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Policies & Procedures

Membership Policies

Monthly Rate/Fee

The monthly rate is an ongoing fee that is paid through an automatic withdrawal from a bank account or credit card. To stop withdrawals, please call or visit your home branch to fill out a cancellation form. A 30-day notice is required for cancellation.
Annual Membership dues are non-refundable.

Membership Types & Fees

Joiner’s Fee

A joiner’s fee is required for certain membership types. This fee must be paid in full at the time of enrollment.

Membership Types & Fees

Financial Assistance

The South Shore YMCA strives to serve the entire community. Financial Assistance is available to those who cannot afford fees. Assistance is awarded based on the need demonstrated by household income and/or extenuating circumstances and the funds available. Monies used to fund Financial Assistance are made possible through charitable donations to our annual campaign.

Financial Assistance

Membership Holds Cancellations

We understand that members may need to leave the Y at some point in life, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Visit for details and to submit your Cancellation or Hold request online.

Contact your branch Membership Services Team with questions on holds or cancellations:



Special Program Rates for Members

In order to receive member rates on SSYMCA programs, your membership must be current throughout the entire program session. If membership is terminated during the session, Non-Member rates will be charged for the remainder of the program.

Membership Types