Welcome! We Are Glad You Are Visiting the Y Today

Whether you are thinking about joining the Y, visiting with a member or visiting on your own, we encourage you to engage and experience first-hand all the great classes and facilities the Y has to offer. We hope a day at the Y allows you to experience our supportive, encouraging community that will help you launch a healthier life in spirit, mind and body - and we hope you decide to become a part of that community by joining!

Here's what you need to know as a Y Guest:

  • Any visitor to the YMCA is entitled to one free day pass in a calendar year, whether accompanied by a Y member or not. Additional visits may be purchased at $10 per individual or $30 per family, no limit.
  • All visitors must check in at the Member Services Desk to activate their Guest Pass.
  • Please bring your valid, government-issued photo ID with you.
  • Youth visitors must have a child permission form on file with the branch. Parents/Guardians can fill out the form here.
  • Full facility adult member units of the Heart of the Valley YMCA may bring up to 2 free guests in a day. Additional guests of the Member unit visiting that same day pay $10 per person or $30 per family.
  • Youth members are not entitled to bring guests.
  • Guests are expected to adhere to the same rules required of YMCA members as listed in the Membership Handbook.

Nationwide Members

The Heart of the Valley YMCA participates in Nationwide Membership. Members of other YMCAs that participate in Nationwide Membership are subject to the following when visiting:

  • Nationwide member visitors to Heart of the Valley YMCA must use their home YMCA branch at least 50% of the time.
  • Nationwide members visiting other YMCA branches for a period greater than 28 days, such as on an extended work trip or family visit, must transfer membership affiliation to the visiting YMCA for continued use.
  • When visiting Heart of the Valley YMCA, nationwide members are required to show a valid, government-issued photo ID as well as provide basic membership info such as their name and email address.
  • Program-only participants (camp, sports, personal training, etc.) are not eligible for nationwide membership.
  • Nationwide members will need to sign a universal liability waiver and privacy policy.
  • All YMCA branches reserve the right to restrict or revoke privileges.
  • Registered sex offenders are prohibited from participating in nationwide membership.
  • Nationwide members are not eligible to receive Heart of the Valley YMCA discounts on programs or services.

AWAY Members

The Heart of the Valley YMCA honors the AWAY (Always Welcome at YMCAs) program. Members of AWAY YMCAs visiting locally please note the following:

  • Heart of the Valley YMCA permits YMCA full facility members in good standing of other Ys not participating in the Nationwide Membership program to visit at no charge, with the following stipulations:
  • Free visits are capped at 10 visits per year. Additional visits may be purchased at $10 per individual or $30 per family, no limit.
  • AWAY Members are required to show a valid, government-issued photo ID as well as provide basic membership info such as a full name and email address.
  • Program-only participants (just camp, sports, personal training, etc.) are not eligible for AWAY membership privileges.
  • All YMCA branches reserve the right to restrict or revoke privileges.
  • AWAY members are not eligible to receive Heart of the Valley YMCA discounts on programs or services.
  • Registered sex offenders are prohibited from participating in AWAY membership.

Youth Visitor Policy

  • Any visitor to the YMCA age 17 or younger is required to have a Child Permission Form on file prior to visiting.
  • The Child Permission Form must be completed by a parent or legal guardian, no exceptions.
  • The parent or legal guardian must also provide a copy of their driver’s license with the Child Permission Form.
  • The Child Permission Form must be completed and signed online at https://my.ymcahuntsville.org/forms/.
  • The child must be a guest of an Adult Membership Unit. Youth members are not entitled to bring guests.
  • Youth members are not entitled to bring guests.

Do you have questions? Please reach out to your local branch for more information. You can find their contact info and hours of operation here.

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