Become a Member

When you join the YMCA, you become part of the world-wide fellowship of members, all interested in the development of Spirit, Mind and Body.

The Ed Thomas YMCA is an association of members, as our name implies, and therefore, the responsibility for operation and maintenance of programs and our facility is yours…the member.

The YMCA is owned and operated by the membership and is your YMCA. Help keep it in good condition and help the staff with your suggestions and comments. 
Below we have our bank draft and membership forms available for download. If you are interested in membership to the Y, please download the fill-in pdf forms and submit them to use via mail or in person. We recommend that you do not email your bank account information.

Membership Application Membership Application (300 KB)


Bank Draft Form Bank Draft Form (264 KB)


Membership Rates Effective April 1, 2019

                   Member Category   Year Pd in Full   Bank Draft   Joiner Fee 
 Youth K-12th Grade      $204.00      $17.00     N/A
 Full Time College 
(12 credit hours)
     $324.00     $27.00     N/A 
 Young Adult (18-22)      $324.00     $27.00     N/A
 Adult (23-61)      $372.00     $31.00    $50.00
 Two Adult Household      $564.00     $47.00    $50.00
 Single Adult Household with Youth      $528.00      $44.00    $50.00
 Two Adult Household with Youth      $624.00     $52.00    $50.00
 Senior Citizen Adult (62+)      $348.00     $29.00    $50.00
 Senior Citizen Two Adult Household (one must be 62)       $468.00     $39.00    $50.00
 Senior Citizen Two Adult Household with Youth      $516.00     $43.00    $50.00


Youth K-12: Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten through high school. Children have use of open gym, guarded swim times, game room, running track, racquetball (bring own equipment) and recreational swim times.

Full Time College/Young Adult: Age 18-22 or any full-time college student taking at least 12 credit hours. Full facility use.
Adult: Age 23-61. Full facility use.

Two Adults (household): Two adults residing in the same household with no children.

Single Adult (household) with Youth: Single adult residing in the same household with their dependent children 18 and under or through college if supported by parents.

Two Adults (household) with Youth: Two adults residing in the same household with their dependent children. Children are included up to age 18 or through college if supported by parents.

Senior Citizen: Discount will be granted on an appropriate membership category when an adult reaches the age of 62 years old.


YMCA memberships are a yearly commitment and payable annually or by monthly bank draft.
The Joiner Fee of $50 is applied to all new memberships and those which have expired more than 30 days (with exception of youth, college, and young adult).
Bank Draft Memberships automatically renew unless the YMCA is notified in writing 30 days prior to bank draft date. Telephone cancellations cannot be accepted.
The Joiner Fee is due at sign up, if applicable. Payments can be set up through checking or savings accounts and are deducted the fifth (5th) of each month.

Additional Services

The Ed Thomas YMCA will honor any current YMCA membership card. Day passes may be purchased; good for one day.

Services available on a yearly basis to adults:

1 Adult – locker rental – $60
1 Adult – towel service – $30

Without the yearly service, lockers are available on a daily basis (you must provide your own lock).
Daily towel service is available for a 50¢ fee.

Day Passes

Youth (through high school) – $6.00
Adult (out of high school) – $11.00
Senior Citizen (62+) – $6.00
Family – $16.00

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Thanks to the generous support from friends of the YMCA, financial aid is now available for all ages through our Partners With Youth program.

Financial Assistance is awarded through a sliding fee scale based on family size and income. Proof of income is required.
Scholarships must be renewed on a yearly basis, and all contacts are kept confidential.

Contact Mitch Gross, Executive Director, or Jennifer Hall, Receptionist, if you need further information. Applications may be picked up at the service desk.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

To discontinue bank draft payments: 30 days prior to bank draft date, complete a cancellation form at the service desk or write/e-mail to:

Membership Director
P. O. Box 408
McCook, NE 69001-0408             

Membership refund requests must be submitted in writing to:

Membership Committee
P. O. Box 408
McCook, NE 69001-0408

Guidelines set in the membership policy will be followed. The joiner fee is non-refundable.

Please contact us below if you have any questions regarding membership at your McCook YMCA.

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