Membership Benefits

Membership at the Y gives you full access to three unique facilities, swim lessons, Prime Time child care, bowling, fitness consultations and facilities, group fitness classes, and more!

Membership Benefits

The Y is comprised of four branches:


  • Greater Portland Branch in Portland
  • Casco Bay Branch in Freeport
  • Pineland Branch on the Pineland campus in New Gloucester
  • Northern York County Branch in Biddeford

Each of our four branches offers a great variety of programs for every member of your family – from your kids to your grandparents. Our youngest members can start here as infants and our oldest members are still participating in group exercise or water aerobics classes well into their 90s. And, there is something for everyone in between.

As a member of one of our branches, you are a member of all. Feel free to take a class in Portland, swim at Casco Bay, have a rock wall & archery party at Northern York County, and go bowling at Pineland. As a member of the YMCA, all drop-in programs are free and included with your membership. This includes group exercise classes, access to our wellness center, lap swimming, open swims and water exercise classes.

Additional fees will be charged for one-on-one programming and specialized programs. Fees also apply to our sports and recreation programs. Family memberships do receive priority pricing in this fee structure.

We also try to make our memberships as flexible as possible for you. You can pay in full for the year, or pay monthly through our automatic draft option (automatic charge to your checking account or credit card). Through the draft, there is no minimum time commitment. You can join for three months, three years or more. Your membership will just continue until you tell us to stop (and, there is no 30 days notice required). Heading out of town? Going south for the winter? You can place your membership on hold for up to 6 months. You can also easily change your membership type – from youth to adult to family – at any time.

Best of all, the YMCA provides a wonderful sense of community. Our members soon become connected to other members, staff and the organization. Meet other moms in Prime time, socialize at cards and coffee or our monthly Healthy Luncheons, become a “regular” at a latin Zumba or a yoga class, or choose to be a volunteer. Swim in the morning with the Masters group, or do a pot-luck with participants in our Aquatic Arthritis classes.

All members are encouraged to join our free SMART START program which pairs you with our highly trained staff to provide the ongoing support necessary for your success. Click the button below for more SMART START information.

For more information, please browse our website to learn more about a particular branch or program. Or, please feel free to stop by and ask for a tour. As a prospective member, we’ll also invite you to try the Y by offering you a free day pass. We're sure you'll discover the Y is where you belong! We look forward to seeing you soon.