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YMCA Defence Communities. Have fun. Build connections. Make memories. Young people from Defence families can go on camps and participate in personal development programs through our Y-Equipped program.

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YMCA Defence Communities. Have fun. Build connections. Make memories. Young people from Defence families can go on camps and participate in personal development programs through our Y-Equipped program.

With funding from the Department of Defence, we offer families and young people connected to the Defence Force a range of camps and activities. This includes Mini Sleepovers (ages 5-7), Explorers Camps (ages 8-13), Adventure Camp (ages 13-17) and Families Camps.

Our YMCA SA staff have completed their DCSI/Working with Children Checks, a National Police Clearance, RAN Training and Basic First Aid/CPR.

*Summer 2020/2021 Camp Information Coming Soon*

Defence Family YMCA Membership

The YMCA wants to welcome Defence families to South Australia and connect you in with your local community. For many years YMCA has partnered with Defence Families support to make the challenge of deployment and relocation easier. We are with you in your move.

One of the ways you can look after yourself and build community connections is to stay healthy through exercise – and we would love to help.

The YMCA offers a 1-month free family membership to all Defence families. To take advantage of this offer you must follow the following steps and register the membership online:

  1. All Defence Families should receive an email from us with a promo code. Take note of the code. If you have not received this email, contact sayouth@ymca.org.au.
  2. Pick which centre you wish to activate your membership. Learn more about the included centres with the Find Your Y tool. You can only activate the one-month membership at one of the below YMCA SA centres.
  3. Follow the below link to the Centre you wish to activate your membership. The link opens direct to the online membership 'purchase' screen:
    1. Marion Leisure & Fitness Centre
    2. St Clair Recreation Centre
    3. The Parks Recreation Centre
  4. Follow the prompts, creating an account under one primary account holder. The memberships $100 joining fee is waived by entering the promo code received in the email from us (step 1). Complete the $0 membership sale online. You will receive a confirmation email.
  5. Visit your selected centre and tell Customer Service you have purchased a Defense Families Membership online. They will provide you with your membership card to be scanned at each visit.

Defence Family 1-month Membership Details & Terms

  • Membership can only be activated at one of the following YMCA SA locations (Marion Leisure & Fitness Centre, St Clair Recreation Centre, and The Parks Recreation Centre).
  • The Defence Family Membership entitles the account holder, and up to 6 other family members (residing in the same household) full access casual admission to the selected YMCA Centre at no cost. Visit your selected Centres website (Find Your Y) to learn what is included in Full Access Casual Admission (i.e. gym access, group fitness, drop-in stadium court sports, drop-in recreational and lane swimming).
  • The membership card provided at first visit must be scanned at each subsequent visit to gain access.
  • As a one month promotional membership, the account holder and associated family members are not entitled to any 'Member Benefits' such as 24/7 access, reciprocal rights, friends free Friday, etc.
  • The Defence Family Membership will automatically end 31 days after the point of online 'purchase'. No action is required to cancel.
  • The Defence Family Membership can only be 'purchased' online and is not available for purchase in-person at centre.
  • Standard site conditions of entry apply such as amenity age and supervision requirements.

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YMCA Defence Communities is operated by YMCA Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment works from the Marion Leisure & Fitness Centre on select days/times.

Phone: 8298 7422

Email: sayouth@ymca.org.au