Funded through generous gifts to the Greater Wichita YMCA's Strong Community Campaign, SATURDAY LATE NIGHT is a Community Development initiative and a recognized adolescent program.
Saturday Late Night brings area youth, Greater Wichita YMCA staff, the Wichita Police Department, and occasional partners and special guests together at some of our facilities after they close on Saturday evenings. The program supports universal needs for teens including social time, physical activity, interactions with diverse people and perspectives, nurtured social skills, and the opportunity to build positive, appropriate relationships with non-parent/guardian adults. The Greater Wichita YMCA meets those needs and offers gyms, pools, and fitness centers and food - all for FREE to participants - every week in a safe, supportive environment that keeps kids coming back week after week.
SATURDAY LATE NIGHT HOSTSITES
Unless otherwise indicated, Saturday Late Night is held every week at two Greater Wichita YMCA locations:
The Greater Wichita YMCA welcomes all teens but enforces a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for any behavior that challenges the FOUR Rs and/or our commitment to a safe, positive environment and evening including fighting or bullying as well as the violation of any other rules or polices (see below). Any inappropriate activity or violation of any rules will result in an immediate, temporary suspension from the program. Repeated incidents may result in permanent barring from the program.
The FOUR Rs of Saturday Late Night are:
RESPECT for yourself
RESPECT for the staff
RESPECT for each other
RESPECT for the facilities
SATURDAY LATE NIGHT POLICIESOVERVIEW
In addition to the standard facilities usage policies (including guest pass policies for community participants (non-members) that govern all activities held at Greater Wichita YMCA sites - the following policies and rules are specific to Saturday Late Night and will be strictly enforced:
DRESS CODE AND BELONGINGS
Athletic clothing and closed-toe shoes (sneakers are ideal) should be worn for participation in physical activities. Modest and appropriate swimsuits are mandatory for pool usage.
ALL personal belongings (backpacks, purses, etc.) must be checked-in and left with Saturday Late Night. The Greater Wichita YMCA is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items.
ENTRY AND EXIT POLICIES
Teens must arrange and are solely responsible for their own transportation to/from Late Night each Saturday.
Saturday Late Night doors open, unless otherwise announced for special events, at 8:30PM.
Participants must arrive and check-in (see below) between 8:30PM and 9:30PM.
No teens are allowed to enter/check-in after 9:30PM.
Participants may leave at any time but will NOT be re-admitted and MUST leave the premises immediately.
All activities will stop at 11:20PM and the evening formally ends at 11:30PM.
ALL teens must be picked-up no later than 11:45PM.
Failure to observe entry and exit policies may result in temporary suspension from participation.
Ongoing issues with drop-off/pick-up times and other policies may lead to permanent barring from the program.
ALL participants must appropriately check-in at Saturday Late Night
The Greater Wichita YMCA—with dozens of programs and services outside of fitness facilities and sports—served 300,000+ in the Wichita-area last year. Learn how your support, through membership or a gift to the Y's Strong Community Campaign, makes a difference.