Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

Membership Information

Your Membership Means More at the Y!

When you become a member at the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County, you’re setting yourself on a lifelong journey of healthy spirit, mind and body. You’re a part of an organization that provides everything from child care, health and fitness, family time, and so much more. Membership at the YMCA provides many benefits, but comes with responsibilities, too. We ask that you dive into our organization to get involved and be a role model of the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We ask that you volunteer or contribute to the Y’s Annual Support Campaign that provides membership assistance for those who can’t afford full fees. Become a member at the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County and be a part of something so much more.

The Y is for All!

We believe everyone deserves a Y, so the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County offers an Income-Based Membership Pricing structure. This program offers a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit the financial situation of each individual household in our community. We believe people should have access to the programs and services at the YMCA that nurture the spirit, mind, and body regardless of their personal financial circumstances. Financial assistance can be obtained for membership, as well as program fees. Applications are available on our website or at our Welcome Desk.

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Membership Types

Full Y Membership: Get full access to a family-friendly environment, two indoor heated pools, a whirlpool, cardio and weight rooms, indoor track and gymnasium, a racquetball courts, group cycling studio, group exercise classes, free new member orientation, and discounts on: specialty classes, swim lessons, youth programs, birthday parties, and child care.

Corporate Membership: The YMCA Corporate Membership allows local businesses to offer all of the healthy lifestyle benefits of a Y membership to their employees at a rate that is attractive. Want to start a personalized corporate membership plan for your business? Contact us today for a plan that works for you and your employees!

Military Outreach: Military families are encouraged to become a member of the Y, where you and your family can spend quality time together and enjoy fun. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y proudly offers memberships to eligible military families
and personnel. Restrictions apply, visit for details.

Military Discount: We honor Veterans’ service with a 10% discount off membership. Simply present your Retired Military ID, Veterans DD214 or Veterans ID Card from the Department of Veteran Affairs to receive discount.


Membership Categories

Youth: Anyone 17 years old or younger with an independent membership. The membership application must be signed by a guardian who is 18 years old or older.

Young Adult: A membership for adults age 18-25.

Adult: An individual who is between the ages of 26 and 64.

Adult Couple: Two adults who reside in the same home and are both between the ages of 26 and 64.

Family: A family is defined as up to two adults and children 18 and younger residing in the same home. If you have more than two adults in your household please contact us to find out how you can add an additional adult(s) to your membership.

Senior: A membership for those 65 years old and older.

Senior Couple: A membership for two adults residing in the same home, one at which is 65 years or older.

Single Parent: A membership for one adult residing in the same home with as many children residing in the home.

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Full Y Membership Rates

Membership Type Join Fee Current Monthly Rate
Youth* $22
Young Adult (18-25) $36 $27
Adult $70 $50
Adult Couple $83 $61
Family $90 $66
Senior (65+) $56 $41
Senior Couple (65+) $70 $52
Single Parent $80 $60

*The youth membership application must be signed by a guardian who is 18 years old or older.

Optional Services & Rentals  Monthly Rate
Fitness Plus (access to fitness plus locker room, bath towel service & one kit locker) must be 18+ $20 first person; $20 second person
Laundry Service $14
Tall Locker Rental $5
Extra Kit Locker Rental available in Fitness Plus $2

Day Pass Rates

Guests visiting the Y who want to purchase a day pass must present a valid photo ID.

Day Pass Type Daily Rate
Family $15
Adult $10
Youth* $5

*The youth day pass must be signed by a guardian who is 18 years old or older.

To download a copy of our membership application Membership Application 2023

YMCA General Age Requirements

The YMCA’s age requirements have been developed with safety and the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in mind.

Please Note: This is a general guideline. The YMCA reserves the right to make adjustments as needed and to determine what “responsible” behaviors are for supervisors of young children.

Ages 6 months to 10 years: Can attend Clubhouse or must be under direct supervision of a parent/guardian at all times.

Ages 10 to 12 years: Can be in the gym, racquetball court, walking track and the pool on their own. Can use the Wellness Center once they have completed the Youth Wellness Orientation but must be under direct supervision of an adult (18+).

Ages 13 years: Can be in the gym, racquetball court, walking track and the pool on their own. Can use the Wellness Center after completion of the Youth Wellness Orientation unsupervised. Ages 13 and below are not allowed in the free weight room.

Ages 14 & Up: Full access to the facility unsupervised including free weight room access (downstairs).

Locker room use for young children: All children 6 years old and under can access the locker room of the opposite sex when accompanied by an adult.

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