Everyone Belongs at YMCA of Metro Chicago
Find The Membership That’s Right For You
With a growing and active membership of more than 120,000 people, and programs that assist an additional half-million area residents, the YMCA of Metro Chicago has a membership type for you and is committed to serving the spirit, mind, and body of everyone.
- Young Adult
- Senior Adult
- Senior Couple
- Parent & Child
- Military Membership
Now You Belong Wherever You Are!
Members of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago now have the flexibility to visit Y locations across the nation as part of their membership. To access this benefit, a member can simply present their badge and a photo ID at any of the participating nationwide membership locations. Call your chosen location in advance to check that they participate in the Nationwide Membership Program, or ask a staff member at your local YMCA to look it up. Learn more about Nationwide Membership through the Y-USA Information Guide.
YMCA Military Memberships
The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is partnering with the the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense to offer FREE YMCA memberships to qualified military members and families! Learn more about eligibility and how to get started through our Military Membership webpage.
Yes, we happily offer financial assistance to qualifying applicants. Visit your local YMCA center to discuss your financial assistance options and enroll in person.
Yes, members of other YMCA’s that are a part of the Nationwide Membership program may visit any YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago locations. Simply present your membership card and photo ID at the membership desk to gain access.