Thanks to our generous Hallmark Sponsors, the YWCA is open to the public for free on the following days:

  • Saturday, January 5: open to close, pool 8am-4:30pm
  • Saturday, April 6: open to close, pool 8am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 9: open to close, outdoor pool noon-8pm

Come in and enjoy our indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, gymnasium, and racquetball courts, all at no charge.

Membership Benefits

Your YWCA rec pass membership includes all of the following:

  • Fitness center: 65 cardio and weight training machines, free weights, and separate circuit training room–voted Best Fitness Center in Gettysburg for 7 years running!
  • Unlimited group exercise classes: shape up by choosing from more than 30 classes offered each week including Zumba, yoga, pilates, and more
  • Indoor heated pool and whirlpool: 25-meter heated indoor pool with lap lanes; 12-person whirlpool
  • Unlimited water fitness classes: low-impact exercise for all fitness levels: arthritis, deep water, cardio, strength, stretching and water yoga
  • 2 indoor racquetball courts: racquet and ball use included
  • Unlimited cycle classes: a fast-paced indoor ride
  • Successful Start package: includes consultations and a personal training session to get you started on the right foot
  • Gymnasium: play basketball, volleyball, and more
  • Discount guest passes:bring a friend with you for $2 less than the regular rate
  • Free guest passes with purchase of annual membership: five with individual membership and 10 with family membership
  • Deepest discounts on fee-based programs: swim lessons, karate, massage, and more!
  • Includes basic membership benefits as listed below

A YWCA Basic membership includes:

  • First-tier discounts on youth and adult programs and sports, massage, reflexology
  • Child care (prerequisite for child enrichment program enrollment and TLC usage)
  • Does not give access to the facility unless you are participating in class.

For more, see our New Member Guide, which includes guidelines, policies, and other information about your YW membership.

Facility Use Policies

All YWCA facilities are alcohol-, tobacco-, and weapons-free. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the facility.

An individual membership is for the purchaser only and does not allow access for anyone else. It is not transferable even to a member of a family membership type. Violation of this is a theft of service and may result in the membership being forfeited. A YWCA rec pass membership is required for access to the swimming pool, whirlpool, gymnasium, racquetball courts and fitness center. Basic and non members may purchase access to group exercise and water fitness classes. All members must bring their cards and swipe at the turnstile each visit. If you forget your card, a desk worker will allow you access three times within a prescribed amount of time. After the third occurrence, you will need to purchase a new card for $5 to gain access. Tracking member usage is an important evaluation tool for all departments. We need correct usage numbers when applying for grants and reporting on membership utilization. Tracking access is also used for security reasons. This information is only accurate if all members are individually swiping their cards at the gate. Turnstiles are located at the service desk and fitness centers.
Children under 10 years of age not permitted in building without an adult.

Membership Policy
The YWCA welcomes individuals and families regardless of age, race, religion, gender, ability or economic level. If you have special requirements and need assistance, please call our Service Desk at 717-334-9171.  If a member or guest acts in a manner inconsistent with the YWCA mission, fails to abide by the rules and regulations of the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County or acts in a manner which is harmful, potentially harmful or a threat to the safety of others, membership and/or rec pass privileges may be revoked or suspended at the discretion of the Executive Director or the Board or Directors.
Therefore, the YWCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who:
– is a registered sex offender;
– has pleaded guilty to or been convicted of a crime involving sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect of a child, spouse or parent;
– has pleaded guilty to or been convicted of any offense related to the sale or transportation of illegal narcotic habit-forming or dangerous drugs;
– and/or is clearly under the influence of intoxicating beverages or behavior modifying drugs.

We welcome all ages of members as well as community guests to our pool. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied
by an adult aged 18 or older at all times. A complete list of pool rules is available in the pool area. Infants and toddlers MUST wear a swim diaper; diapers can be purchased at the Service Desk. Participants must shower before entering the pool. Users’ good
hygiene is essential to the maintenance and sanitation of the pool. Please use good judgment in choosing your swim wear.

Whirlpool users must be at least 18 years old. Participants must shower before entering the whirlpool. Users’ good hygiene is essential to the maintenance and sanitation of the whirlpool.

The gymnasium is available for member use when there is not a program scheduled. Basketballs are located in the hallway outside the gym; please return them when you are finished using them. Member children of school age (5+ years) are permitted in the gym without an adult. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.  This is not a YWCA supervised  program; please use your judgement in allowing your children in this area. Parent or responsible adult must be in the building and the child must know where to locate the adult.

Fitness Center
As a non-profit organization, it is the responsibility of both staff and members alike to take care of our equipment. We ask that
you take ownership of your workout space. In other words, if you see someone breaking the rules, bring it to the attention of
a YWCA staff member. We have rules for this facility designed for the safety and comfort of all our members. If we all work together to enforce the rules, the YWCA fitness facility will continue to be the great place that it is!  Click for more on Fitness Center rules.

Personal Training Policy (approved by YWCA Board of Directors: February 25, 2013)
The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County offers personal training services to include instruction, coaching, advice, lessons or demonstration concerning physical exercise, physical fitness, exercise strategies, nutrition, wellness, fitness equipment and other fitness-related activities by certified personal trainers employed by the YWCA.

No personal training by members or guests is permitted. A member or guest may not solicit or conduct any personal training as defined above, with or without compensation. This applies to any and all sessions, one on one or with two or more people.

If a member/guest is found to be engaged in any activities noted above, they will be notified of this policy and it will be brought to the attention of the Executive Director. At the discretion of the Executive Director, if the member/guest continues any of the activities noted above, he/she will lose membership privileges immediately without refund.

