Membership Policy | New Jersey

You belong. With a growing and active membership and with programs developed to assist area residents, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is committed to serving the spirit, mind and body of every member.

All Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges memberships have a 30 day satisfaction guarantee, which is a full refund of membership dues and join fee within the first 30 days of membership if you are dissatisfied.

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has a number of different membership options designed to meet the needs of you and your family.

Memberships Categories

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Age Based Memberships

If you or a family members are enrolled in an aged based membership you will receive 30 days’ notice prior to the time that you/they will age out of the membership type.  You will receive options for age appropriate memberships.

YOUTH: Individuals aged 0 - 12 years old
Free membership for middle school students
TEEN: Individuals aged 13 - 17 years old
YOUNG ADULT: Individuals aged 18 - 26 years old
ADULT: Individuals aged 27 - 64 years old
ADULT COUPLES (Wayne Y only): Couples 18 - 64 years old
SENIOR: Individuals aged 65+
SENIOR COUPLES: Couples both aged 65+
FAMILY: Two adults living in the same household and children age 26 and younger living at the same address
FAMILY PLUS OPTION: Add an additional adult age 27+ living in the same house

Age to access the facility

Members 11 and younger must be accompanied by a parent when entering the building and using the facility unless they are signed into a program.

Continuous Monthly Memberships

Continuous monthly memberships are perpetual memberships with no expiration date. 

Fixed Term Memberships

Fixed term memberships begin at an agreed upon date and extend for a fixed period of time.  A fixed term membership maybe weekly, monthly, seasonal or annual.  Annual fixed term memberships have a fixed begin and end date.  An annual fixed term membership will automatically renew for the same fixed term.  The YMCA will send a renewal invoice 30 days before the renewal date. 

Community Benefit Memberships

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges Community benefit memberships are designed to provide the member with short term limited access to the YMCA facility for a defined period of time with predetermined days and times for specific purposes and programs.

MyFit VIP Program

*Offered at WEY, SCY, WY

As a new member, you are automatically enrolled in our exclusive MyFit VIP program for the first 30 days of your membership. You will receive 3 sessions with a qualified wellness coach who will design a custom workout plan based on your goals. The perks of this VIP program are worth over $400, but as a VIP you get them at no cost. The perks include: 3 Sessions with a Wellness Coach, Unlimited Guest Passes, YMCA Swag Pack, 1 Free Personal Training Session, $100 Program Credit. Visit our Welcome Center or Wellness Team to sign up today.

Ways to Save

20/20 Membership Program

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. Understand that if you participate in the 20/20 membership plan that you will save 20% on my monthly membership dues (for select memberships) as long as both 20/20 members stay. If your friend cancels, you will have 30 days to refer a new member to the Y as your friend in order to continue to save 20%. If after 30 days you have not identified a new 20/20 partner your monthly membership rate will be charged at the full rate.

Active & Fit

Active & Fit is a benefit offered through some employer health plans that gives its members a no-cost membership at the YMCA. Check with your health insurance plan to see if this benefit is available.

Corporate Health & Wellness Partnerships

Take the first step toward a healthier workplace when you offer a YMCA corporate membership as part of your employee benefit package. Our members receive a number of benefits, including reduced membership rates and joining fees for employees. A YMCA membership provides access to a local Y facility and a range of wellness programs, including fitness classes.
Board of Education Employee Memberships: In recognition of our partnership, employees receive a Y Membership at 10% off the monthly dues. Present your HBOE identification when joining.

The Y For All - Financial Assistance Program

The Y is a leading 501 c(3) nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Through funds raised from the Annual Campaign and special events, we are able to provide financial assistance to qualifying individuals and families so that everyone has a chance to learn, grow and thrive at the Y.

Financial Assistance must be reviewed annually for membership and programs. In the case that you receive a scholarship through the Y For All financial assistance program and you have been alerted that your financial assistance will be expiring but have failed to provide renewal documentation, no refund will be given for the fees paid at the higher rate.

Financial Assistance Information

HorizonbFit

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the YMCA is making regular exercise even more beneficial for you with HorizonbFit, the program that rewards you when you stay on track to achieve your fitness goals. Visit horizonbfit.com to verify eligibility.

