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

Childwatch Hours:

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


Stowe YMCA Men’s Basketball League

Register today for our Men’s Basketball League at the Stowe YMCA.  This 16 years and older league offers fellowship and friendly competition beginning August 11, 2014.


Register as a team or an individual.  Open now through August 4th or until full.

Registration Form here.


Individual Registration – Members – $30, Program participants – $55

Team Registration – Each player on a team will register individually, and pay their member or program participant rate even if they are signed up on a team.


Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Stowe Family YMCA beginning August 11th.  Each team will play at least 8 regular season games followed by a tournament.  Teams will play no more than two games per week.

Team Limits:

8 player minimum, 11 player maximum


Ben Oeser at or by calling 704.824.1131.

Fall Youth Soccer

Fall Youth Soccer

Join the Gaston County Family YMCA for Fall Soccer 2014. Our recreational league is in our third season of a new curriculum with proven success, and backed by Belmont Abbey College Soccer Coaches!  This program 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.

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 28th.  Late registration will result in a $10 late fee if space is available.

When and Where
Practice begins the week of September 8th, and games will follow beginning August 15th. Practice takes place twice weekly on Monday or Tuesday and Saturday for one hour.  After the first week of practice, all weekday practices will include half practice and half game, and all Saturday practices will include half practice and half game.  All games will take place at the Pharr Family YMCA at 208 Main Street, McAdenville.

We need volunteer coaches in every age group.  Please consider coaching a team this season by indicating your interest on your registration form.
  • Coaches Only Meeting is on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Pharr YMCA in McAdenville.
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 –, 704.824.1131.

Member – $52

Program-participant - $77

Downloadable Registration Form

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Gymnastics and Sports Summer Camp

Join the Pharr Family YMCA this summer for Sports Camp and Gymnastics Camps!  These half day camps will focus on specific skills each morning as well as be a lot of fun!  Camps will be offered during the following weeks.


Week 1 (June 16-20): Gymnastics

Week 2 (June 23-27): Gymnastics

Week 4 (July 7-11): Gymnastics

Week 5 (July 14-18): Basketball

Week 6 (July 21-25): Gymnastics

Week 7 (July 28-August 1): Challenger’s British Soccer Camp (half and full-day options) Click here to register online.

Week 8 (August 4-8): Gymnastics

Week 9 (August 11-15): Gymnastics


Contact Ben Oeser:

704.865.8551 (ext. 101)



Summer Gymnastics Classes

Summer Gymnastics Class Schedules (June, July, and August)

Kindergym for ages 3 & 4.
JuniorGym for ages 5, 6, & 7
SeniorGym for ages 8-11.

YMCA Gymnastics is a class for boys and girls with age appropriate skills in tumbling, floor exercises, bars, vault, and beams! Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and other fundamental floor exercises are taught all in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere.

All class are held at the Pharr YMCA.

Registration: Open
Please register your child and they will be placed in a class that suits their skills.  Preferences do not gurantee class days and times.

Days & Times:
Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays and run from 3:oo pm through 6:45 pm. Each class is 45 minutes long.

KinderGym: Mondays at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  Thursdays at 3:00 pm.

JuniorGym: Mondays at 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm.  Thursdays at 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm, and 4:30 pm

SeniorGymMondays at 4:30 pm.  Thursdays at 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced ClassMondays at 5:15 pm, and Thursdays at 5:15 pm.

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.

Contact Ben Oeser at 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 childs 1st birthday party. We have a ballroom that is approximately 36 ft wide and 60 ft long with beautiful hardwood floors and a fireplace with gas logs. Rental includes a kitchen that has ice machine, commercial size refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and stove. We also have chairs and tables available for your use.

Rental Fees:

Four Hour Rental: Member $100 /Program participant $180

Eight Hour Rental: Member $200 / Program participant $360

Each additional hour: Member $25 per hour / Program participant $45 per hour

Weddings and receptions are subject to a $100 fee.

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

Contact Teresa Jacobs or (704) 824-1131.

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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