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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.

In order to serve you better, these are a few things you need to know.

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 on your Membership

As a member if any of the following information needs to be updated, it is your responsibilty to complete a “Change Form” at any branch: 

    • New Credit Card/Debit Card
    • New Checking Account
    • Address
    • 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 and sign a “Cancellation  Form”. A thirty 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.

code of conduct

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 possessingalcohol 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.

The YMCA of Catawba Valley is here to take care of all your needs. Please use the form below to let us know who you are and what you need help with and someone will be in contact with you within 24 hours.