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Join The Bedell Family YMCA

National Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Our Commitment to Inclusion:

The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – they guide everything we do.

Ongoing Membership Type
Joiners Fee
Day Pass
Youth (Age 2-20)
Adult (Age 21-64)
Senior Adult
Senior Family

Family: A single adult raising dependent children under the age of 21 or two adults married or living as a couple in a single family household and children under the age of 21. Children 21 and older are not permitted to be the second adult and must establish their own adult membership, even if the child resides in the same household. Couple defined as 2 adults who are permanently residing together as a single family. (Excludes adult children 21 years or older as the second adult.)

Adult: Any individual 21 and up to 64.

Senior Family: Where one member is 65 years of age.

Youth: Any person age 2- 20.

Senior Adult: Any individual age 65+.

Monthly Fee: for continual memberships that are automatically withdrawn from a checking or savings account each month.

Joiners Fee: This fee applies after a cancellation of 31 days or longer.

Member Benefits

With your membership, you can choose from hundreds of exercise classes for beginners up to the fitness enthusiast.  Our Ys offer traditional aerobics, yoga, pilates, spin and many other group exercise classes, including ZUMBA®, all taught in a fun, welcoming environment. In addition to the group exercise classes, our trained wellness staff can help design a fitness program that meets your individual needs.

Members receive special rates on After school, day camp, sports and other programs for children and families.

Each Y has a variety of strength and cardio equipment for members. Whether you prefer running on a treadmill, cycling beside a friend, reading while on an elliptical trainer, lifting free weights or using strength training equipment, you can do it at the YMCA.

We provide quality child care in our ChildWatch and Kids’ Club while you’re working out or participating in other Y activities for up to two hours per day with a family membership. (not available at the HLPC locations)

Our facility has a year-round indoor pool. There’s time for recreational swim and water aerobic activities. Certified lifeguards staff our pool, and our swim lessons are taught by trained instructors.

The Bedell Family YMCA offers 2 convenient locations for you and your family with just ONE membership. We also offer an amazing Summer Camp which offers both Day Camp and Resident Camp programs.

Our YMCA is a membership organization open to all people.  The YMCA welcomes women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicity, religions, abilities and financial circumstances.  Programs and branches embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of our community. Financial assistance is available for qualified members funded by our Annual Campaign. We are community based and believe that our programs should be available for everyone. Stop by the member services desk to fill out a financial assistance application. Financial Assistance Brochure  |  Financial Assistance Form

Deployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships to eligible military families to give them extra support during this difficult period. It’s our way of giving back to those who dedicate themselves to serving our country.

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.

We are happy to have collaboration with the Okoboji, Spirit Lake, Harris-Lake Park, and Terril Elementary schools to impact the “Physical Inactivity” of Iowa youth.

The epidemic of youth obesity has hit an all-time high and the YMCA has a proactive solution to help enhance the opportunities for the Dickinson County youth. To help encourage exercise and physical activity, the YMCA is giving ALL 4TH Grade Students in the Iowa Lakes Region a Youth Membership for the school year to the YMCA.

We hope this membership will impact the life of your child in a positive manner that they will never forget

Your membership with the YMCA of the Okobojis also gives you access to Camp Foster YMCA! This includes discounts for Day and Resident Camp, as well as other benefits!

Visit the Camp Foster website for more information at www.campfosterymca.com

YMCA Nationwide Reciprocity

The Y movement is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

We want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Sometimes, it’s more convenient for members to utilize a Y in a different location when traveling, near a workplace or in another region.

Now YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities all around the nation, at no extra charge.

How It Works

The intent of Nationwide Membership is that all Y members who visit facilities other than their “Home Y” will be able to utilize all areas/programs of the visited facility that are available to and included in visited facility’s membership.

Nationwide membership is available for active, full facility/full privilege Y members whose Home Y participates in the program. Nationwide membership does not apply to guest visitors; guest visits are governed by the Visited Y’s guest policy.

Nationwide Members must present either (a) valid Y membership card that includes a photo or (b) photo identification upon each visit to a Y.

Y members under special memberships established by any Y for group homes, social service agencies, or other groups/nonprofit organizations are not eligible for Nationwide Membership.

If you have any questions, please contact Member Services at 712-336-9622.

YMCA Supervision Policy

All members/program participants must have completed facility waivers (by a parent or guardian if under 18). These are available at the YMCA Front Desk.

All program participants 11 years and under may utilize the YMCA Character Center (during hours of operation) prior to or after their supervised YMCA program when riding the bus. While supervision is provided, the YMCA Character Center is not a child care program.

  • Children ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult or in a supervised program when visiting the YMCA. 
  • All participants 12 years and older are welcome in the YMCA Facility on their own, but must be accompanied by an adult while utilizing the YMCA Wellness Center and Weight Room.
  • Children ages 13 and older may utilize the YMCA Wellness Center and Weight Room on their own.  
  • When using the pool, Children 7 and under MUST have a parent/guardian in the pool within arm’s reach at ALL times!


Financial Assistance is provided to individuals, kids, and families on a need basis and allows access to all programs, activities, and facilities at the YMCA. If we can serve you or your family in this way, please fill out the online Financial Assistance Application or pick one up at any of our YMCA locations.