Welcome to Your Y
The Y is SO MUCH MORE than just a gym. When you join the YMCA, you become part of a community. Whether you are an adult looking for a new fitness challenge and support to reach your goals, or a family looking for a great place to get active and spend quality time together, a cancer survivor looking for a supportive group of peers, or a teen who wants to give back, your Y is here for you.
Your Membership means SO MUCH MORE! The Y is a nonprofit committed to helping everyone thrive at each stage of life. Join the cause of nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving our community's health and well-being, and giving back and supporting each other.
Your membership includes all of the following:
What does it cost?
To see the membership types and rates, please select the branch that you (and your family) will use most often. See the map below for location details.
When you join the Y, you're committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You're supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging.
Membership Joining Specials are not available online. To receive a Membership Joining Special, please come into your branch to receive the Joining Special.
Membership discounts are not available online, nor can they be applied or credited retroactively; to join with a discounted rate, please visit your local YMCA branch.
Income-Based Financial Assistance
At the Y, we believe that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, should have the opportunity to participate in the life-changing experiences of the YMCA's services and programs. Because of this, we offer membership rates based on household incomes. Click here for more information.
Corporate Wellness Partnerships
The Y partners with organizations around the community to offer corporate wellness programs for employers and employees. If you would like to see if your employer participates, please contact the Member Services desk at:
- Easley - 855-9622
- Pickens - 878-8380
- Powdersville - 625-2060
Online Membership FAQs
INFORMATION FOR JOINING THE Y ONLINE
Can I apply a discount during the online joining process?
Discounts cannot be applied during the online joining process. If you feel you qualify for a discount (Senior, Income-Based, Corporate, etc.), you must join with a Member Services representative so they can verify your eligibility.
I joined online and then learned I qualify for a discount. Can I receive a partial refund?
Discounts cannot be applied retroactively.
What do I do if I can't log in to my online account?
If you have an on-line account with the YMCA but cannot remember your password, please select the "Forgot your password" link on the online login screen HERE.
If you believe your email address associated with your account is incorrect or inaccessible, please contact member services at the branch for assistance.
Can I change my draft information, draft dates, or cancel through the online portal?
Not at this time. Please contact member services in order to make any changes to your existing account. Members and program participants may only join or register for select programs through the online system.
If you need additional assistance, please contact Member Services at one of our three branches:
Easley YMCA: 864.855.9622
Pickens YMCA: 864.878.8380
Powdersville YMCA: 864.625.2060
Member Code of Conduct
Pickens County YMCA Membership Code of Conduct
The YMCA expects you to observe basic rules of conduct. In the YMCA, as in any group, rules are necessary. These rules apply to all. They list certain practices, which cannot be tolerated; however they are not all inclusive. Common sense, what is reasonable under the circumstances, will be used as the guideline in all cases. The protection of our members and guests participating in our programs and/or using our facilities is a paramount interest of the Pickens County YMCA. The Pickens County YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been convicted of any crime involving sexual misconduct; is a registered sex offender; habitually or excessively uses narcotics or dangerous drugs; has ever been convicted of any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or habit forming and/or dangerous drugs; or continuously or excessively use intoxicating beverages.
One of the main goals of the Pickens County YMCA is to encourage exercise and good health among children and adults. To achieve this goal, each child and adult must feel comfortable at the YMCA. These policies are subject to change. The CEO determines interpretation and enforcement of these policies. Appeals of the CEOs decision can be made to the Membership Committee in writing. (Refer to Membership Grievance Policy)
CHECK IN SYSTEM
All members are required to bring their membership cards when using the facilities.
Each member is expected to dress in a manner deemed appropriate for the YMCA, for being in a co-ed environment and among children. Shirt and shoes are to be worn at all times throughout the building. Shirts and shoes are not required in areas where bathing suits are permitted.
ALCOHOL, DRUG & TOBACCO USE
Alcohol, drug and tobacco possession or use is not permitted on YMCA grounds or during YMCA programs as we promote healthy lifestyles. Persons suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be asked to leave the YMCA property.
