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The Jackson Area YMCA is a charitable, nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities. The Y is a unique organization of community membership joined together by a shared commitment to nurture and develop our youth, promote healthy living, and social responsibility. This Member Handbook will help guide you through the facilities, policies and programs the Jackson Area YMCA offers.


We hope it helps you enjoy your membership. But please, don’t stop with these pages. Talk to staff and volunteers to find out more information and more ways you can become involved with your YMCA. Thank you for choosing the Jackson Area YMCA, where our mission is to be a community cornerstone that puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We invite you to join our programs, volunteers, and the caring spirit of our organization as we make our community a healthier and happier place!



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The Jackson Area YMCA seeks to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in programs and services that assist them in living healthier and fuller lives. We invite you to participate in our Annual Campaign to give the gift that will make a difference in someone’s life. Your donation will have a meaningful impact right in your own neighborhood. Please stop at the Member Services of any of our locations for a pledge form or you can contribute directly online at

The Y’s Financial Assistance program ensures that membership and programs are available to everyone in our service area regardless of their financial situation. The program is supported by contributions to our Annual Campaign.

Amenities and Programs
-Cardio Room

-Free Weight Room

-Universal Weight Room

-Rock Climbing Wall

-Racquetball Court

-Pickleball Courts x3

-Basketball Courts x 2

-Volleyball Courts x 2

-Shower Room (one shower)

-Preschool-Tennis Courts

-Small Exercise Room-Walleyball Court

-Gaga Pit

- Adult Sports- Spin Classes- Bodyblast (Formerly Bootcamp)- Racquetball Club- Zumba Classes- Baton- Tae Kwondo- Silver Sneakers- Parent's Night Out- Senior Sports- Summer Day Camp- Hiking Club- 5k Races- Personal Training


Operating Hours
Mon–Thurs 7:30am – 9pm
7:30am – 7pm
8:00am – 5pm - Youth Sports
We are Closed Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and


