*Members who wish to join by member referral, Workplace Wellness, request financial assistance or any other promotion must join in a branch. 

Member Health: The applicant(s) represents that he/she is in physically sound condition and understands that participation in YMCA activities including but not limited to: group exercise, weight training, recreational sports, and use of pools, saunas, and fitness equipment carry a potential risk of injuries or illness. The applicant further understands that the YMCA of Dane County assumes no responsibility for any such injury or illness. Consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.

Member Conduct and Right to Use the Facility: The applicant(s) agrees to abide by all policies and procedures of the YMCA of Dane County and its branches; and understands that failure to act in accordance with these rules may result in expulsion from the YMCA and revocation of the membership. (Please see the program guide for complete Code of Conduct.)

Membership Terms and Conditions: All memberships and membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Membership cards are the property of the YMCA of Dane County and must be surrendered should membership be terminated.

Property Loss: The applicant(s) understands that the YMCA is not responsible for personal property lost, damaged or stolen while using Y facilities, including parking lots, or while participating in Y programs.

Photograph Permission: For adequate sufficient consideration the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the applicant(s) hereby gives permission for the YMCA to use, without limitation, photographs, film footage or tape recordings which may include the applicant’s image or voice for purposes of promoting or interpreting YMCA programs.

Insurance: The applicant(s) understands that the YMCA does not provide any accident or health insurance for its members or participants and further understands it is the applicant’s responsibility to provide such coverage.

Medical Treatment: The applicant(s) gives permission for YMCA staff or volunteers to provide. Also, the applicant(s) consents to medical treatment deemed immediately necessary or advisable by a physician.

Cell Phone Policy: In consideration of the privacy of our members and to ensure their safety, cell phone use at the YMCA is restricted to specified areas. Cell phones cannot be used in the locker room.

Release of Liability/Participation: I am an adult age 18 or older and wish to participate in YMCA activities. In addition, if applicable, I give permission for my dependents to participate in YMCA activities. I understand the risk associated with these activities and assume such risk. Therefore, in exchange for the YMCA allowing me, and if applicable, my spouse and my dependents to participate in YMCA activities, I understand and expressly acknowledge that I release the YMCA, its employees, its boards, members, volunteers or guests from all liability for any injury, illness, death, loss or damage connected in any way whatsoever to my/our participation in YMCA activities whether on or off the YMCA’s premises.

I agree to the above terms and conditions.

Bank Draft Date is on the First of Each Month: I authorize the YMCA of Dane County (hereafter known as YMCA) to charge my checking/savings or credit card account for monthly membership fees. I further authorize the financial institution to process these fees. Charges are continuous as long as membership is active. Should any membership draft not be honored by my bank for any reason, I realize that I am still responsible for that payment plus the service charge applied by the YMCA, in addition to any service fee my bank may charge. The YMCA Board of Directors may, at their discretion, and with four weeks written notice, adjust the monthly membership rate, thereby automatically updating the authorized amount. If I wish to terminate my membership, I must notify the YMCA by the 25th of the month prior to my next draft date as well as relinquish all membership cards.

First visit: Upon first visit to the YMCA, you will receive your membership card and be required to take a photo for your membership file. You will also need to sign a printed copy of the above agreement for your member file as well. You will also have an opportunity to schedule your FREE Wellness Consultation. Please bring a photo ID when you come in.

Upon choosing your membership type, you will see the term “join fee” and a dollar amount. The YMCA of Dane County no longer charges a “join fee” as a membership requirement. You are not locked into a contract and are only required to pay your monthly membership dues. After one year of membership your monthly fees will drop by $10 per month, which is referred to as our member loyalty rate. Please contact our Member Services Department with any questions.


I understand any changes to this account and/or terminations need to be submitted in person by the 25th of the month prior to the next draft date. I also understand that we do not have a join fee.