Removing Income as a Barrier

The Y is a community hub where everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. Inclusion and belonging are core to everything we do. That’s why the Y is committed to making our programs and services as affordable as possible to all who want to be a part of our Y community.

One way we do this is through Y Open Doors Savings. We work hard to raise funds year-round to offset and lower costs to help make Y membership, camp, preschool, or before & after school enrichment programs more affordable and accessible.

Y Participation Just Got Easier

Y Open Doors Savings Provides 25% - 75% Off Y Programs and Services

We’ve made access to Open Doors Savings even easier by expanding the qualifying income range and increasing the savings that can be applied. This includes:

  • Individuals earning up to $45,599 may qualify for Y Open Doors Savings on Y membership.
  • Families earning up to $90,000 may qualify for Y Open Doors Savings on Y membership.
  • Households earning up to $124,999 may qualify for Y Open Doors Savings on Y camp,  preschool, or before & after school enrichment programs.

Plus all Open Doors savers receive an automatic 25% reduction on Y swim lessons and other similar membership programming that has an added cost.


Apply for Y Open Doors Savings Today!

When completing the Y OPEN DOORS SAVINGS APPLICATION, please be sure to select which program(s) or service(s) you’re applying for (i.e. membership, camp, etc.). For Y Camp, families are invited to start applying as of January 1st of each camp year. 

Once the form and all supporting documents are submitted, it takes approximately two weeks for applications to be processed and for us to contact you to help you begin your Y participation.

  1. Simply submit your application and supporting documents (identified on the application) in-person or by mail, fax, or email.
  2. Once submitted, you will receive confirmation within two business days that your application is being processed, or if any additional information is needed.
  3. Once your application is processed and if Open Doors Savings can be provided, you will be asked to sign an acceptance letter.
  4. Then, start enjoying your participation in the Y community!

If you have questions about your Y Open Doors application or would like to check on the status of your application, please contact a Y CENTER (for membership) or Y Customer Service at 443-322-8000,

Thank you for your interest in the Y! We hope to see you soon.