HARDYSTON, NJ - With the goal of making its wellness programs for children, families and seniors even more accessible, the Sussex County YMCA has reduced fees to join.

Since opening its doors 10 years ago, the Sussex County YMCA has grown as a community center, helping individuals and families improve their fitness and strengthen connections to one another.  They have also championed initiatives to help those in need.

“The Y is committed to strengthening our community as a whole, to ensure all people have the opportunity to thrive through learning and healthy living,’’ Sussex County YMCA Executive Director Jennifer Gardner said. The Y nurtures the potential of kids, promotes healthy living and fosters social responsibility.

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To increase accessibility, the Sussex County Y has reduced its initial joiner fees to $25 for individuals and $50 for families.  The Y continues to subsidizes membership fees where additional assistance is needed.

The 32,500-square-foot facility at 15 Wits End Road has  an indoor pool, a wide selection of cardio equipment and a state-of-the-art weight room. The Y offers dozens of group exercise classes each week, progressive swim lessons, wellness workshops, trusted afterschool care and nationally accredited summer camps.

Memberships include a 12-week Wellness Coaching Program and twice a month, parents can claim a few hours to themselves while their children enjoy Kids Night Out. To learn more, call (973) 209-9622 or visit http://www.sussexcountyymca.org.