Campbell County YMCA
Campbell County YMCA
1437 S. Ft. Thomas Ave
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075




P. 859.781.1814
F. 859.572.3063
Hot Line. 513.362.2899
Director: Dana Ensley
Directions: Map


Click here for full calendar

Events & Announcements
5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Business Hours
Monday - Friday
April 20 - Closed
May 26 - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
July 4 - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Holiday Hours
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
8 - 11 a.m.
8 - 11 a.m.
Child Watch Hours
New Years' Eve
New Years' Day
5 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
7 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Noon - 5:45 p.m.
Indoor Pool Hours
Monday - Friday

The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that's just the beginning!

The Y’s many different programs let you try new things, develop skills, meet new people, and show what you are capable of!  All of our programs will help you achieve and maintain health in spirit, mind, and body.



  • Click here for the May - August 2014 Program Guide
  • Click here to download the registration form for programs



In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, the following is the Y policy for youth swimmers 16 years of age or under:

  • Youth 16 years of age and under must take a swim test.
  • All swimmers who pass the test will receive a wristband to wear each time they come to the pool.
  • The swimmer will only be required to take the test once but can re-test at any time.




One Day per Week for Eight Weeks

Member: $35 per session
Program Participant: $75 per session

$40 per session
Program Participant: $80 per session

Two Days per Week for Four Weeks
$35 per session
Program Participant: $75 per session

$40 per session
Program Participant: $80 per session


Ages 6 months - 3 years
Eight - 30 minute class sessions

By teaching parents to serve as instructors, we orient the child to water and develop beginning swimming skills. Class time will be structured with water and pool orientation, introduction to beginning swimming and structured water play. This is a family program and both parents are encouraged to attend. Potty training is not necessary; however, swim diapers are a must. At 19 months of age, your child should run and jump. At this state your child is encouraged to explore their aquatic environment and their own skills with assistance of their parent. The goal for this level includes propelling oneself through the water and the transition to the preschool levels. No disposable diapers please.

  • Tuesday/Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday at 10 a.m.


Ages 3 – 5
Eight - 30 minute
class sessions

The beginner swimmer; children who are first being exposed to water or have a concern of getting their face wet or being submerged are best placed in this level. In these classes the instructor will work with your child to gain comfort in the water while working on basic swimming skills.

  • Tuesday/Thursday at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m.,
    and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

In this level, your child must be comfortable in the water; they will jump in the water and have no concern of getting their face wet or submerging. The instructor will work with your child to move from a vertical swim position to a horizontal swimming position.

  • Tuesday/Thursday at  6 p.m.
  • Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.


At this level your child is able to swim independently and at least 15 feet or 5 yards without any floatation device. In this level we will work to improve stroke form and endurance for both front crawl and backstroke. As they progress through the most advanced Preschool level, the Starfish is a child who can swim 75 feet or 25 yards without assistance. Your child will refine their primary strokes and begin to learn the skills for more advanced swimming strokes.

  • Tuesday/Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  



Ages 6 and up
Eight - 45 minute class sessions

The beginner swimmer; children who are first being exposed to water or have a concern of getting their face wet or being submerged are best placed in this level. In these classes the instructor will work with your child to gain comfort in the water while working on basic swimming skills.

  • Tuesday/Thursday at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

The advanced beginner; children who have no concern of getting their face wet or being submerged as well as can swim 75 feet or 25 yards without assistance. Your child will refine their primary strokes and begin to learn the skills for more advanced swimming strokes.

  • Tuesday/Thursday at 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday at 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

The intermediate swimmer, your child must be able to swim 50 yards on front and back without a flotation device with refined rotary breathing. We will teach your child the beginnings of sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke as well as learn how to swim the dolphin kick. As they progress through to our Fish level, your child will be able to swim 75 yards on front and back without a flotation device with refined rotary breathing using open turns. Upon completion of the Fish level, your child will finalize their competency for sidestroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke as well as learn how to swim the butterfly.

  • Tuesday/Thursday at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday at noon

Flying Fish/Shark
Your child must be able to swim front crawl and backstroke for 100 yards, elementary backstroke and side stroke 50 yards. We will finalize the butterfly as well as begin to learn junior lifeguard skills. All strokes will be refined to top performance. As they progress through to our Shark level, they will be at the most advanced level. Your swimmer will swim all levels proficiently with an ability to use both open and flip turns. A successful 200 IM (Individual Medley) can be completed in top performance. In this final level, we teach 2 retired strokes: Trudgen Crawl and Inverted Breaststroke.

