The Nationwide Membership Program enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your home YMCA. 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 mission to strengthen communities.

  • We ask that you please maintain a current membership at the Y you visit most frequently.
  • There is no fee to participate. This program is offered as a benefit for all active full-privilege
    Y members.
  • The member must present their YMCA membership card and a current photo ID when visiting
    another Y (so their identity can be verified).
  • Nationwide members must sign a one-time waiver to be eligible for the Nationwide
    Membership program.
  • Nationwide members are considered Non-Members of a visiting Y and may register for
    programs and classes following the same procedure and fee schedule as any other NonMember.
  • Nationwide members can utilize all areas of the facility that are available to and included in
    facility membership (unless otherwise restricted by the facility).
  • As Nationwide members are not full-privilege members of other Y’s they visit, they are not
    entitled to bring guests into those facilities.
  • Overuse/abuse of the Nationwide system is defined by utilizing a visiting Y more frequently
    than a member utilizes their home Y.
  • A Nationwide member may be asked to transfer their membership to the Y they visit most, or
    they may be refused access to the visiting Y.
  • Nationwide members must abide by each Y’s code of conduct at all times. A YMCA can deny
    access to a Nationwide member in violation of any policy and may notify the home Y, who
    can choose to take similar action.

Cambridge YMCA Restrictions

  • Usage is limited to 5 visits in the past 30 days. If visits exceed that number in the last 30 days, the Nationwide Member will need to purchase a Guest Pass for $15.
  • Towels are not included- Nationwide Members may rent towels on a $1 per towel basis.
  • Overnight lockers are not available to Nationwide Members.
  • Nationwide Membership users must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent (who must also a Y member).
  • Nationwide Members are NOT entitled to bring a guest into the Cambridge YMCA.
  • Classes are not included- Nationwide Members must pay $15 to take a class.

Things To Know Before You Go

As a Nationwide Member, you now have the added value of visiting Ys across the United States and Puerto Rico. There are a few guidelines to know and follow when you travel:

  • Visit before you travel to make sure the Y you intend to visit participates in Nationwide Membership. More than 2500 Y locations participate.
  • You must have an active membership to be eligible for Nationwide Membership.
  • On average, at least 50% of your visits must be to your Home YMCA (the local association that enrolled you and collects your membership dues).
  • 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 Membership 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.
  • We offer Nationwide Membership 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.

We look forward to your visit and hope you enjoy being part of more YMCA communities.