Adair County Family YMCA


Summer is flying by too fast for me but Fall and Winter mean visits from family and friends and traveling to visit family and friends! This makes for a perfect opportunity to tell you a little bit about YMCA Nationwide Membership. Here at the Adair County Family YMCA, we have welcomed members of other YMCAs for quite some time. We believe that positive, lasting personal and social change can only come when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. This strengthening of community is best done when all Ys are open to all members. To further those beliefs, the YMCA of the USA has launched Nationwide Membership which enables Y members to visit any participating Y in the United States and Puerto Rico through membership at their “home” Y, at no additional cost. If you are reading this, then The Adair County Family YMCA is probably your “home” YMCA and your membership here gives you free access to all other YMCAs in the United States and Puerto Rico who participate in Nationwide Membership. Nationwide Membership provides all nationwide members access to the Y where you visit, helping you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This also make it possible for members to connect to the larger Y community in meaningful ways. For example, this week we have had many Pickleball players visiting from the Longbranch Area YMCA, playing Pickleball and socializing with our regular Pickleball players. We are happy to provide this flexibility to Nationwide Members not only to make it easier to achieve individual health and wellness goals but also to strengthen our communities.

What do you need to know?

  • Nationwide Membership is valid for active, full facility YMCA members (Program-only participants are ineligible)
  • Nationwide member visitors must use their home Y at least 50% of the time and for no period longer than 28 days (this may vary for other home YMCA memberships)
  • When visiting a Y, nationwide members will be required to show a valid YMCA membership card and a photo ID as well as provide basic membership data, such as name and email address
  • Members will be required to sign a universal liability waiver and privacy policy. This can be emailed to, signed and returned to Nationwide all via your smart phone in minutes or printed and signed here or at the YMCA you visit. You will only be required to sign the waiver one time and will simply check-in for any Nationwide visit you make thereafter.
  • Registered sex offenders are prohibited from participation in Nationwide Membership and are not permitted in our facility. The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants, and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel membership, end program participation and remove visitation access.
  • Review the Nationwide Membership Privacy Policy

We hope that when you travel for the holidays that you take advantage of this additional membership benefit and visit the YMCA on your trip! Also, please bring your family and friends to visit your "home" YMCA when they come home for the holidays!

Please forgive me for writing to you about the holidays in August and I hope you have a great fall!

Misti Harris
Director of Membership, Wellness and Fitness

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