General Information


To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind, and body.



At the YMCA, we have dedicated staff that fulfill the mission of the YMCA on a daily basis.  If you are interested in applying for a position, please visit the Jamestown or Lakewood YMCA Welcomce Center and complete an employment application.  If a position is available and your credentials are line with the job description, you will be contacted for an interview.
YMCA Employment & Volunteer Application



Together, the nation’s more than 2,400 YMCAs are the largest not-for-profit community service organizations in America, working to meet the health and social service needs of 17.9 million men, women and children in 10,000 communities in the USA. Y’s are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. YMCAs’ strength is in the people they bring together.

Because all communities have different needs, all YMCAs are different. A YMCA in your community may offer child care or teen leadership clubs. A Y in the next town may have swimming lessons or drawing classes. Every Y makes its own decisions on what programs to offer and how to operate.

YMCAs stretch beyond the United States. YMCAs are at work in more than 120 countries around the world, serving more than 30 million people. About 230 U.S. YMCAs maintain relationships with YMCAs in other countries. So the YMCA really does build strong kids, strong families and strong communities worldwide.



Those wishing to try the YMCA for a day may buy a day pass at the Welcome Center after showing proper identification. We will photocopy your ID and keep it on file at the Welcome Center. Day passes are limited to two per year and are not available Monday, Wednesday, or Friday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Day Pass $10.00
Teen Day Pass $4.00
Youth Day Pass $1.00
Military Day Pass $3.00
Best Western/Red Roof Pass* $3.00

* If you are visiting the area and staying at Best Western or Red Roof, bring the key to your hotel room, and we will take a copy of it as your identification. Please note that we must have a copy of the key for you to receive the $3.00 pass.



Registration for all programs must be made in person at the front desk with full payment or register online. YMCA members may register 3 weeks prior to the start of the class; general public may register 1 week in advance. Classes are subject to minimum and maximum enrollments. Should a program reach its maximum enrollment, a waiting list will be established.


Credit/Refund Policy

Program credits or refunds are issued when a class is canceled or the schedule is changed. When events beyond our control, such as weather, cause cancellation of a class, no refund, credit or make-up class is guaranteed. Membership dues paid in full are not refundable or transferable.



Are you planning a birthday party, family social, or church outing? Rent our available facilities for your party or group event. See Camp Onyahsa’s site for rental details. The Jamestown YMCA no longer host full-service birthday parties. For the Lakewood YMCA, please contact Crystal Rodriguez at (716) 664-2802, Ext. 250 for more information.


(Rates shown are per hour)

Facility Member Rate Potential Member Rate
Pool (Includes 1 Lifeguard) $75.00 $105.00
Gymnasium $35.00 $50.00
Youth Department $25.00 $35.00
Big Challenge (Obstacle Course) $80.00 $112.00
Board Room $15.00 $21.00
Racquetball Court $6.00 $12.00
Racquetball Court (Wallyball) $20.00 $28.00




Racquetball and Squash courts are available for a fee of $6.00 per hour for YMCA Members and $12.00 per hour for Potential Members (includes day pass). Reservations can be made 24 hours in advance by calling the Jamestown YMCA at 664-2802 or Lakewood YMCA at 763-0303.

Tennis courts are available for reservations at the Lakewood facility only. Rates for tennis are $20 per hour.  Please call the front desk for availability. Potential members must also buy a day pass.



Financial assistance is available based on financial need. Request a scholarship form at the welcome desk. An annual Partner With Youth Fund Drive is held to raise money for membership subsidies. We look forward to, and appreciate, your support.




The Jamestown Area YMCA wishes to thank the members of the Chairman’s Round Table for their generous support of the YMCA program.

David Conklin Rolland & Jane Kidder P.B. Sullivan & Co.
Phin & Sara DeMink Howard W. Lindstrom Chip & Cindy Swanson
Lou & Melissa Deppas Brian & Patricia Mallory Tyler Swanson
Mark Eckendorf Theo & Dusty Nelson Clayton Sweeney
Bill & Carol Evans Samuel P. Price, Jr. Rick Turner Family
Dan & Connie Evans Priscilla Robbins Jon & Annette Taber
Mary Farrell Doug & Lisa Schutte Tom & Michelle Turner
Steve & Cynthia Ford Tim & Betsy Schults Mike & JoAnn Wellman
George Griffin, Jr. Bill & Kari Soffel Gordon & Marybeth Wuebbolt
Mike Hogan Terry & Katie Stronz Allen & Barbara Yahn





All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult in the building unless participating in a youth program. Teens and youth not permitted to loiter in building. Please note the following minimum age requirements for unsupervised activities for members:

Open Swim (between swim lessons): Any age
Open Swim (other times): 12 years old
Open Gym: 12 years old
Matrix/Cardio: 10 yrs. old (with fitness appt. and adult supervision up to age 12)
Free Weight Room: 14 years old (aged 14 must receive prior training)
Group Exercise Class: 14 years old
Lap Swim: 12 years old
Track: 12 years old
Sauna/Steam Room: 13 years old
Blood Pressure Machine: 16 years old (under 16 must be supervised by an adult)