Payment & Program/Class Refunds or Transfers
The Kroc Center accepts cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard.
• Full payment is required at the time of enrollment.
• No refunds are given unless the program is canceled by The Kroc Center.
• The Kroc Center reserves the right to cancel any activity due to low enrollment and will provide a full refund. If the program is canceled by The Kroc Center, you will be given the choice of a full refund, class transfer or Kroc gift card.
• If you request to cancel your class enrollment five or more days prior to the first class, you will receive a full credit on a Kroc Center gift card or you may choose to transfer to another session if available.
• Requests made less than five days prior to the start date are not eligible for a refund or credit, except in the case of personal emergencies.
• Credits or pro-rated credits will not be issued for missed days of class due to illness, partial attendance, behavior issues or any other reason.
• Schedules, pricing, programming and policies subject to change without notice.
Hereafter, the term “Member” shall be used in all policies to reference: An individual who has a current, valid membership to The Kroc Center, and is currently in good-standing with The Kroc Center, both financially and in conduct.
Membership Payment Policy
Members may choose to pay for their membership in any of the following ways:
• Cash • Check • Visa • MasterCard • Debit Card
Returned/canceled checks will be charged a $25 fee.
Members who elect a monthly deduction from a debit/credit card will have one-twelfth of their yearly membership fee deducted on the 1st of each month for a period of 12 months. If payment is declined, the membership fee will run again on the 10th of the month.
Membership terms are ANNUAL (yearly contracts). At the end of one year, membership deductions will continue to be taken on the 1st of each month unless a membership cancellation form has been filled out and turned in by the member. At the end of one year, membership deductions will continue to be taken on the 1st of each month and another membership term will begin. Membership rates and details are subject to change. All rates subject to sales tax.
To cancel a membership, a member cancellation form must be filled out and returned by the member. The membership cancellation fee is $50, unless the membership is being canceled within the renewal month.
Non-Sufficient Funds – In cases where The Kroc Center is notified by the bank or other financial institution that insufficient funds are available to pay the monthly membership fee, the following actions will be taken:
• All membership cards associated to this membership will be deactivated, and all individuals listed on the membership will be denied access to The Kroc Center.
• A $25 fee will be accessed to the membership – each month – in addition to the monthly membership charge.
• All fees must be paid prior to the individuals associated to the membership are given access to The Kroc Center.
• These individuals will not be allowed to purchase a daily use pass to access the facility until the fees are paid and are in good standing with the RJKCCC.
• All questions regarding these issues need to be directed to a Welcome Desk Supervisor or the Membership Services Manager.
Any requested change that affects the billing of your Any requested change that affects the billing of your membership must be submitted by the 20th of the month to be processed for the following month. If changes occur after the 20th of the month, you will receive a pro-rated amount. Membership downgrades and removal of family members are subject to a $30 change fee.
Membership Freeze Policy
A member may freeze their account for a $5.00 per month fee with a physician’s note stating that they are unable to work out or a letter from their employer saying they will be on leave for work purposes. We will also accept notices/requests for a period up to three months from retired individuals who move out of the area during the winter season (a.k.a. snowbirds).
Full payment is expected at the time of enrollment. No cash refunds are given unless the program is canceled by The Kroc Center. If the program is canceled by The Kroc Center, you will be refunded the fee via a Kroc Center gift card or check. If you request to cancel your class enrollment five or more days prior to your first class, you will receive a full credit on your Kroc Center account or you may choose to transfer to another session if available. Requests made less than five days prior to the start date are not eligible for a refund or a credit, except in the case of personal emergencies. No credits or prorated credits will be issued for missed days of camp or class due to illness, partial attendance, behavior issues or any other reason.
Code of Conduct
IIn order to facilitate positive life experiences while visiting The Kroc Center, mutual respect between members, guests and staff is required at all times. Failure to observe these guidelines will result in disciplinary action and/or termination of membership privileges. Some areas have individually stated guidelines. Please make yourself informed of all rules before entering the area. Kroc Center personnel have the right to refuse service to anyone deemed disruptive or abusive.
Family Membership Definition
A family membership is defined as one adult or two married adults living in a household together, with up to three additional immediate family members up to the age of 21. An immediate family member is defined as an individual, 21 years of age and younger, who is a current dependent to the adults, living at home, and must be unmarried, and have no children of their own. An individual with a disability or an elderly parent who is living in the same household will remain eligible for the Family Membership. If the household has more than five members, they must purchase the larger family membership if they wish for all family members to have access to The Kroc Center. All other individuals will need to acquire a separate adult membership. Verification of guardianship, family status, and residency may be required. For example, tax return, utility bill, health insurance, etc.
