Welcome to the YMCA family! 

You have joined a cause-driven organization with more than 150 years of building strong communities. Our goal is helping YOU find the perfect Y fit for you, whether that is the right land or water class; family program; utilizing of hundreds of strength/cardio equipment; finding support communities; volunteer opportunities or so much more.

Check out the info below as well as the resources on this page to get familiar with all the Y has to offer YOU, and at any point during your journey, let us know how we can better serve you! 

Free Wellness Consultation
Make sure to schedule your free wellness consultation so that our skilled staff can assist you in the right pathway to meet your health goals. 

Where to find Land/Water classes at your local Y: 
In addition to seeing class schedules in our YMCA Chattanooga app, you can also access them on our website under the Classes tab or by clicking here. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 


The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga has a 150 year history in the community. To date, the Y engages 35,000 individuals through programs and services across 18 locations, including one residential camp and three child development centers. 

Areas of Impact: 
Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility

At the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga, we believe in honoring our Christian mission, living our cause, acting in accordance with our values, and placing the greater good above self. Together, with our members, donors & community partners, we are making sure that ALL have the opportunity to thrive. These programs would not be possible without our annual Community Support Campaign as well as private and public grants. Donate to our cause

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization as they provide essential assistance in the administration of each department division, serve on committees, work with staff to meet the needs of our members and participants, and provide many other valuable contributions to the organization. Our YMCA offers year-round volunteer opportunities for members and non-members from the community and surrounding areas to give back and help build a better community within our Y. Opportunities range throughout the year and are based upon need within a program or department. 
Learn more about volunteer opportunities 

Current Membership Rates
YMCA Locations

When you join the Y, you gain access to any of our area locations, as well as Nationwide Membership to any other participating YMCA across the U.S.! 

  • Downtown Family YMCA
  • Hamilton Family YMCA
  • Cleveland Family YMCA
  • YMCA Healthy Living Center at North River
  • J.A. Henry Community YMCA
  • North Georgia Community YMCA
  • Y-CAP (Youth Community Action Project)
  • YMCA Camp Ocoee 

Get complete info on all our area locations here. 


  • Check our ymcachattanooga.org website regularly
  • YMCA Chattanooga App
  • Social Media
    • We're everywhere! Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok
    • Facebook: @ChattanoogaYMCA
    • Instagam: @ymcachattanooga
    • TikTok:  @ymcachattanooga
    • LinkedIn: @ymcaofmetropolitanchattanooga

  • Email 
    • Please make sure you provide us with the most current email address so that you are privy to member communications. 
  • Text alerts for the following:
    • Inclement Weather Alerts - Text YMCACHATT to 833-277-3283
    • Youth Programs Updates -  
      • Downtown:   Text DOWNTOWNYKIDS to 833-277-3283
      • Hamilton:   Text HAMILTONYKIDS to 833-277-3283
      • Cleveland:   Text CLEVELANDYKIDS to 833-277-3283
      • North River:   Text NORTHRIVERYKIDS to 833-277-3283

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Increase energy, decrease stress, prevent illness, maintain a healthy weight, find personal balance, and enjoy quality time with family and friends... at the Y! We combine spirit, mind, and body in an integrated approach to well-being that goes beyond just fitness.

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Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

Our Mission to Inclusion: At the YMCA, we strongly believe we should all work together toward achieving a member environment that is welcoming for individuals, regardless of age, religion, abilities, gender or socioeconomic status. To achieve our mission of empowering all people to reach their full potential, the Y is committed to providing an environment that embodies our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.