At the Y, we believe that positive, lasting personal and social change can come about only when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. This strengthening of community-and the realization of a Y’s full potential-has the most impact when all Y’s are open to all Y members and provide safe and welcoming environment for everyone. With Nationwide Membership, members can visit any participating Y in the United States and Puerto Rico through membership at their home Y, at no additional cost. Nationwide Membership is an essential part of our cause to strengthen communities. It enables members to
• Reach their health and wellness goals wherever they live, work, or travel; and
• Connect with the larger Y community in meaningful ways.
The goal of Nationwide Membership is to ensure that all Nationwide Members have access to and can use all the areas and programs of any Y they visit.
By making it possible for members to use the Y as often as they like, Nationwide Membership increases the value of Y membership. By promoting access for all, the initiative gives Y members the opportunity to be part of a single Movement and deepens the impact of the Y cause.
The Bedford Area Family YMCA participates in the Nationwide Membership Program and honors visiting YMCA members in good standing. Nationwide Members are afforded the full and unrestricted use of our premises and facilities at no charge however, Nationwide Members must use their home YMCA at least 51% of the time. To be eligible as a Nationwide Member, your home YMCA must be participating in the Nationwide Membership Program and you must be a member in good standing with your home YMCA. Nationwide Members may not bring guests who would not otherwise be eligible as a Nationwide Member. Nationwide Members will be responsible for any damages incurred to the premises, facilities, furnishings, equipment or other property of the Bedford Area Family YMCA as a result.