Gaston County Family YMCA

Pharr Family YMCA

Welcome to the newest branch of the Gaston County Family YMCA! The William J. Pharr Family YMCA is located in the former Community Center within the beautiful, historic McAdenville, NC or better known as “Christmastown USA!” Please stop by the Pharr Family YMCA during business hours for a tour of the facility and to complete your membership application!

Address & Phone:

208 Main Street
McAdenville, NC 28101
Phone (704) 824-1131
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Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

CLOSED July 4th

Childwatch Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 3:30pm – 7:00

 

CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Fall Youth Soccer

Fall Youth Soccer

Join the Gaston County Family YMCA for Fall Soccer 2015. Our recreational league allows children to progressively develop their skills with smaller team sizes, professional practice plans for coaches, and more opportunities for each child than ever before.  We focus on family involvement, team building, confidence, and developing our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.  Register online or download the form below.

Ages
Children ages 3 – 12 will play in the following leagues: Under 5, Under 7, Under 9, and Under 13 years old.  Registration is open until August 24th.  Late registration will result in a $10 late fee if space is available.

When and Where
Practice begins the week of August 31st, and games will follow beginning September 14th. Practice takes place twice weekly, either on Monday or Tuesday, and Saturday for one hour.  Starting September 14th, each weekday games will be game only, and on Saturdays, teams will get 30 minutes of practice before their game.  All practices and games will take place at the Pharr Family YMCA at 208 Main Street, McAdenville.

Coaches
We need volunteer coaches in every age group.  Please consider coaching a team this season by indicating your interest on your registration form, and contacting Ben Oeser and completing a volunteer application.
  • Coaches Only Meetings: Tuesday, August 25th at the Stowe YMCA in Belmont:
    • U5 and U7 Coaches at 7:00 pm
    • U9 and U13 Coaches at 8:00 pm
Uniform Provided
All players will receive a uniform top and socks.  Your child will need shin guards as they are not provided.

Register online!

Contact- Ben Oeser – boeser@gastonymca.org, 704.824.1131.

Member – $52

Program-participant – $77

Downloadable Registration Form

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ChristmasTown 5K

ChristmasTown 5K

Celebrate the kick off of ChristmasTown USA with a festive 5K under the lights.   Proceeds benefit the Pharr Family YMCA & McAdenville Women’s Club.

Saturday, November 28th @ 6:00 PM.

Registration will only be accepted during packet pick up Wednesday and Friday at Walk and Run Belmont during the times listed below.

Race is limited to the first 1200 participants. Register online until November 24th or download the form here.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

How do I register online for the ChristmasTown 5K?

Will there be an early packet pickup?

Yes, and this is encouraged. Early packet pick up will be Wednesday, November 25th from 10am – 3pm, Friday, November 27th from 10am-6pm at  Walk& Run  Belmont, 200 Main Street. Packet pickup on race day will be in front of the Pharr Yarns corporate office on Main St and Wesleyan Dr. from 3-5:30 pm. You can pick up your friends bibs but must sign off.

Where will the 5K go?

The route can be found here. The race will begin at on Elm Street by Legacy Park and go left to the  Carstarphen Bridge. The route will turn around near the end of the bridge and go up Wesleyan Dr to the roundabout. It will go left at Church Street, left at Cedar and turn around at the stop sign. The route will head up and back on Cedar Street and Church Street, and go left on the roundabout towards McAdenville School. It will turn around near Forest Heights and run down the Wesleyan Dr. hill. Next the race will go left  on Main street. It will turn around near the Main Street median divide and end back down Elm Street near Legacy Park.

A hand drawn map of the course can be found here.

Can I walk the 5K?

The 5K is open to walkers and runners alike. However, be mindful of runners competing. There will be a one hour limit for walkers to complete the race.

Will the ChristmasTown Lights be on?

The lights will be on for the runners and walkers to enjoy. However, they will be turned off after the race has been completed, except in the area of the post party.

I see registration is full. Is there ANY way I can run the 5K?

Once we have reached the capacity. This number was based on the recommendation by the experts from US Track & Field, Cramerton Police, and  race committee approval.

Where should I park?

McAdenville streets will close by 5:15PM. Prior to this time, parking is available at the field next to Pharr Yarns corporate office by the Carstarphen Bridge. Parking and shuttle transportation will also be at Cramer High School, beginning at 4:30PM.

I am unable to attend the race? What should I do? 

Unfortunately, race fees are non-refundable.

Can I wear headphones, run with my pet or push a baby stroller?

Headphones and strollers are allowed, but please be aware and cautious of your surroundings. Pets are prohibited.

How many water stops are there?

There  will be at least two water stops for the 5K.

What awards can I expect for my fantastic performance?

Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd per gender and in increments of five year age groups will be awarded. The post party will be held at Legacy Park near the finish line.

My family wants to volunteer. How can they?

Please have them contact Susan Mosk at smosk@gastonymca.org. Volunteers will a receive t-shirt, snacks, and lots of love from the YMCA.

Where does my hard earned money go for this race?

Your fees support the Pharr YMCA and the McAdenville Women’s Club.

 

 

 


Summer Camp

BEST SUMMER EVER!

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 activities.

The Gaston County Family YMCA offers four camp locations throughout the county during the 10-week summer following the Gaston County Schools calendar.

2015 Summer Program Guide

2015 Camp Dates 

Week 1 – June 15 – 19 Week 7 – July 27 – 31
Week 2– June 22 – 26 Week 8– August 3 – 7
Week 3– June 29 – July 3 Week 9 – August 10 – 14
Week 4– July 6 – 10 Week 10– August 17 – 21
Week 5– July 13 – 17  
Week 6- July 20 – 24  

Financial Assistance is limited. Early registration is highly recommended.

Click here for more information and registration forms.

 

 



Ballroom Rental

Have your next function in Christmas Town, USA! Great place to have your wedding, reception, Christmas party or your child’s 1st birthday. We have a ballroom that is approximately 36 ft wide and 60 ft long with beautiful hardwood floors and a fireplace with gas logs.

A refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve the space.

 

Click on the links below for additional information.

Rental Contract     Renters Policy      Renters Pricing

 

Contact Teresa Jacobs at teresa.jacobs@gmail.com or  (704) 824-1131 with questions or to reserve a space today.

 

 


 


Afterschool Enrichment

Ensuring A Brighter Future

The YMCA provides a quality, Christian-oriented experience that is safe, fun, and convenient. Y After School operates throughout Gaston County providing enrichment from school dismissal until 6:00 pm daily. During this time we aim to shape character by modeling, teaching, and reinforcing positive values to all students. The YMCA believes in the character development traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. The YMCA offers two on-site After School locations and fifteen off-site locations throughout the county.

To find your school and Afterschool location, please visit our Afterschool page.


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