Everybody Belongs at the Y


At the YMCA, we’re more than just a weight room, gym and pool. When you join the Y, you belong to a community of people focused on health and wellness. Staff and members work together to promote positive youth development, maintain high quality of life for our older residents and create opportunities for optimum health and wellness for all.

Because the Y is for everyone, we bring multiple generations together like no other organization can. Our Community Pricing program ensures everyone can join regardless of their financial circumstances. When you join the YMCA, you become part of a world-wide organization that helps members improve their total health and well being while building a stronger sense of community.

We know 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. We incorporate our Core Values in everything we do.

  • Our fitness classes not only improve someone’s physical health; they help unleash a new outlook on life.
  • Our family activities not only bring families together, they help families stay together.
  • Our youth programs not only teach children to dribble or how to swim, they provide kids lifelong skills like confidence and teamwork.

Community Pricing Program

Everyone is welcome at the YMCA. No one is turned away because of inability to pay.  If a person or family is unable to pay for membership, financial assistance is available through scholarships which are provided through donations from generous businesses, foundations, and individuals through our Annual Campaign. Learn more about our Community Pricing Program.

Workplace Wellness Program

Join our Workplace Wellness Program and we’ll work with you to create health and wellness opportunities that encourage your staff to stay active and improve their health. That means lower health care costs for you and improved quality of life for your staff. The Y will match employer contributions up to $10//month for all memberships where the staff member is part of the unit. Participating in regular health and wellness programs provides employees with a wealth of positive results. Learn more about our Workplace Wellness Program and partnering with the Y. Contact our Workplace Wellness Coordinator, Kelly Ruffing, so we can learn about your wellness challenges and how we can work together to overcome them.

Statewide Membership

Maximize the value of your YMCA membership with the benefits of National Membership. Enjoy the flexibility to access YMCAs across the nation, providing you with a wide range of fitness, recreation, and wellness opportunities wherever you go. 

  • Valid for active, full facility YMCA members.
  • Nationwide reciprocity visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time.

  • Program-only participants and special memberships are not eligible for Nationwide Reciprocity.

  • If you have known periods of seasonal travel (when you will not be using your Home Y at least 50% of the time or will be a resident of another area for more than 28 days), you will need to place your Home Y membership on hold or cancel it, and join the Y where you will be living for that time period. Please plan ahead, as it may take several weeks to place your account on hold.

  • If you are a college student, you will need to join the YMCA, where your usage is 50% or greater. Nationwide Reciprocity is based on individual usage, not the family unit. Most Ys have a young adult or college membership option, or you can ask about the financial assistance program. Most YMCAs require a photo ID for all visitors. Please bring a photo ID with you for a seamless customer experience.

  • You will be asked to sign a waiver when visiting other YMCA locations.

Nationwide Reciprocity 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).

At the Y, we believe that positive, lasting personal and social change can come about only when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. This strengthening of community and realizing a Y’s full potential—has the most impact when all Ys are open to all Y members and provide safe and welcoming environments for everyone.

With Nationwide Reciprocity, members can visit any participating Y in the United States and Puerto Rico through membership at their home Y, at no additional cost. Nationwide Reciprocity is an essential part of our cause to strengthen communities.

Military Outreach Initiative

The Tri-Cities Family YMCA is proud to be a participant in the Military Outreach Initiative.  Deployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the
Department of Defense, the Y is able to offer memberships to eligible active duty military families and personnel to give them extra support during deployment. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country. Please check with our Welcome Center to see if you and/or your family qualify for assistance.