  • Tuesday/Thursday at 6:45 p.m.
  • Saturday at noon 




Private Lessons
A personal one on one lesson with an instructor. Private lessons can be scheduled by emailing
Kristine Schmidt or calling (859) 781-1814.

Aquatic Birthday Parties
Party includes:

  • One hour in the pool
  • One hour in the meeting room

Member Party Rate: 1-15 children $100
Non-Member Party Rate:1-15 children $125
Kristine Schmidt




We guarantee seven out of our eight lessons every session. If we have to cancel more than once class for any reason, a credit will be issued back to your Y account at the end of the session.

There is a holiday during a session, and we are not going to run classes, we will pro-rate the cost of that class out of the price for that session.

Lessons start on the first Monday of every month.

Lessons run for four week and eight week sessions.

Break weeks for 2013 are the following (No classes will be held):

  • April 28 – May 4 SPLASH (See registration desk for more details)
  • July 28 – August 3  
  • September 29 – October 5
  • December 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014


Members register for classes on the 10th of every month. Program participant can register for classes on the 20th of every month.







Exercising in the water is a great way to stay in shape. Body movements are easier and fitness benefits are excellent. This program offers a very good workout for men and women.

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Adult Aquatic Arthritis Program
Approved by the A.A.F. A recreational program done in a heated pool. Program participants are led by trained personnel through a series of specifically designed activities which, with the aid of the water’s buoyancy and resistance, can help improve join flexibility and muscular strength. The warm water and gentle movements can also help relieve pain and stiffness.

  • Monday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Member: Free
Program Participant: $2.50 per class

H20 Boot Camp
Monday and Wednesday 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.




Kindergarten Program
The Campbell County YMCA is offering a kindergarten program at Ryland, Caywood, Piner and White’s Tower Elementary. The Y's Extended Kindergarten Program offers children the advantage of getting a full kindergarten day, complete with curriculum, learning centers and group work. For more information, please contact our Family Life Director, Becca Allen at


School Age After School Program
The Campbell County YMCA is now accepting enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year for the after-school programs at:

  • Piner Elementary
  • Ryland Elementary *
  • Johnson Elementary
  • Moyer Elementary
  • Woodfill Elementary
  • Caywood Elementary *
  • White's Tower Elementary


The program operates from 3 - 6 p.m. every day the school is open for grades K - 6. Please contact the member service desk for a complete list of schools served.

The 21st Centry Enrichment Programs begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information about AfterSchool and Kingergarten care at JA Caywood and Ryland Heights, please contact Ann Ahlers-Stahl or

As a reminder, your child care fees are tax deductible as a child care expense. Please be sure to keep all receipts or canceled checks, as the Y is unable to provide duplicates. We will not be able to provide end of year statements. We will be happy to give you our tax identification.

SACC programs will be closed on any days that these schools are closed for holidays or professional days. If you need child care on those days, you may register your child for our School Day Out program for an additional fee. School Day Out program is available for children in kindergarten through seventh grade on most school holidays.

Now accepting enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year.  The Campbell County YMCA is currently serving the following schools and programs: 

Kindergarten: Caywood, Piner, Ryland, and White’s Tower Elementary 

After School Program: Johnson, Moyer, Piner, White’s Tower, and Woodfill Elementary. 

For more information, please contact Becca Allen at or call 
(859) 781-1814.


  • Click Here to download a Parent Handbook
  • Click Here to download an Enrollment Packet-Piner
  • Click here to download an Enrollment Packet-White's Tower
  • Click here to download YMCA Child Care Enrollment Packet 

Quality child care with the Y
The SACC program is designed to meet the developmental needs of school-aged students and to support, motivate, and nurture children so that they may achieve their fullest potential all the while keeping them safe!  The program focuses on facilitating the child's sense of industry, promoting a sense of competence, creating an environment conducive to positive peer interaction, challenging children to grow in imagination, creativity, self-directed initiative and leadership, all under the guidance of nurturing and caring staff. 

Schools Out
Ages kindergarten to seventh grade
When school is out, the Y is in! Before you take off work or call a babysitter, stop by the Y to register for our all day program. The program is offered on most in-service days, school closings, and holidays. It is only offerd at the Campbell County YMCA location.

Advance registration for the School Day Out Program is necessary.

