6/12/2020 Update: Today everyone’s favorite color is GREEN! 💚 We are so excited to welcome you back to the Y starting Monday, June 22nd. More details about what to expect when you walk through our doors coming soon. After three long months we can finally say… we look forward to SEEING YOU AT THE Y! #staywithus
Read more about Franklin County’s  Green Phase from The Record Herald

5/22/2020 Update:  We are excited to move into the  Yellow Phase. In this phase we will be focusing on providing child care as outlined in Gov. Wolfe’s phased re-opening plan. Our leadership team will be sending out more detailed communication next week. We look forward to serving our preschoolers and school-aged members soon. There is still plenty of time to make this the BEST SUMMER EVER! Stayed tuned and stay safe!

April 7, 2020

Dear Valued Members,

Thank you to all of our members who are sticking with us! And thank you to those who continue to make contributions to our Y! While the Y’s doors are closed, our team has found ways to continue to serve our community. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility and understanding as we continue to navigate these
uncharted waters. However, we respect that every member’s situation is different and we are happy to place your membership on hold until the Y re-opens. If you wish to hold or cancel your membership you should make our team aware before the end of the day on Friday, April 10th.

If you are able to stick with us throughout the closure… we thank you! Your membership allows us to keep working, planning and serving you and our community. Our staff has been able to perform maintenance projects and thoroughly clean the facility. Recently, our Y opened a respite child care program for children of essential medical workers. Our group instructors have been able to stream classes to help keep you fit and connected while at home. And because we know this too shall pass, we are hard at work planning the BEST SUMMER EVER! Because our Y has served Waynesboro for 105 years and we want to assure you we are here for you when our community returns to “normal”.

To show our appreciation for your continued support, the Y will recognize your April monthly membership dues as a contribution to our mission. Your contribution to our charitable organization is 100% tax deductible. At the end of the year you will receive a contribution acknowledgment to use when filing your 2020 tax returns.

The Y understands this is a challenging time for everyone, and we know that our members are making many difficult choices. Thank you for choosing to stick with us!

Any questions or concerns can be directed to our Membership team via email at

We hope to see you at the Y soon! Stay healthy and faithful.

Amanda Gietka
Executive Director
Waynesboro Area YMCA

To read this letter as a pdf document, please click here.

To our valued members,

The Y has been here for Waynesboro for 105 years. As one of the largest non profits serving our community, our Y is constantly asking, “How can we help?”. We have and will always be ready to serve our community. And as the community responds the Covid-19 pandemic, the Y is pivoting how we serve Waynesboro. While our facility is closed in order to fully support the Governor’s request for social distancing, the Y still here for you Waynesboro! During closure we will be preparing to make future programs even better, making good use of time to perform annual maintenance as well as thoroughly sanitize our facility. The Y recently launched our “Virtual Y” which helps you and your family stay engaged, connected and active during our closure. If there is more we can do to help you… just let us know. We are here for you Waynesboro!

There is one thing you can do for our Y. Right now, we are asking you stick with us if you can. Your membership dues are helping our organization sustain our organization and will help us to be resilient during chaotic times. Members who continue to pay their monthly dues are allowing our Y to serve our members, our employees and our community. We are asking you to help us by remaining a sustaining member.

For 105 years, the Y has been here for Waynesboro and this pandemic will not change that. The Y is here for good. While we are confident in our ability to serve our community for generations to come, we realize their will be challenges. By remaining a sustaining member of our Y, you will be helping us to combat so many of these challenges. Thank you to those members who choose to remain with us. We are proud to serve you and appreciate your support.

We have the opportunity, right now, to decide what the future looks like. And with your support that future includes a resilient and steadfast YMCA .  Thank you for allowing us to continue to work towards our mission: To put Christian principles into practice to promote healthy, mind body and spirit for all.


Amanda Gietka
Executive Director
Waynesboro Area YMCA


If you are able to, keep your membership active and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Our Y will continue to collect automatic monthly payments during the closure. We appreciate the faith and investment sustaining members make by keeping their membership active. If you prefer to place your membership on hold, please do so by contacting us at service@waynesboroymca.org We understand that every member must make the best decision for their situation and we respect that whole heartedly.

Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated! Financial generosity now will allow the Y to serve Waynesboro throughout the coming weeks and months. The Y is charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible. Make your donation here!

Program specific payments & credits:
Please note that all automatic payments associated with our licensed child care programs have been suspended effective March 16th. Once we have more information on when the Y can return to regular operations we will explore the best way to credit those members who were auto-drafted for care on March 13th. Anyone in dire financial hardship in need of refund should contact us at service@waynesboroymca.org. We are working to accommodate everyone’s situation while attempting to avoid confusion when regular service is restored which is why we encourage credits to be used towards future services. Please note, credits for fitness and aquatic programs will also be evaluated once the Y can return to regular operations.

To read this letter as a pdf document, please click here

March 15, 2020 Update:

Together, we are facing a health crisis in our community. To further support the Governor’s request for social distancing/mitigation, the Y will close our facility to members effective Sunday, March 15th at 5pm. The YMCA facility closure will extend until state officials and health experts advise our leadership that it is wise to resume normal operations.  This includes the suspension of care for school age children.  However, the Genesis Learning Center will remain open during this time, unless we are mandated to close.

We appreciate your understanding as we navigate these unchartered waters. We encourage all our members to heed the advice of the CDC and state authorities while also leaning on your faith. Philippians 4:6-7 tells us, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Please continue to visit our social media sites and website for additional closure details and information.

March 15, 2020 Youth Development Update:

With the Y  closing our facility to members effective Sunday, March 15th at 5pm. The YMCA facility closure will extend until state officials and health experts advise our leadership that it is wise to resume normal operations.

This includes the suspension of care for school age children. Please click here to read the information about the closure that was sent to the YMCA School-Age Family. Please click here to read the information about the closure that was sent to the YMCA Genesis Learning Center Family.

Please continue to visit our social media sites and website for additional closure details and information.

3/13/2020 Update:
While the Y remains open, programs will continue as scheduled unless otherwise noted, we do urge our members to continue to be intentional if/when they visit the Y. As the situation is being continually evaluated and information is made available, our leadership team will continue to evaluate our ability to serve and operate. Please check for updates on our social media and here on our website.
Saturday, March 14th, Spin and Boot Camp classes will not be held and
Child Watch services will not be available.

Waynesboro Area School District will be Closed 3/17/20 thru 3/27/20. The district will reopen at this time on 3/30/20. Please visit the District Websites news section for information or click on this link: The Waynesboro Area School District’s Closing.

3/12/2020 Update:

The Y is continuing to monitor the situation surrounding the Coronavirus. As information is conveyed from state health officials we will determine our course of action in terms of programming and facility operations.

Governor Tom Wolf this afternoon provided an update and guidance on how to reduce the spread of the virus.  The Wolf administration discourages individuals from traveling to recreational activities like gyms, movie theaters and shopping malls.
All members, especially those in a higher risk demographics should exercise careful consideration when deciding to visit the Y. Our staff is continuing to focus on increased sanitizing and reminding everyone about standard precautions including hand washing and equipment cleaning and we ask that you refrain from visiting the Y if you are unwell.
Currently, the Y is open and operating under our regular schedule, and programs are proceeding as planned. Should government directives dictate or in the event our programs and/or facility operation needs to be adjusted or canceled we will communicate that information via social media, Remind app and here on our website.

3/9/2020: Our YMCA understands our members and our community have growing concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our organization is closely monitoring developments and are taking standard precautions as recommended by the Center for Disease Control.
With increased focus on sanitizing, the Y will continue to serve our members at this time. In the event that our community is further affected by this virus, the Y will then re-evaluate and communicate any changes to our programs/facility schedule.
For now, we encourage our members to continue using the Y and participating in our programs. In an attempt to limit the spread of germs, we do ask that members and staff refrain from visiting the Y when sick.
For additional resources, please check the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention website: https://www.cdc.gov/

Health and safety of our members and staff remain our top priority and we want to communicate what we are doing to keep you, our members, and the community healthy and safe.