Community Membership

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YMCA Community Membership


The Gateway Family YMCA Community Membership is open to all individuals and families who live in the communities served by our YMCA in Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County.  Community Membership is an opportunity to participate in designated YMCA programs, special events and communications through a complimentary membership designed to provide access to all, while keeping you connected to each other and your community.

Community Membership does not include in-person access to The Gateway Family YMCA facility or virtual options, with the exception of attendance in designated community programs, events or services.

For Community Members who wish to upgrade to a Virtual Only, Basic Program, or Full Privilege YMCA membership, a Concierge Membership Upgrade Service is available to assist in finding the correct fit for you or your family.

Community Member Benefits

  • Caring & Supportive Staff
  • Family Activities & Events
  • Concierge Membership Upgrade Service
  • Belong & Support Your Community
  • Membership for All Ages
  • Programs for Individuals and Families with Special Needs
  • Small Group Opportunities
  • Support for Chronic Disease Management
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Your First Visit:  Upon your first visit to our YMCA, we will ask to review your government issued photo ID, sign your application and take your photo to complete the setup process.  To expedite that process, you could complete the  Membership Application Form and bring it with you to the Y.  Just let the staff know it’s for a Community Membership and you already signed up online.

To check in on subsequent visits, you can utilize the membership card within our M-Dock Mobile App at  Our Welcome Center staff will welcome you to the Y and verify that you are attending a program or event as a Community Member, or visiting in a spectator or guardian role.  Should you wish to utilize the YMCA services with a current full member, you will be asked to provide a guest fee.

YMCA Membership Application

In order to expedite in-person Membership registration, or your first YMCA visit (when you join online), you may print and complete the application listed below.

Membership Application


The YMCA conducts regular sex offender screenings on all members, participants and guests. If a sex offender match occurs, the YMCA will cancel membership, end program participation, and remove visitation access. All visiting individuals 18 and over must provide a government issued photo ID upon entry to any of our YMCA facilities, programs or services.

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