HEALTHY KIDS. HEALTHY FAMILIES.
Through the Y’s activities for kids, the Gaston County Family YMCA is helping to provide quality programming and "kid time" for local youths. We hope to cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
Families love coming to the YMCA, and we love having them. Whether you want to deepen your relationships, play and be active, or meet other families, our activities, programs and events encourage your family to grow together.
Check out all program and membership benefits for kids and families below!
Our sports programs keep kids active, teach friendly competition and introduce healthy practices for life. Explore our activities and learn why physical activity is so important for a child’s growth and well-being.
As a member your child is encouraged to engage in fitness activities and amenities based on their age. We encourage teens ages 12+ years to explore health and wellness options in our facilities!
Youth Fitness Guidelines
Open Gym and Open Swim times
CHILD CARE, ENRICHMENT, AND SUMMER CAMP
We are proud to offer a wide variety of child care, enrichment, and full-day/extended-day options to assist families with their individual needs.
Parents' Morning Out
Afterschool at the Y
Parents' Night Out
PROGRAMMING FOR TEENS
The teen years are a critically important time for youth to socialize and to receive support positive role models who want to help them best understand their options for the future. Check out our program options designed specifically for grades 6th through 9th grades.
PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES
Our family programming options are designed to be provide families with events and activites that promote bonding, memory making, and good ol' fashion fun!
Explore Family Time Programs and Events