Membership Policy Updates – Family & Association Membership Types

We are writing to you today to notify you of the following upcoming changes to our membership policies at the YMCA of Reading and Berks County:

Family Memberships:
Effective June 21, 2021, the YMCA of Reading and Berks County defines a family membership as consisting of up to two adults and all children under the age of 18 currently living in the household of the applicant. College students may no longer be added to a family membership under the new policy.

If you currently have a college student on your family membership, we will honor the membership through December 31, 2021. At that time, all college students will be separated from each family’s membership and will be considered non-members. While the rest of the family membership will remain active, the college student will have to renew their own membership at one of our welcome centers or online at ymcarbc.org.
At this time, we would like to remind you that we offer a discounted rate for college students at all five of our YMCA of Reading and Berks County branches and that financial assistance is available for all membership types. For more information, please visit www.ymcarbc.org/branch.
Association Memberships:
Due to the utilization of the YMCA membership reciprocity perk, which allows you to visit any participating branch in the country up to eight times per month, we have decided to eliminate the Association membership options. If you currently have an association membership, you will be receiving a call from a member of our team regarding changes to your membership. Additionally, with the recent changes in our membership management system and our future plans for increased security throughout the building, we will no longer offer the Health Center Membership option as a bundled package at our Reading YMCA branch. All members who wish to have access to the men’s or women’s health centers will be billed a base rate, with a health center access add on fee.  Rates effective June 4, 2021: Base adult membership: $43 per month Base Family membership: $64 per month Health Center Add On, per family: $13 (includes locker rental) **Please note: If you receive a corporate discount, you will receive 20% off of the monthly membership dues and health center add on.**  Active YMCA members as of June 4, 2021 will NOT see a change in their membership rates until January 1, 2022. Active Y members who pay quarterly or annually will be locked into their current rates through the end of this year. 
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Welcome Center. Thank you!

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