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The YMCA of El Paso strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.
With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
Always Welcome at the YMCA (AWAY) program.
Although members of the YMCA of El Paso can visit any of the area YMCAs at no additional charge, the AWAY program extends that network farther. Members who are traveling may use the pool, whirlpool, weight room, track, racquetball courts, gym, childcare or other amenities at YMCAs across the country.
In an effort to unite the more than 21 million members, most YMCAs now offer a voluntary program called Always Welcome at YMCAs (AWAY). People with a YMCA membership may visit participating YMCAs for free or at a discounted rate.
The specifics of the AWAY programs vary and may include free or discounted offers such as:
- Unlimited visits without restrictions
- A limited number of visits per week, month, or year
- Access to certain areas of the facility
- Access to the facility during certain times
How to Find Out if a YMCA Offers the AWAY Program
Participation in the AWAY program is voluntary, so members who are interested in visiting another YMCA should check that facility’s policy first. Many YMCAs offer information regarding their AWAY policy on their web sites. The web site will include contact information, which is helpful if AWAY program information is not listed online. You can also search for YMCAs by visiting the national YMCA site at www.ymca.net.