NationWide Membership

NationWide Membership

Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home location is the facility that enrolled you as a member and that collects your membership dues).

We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are only accepting Nebraska NationWide members.


What You Need to Know

  • Valid for active, full facility YMCA members
  • On a monthly basis, nationwide member visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time
  • Program-only participants and special memberships are not eligible for Nationwide Membership
  • Make sure the Y offers the services and amenities you plan to use
  • Bring a photo ID with you for your visit
  • You will be asked to sign a waiver when visiting another Y location    
  • If you have more questions, download this “Know Before You Go Opens a new window” resource

NationWide members–snow birds, college students, and seasonal residents, and seasonal residents for example–may live in a region away from their home Y for an extended period of time. If they intend to live away from their home Y for more than 28 days, they need to transfer their membership and pay membership dues to the pariticapting Y they are visiting; this Y then becomes their home Y while they are in temporary residence. Ideally, these members will on hold or cancel it when they leave their home Y and, on their first visit to the Y in the new location, activate a new membership there.

After the 28 days pass since their first visit, the visited Y can then require them to join. Members in good standing who do not have outstanding balances are eligible to transfer their memberships. If a nationwide member transfers membership to the Kearney Y, we will waive the join fee.

College Students

If you are a college student, you will need to join the YMCA where your usage is 50% or greater. Nationwide Membership is based on individual usage not the family unit. Most Ys have a young adult or college membership option, or you can ask about the financial assistance program.

Talk with our Welcome Center staff at the Kearney Family YMCA to help make the transition as easy as possible.