For questions about membership, please contact us at (434) 974-YMCA or





Take advantage of our current ZERO JOIN FEE promotion for new members of the Brooks YMCA!

At the Y, there's no contract or long-term commitment. We hope you stay with us for a long time, but understand sometimes life changes, so our membership allows you the flexibility to join without committing to a long-term contract. If you will be traveling or cannot come to the Y for medical reasons, you can place your membership on hold for up to 90 days.

Brooks Y Membership Options

Family* $100 $0 $95
Couple $75  $0 $86
Individual, 19-64 $75  $0 $59
Senior, 65+ $50  $0 $53
Teen, 13-18* $25  $0 $31

*The Brooks YMCA defines a Family Membership as two adults and any dependents 18 years and younger living in the same household. Ages 19-23 can remain on the membership for no additional charge if enrolled full-time at a college or university. A third or fourth adult living in the same household can be added to the membership for an additional $25 per month. Proof of residency and/or college enrollment is required.


  • Members 16+ years of age may enter the YMCA without restrictions.
  • Members 13-15 years of age may use the YMCA by themselves after having completed our Teen Program with a personal trainer.
  • Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian (18+) to enter the YMCA for any reason, including lessons or programs.

Membership Benefits 

Brooks Y members enjoy a state-of-the-art facility including two year-round indoor pools,  supportive staff, engaging programs, and the opportunity to be part of a welcoming, inclusive, and nonjudgmental community. We are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen the foundations of community through healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility.

YMCA members receive a discount on a variety of Y programs:

  • swim lessons for 6-month-olds to adults
  • youth and adult sports
  • summer camp
  • weight loss coaching and support classes
  • personal training
  • boot camps
  • Active Older Adults (AOA) activities
  • fun events like Parent's Night Out and Breakfast with Santa
  • and more.

Benefits of Brooks YMCA membership also include access to:

  • FitPath, a FREE hour-long, one-on-one orientation for new members with one of our wellness coaches, where we familiarize you with our Wellness floor, demonstrate proper form, and give tips and tricks that can help you reach your wellness goals.
  • Stay & Play, where kind and attentive staff watch children 6 weeks - 12 years old for 1 hour per shift while their parent or guardian remains on the premises.
  • Kindness Cafe, a mission-driven coffee shop in the Brooks Y lobby which provides meaningful employment for adults with cognitive disabilities while creating a joyful, inclusive community space. 

To join in person, visit the Brooks YMCA at 151 McIntire Park Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902.


For General Membership, payment is drafted monthly on the first of the month.

Financial Assistance Program

Because of our nonprofit mission, at the Y, no one is turned away for their inability to pay. Through our Open Door financial assistance program, membership is available on a sliding scale based on income and membership type.

This program is part of our commitment to strengthening the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Percent discount on membership rate based on income & family size:

Gross annual income 1 person Family of 2 Family of 3 Family of 4 Family of 5 Family of 6 Family of 7 Family of 8
Under $10,000 60% 60% 60% 70% 70% 70% 80% 80%
$10,000 to $14,999 50% 60% 60% 60% 60% 70% 70% 70%
$15,000 to $19,999 50% 50% 60% 60% 60% 60% 70% 70%
$20,000 to $24,999 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60%
$25,000 to $29,999 40% 50% 50% 50% 60% 60% 60% 60%
$30,000 to $34,999 20% 40% 50% 50% 60% 60% 60% 60%
$35,000 to $39,999 20% 20% 40% 50% 60% 60% 60% 60%
$40,000 to $44,999 - 10% 20% 40% 50% 50% 50% 50%
$45,000 to $49,999 - - 10% 20% 40% 40% 40% 40%
$50,000 to $54,999 - - - 10% 20% 40% 40% 40%
$55,000 to $60,000 - - - - 10% 20% 20% 20%

Note: Income in all categories (except $60,001 or more) must be verified by providing documents as outlined in the Brooks YMCA Financial Assistance Worksheet:

Brooks YMCA Financial Assistance Worksheet (PDF) >  

We will ask you to fill out this worksheet when applying for financial assistance. Please don't hesitate to apply - Brooks Y staff will be happy to help with any part of the process!

For more information or to apply, inquire at the Brooks Y front desk (434-974-9622).

Guest Policy - Currently suspended

Please note: due to COVID-19, our facility is currently for Brooks YMCA member use only. 

Each YMCA membership (family, couple, or individual) includes 5 free guest passes to use per calendar year. Guests unaccompanied by a YMCA member or accompanied by a member who has used up their free passes for the current year must pay a daily fee (see below for rates).

  • Adult guests 18 years of age and older must provide a photo ID and complete a guest waiver during their first visit.
  • Youth guests under the age of 18 must have a guest waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian in order to use the Y.
  • All guests under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult member eighteen years of age or older unless prior arrangements are made with the membership staff. Parents or legal guardians must sign the waiver.
  • Guest waivers are available at the front desk.
  • The guest waiver is valid for one year.

Guest Waiver (PDF) >

Daily Guest Pass Fees

  • Youth/Senior: $5.00
  • Individual: $10.00
  • Family: $20.00