Program Guide

The Lancaster Family YMCA offers a range of elective programs that support the health and wellness of our members and others in the community.

2018 Program Schedule: January-April

Program Registration
YMCA programs are open to Y Members and Non-Members.
Y Members receive special pricing on programs.

Registration Dates
Members: Begins the 10th of the month
Non-Members: Begins the 20th of the month

Program registration is available online, by phone or at our Welcome Desks. Most programs, but not all, are available for online registration.

Lampeter-Strasburg residents receive 10% off Y programs.
Click here to learn how to receive your discount.
* Please note that the 10% discount on programs will be ending on December 31, 2017


Online Program Registration

We offer online program registration. We hope this registration option makes it easier and more convenient for you to sign up for programs, events and classes and improves your membership experience.

To utilize online program registration, you will need an online account. This account can be tied into your existing account with the Y. To set up your online account, go to Create Account/Log In listing and follow the prompts to set up your account.

Should you have any problems with setting up your account, please feel free to call our Welcome Desks, and we’ll be happy to assist you in this process.

Learning about Y Programs

The Y has a broad range of programs for youth, families and adults. To see what programs are available for registration now, and in the future, please visit the PROGRAMS menu of our website at

Under the PROGRAMS menu you can,

  • view a list of programs currently registering at Browse Current Programs
  • view a full list of programs offered from in specific areas such as Adult Sports, Youth Sports, Swim Lessons, etc.
  • download a copy of our Program Guide at Program Guide

To help you with the online program registration process, we’ve created a list of Frequently Asked Questions that address the common questions you may have. Our Welcome Desk Associates will also be able to assist you with questions related to online program registration, so please feel free to contact us if you need support.

Program Registration Options

While most of our programs are available through online registration, some have yet to be integrated into this new system. You have the option of registering for those programs by calling or visiting our Welcome Desks.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

We hope you will enjoy full participation in each Y program you choose. However, should you be unable to do so, please refer to our program cancellation/refund policy below.

Credits and refunds will be given for Y programs for the following reasons only (less value received):

  • Withdrawal from program or class after first day for any reason (credit/refund request form must be submitted prior to 2nd class). For camp or school age child care this applies to the first week. For outdoor pool this applies to the first operating day of the season.
  • Participants unable to attend class or program for medical reasons (medical excuse from doctor must accompany credit/refund request form).
  • If the Y cancels a program or class (every attempt will be made to make up classes/programs due to inclement weather, acts of God, etc., but no credit/refunds will be allowed for these circumstances).

Please note:

  • Credit/refunds are provided less value received for the service (i.e. if your child attends 1 out of 6 swim lessons you would only be refunded for 5 lessons)
  • Credit/refunds will not be given if participant moves, has lack of interest or lack of use.
  • Credits will be placed on the member’s account and can be used for any Y service or merchandise at any time.
  • Refunds will be provided either by check (for payments made originally by cash or check) or back onto the credit card or EFT account the original payment was made.
  • Processing may take up to 10 days.
  • Y Membership cancellation policy is separate and requires a 30-day written notice of termination.
  • No credit/ refunds are given for Y fundraisers (Duathlon/Triathlon, 5K, Golf Tournament, etc.)
  • Credits and refunds are not approved until the Department Director and Executive Director sign off on the Credit/Refund Request Form.