  • October 11, 12
  • November 6, 21
  • December 21, 26, 27, 28

Member: $25 per week
Program Participant: $30 per week




Ages 4-7
Beginner 4:45-5:15 p.m.
Intermediate/Advanced 5:20-5:55 p.m.

  • Session one and Session two (Eight weeks/Four classes a month)

    Member: FREE
    Program Participant: $32 per session

Youth Hip Hop

  • Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Member: FREE


Based on the national YMCA gymnastics program, our gymnastics program is designed to teach gymnastics skills in a progressive manner, so participants feel success along the way and are ready for new skills at the appropriate time. Consequently, specific skills must be achieved before students move to the next level. Due to the difficulty of certain skills, children will not always move on after one session of instruction. Classes are for all ages. If you have any questions about classes, please email Kelly Simpson.


Ages 3 - 5  (Must be Potty Trained)
Emphasis on developing strength, flexibility, balance and coordination through swinging, rotating and jumping on the floor, bars beam and vault at the beginning level.

  • Monday and Wednesday 5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.


Member:$32 per session
Program Participant: $82 per session



Rollers (Beginners)
Ages 6 and older
Rollers is the first developmental level of the YMCA's progressive gymnastics program. It lays the foundation for movement & learning in the other levels. The skills achievable for a student taking gymnastics for the first time work on basics & progresses to forward & backward rolls, bridges, cartwheels, handstands, walk on balance beam. All Gymnasts start at this level!

  • Monday and Wednesday
    5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. and
    6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

$32 per session
Program Participant:
$82 per session


Twisters (Intermediate/Advanced)
Monday and Wednesday
4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

Member: $60 per session
Program Participant: $120 per session

Gymnastics Private Lessons
Every child learns at a different rate. For the child who would like one on one time with an instructor in order to increase their ability to learn at a fasterrate, private lessons is the answer.Private lessons must be scheduled in advance with Kelly Simpson.

Half Hour Lesson
$20 per session
Program Participant: $35 per session


Seven Half Hour Lessons
$125 per session
Program Participant: $185 per session


Gymnastics Birthday Parties
Party includes:
-One hour in the meeting room
-One hour in the gymnasium with equipment and instructors

Member Party Rates:
1-10 Children $100; 10-20 Children $125

Non-Member  Party Rates: 
1-10 Children $125; 1-20 Children $150

Email Kelly Simpson for more information.              




Group Exercise Classes
Group exercise classes are ongoing 12 months a year. You may join an exercise class at any time! Class schedule is subject to change, please check our monthly calendar!

YMCA Member: Free

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Handheld weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Take salsa, reggeton, merengue, tango, flamenco, calypso, hip hop, samba and belly dancing and mix it up, you’ll have what is called Zumba. This high energy class with motivating music and unique moves will allow participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be Fun and Easy to do.

Boot Camp
A high-energy, super-toning, fat-burning workout using military style strength and stamina training movements. Not recommended for the beginner.

Muscle Pump
This class concentrates on isolating all muscles with and without free weights. All the major muscle groups are worked out with light weights and bands.

Builds stamina, improves core muscle control and relieves stress. The emphasis in pilates is building a strong lower back, abdominal midsection, and obliques.

Step is a cardiovascular class utilizing adjustable steps. The higher your step the more calories you burn!

Group Cycle
Group cycling is a moderate to high intensity, non-impact cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. Your training will require strength, determination and fortitude. You select the intensity of your ride according to your fitness level but don’t be scared to keep up with the instructor.

Power Yoga
If you want something little more demanding than your traditional yoga class, this is it. Strict posture, flexibility, a lot of strength, and some relaxation are on the menu.

Gentle Yoga
A slower traditional practice of the asanas (postures). This class moves slowly as the instructor gives detailed instruction into and out of each asana. Perfect for the beginner or experienced. Each class will leave you feeling stronger, with better balance and flexibility in the joints. This class is suitable for all levels.

A high-intensity total body workout, incorporating strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and very light-contact kicks and punches are optional.

Body Recall
This is a slow pace class geared toward our seniors. Chairs are used frequently so standing the entire class is not necessary. Body Recall meets in the gymnasium on the first floor not the group exercise room on the second floor.

Hip Hop
If you enjoy the latest dance style and want to stay hip you’ll love this class. It’s a high energy dance class with and emphasis on the keeping the beat to new Hip Hop songs.

In this high intensity class you’ll enjoy getting both your cardiovascular workout and weights training workout in one session. It’s a great way to knock out your weight training while keeping a high heart rate.

