Membership Benefits

A YMCA membership is about so much more than weight rooms, gyms and pools. It is about making the community a better place to live. We are also now part of Nationwide Membership- Y of the USA. What does that mean? You can use your Alaska membership when you visit other Y’s across the Nation. For more info click here to visit Y of the USA.


Nationwide Membership


Nationwide Membership enables you to visit any participating Y in the United States through membership at your “home” YMCA (your home location is the facility that enrolled you as a member and that collects your membership dues).  LEARN MORE






Membership Benefits


  • Programs for both individuals and families in a supervised, clean and well maintained facilities.
  • Fully trained staff that are always ready to assist you in achieving your health and fitness goals.
  • Quality programs for all ages, interests and abilities.
  • Free fitness classes and program discounts.
  • Flexible hours
  • FREE water and land fitness classes!
  • FREE On-Site Child Watch for YMCA Members using the facilities (Lake Otis branch only)!
  • FREE equipment usage!
  • FREE day use lockers !
  • FREE Membership giveaways!
  • MEMBER ONLY program sign up times!




  • Before & After School Program
  • Youth & Adult Basketball
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Summer Resident Camp
  • Martial Arts
  • Personal Training
  • Swim Lessons
  • Child Watch
  • Water Aerobics
  • Strength and Circuit Training
  • Youth Sports


Child Watch currently suspended due to COVID-19

Child Watch Program Overview                                          (Main Location Only-Lake Otis)


  • WHO: Children ages 6 weeks to 8 years
  • WHAT: A program for young children that gives parents the opportunity to use the YMCA facility and participate in programs while their children are being cared for.
  • WHEN: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am- 2:00 pm; 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm &    Sat 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
  • WHERE: Drop off and pick up is in the YMCA Nursery. You must sign your child/children in and out
  • FEE: YMCA members: Free  & Non members: $2.00 per child
  • RESTRICTIONS: There is a two hour limit. If you exceed the limit, there will be a charge of $2.00 per child added to your account
  • REGISTRATION: Complete the registration form and leave it with the child watch staff.


Download the Child Watch Registration Form

Midtown Location (Main)

Anchorage Community YMCA
5353 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone (907) 563-3211


Southside Location

Southside YMCA At Dimond
800 E Dimond Blvd #3
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone (907) 344-7788


Mat-Su Location

The Mat-Su YMCA is already working with other groups in the community to determine the needs of our local youth. LEARN MORE

Youth Development Center