|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
November 27th: closed at 8pm
November 29th: 7am – 7pm
Mon – Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Stowe Family YMCA
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS
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.
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.
8 player minimum, 11 player maximum
Ben Oeser at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 704.824.1131.
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.
- Your Time Commitment is one weekday (Mon or Tue) and Saturday throughout the season.
- Coaches Only Meeting is on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Pharr YMCA in McAdenville.
Contact- Ben Oeser – email@example.com, 704.824.1131.
Member – $52
Program-participant - $77
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: August 22, 23, 24
Friday 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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
Session: September 22nd through 27th
Monday—Friday Class—4:00—9:00 pm
Saturday Class— 8:00 am—3:00 pm
Cost: Members: $200 Program Participants: $250
Contact Jeff Pesesky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.822.9622 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.
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)
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 – 11:30 – 12:15, Tuesdays/Thursdays – 6:30-7:15
Member - $35/child
Program Participants - $65/child
Grizzlies 5K & Y Race Series
Join us for the 2nd Annual Grizzlies 5K!
Friday, July 18th @ 6:00pm
Kick off the Gastonia Grizzlies Midnight Madness double header baseball game & fireworks with the second annual Grizzlies 5k. Runners start in the outfield of Sims Park, wind through the North Gastonia Greenway, and finish at home plate. All runners will receive a game ticket, t-shirt, and all the entertainment that evening. The race is the 3rd event for the Gaston Cup and 2nd in the Y Race Series.
Course map here Note: The race starts in right field and ends with a 1/4 mile run around the inside of the baseball field.
5K (INCLUDES T-SHIRT and GAME TICKET) Fees:
» $25 through July 11th, $35 after July 12th, if space available. Limited to 500 participants.
Awards will be given to the first overall male & female runners, and five year increments for male and female runners.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.
When and where is early packet pickup?
Early packet pick up will be Thursday, July 17th at Run Walk Belmont, 200 N. Main Street in Belmont, from 1-3PM and at Martha Rivers Park at the YMCA Family Night from 4-7PM. Day of packet pick up will be at Sims Park from 3-5:30PM.
Can I walk the 5K?
The 5K is open to walkers and runners alike. We will not have an awards division for walkers.
Can I wear headphones, run with my pet or push a baby stroller?
Headphones are allowed, but please be aware and cautious of your surroundings. We try to lessen as much traffic as possible, but realize we cannot close off traffic 100 percent. Strollers are allowed, pets are not.
My family wants to volunteer. How can they?
Sign up on our online form here. 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 YMCA Annual Campaign. Through public support and contributions to the Gaston County Family YMCA and its branches, we are able to provide access to quality programs and services to everyone regardless of ability, gender, age, or socio-economic status. We thrive on serving as many people in the community as possible, but cannot do so without your help. Every day nearly 100 programs and services help shape our neighborhoods, but the call for assistance keeps growing.
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.
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
SeniorGym: Mondays at 4:30 pm. Thursdays at 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm
Intermediate/Advanced Class: Mondays at 5:15 pm, and Thursdays at 5:15 pm.
Class fees: Non-refundable registration fee $20.00 per studentMembers – $40.00/month Program Participants – $50.00/month
CLICK HERE for printable registration form.
Contact Ben Oeser at email@example.com or (704) 824-1131.
The Stowe Family YMCA is now offering 3 special classes just for our Toddlers! Join us for one or more of these excellent monthly sessions. Join us for an OPEN HOUSE on March 24, 26, and/or 28th for a free look at the classes.
Art Classes – Little Picassos on Monday, Wednesday 8:55 – 9:55 am
Literacy Classes – Literary EDventures on Monday, Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 am
Sports + Swim Classes – Rookie Sports and Swim on Friday 9:00 – 11:00 am
All classes are intentionally structured with the goal of fostering a passion for learning, discovering new skills, and building confidence through interaction.
$45 a month for Members
$55 a month for Program Participants
Contact Freddie Mibelli with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704.822.9622.
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 email@example.com.
2013 Winners: Wix Affinia, The Cookson Company and Gaston Together