New Canaan YMCA

Join The Y

Join The Y

Join the Y!

Where the Community Comes Together

The New Canaan YMCA is a nonprofit organization designed to strengthen and support our community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  When you belong to the Y, you’re a part of something special.  You belong to a community where all ages, abilities, and backgrounds come together and support each other.  Members of the New Canaan YMCA not only have access to high-quality facilities, classes, and programs, but they also make lasting relationships and remain connected to others in our community.

NEW! College Break Membership: learn more under Membership Categories.

Membership Categories

Youth (Ages 13 & under)

Fee is based on number of children living in the same household. One non-member primary adult must be on the unit.  Youth members may participate in all age-appropriate YMCA activities and have access to the Boys’, Girls’, and Dionne Family locker rooms.

Joiner Fee: $25
Monthly Fee (Youth 1, one child in a family): $26
Monthly Fee (Youth 2, two children in a family): $52
Monthly Fee (Youth 3, three children in a family): $78

Young Adult (Ages 14-25)

Full access to the facility and unlimited Group Exercise classes.  Members under 18 years of age must use the Boys’, Girls’, or Dionne Family locker rooms.  Members 18 years and older use the Men’s, Women’s, and Dionne Family locker rooms.

Joiner Fee: $50
Monthly Fee: $56

College Break (Ages 18-25)

Note: Members must join in person and bring a completed College Break Membership form.  Must show valid college ID.  Full access to the facility and unlimited Group Exercise classes.  Members 18 years and older use the Men’s, Women’s, and Dionne Family locker rooms.  College Break members do not have guest privileges or reciprocity at other YMCAs.

Joiner Fee: $30
Joiner fee waived if college student is a returning member or parent is an active member.

College Break Fees: 1 Week: $20  |  2 Weeks: $40  |  1 Month: $56  |  2 Months: $112  | 3 Months: $168
College break fees must be paid in full upon joining.

Adult (Ages 26-64)

Full access to the facility and unlimited Group Exercise classes. Use of Men’s, Women’s, and Dionne Family locker rooms.

Joiner Fee: $100
Monthly Fee: $108

Senior Adult/Senior Couple (Ages 65+)

Full access to the facility and unlimited Group Exercise classes. Use of Men’s, Women’s, and Dionne Family locker rooms.

Joiner Fee: $100
Monthly Fee (Single): $81
Monthly Fee (Couple): $128

Family Memberships

Adults (ages 26+) and all dependents (under 26) living in the same household. Fee is based on number of adults (ages 26+)

  • Members 14+ enjoy the same membership privileges as an Adult member (must be 18 or older to use the Men’s or Women’s locker rooms)
  • Members 13 years and under enjoy the same membership privileges as Youth members
  • Access to our locker rooms, including our Dionne Family locker room, featuring privacy stalls designed for individuals with special needs and aides, nursing mothers, families with young children, and individuals who require or prefer additional accessibility or privacy.
  • Free Kids Club on-site babysitting
  • Free F.I.T. Pass Training program*
  • Special events & activities

Joiner Fee: $125
Monthly Fee (Family, 1 Adult): $158
Monthly Fee (Family, 2 Adults): $173
Monthly Fee (Family, 3 Adults): $210
Monthly Fee (Family, 4 Adults): $244

*F.I.T. Pass Training: the Families in Training (F.I.T.) program is designed to strengthen families by providing opportunities to exercise together in a safe and fun environment. Kids ages 12-13 will earn a F.I.T. pass upon completion of a 3-week youth strength training course. F.I.T. pass holders may work out on their own between 2:00-5:00pm or with a parent at any time in the Wellness Center (does not include use of the Zone). Reservations are required and can only be made by calling our Front Desk at 203-966-4528. Please note: reservations are limited to two F.I.T. pass holders per time slot.

New Canaan Strong Membership

The New Canaan YMCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and strengthening our community.

In appreciation of the many individuals who are similarly dedicated to our community, we are proud to offer a reduced membership rate (20% off) to the following groups:

• All employees of the Town of New Canaan
• All employees of the New Canaan Public Schools
• All employees of New Canaan-based non-profits
• First responders based in New Canaan (NCPD, NCFD, and NCEMS, volunteer and paid positions)
• Veterans

Thank you for all you do to support, strengthen, and protect New Canaan.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please visit our front desk with proof of eligibility and ask about our “New Canaan Strong” membership.

Payment Details

Joiner Fee is a one-time charge for new memberships and to past members whose memberships have lapsed more than 30 days. Membership can be paid via monthly automatic payments or on an annual basis.

