Stay With Us And Save

Save 20% on your membership for a year!

We deeply appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate the challenging circumstances related to the Coronavirus. We want you to know that the Y is here for you and our community as we have been for the last 175 years.

Help Us by Keeping an Active Membership

Keeping your membership active will allow the Y to remain focused on our efforts to help keep the community strong during this pandemic. We are working diligently on plans and partnerships to provide needed programs and services including childcare for emergency workers and essential personnel, hunger relief for Delawareans and online health and fitness offerings (Virtual Y).

  • Stay with Us and Save
    When you decide to stay with us, you will save 20% on your membership rate, starting with your next bank draft. If you have already put your membership on hold but would like to take advantage of this offer, simply click here to reactivate your membership. 

    To offer this 20% reduced rate, we will be suspending additional discounting programs including Y-Connect and corporate memberships. There will be no rate changes for those who are receiving financial assistance through our Open Doors, Military or United Healthcare AARP Supplemental programs. For details, visit the FAQs section below.

  • Press the Pause Button
    If you are not able to stay with us as an active member at this time, you can put your membership on hold at no cost. Once your membership is on hold, we will extend your hold without charge until we reopen. As soon as our Ys reopen, your membership will automatically resume at the standard rate.

We’re in this Together

Make a charitable contribution to our Emergency Relief Fund. The Coronavirus has created enormous uncertainty in every sector, but most of all for those with fewer resources. You can play a vital role in helping us meet needs and help Delaware to heal while we redeploy our wellness facilities to be community response centers.


FAQs

Is the YMCA of Delaware closed due to the Coronavirus crisis?

Due to the statewide mandate to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, all YMCA of Delaware locations are temporarily closed. We are quickly responding to this change and will provide details on our website. 

When will the YMCA’s of Delaware reopen?

We are following recommendations from state and local officials and will reopen once we have been given the guidance to do so.

Will the YMCA continue to draft from my account during this time?

Yes. If you stay with the Y, starting April 2020, we will be offering 20% off your membership rate and we will continue to draft your account at the new rate.   If you are not able to stay with us, you are welcome to put your membership on hold at no cost. Once your membership is on hold, we will extend your hold without charge until further notice. As soon as our Ys reopen, your membership will automatically resume at the standard rate.

Why should I keep my membership active if you are closed?

Keeping your membership active will allow the Y to remain focused on our efforts to help keep the community strong during this pandemic. We are working diligently on plans and partnerships to provide needed programs and services including online health and fitness offerings (Virtual Y), childcare for emergency workers and essential personnel as well as hunger relief for Delawareans. Recognizing the difficult times ahead, we are offering you 20% off your monthly membership rate for the next year if you choose to stay with us while our facilities are temporarily closed. 

How can I take advantage of the 20% rate reduction being offered to continue my membership?

All memberships that remain active while our facilities are closed will be provided a 20% reduction off the full-rate membership fee for the next year. Starting in April of 2020, all active memberships will be automatically enrolled in this special membership rate program. Click here to see a list of rates. 

How long is the 20% reduction applied? 

As long as your membership remains active, your new discounted rate will be locked in for 12-months after we reopen.  If you terminate your membership or place the membership on hold during this 12-month period, the rate will no longer be applied and you will return to the full member rate.

Can I put my account on hold until you reopen?

If you are not able to stay with us as an active member, you can put your membership on hold at no cost. Once your membership is on hold, we will extend your hold without charge until further notice. As soon as our Ys reopen, your membership will automatically resume at the standard rate. Click here to see a list of rates. 

If I put my membership on hold, can I still have a 20% reduced rate?

Memberships must remain active while our facilities are closed to qualify for the 20% reduced membership rate. Memberships are considered inactive when they are put on hold. 

If I put my membership on hold, will my rate be the same when I return?

To offer this 20% reduced rate, we will be suspending additional discounting programs including Y-Connect and corporate memberships. Members currently receiving discounts who opt to place a hold on their membership will be charged the full membership pricing once we reopen. There will be no rate changes for United Healthcare AARP Supplemental memberships or for those who are receiving financial assistance or military discounts. Click here to see a list of rates. 

Will I be refunded for March?

Because we are non-profit, we depend on membership fees to pay staff salaries, maintain our facilities and to remain focused on our efforts to help keep the community strong during this pandemic.  We are working diligently on plans and partnerships to provide needed programs and services including online health and fitness offerings (Virtual Y), childcare for emergency workers and essential personnel as well as hunger relief for Delawareans. We understand that members may have financial concerns.  Please contact your home branch directly with any concerns.

I have already canceled or held my membership; can I reactivate and take advantage of the reduced rate?

Yes, absolutely. Please click here and let us know that you would like to reactivate your membership.  

How can I stay updated about the YMCA’s of Delaware? 

Stay in touch with the YMCA through our webpage at www.ymcade.org, our branch facebook pages, and our member’s group. We will also be staying in touch via email communication; don’t forget to check your inbox!

How do I access the Virtual YMCA? 

You can access the Virtual Y through our website www.ymcade.org. Currently, the site includes lots of great workouts that you can do in your own home. We are working hard to continue adding content and plan to even have a space for kids!

How is the YMCA of Delaware supporting our community during this crisis? 

As a member of the Y, you are not only a member of a health and wellness facility; you are part of our mission to strengthen Delaware. In difficult times, the Y pivots to use our resources to offer solutions – and you can help by keeping your membership active, or by making a contribution to our emergency relief fund to provide help us provide childcare for emergency workers and essential personnel as well as hunger relief for Delawareans.

How can I help and support the mission of the YMCA?

You can help by keeping your membership active and/or by making a charitable contribution to our emergency relief fund.  The Coronavirus has created enormous uncertainty in every sector, but no more than for those with fewer resources. You can play a vital role in helping us meet needs and help Delaware to heal while we redeploy our wellness facilities to be community response centers. If you would like to donate to the Emergency Relief Fund, please click here.

 

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.

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All YMCA of Delaware locations are currently closed.

Please visit www.ymcade.org/covid-19-updates for the most current information including information about membership.

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