An important message from Jessica Rumlow, CEO/Executive Director:

I hope this finds you and your loved ones well; physically, mentally and spiritually amidst these trying times. I want to personally thank each of you for your commitment to the Mission of the Y. While service to our beloved community looks very different today, in many ways it is business as usual here at Berkshire Family YMCA. Amid this crisis, your Y continues to rise to meet the needs of today's 'new normal' and fulfill our Mission. During these uncertain times, we hope you will STAY WITH US, so that together, we can support our community. We understand, however, that's not possible for everyone, so we've provided you with Membership Options.  Here is a glimpse of the work your Y is engaged in:

  • We have a person at our Welcome Centers fielding calls 7 days per week from 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
  • Our Welcome Center staff have continued to support residents that live upstairs from our Pittsfield branch.
  • We are completing our annual pool maintenance now, instead of closing the pools down in the summer. (Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire only. Bennington Rec Center maintenance is handled by the Town.)
  • We are freshening up various areas of our Northern Berkshire branch.
  • Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire branches continue deep cleaning and ongoing disinfection per CDC guidelines.
  • Through a city partnership, we have offered grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to kids in the Pittsfield community.
  • We are looking to the future and determining how we can better serve our youth in our ever-changing environment so that we can best meet their needs.
  • We are an Emergency Child Care site for families that are essential workers so that they can go to work and help address this public health emergency.
  • To stay connected to all of you, we are posting videos of workouts you can do from home on Facebook or YouTube.
  • We are reaching out to our seniors and other members that we know could use a friend during this challenging time.
  • We are offering ideas to keep your kiddos engaged on Facebook.
  • At home virtual resources on our website.

Our facilities are temporarily closed to nonessential business. 

Per MA Governor Baker's Phased Reopening Guidelines, our BFYMCA facilities will remain closed to health and wellness activities until Phase 3, providing all local health data is in line with the plan. Our Emergency Child Care will continue to operate in Pittsfield and North Adams. We are working with State/Local Officials and the Alliance of MA Ys on our reopening plans to keep you, our residents, and staff safe upon reopening. We will provide updates as they are available.

MEMBERS: Please review the Membership Options below. Contact the Welcome Center at 413-499-7650 to inform a staff member of the option you choose.

While we are contacting members to communicate these options, we will assume Option 1, if we are unable to connect with you. Your conversion of membership dues to a donation is tax deductible and we can provide the proof necessary.


I want to support BFYMCA. Please use my monthly dues as a donation.


By continuing to pay your membership dues, you are ensuring BFYMCA can continue offering critical childcare to essential community members, like medical personnel, first responders, and essential staff who have to work. We will be able to continue our free meal program to community residents 18 and under. Your membership dues will become charitable donations to BFYMCA.
No Action Required.
Stay with us and we will send you a gift acknowledgement when this is over. Thank you!

I want to keep BFYMCA going, sign me up for the Y Bucks Program.


Help us keep the Y going by continuing to pay your monthly membership dues. In exchange for your support during this critical time, we’re offering Y Bucks in the amount of your monthly membership dues for each month we are closed beginning April 1, 2020. Consider this a “Match Your Membership” offer! These Y Bucks may be used for personal training, camps, youth swim lessons, youth sports leagues, and more.
Action Required.
Call 413-499-7650 to speak to a staff member.
Please indicate Option 2 / Y Bucks.

Please place my membership on hold. I love BFYMCA and I will be back!


We are looking forward to when we can all be together again. With this option, we will place your membership on hold for one month starting April 1, 2020. Please note memberships placed on hold are not eligible for the Y Bucks offer. To be eligible for Y Bucks, you must maintain an active monthly membership.
Action Required.
Call 413-499-7650 to speak to a staff member.
Please indicate Option 3 / Hold.