Members must be 12 & older to use the locker rooms unsupervised. Children 6 or older cannot enter into the opposite sex locker room. Locks will not be provided. You may use your own lock. Locks which are left on overnight are subject to removal. Please lock up your belongings while visiting the Y. The YMCA is not responsible for items in lockers.
Children ages 14 and under may not be left unsupervised in the facility or in the pool areas. A supervised child is defined by active supervision by a parent/guardian age 18 & up. Children ages 15 and up must have their membership card with them in order to access the facilities. Wellness & Strength Centers: Children ages 11-14 are allowed in the Wellness & Strength Center but must be actively supervised by a parent or guardian. Children ages 7-14 are allowed in the Interactive Zone but must be actively supervised by a parent or guardian. Children 10 and under are prohibited from entering the Wellness & Strength Centers.
FIREARMS, WEAPONS & CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
Firearms and weapons of any kind, including concealable weapons, are not permitted on YMCA property or during YMCA programs at any time. Crimes committed on YMCA property, misdemeanor or felony, may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law if deemed necessary by the CEO and Membership Committee.
Some recreation equipment is available at the Member Services desk. A drivers license should be presented to check out equipment and will be retained until return of equipment.
FACILITY USAGE POLICY
Members are expected to follow posted facility rules and notices while at the YMCA. i.e.: Treadmill time limits, Gym closing for YMCA programming, Swimming Pool Scheduling, etc. Loitering is prohibited on all YMCA property.
Pets are not permitted on YMCA property.
All of the acts below are prohibited:
VERBAL ABUSE: Profane language, racial, ethnic or cultural slurs
PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE: Intimidation, attacking anothers self-esteem and/or threats to another person.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT: Verbal or physical
SEXUAL BEHAVIOR: Any forms of sexual behavior
PHYSICAL VIOLENCE: All forms; including consented acts of perceived violence
Anyone containing ANY of the above referenced acts will be subject to sanctions including, but not limited to, the following:
1. Removal from the YMCA facility
2. Suspension of up to one year from the facility
3. Suspension of up to one year from participation or attendance in all YMCA sponsored programs and functions
4. Termination of membership privileges or employment with the YMCA
Updated on: 12/29/10
Membership Payment Information
Bank Draft Membership. Upon joining, payment of the joining fee plus the pro-rated first month's dues is required. With your authorization, an automatic monthly withdrawal will begin the following month of membership from either your checking, saving, Visa, Mastercard or Discover account. This is an ongoing deduction that remains in effect until canceled in writing at least 5 days prior to your draft date. Payment of fees must be kept current, or membership will be subject to cancellation.
Closing your bank account or canceling your credit card will result in additional fees in order to reactivate your membership. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Annual payments are available for all memberships if you are unable to join on the Bank Draft plan. Fees are equivalent to 12 monthly payments on the Bank Draft system. Annual Memberships are non-refundable. Renewal of annual membership must be completed within 45 days of the expiration date or will be subject to repayment of the joining Fee. Membership fees are non-transferable.
Member Referral Form
Member Referral FAQs
What is the Member Referral Program?
When you join the YMCA, you join a movement - a movement focused on improving the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. As a member, when you refer someone to join the YMCA, we all get stronger. If you are a current YMCA member, you can receive one month of your YMCA membership free! For every new member referral you get to join, we'll give you one month off!
Can I refer more than one friend or family member?
Yes. There is no limit on the number of friends or family members you can refer to the Y.
Does my friend or family member have to join the same Y?
They have to join either the Easley, Pickens or Powdersville YMCA in order for you to qualify.
I have referred friends and family in the past, can I get credit for them?
No. The referral program began in November 2014 thus any request before then will not be a part of the referral program.
Who is eligible?
All membership types are eligible with the exception of the Upstate Memberships. There are a couple limitations:
1) Members must submit the referral within 45 days of the new member joining.
2) The new members must not have been YMCA members for the past 6 months.
I referred my friend and my friend joined. When do I get my free month?
Once you submit the form to us and the new member has joined, we will credit the upcoming month. It ultimately depends on the day your membership is paid and when the request is made. At most, it will take up to 30 days but most likely sooner.
I am currently receiving financial assistance or have an income based rate. Can I refer a friend for this program?
Yes. We encourage all of our members to take this opportunity and help us to make our community a healthier place to live.