Family

The Gaston County Family YMCA believes that all youth and families deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Our YMCA offers many Family Programs that assist in the healthy development of families in our community. From After school to Family Nights our Y takes pride in building a healthy foundation of spirit, mind, and body in each one of our participants.


Programs at Stowe


Swim Club

The YMCA Youth and Teen Swim Club is designed for swimmers who are ready for the next level.  With a focus on the four competitive strokes, swimmers will improve their technique, learn teamwork, and build endurance. Along with swimming, there will be an emphasis on building confidence and leadership skills. Swimmers must be able to…

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Home School Wellness

MAKE IT A PLAY DATE Home School Wellness   Home School Wellness is a fun and exciting program where Home School students get to learn swim lessons, nutrition, wellness and sports skills in a social environment. This program that provides a session of skill level based swim lessons followed by developmental games in the gymnasium.  During…

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Parents Night Out

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! Detailed activities for each event will be available closer to each event date. Contact the Y for…

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Teen Leaders’ Club

  Ages: 13 years old (as of May 31, 2018) – 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…

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Together In Prayer

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6   The YMCA was founded with prayer; thus, we continue with prayer. In 1844, George Williams, 21, and two of his friends felt God leading them to a strategy of praying by name…

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HEPA at the YMCA

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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Resource Connection Gateway

Connecting the Gaston County Communities How would you handle these situations: A friend suddenly loses their job without warning Someone stops you in a parking lot and asks for a handout You are overwhelmed by your financial situation A friend is bereaved or depressed Your coworker asks you where he can get some parenting guidance…

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Y-Guides

CONNECTING DADS & KIDS   Informational Meeting – Tuesday, September 18 6:00 – 7:15 pm Longhouse Village at the Warlick Family YMCA   Ages: 5 – 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…

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