Membership Categories

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The YMCA offers several membership categories to meet the needs of the communities we serve. For specific information on membership offerings at your local branch, please visit their page:

West Essex YMCA
Sussex County YMCA
South Mountain YMCA
East Orange YMCA
Wayne YMCA


When you and a friend join the Y at the same time, or referred by a member, you’ll BOTH be enrolled in our 20/20 Membership Program to save 20% on your membership each month as long as you both remain members.


YOUTH: Individuals aged 0 - 12 years old
TEEN: Individuals aged 13 - 17 years old
YOUNG ADULT: Individuals aged 18 - 22 years old
ADULT: Individuals aged 23 - 64 years old
SENIOR: Individuals or couples age 65 and up
FAMILY: Two adults living in the same household and children up to the age of 18 or 22 with the proof that they are full time college students
SENIOR COUPLE: Two seniors living in the same household


INDIVIDUAL: Youth / Adult
FAMILY: Two or more children in the family
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP PLANS: Corporate membership plans are available. For more information on Corporate Membership Plans please contact your local YMCA.
GOLD CARD MEMBERSHIP: This membership entitles the bearer to utilize the privileges of all of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges Branches. All program fees will be charged at the Facility Member rate.

Joiner Fee

Upon joining, new members pay a one time joiner fee in addition to the membership dues. You may rejoin within 30 days of expiration date without repaying this fee. Joiner fee is non-refundable. Members from another YMCA in good standing may request a waiver of joiner fee.

Free 7th Grade Membership

Students currently in 7th grade have the opportunity to take advantage of a FREE membership. Contact your local Y for more information.

Satisfaction Guarantee

The YMCA pledges to offer high-quality services to our members. If you are dissatisfied with any of our programs, the unused portion of your tuition or program fees will be refunded, or may be credited to the program or membership of your choice. 

Bank/Credit Card Draft

Your account is assessed a pre-approved amount, at the same time each month. A 30 days written notice is required by the YMCA for cancellation or any changes to the account or bank information. The Bank/Credit Card Draft option is only available at the Sussex County YMCA and Bank Draft at the West Essex YMCAs.

Full Payment

Cash, checks, and all major credit cards are accepted for payment of membership or programs.

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