Collection of photos outlining different aspects of being a Y member, including children's swimming lessons, volunteers, and group exercise classes


ALWAYS WELCOME IN EVERY COMMUNITYHappy faces inside United States map to represent YMCA members being welcome at Ys across the country

At the Y, we are for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We are dedicated to ensuring our facilities, programs and services are open and welcoming to all. As part of this effort, we are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in Nationwide Membership. This way, our members can use the Y as often as they like, making it easier to achieve their health and wellness goals.


Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and 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 mission to strengthen communities.


We understand that sometimes it is more convenient for members to take advantage of a Y near their workplace or when they are traveling outside the area of their home Y. With Nationwide Membership, members have the flexibility to use participating Y facilities throughout the United States at no extra charge.


  • Nationwide Membership is valid for active, full facility YMCA members whose home Y participates without restriction or blackout periods for no additional fee
  • There is no limit to the number of visits for Nationwide members. However, visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time
  • Program-only participants (including SilverSneakers, Silver and Fit or other like programs) are not eligible for nationwide membership
  • Special memberships established by any Y for group homes, other agencies, etc., are not eligible
  • When visiting a Y, nationwide members will be required to show a valid YMCA membership card and photo ID as well as provide basic membership data such as name and email address
  • Members will need to sign a universal liability waiver and privacy policy
  • Ys should allow nationwide members access to services typically offered to full-facility members. Check with the Y for schedule and availability. Nationwide members visiting other Ys for a period greater than 28 days must transfer membership affiliation for continued use
  • All Ys reserve the right to restrict or revoke these privileges
  • Registered sex offenders are prohibited from participating

When visiting the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas:

A YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas (association-wide) membership is required to receive member pricing on all fee-based programs and services. Visiting members are welcome to participate in group exercise classes (on land and in the water where available) and use all facility amenities like swimming pools, splash parks, spas and saunas, racquetball courts, and gymnasiums, as well as Child Watch and Youth Watch while you workout.

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Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.