FAQs about Membership
Here are the answers to some of
the most frequently asked questions pertaining
to Columbia Association memberships.
Do I have to live in Columbia to belong to
the Columbia Association?
A: No. Anyone can join a membership.
Those residing or working full time on property
protected by CA covenants can receive a discount
on membership prices.
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What defines a two-member membership?
A: Two people permanently
residing at the same address.
What's the difference between Package Plan
and Package Plan Plus?
A: Package Plan Plus is a more personal membership.
There are areas within the facilities in which
specialized equipment, programs and personal services
are available only
to Package Plan Plus members.
What is the price of membership?
vary per family and membership. The Membership
Service Center team would be happy to consult
with you directly to answer what the price
of your membership would be. Visit the Membership
Service Center at 10221 Wincopin Circle,
Columbia, Monday through Saturday from 10
a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 410-730-1801 or e-mail MSC@ColumbiaAssociation.org for
a personal and confidential evaluation. Income-qualified
discounts are also available. Find out more
by clicking Income-Qualified Membership on
the left menu.
What is the length or term of membership?
A: Except for the seasonal
pool and tennis memberships, all memberships
are for a minimum of one year with automatic
How does CA define a family for membership
A: A family is two adults
and any dependent children, under the age
of 23, who reside at the same address.
What is the Member Assistance Program?
A: The Columbia Association's
Member Assistance Program is designed to help you
get the most out of your membership. Each new member
receives an initial 30-minute orientation with
a personal Member Assistant. MAs are specially
trained staff who have the responsibility of ensuring
that each new member understands their member benefits
and can immediately begin to enjoy membership.
Your MA will discuss any specific goals you have
and will help orient you with the facilities and
any aspect of the Columbia Association.
Are CA facilities open during inclement weather?
A: When Howard County Schools
are delayed, there will be no classes or
programs before 11 a.m. When the school system
is closed, please call the CA Inclement Weather
Hotline at 410-715-3154 after 11 a.m. for
As a member, can I bring a guest to a facility?
A: Yes, if you accompany your guest
at time of admission and use a guest pass. Package
Plan and Package Plan Plus members receive free guest
passes when joining or renewing and may purchase
books of discounted passes from the Membership Service
Center. Residents who live within 25 miles of the
facilities are limited to six visits as the guest
of a member. Package Plan and Package Plan Plus members
may also chose to purchase a guest membership — valid
for up to two months per year— for guests who reside more than
25 miles from Columbia's boundaries and who are
staying in the member's home.
If you have any further questions,
please visit the Membership Service Center at
10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Monday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 410-730-1801
or e-mail MSC@ColumbiaAssociation.org.