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The YMCA is so much more than a state-of-the-art fitness center.  As a member of the YMCA of Catawba Valley, you will have access to the health & wellness resources at both the Hickory Foundation YMCA and Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA, be part of the greater YMCA national network, and have the opportunity to enjoy many amazing amenities close to home, including:

  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Centers

  • Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Gyms, Waterparks & Running Tracks

  • Access to Free Group & Water Exercise Classes

  • Activities for All Family Ages

  • Free Childcare While You Work Out

  • Savings on Swim, Day Camp, and More!


A membership with the YMCA of Catawba has something for everyone in your family, so use the tool below to find the perfect membership for you!



Find the Membership That’s Best For You

Your membership gives you access to all YMCA branch locations!

Which option best describes the type of membership you need?

Individual Teen Plan

Individual Membership Icon


For Ages 12-18

Individual Young Adult Plan

Individual Membership Young Adult


Ages 19-25

Individual Adult Plan

Individual Membership Adult


Ages 26-61

Individual Senior Plan

Individual Membership Senior


Ages 62 & Up

Family w/ Dependents

Family Membership with Dependents


  • All members must be living at the same household.
  • Dependents must be under 19 or a full-time student at the same address under the age of 24.

Family w/o Dependents

Family Membership w/o Dependents


  • Two adults must be living at the same household.

Senior Family

Senior Family Membership


  • All members must be living at the same household.
  • Dependents must be under 19 or a full-time student at the same address under 19 or a full-time student at the same address under the age of 24.
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Need Financial Assistance?

The YMCA is a community-based organization that strives to make all programs and services available to everyone. YMCA financial assistance is designed to provide program and membership services within the limits of our resources to anyone regardless of his/her ability to pay the standard fees. The YMCA believes that a strong sense of ownership is developed if the recipient contributes to the cost of membership or program. All Y members receive the same membership benefits, regardless of financial situation.

Guest Policies and Waivers

Planning on bringing a guest with you? Check out our guest policies below for each of our branch locations. You can also access our Guest Waiver Form below that will need to be printed, filled out and returned to the front desk prior to your visit.

Hickory Foundation YMCA Location Guest Policies

Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA Location Guest Policies 

Corporate Memberships

The YMCA of Catawba Valley provides local employers with a new approach to employee health. Research has shown an effective wellness program can have significant impact on a variety of health risk factors including cholesterol, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and obesity. View full details on the benefits and pricing structure for our Corporate Membership Programs.


Prospective members can download a membership application. Bringing in a completed form will expedite the joining process and save you a few minutes. In order for your membership to be debited directly from your checking account, please make sure to also bring in a voided check along with your application. Please note that deposit tickets are not accepted in lieu of checks.

The day you join, you are required to pay a pro-rated amount of the first month of your membership.

Membership refunds: All membership fees and dues are non-refundable. All fees paid in full can be reported to another YMCA for consideration in offering credit toward their requirements.


Changes To Your Membership

As a member if any of the following information needs to be updated, it is your responsibility to complete and bring in a “Change Form” at any branch for the following: New Credit Card/Debit Card, New Checking Account, New Address, New Telephone Number, Membership Upgrades/Downgrades.

If your draft does not go through and you have an outstanding balance on your account: It is your responsibility to pay it.

Membership Cancellation

You must come into a branch with a signed “Cancellation Form”. A thirty (30) day notice is required to cancel your membership. Your bank or credit card draft that is due within the thirty days will process as scheduled. After that your membership will be terminated.


The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members and guests. To promote safety and comfort for all, all individuals are asked to act appropriately at all times when in our facility or participating in our programs.

We expect persons using the YMCA to act maturely, to behave responsibly, and to respect the rights and dignity of others. Our Code of Conduct outlines prohibited actions. The actions listed below are not an all-inclusive list of behaviors considered inappropriate in our facilities and/or programs.

  • Using or possessing alcohol or illegal chemicals on YMCA property, in YMCA vehicles, or at YMCA-sponsored programs.
  • Smoking on YMCA property - the YMCA and its property is a smoke-free environment
  • Carrying or concealing a weapon or any device or object that may be used as a weapon
  • Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of menacing behavior
  • Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive, or threatening way
  • Verbally abusive behavior, including angry or vulgar language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting
  • Sexually explicit conversation or behavior; any sexual contact with another person
  • •Inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire
  • Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property
  • Loitering within or on the grounds of the YMCA

In addition, the YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse, is or has been a registered sex offender, has ever been convicted of any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or habit forming and/or dangerous drugs, or is presently or habitually under the influence of dangerous drugs or chemicals, narcotics, or intoxicating beverages.