Membership to The Kroc Center grants members access to the following areas within The Kroc Center facility during normal operating hours:
• Basketball/Volleyball courts in The Kroc Center
• General Use Locker Room (All members must pay an additional fee to rent a locker on a yearly basis).
• Family Cabanas
• Running/Jogging/Walking Track
• Fitness Floor (must be age 16 years of age or older (Students age 13-15 may access this area, but must be supervised by an adult member at all times.)
• Weight Room (must be 16 years of age or older or hold a Teen Fit Certification Card – no exceptions)
• Aquatics Center and Splash Pad (seasonal only)
• Designated Fitness Classes
• Rock Climbing Wall (some additional fees apply)
NOTE: Some exceptions will apply. Areas will be unavailable at times due to various programs, events and maintenance shutdowns.
Monthly Payments/One Time Annual Payment
Membership fees can be paid monthly via recurring debit/credit card charge. Prorated fees will be due at the time of enrollment and may vary depending on enrollment date. Any requested changes must be submitted prior to the 20th of the month prior to the billing month in order to be processed for the following month.
Annual payments may be paid in full by cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Fees are equivalent to 12 monthly payments. The annual fee is due at time of enrollment.
Suspension/Termination of Memberships
The Kroc Center has the right to suspend or terminate memberships for violations of policies or stated rules, failure to pay dues or actions which violate any federal, state or local laws. Additionally, all Kroc Center members must abide by The Salvation Army’s Code of Conduct. Consequences of violations may include suspension or termination of Kroc Center access privileges.
All members will undergo a background screening, and any member found to have questionable history as determined by The Salvation Army (TSA) may have their membership revoked immediately.
Member understands if TSA has actual knowledge that an individual is a registered sex offender, such individual shall be denied access to The Salvation Army’s facility. Member represents to TSA, that neither Member, nor any of Member’s guests, which may from time to time attend the facility, are to Member’s knowledge registered sex offenders in any legal jurisdiction, and furthermore, that Member, has an affirmative duty to TSA to immediately disclose to TSA any change in Member’s knowledge of the registered sex offender status for any family member of Member or any of Member’s guests, who may from time to time seek admittance at the facility pursuant to this Agreement.
In order to promote a safe and secure environment, The Salvation Army Kroc Center has placed video cameras in various locations. As part of our commitment to the safety of children and vulnerable persons, The Salvation Army Kroc Center reserves the right to consult public sources to determine whether any member or guest of any member poses an unreasonable risk of harm to its patrons, staff, or visitors. The Salvation Army Kroc Center has the authority to make visual recordings, for its responsible use, of all individuals who enter.
Although not all inclusive, the following list represents reasons for the suspension and/or termination of membership:
• Failure to pay membership fees on time or in full
• Continued disregard for Kroc Center policies and procedures
• Fighting or abusive/profane language
• Disregard for Kroc Center staff
• Use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs on The Salvation Army or Kroc Center property
• Behavior that presents imminent danger to the individual, Kroc Center patrons or The Salvation Army staff
• Disregard for our facility, equipment or property
• Failed background check
An individual whose membership has been suspended or terminated will NOT be entitled to a membership fee refund.
• If the individual has registered for a class at The Kroc Center, they will not be allowed to take part in the class, and must contact the Membership Services Manager to determine if a refund will be provided.
An individual who has had their membership terminated will not be allowed to purchase a membership to The Kroc Center for a period of at least two years, and will be required to meet with the Operations Director and Senior Kroc Officer prior to purchase.
Kroc Center Texting Policy
The Kroc Center will periodically send out text notifications to members. These notifications may address facility closures, class cancellations, special hours of operations, or any other item of business The Kroc Center deems necessary and pertinent information. If a member does not wish to receive a text notification they may opt out of the service at any time by texting the word “STOP” to any message received. A member may opt in for the service by texting krocqcy to 24365.
a. The RJKCCC complies with Illinois State Code regarding service animals.
i. This law defines service animals to include dogs (and miniature horses) that are trained or in training as a guide animal, hearing animal, seizure alert animal, assistance animal, mobility animal, autism assistance animal, psychiatric service animal, or animal trained for any other physical, mental, or intellectual disability
ii. The ADA requires that service animals be under the control of the handler at all times. In most instances, the handler will be the individual with a disability or a third party who accompanies the individual with a disability.
b. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as a dog that is individually trained to perform tasks or do work for the benefit of a person with a disability. (In some cases, a miniature horse may also qualify as a service animal under the ADA.) The tasks or work the animal does must be directly related to the person’s disability.
i. Medical Emergencies – If the owner is suffering from a medical emergency, it is likely that the dog will also be showing signs of distress. The dog should be left as near as possible to the owner. Only at the request of the owner should Kroc Center staff call the owner’s emergency contact to make arrangements to have the Service Animal collected, unless the owner is unable to make such a request.
c. The RJKCCC does not allow Emotional Support Animals – As the ADA definitions do not require or include pets or “emotional support animals”, our facility does not allow these animals to be brought into our facility. The definition for these are: animals that provide a sense of safety, companionship, and comfort to those with psychiatric or emotional disabilities or conditions.
i. Although these animals often have therapeutic benefits, they are not trained to perform specific tasks for their handlers. Under the ADA and Illinois law, owners of public accommodations are not required to allow emotional support animals, only service animals (including psychiatric service animals).
d. Service Animals/Dogs Who Pose Safety Issues?
i. If a RJKCCC staff members feels that a service animal poses a threat to the safety of other patrons, they are required to bring this to the attention of the MOD, Operations Director of Senior Kroc Officer. They will determine if the animal should be removed from the property.
1. Please note, per Illinois law, public accommodation is not required to allow a service animal to remain if it poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others. If, for example, a service dog is growling and lunging at other patrons, and the owner is unable to stop the behavior, we have the right to have the animal removed from our property.
The Salvation Army is dedicated to keeping children and vulnerable adults safe from physical, emotional and sexual harm. This is part of our commitment to children through the “Safe From Harm” protection program.
Safe From Harm guidelines ensure The Kroc Corps Community Center emphasizes safety in the following ways:
• Salvation Army personnel (officers, employees and volunteers) are trained in child abuse prevention and encouraged to report suspected child/vulnerable adult abuse.
• Salvation Army personnel undergo criminal background checks.
• Adults accessing the facility are screened against public sexual offender registry.
• The Kroc Center maintains video surveillance of the facility 24 hours a day.
• Instructors are trained in appropriate interactions with Kroc members to enhance learning by creating a safe and inviting environment.
• Programs involving children are closely monitored to ensure adequate supervision and safe interactions between Kroc personnel and children.
• In order to promote a safe and secure environment, The Salvation Army Kroc Center has placed video cameras in various locations. As part of our commitment to the safety of children and vulnerable persons, The Salvation Army Kroc Center reserves the right to consult public sources to determine whether any member or guest of any member poses an unreasonable risk of harm to its patrons, staff, or visitors.
• The Kroc Center constantly adapts and enhances safety protocols to adjust to needs.
Members and guests are encouraged to report suspicious behavior.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center reserves the right to remove from the facility and terminate the membership of any member who fails to comply with any posted rules and regulation or otherwise breaches the Code of Conduct, in which case member will not be entitled to a refund of dues.
Code of Conduct & Discipline Policy
In order to facilitate positive life experiences while at the Kroc Center, mutual respect between members, guests, and staff is required at all times. Failure to observe these policies will result in disciplinary action and/or termination of membership privileges. Kroc personnel have the right to refuse service to anyone deemed disruptive or abusive.
1. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in The Kroc Center.
2. Refrain from the use of foul language, abusive actions, and inappropriate behavior.
3. Shirt and shoes must be worn in all areas outside of the Aquatics Center and Splash Pad. Proper workout attire is required in fitness area (no street shoes or jeans.) Any clothing, including logos or messages on apparel, must be acceptable in a family setting.
4. Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, or pets (excluding service animals) will not be allowed inside the facility.
5. Alcohol and/or drugs are not allowed anywhere on the premises.
6. Smoking and/or use of any type of smokeless tobacco are prohibited in the facility or on facility grounds.
7. Weapons of any kind are not permitted on the premises.
8. The Kroc Center reserves the right to terminate membership in response to any immoral or illegal activity by a member.
For more information, review our facility policies and safety information.
Huck’s Hideout Policies
The Kroc Center provides a safe environment for your child while you participate in any activity in the facility. In order to keep our guests safe, we ask that you follow these rules when utilizing Huck’s Hideout.
• Kroc Center employees will supervise the children in the Huck’s Hideout Kid Care area. If no children are present, the Center may close up to 30 minutes early. Rates and hours are subject to change. It is our expectation and desire to facilitate a safe and enjoyable experience for parents and children, and thus we require:
• Prior to first use, the Huck’s Hideout Emergency Contact Card must be completed and signed.
