Membership Information

All About the Y

Amenties and Services

The YMCA offers something for everyone. Whatever your interests, we have one word for you: Welcome!  We are asking members to come prepared for your work out (bring your membership key card, water bottle, sweat towel and exercise mat if needed).

Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify. Find the financial assistance application here

Membership Privileges

As of July 1, 2020 your membership includes use of the fitness center, wellness studio and aquatic center (by reservation only), participation in indoor, outdoor and online fitness (by reservation only) and on-site water fitness classes (by reservation only), use of the basketball court during scheduled hours, use of restrooms, lockers and eligible for reduced program fees.

We are open for member use only, we are not honoring guest passes, day passes or nationwide memberships at this 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.

You can fill out the membership application and bring the completed form by the Ashland Family YMCA during our business hours.

All visitors and guests ages 18+ must provide a state or government issued ID.  The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests.  If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.

Payment Policy

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 at the front desk or by email to membership@ashlandymca.org 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.

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Military Outreach Program

The Ashland Family YMCA supports and honors our military members and their families by providing a warm supportive environment to spend quality time together.  For eligibility and available programs, stop by the front desk, or give us a call.

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

Please read about our website Terms and Conditions here.

Member Handbook and Privacy Policy

The Member Handbook contains useful information and policies relating to our YMCA.  You can review the Member Handbook here. The Ashland Family YMCA is very concerned about the privacy of its members, employees and volunteers and maintains personal information in confidence. As an expression of our commitment to protect personal information, we have created a detailed Privacy Policy. Please read the full policy here. 

Silver&Fit Benefits

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 for older adults of Medicare age and up. To learn more, contact your insurance agent or visit the Silver & Fit website.  Bring your insurance card to member services, and we'll check to see if you qualify. Please note that specially contracted memberships do not receive guest passes nor are eligible for NationWide membership.

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 ConnectAllCare CCO and AllCare Health Advantage.  Bring your insurance card to member services to see if you qualify for a subsidized membership. Please note that specially contracted memberships do not receive guest passes nor are eligible for NationWide membership.

Class Registration

Pre-registration is required for all fitness and aquatic classes. Applicable fees must be paid in full at the time of registration and there will be no refunds after the second class session. Some classes have limited enrollment - early registration is recommended.

Child Abuse Prevention Practices

Safety is a priority for our youth participants.  Please view our Child Abuse Prevention practices.

Y Scholarships

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 or find the financial assistance application here. 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!  Online volunteer applications available here.

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.

Facility Closures

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.

YMCA Staff Directory

Dan Crocker, CEO                                                 dan@ashlandymca.org

Laurie Schaaf, Associate Director    laurie@ashlandymca.org

Alex Hansen, Maintenance Supervisor   alex@ashlandymca.org

Broderick Lindeman, Member & Donor Relations   broderick@ashlandymca.org

Chad Brookman, Aquatics Director   chad@ashlandymca.org

Gina Galardi, Health & Wellness Director   gina@ashlandymca.org

Jami Hanna, Healthy Living Director   jami@ashlandymca.org

Jenny Gunter, Fitness Center Supervisor   jenny@ashlandymca.org

Joan Gerrard, Member and Business Services  joan@ashlandymca.org 

Kelsey Rittenhouse, Senior Program Director   kelsey@ashlandymca.org

Keysha Porter, Youth Program Coordinator keysha@ashlandymca.org

Kim Souza, Human Resources Director kim@ashlandymca.org

Lisa Molnar, Project Manager, YMCA Camp DeBoer   lisa@ashlandymca.org

Michele Mitzel, Community Relations Director michele@ashlandymca.org

Tammy Johnson, Gymnastics Director tammy@ashlandymca.org

Will Robinson, Operations Manager, YMCA Camp DeBoer will@ashlandymca.org

2020-2021 YMCA Board of Directors

Jason Stranberg, President             president@ashlandymca.org

Marie Lange, Vice President

Robby Harfst, Treasurer

Karen DeBoer, Co-Secretary

Jeannie Taylor, Co-Secretary

Margie Lininger, Member-at-Large

Barbara Saigo

Bryan & Stephanie DeBoer

Chris Hearn

Dave Dotterrer

David Wilkerson

Dwaine Dawson

Ed Battistella

Hector Meletich

Jed Meese

John Maurer

Pete Hawes

Ty Hisatomi

Thank You!

Thank you for supporting the Y as we support the community.

Thank you for your patience, grace and understanding as we continue to navigate these challenging times. The Ashland Family YMCA has reopened operations, Youth Programs, Fitness and the Aquatic Center with limited hours and modified schedules. We continue to offer live streaming classes, outdoor fitness and recorded fitness classes. We care about the safety and health of our members and staff and thank you for your continued support.