When you belong to the Sidney-Shelby CO. YMCA, you're joining a diverse community of people committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the community. We focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors. Your participation will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community, too. 

We foster relationships with each other to deepen our connection and commitment to our goals. We believe in the transformative power of community, and reaching out to give a neighbor a helping hand makes us all stronger.

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(printed copies also available at the Welcome Center)

The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA is a non-profit, community-based, health and human services organization committed to helping people achieve their full potential in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA’s doors are open to people of all ages, abilities, incomes, races, and religions.

The YOUR Plan (financial assistance) program follows a sliding fee scale, designed to fit each individual’s financial situation*. In order to foster a sense of ownership in the Y, you will be asked to pay some portion of the fees for membership and/or programs. *Individuals with a special circumstances, such as a job loss or other financial challenges, are also encouraged to apply for assistance.

The funds available for Your Own Unique Plan are made possible through the generosity of our members and donors through the Community Partners annual support campaign.

In order to provide financial assistance in a fair and consistent manner, the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA requires that individuals provide the requested information, on the financial assistance application, regarding income, family size, and expenses. All personal information is kept confidential. The Y will review assistance eligibility on an annual basis. All financial assistance recipients must re-apply each year and fees are subject to change year to year. If you do not re-apply when requested, your enrollment will be terminated. 

To process your application, we need the following information:

  • A copy of the most recent years tax return
  • A copy of your last two (2) pay stubs/LES (military)
  • A copy of any financial support through social security or disability
  • A copy of any documentation of any Federal Assistance such as Food Stamps, Welfare, Rent Subsidy or Aid to Dependent Children
  • A copy of any child support agreement

Note: If you do not have a copy of your tax return, you may obtain one by calling the Internal Revenue Service. If you did not file taxes last year, or if you do not have other documents required, please submit a letter explaining your personal situation.

A Y Director will determine financial assistance eligibility after thoroughly reviewing your application. Your application will not be processed until all required documents are provided. Please allow two to three weeks for processing. Upon approval of your application, a letter will be sent to you informing you of your approval and will list the amount of your portion of the fee.

Scholarships are awarded to Shelby County residents on a first-come, first-serve basis, subject to available funds and eligibility. If applying for child care financial assistance, you must be working or attending school full time. Documentation is required.

All YMCA members receive the same membership benefits, regardless of whether or not they are receiving assistance. YMCA members can feel great knowing they are involved in an organization that cares greatly for the health and well-being of people, an organization that is committed to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.


Be Our Guest


The Y is a special place for children and teens to grow and learn. It’s where families spend real time together. It’s a place for adults to connect with others to build relationships and friendships.

At the Y, people of all ages connect with friends to pursue better, healthier lives. Your membership will develop youth potential, promote a healthy lifestyle and deliver meaningful, positive change to your neighborhood and community.

Free 1-Day Guest Pass

Please fill out the form below to receive your free 1-day guest pass. Please note, we allow one free guest pass per person, per year. *1 visit guest pass is limited to one per person or family (up to two adults + children) and is valid for 7 consecutive days after activation. Local photo ID required. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  After you use your free guest pass, you are able to purchase a guest pass for the following rates:

Individual 1-Day Pass: $8

7-Day Pass:$35

Active Military 1-Day (proof required at time of visit): $5

Family 1-Day Pass (up to two adults and dependent children under the age of 18 living in the same home): $25



Our membership benefits:

  • 24-Hour Access is available to our members at no additional monthly fee! There is a one-time cost for your special access fob ($10) or card ($5). After-hours access is for members only and allows you to access the Wellness (Fitness) Center, Men & Women's Restrooms, Racquetball Court, and the Schauer Gym (basketball, soccer, etc.). Read all the details in the waiver here. To get started, stop by the Welcome Center to activate this benefit. You will need to complete the required paperwork, provide updated contact information, and take an updated membership photo. 
  • Hydro Massage Therapy (plus 5 free sessions during your birthday month!)
  • 5,000 Sq. Ft. Wellness Center with cardio equipment, free weights, and full circuit of Nautilus ONE strength training equipment.
  • Functional Training Room, Spinning Studio and Mind/Body Studio
  • Athletic Trainer via partnership with Wilson Health 
  • TRX Suspension Training fitness classes and current favorites like Zumba and Spinning
  • Facility-wide WiFi
  • FREE Child Watch with your family membership (up to 2 hours per day, Monday - Saturday)
    - Please be sure to fill out a profile for your child before their 2nd visit.
  • Wide variety of programs for all ages
  • 4 complimentary workouts with a Wellness Coach
  • Indoor, heated, 6 lane pool
  • Adult locker rooms equipped with saunas and steam rooms
  • Tennis, Racquetball, and Pickleball
  • Indoor walking/running track
  • Youth and adult sports leagues
  • Indoor soccer arena
  • Youth Center featuring an interactive sport wall and Shelby County’s ONLY indoor climbing wall, along with numerous Exergames (Corner kick, Heavy Ball, iDance and xBox/Exerbikes) courtesy of a grant from Honda of America
  • Award-winning gymnastics, cheer, dance and acrobatics programs
  • Complimentary morning coffee weekdays
  • Members get discounts on youth and adult programs

