Youth Programs


Programs at Central


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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Tee Ball and Coach-Pitch Baseball

Batter Up!   Join the Gaston County Family YMCA for Tee Ball and Coach-Pitch Baseball. Our recreational league teaches fundamentals while learning to appreciate the sport of baseball, and refining physical skills! We focus on family involvement, team building, confidence, and developing our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith. Ages Children ages…

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Summer Youth Basketball League

Join the Gaston County Family YMCA for the Summer League Youth Basketball 2017. This recreational league focuses on fundamentals, teamwork, confidence, and refining physical skills. Who: Ages 3—13 year olds Practice Locations and Information: All practices and games will be at the Stowe Family YMCA in Belmont. Practice options are on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday based…

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Darkness To Light Training

This revolutionary evidence-based sexual abuse prevention training program educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibility to child abuse and child sexual abuse. This training is designed specifically for individuals and organizations that serve children and youth. Prevent Child Abuse Gaston will be presenting this training to the Gaston County community at the Remount Executive…

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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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Home School Wellness

Join the Fun! Join the Central or Stowe Family YMCA for Home School Wellness! This is a twelve week program that provides active organized level-based swim lessons in the pool for six weeks and in the gymnasium for six weeks of skill development active games.  During the program we will cover topics such as aquatic safety, nutrition,…

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Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

Upcoming Central YMCA Certification Classes

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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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