Bellefonte Inclement Weather Policy

All delayed openings, closings and early closings will be determined by the Branch Director.

 When Bellefonte Area School District closes, delays openings or dismisses early the following program schedules will be followed:

 Child Care

The Child Care Program will follow normal hours unless changed by Heather Heckman or Katie Fisher.

If the Bellefonte Area School District closes all day care is provided for school age children enrolled in the after school programs at the Bellefonte YMCA.

If the Bellefonte Area School District delay opening there will be before school care provided for school age children at Bellefonte Elementary School (Children enrolled at Bellefonte Elementary)

If the Bellefonte Area School District dismisses early, care will be provided at the school age child’s elementary district.


In the event that the Bellefonte Area School District is closed, ALL Land Fitness classes scheduled before 11:00am are cancelled.  Bellefonte Area School District delayed openings DO NOT qualify as an automatic class cancellation.  Any other Land Fitness class cancellations are at the discretion of the Fitness Instructor and Wellness Director and will be posted on our mobile app ASAP.

Child Watch

If the Bellefonte Area School District has the following schedule changes due to inclement weather the child watch program’s hours will be adjusted accordingly.

Two hour delay: AM Child Watch Closed

Early Dismissal: Child Watch Closed

School Closes: AM Child Watch Closed

Call 355-5551 for evening Child Watch hours

If all YMCA programs/classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, Child Watch will be closed also.

Swim Team

Head Coaches will decide and make a decision by 2:00 PM. Member Service Desk will be notified by 2:00 PM.


To check on whether a decision has been made to open the facility late, cancel programs, not open at all, or to close the facility early: