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Membership

Overview

When you join the Y, you’re coming together with men, women, and children from your community who are committed to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

We know firsthand how difficult it can be to find balance in life. That’s why we’re here with you every day making sure that you, your family, and your community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow, and thrive.

With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health, and well-being – and giving back and supporting our neighbors – your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but in your community, too.

The volunteers, staff, members, and donors of YMCA Southcoast are all united by a deep commitment to strengthening our communities.

 

JOIN A YMCA SOUTHCOAST BRANCH TODAY!

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

Access to all YMCA facilities and programs is limited to registered participants and active members.  All members are required to present a current, valid membership card when using the Y’s facilities and programs.  Membership cards are not transferable.

As a member of the YMCA, you are agreeing to follow the policies, procedures, and appropriate behaviors for the safety and comfort of all persons and guests.

Member Code of Conduct

The Y is committed to providing a safe, caring, healthy, and respectful environment for all members and guests. To promote safety and comfort for all, all individuals are asked to act appropriately at all times when in our facility and or participating in our programs.

We expect persons using the Y to act maturely, to behave responsibly, and to respect the rights and dignity of others. The following conduct can lead to suspension or termination of membership:

    1. Using or possessing illegal chemicals or alcohol on Y property, in Y vehicles, or at Y-sponsored programs or events.
    2. Carrying or concealing a weapon or any device or object that may be used as a weapon.  Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of menacing behavior.
    3. Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive, or threatening way.
    4. Verbally abusive behavior, including angry or vulgar language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting.
    5. Sexually explicit conversation or behavior; any sexual contact with another person.
    6. Inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire.
    7. Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property.
    8. Loitering or smoking within or on the grounds of the Y.

Members and guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their personal comfort and safety by asking any person whose behavior threatens their comfort to refrain from such behavior.  Anyone who feels uncomfortable in confronting a person directly should report the behavior to a staff person or the building supervisor on duty.

YMCA Southcoast reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse, is or has been a registered sex offender, has ever been convicted of any offense relating to the use sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or habit-forming and/or dangerous drugs, or is presently or habitually under the influence of dangerous drugs or chemicals, narcotics or intoxicating beverages.

Payment Options
Monthly Dues Payment

Checking Account Bank Draft or Credit Card Draft

By using a monthly automatic draft, payment will be electronically deducted from your checking or credit card on an ongoing monthly basis on the 1st or 15th. When you join the Y online, your membership will be drafted by credit card or from your checking account. Please visit your local Y branch for an orientation and to pick up your membership card.  *In the online enrollment process, please select the monthly billing cycle. 

Membership Dues & Joiner Fees
All memberships incur a one-time Joiners Fee for processing.  The Joiners Fee is due at the time of member enrollment.  Membership dues are paid monthly through a monthly draft.  All membership dues, once paid are non-refundable. The monthly draft plan allows a member to pay for a continuous membership in equal monthly payments that are automatically deducted from one’s checking or credit card account for as long as one belongs to the Y.  Monthly membership can be canceled in writing 30 days prior to the draft date.  The Y will give you 30 days' notice prior to any membership dues increase.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT

In consideration of gaining membership or being allowed to participate in the activities and programs of the Y and to use its facilities, equipment, and machinery, in addition to any fee or charge, I do hereby waive, release, and forever discharge the YMCA and its officers, agents, employees, representatives, (collectively “the YMCA”), from any and all responsibilities or liability for injuries or damages to myself, including those caused by the negligent act or omission of the YMCA, or in any way arising out of or connected with my participation in any activities at the YMCA or the use of any equipment at the YMCA. I give permission for the YMCA to take photographs for use in YMCA promotional materials while I/we participate at YMCA Southcoast facilities. I agree to adhere to all policies set by the Y.

I understand that clicking that I agree, constitutes my signature and demonstrates acceptance of the Membership Agreement terms and conditions in their entirety as presented on this page. I also understand that these conditions are in effect throughout my membership with YMCA Southcoast, during any interruption of membership, and following the reinstatement of membership. I am responsible to communicate the terms and conditions of the Membership Agreement to all members of the Membership Unit, regardless of age.

Consent(Required)

Benefits

The volunteers, staff, members, and donors of YMCA Southcoast are all united by a deep commitment to strengthening our communities. Membership categories and a variety of programs to meet the needs of individuals, families, and children include:

  • Fully trained and competent staff members who are always ready to assist you in achieving your goals
  • Clean, well-maintained facilities with modern fitness equipment
  • Free fitness classes, including Yoga, Pilates, Zumba
  • Free day use of lockers (with your own lock)
  • Special member rates on all programs, including child care, and summer camp; priority registration on all program enrollment before the general public
  • Ability to use all YMCA Southcoast facilities
  • Free Family Membership with full-time child care enrollment

 

NATIONWIDE MEMBERSHIP

Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home location is the facility that enrolled you as a member and that collects your membership dues). We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our cause of strengthening communities.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • Valid for active, full facility YMCA members
  • Nationwide member visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time
  • Program-only participants and special memberships are not eligible for Nationwide Membership

 

INSURANCE DISCOUNT BENEFIT

Receive up to $150 back on your membership from Blue Cross|Blue ShieldFallonTufts, or Harvard Pilgrim. Ask at the Welcome Center for details or click on the respective health care provider for the claim form. Some restrictions may apply, contact your provider for details.

