YMCA Military Membership

Military Membership

Military Discounts & Financial Assistance

With multiple deployments and the uncertainty of what's ahead, the Y is here to help ease some of the stress associated with military life. Through programs and events that are hosted across the region, we connect families and provide a safe and nurturing environment for children.

Active Duty Military $0 join fees and 25% off monthly rates

Retired Military 50% off join fees

Give us a call at 719.329.7292 or come and chat with us at any of our locations to find the membership that is perfect for you.

Military family enjoying youth sports

For more information on the Department of Defense FREE Title 10 membership, please email [email protected].

Project Honor 

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is proud to serve our military families who call Colorado Springs and the surrounding Pikes Peak region home by offering financial assistance and no cost membership to qualified individuals. 

We want to give back and support our nation's heroes. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is honored to provide a limited number of 50% discount on membership for 6 months to post 9/11 wounded veterans and a limited number of free 6 month memberships for Gold Star families. 

Who is eligible? 

  • Active duty, reserve, National Guard, or veteran Purple Heart Recipient with a documented VA disability rating and their caregivers residing at the same residence. 
  • Gold star spouse or dependent of service member who died in service to our nation.

Next Steps 

Contact Candi Hettich, Director of Business Operations, at [email protected] to confirm eligibility and start the membership process. 

Gold Star - Proof of Eligibility can be one of the following:

  • The DIC eligibility letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs
  • If the spouse died on active duty, the DD1300
  • If the surviving spouse is not receiving DIC, the DD214, the death certificate, and if necessary, other appropriate documentation. 

Wounded Warriors - Purple Heart Recipients - Proof of Eligibility can be one of the following:

  • DD214
  • Orders
  • Command Letter

As an organization for all, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is committed to empowering families to access our facilities and services. If you need financial assistance, and do not meet the above requirements, please go to any of our local branches and speak with a Membership Experience Director.

Spouse Employment

Knowing full well the talent, resilience and experience that military spouses bring to organizations, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region strives to be an employer of choice. With positions available in numerous fields that offer flexible schedules, and locations across the country, the Y is a great place for military spouses to build their careers. Visit ppymca.org/jobs to view current openings.

Military Events

Join the family fun! We host events throughout the year to help you and your family connect with each other and your neighbors in the community.


YMCA Branch Military Liaisons

Association Office: Jamie Holstein [email protected] ,
Shannon Rauen [email protected] 
Briargate: TBD
First and Main: TBD
Garden Ranch: TBD
Southeast: Daren Girling [email protected]
Tri Lakes: Holly Brandon [email protected]


Peak Military Care Network 

Peak Military Care Network (PMCN) is honored to have the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region as a partner agency. PMCN connects our local service members veterans and their families to the highest quality resources provided by our trusted community partners. Visit pmcn.org to learn more about PMCN.


Mt. Carmel

Mt. Carmel is proud to work with the Armed Services YMCA in the Pikes Peak Region to provide active military the best practices in transition and wellness services for veterans, military and their families by delivering expertise, resources, pace and sustainability. Learn more at mtcarmelveterans.org.


Angels of America's Fallen

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is proud to partner with Angels of America's Fallen and serve the children of our Nation's Fallen. Children who are currently registered with Angels of America's Fallen Receive one season of youth sports, enrichment programming or one session of swim lessons. To learn more about opportunities for Gold Star Children, please visit https://aoafallen.org/

kids playing ball

Armed Services YMCA

Making Military Life Easier.

The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier. We make military life easier by providing programs and services to the young men and women of all five armed services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Our three areas of focus - youth development, healthy living and social responsibility - allow us to support thousands of young enlisted soldiers, sailors, and airmen, and their families each year with the help of gracious donors and stalwart volunteers.

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