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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. blue


2019 YMCA Youth Football LeagueYouth Football

Registration is now open for Youth Tackle Football, and ends July 26. Games will start in September.

The Y plays in a league with North Daviess, North Knox, Sullivan, North Central, Eastern Greene.

There is a 3rd-4th grade division and 5th-6th grade division.

Cost: Y Member $28; Program Member $56
Family $62, Equipment $30
Financial aid is available.

Click here to download a registration form.

Pool Changes to Summer Schedule

The pool schedule has changed to summer hours now that school is out for the summer. Click here to view the summer Aquatic schedule.


Facility Hours Change

Starting in May, the Y will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and from Noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Weekday hours will remain the same. Click here to see a complete list of building hours.


Looking for a Job?Life Guards

The Y's Aquatics Department is seeking candidates for Life Guards.

If an applicant is not currently certified or needs recertification, the Y will hold an American Red Cross Life Guard Class for potential employees. Prerequisites for the course include the ability to swim 300 meters without stopping; retrieving an object from the bottom of the deep end of the pool, and treading water for two minutes without using hands.

For additional information, or to apply, please contact Paula Van Tyle-Smith, Aquatics Director, 812/254-4481.
Program Director


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.


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:  2 sessions $40; 4 sessions $70; 8 sessions $145
Two People:  4 sessions $90; 12 sessions $135
Three to Four: 8 sessions $60 per person; 12 sessions $85 per person


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


Tumbling Program Expanded, Summer Schedule Begins in June

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. Additionally, a Preschool Class and a Boys Beginning Tumbling Class will be added this summer.

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

Summer Tumbling Schedule

The summer schedule for Tumbling Classes will go into effect beginnning in June.

For additional information, visit the Tumbling page.


Tumbling Exhibition Honors Mothers

Mother Day Signs

The Y's Tumbling Program presented an exhibition on Monday, May 13, to demonstrate the gymnists' skills.  The show concluded with a very special finale for Mothers Day. Every Mother received a flower from her athlete.  Thanks to Myers Flower Shop for donating 34 flowers. See more photos on the Tumbling page.


Tumbling Program Receives Check

Check presentation

For collecting 10 bags of trash during the Washington Clean Sweep on Saturday April 13, 2019. the Y's Tumbling and Trampolin Program earned $250. Coach Lyford is pictured receiving the $250 check from German American Bank as Tumbling participants look on. In the front row, left to right, are Chevelle, Brailyn, Alyssa and Natalie. In the back row are Nayeli, Lila, Trinity and Rylee.


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


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:

  • 727,321 Hoosiers served.
  • 500,532 children reached through Y programs and services.
  • 33,238 Hoosier youth received safe, nurturing environments to learn, grow and develop social skills in early childcare and out-of-school time environments.
  • 78,610 children built athletic, social and interpersonal skills through youth sports and swim lessons.
  • 17,143 Hoosiers helped better their community through volunteerism and giving opportunities at the Y.


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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