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FAQ

Frequently-asked questions

Q: How do I become a member?
A: Join online or visit any YMCA location to join. When you join in person, you will need to complete a Membership Application and bring a check for the joiner fee and initial payment. Bring a voided check to set up monthly bankdraft.

Q: Do you offer different types of memberships?
A: Yes. YMCA offers individual, youth, family, and senior memberships. Visit our rates page for more information. Income-based financial assistance is available at any YMCA location (application).

Q: How much does a membership cost?
A: View our membership rates. Income-based financial assistance is available at any YMCA location (application).

Q: What if I can’t afford a membership?
A: We can help! Income-based financial assistance is available at any YMCA location (application). Please bring your most current 1040 to any location and speak with our Membership Director. Please note that additional documentation may be required. Learn more and calculate your rate today.

Q: Can the website process my financial assistance?
A: Unfortunately, no -but our membership team will be happy to process your income-based financial assistance at any of our locations. (application)

Q: Do you have joiner fees?
A: Yes. YMCA charges a one-time joiner fee. Visit our rates page for more information.

Q: How do I pay for a membership?
A: Payment is by monthly bankdraft. You may also pay for a full year in advance by check or credit card.

Q: Do I have to sign any long-term contracts?
A: No! YMCA membership is on a flexible monthly basis.

Q: How do I cancel my membership?
A: A 30-day written notice is required to cancel a membership. A cancellation form may be obtained at any Greater Wichita YMCA location. Cancellation requests by email or phone are not accepted.

Q: Can Y members bring a guest?
A: Yes! The Y offers two bring-a-friend weeks during the year where out-of-town guests accompanied by a Y member can visit the Y for no charge.

Q: Can non-members access the Y?
A: Yes! A day pass is $10 per person or $18 per family and includes full access to group exercise classes and facilities just like Y members - even waterparks! If you decide to join the Y within 30 days of your visit, your day pass fee is applied towards your joiner fee.

Q: How many locations does the Y have?
A: Greater Wichita YMCA has 6 full-service YMCAs in Wichita, one in El Dorado and one in Andover.

Q: Does it cost extra to access all the Y locations?
A: No! Access to all Greater Wichita YMCA facilities is included in membership.

Q: Does it cost extra to visit the Outdoor Family Waterparks?
A: No! Access to all 4 waterparks is included in membership.

Q: The Y is a nonprofit organization--what does that mean?
A: Learn the facts about 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in our Nonprofit FAQ.


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