MEMBERSHIP FAQ

How do I get my membership card if I sign up online?

On your first visit to your Y you will receive a welcome packet, take your membership photo and receive your id card.

Are there any additional charges?

All aerobics and water aerobics are included, but there is an additional charge for youth swim and sports programs, leagues, and specialty programs.

What if I just want to take a class?

A program membership entitles a person to attend classes in the YMCA at a higher rate than our member. The program member receives program brochures mailed to them and use of the locker rooms before and after class.

The membership fee is too expensive for me, how can you help?

The YMCA has a program called Membership For All which scholarships people who can not afford a membership or to take classes. Money is raised through our annual support campaign each year. Those interested must submit proof of income (usually a tax statement) and a sliding scale is used based on income and number in the family. Applications should be sent to the membership director for review.

I'm married but my husband will never use the YMCA. Do I still pay the full family fee?

The single parent family membership is for 1 adult and any children under the age of 19, unless they are full time college students, then they are included till the age of 23.

My husband and I want to join, but our 30 year old son (90 year old mother-in-law, etc.) lives with us and goes to college. Can he be on membership?

Ask our membership directors about our Family Plus membership.

Can I use any YMCA?

You have use of any of the Capital District Facility YMCAs. This includes Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Greater Glenville, Southern Saratoga (in Clifton Park), Guilderland, Greenbush Area, Bethlehem Area and Greenbush Area YMCAs. If you are vacationing or on business more than 50 miles from our area, you may call that branch for details on the AWAY program.

I'd like a trial membership.

We don't offer trial memberships. You are welcome to come in and take a tour and receive a free guest pass.

What if I want to cancel my membership after I've joined?

If you are on the monthly withdrawal, simply stop by the member service desk and ask for a termination form. You are required to give a 30 day written notice.  If you paid in full, a request must be made in writing to the membership director and you must give 30 days notice. A prorated refund will be mailed to you from our corporate office.

I go away 8 months of the year, do I need to pay while I'm away?

Any special arrangements must be made through your membership director.

I just want membership to the pool, how much is that?

Our membership includes everything in the building. There is no special rate for pool only.