Membership and
Participant Policies

Welcome to the Y!

Thank you for your interest in the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood.

Our Family Membership offers discounted pricing for Y programs, including:
• Y Nursery School
• Nursery Elective Classes
• Be Me After-School Program
• Footpaths Nursery Camp
• Hudson Cliffs Baseball League
• Camp Twelve Trails
• Adult Fitness Classes

Family membership also entitles one guardian to full access to the Y’s Fitness Center.

Yearly membership fees (effective for programs starting Summer 2023) are:
• One child in program: $450
• Two children in Y programs: $500

Add a second Fitness Center membership for one additional guardian for only $50.

We offer a variety of Fitness Center memberships. Click here to find the perfect package for you.

The Y is able to provide services for ongoing programs (including but not limited to Nursery Camp, Be Me: After-School, Camp Twelve Trails, and the Fitness Center) to participants or members who remain in good standing including being current in their payments.

Become a member when you register for a program or join the Fitness Center. Select your family membership type on the program registration form.

For more information about membership fees and discounts, please contact Michael Fermaglich at

Michael Fermaglich
Chief Operating Officer
212-569-6200 x210


Available for families with two or more participants enrolled. A 5% discount will be applied to the participant with the lower fee. In the case of more than one sibling, the 5% discount applies to all additional participants after the first participant.

A sibling discount will be issued when guardians contract services for more than one child at the Y. Each sibling must be registered for concurrent programs in the same year, for example:

  • 2 children enrolled in the Y Nursery School
  • 2 children enrolled in Be Me: After School Program
  • 1 child enrolled in Nursery School and 1 child enrolled in Be Me After-School
  • 1 child enrolled in Footpaths Nursery Camp and 1 child enrolled in Camp Twelve Trails

Discounts are applied to the following charges:

  • Nursery School tuition (including Early, Lunch, Late, and Extended Care) and Nursery School transportation
  • Be Me tuition and Be Me transportation
  • Camp Twelve Trails tuition (including Early and Late Care)
  • Footpaths Nursery Camp tuition (including Early, Lunch, Late, and Extended Care) and Footpaths Nursery Camp transportation

Discounts are not applicable to the following:

  • Nursery School Electives
  • Be Me Electives
  • Birthday Parties
  • Sunday Funday
  • Fitness Memberships
  • Toddler Programs (i.e. Toddler and Parent Exploration)
  • Vacation Camp, School Half-Days, and Day Off Programs

For programs where there are early bird rates, sibling discounts still apply and are calculated based on those fees.

Unless otherwise specified in a particular program agreement, the following will apply:

  • If a class is cancelled due to insufficient registration, registrants will receive a full refund.
  • Approved refundable amounts on programs or activities may be transferred from one activity to another. These will first be applied to any other outstanding Y balances, including membership.

Fitness Membership

The Y will extend a member’s renewal for ​serious illness or extended vacation under the following conditions:

  • The member calls in advance to inform us that he/she will not be using their membership privileges or in the case of a major illness, the Y must be notified as soon as reasonably possible.
  • The members bring or send in membership card(s) to be held until membership is reinstated.
  • The membership card(s) will not be used for at least two months.

There is a $35 processing fee for all returned checks.

You will be charged a $5 fee to replace a lost Y membership card.

We take photographs and video throughout the year of various Y activities that may be used for publicity and/or for promotional pieces including, but not limited to, our website, social media, or printed materials. The Y reserves the right to use all photographs and videos of adults, unless we receive specific instructions to the contrary; we will seek consent prior to using photographs and video of minors.

If you have any questions, contact Marketing & Communications Managing Director Lisa-Michelle Kucharz at or the relevant program coordinator.

Room Rental Pricing

  • Auditorium: $250/hour
  • Gym: $200/hour
  • Room 216-217: $100/hour
  • Art Room, Room 201 and 312: $75/hour
  • Music Room: $50/hour

Discounted rates available for long-term rentals and nonprofit organizations.

For more information, or to learn about rates for ongoing events and programs, please contact Victoria Neznansky at or 212-569-6200 ext. 204.

Click here to learn more about the Y’s Fitness Center membership options and fees.

A copy of the Y’s Whistleblower Policy can be found here.

Upcoming Classes and Events

Please use the search features below to find a class or event. To sort by category, click on the funnel.

For additional details and registration links, click on the event or class. Classes and events are subject to change.