Effingham YMCA

Mo-Fri 5 AM – 9 PM
Sat 7 AM – 6 PM
Sun 1 PM – 6 PM
Child Watch
Mon-Sat 8 AM – 12 PM
Mon-Thur 4 PM – 8 PM
Pool (Seasonal)
Mon-Fri 10 AM – 7 PM
Sat 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Sun 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM


Thanks to funds from our Annual Campaign, we provide financial assistance for children, teens, adults and families who cannot afford the full cost of a Y membership or YMCA programs.

We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance.

Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost and/or the program fees. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance for membership is reviewed every year.

How to apply for Income-Based Assistance:

  1. Go to our Program page and apply to the Income-Based Assistance program or click here.
  2. Staff member will process the application within 2 weeks and notify the applicants. 


  • Fitness Center
  • Child Watch
  • Locker Rooms/Showers
  • Aerobics Room
  • 20+ Group Ex Classes
  • EGYM Smart Strength Circuit
  • Child Learning Center (3-year-olds only) and Georgia Pre-K with Playground
  • Youth Gym
  • 2 Adult Basketball Gyms
  • Pickleball
  • Spin Room
  • Locker Rooms include Saunas
  • Seasonal: Lap Lane Pool, Baby Pool, Spray Ground, Slide
  • Soccer Fields


Executive Branch Director: Ronald Smith

Membership, Fitness & Aquatics Director: Trevor Wilson

Childcare Director: Paige Lauri

Assistant Childcare Director: Ariel Gernatt

Fitness Coordinator: Katie Hammock

Sports & Aquatics Coordinator: Garrett Smith

Maintenance Director: DJ Wilson