Family Time


Programs for Family Time

Our family programming is designed to promote bonding through group projects, activities,
and memory-making!


Below are some of our most popular events and activities to watch out for!



family paint night

Family Paint Nights
Family paint nights offer a creative bonding experience for parents and children, featuring guided painting classes where each month brings a new theme. These events provide an opportunity for families to come together, explore their artistic side, and create lasting memories. With instructors leading the way, participants of all skill levels can enjoy a fun and fulfilling activity together!

camp night

Family Camping Nights
Family camping nights offer an opportunity for families to escape to the great outdoors and bond together. Hosted at the Warlick Family YMCA's Camp Tuscarora, this event features tent camping, guided trail walks, fishing, campfire dinners with s'mores, and evenings filled with singing around the campfire. Wake up to breakfast and enjoy activities like vespers and canoeing on the lake, making it a memorable experience for everyone involved!

family games

Special Event Pop-Ups
We also frequently host special event pop-ups, such as:

  • Family Bingo Nights
  • Touch-A-Truck
  • Pool Parties
  • Family Food Truck Nights
  • Bunny Fun Run
  • ...and more!

Some of these events require registration, while others do not. Be sure to stay updated by checking our special events calendar for upcoming activities!



Please email us to ask about upcoming events available for sponsorship or tell us about your ideas!







At the Gaston County Family YMCA, we are committed to fostering family bonding through fun and engaging programs. From outdoor adventures to creative activities, we offer unique experiences that bring families closer together. Join us and create lasting memories while strengthening your family bonds!