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.


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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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Celebrate With Us: Party at the Y

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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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

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 year we have enhanced our program to add even more of your favorite activities! Sessions last for 4 week and are specialized by activity. Rotations will begin…

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Y-Guides: Connecting Dads & Kids

ABOUT Y-GUIDES The Gaston County YMCA Y Guides program focuses on strengthening the father-child relationship through one-on-one activities. It’s through these shared experiences that fathers (or father figures) and their children grow closer and form memories that last a lifetime. WHO PARTICIPATES? Y Guides is for dads and their children ages 5-12. The participants form tribes with others in their…

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Parents Night Out

Great Monthly Events!

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Teen Leaders’ Club

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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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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