Niles Buchanan YMCA

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA


Y Membership Categories and monthly fees


A Y Membership permits usage of the facility during all open hours in accordance with program schedules.

YOUTH: Children ages birth through 12 years.

TEEN: Youth 13-19 years of age.

YOUNG ADULT: Persons 20-25 years of age.

ADULT: Persons 26 years and older.

COUPLE: Two family members who live in the same household. Address verification may be required.

FAMILY: One or two adults and their dependent children who live in the same household. Address verification via a State ID is required for both adults. Children 18-23 years old must be full-time students. Members who are 24 years old must move to their own membership.


Member Type

Monthly Draft

Join Fee


Teen (13-19)

Young Adult (20-25)
















Non/Member Program Participant and annual fees


A Non-Member Program Participant of $25 yearly is for those wishing to only participate in programs and not use the facility at other times. The program fees will be at the non-member rate.

Joiner Fees

NEW and RENEWING (over 30 days inactive) memberships are subject to a joiner fee.

Payment Options


  • Easy Pay is a monthly payment plan which automatically drafts your checking, savings, and debit/credit card account for your membership dues on the 10th of the month.

  • Easy Pay memberships will automatically be renewed until cancelled in writing. A 30 day written notice is required and will be pending one more payment upon cancellation.

  • Memberships can be paid annually using cash, credit/debit card, or check. There are no refunds.


Check-in/Scanning Your Card

We take the safety and security of our members very seriously. Please check in at the Member Service Center and show your card every time you visit. Lost your card? Have a new one made for just $2.00 or download our Niles-Buchanan Y mobile app free of charge and put your personal barcode in to scan in with your phone.

The Y is For Everyone

We believe that communities are only successful if they give everyone the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. The Y's Annual Giving Campaign raises funds to provide program and membership assistance. We also offer flexible membership rates based on household income. Our goal is that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Read more about our financial assistance.

A.W.A.Y. Program

Our A.W.A.Y. (Always Welcomed at the YMCA) Program allows you to visit other Ys around the country while you travel. AWAY members will be able to visit our Niles-Buchanan facility up to 4X per month with verification of your home Y. After the 4 visits per month, you will receive ½ off a day pass. Find a Y here!

*Niles-Buchanan YMCA members have full access to the Michiana Family YMCA in South Bend. Benton Harbor/St. Joseph YMCA will have access up to 8 visits per month with ½ off daily guest passes after 8 visits.


A participant can only transfer from a program via the approval of the director. If there is a difference in the program price, it will be due in order to transfer. According to age, participants will begin lessons at the entry level. Members may request an assessment from the instructor. Participants can move up in classes with instructor approval.


We will put memberships on hold with a medical release form from your doctor stating when you are able to return to physical activity. There will be no charge for medical holds. We will reactivate a membership that needs to be suspended for traveling:


  • 1 month- no joiner fee upon renewal.

  • 2-3 months- ½ the joiner fee upon renewal.



Adding members are subject to the difference in the joiner fee and prorate for the current month and can be done by filling out a change form at member service. Members may be removed at any time. Any price difference will be reflected on the following month.

More than 3 months- full joiner fee upon return. (65 Years + receive ½ off the joiner fee.)


Insufficient funds for membership fees will be attempted up to 2 more times through our collection department and are subject to a $10 overdraft fee. All paper checks that are returned will have a $20 NSF fee applied. Memberships that are not paid in full by the end of the month will be suspended on the last day of the month. Members can activate their membership anytime within the next 30 days after termination if they pay all membership dues and late fees in full with no joiner fee. A prorate for the current month will apply. Any past due balances must be paid, along with a joiner fee/prorate to reactivate after the 30 day allowance. Any bad paper checks that we deposit will be subject to a $20 NSF Fee. The full balance will be due upon reactivation.


Cancellation of membership must be given in writing. Members may complete a cancellation form at Member Services. Members are subject to one more payment upon written termination. Non usage does not mean automatic cancellation.

Refund Policy

Refunds on membership will be provided up to the first 30 days of a new membership at a prorated amount. If the Y cancels or reschedules a program, a refund or credit slip will be granted. Also, if a medically verified illness prohibits attendance and is reported to the Y, a credit slip will be issued for future programs. NO MONEY will be refunded. Credits must be approved by the Program Director. Credits will be issued only in cases of medically verified illnesses or serious injury. An administrative fee is added into the price of each class and will not be included in issuing credits. All cancellations for programs must be done the week prior to the session due to limited spaces.

Gift Cards

YMCA Gift Cards can be purchased in any amount at the Member Service Desk. Gift cards may also be used for Massage Therapy and Reflexology. Give the gift of wellness.

Fitness Classes

Non-members who purchase a fitness punch card or a one-time fitness class are not permitted to use the Cardiovascular Center, Pools (except for Aqua classes), Gymnasium or Weight Room. You must pay the daily guest rate if you would like access to areas other than the Aerobic Room.

Visit for a Day

Not a Y member yet but want to try us out? Purchase a guest pass and visit the Y for a day! Guest passes are not valid for "Member Only" activities scheduled in the gymnasium, or any of our group cycling classes.

Rates: Youth/Teen (0-19)/$5; Adults (20+)/$10; Family/$15

Military Outreach Initiative

Title 10 personnel are eligible for a Y membership, including:

  • Family members of deployed National Guard and Reservists.

  • Active Duty Independent Duty personnel and their families.

  • Relocated spouse/dependent children of deployed Active Duty personnel. This category supports families/spouse who relocate away from an installation/duty station while the active duty service member is deployed. All of the following criteria must be met:
    • The service member is on active duty.

    • The service member is DEPLOYED for a minimum of six months (on deployment orders—NOT unaccompanied orders, NOT geographic bachelors).

    • The spouse has relocated away from the military installation where the service member is assigned (most often, back home near family).

    • Wounded service members assigned to a Community Based Warrior in Transition Unit (CBWTU)

Corporate Partners

Become a corporate partner and begin a heath & wellness program for your company that encompasses not just physical fitness but promoting healthy lifestyles. Participating in regular health and wellness programs provides employees with a wealth of positive results. We're here to help you design the right program for your staff. The Y is devoted to well-being - it's our mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

To learn more about encouraging fitness and wellness by partnering with the Y, contact our Membership & Marketing Director at (269) 683-1552.

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