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Youth Development

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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.


2019 Taste of Daviess County

Taste of Daviess County 2019

Thank you so much for your participation in the 26th Annual Taste of Daviess County! Proceeds from the event went towards the Scholarship of Youth, which will help children who cannot afford Y programs and memberships.

Taste of Daviess County


Clean Sweep

The YMCA Tumbling and Trampoline Program participated in the Washington Clean Sweep on Saturday April 13, 2019. These young ladies collected 10 bags of trash and earned $250 for the program. Pictured with Trashman are Trinity , Brailyn, Chevelle, Rylee, Lila, Alyssa, Nayeli, Natalie, and Coach Lyford.


For a Better Us - Annual Campaign 

Annual CampaignDid you know the YMCA is the largest human service charitable organization in Daviess County?  Our ability to serve members through programs and services as well as provide scholarship assistance is dependent on our fund drive.  This year our goal is to raise $35,000 by the end of the annual campaign on April 30. 

Volunteer Board and Members make donations, as do the Y staff. We ask individuals and businesses to contribute as well, since membership dues and program fees alone do not come close to paying for the upkeep of our building.  Please donate to our charity.  Checks for any amount may be made to the Daviess County YMCA and turned in at the service desk at any time.

One simple way to ensure your Y stays strong is to add a few dollars onto your membership draft as one new  member did recently. She added two dollars a month extra as an easy way of giving to our charitable cause.  

Thank you for helping us strengthen the community and for making A Better Us!


Tumbling Program Expanded

Tumbling ProgramThe Y is excited to announce that the Tumbling Program has been expanded into a Tumbling and Trampoline Program (TNT). This expansion affects Levels 1 through 4; Beginning tumbling classes will remain only tumbling classes, and will be scheduled on a different day.

TrampolineLevel 1 through 4 athletes will now receive 2.5 hours to train on an Olympic sized trampoline and tumbling track. An additional coach has been hired to help with training during the TNT program.

The new schedule, which began April 1, is as follows:

Beginning Class 1 - Mondays 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Beginning Class 2 - Mondays 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Level 1 & 2 - Fridays 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium
Level 3 & 4 - Fridays 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium

With these changes to the program, the new pricing is as follows:

Levels 1 through 4
Y Member: 4 week month $60; 5 week month $75
Program Member: 4 week month $75; 5 week month $93

For additional information, visit the Tumbling page.


T-Ball Registration

T-BallT-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
Cost: Y Members $28/ Program Members $56/ Family $62

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, or click here to download a PDF.


Y Summer Day Camp

Y Summer Day CampJoin the fun and adventure of the YMCA Day Camp starting May 24 and running throughout the summer.

The Y Camp offers a summer full of nature, daily swimming, games, arts & crafts and weekly field trips. A weekly theme and a wide variety of programs for those finishing grades K - 6 help prevent summer learning loss.

Camp is held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Drop off is at North Elementary (except field trip days) and pick up is at the Y.  Campers need to bring a sack lunch and towel each day. 

Y Member for 5 days: first child $90, additional children $80 each
Y Member for 3 days: first child $69, additional children $63 each
Program Member for 5 days: first child $105,  additional children $95 each
Program Member for 3 days: first child $81, additional children $75 each.

Click here to download registration packet as Word document.

Click here to download registration packet as PDF.


Summer Swim ClubSummer Youth Swim Club

Registration is now open for Summer Swim club. Come 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 will close on June 4, or when the maximum enrollment of 30 has been reached. The season runs from June 4 through July 25.

Days.....Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times....6:45 to 7:45 p.m. 
Who....Youth ages 6-17
Cost....Y Members $50, includes t-shirt, all practices and meet fees.
Program Members $70, includes t-shirt, all practices and meet fees.
Family $100, includes t-shirts, all practices and meet fees.

Click here to download a brochure and registration form.


Meet the Y's Personal Trainer

Austin LeeBeginning this summer, Austin Lee, a 2017 Barr-Reeve High School graduate, will be offering personal training services through the Y. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Purdue University, and has earned his Personal Training certification through the American Council on Exercise. Austin currently works as a personal trainer for Purdue Recreation & Wellness.

His special areas of interest are weight lifting, bodybuilding and strength training. Working to become the best version of oneself is Austin’s philosophy on health and fitness. “Don’t compare yourself to other people during your own fitness journey. You are your own person. Remember that.”

Personal Training Fees:
One person:  4 sessions $96; 8 sessions $192
Two People:  4 sessions $112; 8 sessions $224
Three to Four: 4 sessions $72; 8 sessions $192


SAW Week Completed

Safety Around WaterSafety Around Water is completed for 2019! Groups of kids, ages 5 - 12, learned to properly float in the water, how to tread water, the elements of freestyle swimming, and much more about water safety.

Thanks to our volunteers and swm instructors for another successful week of serving out community's children.


Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer SpotlightDon has volunteered for the Safety Around Water (SAW) program and other aquatic programs for years. He's been a helping hand to our Y in many different capacities, not just aquatics. He always has a kind word and a smile for everyone!

Thank you for being a wonderful volunteer for our YMCA!


Life Guarding Classes AnnouncedLife Guards

The Y will hold American Red Cross Life Guarding classes on April 11, 12 and 13; and May 2, 3 and 4.

The Thurday and Friday sessions will meet from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., and Saturday's class will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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


Group Swim LessonsSwim Lessons

Does your child want to learn to swim? Sign them up for swim lessons at the YMCA. Must have a minimum of four participants for class to run.

Private lessons or semi-private lessons (two or three) are always welcome! Click here to download a registration form.

Days....Tuesdays and Thursdays 
Times....6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Or: Four day a week sessions, Mondays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - noon; 12:05 p.m.- 12:35 p.m.beginning in June and ongoing throughout the summer
Who....Youth ages 3-13; four or more participants 
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)

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


Adult Pickleball League Going Strong

PickleballThe Y's Adult Pickleball League is in full swing as matches continue on Monday at 1:00 pm, Tuesday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 5:30 pm.

Pickleball provides a great workout while offering a social and competitive game, and new players are always welcome. The game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for experienced players.

The Y will provide equipment initially, however players will eventually need to have their own paddles.

The program is free to Members and costs $3 for Program Members.





The Y can schedule a CPR/AED/First Aid class for a minimum of six participants. The cost is $65. Contact the service desk to register.


Party at the Y

Party at the Y

Stay active and beat the 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


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:


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. 


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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