Youth Programs


Programs at Central


Pharr Fall Youth Soccer

JUST KICKIN’ IT! Spring leagues for kids ages 3 – 12

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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 We keep the student to teacher ratio small and students build confidence as they are guided with praise…

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Youth Cycle Classes

Calling all teens and pre-teens! Join our awesome instructors for this high energy, safe and effective 45 minute spin class. The music is trendy and will keep your blood pumping.  Teens will also track their attendance and receive a special prize if they reach a platinum level rider. This class is included in your membership!…

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Private Swim Lessons

Learn more about Private Swim Lessons at the Y!

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Teen Ski Trip

Registration is OPEN – Register online or at the Front Desk Teen Ski Trip Who: Teens (12-18 years old) Where: Wintergreen Ski Resort When: Postponed to a later date. More information soon.  Cost: Member – $300, Non-member – $350

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Swim Club

Swim Club Ages 6 – 18

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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

Participants of Teens Changing Gaston County (TCGC) learn the meaning of philanthropy through the giving of their time and talents. The group is responsible for reviewing grants written by other teen led groups and splitting up a sum of grant funds between the applicants.   Printable Information and Application available –  Click Here Ages: 9th-12th grades Application…

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Leaders’ Club

Ages: 13 years old (as of May 31, 2017) – 18 years old Leaders Club is a teen group organized to help club members develop knowledge and skills, at the same time developing leadership skills. Leaders Club members must complete at least 100 YMCA/community service hours. Events include fun trips, socials, various trainings, weekly meetings,…

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