• All space is on a first-come, first-served basis (based on child to staff ratio availability).
• Parent or guardian MUST stay on-site (in the Center) after dropping off children.
• Children must stay in the Huck’s Hideout Room until released to the parent/guardian.
• If your child is not adjusting to Huck’s Hideout and is crying (to the point of being hysterical) for 15-minutes after you leave, we will call you by cell phone or over the intercom to come and pick-up your child. Please listen for your name/phone.
• With parent/guardian written approval, staff is able to change diapers following The Salvation Army policy. See Diapering/Bathroom Assistance Policy below for details.
• If your child is not fully potty trained, please ensure they are wearing a pull-up or underwear. If your child is potty trained, but still learning the finer details of going potty (wiping completely, etc.) staff is able to assist your child as needed. Parents are to provide supplies needed to change their child’s diaper, and we strongly suggest a change of clothes are supplied when dropping your child off.
• Children’s items must be labeled with their first and last name; we cannot be responsible for items left behind.
• No food or gum is allowed inside of Huck’s Hideout, in order to safeguard children with food allergies. However, we will provide a snack for kids in our care now and then. As such, please ensure you list all known allergies.
• Children who harm others (including, but not limited to biting, scratching, hitting) may be asked to leave for the day. Children involved in more than three incidents may be suspended or not be allowed to use the Center; the length of time will be determined by The Kroc Center Management team. If child is prone to aggressive behavior, please notify staff. Each consistent discipline problem will be addressed on an individual basis.
• Children who appear sick will need to be removed from the facility immediately (this includes sore throat, fever, diarrhea, excessive coughing, excessive runny nose, rashes, pink/glassy eyes, vomiting, etc.). The child must come in with a note from his/her doctor authorizing usage if condition is non-contagious (allergies, etc.) This policy will be strictly enforced for the protection of the child, other children, and our staff. Please keep your child home until the fever is completely gone. A 24-hour period is recommended.
• Any visit over 2 hours, or that extend past our Huck’s Hideout hours may be charged an additional fee ($1 per minute). Continued violation of this policy may result in termination of Huck’s Hideout program use.
For more information, review our facility polices, safety information, and Code of Conduct.
Kroc Center Facility Guidelines
• For the safety and security of all, members are required to check in at the Control Desk with their membership card.
Child Facility Access
• 0–11 year olds must be accompanied by an adult (16+) at the Kroc Center.
• 13–15 year olds may only use the fitness equipment after completing a Teen Fit Permit class. Call or visit the Control Desk for more information about the class.
• • Ages 16+ may use the entire facility.
Appropriate clothing is required while using the Kroc Center, including
- No clothing with zippers, metal studs or rivets.
- Jeans and jean shorts are strongly discouraged due to metal rivets, zippers and buttons.
- A shirt covering the chest, back, and entire torso must be worn at all times (sport bras are acceptable). Shorts or leggings providing appropriate coverage below the waist is required.
- Clothing deemed inappropriate for our family centered, Christian facility will not be allowed to be worn or displayed in the RJKCCC. Examples include: nude, sexual, racial or obscene graphics, profane/obscene words or phrases, anti-Christian words, phrases or the like.
- Gang Uniforms – Gang colors and/or gang specific, identifying clothing items are prohibited from being worn and displayed in the RJKCCC.
Athletic, non-marking clean shoes
- Open toe shoes are strictly prohibited (e.g. – sandals, crocs, clogs, etc…)
- Dress shoes, street shoes and other shoes that markup floors are prohibited
- Street shoes are allowed on our track as long as they are clean.
- Patrons must wear clean athletic shoes when working out or playing in the building; wearing “street shoes” on the gym court or rubberized surfaces is not allowed
- Dress shoes, street shoes and other shoes that markup floors are prohibited
Swimmers must wear, clean and proper swim attire at all times.
- Cut-off jeans, mesh shorts, boxer, string bikinis, thongs, briefs and the like are not allowed.
- Swim attire cannot be obscene or offensive in nature. Graphics, words, phrases or the like which in the opinion of the RJKCCC staff could be deemed offensive must either be covered up to the satisfaction of RJKCCC staff or removed and replaced.
- Children who are not potty-trained must wear a swim diaper or rubber swim pants.
- Plastic or cloth diapers are not allowed in the water.
e. Wet clothing should not be worn outside the pool, cabana, or locker room areas.
f. All decisions regarding whether clothing meets the TSA guidelines will be made by Kroc Center staff.
• Food and beverages are permitted in designated areas only. • Only water bottles with lids are allowed beyond the Control Desk.
