Join the Y
WELCOME TO THE Y
At the Y, strengthening our community is our cause.
Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to
make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or
background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
When YOU join the Y you are coming together with others
in your community who are committed to youth development,
healthy living and social responsibility!
Membership Application Form
- Youth Full Privilege (ages 14 & under)
- Teen Full Privilege (ages 15-17)
- Young Adult Full Privilege (ages 18-23)
- Adult Full Privilege (ages 24 To 64)
- Single Parent Family Full Privilege - applies
to one adult parent and any of his/her dependent
children up to 24 years of age living at home.
- Senior Full Privilege (65+)
- Family – applies to a husband and wife living
in the same household with their dependent
child(ren) up to age 24.
- Senior Family – applies to a husband and wife
over the age of 65 and living in the same household.
- Seventh Grade Free Membership Initiative.
Full Privilege Membership
Benefits (partial list)
- NO CONTRACTS (Membership valid at all CYEDC
- Financial Assistance available for all Y programs
- Free Adult Fitness, Aquatic and Family Fitness
- Unlimited use of all CYEDC facilities (LY, RY,
- Four (4) annually issued Guest Passes
- Recreation and lap swim in all CYEDC pools
- Basketball, volleyball and recreational use
of gymnasium (RY)
- Unlimited use of the fully-equipped Wellness
Centers (7th grade and older)
- Free Wellness Center Orientation
- Free Get Fit/ Stay Fit Program
- Free Fitness Assessments/Profiles
- Free Child Watch/Babysitting Service (2 hrs/day)
- A.W.A.Y. Privileges
- Military Outreach Initiative
Full Privilege Payment
1- One-time, Annual Fee
Paid once a year, in full, you will then receive an
annual renewal notice for your convenience. Joining
fee is due at the time of registration. Payment may
be made with Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, personal
check, or cash. There is a $20 fee for returned checks.
Membership rates are non-refundable and non-transferable.
All membership fees are subject to change at the discretion
of the Board of Directors. Members will be given 60
days written notice of such a change.
2- Easy Monthly Draft Payment Plan
This monthly payment plan is drafted directly from a
checking or credit card account on the 15th of every
month. It provides you with continuous privileges for
as long as you choose. Fill out a
Monthly Draft Membership Agreement Form to activate
this type of membership.
** Start-up fees will be charged to new full members
and full members whose membership lapses for more than
90 days. Included in your monthly draft is a $3 voluntary
contribution to our Annual Support Campaign. Your contribution
assists the Y in Building Stronger Funding Resources,
which is a key element in fulfilling the Y ‘s mission
and essential to our goal of ensuring that no one gets
turned away based solely on their inability to pay.
Please help support the mission of the Y.**
A basic membership so that you can register for classes,
but does not include use of our Wellness Center, Gymnasium,
Free Weight Room, and limited access to our pools. This
option is designed for those who plan limited program
participation. A Full Privilege Membership is
a much better value for those taking multiple programs
throughout the year. If at any time during the year
you decide to become a Full Privilege Member your Program
Membership fee can be prorated towards your Full Privilege
Ridley High School
Available for Y members and Ridley School District (RSD)
residents interested in recreational and lap swimming.
There is unlimited swimming during any of our posted
open swim hours. An RSD or Full Privilege Membership
required for entrance. An RSD membership is not valid
at the Y.
YMCA Cares Financial Assistance Program
In these uncertain times, we make assistance
available to you and your family. We don’t want
anyone to be turned away and this program will help
you and your family take part in the Y programs.
Assistance is provided based on need, using
established guidelines. Download our
Financial Assistance Application
Camp Financial Assistance Form today and return
it to the Lansdowne or Ridley Area YMCA Front Desk.
All requests are confidential. This funding is made
possible due to the generosity of people who contribute
to our Annual
Support Campaign. You can help the Y serve the community
by designating your United Way gift directly to our
Donor Code #08320.
Financial Assistance FAQ
How Much Assistance Will Be Provided?
It depends on the program and the extent of need. Most
people are willing and able to pay something; therefore,
it is usually more than 20 percent of the fee to be
How Long Will the Assistance Continue?
Assistance will usually be granted for a specific time
period. When the time is up, and assistance is still
needed, you may ask for an extension.
Can I Do Anything in Return for This Assistance?
You are strongly encouraged to pay or earn part of your
Y services. You can help at the Y by typing, getting
a large mailing assembled, picking up around the building
or helping with a special event. We would appreciate
receiving a short note from you, describing how the
program has helped you, our donors appreciate knowing
how their contributions have helped individuals in our
Military Outreach Initiative and Respite Child
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
and respite child care services 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.
For more information on this program, contact the Lansdowne
YMCA at 610.259.1661 or the Ridley Area YMCA at 610.544.1080.
OTHER Y SERVICES
Celebrate a special occasion and give the gift of good
health. Consider giving a gift card that can be used
towards a Child Care payment or towards a summer of
Y Camp. These gift cards make the perfect gift for that
special person in your life. Gift cards are available
in all denominations at all of our branch locations
This drop-in babysitting service is available for children
ages six weeks and over while their parents participate
in on-site Y programs or activities. Space is limited
and there is a two-hour per day limit.
Fees: FP Member: FREE Prog. Member: $5 per child/visit
Monday-Friday, 8:45am - 2pm
Monday-Thursday, 5pm - 8pm
Saturday, 9am - 12pm
Guests At The Y
Guest passes are for our member's convenience. In an
effort to protect the value of your membership, no daily
passes will be sold. Full Privilege Members may
bring guests (ages 18+) by using one of their complimentary
guest passes that are issued four (4) times per year.
Limit of two (2) guests per Full Privilege
Member. Please share the Y with your friends by bringing them
with you. Some facility use restrictions may apply.
Local A.W.A.Y. Members in the
counties of Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks,
and the City of Philadelphia may use our Y, if their
membership is current and they pay a $5 visit guest
fee for each visit to the Y.
A.W.A.Y. Visitors (membership is at a YMCA outside
of the above mentioned areas) from other YMCA’s will
be permitted (3) complimentary visits per month.
All other A.W.A.Y. Members must present a current
membership card to the Front Desk and our staff will
call your home branch to verify that your membership
Check with your insurance provider when joining the
Y. Many companies will provide reimbursements for staying
healthy at our facilities.
Refund And Credits
Membership and program fee refunds are given for medical
reasons only and must be made in writing at the Front
Desk. A physician's statement must accompany this request.
Program fee refunds and credits must be requested prior
to the third class of a session and are prorated. Refunds
and credits will not be issued after the third class
of a session.
We make every effort to offer classes at convenient
times. When a class is cancelled due to low enrollment,
we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.