Gaston County Family YMCA

Stowe Family YMCA

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
Belmont, NC 28012
Phone (704) 822-9622
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Hours:

Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

 

 

 

Childwatch Hours:

Mon – Sat: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm – 8:30pm
Friday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
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CURRENT & UPCOMING PROGRAMS


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.

 

 



Daddy Daughter Date Night

Daddy Daughter Date Night

Fathers, uncles and grandfathers…escort your daughter, niece or granddaughter to Princess Date Night! You and your special date(s) will enjoy a very magical and memorable evening together. A disc jockey will be spinning some songs for your dancing enjoyment. Light snacks will be served and a photographer will be on hand to capture the moment.

Come dressed in semi-formal attire: dresses for the girls and suit/tie are recommended for the gentlemen.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Ages: Open to all ages

Cost: $15/couple for YMCA members, $20/couple for program participants ($5 each additional child). 

Day of registration: $20/couple for YMCA members, $25/couple for program participants

Photos will be available for an additional cost by cash or checks.

When: Saturday, February 21st 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Pharr YMCA Ballroom 

Registration Form

Flyer to share!

 

Register below or at any Gaston County Family YMCA branch. Get registered today!


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 February 25, 2015.

Registration:

Register as a team or an individual.  Open now through February 17th or until full.

Registration Form here.

Cost:

Individual Registration – Members – $35, 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.

Games:

Sunday afternoons from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Stowe Family YMCA beginning February 25th.  Each team will play at least 8 regular season games followed by a tournament.

Team Limits:

8 player minimum, 11 player maximum

Contact:

Ben Oeser at boeser@gastonymca.org or by calling 704.824.1131.


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.

 

 



Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Camp

The YMCA offers full day care during extended school breaks at both the Central and Stowe YMCA locations which includes Spring Break.  Full Day care will be provided for all registered at either a daily or multi-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:

Care will not be provided:

The camp day is from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm daily.

Check back for registration information.

 


Middle School Basketball

Middle School Basketball

Ages: Children in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will play games against other middle school children from all over Gaston County.

Registration is open from now until Sunday, January 25th.  This program does have a registration limit. Late registration will result in a $10 late fee if space is available.
When: Practice begins the week of February 2nd, and will be twice weekly based on the coaches’ preference. Games will take place on Saturday mornings starting February 21st, 2015.

Where: All games will take place at the Central YMCA, located at 615 W Franklin Blvd. Gastonia, the Stowe Family YMCA, 196 YMCA Dr. Belmont, and Nixon Gym, 401 E. First St, Cherryville. Practices will take place at the Central, Stowe, and Cherryville branches if registration preferences allow.

Player Assessment Day and Draft: Players will participate in player assessment drills on Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00 pm at the Stowe Family YMCA.  Each player will asked to wear a certain number during the drills session.  All players will be drafted to teams by the coaches at the coaches’ meeting following the player assessment drills, and will be contacted with their team assignment on January 28th.

Contact:  Ben Oeser – boeser@gastonymca.org, 704.824.1131, or for Cherryville: Josh Patterson jpatterson@gastonymca.org, 704.445.9622

 

Cost:   Member – $65 Program participant - $85.

Additional Info: All players will receive a team uniform top. All teams are led by volunteer coaches. Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, January 27th after the player assessment drills at the Stowe Family YMCA.  If you are interested in volunteering to coach, please contact Ben Oeser

 

Download a Registration Form for Stowe YMCA and Central YMCA Sites

Download a Registration Form for Cherryville YMCA Site


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.


The Gaston Cup

Run with Purpose

runners

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.

RESULTS

Race series

Download:

Team registration form - email back to steve@gastonymca.org.

Team flyer

More information and rules

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

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.

3 Session Available: Feb. 16th-19th, March 12th-14th, April 6th-8th

Cost: Members – $180.00  Program Participants – $230.00

Register online.

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 jpesesky@gastonymca.org or 704.822.9622 or Candace Hyde at chyde@gastonymca.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

Event Information and Rules

2014 Spring Semester Dates:

2014

2015

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

Cost:

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.


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