Horizon Family Gateway

The YMCA offers Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey members a FREE, one-month membership. The Gateway Family Membership is designed to provide families who are new to the YMCA access to a full array of services and many health and wellness programs. To register, bring your Horizon Blue Cross ID card to your Y's Welcome Center.

Military Memberships

We will waive the joiner’s fee for all veterans, active duty and reserve duty military persons with proof (DD214 Form).

The Metro YMCA of the Oranges participates in the DoD Military Outreach Initiative. We will activate the membership once paperwork has been submitted to the YMCA before we receive confirmation from ASYMCA. If the member is not eligible we will not charge for previous months.

Please visit the Armed Services YMCA website. Review the eligible categories. If qualified please download the Program Instructions and Requirements, membership application and Independent Duty Station – Command Form (this last form is not required for all.)

We will offer all Active Duty and Reserve Duty not eligible for DoD Military Outreach a 50% savings on their membership and the Y For all program with proof of service.

Other Promotional Membership Rates

I understand that if I participate in a promotional membership plan that I may save on my monthly membership dues.  When the promotional offer ends or the agreement with a third party that is part of the promotion changes, I will be given 30 days’ notice of any change.   Should the change be unacceptable to me, I can terminate the membership agreement with 14 days’ notice.  I understand that notice is required prior to your next scheduled draft date to stop membership charges. Should I decide to terminate my membership, I agree to notify the YMCA in writing giving 14 days’ notice.  After receipt of written notification and fulfilment of the required 14 day notice, the YMCA will end the pre-authorized charges to my credit/debit card or my checking account.  My membership participation will be active through the last day that has been paid for. 

Renew Active™ by UnitedHealthCare®

For participants of select Medicare Advantage Plans through UnitedHealthcare. Stay active and enjoy the benefits of a facility YMCA membership. To check eligibility, call your UnitedHealthcare plan’s Customer Service toll-free number on the back of your member ID card, or visit uhcrenewactive.com.

Membership Information

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. Monthly membership payments and joiner fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Members from another YMCA in good standing may request a waiver of joiner fee.

Cancellation of Membership

Should I decide to terminate my membership, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges requires written notice 14 days in advance of the next billing date to cancel a membership.  Membership cancellation paperwork must be submitted in person or via email.  After receipt of written notification and fulfilment of the required 14 day notice, the YMCA will end the pre-authorized charges to my credit/debit card or my checking account.  No refund will be given for a bank draft that occurs during the 14 day cancellation period. Membership fees are not refundable. My membership participation will be active through the last day that has been paid for. 

In the case that you receive a membership scholarship through our Y For All financial assistance program and you have been notified that your financial assistance will be expiring, but have failed to provide renewal documentation, no refund will be given.

Changes to Membership

Contact your local branch to make changes.

Membership Holds

14 day written notice to hold a membership is required.
A member can request a hold up to 3 months on their account for any reason.
A member can request a hold up to 6 months on their account for medical reasons with a Doctor note.
Membership charges will automatically resume after the hold period.

AWAY Program*

The AWAY (Always Welcome at Ys) Program allows members access to more than 2,300 Ys across the united States and in 130 countries and territories around the world. Visiting members are welcome by showing their Y AWAY membership card and are permitted 12 visits for free. Some local restrictions apply. Please call ahead prior to your first visit. Check out www.ymca.net for the nearest Y you are planning to visit. *Currently suspended due to Covid-19.

My Y is every Y Reciprocal Membership*

Members of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges can now visit 31 New Jersey YMCAs at no additional cost. Part of a new partnership that brings together YMCAs in New Jersey under a unified reciprocity plan, 31 participating Ys with 49 branches have instituted the cooperative program called "My Y is Every Y."
*Currently suspended due to Covid-19.

Nationwide Membership

Metro YMCA of the Oranges participate in nationwide membership. Members must visit their home branch 50% of the time or will be asked to change their home branch.

Visiting nationwide members will have the same facility access privileges as Metro Members. Guests under the age of 18 must be signed in and accompanied by adult while using the facility – Beings April 30th

Nationwide members who want to participate in fee based programs will pay the community member rate.

When members visit from non nationwide participating YMCA they will get one free guest pass annually following all guest pass procedures. After that then pay full guest pass price.

