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Why join the Y?

  • Program and camp discounts
  • Priority program registration
  • Free Family Fun Nights
  • Rewarding volunteer opportunities
  • Guest passes for friends and family

Step 1. Membership types & rates

(ages 11-18)
+ $24 one-time joiner fee
Young Adult
(ages 19-26)
+ $29 one-time joiner fee
(ages 27+)
+ $46 one-time joiner fee
?One or two individuals in a relationship residing in the same household with or without children less than 19 years of age, unless a child is less than 23 years of age and enrolled as a full-time student.
+ $69 one-time joiner fee
?Two individuals in a relationship with dependent children less than 19 years of age, unless child is less than 23 years of age and enrolled as a full-time student, and/or dependent adults all residing in the same household. This is to include elderly parents living with their children, live-in nannies or au pairs and dependent adult children with a disability.
+ $80 one-time joiner fee



Member Referral Program reduced rate!

When a Y member refers a friend, and that friend joins online using a special referral code, the Y cause grows and both members share a 20% reduction in their monthly membership rate. Read more.

Looking for financial assistance?

The Y welcomes everyone and offers financial assistance to qualifying applicants. Visit or contact ELMHURST YMCA membership desk to discuss this option and enroll in person.


Other ways to join

Join by phone: 773.905.5115
Just call and join over the phone Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Join in person: visit ELMHURST YMCA.
Save time download and pre-fill the membership application.

Need to See More?

free guest pass request tour

Learn more and get started

Exercise your commitment to your health and have fun at the same time. At the Y, you'll find everything from energizing group exercise classes, to volunteer leadership opportunities, to passionate like-minded neighbors who enjoy making their community a better place especially for raising children. See for yourself.

The YMCA of Metro Chicago Association includes 19 YMCAs in the Chicagoland area. If you are looking for a YMCA that is not in our Association, you can also visit the YMCA of the USA to find a YMCA near you. Please note that membership offers of the YMCA of Metro Chicago are not transferable to YMCAs outside of the YMCA of Metro Chicago Association.

The YMCA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. For more information about the YMCA Inclusion process, contact us at