700 Fort St, Port Huron, MI | Directions 4806042.981732 -82.421791
YMCA of Port Huron was simply a waste of space! – Our family joined in January of 2009. Even though it was expensive, we did try to view the big picture with regards to the health benefits and childcare that was available.
We left our 6 wk old son in the care of staff that was by no means suitable to working in the facility at all, underaged, inexperienced. Not to mention there was far more children in their care than should've been, and it was very obvious their attentions were not on our son the whole time, as he was left in his carrier so that these girls could attend to their "favorites".
Then we opted for regular preschool through them, hearing so many great things, what a disaster! They mixed our six-month-old sons formula up with another childs, which he later broke out in hives from. They did apologize, and my husband and I being new parents shrugged the incident off as "accidents happen" but even their apology came off insisncere and problems only continued. It was always so unorganized, and when fall came and they brought these new care givers in my son was obviously not getting the one-on-one we were assured of. Not to mention, the diaper rashes were constant, which ceased once we took him out. To give them a schedule was a joke, I don't believe he ever once was given a nap, as someone else was always occupying the crib, and that meant misery for him and us later in the day. His clothes were always a disaster, or just plain missing, he'd be just a mess by the end of the day, leaving me to think either these people are lazy, or they're far to occupied with other things. And not once, even though he was there from June-November did he ever get any outdoor play!
My advice is definately do not enroll your child in any kind of program having to do with the YMCA! The price is actually a little higher than some other options locally, and for peace of mind if anything, stay away! Once we took our son out in late October 2009with still another couple months left in his enrollment, I felt so relieved, no more mystery bumps and bruises, diaper rashes or even late afternoon melt downs! Not to mention the director, Shelley...how phoney can one person be?
We also cancelled our membership at the time, and wow what a hassle that was! With all the unemployment in MI you'd think they could find more suitable, intelligent and friendly staff to work in this beautiful facility! Very very disappointed in our whole experience all around, would not reccommend on any level!!!!
A nationally recognized recreation and athletic center geared toward community improvement. – In Short
The first U.S. branch of the YMCA started in Boston in 1851; there are now more than 2,500 locations nationwide, making it the country's largest nonprofit community service program. Each YMCA reflects the community it's in, offering differing services based on the area. Most include fitness areas with aerobic equipment, classes and racquetball and tennis courts. Many also have day care and after-school programs, as well as summer day camps.
Very Unorganized - Front Desk People Very Disinterested – We joined in May 2008 at the new YMCA and the front desk is so unorganised. I have requested the same information 4 times and have not gotten our membership cards yet.
I keep having to give them all of our names for our cards. Front desk clerks say "They'll be ready next time you come in". Well that has not happened and had to repeat our names each time. Should that not be on our application form that we filled out? Very frustrating.
Front desk people seem disinterested in helping, almost like I was bothering them. Poor service as usual in Port Huron.
Unfriendly greetings and service at the desk – Not a pleasant experience. They must have enough people signed up already because the unfriendly service I got at the desk made me want to just walk out and not recommend. Fees were outrageously high for one person to join. I was not given any information about what the YMCA offered. Was not allowed to look around to see what they offered either.
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