Gaston County Family YMCA

Pharr Family YMCA

APRIL IS NO JOINING FEE MONTH!        

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 EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 5th

Childwatch Hours:

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

 

CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Summer Flag Football

Summer Flag Football

Ages: 7-14 (In 3 age divisions, 7-8, 9-11,  and Middle School 12-14)

Youth Flag Football is a great sports opportunity to play football in a contact free league.  Players will learn football fundamentals and game concepts in a fun, safe environtment where they can learn how to work together and succeed together.  Register today for this co-ed, recreational league.

Registration: Now – May 4th. This program does have a registration limit.  There is a $10 non-refundable late fee for all players registered after May 4th, if space is available.
Download the registration form.

Register Online Here!

Practice and Games: Practice begins the week of May 18th.  Teams will have 4 practices before games start, with practices on Mondays and Saturdays for 2 weeks.  Games will follow with each team playing games on both Monday and Saturday for the rest of the season starting the week of June 1st.  The final game of this 8-game season is scheduled for Saturday, June 27th.

Where: All games and practices will take place at the Pharr Family YMCA 208 Main Street McAdenville.

Coaches: We need volunteer coaches in every age group.  Please consider coaching this season by indicating so on your registration form and by contacting Ben Oeser at the Pharr Family YMCA.  The coaches meeting will be held on Monday, May 11th, at 7:00 pm at the Pharr Family YMCA.

Cost:
Member – $52
Participant – $77
Includes a uniform top, end of season award, and an 8-game season.

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


April is No Joining Fee Month

April is here!  Join the Y and save $50 today! Join online or stop by any Gaston County Family YMCA to take advantage of this great offer.

How do I join online today?

 


Tee Ball and Coach-Pitch Baseball

Tee Ball and Coach-Pitch Baseball

Ages: 3-4 year old Tee Ball, and 5-6 year old Coach-Pitch Baseball

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 with all of our 3-6 year olds.

Early Registration: Now – May 4th.  This program does have a registration limit.  Download the registration form, or register online by clicking here.

Late Registration: There is a $10 non-refundable late fee for all players registered after May 4th, if space is available.

Season: May 19th – June 25th, Tuesday & Thursday evenings

Practice: There will be four practices before the games begins: May 19th, 21st, 26th, and 28th.

Games: Each team will play 8 games which will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting on Tuesday June 2nd and ending on Thursday, June 25th.

Cost:
Member – $52
Participant – $77
Includes end-of-season award, uniform top, team hat, and a 6 week season, including 8 games.


National Day of Prayer Breakfast

National Day of Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, May 7th

On May 7th, the Gaston County Family YMCA will celebrate its Annual Community Prayer Breakfast with an inspirational morning of fellowship, music and prayer at First Presbyterian Church of Belmont.

At the Y, we believe that faith in the power of prayer is at the heart of our community. Whether you’ve never turned to prayer or you pray daily, we welcome you to join your community in prayer. At the breakfast, we will lift up the prayers of our community.

Doors open for breakfast at 7:00 AM and the program will begin at 8:00 AM. Find location information here.

Breakfast is $10.00 per person or $75.00 for a table of eight. To reserve a seat or host a table, register below.

Register online using this link.

If you have questions, please email Molly D’Avria at mdavria@gastonymca.org or call 704.865.8551.


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.

 

 



Personal Training

Personal Training

Personal Training (Private)

Ages: 12+

Private personal training is 1 on 1 fitness training with a nationally certified YMCA personal trainer. The trainer trains the client using strength training, cardio training, and nutritional counseling and monitoring. Sessions are 1 hour in length and can be purchased in 1, 5, 10, 15 and session packages.

Dates & Times: Anytime the facility is open and is offered year around. Training times are based on client needs and trainer availability.

Cost:

1 Session – $49
5 Sessions – $205
10 Sessions – $370
15 Sessions – $495

Personal Training (Small Group Classes)

Ages: 12+

A group personal training class is personal training in a small group setting. The session length is determined by the class specifics and what it dictates the length to be in order for the clients to achieve their goals. Classes are created based on specific branch need and want and trainer experience and availability.

Offered to YMCA members only and must have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 10 in order to have the sessions.

Dates & Times: Anytime the facility is open and is offered year around. Training times are based on client needs and trainer availability. Classes are 4 to 8 weeks in length depending on specific class.

Cost:
Sessions – $10 per session per client and must be paid in full prior to start of class sessions. For example, if the class meets 2x per week for 4 weeks the total cost to the member is $80 and this must be paid prior to the start of the 4 week program.


Jr. Lifeguarding Class

Jr. Lifeguarding Class

BUILD A FOUNDATION TO RESCUE

American Red Cross Jr. Lifeguarding Class

Central YMCA & Stowe Family YMCA

Jr Lifeguarding is designed to guide youth to become Lifeguards by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills needed for future Lifeguards. For youths 11-14 years old.

 

Classes are offered both at the Central YMCA in Gastonia and the Stowe Family YMCA in Belmont.

 

Prerequisites:

 

Dates:

June 11 & 12 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Central YMCA or Stowe Family YMCA

Fees:  Members: $65

Program Participants: $85

Central YMCA

Candace Hyde chyde@gastonymca.org or 704.865.8551

Stowe Family YMCA

Jeff Pesesky jpesesky@gastonymca.org or 704.822.9622

 

 


School Year Gymnastics and Dance Classes

Gymnastics Classes 

Ages:

Parent/Child for ages 18 months and up
KinderGym for ages 3 & 4.
JuniorGym for ages 5, 6, & 7
SeniorGym for ages 8-11.

Dance Classes

Ages:

KinderDance for ages 3 & 4
JuniorDance for ages 5, 6, & 7
SeniorDance for ages 8 and up
 

The Pharr Family YMCA is excited to offer dance and gymnastics classes for ages 3– Teens. Our dance and gymnastics classes are designed to enhance fine and gross motor skills and cultivate imagination, creativity and social development in a caring environment. Students will grow and develop as they learn the fundamental vocabulary and skills associated with gymnastics and dance. Classes start September 2, 2014 and run through May 20, 2015. Registration is continuous.

All class are held at the Pharr YMCA.

Days & Times:

PARENT/CHILD GYMNASTICS (18 mos. & older with Parent Participation) Tue 3:00 pm
 KINDER GYMNASTICS (Ages 3-4)  Mon 3:00pm   Mon 3:45pm   Mon 6:00pm   Tue 3:30pm  Wed 3:00pm
 KINDER DANCE (Ages 3-4 Ballet &Tap) Mon 4:15pm
 JUNIOR GYM (Ages 5-7) Mon 3:45pm  Mon 6:00pm  Tue 4:15pm  Wed 3:45pm
 JUNIOR DANCE (Ages 5-7 Ballet & Tap) Mon 5:00pm
 SENIOR GYMNASTICS (Ages 8 and up) Mon 4:30pm  Tue 5:45pm  Wed 4:30pm
 SENIOR DANCE (Ages 8+ Ballet & Tap) Wed 4:30pm
 ADVANCED GYMNCASTICS Wed 5:00pm

Class fees: Non-refundable registration fee $20.00 per student

Members – $40.00/month
Program Participants – $50.00/month

CLICK HERE for printable registration form or register online by clicking here.

Contact Ben Oeser at boeser@gastonymca.org or (704) 824-1131.


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.

 

 


 


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