Guest Passes

Members will be given 2 guest passes per adult per year.
Guests can use 2 complementary guest passes per year. Special promotions don’t count.
Guests under the age of 18 must be signed in and accompanied by an adult while using the facility – Beings April 30th
Guests can purchase unlimited guest passes in a year

Membership Swipe Cards

Membership swipe cards are issued upon joining the YMCA. Please swipe your membership card each time you enter the facility and when registering for programs for quicker service. Members without their membership card, spectators or guests must check in at the Welcome Center. Lost card will be replaced for a $5 fee.

Membership Policies

Make-Up Policy

Make-up classes will be scheduled only in the event that the YMCA cancels the class. Programs missed for personal reasons cannot be made up. If a class is missed due to serious illness or injury, a credit or refund may be issued if a doctor’s written confirmation of illness or injury accompanies the request.

Refunds

If you are incorrectly charged due to the YMCA’s failure to cancel or put the membership on hold, a full refund will be given as long as the refund is accompanied by proper documentation (ie hold form, cancellation form, email, etc). 

Membership Declines

If the authorized charge to my account is declined, I will be notified to correct my account information immediately.  A re-processing fee of $25.00 may be charged to all declined drafts.  Failure to respond to notification will result in a financial hold on my membership participation.  I understand that I will be liable for any and all monthly draft payments and administrative fees to reinstate my membership. The YMCA reserves the right to terminate this agreement should the authorized charge to my credit/debit card or my checking account be declined after 2 consecutive attempts. 

Rate increase

I understand that the monthly membership rate may periodically increase and I will be advised 30 days prior to the increase.  Should the rate change be unacceptable to me, I can terminate the membership agreement with 14 days’ notice.  I understand that notice is required prior to your next scheduled draft date to stop membership charges. Should I decide to terminate my membership, I agree to notify the YMCA in writing giving 14 days’ notice.  After receipt of written notification and fulfilment of the required 14 day notice, the YMCA will end the pre-authorized charges to my credit/debit card or my checking account.  My membership participation will be active through the last day that has been paid for. 

Valuables

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is not responsible for lost or stolen articles in any of its facilities.

Code of Conduct

Member and Participant Protection Policy
We take very seriously the safety and well-being of our members and participants and, to that end, have established policies and procedures that protect people utilizing our programs and facilities. The YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person. This includes but is not limited to, any person known to have been accused or convicted of any crime involving child abuse, sexual abuse or is a registered sex offender. By signing the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges membership form you certify that neither you nor anyone on your membership has been accused or convicted of a criminal offense listed above.

All members and participants must recognize that the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is dedicated to the welfare of all. In order to maintain a consistent and cooperative environment, the Management of the YMCA requests that all members and participants using its facilities refrain from the use of foul language, abusive actions or inappropriate behavior and recognize that good sportsmanship, fair play and a cooperative attitude govern behavior at all times. Rules for participation in a program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. It is understood that everyone will be treated as individuals and respect shown for reasonable differences in tastes, preferences, abilities, and range of behavior patterns. Respect others as well as the buildings, equipment and the natural environment. Refrain from smoking, possessing alcoholic beverages, firearms or other weapons and any illegal substances.

The YMCA reserves the right to dismiss someone from the organization whose conduct is not in the best interest of the YMCA, without refund. Failure to observe this code may result in the termination of privileges. The loaning of your membership card will result in termination of membership privileges.

Insurance

Certain activities at the YMCA have risks which are inherent to the activity. When partaking in these activities, members and participants assume responsibility for these risks. If you have any questions regarding these risks, please contact the appropriate Department Director.

Camp Participation Agreement

I agree that certain activities of the YMCA have risk which are inherent to the activity. Since most members and participants have health and accident insurance, the cost of additional insurance has not been included in membership or program fees. I agree to indemnify and save harmless the YMCA from any claims or demands arising out of any such injuries or losses. I further agree to give my permission to the use of any photographs (for marketing purposes, on any branch website, in a promotional video) taken of my child, family member or myself during any YMCA activities. This permission is granted to the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges.  I agree to place him/her in care of the camp, subject to all its rules and regulations. As required by New Jersey State Law, I give permission for my child to handle and fire a rifle and/or bow and arrow, and to participate in out-of-camp trips.

Emergency Closings

If the YMCA must close, delay opening or close early, an announcement will be made on each of our branch websites, Facebook page and send an email.


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