Definition of Family and Adult Children
A family is up to two adults and his/her tax-dependent children younger than the age of 23 living at the same address. Children of renewing members who are ages 23-26 and who reside at the family address may remain on the membership for a surcharge of half of the individual new member price. The only exceptions to this are:
- Elderly parents who live with the family and who are claimed as dependents. Verification required.
- Disabled children who live with the family and who are claimed as dependents. Verification required.
Changes in Your Membership Data
Please notify the Customer and Member Service Center (6310 Hillside Court, off Stevens Forest Road and Broken Land Parkway) immediately if your address, bank, credit/debit card or other membership data changes. By keeping us informed, you will be better served and will avoid service charges or other fees. See below for more details regarding Renewal, Early Resignation and Default Provisions.
You can only resign from memberships prior to your anniversary date provided that you move at least 25 miles away from Columbia’s boundaries (New Town district) or for medical reasons
During the initial membership term or any renewal term, the Principal Member may terminate this Agreement only as follows:
- If the Principal Member desires to terminate the membership prior to the expiration of the term, (i) the Principal Member must give CA written notice of his/her intent to terminate at least 30 days in advance of the desired termination date, (ii) all payments due to CA through the desired termination date must be paid, and (iii) CA must be paid the entire cost of the membership if it is a 5Day Golf&Play or 7Day Golf membership or, for other memberships. CA must be paid an early cancellation fee not to exceed 20% of the one year sales price.
The buyout fee will vary according to the number of months left on your membership contract. Non-use of your membership does not relieve you of your payment obligation.
In the event that any check or draft to CA’s order for payments due under this agreement is not honored or any credit/debit card charge is declined or if any fee for any CA services or assessments is not paid, in addition to other rights that CA may have to collect the amounts due, CA shall have the right to:
A) Suspend services under this and any other CA agreement to all member(s) on this agreement until the payments due are made, and/or
B) Assess a service charge for each check or draft dishonored or credit/debit card charge declined in order to reimburse CA for its collection expenses, and/or
C) Amend the monthly deduction authorization or credit/debit card charge contained in this agreement so that any past due amounts may be added to the remaining monthly payments due under the agreement, and/or
D) Terminate services covered by this Agreement and collect the entire remainder of the full membership fee as well as a reasonable sum to reimburse CA for its costs of collection.
Unless the membership has been paid in full, a one-year membership shall automatically renew at the end of the one-year term on a month-to-month basis and thereafter shall continue from month to month, or the Principal Member(s) may elect to renew for a new one-year term. One-year memberships will renew at the renewal rate in effect on the renewal date. Month-to-month membership fees may be increased on May 1 each year to the annual new member rate.
For all types of memberships, CA will provide notice to members at least 45 days in advance of the increase effective date. Renewal membership fees shall be payable in the same manner as the initial membership fee unless CA agrees in writing to a different manner of payment.
Please notify CA in writing of your intent to terminate 35 days prior to your desired cancellation date.
Inclement Weather Policy
It is the policy of the Columbia Association to remain open during inclement weather for business and normal facility operations. However, from time to time it may be necessary to close one or more of Columbia Association’s facilities or services.
The 24/7/365 inclement weather hotline is available for anyone who would like to be informed of any facility late openings or closings due to weather or emergency related announcements. The hotline number is 410-715-3154.
Notifications will also be posted on CA’s website and CA’s Facebook page, and sent out via text message and/or email to CA Urgent Notification subscribers. To subscribe go to ColumbiaAssociation.org/notify. CA reserves the right to update or change this policy.
Electronic Guest Passes
1Fit, Play, CA Fit&Play, 5Day Golf&Play, 7Day Golf, Golf Fit&Play, and Haven on the Lake members receive electronic guest passes upon joining or renewing. Members may purchase additional discounted electronic guest passes at the Customer and Member Service Center (410-730-1801; 6310 Hillside Court, off Stevens Forest Road and Broken Land Parkway), or at any other year-round facility. Guests who live within 25 miles of Columbia are limited to six visits per fiscal year (beginning May 1) per household to all facilities combined as the guest of a member. Guests must present their driver’s license, accompany a member and comply with CA’s guest admission procedures. There are no refunds or transferring of guest passes. Free guest visits must be used each month. They do not accumulate. Guest passes are valid until midnight on the date of issue.
A non-member day pass may be purchased for $25 per person age 14 years and older; it is valid for one calendar day.
Membership privileges can be revoked for inappropriate, abusive, threatening, unruly, disruptive or otherwise unacceptable behavior while visiting CA’s facilities or communicating with a CA employee, covenant violations persist on CA assessed property that the Member(s) own(s), or the CA annual charge on property that the Member(s) own(s) or any other financial obligation owed by the Member(s) to CA is delinquent and remains unpaid.
Tampering with a membership card or allowing it to be used improperly is illegal and subject to revocation of membership privileges.