Everybody belongs at the YMCA

YMCA members experience a sense of belonging, achievement, and friendship that’s hard to find anywhere else. Good habits become enjoyable routines and workout friends become family. The Y brings people closer together through programs for the whole family. When you join the Y, you’ll gain access to hundreds of programs all at a special member rate. Membership is open to the entire community—regardless of age, income, or fitness level. Whether you’re an adult, student, an active senior, or a family with or without kids, we have a membership type for you! Join one of our many locations and imagine the possibilities.

Membership Application

Download YMCA Membership Application      en espanol

Download our current membership rates

Read more about your membership benefits, code of conduct, and age guidelines in the member newsletter here.

Payment Information

There are no contracts at the YMCA! For your convenience, the YMCA offers an automatic monthly bank draft or credit card payment option. Stop by the member services desk to get started!

Cancellation Policy

In the event, it becomes necessary for you to cancel your membership, stop by the member service desk and complete a termination form. We ask for a 30-day written notice in advance of your regular draft date to cancel your membership. We will also accept an email request with your full membership name, date of birth and reason for termination to membership@ymcasumter.org 

Financial Assistance

Our Y promotes an ‘Open Doors’ program that offers financial assistance to those who could otherwise not afford our programs and services. We count on the generous support of our members and community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.  Simply pick up an Open Doors application in person or download and print from our website, complete as instructed and drop off at our front service desk for our review. We strive to serve all who apply and qualify.

Download YMCA Financial Assistance Application

Corporate Wellness Plans

Healthy living not only benefits an individual, but also the organization of which the person is employed. Our Y is committed to promoting healthy living by providing comprehensive wellness programs that assist local companies to improve the health and well being of their employees. Contact the Member Engagement Director, Jodi West, to learn more and ask how you or your company can get involved.

Corporate partners include: BD Diagnostics, Carolina Filters, Caterpillar Inc., Central Carolina Technical Collage, City of Sumter, Continental Tire, EMS-Chemie, Prisma Health, Sumter County Government and SYKES.

Age Guidelines

Download our age guidelines for YMCA programming and access to facilities.

Guest Policy

Download our Guest Policy.

All guests must be accompanied by a member and present a valid photo ID. Local guests are welcome to visit three times each year.

Warriors to Wellness

Military Membership

At the Sumter Family YMCA, we recognize that military families need a place to be healthy, find support and belong.

Warriors to Wellness is a program designed to support military personnel and their families; to help make life easier by offering reduced cost or free programs and services.

Discover the benefits of Warriors to Wellness.

Current Warriors to Wellness brochure

Deployed military membership rates available

Nationwide Membership

Nationwide Membership, an effort supported by hundreds of Ys, is a key piece of an overall strategy to elevate membership and deepen the impact of the Y cause. This practice aligns with the inclusive values of the Y and helps advance our cause of strengthening community. Before you travel, be sure to contact the Y in the town you will be visiting to see if your membership is accepted. Below are a few tools that will assist you along the way.

Nationwide Membership Brochure

Before you travel guide