At the Y, we encourage our members to live their healthiest and to visit the YMCA as often as possible. Sometimes it’s more convenient to use a Y in another location when traveling, while at work, or just visiting another region. Now your YMCA membership includes YMCAS across Virginia and North Carolina!

As a valued YMCA member, you have the flexibility to visit and use other YMCAs throughout the State of Virginia at no extra charge. Simply present your YMCA membership card and photo ID at participating Virginia and North Carolina YMCAs and enjoy complimentary access.

Program Details:

  • The YMCA Reciprocal Membership Program is valid for YMCA members with association-wide memberships. Those with location-only memberships, or program-only participants, may qualify by upgrading to an association-wide membership at their hometown YMCA at any time
  • Visitors to other YMCAs must present a valid membership card and photo ID upon their first visit and complete a visiting member waiver or standard membership application form with liability waiver
  • Program discounts do not apply
  • Participating YMCAs reserve the right to restrict facility or program access
  • Other restrictions may also apply


Is there a fee associated with participating in the YMCA Reciprocal Membership Program?

No, all Rappahannock Area YMCA Association members may participate at no additional charge. The YMCA Reciprocal Membership Program is intended to be an added benefit and convenience for members when visiting other communities. We encourage you to join the YMCA closest to you.

How often can I use a YMCA in another location?

There is no limit to the number of visits by reciprocal members. However, YMCA members must use their home YMCA at least 50% of the time.

Are there any restrictions on what I can do at another YMCA facility outside of my association?

It is recommended that members check the website of each specific YMCA before visiting.

Are Child Watch and Youth Watch available with the YMCA Reciprocal Membership Program?

We are welcoming all members to Child Watch and Youth Watch; the child needs to be a member as well. Our members should check the website of other Ys, before visiting, to determine Child Watch and Youth Watch restrictions.

When visiting the Rappahannock Area YMCA:

A Rappahannock Area YMCA (association-wide) membership is required to receive member pricing on all fee-based programs and services. Visiting members are welcome to participate in group exercise classes (on land and in water where available) and use all facility amenities like swimming pools, splash parks, spas and saunas, racquetball courts, and gymnasiums, as well as Child Watch and Youth Watch while you workout.

Please contact these participating Virginia YMCAs for their specific reciprocal policy:

Download a list of all North Carolina YMCAs