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Income-based Membership and Programs

At the Y, strengthening our community is our cause. Every day, we work with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our mission is to serve all people who want to participate at the Y. Our Open Doors program makes scholarships available so you can participate; applying is completely confidential and based on household income.

Your Open Doors Membership

Open Doors provides a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit each individual’s financial situation giving everyone access to a YMCA membership and programs like summer camp, sports, before & after school care, swim lessons, teen leadership, and more. We have a separate application for income-based childcare.

Open Doors Application
Income Based Child Care Application
Fitness Centers

Your membership gives you access to all four Rappahannock Area YMCA branches.

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Group Exercise

We offer a variety of group exercise classes for all interests and skills levels included in your membership.

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Programs Participation

Want to enroll your child in swim lessons, sports, or other programs? Your sliding scale amount applies to most programs up to 50% off.

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As a leading provider of childcare, the Y is working to ensure that childcare is affordable for the families who need it.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please allow 7-10 business days for application processing.

The application will guide you through the information you will need to provide. We reserve the right to request additional information as necessary.

Updated documentation and a new application is required for all Open Doors participants annually.  If an updated application and documentation is not received, the monthly membership rate increases by 10%.

Open Doors is applicable to Membership, Programs, and Child Care. However, the maximum discount allowable for Programs and Child Care is 50%.

Yes! Your YMCA membership provides access to all branches within the Rapphannock Area YMCA Association as well as Nationwide Membership.

The Membership Team at your local YMCA branch can assist you with general questions regarding Open Doors.

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Open Doors Contact Information

Childcare Programs

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