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 use of Fitlinxx exercise technology
  • Free Member Engagement
  • Free Wellness Center Orientations
  • Unlimited use of the facility during building hours
  • Free Child Watch
  • Use of other YMCAs in the state of Ohio (My Y is Every Y in Ohio); use of YMCAs throughout the USA (AWAY)

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

All guests must be accompanied by a YMCA member. 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 free 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.

Silver Sneakers

The Silver Sneakers Program is the nation's leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. Several Medicare supplemental insurance plans provide this benefit. For the adults covered under these plans, their Y membership is free. As a Silver Sneaker member, you are entitled to all the same facility access and benefits of any other Y member. For more information click here.

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.

AWAY Program/Ohio State-Wide Reciprocity

The Wapakoneta Family YMCA is part of the AWAY program (Always Welcome at YMCAs). If you are traveling out of town and would like to use your YMCA membership, check ymca.net for YMCA locations across the country, or ask the Courtesy Counter staff for assistance.

For more information on My Y is Every Y in Ohio and Ohio state-wide reciprocity please click here.

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 Kelly Duff 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.

Want to Try the Y?

Show this guest pass to the Courtesy Counter and you can try the Y for three consecutive days. You can use one three day pass each year. 


Three Day Guest Pass