Looking for child care while you exercise?

Our YMCAs offer drop-in Child Watch while caregivers make use of the Y’s fitness facilities. Child Watch is included with a YMCA Family Membership.

✔︎ Available for children ages 6 weeks-12 years.

Children must be active on a Household or Single Adult Household membership and must be checked in and out upon each visit.


✔︎ Available for up to 3 hours per day.

Times may vary by YMCA location. Caregivers must remain at the YMCA facility while children utilize Child Watch.

✔︎ Help us keep our spaces clean and safe for all.

Child Watch areas undergo rigorous cleaning procedures. Children who are ill must be free of all symptoms for 24 hours before returning to the Y's care.


✔︎ Parent communication.

If a child is upset and cannot be soothed after 10 minutes, Y staff will notify caregivers. Please adhere to the 5-minute visiting limit and refrain from bringing in food or personal toys.




Youth & Family Programs at the Y

From camp to child care to afterschool activities to sports and more, the Y offers holistic programming that enhances, protects and nurtures the unique development journey of every child and teen.

Connect at YMCA Trout Lodge

YMCA Trout Lodge has become a timeless year-round destination for family adventures, connecting with friends, group retreats and adult programs. Featuring incredible views of Mark Twain National Forest and sunrises over the water, YMCA Trout Lodge's cabins and recently renovated Lodge guest rooms provide a home base as you explore dozens of activities!