In cases of severe weather, The Kroc Center may cancel programs and drop-in classes, delay opening, or close early. Depending on the nature of the closure/cancellation these will be publicized via social media, website alert banner, text alert, and/or media outlets.
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Aquatics Center Guidelines
• A cleansing shower is required before pool entry.
• A clean bathing suit is required. Street clothes and cut-offs are not permitted.
• Life jackets must be Coast Guard–approved.
• Children who are not potty-trained must wear a swim diaper.
• Non-swimmers must be accompanied in the water within arm’s reach of an adult (aged 16+). Swimmers under 48” are eligible to swim test in order to enjoy the deeper areas of the pool.
• The required height to use the slide is 48 inches.
• Guests are responsible for recognizing their own limitations and acting in the best interest of their own safety. Lifeguards may stop any activity that is deemed unsafe and may cause injury or conflict.
The following are strictly prohibited on The RJKCCC campus:
• Possessing a firearm, knife (other than a pocket knife with blade less than 3 inches long) or other type of dangerous weapon
• Being under the influence of, or in possession of alcohol, drugs, or other controlled substances
• Tobacco Use – All forms of tobacco (including vaping or the use of e-cigarettes) use are strictly prohibited in the RJKCCC facility, or on the RJKCCC premises.
- Profane/Obscene Language – The use of profane or vulgar language is strictly prohibited within the RJKCCC facility.
- Bringing pets inside the facility (with the exception of service animals). We do not allow emotional support animals in our facility
- Obscene Tattoos – Tattoos deemed obscene, sexual, racial, anti-Christian or inappropriate by RJKCCC staff for our family centered, Christian faith based facility must be covered up at all times while the participant is on RJKCCC property.
• Use of open flame anywhere in the facility without formal approval from the Operations Director of Senior Kroc Officer in advance and in writing.
• Solicitation of funds or services (unless prior approval is provided by the RJKCCC)
• Using or storing bicycles, scooters, skates, rollerblades, and skateboards inside The RJKCCC
• Loitering and/or sleeping in the RJKCCC
• Taking pictures or video of guests without permission
• Cell Phones/Cameras – The use of cell phone cameras, or other cameras in locker room areas, restrooms and the family cabanas/changing rooms is strictly prohibited.
- Patrons/visitors may not take photos or video of others while in the RJKCCC.
- Videos or Live Broadcast Feeds – Patrons may not broadcast live feeds or make videos of themselves or others while visiting or utilizing the RJKCCC facility unless written permission has been provided by the Operations Director or Senior Kroc Officer. This includes Facebook live and other social media platforms.
- Patrons shall not use the RJKCCC as a location to record audio and/or videos for personal benefit, including: personal training, coaching, recruiting, solicitation, video blogs, etc.
- Playing of amplified music or other audio files – Only personal radios, phones, iPods, or MP3 players utilizing headphones/ear buds are permitted.
• Vandalism or other damage to RJKCCC property.
- Use of the facility by outside agencies for monetary gain without paying a rental fee
• Conducting programs or services without prior approval that are similar or in conflict with services, programs, or events sponsored by The RJKCCC, including personal training and private swim lessons
Disregard of RJKCCC Staff or Policies – Any patron disregarding directions from RJKCCC Staff members or those who fail to follow RJKCCC policies will face disciplinary action and/or expulsion from the RJKCCC facility. The RJKCCC retains the right to change and/or implement new policies, rules and procedures at any time at the discretion of the Operations Director and/or Senior Kroc Officer.
• The Kroc Center accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
• Full payment is expected at the time of enrollment.
• No refunds are given unless the program is canceled by the Kroc Center.
• The Kroc Center reserves the right to cancel or close programs that have not met minimum enrollment numbers. Those registered for a program that is canceled by the Kroc Center will be given the choice of a full refund, class transfer or Kroc Center gift card for the amount paid.
• If you cancel your class enrollment five or more days prior to the first class, you will receive a full credit on a Kroc Center gift card or you may transfer to another session, if available.
• Credits must be redeemed within 60 days of issue. If you do not transfer into a new program or obtain your refund within 60 days, the Kroc Center will automatically apply your refund to a Kroc Center gift card.
• Requests made less than five days prior to the start date are not eligible for a refund or credit, except in the case of personal emergencies.
• Credits or prorated credits will not be issued for missed days of class due to illness, partial attendance, behavior issues, or any other reason.
- Schedules, pricing, programming and policies subject to change without notice.
Review our facility policies and safety information for more information.