You can JOIN anywhere, you BELONG at the Y!

When you join the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You’re supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community. At the Y, children discover what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging.

For more information about becoming a member, please stop by our YMCA at 1164 North Friberg in Fergus Falls or call us at 218-739-4489. We are here to answer any questions you have and take you on a guided tour of our YMCA.

Join online HERE or stop in and complete the required forms:

Please plan on paying an enrollment fee (if applicable) and a pro-rate the day you sign up. We will be unable to process your membership without proper payment and/or the required documentation.

How can I pay for my membership?

Annually, or monthly via automatic payments:

  • Cash (Short term or Annual only)
  • Check/EFT
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover.

How much does a membership cost?

We have a variety of Membership Rates depending on your family type and age. If you have questions about the right membership type for you, please do not hesitate to reach out! 

Is there a contract?

If you pay upfront for an annual membership or a short-term membership(3 month/6 month) you will have an expiration date. Monthly Memberships that pay via automatic payments do not have an expiration date and will renew each month. There is no refund for cancellation on annual full-pay/short-term memberships.

Is there an enrollment fee?

Yes. For all new memberships and memberships that have lapsed for 30 or more days, there is a $50.00 enrollment fee. This is a one-time fee that is used to help us maintain and improve our facilities. Youth and teen memberships are exempt from the enrollment fee as are memberships that qualify for the insurance reimbursements. You must have proof of insurance eligibility at the time of membership enrollment to receive the waived enrollment fee. College students with proof of current Student ID/class schedule are also exempt. Individuals with military/veteran status are also eligible to have the enrollment fee waived.

If I pay monthly, do I have to make automatic payments?

We do require that monthly memberships take part in our automatic bank draft plan. You can use a checking or savings account or a credit card. At the time of purchase, you will be required to pay a prorated amount that covers you until the end of the month. Subsequent payments are automatically deducted from your bank account/billing account beginning the 15th of the following month and pay for a calendar month (Example: Sept 15th payment would cover Sept 1-30). The bank draft automatically renews each month until you cancel in writing per the cancellation policy.

What happens if my monthly payment is returned by the bank?

If for any reason a membership bank draft is not honored by your bank, you will still be responsible for that payment, plus the posted service fee (currently $30.00). This is in addition to any service fee your bank may apply. It is the member's responsibility to check their bank statement regularly to make sure the YMCA membership rate being withdrawn is correct. The Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA will accept a maximum of three (3) months of responsibility if the YMCA is in error.

What if I want to cancel my monthly payments?

Choosing to cancel a membership must be done in writing by the 20th of the month (example: cancel 9/20 and the membership ends 9/30). The membership will draft on the 15th of that month and will discontinue on the last day of that month. Canceling AFTER the 20th of the month will result in one more draft the following month and the membership ending at the end of the following month. Cancellation may be made by coming into the YMCA and signing a cancellation form, by sending a letter to the YMCA, or by emailing

Do I have to pre-pay for classes or programs?

Most classes are included with your Y membership and, therefore, do not have a cost. However, programs such as our after-school program, swimming lessons, and sports leagues do require a pre-payment.

What can I do if I can't afford a Y membership?

The Y's policy is to never turn someone away for the inability to pay. See our financial assistance page for more information. Financial Assistance

Are there any age restrictions?

We want our Y to be a fun and safe place for members and guests. We do have policies in place to maintain that atmosphere. Please see our Facility Age Policy


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