About Us

Location and Hours
470 West Church Street
Newark, OH 43055
Map & Directions
Phone: 740-345-9622
Email Us


Monday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday: 5:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

-The protection of members and guests who are participating in programs or are using YMCA facilities is of paramount concern to the staff of The Licking County Family YMCA. Therefore, we reserve the right to deny access or membership to any person who is a registered sexual offender or has plead guilty to or been convicted of any crime against persons such as child, spousal, or parental abuse.

-The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.

Holiday Hours:

Thanksgiving Closed
Christmas Closed
Easter Closed

Child Watch
All family memberships include free drop-in child watch for children ages 8 weeks to 7 years old while mom and/or dad make use of the Y. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests. Registration is accepted and suggested to insure availability.

Child Watch Hours:

Mon-Thurs 8:30am-1pm, 4-9pm
Fri 8:30am-1pm
Sat 8am-12pm

Our branch offers the following amenities:
  • 42 acre wooded campus
  • 1 acre plus facility under roof
  • 3,400 sq. ft. strength training center with free weights,
  • Cross trainer, treadmills, recumbent bicycles, stair climbers, elliptical machines
  • 25 meter 6-lane lap pool – Evans Pool
  • 20 yard, warm water pool – Barker Pool
  • 25 meter 6-lane outdoor pool with sprayground, water slides, and water attractions
  • Bath house
  • Men’s and women’s adult locker room with sauna and steam room
  • Male and female family locker rooms
  • Special needs locker room for members with physical disabilities or mixed family usage
  • Milton Knoll Gymnasium
  • Woody English Gymnasium
  • Mitchell Recreation Center with 2 full size multi-purpose courts and gymnastic center
  • 1/18 mile walking/jogging track
  • 2,000 sq. ft. aerobic studio
  • Two racquetball courts
  • 8,000 sq. ft. state licensed childcare center accommodating children 6 weeks to 13 years old
  • Child Watch & Tween Room
  • 3 sports fields
  • Access to bike path
  • 26 acre licensed day camp
Member Benefits
Some of the benefits members enjoy are:
  • Fitness orientation
  • Group exercise classes to include cycling
  • On-site child watch for family members
  • Health Education lectures
  • Member socials
  • Discounts and priority registration on all YMCA programs
  • Family Events

Edward Bohren II
Executive Director

Alan Cecutti
Associate Executive Director

Jake Bowden
Director of Facilities

Heather Hawkins
Family Services Director

Elijah Benton

Aquatics Director


Kajsa Wermelin
Member Engagement

Adam Jenkins
Youth Sports Coordinator

Dianne Hodge
Gymnastics Coordinator

Barbara Michael
Licking Heights Childcare Coordinator

Gail Humbert
Newark and Heath School age Coordinator

Kristin Ream

Preschool Director


Consulting Board
Crawford Lipsey - President
Christian Robertson - 1st Vice President
Deborah Kohman - Treasurer
Barbara Quackenbush- Secretary
Matthew Miller
Trevor Thomas
Doug Pricer
Veronica Link
Mike Massaro
Wm. Douglas Lowe
Amy Neu
Mike Rapp
Dr. John Wallace
Todd Londot