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Johnstown Community YMCA

How did you determine the membership rates?

We began with a market analysis and received input from the Johnstown Community YMCA Branch Council, a group of community leaders who help guide the Y’s local efforts. Based on that information and feedback, we determined pricing that offers tremendous value to the local community. Johnstown Community YMCA membership rates take into account the unique partnership with the town of Johnstown and the vast amenities, programs and the state-of-the-art facility that members will be able to enjoy day in and day out.

What do I receive as a member?

As a member, you receive discounted rates on personal training, swim lessons, sports and camps. The Y keeps members moving with tons of free fitness classes, including Les Mills classes, Zumba, yoga, indoor cycling and more. You can also use your Y membership to access thousands of Ys across the country, including Ys in Longmont, Boulder, Lafayette and Denver. Plus, family memberships include free child care for ages 6 weeks to 10 years up to two hours while you work out; there are clubs and fitness programs for older children as well.

Why is there a cost?

The YMCA and the Town of Johnstown have a unique partnership. The facility itself is funded by the town. However, the operations of the Johnstown Community Y is funded entirely by membership and program dollars. Keeping the lights on and the water in the pool, paying instructors and front desk staff, running programs like swim lessons and summer camps: These are all things that you pay for with your membership or when you register for aquatics programs, summer camp, sports and after-school programs. However, it’s important to know that we are considerate stewards of those funds. We even share administrative and staffing costs with Ys in other communities.

We want to ensure that all people can access the Y and its programs, so we offer financial assistance to those who qualify. In fact, this year, the YMCA of Northern Colorado – which is the umbrella organization that runs the Johnstown Community Y – is expected to award around $1 million in donor-funded financial assistance to help thousands of children, families and seniors access Y programs. You can apply here.

What’s YMCA of Northern Colorado?

You probably notice YMCA of Northern Colorado referenced along with the Johnstown Community YMCA. The YMCA of Northern Colorado is the umbrella organization that oversees the Johnstown Community Y as well as the Mapleton YMCA in Boulder, the Arapahoe YMCA in Lafayette, the Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA in Longmont and YMCA Camp Santa Maria, an overnight camp in Bailey, Colo. Along with the five branches, the YMCA of Northern Colorado runs summer camps, after-school programs, sports and more in schools and sites in Boulder, Broomfield, Weld and Larimer counties.

Where will the facility be located?

The Johnstown Community YMCA will be located just east of town hall in Johnstown at 165 Settler Way.

What will the hours of operation be?

Hours of operation have not yet been solidified for the Johnstown Community YMCA. The hours of operation at other Northern Colorado Ys — Lafayette, Boulder and Longmont — are 5am-10pm on weekdays and reduced hours on weekends. We will most likely mirror those hours. 

When can we sign up for preschool?

Registration is now open for YMCA Inspire Preschool in Johnstown. The preschool will provide early childhood education, active play and character-focused programming for children ages 2 1/2 to 6.

What is the difference between preschool and child watch?

Preschool is a licensed, fee-based program that prepares children ages 2 1/2 to 6 for kindergarten; full-time and part-time options are available. Child Watch is fun, engaging childcare offered to Y members while they work out; it is free for up to 2 hours daily for members with a family membership, and other members and program participants can utilize Child Watch for a minimal fee while utilizing the facility (when space is available). Child Watch is available for children ages 6 weeks to 10 years, and parents or gaurdians must remain on the premises while their child is in Y care.

When will you begin hiring and what sort of positions will you be filling?

There will be many employment opportunities — from preschool teachers and childcare staff to trainers and fitness instructors to lifeguards and membership staff. Many positions open now.

I see you are running programs in Milliken, Johnstown and other nearby towns. How can that be if the facility is not complete?

That's a great observation! YMCAs across the country run programs outside their facility walls. We utilize local schools, sports fields and gyms to run a diverse number of programs, including after-school care, summer camps, school day off camps and youth sports, like basketball, soccer and volleyball. In fact, even when the Johnstown Community YMCA is complete and the doors are open, the Y will still have programs throughout the community. Currently, we are offering after-school care and school day off camps at Pioneer Ridge in Johnstown and at Milliken Elementary in Milliken. We are also offering basketball, soccer, volleyball as well as summer camps in Johnstown, Milliken, Loveland and Berthoud.

Will you have lap swimming?

Our extensive aquatics facilities will be utilized for lap swimming, swim lessons, family recreation, swim team and much more. Trust us, it’s gonna be a water wonderland.