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Effective October 1, 2015 – Your Y just got a whole lot bigger!  We want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Sometimes, it’s more convenient for members to utilize a Y in a different location when traveling, near a workplace or in another region.

Now, full facility/full privilege YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout our state, at no extra charge.  Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at the Y you’re visiting and enjoy free access.

Some restrictions and exclusions may apply.  Prior to visiting a Y we recommend members contact them for more information.

For a complete list of participating YMCAs across North Carolina visit here.  You can find more information and details about the program here .

Now get out, explore and stay connected to the Y!


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Financial Assistance

The YMCA is a membership organization open to all people. Through our annual Scholarship Campaign, the YMCA provides financial assistance for memberships and programs based on the needs of the applicant and the availability of funds. Individuals needing financial assistance may apply at the Member Services desk.
Download a Financial Assistance form

SilverSneakers and Silver and Fit

The YMCA is both a SilverSneaker and Silver and Fit location. Please visit your local YMCA to see if your insurance qualifies for this program.

Corporate Membership

Encourage Your Employees To Be Active

If you work for a company that is a Business Partner of the Gaston Family YMCA, you may qualify for benefits ranging from 50% off the joiners fee to significant discounts for programs and other benefits. To find out how your company can become a Business Partner, contact Susan Blanton at

Bringing a Guest

Members are encouraged to bring guests when they visit the Y.  Members will receive 3 guest passes per unit per year as part of the membership package. Members may purchase additional guest passes at $10 per guest. Guests who wish to use the facility and are not accompanied by a member will be charged  $15.00 per visit.  Guests must complete and sign the Guest Waiver form and show ID.  A responsible adult, parent or guardian must sign the Guest Waiver form for guests under 18.  Guests under 16 years of age must have a responsible adult present in the facility.

You are welcome at other YMCAs

Your membership card allows you to visit most other YMCAs anywhere in the country up to 3 times per month. Contact the YMCA you plan to visit for their AWAY policy.

Please visit the Gaston County Family YMCA, Central Branch, take a tour, and pick up a membership information guide for more detail and guidelines on membership.