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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.





Women's Self Protection Clinic

The Chillicothe Police Department and YMCA of Ross County present a Women's Self Protection Clinic open to any women in Ross County and surrounding areas on Saturday, September 19th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.   

This free clinic is separated into 2 three-hour blocks (6 hours total). The 1st threehour block is classroom instruction and the 2nd three-hour block is hands-on training. The clinic is restricted to the first 25 registrants. To register or for additional information, contact the Y at 740-772-4340 or Detective Bud Lytle at 740-773-1191.


New Session of Family Fit Begins Sept. 9th

Adena, in partnership with the YMCA brings you Family Fit, a family-focused nutrition and fitness program for the whole family. Family Fit is a 6-week series of classes for the whole family that meets for less than two hours, 1 day a week. The class includes nutrition education, family-friendly cooking demonstrations, physical activity for kids and the entire family, lifestyle counseling and a chance to talk to other families living with the same concerns.

Click here to download the registration form.  


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.



Youth Volleyball Camp

NEW DATES September 25-26

Boys and Girls in Grades 3-6

Registration deadline: Sept 22nd (Sept. 14th to guarantee t-shirt)

This 2 day camp will teach and develop the skills used in volleyball that include passing, setting, serving, hitting and defense along with volleyball concepts related to offense and defensive strategy.

Instructor: Chelsey Jones 

  • Coached the 8thgrade girls volleyball at Chillicothe Middle School in 2012
  • Chillicothe High School girls head volleyball coach 2013-2014 season.
  • Coached with Spiketown Volleyball Club 2013 - 2015
  • Instructed the 2013, 2014 volleyball camp at the YMCA


Sept 25 - 5:30-7:00 pm
Sept 25 -  10 am -12 pm

Cost: $30 for Members $45 for Non Members (T-shirt included)



Want the latest YMCA news?


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.



Register for Preschool 2015-16

It's time to register your child for the YMCA Preschool for next 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.



2015 Annual Report


The 2015 Annual Report is online. The report shares the highlights, challenges and progress of the YMCA of Ross County. From Touch a Truck to YBL, we share photos of the accomplishments of our members and friends.


We celebrate the 1105 hours of volunteer time. We're proud of the 175 families who had access to the Y thanks to our PACE Scholarship program. We reflect on our joy about the 201 children who learned to swim and the 350 children who played youth basketball. All of these details and more can be found in our annual report.  








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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