Engage

Welcome to the YMCA! As a member, you’ve joined a supportive family of members, participants, volunteers, and staff working together to improve the quality of life for all. We’re for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and we’re here to help you reach your goals. From weight loss or water aerobics to helping your child learn fundamental skills in programs like youth sports, child care and swim, we’re here for you.

We would love to help you engage with YMCA through special Member programs and events. Please see below and let us know if you need assistance getting involved.


Programs

Learning from the Life of Jonah

Available at: Warlick

Join us at Warlick for a special June Bible Study!

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Trick or Trail 5K and Fun Run

Available at: Warlick

Lace up your sneakers and get creative on your outfit for a 5K and 1 mile Fun Run on the Sytz Trail at the Warlick Family YMCA. The post race party continues after the race with our annual Fall Festival!   Event Details Saturday, October 26 5K Start at 8:00 am Fun Run 1 Mile…

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Celebrate With Us: Party at the Y

Available at: Pharr,  Stowe,  Warlick

There’s nothing more fun than parties at the Y! Birthday, graduation, or any kind of celebration, the Gaston County Family YMCA is available for weekend parties. Your child’s special day will be an extraordinary one here at the Y. We offer a variety of birthday parties to meet the desires of children of all ages…

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Women’s Prayer Group

Available at: Stowe

Do you ever feel like your journey of faith dwindles to embers? Have you ever felt like you coast on autopilot? This women’s Bible study group will change that by igniting the soul through God’s word and fellowship.  We will discuss and study different books of the Bible as well as life experiences and how…

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Pickleball

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Get fit and have fun playing pickleball both in the Stowe Family YMCA and Warlick Family YMCA gymnasium! This fun group meets twice weekly. Come ready to play! Pickleball is a game resembling tennis in which players use paddles to hit a perforated plastic ball over a net. Players at the Y will help you learn…

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Teen Leaders’ Club

Available at: Stowe,  Warlick

Ages: 13 years old (as of May 31, 2019) – 18 years old Leaders’ Club presents an exciting opportunity to develop leadership skills and experience personal growth through focus workshops, healthy living activities, and social responsibility opportunities where the teens get to serve in and around the Y. Weekly meetings focus on values of the…

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Family Swim and Slide

Available at: Stowe

Family and open swim times are the perfect opportunity for children to gain swimming strength and endurance while playing with family in the pool and for adults to just relax and have fun in the water. Enjoy time together during scheduled recreational swim times or when the slide is down! Pool Schedule: Check the pool schedule…

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HEPA at the YMCA

Available at: Cherryville,  Pharr,  Stowe,  Warlick

The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Initiative is the Gaston County Family YMCA ‘s answer to a challenge made by First Lady Michelle Obama to improve the standard of nutrition and activity for children in our care as well as their families, YMCA members and staff. By implementing and adhering to HEPA standards our…

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Badminton

Available at: Stowe

Get fit and have fun playing badminton in the Stowe Family YMCA gymnasium! This fun group meets twice weekly from September to May. Come ready to play! Days & Times: Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:15 am – 11:15 am This group does not meet during the summer months.

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