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

Get Moving with a Y Membership!

INTERESTED IN THE Y? Enjoy a $0 Join Fee when you join today!*

Get a FREE WEEK-LONG PASS for your guest when you sign up for a YMCA membership in the month of August!*
  • Includes access to our wellness floor, pool, basketball court, and group exercise classes
  • 7 consecutive day pass
  • Pass available September 5, after 1st successful membership fee draft*

You'll love our supportive community, state-of-the-art facility, indoor pools, group exercise options, on-site childcare, youth & family programs, safety precautions, and nonprofit mission. We can't wait to see you at the Y!

*Please note: Former members with outstanding balances will be contacted to clear their balance before we apply any promotion.

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Brooks Y Membership Options

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

*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.


You can sign up for several additional types of memberships in-person at the Brooks Family YMCA facility. The following membership types are not available online: Teen (13-18), Student, Military, Special/Corporate Partnership, and Financial Assistance. (See below for more information about financial assistance.) 

To learn more or sign up for one of these options, visit the Brooks Family YMCA front desk at 151 McIntire Park Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902 or call us at 434-974-9622.

  • 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 (19+) 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.

When you join the Y, you join more than a gym. You join a nonprofit community committed to supporting our neighbors in need. 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 include access to:

  • 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.
  • FitPath, a FREE, scheduled hour-long, one-on-one orientation for new members with a certified Wellness Coach where you can explore our Wellness floor, become familiar with our cardio and strength machines, and talk about your health and wellness goals.
  • 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.

New Members

JUST JOINED? Visit our New Member page to find out what to expect at your first visit!


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 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.

We will ask you to fill out the below 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!

Brooks YMCA Financial Assistance Worksheet (PDF) >  

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

Day Passes

Brooks Family YMCA day passes are now available for purchase. For more information, visit the Brooks Y front desk or call us at 434-974-9622.

  • Individual: $10
  • Family: $25