Membership Categories and Definitions: All membership types include full access to the Jackson Area YMCA, member pricing on programming, a family environment, and unlimited group exercise classes.
•Family: Defined as two adults living in the same household, and their legal dependents (under 26). •Adult: Defined as one adult, age 24-59.•Senior: Defined as one adult, age 60 years of age and older.•Youth/Young Adult: Defined as one young adult, age 11-23.
Nationwide Membership Program As a Y member you are now entitled to YMCA use at any participating YMCA facility throughout the nation at no extra charge. Simply present your YMCA membership card and photo ID at any participating YMCA. Members must use their home branch at least 50% of the time in order to stay an active member at that location.
Class Reservations: Some Group Fitness classes require you to book. This can be done a week in advance on our mobile app.
24 Hour Program
The Jackson Area YMCA offers a 24 hour program for those who have a membership (at our Y) and
are 18 (Out of High School) and up. This is not a particular membership, it is a program. This gives
the members the opportunity to choose when they want to work out. See our Member Services to
find out more about the 24hr program.
MEMBERSHIP POLICIES Joining Fee All new members are required to pay a joining fee, which is nonrefundable. Joining fees are used toward the upkeep and maintenance of the Y building and equipment. Memberships lapsing more than 30 days are assessed the joining fee. Day Pass Fee Day passes are always welcome at the YMCA! The Jackson Area YMCA welcomes guests 13 years and older to use the facility. Day pass participants must provide valid ID and sign the day pass waiver (13-17 year olds must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian). There is a day pass fee of $7.****NO GUEST PASSES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE JACKSON AREA YMCA.Draft and Return Policy: We have two options available.
-Draft: Members can draft their membership fees monthly from a checking account, savings account, debit or credit card. Should your draft be returned to us for any reason, you are responsible for the draft payment and a $30 service charge in addition to any fees your bank may charge.-Annual Paid in Full Membership: Members can pay the full amount (12 months) at time of registration.
Membership Renewals and Joining from another YMCA If a member renews membership within 30 days after terminating, they may be readmitted as a continuing member, but past membership dues must be paid to keep the membership continuous. If more than 30 days have elapsed, membership will be subject to re-joining fees. The YMCA will waive the joining fee of members in good standing relocating from other YMCAs. Verification of membership in good standing from the previous YMCA will be required. Membership and its privileges shall not be transferred from one person to another. Please see Member Services if you wish to relocate your membership to another YMCA Association. Change of Information Any changes to your current membership information, address, bank information, adding or deleting members requires a 30-day notice. If you draft from a debit or credit card and receive a new card, please remember to visit Member Services to update your card information.
Termination of Membership The Jackson Area YMCA requires a 10-day written notice to cancel a current Y Membership. If less than 10 days, your membership will be drafted one more time, at which you will have access to the facility for the remainder of the month. Members have 30 days to rejoin without being charged the re-joining fee. Membership privileges may be suspended or terminated due to nonpayment after 60 days. The YMCA reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or revoke membership for any person based on misuse or misrepresentation, or violations of the Member Code of Conduct. A person whose membership has been suspended or revoked shall not be able to participate in any other YMCA program during the period of suspension or revocation. Membership Cancellation & Fee-Based Programming Membership has its privileges! To experience the benefits of member pricing, members must be active both when registering and participating in programming. Program participants who cancel their membership before or during the registered program will be charged non-member pricing. Membership on holdYour Y membership may be placed on hold for one (1) to three (3) months in a calendar year. All holds require fifteen (15) days advance written notice before your next draft date to process the months for which you wish the hold to be in effect. Upon expiration of the hold period, your membership and membership fees will be reinstated automatically. Membership Cards All YMCA members must present their membership card to use facilities and enjoy member privileges. If lost, a replacement card may be obtained for $2. There is an option for your barcode to be sent to your phone. Please inquire at the member services. Valuables Do not leave valuable in your car or in your locker unsecured. The Jackson Area YMCA is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen property.
MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT The Jackson Area YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. We promise to keep the Y as a family friendly environment. To promote safety and comfort, the YMCA asks all persons to act appropriately at all times when in our facilities, on our property or participating in our programs.
•Membership cards or valid ID must be presented at the Member Service Area each time you enter. Members without membership card or photo ID may be denied entry.•A Photo ID is required for all day pass users and guests.•Please refrain from the use of foul language, abusive actions or any other inappropriate behavior.•Physical contact with another person in an angry, inappropriate or threatening manner will not be tolerated.•Appropriate clothing is required at all times. Closed-toe athletic shoes, shirts, and shorts or athletic pants.•Theft or behavior, which results in the destruction of property, will not be tolerated.•Please use discretion and proper etiquette in the facility, as well as locker rooms at all times.•The YMCA is a drug, alcohol, weapons, and tobacco (including e-cigarettes) free zone.•Profanity, harassment, and sexually explicit conversations are not permitted. Please refrain from using expletives or objectionable language in all areas.•Using facilities to work with a “client” for a fee without being an employee of the YMCA is prohibited. No Personal training at all unless contracted through the Y.•For the safety of our members and guests as well as the animals, pets are not permitted on any Jackson Area YMCA property with the exception of certified service animals.•Anyone 10 years or under is required to have a parent or guardian present at all times.•The YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any persons who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse or is a registered sex offender. All employees, volunteers, and members are screen against the national sex offender registry. This list is not exclusive, and the Jackson Area YMCA reserves the right to deny or revoke membership to any persons, if in the YMCA’s sole discretion, such membership is detrimental to the health, safety, and enjoyment of its employees or members.
0-10 years: Child must be supervised by a parent/guardian while on the premises. 11 and older: Individual may be on the premises without parent/guardian supervision.*No child 10 or under should be left unattended in any area of the YMCA, including the parking lot.
Cardio Room:
10-12 years:Must be supervised by a parent/guardian13 and up may use the equipment without supervision
Weight Rooms Usage:
•Individuals 13 - 15 must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian.•Ages 16 and up may use the equipment without supervision.
GroupEx classes:
SPECIAL EVENTS There are special community events that are hosted by the Jackson Area YMCA. Proceeds from these fundraisers go to help support our annual campaign. Our annual campaign is the cornerstone of our charitable mission and your participation will make certain that we don’t turn anyone away for an inability to pay.
• Age requirement is up to the instructor doing the class.
General Age Guidelines:

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