Online Registration is available to all YMCA of Greater Hartford “Members”

A “Member” has full membership and benefits to 6 YMCA of Greater Hartford branch locations.

A “Program Participant” does not pay a membership fee, but can participate in programs offered at any branch of the YMCA of Greater Hartford. “Program Participant” do not have full access to YMCA facilities.

A YKids Membership is available for children ages 0-11.  As a YKids member, you receive discounted program pricing and priority program registration for a nominal monthly fee.  This is not a full facility membership and access to the facility is restricted to the program your child is registered in.

A Member receives full use of all YMCA of Greater Hartford branch facilities, advance program registration, and reduced program rates by half or more (excluding child care and camp). Members can also visit any participating Y in the United States and Puerto Rico through Nationwide Membership. For a full list of benefits click on Membership and Join Now or contact your local branch. 

No, we do not impose contracts on our members. You're free to cancel membership at any time.

We require 30 days written notice if you plan to cancel your membership. Learn more about our refund policy below.

It is different depending on the reason:

  • Withdrawal from Full Membership due to medical reasons: full credit/refund for the unused portion of Membership Fee; doctor’s note required.
  • Membership cancellation: We require 30 days written notice if you plan to cancel your membership. 
  • Suspension or termination of Full Membership: full credit/refund for the unused portion of your membership. 
  • If the YMCA cancels a program, a credit/refund of program fee will be issued to you.
  • Swim School Refund Policy: We require thirty (30) days written notice prior to the swimmer's withdrawal date.
  • Program refund policy: Classes run for 6 weeks unless otherwise noted. A full refund will only be issued for withdrawals received in writing before the 1st class. A pro-rated refund will be issued for withdrawals after the 1st class. Refunds after the 2nd class are provided only with a doctor’s note for the unused portion. Deposits to secure a spot in a program or for a facility rental are non-refundable. • Package Services Refund Policy: All Personal Training, Nutrition Counseling and Private Lesson packages have a 12 month expiration from date of purchase. Packages or any unused sessions may be transferred to another individual one time and used within the original 12 month period. Refunds may be requested in writing within 30 days of purchase. When refunding partial packages within 30 days, used sessions are charged at the single session rate.
  • Returned payment: Member responsible for service fee.
  • Deposits: All deposits for the purpose of securing a spot in a program are non-refundable.
  • All credits valid for one year from date of issue.

Search through our website to find the class you would like to participate in. Click on the class to find the day and time that fits your schedule, as well as the branch location most convenient. Select the class you desire and click on the Register Now button. The system will prompt you to continue through check out. 

You can also call your local branch to register by phone. Please visit our Locations page

Enter all required fields in the Find Account pop up box. Required fields are last name, date of birth and zip code.

Call your YMCA and make sure your membership information is current in our system. To sign into your account, your last name, home zip code and date of birth MUST be correct in our database. Reminder, “Members” have priority registration one week prior to “Program participants” at the following branches: Downtown Hartford YMCA, Farmington Valley YMCA, Hale YMCA, Indian Valley Family YMCA, Wheeler Regional Family YMCA and Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center.

Yes, you can register online for programs by creating a new account.

Yes, you can register for multiple programs at the same time.


You may choose from any existing electronic payment methods we have on file or you can add a new credit card.

If you register on line you will need to pay the full price. If you receive financial assistance, it is strongly recommended that you register in person at any of our branches. This way you pay only the amount determined by your Financial Assisted status. If you register online and pay full price, you may contact the Membership Department at your branch to receive a credit on your account. Refunds are not available to offset full price payments.

We encourage you to join the waiting list. This gives us a better idea of the number of people interested in our programs, and allows us to create new classes or recruit additional instructors whenever possible. We do everything possible to get as many participants off the waiting list and enrolled in classes.

Yes, Family 1 and Family 2 memberships include access to Kids Zone, a program that engages children in small groups learning and playing while you work out. It's available at select branches. Check with your local branch location for hours and ages.