|The Stowe Family YMCA is a non-profit organization committed to helping you live a balanced, healthy life in spirit, mind and body. We make a positive impact in the Gaston County community through encouraging wellness and family.||
Address & Phone:
196 YMCA Drive
Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 9:30pm
Mon – Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Stowe Family YMCA
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Holiday Break and Spring Break Camp
Holiday Break and Spring Break Camp
The YMCA offers full day care during extended school breaks at both the Central and Stowe YMCA locations. This includes Holiday Break 2014 and Spring Break 2015. Full Day care will be provided for all registered at either a daily or 5 day rate.
Students registered for After School and/or Summer Camp at the YMCA are not automatically registered or charged for this program. Specific Registration is necessary.
Care is offered:
- December 22, 23, 29, 30, 2014
- January 2, 2015
Care will not be provided:
- December 24, 25, 26, and 31 2014
- January 1, 2015
The camp day is from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm daily.
Please see the below registration form for specific dates and rates.
Ages: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11
This recreational league teaches fundamentals while learning to appreciate basketball and refine physical skills using a small team size for all ages! We focus on family involvement, team building, confidence, and developing our core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith with all of our kids.
Practice Locations and Information:Practice sites are offered at the Central YMCA in Gastonia and the Stowe YMCA in Belmont. Practice options are on Mondays at the Central YMCA, and Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday at the Stowe YMCA. Teams will practice twice a week before games start on their practice day and Saturday. Once games begin, teams will practice one time each week on their practice day. There will be a break from December 23rd through January 2nd for the holiday season.
Season: Practices begin the week of December 15th, Games begin January 9th and 10th, 2014. 3-4 year olds will play games on Friday evenings, while 5-11 year olds will play games on Saturdays. Games will take place at both, the Central and Stowe YMCAs.
Registration: Now – Sunday, December 4th, 2014
Volunteer Coaches Needed: We need volunteer coaches in every age group. Please consider volunteering to make an impact in your community.
Members – $52
Program Participants – $77
Download PDF Registration Form and return to your local YMCA member services desk
The Gaston Cup
Run with Purpose
The 2nd Annual Gaston Cup focuses on corporate health and wellness. The Gaston Cup Series provides businesses with a long-term initiative that helps establish healthy lifestyle changes for their employees.
Micro, Small , Medium and Large businesses complete in a series of run/walk races throughout the year. The business with the highest employee participation percentage will win their category Gaston Cup for that year.
- Run for the Money 5K Saturday, April 12th at 8:00 am
- Cherry Blossom 5K Friday, April 25 at 6:00 pm register for all other races here
- Gastonia Grizzlies 5K Friday, July 18 at 6:00 pm
- Labor Day 5K Monday, September 1 at 8:00 am
- Spencer Mountain 5K/10 Mile Sat., Nov. 8 at 8:00 am
Team registration form - email back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Winners: American & Efird, The Cookson Company and Gaston Together
2013 Winners: Wix Affinia, The Cookson Company and Gaston Together
Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor Certifications
Lifeguarding is an important lifesaving skill in every community. Complete a lifeguarding course available this at the Stowe YMCA with possible employment opportunities upon completion. The participant will receive life guarding, first aid, CPR for the professional rescuer, and Automated External Defibrillator.
Prerequisites — Mandatory swim test includes—300 yard swim (front crawl and breast stroke), jump in and swim 20 yards to retrieve and return a 10 lbs. brick, tread water with feet only for 2 minutes. Attendance mandatory at all session dates and 15 years old by the date of the last class.
Session: December 29, 30, 31
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Members – $180.00 Program Participants – $230.00
Water Safety Instructor Certification
Being safe in and around the water is an important skill to learn and share with others. This class will prepare participants to teach swim lessons to children and adults as well as other water safety courses. Possible employment opportunities upon completion.
Prerequisites — Swim various strokes for 25 yards, including butterfly, tread water for 1 minute. Participants must be 16 years old by the date of the last class
Check back for Spring 2015 Dates.
Contact Jeff Pesesky at email@example.com or 704.822.9622 or Candace Hyde at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.865.8551 with questions.
Middle School Madness
Ages: Middle School Students
Join the Stowe Family YMCA each month for an evening of dancing, basketball, video games, and more! The Y is just for teens! We will offer a dance, basketball and/or dodgeball tournaments, video games, pizza, snacks, swimming for all who attend from 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm.
Dates & Times: September – May
Monthly, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
2014 Spring Semester Dates:
|Friday, September 19||Friday, January 30|
|Friday, October 10||Friday, February 20|
|Friday, November 21||Friday, March 20|
|Friday, December 12||Friday, April 24|
|Friday, May 15|
Members – FREE
Non Members – $6
NEW! Want to host your birthday party or a celebration at Middle School Madness? You can now rent a private room and have added benefits! Contact Freddie Mibelli with
any questions and interest.
Swim Lessons – Youth
Ages: 6 – 13 years
Youth Swim Lessons promote stroke development, personal water safety, water sports, rescue and personal growth are included. During all swim lessons, participants and instructors find opportunities to learn and demonstrate the YMCA core values, (Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith).
Session Days & Times:
Saturdays – 10:00 – 12:45, Tuesdays or Thursdays – 5:30-7:15
Member - $40/child
Program Participants - $80/child
Home School Wellness
Join the Fun!
The Stowe YMCA hosts Home School Wellness! This twelve week program will focus on skill development, team sports, wellness, and swimming! We will spend 6 weeks in the pool and 6 weeks in the gym for a combination of activities that promote healthy living, confidence, and social interaction.
Home School Wellness:
Ages: K-6th grades, split into age groups
Classes: Six weeks of swim development, followed by six weeks of gym/fitness classes.
Fall 2014 Times and Dates:
Stowe Wednesdays, September 24th – December 10th from 1-2 pm.
Costs: Member – $45 for single child, $85 for family
Program Participants – $65 for single child, $105 for family
Recognition: Certificate of completion and swim class credentials.
Contact Josey Messer with questions at 704.822.9622.
Home School Wellness Parent Pass
The YMCA is here to support healthy living in our community. We encourage parents and guardians to focus on their health while their student participates in the Home School Wellness program. Visit the Member Services Desk to register for this offer valid from September 24th to December 10th and allowing entry for one guardian to utilize the Stowe YMCA facilities between the hours of 1:00 and 2:00 pm on Wednesdays.
Click here for more information or contact Josey Messer.
Click here to register online.
Parents Night Out
Ages: 3 years through 5th grade
Once a month the YMCA is THE PLACE for kids! Kids can enjoy an evening at the YMCA while keeping busy with actives such as swimming, baking, playing games, eating dinner, and being silly while their parents are out and about!
Children must be potty trained.
Dates & Times: September 2014 – May 2015
Register online by clicking here.
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.
The Stowe YMCA host the teens and pre-teens of the area to meet new friends, connect with teammates, find fun and motivation to get in shape and feel better during Tuesday and Thursday evening sessions.
Ages: 8 – 14
Days & Time: Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Stowe Family YMCA Downstairs Open Area
Contact Susan Mosk at email@example.com or 704.822.9622