Youth Programs


Programs at Central


Teen Leaders’ Club

Ages: 13 years old (as of May 31, 2018) – 18 years old Leaders’ Club presents an exciting opportunity to develop leadership skills and experience personal growth through focus workshops, healthy living activities, and social responsibility opportunities where the teens get to serve in and around the Y. Weekly meetings focus on values of the…

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Middle School United Nations

What is MSUN? MSUN is two-part program. The first part takes place at your school. This is the delegation aspect of the club. You will sign up for countries, committees and organs, practice debating, write position papers, designing country displays, etc. Students meet with our delegation twice a month until May. The second part takes…

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Teens Changing Gaston County

Teens Changing Gaston County (TCGC) is a board made up of teens helping fund other teen-led service projects in the community. TCGC is participating in it’s 12th year! A partnership between the Community Foundation and the YMCA has established the teen board, consisting of 9th-12th grade students in Gaston County. TCGC: a student run philanthropy…

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Child Safety

The YMCA serves thousands of youth annually. The youth participate in a wide variety of programs, including child care, sports, aquatics and more. Our programs follow the principles of youth development, which include the belief that children need to be physically and emotionally safe. These programs take place at our branches, as well as numerous program sites and…

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Group Swim Lessons

The Gaston County Family YMCA offers progressive Swim Lessons for children ages 3-13 in an environment that emphasizes: ¨ Personal Water Safety ¨ Basic Swimming Competencies ¨ Stroke Technique and Refinement ¨ Endurance ¨ Encourages Swimming as part of a Healthy Lifestyle ¨ Click for a program overview – Click here   We keep the student to teacher ratio small…

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Private Swim Lessons

Learn more about Private Swim Lessons at the Y!

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Swim Club

Swim Club Ages 6 – 18

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Central YMCA – Camp Chi Rho

Ages: Rising: 1st-8th Grade Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational…

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Afterschool Gymnastics and Dance Classes

Gymnastics and Dance for boys and girls!

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Y-Guides

DADS AND KIDS MAKING MEMORIES Y Guides recruitment will begin Spring of 2017!   Ages: 4 – 12 years old Y Guides champions the father/child relationship and encourages this valuable interaction through dad run meetings and weekend events! We are looking for interested pairs to join existing tribes or create their own! Contact: Steve D’Avria at 704.865.2193…

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