Helena YMCA
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
Every day is full of potential
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A YMCA membership is about more than a healthy body, it's about a healthy community.  It's about surrounding yourself with good people who are committed to helping you meet your fitness goals while at the same time committing themselves to doing good work in our community.  We are a network of real face-to-face friends who make you feel welcome from the moment you walk through the door.

The YMCA is an inclusive organization that believes no one should be denied the privilege of participating in one of our life-enriching programs. Financial Assistance is made possible by donated funds from the Friends of Youth Campaign and the United Way. Financial Assistance is available for qualified applicants and applications are available at the Membership Services Desk.


We want your family to join our family. Along with access to the YMCA facility, adult and family members also receive discount rates for most programs.

Initiation Fees:

Family: $68.00

Adult:  $38.00

Student:  $28.00

Categories Monthly Bank draft
Any Student (elementary through college) with CURRENT student ID - Student memberships do not qualify for program discounts.
An individual adult, age 18 or over.  Program discounts only apply to the adult with the current membership.
Two or more people living at the same residence (proof may be required). Children must be added to a family membership in order for them to receive program discounts.  Cancellations and/or changes must be in writing before the 15th of the current month.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify

Your membership includes the use of the indoor pool, gymnasium, indoor running track, weight room, cardiovascular room, Cybex Fitness equipment, sauna, and the Drop-In daycare service (2 hours free per day). Adult and family members are also eligible for discounted programs. You can make an investment in yourself and your community by becoming a part of the Helena Family YMCA.

Daily Guest Fees

  • Children (0-5) - Free with paying adult
  • Children (6-15) - $4.00
  • Students (16-College with valid ID) - $5.00
  • Individual - $7.00



Stop in anytime during regular business hours to receive a tour and meet our friendly staff.   A tour is a wonderful opportunity to view our facility and learn about our many life-enriching programs.

Drop in Childcare

Let our caring staff supervise your child while you get some time to yourself.  The drop-in is available at no charge with a Family Membership and is open for children 6 months to 8 years.  Adults must remain inside the facility while children are in the drop-in.

Membership Definitions

  • Monthly Bank draft: This is the only way to pay for monthly memberships. Dues are pulled out of a savings, checking account or credit card on the first business day of each month.
  • Hold Polices: The hold policy is used for people that are going on vacation, short-term changes in circumstances, and those unexpected injuries. You can put your membership on hold for up to three months in a calendar year. When the three month hold period is complete, your membership will automatically be reinstated. If at this time you wish to cancel your membership, you must notify the membership staff in writing by the 15th of the month.
  • Change/Cancellation Policies: If you wish to cancel your membership, you MUST notify the front desk in writing by the 15th of the month.  Failure to notify staff by this date may result in charges to your account for the following month.  We do not require any cancellation fees or contracts to do this, simply the courtesy to notify us of your cancellation or changes.
  • Nationwide Membership: Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating YMCA in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA.  We offer this because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. This is an essential part of our mission to strengthen communities.  To learn more visit http://www.ymca.net/nationwide-membership


Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM-9 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-3 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-3 PM
Summer Hours Memorial Day-Labor Day
Holiday Schedule

Drop-In Day Care Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
Mon-Thurs: 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
Ages 3 months to 8 years

Helena Family YMCA

1200 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-9622
Fax: (406) 442-2577