During the month of January you can “Try the Y” before you purchase a YMCA membership. The Renew in 2022 program is an all inclusive, 7 day guest pass being offered to anyone who it not an active member of the Williams YMCA of Avery County. This guest pass includes access to the Wellness Center, the Blackburn Athletics Facility including the golf simulators and batting cages, the Aquatics Center, and all Group Exercise Classes; a $70 value being offered at no cost! To take advantage of this offer or find out more information stop by the YMCA Membership Desk or call (828) 737-5500.
Our facilities are designed for easy use—we offer state-of-the-art equipment, a clean and vibrant environment, activities for children of any age and group exercise classes to keep you interested. The hardest part is signing up!
And when you join the Y, you’re gaining more than access to our fitness facilities, weight rooms, basketball courts and group exercise and yoga classes. The Y is more than a gym. The Y is a movement.
Benefits of membership
Gain full access to the YMCA of Avery County’s facilities
Youth Development Center
Blackburn Indoor Athletic Facility
- Create a personal fitness plan with the help of the Y staff
- Develop a healthy lifestyle
- Build positive relationships
- Enjoy a friendly, value-oriented atmosphere
- Be a part of fitness classes and programs for the entire family
- Improve your quality of life through chronic disease management
- Experience YUSA’s Nationwide Membership Program
There is a $25 joining fee.
18 years and older
- Monthly: $54
- Auto Draft: $49
- Two person
- Monthly: $71
- Auto Draft: $64
with children under 23
- Monthly: $77
- Auto Draft: $69
65 years and older
- Monthly: $46
- Auto Draft: $41
- Full-time student
16 years and older
- Monthly: $33
- Auto Draft: $27
You can get a DAY PASS to access everything the YMCA has to offer for just $10 for adults and $5 for children 17 and under.
Don’t think you can swing the membership fee?
Through our Y-Access Program, we can help. One of the goals of the Y is to offer its services and programs to everyone, regardless of income level. Provided the resources are available, financial assistance will be offered on a sliding scale for those unable to pay full rates. Please pay us a visit or contact Edie Young for more information; or complete the Y-Access Application and return it, along with financial documentation, to get started. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.
Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home Y is the local association that enrolled you as a member and collects your membership dues). Your home YMCA should be the one that you are currently using most frequently.
The Williams YMCA of Avery County is an Independent Y, free from the added support of an Association. A large portion of our membership base is made up of seasonal residents. For this reason, our continued participation in the Y-USA Nationwide Program is contingent upon the following:
- Nationwide members understand that there is no reimbursement to us from their home YMCA when they visit our facility. We are welcoming you as a guest – completely free of charge.
- Seasonal residents who will be staying in the area for longer than one month will join our facility as an active member, or pay guest fees for visits made after their first month in our area.
Our success as an organization is entirely dependent upon a happy partnership between you as members, and the Directors and employees that you encounter every day. For that reason, we encourage you to come to us with any questions or concerns that you may have.
Third Party Payer Programs
At the Williams YMCA of Avery County, we believe that staying active is an important aspect of physical, mental and emotional health. That is why we are proud to partner with ASH Fitness and United Healthcare to offer members with select health plans and employer groups access to our facilities at no additional cost to them.
For more information about the program, or to see if you qualify, call or stop by the membership desk today.
We Proudly Offer The Following Membership Programs
The Williams YMCA accepts cash, certified or official bank checks, and all major credit or debit cards.
Draft: Membership dues are automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account or are automatically charged to your debit or credit card each month.
Invoice: Membership dues are invoiced annually, or at the first of each month, and may be paid through your online account, or at the front membership services desk by cash, check, credit or debit card.
Membership Cancellation Policy
If you carry a balance for 90 days, your membership will automatically drop at the end of the third month. All members are given a 30 day grace period to renew their membership. After 60 days, any rejoining member is required to pay the $25 joining fee.
Should you wish to cancel your membership in good standing, all outstanding dues must be paid in full and a written notice must be submitted to the Membership department at least 15 days prior to the next billing date.