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We understand that military families are under enormous strain. As a member of the Y, you and your family can spend quality time together and enjoy fun activities in a warm, supportive environment. It’s also a place to meet other military families who can relate to your unique situation.

The YMCA of Greater Rochester offers 20% off a membership and waived joining fee to all current, veteran, retired military, and Gold Star spouse and/or dependents.

To receive a military discount, visit any YMCA of Greater Rochester location to sign up. You will be asked for your Military Issued ID, Drivers License with Veteran Endorsement or VA Health Care Card.


Service Members on Title 10 Orders

Service members who are on Title 10 orders are eligible for a military membership within the following categories:

  • Active Duty Independent Active Duty (IDP)
  • Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Active Duty
  • Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Deployed Guard and Reserves
  • Soldier Recovery Unit/Warrior Care Unit

Please note: Military Memberships are valid for six (6) months. Service members need to reapply with their MCAO following that time period.

To be eligible for member renewal, the member must visit a minimum of 48 days during the previous six-month period. First time renewals will use the previous five-month period for a minimum of 40 days use to avoid a gap in service. 

How do I apply for a Military Membership?

Service members on Title 10 orders should visit this website for the application process. 

Any further questions can be directed to