Membership FAQs

How Do I Pay for a Membership?

When you join the Y, you commit to a one-year membership that is payable via monthly automatic withdrawal. Monthly payments can be deducted from either a credit card or bank account. Memberships are perpetual and do not need renewed annually. The initial payment includes the pro-rated fee for the first month and the Join Fee, if applicable. 

Members who wish to pay for their membership annually, rather than via monthly payments, may make arrangements with the member services team. Annual membership is not currently available online, so please visit us at either branch to join.

What Does My Membership Give Me Access to Use?

A membership to the Y gives you so much more than just a place to workout! As a member you will have the following benefits:

  • Access to both Y branches (Downtown, Y-Zone).
  • Nationwide access to YMCA locations across the U.S.
  • Access to our Community Room, with complimentary WiFi, for personal or group use.
  • Discounted Sports and Play programs for kids.
  • Drop-In Child Watch for kids from 6 months to 8 years old - available Downtown and at the Y-Zone (Free with a family membership).
  • Free fitness classes (Downtown and Y-Zone locations).
  • Free recreational swim for kids and adults.
  • Free lap swim for members, 14+.
  • Open courts for gym recreation and racquetball (Downtown and Y-Zone locations).
  • Open indoor turf field for recreation (Y-Zone location only).

What is the Preston-Chambers Y-Zone?

The Preston-Chambers Y-Zone is Lawrence County's premier sports and recreation facility. The Y-Zone is home to programs and leagues for all ages from preschoolers to seniors. The Y-Zone offers a wide range of programs and leagues from indoor soccer to youth lacrosse. The facility includes two regulation basketball courts, an indoor turf field, a wellness center, an aerobics studio, a batting cage and a cafe style lobby with complimentary WiFi. 

The Y-Zone is host to one of Lawrence County's most popular senior programs, Silver Sneakers. Our Silver Sneakers program runs three days per week, and is run by certified instructors. 

What Programs Does the Y Have for Children?

The New Castle Community YMCA has a variety of classes for children of all ages! Refer to our current program guide for information pertaining to our program offerings for youth.

Can I Particpate with my Children?

The Lawrence County YMCA offers family programming so parents can interact with their children in a fun and engaging enviornment! For safety reasons, some areas of our facilities are age-restricted, recquiring a parent or gaurdian to supervise children. 

What if I Cannot Afford a Membership at the Current Rate?

We are open to all, regardless of age, income or background and promise to give everyone an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.  Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Potential members must fill out an application and provide documentation of household income.

The length of time for approval varies based upon volume of applications recieved. Prospective members will be contacted once approved, then have 30 days to activate their membership. 

How do I Cancel my Membership?

Memberships must be cancelled via written notice. Stop by either location to complete a cancellation form. If your membership has been active for less than 12 months, there is a one-time $20 cancellation fee. Memberships that have been paid annually cannot be refunded. You can submit your formal cancellation request HERE

What if I have Additional Questions?

Our member services team would be happy to answer any additional questions. Please call us at 724-658-4766 (downtown branch) or 724-658-9211 (Y-Zone) or email our member services team.