This class is for all ages and all ability levels. T'ai Chi is proven to be effective as moderate aerobic exercise in improving balance, stranght, agility, and cardiovascular health without the physical stress that comes from impact exercises like running or stair-climbing. Bring balance, energy, and cal, into your day with T'ai Chi.

TRX Suspension Training

TRX is a great way to build functional strength and provide your muscles with a new challenge. Anyone can use TRX, even you!

Free Basic 25 Minute Classes
Monday 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m - 8:25 a.m and 8:30 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.    

Space is limited to five, so please sign up at the front desk.

Advanced 50 Minute Classes
Get a few of your friends together and work out as a group. There is a minimum of three and maximum of five participants so the trainer can pay close attention to form. The cost is only $8 per person. Call or email Nick Heiss at (859) 781-1814 or




Wellness Orientation
Our wellness staff will help you determine the right path you need to take to a healthier lifestyle.  This may include the use of ActivTrax which is a web-based system that prints out your weight training routines.

Member: Free

Teen Fit Program
Teens, ages 12 - 15, who want to work out in the Fitness Center, must successfully complete our FREE teen strength class. Call to schedule this three hour class. Completion of the class will allow the teen access to our Cybex vr3 strenght machines as well as all cardiovascular equipment.

Personal Training
Training is usually one-on-one instruction that incorporates health education and goal setting into challenging training sessions specially designed for each individual's needs. A personal trainer helps to guide and ensure proper lifting techniques and motivation to achieve personal success and accountability to keep you in check.

One Hour Packages 
Six - One hour sessions $240

Hour Half Packages
One per week at $30 per session ($120 a month)
Two per week at $27.50 per session ($220 per month)
Three per week at $25 per session ($300 a month)
More packages available at fitness desk.




2014 Summer Youth Baseball Program


Grab your glove and play ball!  Boys and girls, aged 3-6 are invited to participate in Youth Baseball at the Campbell County YMCA. This is an instructional league with the goal of teaching the fundamentals of baseball, such as throwing, catching, and basic game concepts. Kids will also gain life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship while having fun and being active.  3-4 year olds will play t-ball while 5-6 year olds will play coach pitch.


Registration deadline: May 10


Week night practice and Saturday games


LAST GAME: July 19

RAIN DATE: July 26


Members: $44

Program Participants: $88


Click here to download a registration form.

For more information contact Kelly Simpson at or call (859)781-1814




Fit and Fun
Games and fitness for 3-5 year olds 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Member: FREE
Program Participant: $32 per session


Fit and Fun Jr.
Games and Fitness for your 2-3 year olds

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Member: FREE
Program Participant: $32 per session


Tween Fit
Ages 6-10

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays 10 a.m. -11 a.m.
    Member: FREE
    Program Participant: $50

Boy Scout Troop 437
Are you a young man who likes science? The Y is partnering to host a new boy scout troop that combines what you love about scouting and we do it with science, technology, and an engineering focus. Our mission is to encourage youth with many interests and abilities to learn, grow, and experience activities that will inspire them to do their best in scouting and in life.  For more information, visit the website http://troop437/,, or email


Dayton YMCA Teen Center
A community service branch through the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and supervised by Campbell County YMCA.  The Dayton YMCA Teen Center embraces the Y’S mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The teen center hosts afterschool activities for kids and teens ages 10 and older. The center contains a Tech Lab, Art Lab, Snack Bar, Study, and several sports and gaming equipment. Activities include: homework help, girls and guys nights, xbox games, ping pong, basketball, football, arts and crafts, yoga, and much more. The center is a safe place for the teens of Dayton Kentucky to hang out, have fun, and learn. We are located at 625 2nd Avenue in Dayton, KY.

Yoga 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Youth Group at Dayton First Baptist Church 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

First Friday of every month is Guys Night, the second Friday is Girls Night, and the last two Fridays are designated for swimming at the Campbell County YMCA from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. or another field trip.



  • FREE ActivTrax

  • Small Group Specialty Training Program-TRX Suspension Training

  • Health and Fitness Center

  • 25 Yard Indoor Swimming Pool

  • Outdoor Pools

  • Gymnasium

  • Racquetball Courts

  • Child Care Programs

  • Personal Training

  • FREE Child Watch

  • FREE 12 week Fitness Program

  • FREE Fitness Classes

  • FREE Yoga & Pilates Classes

  • FREE Group Cycling

  • FREE Cybex & Cardio Orientation

  • Discounts on Programs and Classes

  • Registrtion Priority on Programs

  • Sauna

  • Party/ Meeting Rooms

  • Locker Rooms

  • FREE Parking

  • FREE Wi-Fi

Join The Y




With the Y, you're not just a member of a gym - you're part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership gives you and your community the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.


