You Belong at the Y

When you join the Y you become part of a community committed to changing lives, supporting our neighbors and providing a safe, secure and welcoming place for all.  As we begin to emerge from self-isolation, we’re here to help you focus on what matters most: your health, your family and friends, and your community. We’ll give you the motivation and guidance you need to reclaim your health, reach your fitness goals and nurture your well-being.

Currently, we are offering a variety of outdoor and virtual group exercise classes, 1:1 personal training and nutritional counseling, adult lap swimming, child care and our Wellness Center is open by reservation. With the state’s approval and guidance from state and local authorities, we will continue to adapt programming to serve the needs of our community while keeping the health and safety of our members and staff the top priority.

For more information about our current offerings and safety procedures, please visit Reopening Our Y page.

If you have any questions about joining the Y or if you would like to schedule a tour, please contact Kristine Keating, Membership Engagement Director, at 908-889-8880 or

Review our membership categories and rates below and click Join the Y Today to complete an online membership application. Once your application has been processed, our Membership Engagement Director, Kristine Keating, will contact you to welcome you to the Y and provide further details about your membership.

Join the Y Today

Full Membership

Full members can participate in most classes and use the facility. Full membership includes member pricing for programs, child care and camps, along with earlier member registration dates.

Family: Two Adults within the same residence and children 25 years of age and younger. Our free Child Watch service is only offered with this membership type. Please note: due to COVID-19, Child Watch is currently not available.

Senior Couple: Two Adults (Both age 62 and over)

Senior Adult: Age 62 and over

Young Adult: Age 18 to 25

Teen: Age 13 to 17.

Youth Membership

Children 12 years of age and younger can become Youth Members to register during earlier member registration dates and pay member fees for programs and camp. Youth members only have access to the programs in which they are registered.

Program Membership

Youth 17 and under can become program members (or full members) to participate in classes. Program members only have access to the facility for the classes in which they are registered. Program membership is an annual membership and non-refundable.

Monthly Payment
Joiners Fee*
Family $105 $100
Adult $70 $75
Senior Couple $81 $50
Senior Adult $58 $50
Young Adult $49 $25
Teen $40 No Fee
Youth $33 No Fee
Program Member $140 Annually

Please note: The first month’s payment will be prorated based on the date you join.

* We are currently waiving the joiner’s fee for new members. 

Monthly Draft Date Change

Effective September 1, 2020 the monthly draft date for membership fees will be on the 1st of the month, instead of the 15th. Currently, members are billed the 15th of the month for that month and the funds are held in pending from the 1st to 15th. With this change, your monthly fee will be withdrawn on the 1st and will not be held in pending for two weeks. This change is necessary for our Y to accept online membership joins in an effort to reduce paper transactions as part of our COVID-19 reopening plan.

Below is a table showing the current draft process and the new draft process. If you have any questions regarding the draft date change, please email

Financial Assistance

The Fanwood- Scotch Plains YMCA offers finanical assistance for those who qualify. Our donor-supported financial assistance program ensures that no one is ever turned away from a Y membership or program due to financial hardship. Visit our Financial Assistance page to learn more and complete an online application.

Military Families

Deployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA  and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships to eligible military families and personnel to give them extra support during this difficult period. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country. Learn more here.

Join with a Friend

We believe in the importance of getting healthy and fit, and think doing so can be even better with a friend.

When two new members join at the same time, both will receive 20% off their first month of membership.

To participate in this program, complete this form and email to Kristine Keating at

*Restrictions Apply. Valid only for full facility members or two new members who join the same day. Please call the Welcome Center  at 908-889-8880 for full details.