The Corning Family Branch is excited for a new chapter in our service to the Corning Community! With a thoughtful and detailed planning process, we have transformed part of our branch into an incredible Adventure Center to serve children and families in our region. An Adventure Center can best be described as an indoor playground, with climbing elements, soft play, and much more.
The Adventure Center is going to be the place where our members and their families come to get active and have fun. Registration is required and is done the same way it is for Child Watch. Learn how to register here.
Current usage and available times are currently as follows:
|School Age Drop Off||5 Years and Under||Family Time|
|Ages 5-12 years||Must be with a Parent||12 years and under with a parent|
|4-7 pm Tuesday and Thursday||9-11 am Friday||1-4 pm, 5:30-7:30 pm Monday-Friday
10 am-2 pm Saturday
|Children must be signed in and out by a parent and stay up to 75 minutes per day while their parent uses the facility.||Parents must remain in the Adventure Center to supervise and play with their children.||Parents must remain in the Adventure Center to supervise and play with their children.|
As always, check our schedule for the most up to date days and time.
When we started this planning journey, we knew that we wanted to serve our largest population of members – our families – while still preserving spaces that our many adult members can enjoy. After significant tracking of usage, it was determined that the squash court was our most underutilized space in the building. Therefore, we made the decision to reconfigure the space for a Family Adventure Center. With the addition of the Adventure Center, one racquetball court and our squash court have been decommissioned. Two racquetball courts remain in operation and are able to be reserved for use.
With the changes we have all faced with this ongoing COVID-19 crisis, our belief in this project has grown even more, as children and families are in even greater need of fun, safe, and healthy activities. We were fortunate to secure funding for this project before our closure and the YMCA is pleased to be supported by the Corning Incorporated Foundation, which has awarded the YMCA a $50,000 grant for this project. The YMCA has worked closely with the Corning Foundation and is grateful for their belief in this important project. Additional funding is being made through the Corning Family Branch’s endowment and operational resources through the YMCA of Greater Rochester.