Membership Policies & FAQ
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At the Hockomock Area YMCA member service is our top priority. We are committed to being a preferred, quality provider in all programs and services in our defined service area. If you have a comment, question or concern please request a Member Comment Card at any of our Member Service Desks or contact your branch Member Experience Director (listed to the right). We pledge to provide our members with an appropriate response in a timely manner. We are so proud of our staff and our programs that your satisfaction is guaranteed or a refund will be issued.
All new members are charged a joiner's fee. Funds from joiner's fees are deposited into the Capital Improvement Fund and used for facility maintenance. All existing members must renew within 30 days after membership expiration (see below for reinstatement fee information).
Because we appreciate our members' continued loyalty, members who are rejoining more than 30 days after, but less than one year from their lapsed membership date will pay only a reinstatement fee of $25 instead of paying the joiner's fee.
Persons wishing to try out the YMCA* may purchase a day pass at any Member Service Desk. A photo ID is required for all visitors, age 18 or above, at each visit. The fee for a day pass is $6 for persons of high school age or younger, $8 a day for senior citizens, $12 a day for persons between 18 and 62 years old, and $18 a day for a family. *For Day Pass category & restriction clarification, click here.
Photo IDs Required for New Members/Visitors
All visitors 18 years of age and older are required to show photo identification upon each visit. If a visitor cannot comply, he/she will be denied access to the facility. If joining as a new member, we also ask that each adult, age 18 or older, who will be on the membership, come in person and provide photo ID.
Full members have the benefit of a 2 hour daily period of time to utilize child watch. This feature is available for $5- to Program Members and Youth Members.
Parents must remain in the Y facility. Request a card from the Member Service Desk to present at child watch checkin. Children must be signed in and and parents/guardians must indicate where in the facility they will be. Only the adult signing in the child is authorized to do sign out. Hours are listed on the schedules page of this website, click here.
Members under 10 years old must be supervised by an adult when visiting the facility; child must be within an arm’s length of the adult. Adult members must be physically present in the pool with children eight years old and younger. A parent swim pass is available for parents of our youth members for a daily cost of $5-.
Youth Policy for Wellness Department
There is a policy in place to protect youth, ages 10-15, interested in working out in the Wellness Center and in traditionally adult-oriented Group Exercise Classes, click here.
We offer the opportunity to preview the Y by participating in a class(es) as a Program Member with no access to other Y ammenities. A Program Membership costs $30 annually (plus the cost of classes at the Program Member rate) . Class fees will be approximately 33% higher than the fees pertaining to full members. Program Members do not have access to online registration (must do so over the phone or at the desk) and must wait 7 days after full member registration begins each session.
Program Refund Policy
Full refunds are granted only for programs cancelled by the YMCA. No refunds are issued after the start of the second week of a program. Members who complete a refund request form at least seven days before the first session of a program in which they are registered will receive a refund for the program cost. Members who choose to cancel their class registration less than one week before the start or up to two weeks after should follow the same procedure; however they will receive a refund for only 50% of the class.
Insufficient Funds Policy
In the event that a member’s bank draft is returned to the YMCA for any reason, a $5 processing fee will be charged to the member. Also, in all instances in which a personal check is returned to the YMCA, a $20 processing fee will be charged.
Members are required to provide their own locks for daily use and to refrain from bringing cell phones into the locker rooms. Also, please be careful not to leave valuables unattended in the facilities.
Shirts and closed-toe shoes are required to be worn in our Health & Wellness areas and gymnasiums with the exception of the indoor and outdoor pool where we require appropriate bathing suit attire.
Inclement Weather Policy click here to read our policy.