In early 2018, our YMCA, along with YMCAs across the country will be implementing Nationwide Membership as an added benefit to your already great membership.
Nationwide Membership will enable you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and collects your membership dues). We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.
As part of this new offering, we wanted to inform you that upon your first visit at any participating YMCA, you will be asked to sign an electronic waiver. When you sign and file it once, you won’t be asked to sign it again as part of Nationwide Membership. The verbiage for that waiver is below:
“By participating in the YMCA Nationwide Membership Program, I agree to release the National Council of Young Men’s Christian Associations of the United States of America, and its independent and autonomous member associations in the United States and Puerto Rico, from claims of negligence for bodily injury or death in connection with the use of YMCA facilities, and from any liability for other claims, including loss of property, to the fullest extent of the law.”
Also, as part of Nationwide Membership, we will continue to conduct regular sex offender screenings in order to protect all of our members. A reminder of that policy is below.
“The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access.”
Thank you, as always, for your membership and we look forward to serving you with this new benefit soon!