Youth Programs


Programs at Pharr


An Evening in the Park

Join us in McAdenville for Family Fun!

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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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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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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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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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Pharr Family YMCA – Specialty Camp

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. Registration: Now Open! Click…

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Y-Guides

DADS AND KIDS MAKING MEMORIES Y Guides recruitment will begin Spring of 2017!   Ages: 4 – 12 years old Y Guides champions the father/child relationship and encourages this valuable interaction through dad run meetings and weekend events! We are looking for interested pairs to join existing tribes or create their own! Contact: Steve D’Avria at 704.865.2193…

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Art Classes

Encourage Creativity The Pharr YMCA is happy to offer weekly art classes for students interested in expanding their creativity in multi-media art.  Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building…

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