Not Just a Place, We’re a Purpose. Be a Part of It!

When You Join the Y, You’re Committing to More than Simply Becoming Healthier.

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Winter is here. Friends and family are gathering. Snow is flying. Hot cocoa and coffee is brewing. The YMCA is a warm and welcoming place for all. We’re here to help you achieve your fitness, wellness and community engagement goals. There are many reasons to join the Y – building endurance, losing weight, strengthening your heart or mind, but when you join the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting family-centered, value-focused programs and activities for not only its members, but the surrounding community too. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging within the Greater Nashua region and beyond.

Join the YMCA today! It’s not a place, it’s a purpose and you can be a part of it.


See a list of full membership benefits below or click the button below to join. If you become a member at the Merrimack Y, Nashua Y or Westwood Park Y your membership includes facility access to all three branches, access to our Virtual Y and discounts on many of our programs including summer camp and child care.


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Not sure you can afford membership, programs, child care or summer camp?
Every year funds are made available through the Y CARES Financial Assistance Program by the generous contributions of members and friends of the Y, during our annual campaign. Assistance is determined on level of income, family size and circumstances. Information provided is kept confidential. Please fill out the Y CARES Application and bring it to the YMCA with proof of financial need as outlined in the below application links.

Y CARES APPLICATION: English | Spanish | Portuguese


The YMCA: Same Great Community Hub, Yet Different!

Our community certainly looks different than it did a few months ago and we are excited to be back open with safety and care in the forefront. As we continue to reopen the YMCA facilities further, it is important for all of us to remember that while we take care of our own personal health, we all have a responsibility to the public health.

We may be operating a little differently, with the safety of our members and staff in mind, but our great exercise classes, equipment, child care while you work out, and sense of family are the same.


Just What is a YMCA – Your YMCA?

The Y is more than just a gym and swim organization – more than just a workout. The Y is a positive force in this community. For over 130 years everything the YMCA of Greater Nashua does is in service of making us – as individuals and a community – better. This impact can be seen in the lives we touch annually and throughout our storied history.


Our Mission

To instill values and provide opportunities for lifelong personal growth and the development of a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The Y is for All.

Our programs, services and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body; prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that’s just the beginning.


Y Amenities and Member Benefits.

See below for some quick info on some YMCA highlights or Schedule a Tour of one of the branches to experience the YMCA of Greater Nashua and all it has to offer. (click on the blue text below for more information)

  • Membership: We have 3 full service locations: the Merrimack Y, the Nashua Y and the Westwood Park Y. As a member, You have access to all 3 locations and their combined amenities, as well as a reciprocal membership with any YMCA participating in Nationwide Membership. As members you’ll enjoy reduced rates on summer camp, child care, and adult, youth and preschool classes each session for swimming education in one of our beautiful pools; sports instruction and leagues in our gyms, fields and courts; art and music lessons in our classrooms; and dance instruction and so much more in our studio spaces.

    Need Financial Assistance? Every year funds are made available through the Y CARES Financial Assistance Program by the generous contributions of members and friends of the Y, during our annual campaign.

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  • Multitude of Programs: View the program registration page to determine program offerings, registration dates and costs for your favorite programs. These are just programs in art, music, sports, fitness and wellness, they are escapes from the day to day and connection vehicles to your neighbors and community. Let’s all get stronger, in mind, body and spirit, together!

  • Virtual Y: Members enjoy extended options outside of our branches through virtual classes and programs located in our members-exclusive Virtual Y.

  • Licensed Plus Childcare Center Recognized Early Education Center in Merrimack offers full and half day programs under the guidance of quality early childhood educators. It is recognized by the State of NH as a Licensed Plus Childcare Center, their highest level of designation.

  • School Age Child Care – Before and After School Care: When a new school year begins, the YMCA is committed to providing families with safe and enriching child care while ensuring that students have support in any learning they are doing with their schools. The YMCA has been providing child care programs to children for decades in a safe, caring and responsible way and we are excited about expanding beyond the walls of our branches into local school districts and helping to equip children with the tools they need to succeed academically and socially in their school environments.

  • Kids Stop Babysitting: In order to take care of others you need to take care of yourself. We’ll watch the kids while you get your workout in, free of charge for family members.

  • Swim Lesson Programs: Our comprehensive swim lesson program is competency-based and increases the accessibility and enjoyment of swimming to all ages and skill levels.

  • Y Dance Programs: Work out your mind, body and spirit. There are a variety of recreational, progressive and competitive dance programs for all ages.

  • Summer Camps: Our camps are about DISCOVERY. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, make lasting friendships and memories, and of course, have fun! Offering traditional, sports and arts and humanities day camp options for ages 3 to Grade 12 at the Nashua Y, the Merrimack Y, the Westwood Park Y and YMCA Camp Sargent on Naticook Lake in Merrimack, NH.

  • Vacation Camps: We offer day long camps during school vacations. Themes include the Arts, Dance, Swim and Sports at the Nashua Y, the Merrimack Y and the Westwood Park Y.

  • Group Exercise/Wellness Programming: Enjoy a variety of free pool, gym and group exercise classes. We have a fun, friendly, and motivating environment where our members can stay healthy and fit. There are dozens of classes to choose from and they are free for YMCA members. Seek out your favorite classes in our schedules section.

  • Looking for wellness and fitness classes other than group exercise? You can locate additional wellness programs on our Wellness Program page.

  • Healthy Living: Healthy Living is important for people of all ages. Our healthy living programs include Prescribe the Y, LIVESTRONG®, Enhance Fitness, Walk with Ease and Diabetes Prevention. While focusing on these programs specifically, our programs make sure to address health from a holistic view and are meant to service the greatest needs of our community.

  • Membership Handbook: This handbook is designed to provide an overview of our Y and its membership policies. If you have any additional question our caring and trained staff will assist and support you in achieving your health and well-being goals.

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