Benefits of YMCA Membership

  • Free child care in our Child Watch while you are exercising
  • Unlimited participation in group exercise classes at no additional cost
  • Unlimited participation in our water group exercise classes
  • Free Wellness Center Orientations and program design
  • Free access to the Athletic trainer with no insurance required
  • Save up to 50% on programs including youth sports, swim lessons, day camps, and so much more
  • Unlimited access to every Y in New York State through the NYS Reciprocal membership agreement.
  • Connect with other Y members and build a network of support
  • Swim year round at both branches
  • The opportunity to bring a guest with you to experience the Y
  • Enjoy the Y when traveling with the AWAY program
  • Unlimited access to both facilities

Always welcome at the Y

Away Program

AWAY means Always Welcome At YMCAs.

When you join the YMCA of Broome County, you become part of a national movement of 18.1 million members in more than 2,400 YMCAs. Because each YMCA if autonomous, not-for-profit, and not a franchise, local YMCA policies vary on use of equipment, facilities, services and program by visiting members from out-of-town or from nearby YMCAs. If you plan to visit another YMCA, it is a good idea to call that YMCA about visiting member policies.

To find a YMCA nearest where you are visiting go to the YMCA locator at

YMCA members visiting the YMCA of Broome County are allowed 5 free visits a year.

New York State Reciprocal Membership Program

Now, you can use your Y membership at other YMCAs in New York State.

  • The New York State Reciprocal Membership Program includes use of the standard YMCA facilities, typically swimming pools, gymnasiums, racquetball courts and wellness centers.
  • Reciprocal Membership is available to all full facility YMCA members.
  • Your local YMCA is considered your “home” YMCA.
  • Visiting members must check-in at each YMCA with a valid membership card and present a photo ID.
  • Check with individual YMCA for policies, procedures, schedules and program fees.

Your valid membership I.D. card will give you facility access to the majority of NYS Y's. We recommend calling ahead to ensure your desired location is a particapating Y.


  • Discover how you can gain a greater sense of belonging, build stronger connections throughout our community, and grow in spirit, mind, and body by becoming a member of the Y.
  • Inspire your children to learn and grow in YMCA Child Care and YMCA Summer Day Camps.
  • Enroll your kids in swimming, youth sports, or other fun programs at the YMCA.
  • Discover how you can enhance your career through YMCA employment opportunities.
  • Give back to your community through the YMCA's many volunteer opportunities.
  • Help us fulfill our charitable mission to offer programs and services to all members of our community, regardless of their ability to pay by donating to the Annual Campaign.