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All About the Y
Amenities and Services
The YMCA offers something for everyone. Whatever your interests, we have one word for you: Welcome!
Your membership includes use of the fitness center, wellness studio and aquatic center, participation in fitness and water fitness classes, use of the basketball, pickleball and volleyball courts during scheduled hours, use of sauna, shower and locker rooms and reduced program fees.
Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the United States through membership at your "home" YMCA (special memberships are not eligible for Nationwide Membership). To be eligible, you must use your "home" YMCA at least 50% of the time.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult or enrolled in a supervised YMCA program. Non-swimming children must be accompanied by an adult member while in the pool.
Membership fees are paid monthly via bank electronic funds transfer (90-day minimum agreement) or paid in full annually. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Membership cancellation requires written notice and will take effect the month following notification.
The joining fee is a one-time fee as long as the membership remains current. Joining fees are non-refundable & non-transferable.
Accident Insurance Coverage
The YMCA does not carry accident insurance on members or participants. All expenses incurred in the treatment of injuries are the responsibility of the member/participant.
Website Terms and Conditions
The Ashland YMCA is happy to offer the benefits of Silver&Fit, a fitness and healthy aging program designed to help you achieve better health through regular exercise. Silver&Fit is offered through many insurance plans and covers membership fees in full for older adults of Medicare age and up. To learn more, contact your insurance agent or click here for more information. Bring your insurance card to member services, and we'll check to see if you qualify.
Insurance Subsidized Memberships
You may be eligible for free or reduced membership using your insurance company benefits. We contract with several organizations to bill for monthly membership dues. Jackson Care Connect, AllCare CCO, AllCare Advantage, AllCare Advantage Preferred Rx, MODA PEBB, AARP Medicare through United Healthcare. Bring your insurance card to member services to see if you qualify for a subsidized membership.
Pre-registration is required for all classes with a special starting date. Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. There will be no refunds after the second class session. Some classes have limited enrollment - early registration is recommended.
We count on the generosity of our members and donors to support the Y's scholarship program, which focuses on children and teens and provides financial assistance, on a sliding scale fee, to those in times of hardship. Gifts to the scholarship fund make a huge difference in the lives of kids in our community. Every dollar donated goes directly to scholarships that send less fortunate kids to camp, teach them water safety and the joy of swimming, and allow them to learn and grow in the Y's after-school programs, sports leagues, and gymnastics classes while building self-esteem and developing the core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
We accept donations online, by check, or using Visa and MasterCard. We are also happy to take donation payments in quarterly or monthly installments.
If you feel that you qualify for assistance this year, contact the Y. Assistance may also depend on the availability of funds.
We Welcome Volunteers!
Our volunteers work in programs, lead classes, act as greeters and help raise funds to support our work. Pick up an application at the front desk and join us!
Termination for Cause
Members are subject to termination for cause, including verbal, physical or sexual harassment of any YMCA member, guest or employee; illegal or unsafe acts; or violation of YMCA membership policies. We reserve the right to refuse service to a member or guest.
The Y will be closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Additional closure dates may be necessary for building maintenance or repairs. Your low monthly membership fee takes these closures into account.