Membership Benefits

Membership Cards

Each time you visit the Y, you are asked to check-in at our Front Desk by either scanning your Membership Card or scanning your member barcode on the New Canaan YMCA Membership App.  All members will be photographed and issued a membership card upon joining the Y.

Custom Fit (Free Session for New Members)

We know you have goals and we’re here to help you succeed!  All new members ages 14+ are eligible to take advantage of a free Custom Fit session with a personal trainer.  This session gives you the opportunity to discuss any goals, interests, or concerns you may have and put together a plan designed just for you!

Kids Club On-Site Babysitting (Free for Family Members)

Drop-in babysitting available to our members while using the facility.  A fun and safe space for children ages 6 months and older.  Click here to learn more.

Guest Passes (Complimentary for Members)

Members 18 years and older are welcome to bring guests to our Y.

  • Each guest is limited to three visits per year. Thereafter, guests are asked to purchase a pass at the Front Desk
  • All guests must register and sign a waiver at the Front Desk
  • Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a member 18 or older
  • Those visiting the Y with a guest pass may not participate in fee-based activities

Day Passes

Non-members 12 years of age and older who would like to utilize the Y facility but are not accompanied by an adult member may purchase a Day Pass. Adults accompanying youth members may also purchase day passes.

  • Photo ID is required and a waiver must be signed prior to facility use. For non-members under 18 years of age, the waiver must be signed by an accompanying adult
  • Day passes do not qualify for fee-based activities

Day Pass Rates:

13 Years & Under: $5.00
14-25 Years: $15.00
26 & Older: $20.00

Membership Information & Policies

Our 30-Day Membership Guarantee

We welcome new members and hope they are satisfied with every aspect of their YMCA experience. New members who are not pleased with membership may submit a refund request to the Member Services Desk within the first 30 days of joining for a full refund of membership and joiner fees. Please Note: Annual memberships are non-transferrable and after 30 days, non-refundable.

Monthly Membership Cancellation/Suspension

Monthly memberships are continuous unless a member requests a suspension or cancellation using a form, and requests to cancel or suspend membership must be submitted one week prior to draft date. Monthly membership may be suspended for up to four months. An administrative fee of $25 will be charged during each month of suspension, except in the case of suspensions due to medical reasons, verified in writing by a physician. Monthly membership drafts will automatically resume at the end of the suspension.

Membership cancellation or suspension forms are available at the Front Desk or found online. Requests can be submitted to the Front Desk or emailed to [email protected].

Monthly Membership Declined Payments

Monthly drafts may be made via credit/debit card or checking account link. Monthly charges are continuous unless the primary member notifies the YMCA to cancel or suspend membership. If a monthly draft is declined, the primary member will be notified by email and charged a $20.00 fee to cover the additional processing fees incurred by the Y. Membership may be suspended until payment is made.

Member Code of Conduct

Our Member Code of Conduct is designed to ensure that every member and guest has a rewarding, safe, and enjoyable experience every time they come to the Y. Membership is a privilege which may be suspended or revoked. Members are asked to please familiarize themselves with our full code of conduct found in our Member Handbook.

Waiver of Liability/Authorization

The safety of our community is of paramount importance. The New Canaan YMCA recommends that all members and facility users consult with personal healthcare providers concerning fitness activities and goals. All members and day pass users are asked to provide current personal and emergency contact information that the Y may use to secure emergency care at the participants’ expense.

All members will sign a waiver of liability upon establishing and renewing all memberships. The Y bears no responsibility or liability for the state of health or fitness of its members and shall have no liability to members, guests, or visitors for damage or injury to persons or property while using YMCA equipment or facilities, or participating in YMCA activities.

Supervision of Children

Children 11 years of age and younger must be under the supervision of an adult (18 years of age or older) while at the YMCA.  This includes checking in at the Front Desk and being escorted to and from their program or activity.

Children under the age of 11 may not be left in common areas of the YMCA while accompanying adults utilize the facility or participate in a program or event. Children unaccompanied in common areas will be considered unsupervised, and the YMCA will take steps deemed necessary to assure their safety.

Caregivers Accompanying Members

Caregivers who accompany members on a regular basis are asked to please identify themselves to the Front Desk and/or Membership Department to sign a waiver and provide a photo ID to be kept on file. For additional information, please contact our Membership Director at 203-920-1630 or by email to complete necessary paperwork.

Financial Assistance

Our Financial Assistance Program, made possible by the generous contributions of YMCA donors, is available for membership and program fees, so that everyone in our community has the opportunity to grow and achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Please contact Diana Riolo, Assistant Director of Development & Community Impact, by email to discuss financial assistance for membership or program fees.