COVID-19: Reactivating Your Membership

It has been wonderful to see many of our members back at the YMCA, participating in a wide range of activities, staying physically active and healthy, and working together to maintain a safe space FOR ALL to enjoy!

We can’t wait to welcome you and others back in the coming days and weeks.   If you now wish to return and renew your membership, here is some important information to review.

Memberships ON HOLD – March 2020 – December 2020

You may recall that ALL memberships were initially placed on HOLD a year ago when the Y was required to close its doors as a result of the Governor’s executive order.  Subsequently we maintained memberships on HOLD through December 2020.  When the facility re-opened to members in September 2020, many members returned and reactivated their memberships, after signing a new MEMBERSHIP WAIVER.

Memberships TERMINATED since January 2021

Then in January 2021, all memberships that were still not active were TERMINATED in our system.  This was the case because the company that provides our registration system only offered us two options going forward in 2021:

  1. take memberships off HOLD and start drafting fees automatically, or
  2. terminate memberships and allow members to renew their draft on their preferred timetable.

We elected not to assume that members, regardless of their status, would wish to have their fees drafted automatically and we instead opted to allow members to return when they feel ready.



If you wish to return to the Y and you were an active member in March 2020, you will NOT be required to pay a Joiners’ Fee.

If reactivate with us online, you will see a dialogue box that explains how to waive the Joiners’ Fee.  If you reactivate either in person or by phone, one of our Membership Associates will be able to assist you.

If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact our Director of Membership and Healthy Living Bobby Dobra at or call at 609-497-9622 x.


We can’t wait to see you again at the YMCA!  Thank you for your continued support and membership.