For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
(740) 392-9622
YMCA of Mount Vernon
103 North Main Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the YMCA of Mount Vernon, Inc., is “to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all”. The YMCA principles, or “core values” include honesty, responsibility, caring and respect. These are the basis for all we do as an organization.


Nick-ClarkDear friends,

The brand promise is our cause. It explains what we stand for and why people should care. The brand promise is not a tagline and is not intended for marketing collateral. It serves as our inspiration for building a strong cohesive organization.

The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn , grow and thrive. Anchored in more than 10,000 neighborhoods around the country, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Y, is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.

Our core values unite us as a movement. They are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision-making.

The four values of the Y:

  • Caring: Show a sincere concern for others
  • Honesty: Be truthful in what you say and do
  • Respect: Follow the golden rule
  • Responsibility: Be accountable for your promises and actions

Thank you for being a valued member of the Y. We look forward to continuing to meet the needs of the people and families in Knox County and, with your support, we will work to enrich more lives and more families, and strengthen the community around us for decades to come.

As always, we welcome your input. We invite you to share your thoughts with us.

Warm regards,

Nick Clark
Executive Director


Nick ClarkExecutive
Emily VonckYouth Programs and Community Engagement
Missi ShellenbargerMembership
Denise PatrickEarly Childhood Education
Heatherlyn ThomasAquatics Director
Cameo QuickFinance
Kerra ClinedinstAdult Fitness/Marketing
Aimee FryeGymnastics

Board of Directors

John Denzer, PresidentAriel Corporation
Lori Wilkes, Vice PresidentKCH, The Foundation
Melanie Bolender, SecretaryEastern Star Home
Jesse Marlow, TreasurerCommunity Leader
Nick BlanchardFirst Knox National Bank
Amy BoydThe People's Bank of Gambier
Alan CassellCommunity Leader
Julie MillerKnox County Health Department
Tom GlibertDanville Family Dental
Jason HallModern Builders
Travis KellerMount Vernon Nazarene University
Shari RummellBrenneman Lumber
Kurt SchislerC.P.A.
Kyle TheibertAriel Corporation
  • Building Hours

    Winter Hours - September thru May
    Monday - Friday 4:45am - 9:00pm
    Saturday 7:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Summer Hours - June thru August

    Monday - Friday 4:45am - 9:00pm
    Saturday 7:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday CLOSED

  • Holiday Hours and Closings

    Christmas Eve 4:45am - 12:00pm
    Christmas Day CLOSED
    New Year’s Eve 4:45am - 5:00pm
    New Year’s Day CLOSED
    Good Friday CLOSED
    Independence Day CLOSED
    Memorial Day CLOSED
    Labor Day CLOSED
    Thanksgiving Day CLOSED

  • Child Watch

    Available for children ages 6 weeks through 8 years. Free for members. $5.00 for non-members

    Child Watch Hours

    Monday - Thursday 8:45am- 1:00pm, 4:15pm- 7:30pm Friday 8:45am- 1:00pm Saturday 8:45am- 11:30am

    Supervision of Children

    The YMCA requires that all children under the age of 14 have adult supervision at all times.
  • Rentals

    The YMCA of Mount Vernon offers the community several room rental options. Let us host your next party or gathering. The following list includes available rooms and rates.

    Conference Room -

    $25 per hour for members $50 per hour for non members Perfect for business meetings, staff meetings, baby showers, scrapbooking, church groups and general meetings.

    Pool -

    $175 per hour for members (up to 15 people) $200 per hour for non members (up to 15 people) ($10 for each additional person) Great for birthday parties, employee outings and fun gatherings.

    Sportscenter Rental -

    $50 per hour for members $75 per hour for non members                                                                                                                         Great for large meetings, birthday parties and family gatherings.

    Gymnastics Rental-

    $150 per hour for members $175 per hour for non members Gymnastics parties include one hour of gymnastics activity and one hour on the basketball court and/or mezzanine for other activities (presents, pizza, cake, ice cream, etc.)

    Call to schedule your next party or meeting.