Locker Rooms
Please be mindful of wet and dry areas in YWCA locker rooms. For the comfort and privacy of all members, children age 4 and
older are required to use their same gender locker room. Parents bringing opposite gender children age 4 and older may
use the special assistance (ADA compliant) room. See the Service Desk for the key. Adults are responsible for children that they
bring into the locker room and must stay with them at all times. Cell phone usage is not permitted in the locker rooms or fitness
center. Baby changing areas are located in the men’s and women’s aquatic locker rooms.

Courts are to be used only for racquetball, walley ball and similar sports. Reservations can be made at the service desk for
free, but are not required. If you wish to borrow equipment, you must leave your membership card with the attendant and it will
be returned when the equipment is returned. There is a $25 charge for a returned broken racquet unless it occurs from regular
wear and tear. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lost & Found
See the Service Desk to turn in found items or to inquire about lost items. The YWCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Items left over 30 days are donated to charities or discarded.

Membership Rates

There is “Something for Everyone” at the YWCA. Click the link below for this year’s rates (effective March 1st, 2018).

2018 Rates

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County does not accept memberships from other YWCAs or YMCAs. Nonmembers  may purchase participation in most YWCA programs.

The YWCA honors Prime, Forever Fit, Silver & Fit, and Silver Sneakers insurance benefits.

TLC (Temporary Loving Care)

TLC provides care for children 6 weeks through 8 years of age while you are using the facility.  You may not leave the YWCA grounds while your child is in our care


Reservations are strongly suggested, as we can accommodate a maximum of 8 children per TLC worker and reservations will be honored before walk-ins. Care is limited to one 2-hr session, morning and evening. Reservations are made at the service desk: 717-334-9171, ext. 142.


Two methods of payment are available:

1. Monthly Access Card: this card gives unlimited use during a calendar month.
Rec     $25 / month plus Additional children charge of $5.50 / month if needed
Basic  $33 / month plus Additional children charge of $5.50 / month if needed
Non    N/A

2. Pay per Session
$5.50 per 2-hr session per child; payable at service desk before each session. Parent will take receipt to TLC worker.


New hours beginning March 2, 2019. Posted below.


  • Monday – Friday   9 a.m.—noon


  • Monday – Wednesday   4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Locker Rentals

Full Locker

All locker rooms have toilet and shower facilities, changing areas and lockers. These lockers maybe used in two ways.

  • Free daily use: locker is used on a day-by-day basis and must be emptied when you leave the facility.
  • Yearly rental: locker is rented for a year. Your items may be left in the locker, ready for you when you use the facility. No toting them to and from the YW!

Annual locker rental rates:
$25 for tote locker (12”x12”x14”)
$40 for half locker(12”x35”x14”)
$75 for full lockers (12”x72”x14”)

Refunds are not given on locker rentals. Locks are not to be left on any locker unless it has been rented.

Half Locker

Fee Policies

membership cards

Members, Child Enrichment Program parents and rec pass holders are required to carry YWCA membership cards to access the facility. One free card is issued at time of registration (two for CEP parents). Replacement cards may be purchased for $5. After forgetting a card 3 times a new card will be charged to your account.

Your membership card is a photo ID and may only be used by you. Cards/memberships are individual and cannot be shared or interchanged. If a member arrives at the YW and is unaware that their expiration date has been reached, they will be admitted once before renewing the membership.

class cancellation & rescheduling

Occasionally, due to lack of participation, inclement weather, or circumstances beyond our control, a class may be cancelled.  You may sign up for an alert of this nature to be emailed or texted directly to you as soon as it is posted on the website. Alerts can be viewed on the website by pressing the alert button on the home page. YWCA staff will attempt to call participants and notify them of the change.

coupons, discounts & gift certificates

Please present coupons, etc. at time of payment. Discounts may not be combined. Senior citizen rec pass holders are eligible for a 10 percent discount on annual rec passes on the first business day of each month. Gift certificates can be purchased at the service desk. Gift certificates are purchased for a monetary value that may then be redeemed towards a specific service. The price of the service purchased will be determined by the membership level of the certificate redeemer.

refunds & credits

Refunds are only given for classes cancelled by the YWCA. No other refunds including membership fees will be issued. Program fees, annual membership dues and recreational passes are nontransferable and nonrefundable. Participants registered for classes who withdraw will receive a pro-rated voucher for the program fees minus a $10 processing charge. Any voucher issued under any program will be valid for one year from the date of issue.

payment options

Payment must be made at the time of registration by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, money order or cash. Rec pass holders and Child Enrichment Program participants may also elect to have electronic fund transfers (EFT) through a local bank or from a credit card. If you choose to pay by EFT, you will sign an agreement authorizing the YWCA to withdraw a monthly payment from your bank account (or charge an accepted credit card). These withdrawals or charges will appear on your bank or credit card statement. EFT requests do not expire automatically. If you wish to cancel your EFT, a cancellation form must be completed 30 days in advance of when you wish to cancel your EFT.

returned checks

There will be a $35 charge for all returned checks. Repeated returned checks may result in a loss of check writing privileges.

debt to the ywca

Individuals owing money to the YWCA due to returned checks, rejected EFTs, past due program balances, or for any other reason must pay the debt immediately. Failure to correct outstanding debt will result in the loss of use of all YWCA facilities and programs for all family members until the debt is paid. Legal action may result as well.

Day Passes

Need to destress?  Build energy?  Feel the need to cool off in the pool?  Chill out with a yoga class?

Day passes are available for the traveler or the occasional user. A day pass gives you access to the full facility.  Please check the hours of operation on the home page under “schedules.” If you are using the pool, the pool schedule is found in the same location. For day pass purchasers, a second consecutive day is included, but for pool use only.

Day pass rates are:    $8 – 16 years and older
$5 – 5-15 years
Free – 4 & under
$6 – Active military with ID

If you are coming several times a week, a week pass for $25 may be your best investment.