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The YMCA of the North is proud to serve our military service members — past and present — by providing extra support and helpful resources to them and their families.

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Programs and Services

Service Matters 

Veteran participants who are new to the YMCA receive a 20% discount and a $0 enrollment fee on a single membership for 6 months. This program will assist with any cost barriers Veterans may encounter and is made possible by grant funding. Availability is limited. 

To qualify for this program, military Veterans and families must provide a non-redacted copy of their DD214.

The application process is easy and confidential. Download the following forms and submit them to Y Customer Service for review.


Please allow 5-7 business days to get an email from the YMCA regarding your application.

  • This program is for NEW members only to reduce the barrier of entry to the YMCA.
  • Availability is limited.
  • After 6 months, membership will automatically renew to a standard membership.

In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA), the YMCA of the North provides a free 6-month membership to active military personnel participating in the Military Outreach Initiative (MOI) program.

To qualify for this program, military members and families must meet eligibility criteria for one of the program categories listed:

  • Title 10 Status
  • Active Duty Independent Duty Personnel (IDP)
  • Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Active Duty Service Members
  • Unaccompanied Spouse/Family of Joint Deployed Guard and Reserve
  • Community Based Warrior Transition Unit/Warrior Care Unit
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Eligibility Form

The application process is easy and confidential. Download the following forms and submit them to your MCAO (Military Component Approving Official).

If pre-approved by ASYMCA, you will receive an email from them. If not pre-approved, ASYMCA will email you with the reason why it wasn’t pre-approved and what is missing.

Additional Information and a full program packet can be found on the ASYMCA website.

Military and Veteran Rendezvous Weekend

The YMCA Veteran Engagement department partners with Camps to provide our active military, qualifying Veterans, and their family members an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

This weekend getaway at one of our family camps encourages peer support and military and veteran community building.

Veteran Kids to Camp

The YMCA Veteran Engagement Department partners with the Camping administration to extend day camp opportunities to our Military and Veterans service members.

This program aims to reinforce our support for Veterans and service members and provide their kids with leadership development opportunities.

Military and Veteran Family Sports Outings

Military, Veterans, and family members have the opportunity to enjoy a sporting event.

This service allows for up to 75 veterans, active service members, and families to get together to enjoy Minnesota sports and cheer on their teams at one of these events. 


We support our troops in partnership with other leading organizations.

Thanks to You

Your generosity makes our good work possible.