Questions about YMCA Facility and Programming

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — During this unprecedented time in our lives, Morristown YMCA knows there are many questions about the Y facility and programming. They hope the below will answer any questions you may have. They look forward to welcoming you back to the Y when it is safe to do so. They’re working behind the scenes to revamp some of the programs in anticipation of an eventual reopening.  Should you have any additional questions, please email: questions@morristownymca.org

Q: Does the YMCA of the USA lend financial support to Y’s during crisis?
A: No, that is a common misconception. Each YMCA is financially independent. The revenue received from membership fees supports our YMCA. In fact, they pay $13,000 in monthly dues to the YMCA of the USA in order to remain a chartered member.

Q. There are Y’s everywhere. Is there a national Y that can help support The Greater Morristown YMCA?
A. Each Y is a financially-independent nonprofit entity. Our community needs your help now, more than ever. Should you want to make a donation, feel free to visit their website by clicking here.

Q.   When will the Y open again?
A.    The facility remains closed as mandated by New Jersey Executive order 104 in response to the COVID-19 executive order. We will keep our members updated regarding the status of our facilities and programming. Visit our website for updates.

Q. Will the Y continue to deduct membership dues from my credit card?
A. Due to the uncharted territory they find ourselves navigating through, the Greater Morristown YMCA elected to discontinue automatic payments as of April 1. They felt it was unfair for our members to pay for a service they were not receiving.

Q. Will I be given credit for the time the Y is shut down?
A.  No credit will be given but your membership will be extended based on your expiration date and/or our reopening date.

Q. If I registered my child in spring swim lessons, Dolphin or Pre-team what can I expect?
A.  They plan to run classes and will push back the start date.

Q.  Will Summer classes run?
A.  We will not have that answer until we know when the Spring classes will be able to run. Hopefully we will be able to run a shortened Summer session.

Q. Will I be given a refund if I cannot take classes at a later date?
A.  They will not be able to refund, but they can issue you a credit that may be applied to a future class or membership.

Q. If I am registered in a May lifeguard class, what can I expect.
A. They do not know when they will be able to open. If they cannot hold the May class, they can offer all registered participants a space in the June class.

Q. When do you expect to resume Fitness classes once the Y reopens.
A.  They understand member’s trepidation about group fitness classes. They are currently working on some ideas that will allow to resume programs and while maintaining social distancing.

Q. Will the Y still offer summer camp this year?
A. Our Y staff has been planning camp for many months now, and are hoping that they will be able to do so as we know there is a need for childcare and the benefits that camp can provide for the children. Additionally, due to these unforeseen circumstances, they will not be raising the rates after April 30.

Q. Can I still register for camp?
A. Yes, you can access the registration and credit card payment authorization forms on their website by clicking here.

Once completed, you may email them to y.gannon@morristownymca.org or send to:
The Greater Morristown YMCA
79 Horsehill Road
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Attn: Camp Registration

Q.  What will the Y do to prepare to reopen?
A.  In conjunction with their outside cleaning company, they will engage in a thorough sanitizing deep cleaning of the facilities and our equipment. Once they re-open, they will continue to have extra sanitizing stations on-hand as well as cleaning supplies.

Q. When will the reciprocity program be reinstated?
A. The directive to eliminate reciprocity was ordered by the Y of the USA. Once they lift the ban on reciprocity, they will reinstate the program.