Join Online FAQs

Q: Do I need to sign a contract?

A: No, At the Y  we believe our services,  not a contract, will keep you around.

Q: Can I sign up online for one of your alternate membership options (Open Doors Assistance, Corporate Membership, Military, etc.)?

A: Only our standard membership options are available online. For these particular options, please visit the Member Services Desk at your local Y.

Q: How does billing work with online join?

A: In your account, you can select a monthly or annual bill pay option. We will automatically draft a join fee and a pro-rated fee once you confirm your membership. We will draft fees for members who select monthly bill pay each month on either the 1st or the 15th of the month.

Q: I have completed the membership join process online; now what do I do?

A: Once you’re done with the online membership process, visit your local YMCA to have your picture taken and receive your membership card. Please remember to bring photo ID for verification purposes.

Q: I have checked out your website and would love to find out more about the Y I am joining. Can I schedule a tour of the facility?

A: Yes, we would love to meet you and show you our facilities! Click here to schedule a tour, or stop by the Member Services Desk at your local Y anytime during normal operating hours, and our friendly staff will gladly assist you.

Q: What is the best way to make changes to my account?

A: Please stop by your local Y, and one of our helpful employees will assist with making any changes you need to your account.

Q: How do I upgrade/downgrade my membership?

A: You can change your membership type by visiting your local Y and talking with us at the Member Services Desk.

Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.


Stronger Together

At the Y, we stand against all forms of racism, discrimination and hatred. We have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and compassion for all.  We share the grief and outrage felt by the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.  As we watch and experience the unrest and violence that continues to erupt throughout our communities, we acknowledge that this reality is fueled by generations of injustice. Together through the Y, we can be a positive force for change in every community we serve. We must unite. We must be heard, and we must do better.


Due to scheduled protests, the Central and Walnut Street YMCA's will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 5th.

The Sussex Family Y will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 5th.

The Bear-Family Y outdoor pools will close at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th.