The Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties will be close each of its branches on Monday, August 21, when the solar eclipse happens throughout the Willamette Valley. The closure includes the Salem Family YMCA, Monmouth-Independence Family YMCA, Santiam Family YMCA, and Silver Falls Family YMCA.
Thousands of people are expected to turn out to celebrate the roughly two-minute-long solar eclipse totality on Monday, August 21st. The event is a once in a lifetime occurrence. Because of the predicted crowds, high traffic, estimated cell service overloads, and high excitement for the event, we have made the decision to close the Y, and all programming for the day. We want to ensure everyone’s safety.
Camp Silver Creek will be operating its Eclipse Family Camp as scheduled.
We hope you are able to enjoy the total solar eclipse!