We love seeing our friends each day at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA, and we miss those who have not yet returned. Individuals with a membership on hold at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA are invited to try the Y for 5 days and learn about the changes we’ve made to keep our community safe, while still offering the Y activities our members love.

We’re adding new offerings all the time. Come check it out!

Here are the details:

  • If your membership is on hold, we’re inviting you to come try the Y to make sure you are comfortable with our new health and safety procedures before you take your membership off hold.
  • The first step is to schedule a tour here or by calling 908-889-8880. We would like to show you the changes we’ve made during a brief tour and ask that you sign our updated Waiver and Code of Conduct before issuing your 5-day pass to try the Y. At the end of the tour, we will schedule your Try the Y days.
  • The free pass is good for 5 consecutive days, but we will work with you if a program you wish to take falls outside those days.
  • The pass is good for programs included with membership, such as access to our Wellness Center, group exercise classes, lap swim lanes, open basketball, Badminton and Pickleball. All of these activities are now by reservation only and our staff will work with you to coordinate your visits.
  • We also will put you in contact with the director of the programs you are trying so they can answer any questions you may have about returning to the Y. They also can help you coordinate your visits.
  • After your visit, if you are ready, we are happy to take your membership off hold.
  • If you have any additional questions about our Try the Y opportunity, please contact us at or call the Welcome Center at 908-889-8880.


At our Y, you may find that some things have changed, but some have also remained the same. We’re still a place where friendships are made, confidence is built, kindness radiates and everyone is welcome. We can’t wait to welcome you back!

Here’s some of what you’ll find upon your return to the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA:

We are extremely focused on the health and safety of everyone who walks through our doors. Masks must be worn at all times within the Y building, we have one-way hallways for social distancing and we’ve updated our cleaning procedures. You can read more about how we’re making your safety, our priority here.

As mentioned above, all programs are now by reservation only and are only open to active members of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. We recently started using a new online reservation system for programs included with membership that is quick and easy to use. We’re happy to tell you more about making reservations during the tour or you can learn more here.
We continue to offer new programs all the time! Included with membership is: group exercise classes (outdoor, inside and virtual), lap swim and water walking lanes, Wellness Center usage, Small Group Teen Wellness and select sports like Open Basketball, Pickleball and Badminton. Active members also have access to fee-based programs like personal training, swim lessons, Teen Volleyball and Teen Strength & Conditioning. You can read the latest updates here.