Skip to main content

Join the Y!

Welcome to the Y! We are an inclusive nonprofit organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. The Y is a great place to improve your health, try new activities and spend time with family and friends. Our community brings together people of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, financial circumstances, genders, races and religions.


Your YMCA Membership includes ALL of the following:

No annual contracts

No annual contracts

We are confident that our services will keep you around, not a contract. 

Access to pools, fields and gyms

Access to pools, fields and gyms

A safe environment for swimming, sports and running for people of all ages and abilities.

Discounts on YMCA programs

Discounts on YMCA programs

Members receive discounts on summer camp, swim lessons, sports and wellness programs.

Membership Dues

You are considered a member of this organization and responsible for all dues until you sign a cancellation form at the Member Services desk. Initial payment can be made by cash, check, money order, credit or debit card. You will be charged a service charge for any charge denied by your bank. Payment must then be made in cash or by money order in addition to the service charge. Membership privileges may be suspended until all bad debts are paid. A new joining fee will be required on all canceled accounts after sixty days.
IMPORTANT NOTE—Any changes to your banking/credit card information, including expiration dates, may affect your monthly draft and could result in a decline. Please notify us immediately if any changes occur.

There are several methods available to you to pay for your membership. You may choose to pay monthly by allowing us to draft either your checking account or your credit card account. Payroll deduction is also offered by local employers who chose to offer this employee benefit. Membership dues, joining fees and program fees are subject to change.


Additional Specialty Membership Rate Types 



WellCare members may join a YMCA in North Carolina at no cost and participate in proven health programs if they qualify!

WellCare members can join the YMCA to support a healthy and active lifestyle, access programs such as after school care, swim lesson or sports, and connect with others. WellCare pays the YMCA membership rate in full for single adults and families. The Y may be able to provide financial assistance for specialty programs if needed.

Corporate Wellness

The Henderson Family YMCA creates a healthy work environment for employees. With a variety of wellness opportunities partnering with the Y promotes a positive culture of health in the workplace, leading a healthier, happier, and more productive employees. 

We offer a discount of approximately 15% off regular priced memberships. This special rate is through PAYROLL DEDUCTION ONLY. Available to any corporation with at least 5 employees or more. 

Questions or to set up payroll deduction, contact Tesa Alexander 252.438.2144 or 

First Responders

For those frontline workers who put their safety above others, we offer a discounted rate of 50% off regular priced memberships. We offer two types:

  • Individual: Joining Fee $25 and Monthly Rate $24.25
  • Family: Joining Fee $50 and Monthly Rate $33.50

This special rate is through MONTHLY DRAFT ONLY. Eligible - Firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, law enforcement officers, (city police, county deputies, highway patrol), 911 call center, Animal Control, NC Park rangers, Wildlife Commission officers, correctional officers. Not eligible - nurses, doctors.

Questions or to set up payroll deduction, contact Member Services staff 252.438.2144 

Active Military

We welcome you as a complimentary guest! Active military persons may use the facility at no charge. Must present a military ID and be active duty, not guard or reserve. Questions contact Member Services staff 252-438-2144.