How to Join

Visit any of our YMCA locations to join. We also offer facility tours and helpful information about all the amenities and services the Y has to offer.

We know firsthand how difficult it can be to find a balance in life. That’s why we’re here with you every day, making sure that you, your family and your community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but in your community too.

Find out more: Stop in at a branch near you and experience how we empower our members to be healthier and connected.

One Month Free

If you are currently a Y member under the annual pay program, we’ll give you one free month to switch to our easy and convenient monthly draft.

New Member Referral

If you are a current Upper Palmetto YMCA member, you can receive one month of your YMCA membership free! For every new member referral you get to join, we’ll give you one month!

Using a referral card makes it easy for you to introduce a friend to the YMCA. Referral cards are also available at any branch. Pick one up or print out the card below and start to invite your friends today. Download the New Member Referral Card.

Membership Types

At the Upper Palmetto YMCA, we offer two convenient membership options. The Association Membership rate is for the Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Gold Hill, Carolina Crossing, Lake Wylie and Aquatic Center branches and as a bonus includes the use of all ten Upper Palmetto YMCA branches. The Localized Membership is for members interested in using the Chester, Clover and York YMCA Branches only (Carolina Crossing & Lake Wylie not included). Financial assistance for Y membership and Y Childcare is available through our Financial Assistance Program. For more information or to apply for financial assistance, please contact Member Services at your branch.
Rock Hill & Fort Mill Rate
Rock Hill & Fort Mill, Gold Hill,
Carolina Crossing, Lake Wylie
and Aquatics Center Branches
(Includes the use of all ten
Upper Palmetto YMCA Branches)
Clover, Chester and York YMCA Branches
(Carolina Crossing & Lake Wylie not included)
Membership Type
Joining Fee
Monthly Draft
Joining fee
Monthly Draft
Youth (14 & Younger) $25
Young Adult (Ages 15-24) $25
Adult (Ages 25-61) $25
2 Adults $25
1 Adult + Dependents $25
2 Adults + Dependents $25
3 Adults + Dependents $25
4 Adults + Dependents $25
5 Adults + Dependents $25
Senior Adult (62 & Older) $25
2 Senior Adults $25

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pdf Download the New Membership Form.
pdf Download the Credit Card/Draft Form.
pdf Download the Medical Questionnaire and Risk Assumption Form.
All of the above forms must be submitted in person to the UPYMCA Branch.
pdf Download the Guest Policy

Membership Guidelines

» The Adult + Dependents categories are designed to accommodate all those who wish to add additional adults or dependents to their membership.
» To qualify for the Adult + Dependents categories, members must reside at the same address and pay monthly dues from one bank account. To learn more about the Adult + Dependents category, please inquire at your local branch.
» For Senior Memberships, the age of the individual completing the first page of the application is responsible for the payment and determines the membership category.

Age Policies

» Y Members 19 years and older have unlimited use of YMCA facilities.
» Y Members 15 to 18 years may use all YMCA facilities except the adult locker rooms.
» Y Members 10 to 14 years may use the YMCA Fitness facility cardio machines if accompanied by an adult.
» Y Members 12 to 14 years may also use the YMCA weight machines after receiving a Y Staff orientation. See the “Fitness” tab under your preferred location for more details.» Y Members younger than 11 must have adult supervision when using YMCA facilities.


All Upper Palmetto YMCA locations will be closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday. Limited hours on Independence Day and Labor Day. Check with your local branch for details.

Special Membership Types

AWAY Program

The Upper Palmetto YMCA is a part of the YMCA of the USA AWAY Program which allows Y members to use Y facilities in other communities. The Upper Palmetto YMCA allows members of other YMCAs to use our association three times per month for free. If the member would like to visit more than three times, the fee will be $5 per visit. Valid Y membership card and ID is required when visiting our YMCA.

$25 Starter Membership

The YMCA Starter Membership Program offers 30-day pass to unemployed residents of York and Chester counties. All participants must provide proof of unemployment, such as severance or separation documentation and complete financial assistance paperwork. Please allow two weeks for the Financial Assistance approval process. After the 30-day starter membership, applicants may choose to become members.

Corporate Membership

As a leader in your company, you know that a healthy, happy, and productive workforce is key to your success. Through a corporate membership at the Upper Palmetto YMCA, employees can get fit, stay fit, and save money… all while helping your company improve its fiscal health. Contact the Regional Office at (803) 324-9622 x231 for more information.
Get more information on our Corporate Membership page.

Military Membership Programs

View our Military Membership page.

Medical Referral Program

View our Medical Referral Program page.

YMCA Financial Assistance Program

View our YMCA Financial Assistance page.


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