What Makes the Y Unique?

The Y emphasizes our mission and core values in our efforts to help improve the quality of life for every member. We’re an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

We want you to find a “second family” here where your personal wellness needs can be met and your goals brought to fulfillment.


Our membership rates:

The membership rates below are based on an annual membership, paid via monthly bank draft or by credit/debt card, with no annual contract required. NEW! Pay-in-full yearly memberships now save 10%. Call 937-492-9134 or stop by the Welcome Center to learn more!

 Category  Fee/Month  New Member Fee
 Youth/Teen  $23.00   $35.00
 Young Adult  $38.00   $35.00
 Adult  $49.00   $35.00
 Family  $71.00  $35.00
 Senior Adult   $42.30  $35.00
 Senior Family  $63.90  $35.00
  • A youth membership is available for adolescents ages 6-18.
  • A young adult membership is for an individual ages 19-25.
  • An adult membership is for an individual 26 years or older.
  • A family is defined as any two adults living in one household and their dependent children under the age of 24 residing at the same address.
  • A Senior is anyone age 65+. For a Senior Family, at least one person must be age 65+.
  • Through our Community Partners program, the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA strives to turn no one away who lives in Shelby County due to their inability to pay. Please let us know if we may serve you or your family in this way. Financial Assistance for membership is available for those who qualify.

The SIDNEY-SHELBY COUNTY YMCA also offers special rates for:
-Silver & Fit
-AARP-Healthy Contributions & Renew Active
-Corporate (Corporate contributions and/or payroll deduct)
-Local Church Staff

Call 937-492-9134 or stop by the Welcome Center for more details on the above programs. If your company does not currently offer a discount call us and we can reach out!


CLICK HERE TO JOIN TODAY  *NEW - Pay-in-full annual memberships now save 10%! Call 937-492-9134 or stop by the Welcome Center to learn more! 


(age 6-18)


(age 19-25)


(age 26-65)

(any 2 adults residing in the same household and their legal dependent children as defined by the IRS) (age 65+) (any 2 adults residing in the same household - one adult must be at least age 65 -  and their legal dependent children as defined by the IRS)


Party and Event Venue | Birthday Parties & More

Fill out the form below if you would like more information about parties or rentals.

A party at Sidney-Shelby Co. YMCA is perfect for birthdays, award parties, holiday fun, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, teams, church outings and more! Our full-service party package allows you to enjoy the event, virtually eliminating the pre-work and clean-up time. Bring the cake and your guests, and we'll provide the rest.

Start by deciding what kind of fun you want to have because we've got all sorts of activities available. From Exergaming to swimming and from rock climbing to a gymnastics obstacle course, there's some kind of fun for everyone. Fill in the request form and we will get in touch with you to confirm your party. 

Corporations: Are you looking for indoor space for an upcoming event? Upon availability, YMCA facilities are available to rent for your next corporate BBQ, team building event, company celebration, and more! Rentals can include a large meeting or multi-purpose room, gym space, pool, free play, and much more. If you are looking for a unique experience for your next corporate event, contact the YMCA.

Special Events: Are you looking for a place to have a family reunion, graduation, baby shower, or celebrate a special occasion? Is your school looking for a fun and unique field trip where you can run, jump, play, swim, and learn? The Sidney-Shelby Co. YMCA can host groups of all sizes for your next event.

Facility Rentals include, but are not limited to:

  • Field Trips
  • Pool Parties
  • Overnighters
  • Post Prom
  • School Carnivals
  • Graduation Parties
  • Team Building
  • Baby Showers
  • Team Parties
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Group Exercise
  • Service Club Meetings
  • Family Time

Rental options include, but are not limited to:

  • Large meeting or multi-purpose room
  • Interactive Youth Center with Rock Wall
  • Gymnasium
  • Kitchen
  • Pool

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If you have any questions regarding the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Facility Rentals, please contact the Welcome Center, at (937) 492-9134.


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