 

MILITARY DISCOUNT

ACTIVE, RESERVIST, VETERANS OF YMCA SOUTHCOAST COMMUNITY

Joining the YMCA Southcoast is easy and offers great value — a wide variety of programs and classes, (many included with membership), and knowledgeable, caring staff to help members of all ages grow in spirit, mind, and body. When it comes to meeting your health and wellness goals – a Y membership can’t be beaten! Plus, at the Y, we’re committed to strengthening our community – For a better us.

10% DISCOUNT ON MEMBERSHIP • 50% DISCOUNT ON JOINER’S FEE YMCA SOUTHCOAST BRANCHES

 

WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROGRAM

A Y corporate membership consists of a minimum of 10 individuals who have a common employer. Employees are eligible for a 10% savings on a full-year membership. Please call 508.996.9622 for more information.

 

SILVER & FIT, TUFTS SENIOR CARE, AND UNITED HEALTHCARE/RENEW ACTIVE

Free Senior Adult Memberships are available to individuals enrolled in Silver & Fit, Tufts Senior Plan, or United HealthCare/Renew Active, who are age 65 or older. You must present your qualified health card when you are activating your new membership. United Health Care members must have a confirmation code.  Please call the number on the back of your medical card, to see if you qualify, and then stop by the Welcome Center of your local Y for more information.

Rates

*One Adult Family Household:
One adult and dependent children 25 and younger living in the same household are included in a family membership. Proof of residence required.

*Two Adult Family Household:
Two adults and dependent children 25 and younger living in the same household are included in a family membership. Proof of residence required.

HOUSEHOLDS WITH ADDITIONAL ADULTS

Additional adults living in the same household, who are not dependents of the family, may be added to a Family Household Membership for an additional fee. Proof of residence required.

Young Adult: $21/month  ·  Adult: $30/month   ·  Senior: $24/month

Financial Assistance

If you’ve been thinking that you can’t afford to be part of the Y – think again! At YMCA Southcoast, we welcome everyone’s involvement by providing financial assistance through our Financial Assistance Program. It’s an important part of our mission.

You can download the Financial Assistance Application by clicking the button below. Complete the application, attach the necessary documentation, and return it to your Y branch. All applications are kept strictly confidential.

HOW IS THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DETERMINED?

Your Y’s Membership Director will review your financial information and based on a sliding fee scale, determine the amount of assistance that will be offered to you. You will receive a letter regarding your assistance within one week of the Y receiving your application.

 

WHERE DO THE FUNDS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE COME FROM?

This program is funded through our Annual Campaign and through the United Way.

We are committed to this simple policy: No one will be turned away due to their inability to pay for Y programs, camps or memberships. Please complete the YCares application and return to your local YMCA Southcoast branch in Dartmouth, Fall River, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Swansea, or Wareham.

CODE OF CONDUCT

YMCA Southcoast will not tolerate members, guests, staff, or visitors participating in or supporting any of the following behaviors: stealing, swearing, bullying, violence, aggression or weapons (threatening use of or carrying a weapon), drugs, alcohol, or tobacco (use or possession of on Y property), vandalism, and sexual harassment. Therefore, the Y retains the right to deny membership to its applicants and to revoke a membership of any current member or participant at its sole discretion.

Revised 10.01.2021

Guest Pass

Only one complimentary guest pass per visitor. Must present a valid ID at Welcome Center. Children ages 17 & under must have a parent/guardian signed waiver on file on their 1st visit. Please do not drop off children under the age of 12. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
GUEST PASS(Required)
Parent/Guardian Name (Please note: Waiver must be signed in person at the Y branch if child is under the age of 18.)
To save time upon arrival, please feel free to complete a guest waiver prior to your visit. A signed waiver must be on file for all visitors, and youth between 12 and 17 years of age must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian on file to use the facility unaccompanied by an adult. Please don’t forget to send your child with the completed waiver.

Membership Dues Hold Form

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EFT Draft Membership Agreement Form

  • EFT draft is a continuous membership plan. I understand that this membership will remain in effect if I retain the membership card issued to me and that if I wish to terminate or change my membership in any way, I must give the YMCA a 30-day written notice. I understand that I must turn in all my membership cards for the balance of the time I have paid or will be paying. The YMCA may, at their discretion, adjust the monthly rate applicable to my category of membership. I understand that I will receive at least four weeks notice prior to any such change.
  • I understand that I am still responsible for any payment plus the YMCA will apply a service charge of $20.00 should an EFT draft be declined by my bank or other financial institution. This is in addition to any fee charged by my bank or other financial institution.
  • I hereby authorize YMCA Southcoast to initiate electronic fund entries from my checking account or credit card(s). This authorization remains in effect until the YMCA has received a 30-day written notification from me indicating my desire to discontinue my membership.