Membership & Rates

The YMCA of Washington County offers Health and Fitness Programs, Free Classes, Child Care, Youth Sports and more.

Join the Y Today

More than just a gym, a pool, or a place for fitness; YMCA members experience a sense of belonging that can't be found anywhere else! Our locations give friends and neighbors across Washington County many ways to take care of their health through our growing programs and services. Here are just a few of the benefits of membership:

What You Can Expect As A Member

  • You will be warmly welcomed and treated respectfully at all times.
  • You will feel safe and well-cared for while in the Y.https://k3ymca.org/uploads/editor/images/Membership/ymca%20staff%20members%20standing%20close%20to%20young%20girls.jpg
  • The Y’s grounds, building and equipment will be clean and safe.
  • Y staff will personify the Y’s mission and “walk the talk”.
  • You will be the main priority of professional, well-trained and friendly staff.
  • Y staff will be visible and readily available to you.
  • Your opinions are welcome, and your inquiries will be addressed in a timely manner. Information regarding programs and services will be accurate and up to date.
  • You will belong to a cause-driven, well managed and progressive organization. 

Quality Programs

The YMCA of Washington County provides day, after school and weekend programming for youth ages 6 months - 15. We offer a host of programs that promote healthy spirit, mind and body through intellectual, social and recreational activities. Members receive special rates on day camp and other programs for children. All programs/services provided are non-refundable, non-transferable.

Swimming and Water Activities

Our facility has an indoor pool where water aerobics activities and recreational swim are offered. During the summer, our staff manage swimming pools in Washington and Kalona communities. Certified lifeguards staff our pool, and our swim lessons are taught by trained instructors.

Wellness and Fitness Classes

With your membership, you may choose from many exercise classes geared toward the beginner to the fitness enthusiast.  Our YMCAs offer spin, body fit, body sculpt, power pump, TBC, boot camp, senior fit and many other group exercise classes. All taught in a fun, welcoming environment.

Strength and Cardio Equipment

Our YMCAs have a variety of strength and cardio equipment for members.  Whether you prefer running on a treadmill, cycling beside a friend, reading while on an elliptical trainer, lifting free weights or using strength training equipment, you may do it at the Y.

Fitness Assessments and Personal Training

Our health and wellness staff, along with certified personal trainers, are available to help you design a fitness program that meets your individual needs.   


Our YMCAs are membership organizations open to all individuals.  The YMCAs welcome genders of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities and financial circumstances.  Programs’ embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the community we serve.

In addition to the aforementioned benefits, we also offer:

  • Free building orientation given by front desk staff.
  • Free fitness orientation – Appointment required for this service. A fitness counselor will introduce you to our Wellness Center and explain the proper use of the equipment.    
  • Free group fitness classes.
  • Free open swim for all members. 
  • Free open gym time. 
  • Free towel service in Wellness Center.
  • Reduced member rates for day camp and other children programs.
  • Priority program registration with membership and the ease of online registration. 
  • YMCA Character Values – not only do you get a good value, you get good values. 
  • AWAY (Always Welcome at YMCAs) privileges - Access to approximately 2,700 YMCAs nationwide.
  • No Contracts! 


Corporate Membership

Companies in the Washington County area have partnered with the YMCA in improving the health and overall quality of life for their employees. The YMCA works with companies in their communities to determine the needs of employees and their families. Together, we are strengthening our communities.

For more information regarding these partnerships, or to get your company involved, contact Amy Schulte at aschulte@washingtony.org.

Military Discount

Special Military Discounts are available for Active Duty Miliary & Retired Military members and their families. Learn more information.

Financial Assistance

Financial scholarships are available thanks to the generous support of those who give to our Annual Campaign. Learn more information on financial assistance.

Sexual Offender Background Check Policy

The mission of the YMCA of Washington County is to help build strong kids, families and communities. Important to this effort is our ability to provide a safe and threat-free environment. For this reason, the YMCA monitors the sexual offender registry. Persons on the list or who have been convicted of a crime against a minor will not be eligible for a YMCA membership, program participation, employment or volunteer opportunities at the YMCA of Washington County.

Locker Rental

Lockers are available for rent on a monthly or yearly basis.  Stop by the Front Desk or call for more information.

Washington Community Y Rates 2023
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Wellman Parkside YMCA Rates 2023
Kalona YMCA Rec Center Rates 2023

**Please note: When signing up online your first payment will be pro-rated, scheduled payments after your initial pro-rated payment will reflect the listed prices.

Membership Application

Aplicación de membresía


Membership Handbook

Membership Agreement

Cancellation Policy

Have a membership question? Please contact:
Zulma Lievanos, Membership Director 319-653-2141 or membership@washingtony.org