For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility

Nationwide Membership


At the Y, we are for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are dedicated to ensuring our facilities, programs and services are open and welcoming to all.

As part of this effort, we are proud to offer our members access to YMCA facilities across the United States that participate in Nationwide Membership. This way, our members can use the Y as often as they like, making it easier to achieve their health and wellness goals.

Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and collects your membership dues). We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.

We understand that sometimes it is more convenient for members to take advantage of a Y near their workplace or when they are traveling outside the area of their home Y. With Nationwide Membership, members have the flexibility to use participating Y facilities throughout the United States at no extra charge.


  • Nationwide Membership is valid for active, full facility YMCA members whose home Y participates without restriction or blackout periods
  • Nationwide member visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time
  • Program-only participants (including Silver Sneakers, Silver and Fit or other like programs) are not eligible for nationwide membership
  • Special memberships established by any Y for group homes, other agencies, etc., are not eligible
  • When visiting a Y, nationwide members will be required to show a valid YMCA membership card and photo ID as well as provide basic membership data such as name and email address
  • Members will need to sign a universal liability waiver and privacy policy
  • Ys should allow nationwide members access to services typically offered to full-facility members. Check with the Y for schedule and availability. Nationwide members visiting other Ys for a period greater than 28 days must transfer membership affiliation for continued use
  • All Ys reserve the right to restrict or revoke these privileges
  • Registered sex offenders are prohibited from participating


Simply visit the front desk at your home branch and let them know you’d like to sign the Nationwide Membership waiver. There are two ways to sign the waiver:

  • Electronically - The waiver can be emailed to you on the spot, where you can log in, sign it and be instantly added to the system.
  • Hardcopy - You can sign a paper version of the waiver and sign it. Our staff will upload it to the system at the end of the day, making you eligible the next day.


Visiting members are OUR members! We encourage full use of our YMCA facility including basic fitness classes. Our membership upgrade including the spa and sauna areas are separate from our basic YMCA membership, visitors are welcome to purchase a day pass to use these items. Member pricing for youth programs and registration for adult leagues is for Spencer Family YMCA members only.


The reciprocal membership program is valid for YMCA members only. There is no additional charge to participate in the reciprocal membership program; the program is an added benefit and convenience to members when visiting other communities. If you have any questions, please contact Member Services at 712-262-3782.

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