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Ross County YMCA

100 Mill Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601


Mon-Thurs   5:00am-9:00pm
Friday         5:00am-7:00pm
Saturday     7:30am-7:00pm
Sunday:      Closed
CLOSED:     Major Holidays &
                  Sundays June-Sept.




Home School P.E. Class Begins Sept. 9th  


This program focuses on helping home schooled children obtain a strong physical education and social experience with peers. Classes involve one hour recreational activities in the gym, followed by 45 minute swim activities. Children will learn new games, build new relationships and have fun in a values-focused environment!

Fridays: 10-10:45 Gym 11-12:00 swim

FREE for Members / $40 for Individual Youth
                               $60 for Family 



Summer Youth Basketball League

Registration June 13th - July 15th

This is a competitive league meant to gain game experience only. Kids of all skills levels are welcome but practice time will be limited.

Evaluations will take place on Monday, July 18th. Grades 3-5 will be evaluated from 6:00-7:00 pm. Grades 6-8 will be evaluated from 7:00-8:00 pm. Evaluations may include some drills but mostly open gym games for coaches to evaluate players. All players are encouraged to attend so we evenly match teams.

Game Days: Monday Evenings

Game Schedule: July 25 - August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  (6 weeks total)


Members: $30 Non-Members $50

Cost includes t-shirt

CPR / AED Certification at the Y


$75 per person

The goal of this training is to help students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond in medical emergencies. The class will teach how to respond effectively to cardiac and breathing emergencies with adults, children and infants. Additionally, it will teach the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).

Contact the Y for dates and times.





2016 Summer Camp Registration Opens


The YMCA Summer Day Camp program is open for registration!  


The program for ages 3 to 14 provides a daily educational and fun experience for all children. With field trips, swimming, explorations of parks, science experiments and whole lot more, your child will have the Best Summer Ever!

The program is less than $25 per day for members, and we accept ODJFS payments for those who qualify. Last year, the children experienced the following field trips:

  • A Ha! Children's Museum
  • COSI
  • Tar Hollow State Park
  • Columbus Zoo
  • City Pool
  • Skating
  • Hopewell National Historical Park

More information about summer camp can be found in our brochure here.

For more information contact Tashia Mills, Program Director.

Register for Preschool

It's time to register your child for the YMCA Preschool for the 2016-17 school year.

Children who will be 3 years or older, potty trained and not yet enrolled in kindergarten are eligible. Our state-licensed program is rooted in the concept that learning and play are interconnected. We provide a safe, engaging and consistent environment for all children.

We utilize the Creative Curriculum for preparing children for Kindergarten. The program is available year-round. The full-day program is from 9:00am to 3:00pm, with latchkey available beginning at 6:15am and ending at 6:00pm.

For more information, visit the Y Preschool online or contact Tashia Mills, Program Director


2016 Annual Report

Learn more about your YMCA by reading our 2016 Annual Report. From our vision for the future to great stories about our members, our Annual report informs our members and the public about the YMCA.

The YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization rooted in Christian principles, aimed at building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Ross County is operated by local people, overseen by a local volunteer-based Board of Directors. Read our annual report here



FREE Programs for Members

Members can now take advantage of several Youth Sports programs for FREE! Rookies Sports, Next Level Sports, Youth Lacrosse, and Home School Physical Education are now included in your membership. 

Rookies Basketball will begin January 5th. YMCA Rookies Basketball is a skill development program that prepares children ages 3 to 5 to participate in YMCA competitive sports programs. Players learn the basics of the game in a pre-competitive environment where they can focus on learning the sport, not performing to win.

Non-members are still welcome to register. 

Home Schooled classes begin January 8th and Youth Lacrosse is coming in late February. Visit the front desk for more information on these and other great programs the Y has to offer.



Swim Lessons For All Ages

Adult Swim Lessons Available 

Swim lessons are for everyone, the young and the young at heart. At the YMCA, we welcome all people interested in learning to swim in taking our lessons. Our program supports adults who have historically been uncomfortable around bodies of water, by building gradual confidence in basic skills. From floating, paddling and breathing techniques to swim strokes, we strive to help you acclimate to the water in a safe environment.

Contact the Y to set up your individual or group lesson today.




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Looking for the most up-to-date information on programs, special events and happenings at the YMCA of Ross County? Visit our Facebook page for all the information you're looking for.


If you're a parent in preschool, after-school or gymnastics, we also have groups on Facebook for all of your child's learning and fun here at the Y. Contact your program director for access.





My Y is Now Every Y


Now, full facility / full privilege YMCA members have the flexibility to use all other YMCA facilities throughout Ohio! Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at any Ohio YMCA and enjoy free access!


Some restrictions apply, so please contact Member Services for more program details!






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