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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.

Q: How much does a membership cost?
A: View our membership rates. Income-based financial assistance is available.

Q: What if I can’t afford a membership?
A: We can help! Income-based financial assistance is available. Learn more and calculate your rate today.

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 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 fee is $10 per person or $18 per family and includes full access to group exercise classes and facilities just like Y members. If you decide to join the Y within 30 days of your visit, your day 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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