Reciprocity Program


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).  You must use your home Y at least 50% of the time.  Program-only participants are not eligible.  We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel.  This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.


We understand that sometimes it is more convenient for members to take advantage of a Y near their workplace or when they are traveling outside the area of their home Y.  With Nationwide Membership, members have the flexibility to use participating Y facilities throughout the United States at no extra charge. Because some YMCA’s may restrict use of a specific space/program (childwatch, group exercise classes, aquatic centers, etc.), it may be a good idea to call ahead to see if such restrictions/additional charges apply. Locally, Y members can utilize the Kingsport YMCA at no cost, although you will be asked to pay an additional fee to use any of the aquatic facilities because they operate as separate entities.  Program discounts are for facility members of the home Y.  Nationwide Members may sign up for programs at the non-member rate.  To find a Y in another location, go to  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Membership Director, Jennifer Milburn at or call  423-639-6107.