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.

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

Greater Bergen County 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.

Membership Cards

Membership cards are issued upon joining the YMCA. Please present 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.

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 for the nearest Y you are planning to visit.

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."

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.

Membership Cancellations

The YMCA will not take responsibility to cancel your bank draft. A 30-day written notice is required prior to your next scheduled draft date (1st or 15th) to stop bank draft. It is the member’s responsibility to check monthly bank statements to ensure the cancellation has taken effect. No refund will be given for a bank draft that occurs during the 30-day cancellation period. Membership fees are not refundable.

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.


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.


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.

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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