The Woodson YMCA has policies in place for the benefit and welfare of our members, guests and our organization. All policies are approved by the Woodson YMCA Board of Directors.

  • Membership Cards/Scanning Your Card

All Y members are issued a membership card when they join. Your membership card needs to be scanned at a facility business desk each time you access the Y. Scanning cards means better security and better service to our members. Please protect your membership investment and present your membership card at each visit. There is a $3 fee to issue a replacement card.

  • Non-Member Parent Pass

Non-member parents bringing children enrolled in Y programs must obtain a “Non-member Program Pass” from the business desk and show it every time they enter the Y facilities.

  • One Wisconsin – One YMCA Visitation Program

Current members of other Wisconsin Ys may use the Woodson YMCA free of charge an unlimited number of times. Visitors must present their home Y membership card, along with another form of identification.

  • AWAY Program

The AWAY program (Always Welcome at Ys) entitles you to visit us from a non Wisconsin Y up to 12 times at no charge annually. After 12 visits, you may purchase a one-day membership pass at 1/2 price.

  • Guest Passes

As a service to members, on your anniversary date, you are mailed two complimentary guest passes to be used at each member’s discretion. One day guest passes require that day members provide a valid driver’s license or photo ID. This policy ensures that the Y remains focused on its members by offering a safe and positive atmosphere, priority in program areas and a clean facility. Contact any Woodson YMCA director for details on acquiring guest passes for potential members.

  • Putting Your Membership On Hold

A membership that is not financially assisted can be put on a temporary hold status one time per year for an unlimited number of consecutive months (minimum of 2 months). Your regular bank draft amount will be charged $15 for each month a membership is on hold. During the time your membership is on hold, YMCA facility access is not permitted. Please contact the Membership Office at  715-845-2177, ext. 109 to make arrangements and to sign an On Hold Agreement.

  • Canceling Your Membership

To cancel your bank draft membership, you must give the Y a 30 day written notice either by signing a Cancellation Form or by writing us a letter. If you plan to immediately join another Y, we can provide you with a letter of transfer so that the joiner’s fee may be waived at the other location.

  • YMCA Behavior Policy

Membership at the Woodson YMCA is a privilege. Both Y branches, to the extent not otherwise prohibited by applicable law, reserve the right to deny, condition or revoke membership of any individual who: (i) is arrested for, charged with, or convicted of sex offenses as that term is defined in Wisconsin Statute, ss 301.45 (1d)(b); (i) is arrested for, charged with, or convicted of other crimes inconsistent with the values of the YMCA, including crimes involving moral turpitude or bodily harm, or (ii) engages in inappropriate behavior or other misconduct on or near the property of the YMCA, including, but not limited to, profanity, abusive language, inappropriate attire, smoking, consumption of alcohol or removal or damage of YMCA property.

  • Dress Code

We do not have a dress code, but ask that you keep in mind YMCA Christian values and refrain from wearing offensive attire while using the branch facilities.

  • Camera, cellphone, tablet and other electronic device usage

Members and guests are prohibited from taking photos or videos of any type in any YMCA area without the consent of Y staff.

  • Concealed Carry Policy

Woodson YMCA prohibits any individual from entering our facilities or remaining on our properties while carrying a concealed weapon or firearm. We exercise this option for the safety of our members, program participants, volunteers and staff and we appreciate your cooperation.

  • Use of cellphones in locker rooms

The use of cellphones or taking picture or videos with other electronic equipment is prohibited in locker rooms. Signs are posted in all locker rooms reminding members of the policy.

  • Locker Rooms – Men’s & Women’s (Adult)

Y members who are 16 years and older may use the men’s or women’s adult locker rooms according to gender. Wausau Branch adult locker rooms include whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms. Aspirus Branch adult locker rooms include a sauna in the women’s locker room, a steam room in the men’s locker room and an on-deck whirlpool near the swimming pool for adults 16 and older.

  • Family Locker Rooms –  Men & Boys/Women & Girls

Children 6-15 years of age or adults accompanying children of the same gender as the adult must use the gender specific Men & Boys or Women & Girls locker rooms. Children 6 years of age and under, of the opposite gender of the parent or guardian bringing them to the Y, may use the adult gender appropriate family locker room with their parent/guardian or the Special Needs locker rooms with their parent/guardian.

  • Special Needs Locker Rooms

Coed private locker rooms are available at both Y branches for those who need help showering and changing. Families desiring to remain together may use these locker rooms. For privacy, please ask for the key to these locker rooms at the business desk prior to usage.

  • Day Lockers

Day lockers are available at both branches for those who do not wish to use locker room facilities to shower or change. Day lockers may be used for storage of street shoes and other personal belongings. Please bring or rent a padlock at our business desk.

  • Program Refund Policy

Requests for class and program refunds are processed in the following manner: Submit a written request and a copy of the receipt to the program director in charge of the class or program. Apply no later than 7 days prior to the start of the program. Refunds are not granted for special events unless otherwise stated.

Refund options are: Full credit toward a future program or refund minus a $3 service charge per check.

Programs cancelled by the YMCA equal a full refund except: Sports camps and Camp Sturtevant program refunds are handled by the program directors in charge. Please contact them directly for refund options.