We are a cause with a mission to helping you achieve a balance of spirit, mind, and body. We do that by encouraging good health and fostering connections with new and old friends through sports, fun, and shared interests.


Joining is easy:


Schedule a tour or request membership information.

Visit your nearest Y to sign up.

YMCA membership is an amazing value:


  • No annual contracts to sign
  • Member Satisfaction Pledge with a money back guarantee
  • Free group exercise classes
  • Free child care while you make use of the Y (Must have family membership to qualify)
  • Reduced rates and priority registration on programs and classes, including day camps, sports, swim lessons, before and after school, child care, specialty training classes, and a savings of $90 for a week of camp at YMCA Camp Ernst 
  • Online registration for most programs
  • Access to indoor and outdoor swimming pools, water parks, and splash pads where you can participate in a variety of water programs such as swim lessons, water group exercise classes, or simply just some fun in the sun
  • AWAY program to use your membership at other Ys across the country and around the world
  • Guest pass program for your friends and family to experience the Y
  • Member Referral Program 
  • Y Rewards
  • Throughout its history, the Y has been a strong leader in international cooperation. To that end, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has established a formal partnership with the YMCA of Mexico City. Should you find yourself planning a trip to Mexico, bring along your YMCA membership card for a complimentary visit to the outstanding facilities of the Mexico City YMCA!  Likewise, current members of the Mexico City YMCA are welcome at any of our YMCA of Greater Cincinnati branches.



The YMCA has several membership types for you to choose.


  • Teen - Ages 13-17
  • Young Adult - Ages 18-29
  • Individual Adult – Ages 30-64
  • Two Adult Household – Two adults, ages 18-64, living in the same household
  • One Adult Family – Includes single, or legally separated person, and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address
  • Family/Household – Two adults and any dependent children under age 24 living at the same address.  Additional adults, ages 19 and over living at the same address may be added to your membership for an additional $20 per month per adult
  • Senior Individual Adult – Age 65 or older
  • Senior Family/Household – Same as Family/Household where either adult is age 65 or over
  • Military - Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their immediate families are eligible for a special rate. See our Military Membership page [link to page] for more information.

$50 in program gift certificates is given at the time of joining and can be used on programs.



Everyone is Welcome


Our utmost goal is to make the Y and all we offer accessible and available to the entire Greater Cincinnati community! Each year, we raise money among staff, community partners, members, and volunteers so that we can provide services to those who could not otherwise afford it.

No one is ever turned away. From membership to youth sports, summer camp to swim lessons, and so much more, the Y is here to support you in your mental, physical, and spiritual growth. You can rest assured that the Y will guide you in having a healthy and happy life.

If you are in need of financial assistance to participate in the Y’s programs and services, please visit your local branch and fill out an application.


Payment Options


  • Cash, check, or credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted
  • Monthly draft on the first or 16th
  • Draft from your checking account or credit card
  • Annual payment in full
  • Change your payment method at any time by calling or stopping in at your local Y



Stop by or call your local Y to set up an appointment with one of our membership staff to help you get started today!




With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Volunteers of the Y:

  • Join our branch board and committees

  • Raise funds to ensure the Y is accessible to all members of the community

  • Coach our sports teams and teach many of our classes

  • Motivate and support youth in building the character strengths, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, smart life choices, and the pursuit of higher education and goals through the Y tutoring and mentoring programs

  • Extend a hand to help adults who want to do more, be more or live healthier

  • Advocate for the Y’s efforts to influence policies and initiatives that positively impact societal issues of importance to the nation, and your community

  • Participate in opportunities to give back and support neighbors

We invite you to take an active role in strengthening your community by sharing your time, talents and energies with us as a Y volunteer.  

To become a Y volunteer, click here.


Dana Ensley
Executive Director

Todd Hensel
Member Experience Director

Kristine Schmidt
Regional Aquatic Director

Kelly Simpson
Sports Coordinator

Nick Heiss
Fitness Coordinator

Justine Ryan
Dayton Teen Center Coordinator

Becca Allen
Family Life Coordinator

Ann Ahlers-Stahl
21st Century Director

Melissa Willis
Office Manager