Membership Information

A Place to Belong!

The YMCA is a membership-based organization, an association of people who come together for the common good.  YMCA members tell us that the reason they join the Y, or the reason they stay, is because they like being part of something bigger than themselves; they feel a spirit of community, a sense of caring, a cause.  When you're a member of the YMCA:

  • You are part of the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
  • You can improve yourself through high-quality activities and programs that focus on you as a total person-in spirit, mind, and body.
  • You benefit from the stability of a charitable organization that has been operating since 1844.
  • You're a member of a community that welcomes and embraces people of all abilities, incomes, races and religions.
  • You belong to an association that offers financial aid to people who can't pay the full membership or program fees.
  • You're as likely to hear the voices of preschoolers as you are the laughter of older adults, and the conversations of teens!

If you're not a member of the YMCA, please join us!  If you are, we'd love for you to become more involved.  To find out more, please talk to the YMCA staff at the Courtesy Counter, or to any staff member or volunteer that you know.

Benefits of a Membership
  • Advance registration for classes at reduced rates.  Most adult fitness classes FREE with membership
  • Free family events
  • Free Wellness Center Orientation
  • Free Member Engagement
  • Free Wellness Center Orientations
  • Unlimited use of the facility during building hours
  • Free Child Watch
  • Nationwide Reciprocity - use of most YMCAs in the United States.
Why Join the Y?

The YMCA's emphasis on our mission and core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith set it apart from all the other ways and places you can exercise.  We are a community service organization dedicated to improving the lives of men, women, the young and not so young from all walks of life.  As a proud as the YMCA is of its programs, we always remember that they are only a means to a much more important goal; that goal is to help all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body.  The YMCA staff is more committed to the full participation of all members that to the limited involvement of the few whom excel.  We believe our activities must reflect quality, be consistently challenging, and above all, enjoyable for participants.  The YMCA offers more than just exercise.  It is a way to a healthier and happier lifestyle.


There are two parking areas available for your convenience.  The main parking lot is north of the facility, and spaces are available in front of the YMCA.  Please do not park in handicapped spaces, unless you have state-issued handicapped placards or license plates.  Several spaces are reserved for patients of St. Rita's at the Wapak YMCA during their business hours. Please be respectful of their patients and part in the main lot.  Violators may be towed.

Lost and Found

If you lose an item while at the Y, please check with the Courtesy Counter staff.  Valuable items will be kept safely in the administrative offices.

Towel Service
  • Towel service is provided to all members.  We ask that members limit themselves to one towel per person.
  • Dirty towel bins are provided in the locker rooms and Wellness Center.  Please leave towels in the bins so they can be laundered.
  • Due to the volume of towels needed, we cannot provide towels to swim team members during practices and meets.  Please bring one from home.  We appreciate your cooperation.
Getting Started

Signing up for a free wellness orientation within your first 30 days of membership is an easy first step.  A trained fitness professional will meet with you privately to assess your current fitness level, discuss your goals, answer any questions you may have, and recommend appropriate exercise programs for you.  We want you to get the most out of your YMCA membership and our staff is always available to help out and give advice.  Contact the Courtesy Counter for more details.

Food and Beverages

No food or drink is permitted in the facility except a water bottle.  Food and drinks must be kept in the lobby vending area.

Guest Pass Policy

Members may bring any number of guests to visit, but each guest is limited to only three paid visits each year.  NOTE:  The YMCA reserves the right to limit guest passes at peak times/seasons.

Rates:  Family/Couple - $15     Single - $7     Student - $3


Returned Check and NSF Policy

There is a $25 fee for any bank drafts of checks returned for insufficient funds.

Membership Cancellations

YMCA membership is based on a one year contract.  No refunds are given on membership dues-unless authorized by the CEO.  Memberships being paid by monthly draft may be put on hold for up to three months, one time per year with a "hold" fee.  At the end of the three month time period, the monthly bank draft will resume at the current membership rate.

Hold Fee:

Family - $15.00/month

Couple - $12.00/month

Single - $10.00/month

Student - $5.00/month

Transferring Memberships

Members will be allowed to transfer their memberships to the Wapakoneta from another YMCA without being charged the Joiner's Fee.  Wapakoneta Family YMCA members transferring to another YMCA will need to check with the new YMCA to determine what their policy is.  If you have questions, please contact the Courtesy Counter.

Snowbird Policy

Members who reside outside of the community for more than 3 months have the option to extend their hold contract 6 months with proof of residency outside the area.  Hold fees will apply.  See the Membership Director for details.

Membership Reciprocity
The Wapakoneta Family YMCA participates in Nationwide Reciprocity! Your membership is good at more than 2,500 locations around the United States. Ask for the Courtesy Counter for more information!

Insurance Discounts
We offer several insurance based discount programs!

Click below to check your eligibility:


Renew Active

Silver and Fit

Membership Cards

While we try to recognize each of our members on every visit, we sometimes may not remember everyone's name.  To help us track our member's usage of the facility, you must present your membership card with every visit.  Your card is non-transferable and remains the property of the Wapakoneta Family YMCA.  If you lose your card, you may purchase a replacement card for a nominal fee.

Nationwide Reciprocity

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
  • On a monthly basis, 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
  • Make sure the Y offers the services and amenities you plan to use
  • Bring a photo ID with you for your visit
  • You will be asked to sign a waiver when visiting another Y location    
  • If you have more questions, download this "Know Before You Go Opens a new window" resource
Contact the Y You Want to Visit

Ask if Nationwide Membership is honored! More than 2,600 Y locations participate! Click here to find a Y location!

YMCA Vacation Kits

Are you planning an upcoming vacation?  Don't forget to take us with you! Pick up a YMCA "Vacation Kit" to use while you're gone.  The kit includes exercise equipment that can be easily packed into your suitcase, instructions, and a special-gift to keep and one to give away.  Just remember to return the kit to us once you get back from vacation, but keep the gift for yourself.  See Janna Ross for details.


Your thoughts and suggestions are important to us and will be instrumental in helping us be successful.  Please complete a "We're Glad You Asked" form, and our answers to your questions/suggestions will be posted on the "We're Glad You Asked" Bulletin Board in a timely manner.  We appreciate your input!

Membership Revocation

While the Wapakoneta Family YMCA is a non-profit organization, it is still a private entity.  Membership is a privilege-not a right.  Any person behaving in a manner that is not consistent with our values and mission may have their membership revoked.  All matters will be handled through the CEO.

Not ready to join? Try our Access Membership!

An access membership allows you to purchase classes or programs ala carte. For just $25 (single) or $50 (family) for the year you can sign up and pay for just the programs you are interested in.  With the Access Membership, you are also welcome to walk the track ($2.00 per visit) or swim laps ($5.00 per visit)


For a copy of the Member Handbook, click here.