• 2600 Grand Ave
  • Carthage, MO 64836
  • (417) 358-1070

Visit our YMCA or download and complete an application. Tours are available so you can see exactly what we have to offer before you join. Once you join, your membership card will be issued. The YMCA has no yearly contracts.

Your membership card is important and valuable. You will be asked to present it every time you enter the YMCA and when registering for YMCA programs. Membership cards are not transferable and may be revoked for inappropriate behavior or not abiding by the rules, regulations and policies of the YMCA. Cards will be issued to all members over the age of 9.

Lockers are available for day use by all members. You must provide your own lock and remove it at the end of each visit. Items left overnight will be removed from the locker and placed in lost and found for 30 days. Invest in a strong lock and always secure your belongings. We recommend that you not bring valuables into the facility, as the YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

It is the policy of the Fair Acres Family YMCA that no person will be denied membership or program participation due to the inability to pay. Financial Assistance is available.

Financial Assistance

It is the policy of the Fair Acres Family YMCA that no person will be denied membership or program participation due to the inability to pay. Funds made available for financial assistance are provided by the YMCA\'s Annual Campaign. To apply for financial assistance, ask for an application at the front desk. Feel free to call the YMCA at 417-358-1070.

The YMCA has a great opportunity for your employees! In today\'s business world healthy employees are less often ill, miss fewer work days and have fewer accidents. They also perform at a higher productivity level. Become our partner and let us help you and your employees! Companies with 10 or more employees that are interested in joining the YMCA receive a discount on annual or monthly fee. In addition, we also wave the Joiner Fee. Contact us to see how your company can participate.

  • Free fitness classes
  • Free aquacise classes
  • Free fitness orientation
  • Free childcare (2 hours/session)
  • Free racquetball reservations
  • Priority member program registration
  • Special member pricing program fees
  • Reciprocal relationship with Joplin, Neosho, & Pittsburg YMCAs.

As a not-for-profit organization (501(c)3), the YMCA tries to structure its rates to be affordable to all. However, in the event that an individual or family has financial need, financial assistance is available. Memberships are recognized at YMCA\'s all over the country. We have six membership categories:

Membership Rates Monthly Draft Semi-Annual Annual Joiner
Youth (0-18 Years) $17 $102 $204 $15
Young Adult (19-23 years) $24 $144 $288 $15
Adult (24-54 years) $39 $234 $468 $25
Senior (55+ years) $30 $180 $360 $25
Senior Couple (Both 55+) $40 $240 $480 $25
Family $49 $294 $588 $25

We have Corporate Discount plans with many companies in the area. Ask us!


Annual and Semi-annual payment is also available. To join, pay the annual fee plus the joining fee. Initial payment or annual payment for membership may be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. The YMCA has no yearly contracts. Monthly payment is available through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Withdrawals or charges are made from accounts on the 15th day of each month.



  • Monthly Draft is an automatic charge to a checking or savings account, or credit card of member’s choice.
  • Semi-annual & Annual plans must be paid in full with joiner’s fee up front.
  • Joiner’s Fee is a one-time charge as long as the membership is current.