What’s better than being a member at one YMCA? Being a member at all of them!

Cortland YMCA is a part of the the Nationwide Membership program, granting our members access to more than 2500 YMCAs in the country.

All you need is your membership card and photo ID.


  • Visit before you travel to make sure the Y you intend to visit participates in
    Nationwide Membership. More than 2,500 Y locations participate.
    • You must have an active membership to be eligible for Nationwide Membership.
    • On average, at least 50% of your visits must be to your Home YMCA (the local
    association that enrolled you and collects your membership dues).
    • If you have known periods of seasonal travel (when you will not be using your Home Y
    at least 50% of the time or will be a resident of another area for more than 28 days),
    you will need to place your Home Y membership on hold or cancel it, and join the Y
    where you will be living for that time period. Please plan ahead, as it may take several
    weeks to place your account on hold.
    • If you are a college student, you will need to join the YMCA where your usage is 50% or
    greater. Nationwide Membership is based on individual usage not the family unit. Most
    Ys have a young adult or college membership option or you can ask about the financial
    assistance program.
    • Most YMCAs require a photo ID for all visitors. Please bring a photo ID with you for a
    seamless customer experience.
    • You will be asked to sign a waiver when visiting other YMCA locations