For more information about becoming a member, please stop by our YMCA at 1164 North Friberg in Fergus Falls. We are here to answer any questions you have and take you on a guided tour of our YMCA.
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.
Annually, or monthly via automatic payments:
We have a variety of membership rates.
If you pay for a membership on an Annual basis you will have an expiration date. Monthly Memberships that pay via automatic payments do not have an expiration date. There is no refund for cancellation on annual full pay memberships.
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. Young adults (19-22) with a current Student ID are also exempt.
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 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.
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member's responsibility to check their bank statement on a regular basis to make sure the YMCA membership rate being withdrawn is correct.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 responsibility if the YMCA is in error.
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). Cancelling 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 or by sending a letter to the YMCA.
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.
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
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
Our next class of I Can Prevent Diabetes begins September 16 at 5:30pm. Register with Member Services today! This class provides on-going education and support for individuals with pre-diabetes through the I Can Prevent Diabetes program. This program is grant-supported and free for members and potential members.
Our annual Halloween at the Y event will be held Friday, October 25 from 6-8pm. This event is FREE to everyone. A canned food donation for the food shelf is encouraged. Bring your friends and neighbors for a great evening at the YMCA! Play carnival games to win candy and sign up to win one of the door prizes. Come in Costume and have fun!