West Cook YMCA


Membership Information

Join the Y and feel the difference in your life. You’ll discover energy you never knew you had. You’ll discover new friendships, new interests and skills. You’ll discover your family! Whether you’re looking for a place to get fit and relieve stress, a caring child program or a volunteer program to give something back to your community, you’ll find it at the West Cook YMCA. As a Y member, you have full access to the general Y facilities. We offer many classes every session at no additional charge to members, as well as premium classes and programs to help you find your niche at the Y!

 

YMCA Membership Handbook
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MEMBERSHIP RATES & DESCRIPTIONS

Type of Membership Monthly Fee Joiner’s Fee Description
Youth $24 $25 Children 6 – 17 years of age.
Young Adult $41 $50 Individuals ages 18 – 20.
Adult $59 $50 Individuals 21 – 61 years of age.
Senior Adult $53 $50 Individuals 62+ years of age.
Household $87 $50 Two adults with or without dependents at the same address. Includes children up to 18 years old and children in college full-time up to 23 years old.
Single Household $79 $50 Single parent and dependents at the same address. Includes children up to 18 years old and children in college full-time up to 23 years old.
Senior Household $79 $50 Two adults with or without dependents at the same address. One adult must be 62+ years of age. Includes children up to 18 years old.
  
Program Member:

Any age member of a program without full membership benefits. Access only to the class location and locker room on the day and during the time of the paid class. Use of facility by family members of Program Members is not permitted.

Joiner’s Fee

The Joiner’s Fee is a one-time fee that is not required again unless membership is cancelled for more than 30 days. You may pay your Joiner’s Fee in one payment or in three easy installments using “3 Pay.” With “3 Pay” your first installment is due upon registration. The next two installments will be billed with your monthly membership. 


Membership Dues

The first month of membership is due at the time of sign up at a prorated amount. Your membership dues can be paid in one of two ways:

  1. Monthly Automatic Draft. Under this plan, an automatic charge will occur automatically on the first of the month, beginning with your first full month of membership. You may choose to draft from your checking or savings account, or a debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). Your monthly dues continue as long as you are a member. You may discontinue your monthly draft by signing a membership cancellation form 10 days prior to the next automatic draft.
  2. Annual Payment. Annual payments in full may be paid by using cash, check, or major credit card. 

Please Note: If your draft information changes (your current card expires, account number changes, card is stolen, etc.), please notify us to avoid an additional bank-generated $10 fee for a declined account.

Member Status Changes

Changes to your membership—including additions or deletions of individuals, or name and address changes—can only be made by the primary member.* Any changes can be processed at the Member Engagement Desk, and limited changes can be made online at www.westcookymca.org.  Verification of certain information may be required prior to processing the request.
*Primary Member: The adult on the membership account responsible for payment and all changes to a membership. There can be only one primary member per account. However, it can be changed with documentation.

Membership Card

When you join the Y, you will be issued a membership card that includes your photo. Your membership card MUST be brought with you every time you come to the Y. Having your card with you grants you access to the facility and ensures your safety. Temporary pass fee for a forgotten card is $1. Replacement fee for a lost card is $5. Individuals falsifying cards or allowing others to use their card will be subject to membership suspension or termination.

Financial Assistance

Every day, the Y offers quality, affordable programs and services designed to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds. We use contributed funds to ensure that those unable to pay the stated amount are able to participate. Those unable to pay the full membership and program fee may receive financial assistance based on their demonstrated ability to pay and the Y’s ability to fund the subsidy. For additional information, contact the Member Engagement Desk at 708-383-5200. Forms may be downloaded online here.  All records are kept confidential.

The Armed Services, YMCA and Defense Outreach Initiative

The Y is proud to serve our community by offering eligible military families and personnel who may not have access to a nearby military facility Y memberships. To determine your eligibility, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.com or 1-800-342-9647 to confirm eligibility and receive an eligibility form.
  2. Contact the Member Engagement Desk  and request the YMCA Military Outreach Paperwork.
Workplace Wellness

The Y is very proud of the many companies who invest in the good health of their employees through endorsing and supporting the YMCA Workplace Wellness Program. Please contact the Member Engagement Desk at 708-383-5200 if your company is interested in a corporate membership.

Membership Fee Refunds

Membership Fees and Joiner’s Fees are non-refundable. However, we will assist you in transferring to another Y if requested. Members who move their memberships between Ys may have a portion of their Joiner’s Fee waived by the other Y if membership is not interrupted (but please call to verify with your new Y).

Program Materials and Information

Brochures and program schedules describing Y services and programs may be obtained at the Member Engagement Desk or online. If you would like information about a special program or about Ys in other states or countries, please visit www.ymca.net.

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