 5 week month 
Program Member: $25 per 4 week month, $31.25 per 5 week month                     

Level 1 & 2 and Level 3 & 4
Y Member: $40 per 4 week month, $50 per 5 week month
Program Member:  $50 per 4 week month, $62.50 per 5 week month                      

Beginners Class:  Younger children who have not mastered rolls/cartwheels/headstands. Children must be age 6 or older.

Levels 1 & 2: Children who have mastered the Beginner level and working towards bridges/round offs/back handsprings.

Levels 3 & 4: Children who have mastered Levels 1 & 2 and working towards round off - back handspring/front handsprings/back tucks.

Cheer - Young adults who have mastered all Levels 3 & 4 and working towards round off - back handspring continuous/standing back tuck/layouts.

Space is limited; preregistration is required.


Y Welcomes New Aquatics CoordinatorPaula Van Tyle-Smith

The Y is pleased to welcome Paula Van Tyle-Smith as its new Aquatics Coordinator. Paula, who grew up in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, has loved water and swimming from an early age. She swam competitively for ten years, starting at age 7, and was a summer lifeguard at her local pool.

In addition to her aquatics background, Paula has been a certified Pilates, Yoga, PiYo, Piloxing and Beachbody Boot Camp instructor since 2000.
She has lived in northern Ohio and southern Indiana, and moved to Washington in August 2016. Paula has a 23 year old daughter and a son who is a junior at Rose-Hulman. In her free time, she is working on "slowly renovating parts of my home." 
Paula says of her new position, "I love being a member of the Y team and look forward to serving our community." Please give her a big welcome next time you see her on the pool deck.


Shop Amazon, Donate to Your Y amazonsmile

The Daviess County Famiy YMCA is now listed as an AmazonSmile Charity, which means that when customers shop online with Amazon, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our Y.

Click on to participate in this program, and you will be automatically asked if you want to support Daviess County Family YMCA Inc. 

Free Injury Walk-In Clinic at the Y
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The Daviess Community Hospital is providing a free walk-in clinic for Y members at the Y on first and third Tuesdays of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

This on-site service is staffed by certified, licenses athletic trainers who will evaluate sports or exercise-related injuries, recommend reconditioning and preventative methods, and facilitate referrals to medical providers as needed.

Appointments may be scheduled in advance, or on a first-come-first-served basis for drop by visits. For more information, call 812-254-2760 x1539, or 812-254-8889.

For more information, click here.

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Join Ironman Beth Gabhart as she leads this fun and challenging Boot Camp - Get your heart pumping with this complete body workout.

Tuesdays and Thursdays,
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the gym
Members: $16 per 4 week month; $20 for 5 week month
Program Members: $40 per 4 week month; $50 for 5 week month.
Pay As You Go: Members, $3/class; Program Members, $6/class.


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