Why the Y?


The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.


Every day 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. Your membership allows you access to both Door County Y locations as well as access to Ys around the country that participate in Nationwide Membership! 


Assistance is available through our Membership For All Assistance Program. 


Benefits of a Y Membership Include:

  • 24/7 Access - work out when you want! Any Door County Y member age 18 or older can apply for after-hours access during non-staffed hours to our Wellness Centers, free weight room, gymnasium, and family locker rooms. All applicants must purchase a fob (cost varies), complete a 24/7 application and pass a background check.
  • YMCA360 - an on-demand video streaming platform with classes geared towards a variety of ages, interests and skill levels. Content - from the Door County Y and from across the United States - is constantly being added. Click here to learn more.
  • A select number of value-added (free) adult group exercise classes with convenient drop-in options.
  • State-of-the-art Wellness Centers including exercise machines, free weights, resistance training equipment and more.
  • Use of both Door County YMCA program centers in Northern Door (Fish Creek) and Sturgeon Bay.
  • A free Jump Start conversation to help you get started and create achievable goals.
  • Free Wellness Center orientations to learn how to use the cardio and single-station strength training equipment.
  • Priority program registration with convenient online registration.
  • Reduced rates on all programs, including swim lessons, youth sports, adult exercise and more.
  • Before & AfterSchool Care available through our Kids Club Program
  • Nationwide Membership (NWM) gives you access to other NWM-participating YMCAs throughout the United States.