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 Cancellations

A 30-day notice is required to cancel your membership.

Contact your branch Membership Services Team to request cancellation of your membership. Please include Name, address, phone, and DOB.


Cancellation is not effective until a signed Cancellation Form or email including required info has been received by the South Shore YMCA membership staff, and a cancellation confirmation has been returned to you.

You will have access to the YMCA for 30 days after the last draft on your account.

If your account is not in good standing, any balance will be due at the time of cancellation or your bank draft withdrawal will remain active until a zero balance has been reached.

Cancellation requests may be emailed, submitted in person, or mailed to your YMCA branch Membership Team:

  • Emilson YMCA, 75 Mill Street, Hanover, MA, 02339, Attn: Membership
    • Phone (781) 829-8585 | Email
  • Quincy YMCA, 79 Coddington Street, Quincy, MA 02169, Attn: Membership
    • Phone (617) 479-8500 | Email

Upon cancellation, a confirmation notice will be emailed to you by the YMCA within 2 weeks. If you do not receive a confirmation of cancellation by email, the YMCA has not received your cancellation and will continue to draft your account.

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