Kernersville Family YMCA

The Kernersville Family YMCA serves the entire family through youth development programs, healthy living and social responsibility initiatives, such as the Bright Beginnings program to provide a special back-to-school shopping experience for local students. Explore your aquatic interest with swim lessons, have fun at day camp or on a youth sports team, or reach your wellness goals with group exercise classes.

Click here to check out our program guide. 

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Thurs: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
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Child Watch Hours:

Ages: 6 weeks-5 years old
Mon – Saturday: 8:30am-12:30pm
Mon – Thurs: 5:00-8:00pm

Y Kids’ Club
Ages: 5 (optional) 6-11 years old
Monday-Thursday: 5:00-8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30am-12:30pm
(Scheduled Forsyth County Schools Out of School Days 8:30am-12:30pm)
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Address & Phone

1113 W Mountain St
Kernersville NC 27284
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Phone: (336) 996-2231
Fax: (336) 996-8605
Email: John Jonczak

Fall Into Fitness with a $0 Joining Fee

$0 Joining Fee from October 15-31

At the Y, we know being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. When you join the Y, you’re joining a nonprofit that works to make our community stronger. Membership includes benefits such as (varies by branch location):

• FREE adult group exercise classes including Yoga, Cycle, Zumba, Les Mills® BODYPUMP and more!

• Three FREE New Member Personal Training sessions. Click here for more information.

• FREE water aerobics classes and access to indoor pools and outdoor waterparks (varies by branch)

• FREE Child Watch services for Adult with Dependent and Household memberships

• Reduced rate on all programs including boot camps, personal training, youth sports, summer day camp, and more!

Stop by your local branch or if you’re already a member, tell a friend and get $25 off next month’s dues.

Prorated monthly fees apply.

YMCA Training Volunteer Reading Tutors

Could you spend 3 hours each week helping an ADULT improve reading skills? 

Training sessions: Friday, October 17 and Friday, October 24, 9am-12pm at the Robinhood Road Family YMCA (please attend both sessions)

We will train you, provide you with materials, and support you as you meet twice each week with a learner. We assess all learners and match you with someone whose schedule and logistical preferences match yours. You can meet at a YMCA, public library, or any other public location.

Our learners vary from 2nd grade-9th grade reading levels. Many are working on specific goals like filling out job applications, working for a promotion at work, or wanting to help children or grandchildren with homework. Most of our learners are in their 40s and 50s.

Please contact Julie Weber at 336.727.9850 or or click here to fill out our tutor interest form.

Y Social Responsibility

Did you know the YMCA is one of the largest non-profits in the country? YMCAs serve over 21 million men, women, and children across the nation while continuing to be the largest provider of Childcare and Health/Wellness programs.

You know the Kernersville Family YMCA is so much more than just a place and we wanted to share with you some of the numbers.

From January 1-August 31 of 2014 the Kernersville Family YMCA provided over $82,000 in membership scholarships which served over 3,000 community members. The Kernersville Y also provided more than $54,000 in program scholarships (Swim Lessons, Sports, and Wellness Programs to name a few) which went to more than 1300 individuals. Over $10,000 has been given in scholarship to more than 80 military families at the Kernersville Y.

If you are interested in learning about YMCA Memberships, Programs, Scholarships, and Community Involvement, please contact: John Jonczak, Senior Program Director,

Costume Party

Please join us on October 24 for our Funky Fall Costume Party for kids 11 and under. We will have games, popcorn, costume contest, snacks and more.

Program Dates

Friday, October 24


Register at the front desk

Cut off for registration is October 22, 2014


Members $8.00 per child – ages 11 and under (under 2 years of age is FREE)

Potential Members $10.00 per child – ages 11 and under (under 2 years of age is FREE)

Parents are FREE

Bible Study

Looking for inspiration? Craving more spiritual fulfillment in your life? Join us for volunteer-led weekly Bible Studies.

For more information on days and times, please contact Rosemary Suess, Executive Vice President, at 336.996.2231 x6405 or


Winter Basketball

Shoot for the moment!

Get in the game with this fast-paced league. Fun, Fitness, and Friends is what it’s all about at the Y. We pride ourselves on our positive competition and skill development and will be using a goal-based approach to help each child improve his/her play over the course of the season. There is really no limit to what your athlete can achieve! Ask about Little Dribblers for preschoolers!


Little Dribblers: 3-4 Year Olds – Introductory, clinic-style program, meets on Tuesdays at 5:30pm.

Boys: 5-6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15-18

Girls: 5-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-18

Age groups are subject to change depending on registration.

Season Information

Practices begin the week of December 1 and the season will wrap up mid-February. Practices and games will be held at the Kernersville Family YMCA and local middle school gyms. Some games could be played at other YMCAs.

In order to maintain a fair and fun experience for all kids involved, the YMCA will not be able to honor requests for kids playing in 8 year old divisions and up. The Y will do everything we can to ensure even teams heading into the season. Refunds will not be given for participants who withdraw due to unmet requests.

Please consider making a difference in the community. Become a Coach!

Skills Evaluations

Boys ages 9-14 must attend a mandatory skills evaluation:
Monday, November 17: 9 and 10 year old boys – 6pm
Monday, November 17: 13 and 14 year old boys – 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 18: 11 and 12 year old boys – 6pm
Tuesday, November 18: 15-18 year old boys – 7:30pm

Girls ages 10-13 must attend a mandatory skills evaluation:
Thursday, November 20: 10 and 11 year old girls – 6pm
Thursday, November 20: 12-18 year old girls – 7:30pm

Boys and girls 5-6 and 7-8 will have a skills clinic Friday, November 21 – 6pm


Registration (Now through October 24)

Little Dribblers: $50/Members, $80/Potential Members

Leagues: $70/Members, $100/Potential Members

Registration cost will increase by $15 after October 24.


Robyn Clark at 336.996.2231 or

Interested in travel basketball, a more competitive option, for grades 5-12? Click here.

Upcoming Training for Volunteer ESL Tutors

Do you love to learn and help others learn? Do you have 3 hours a week to volunteer? Help an adult learn English as a second language!

We provide training, materials, and on-going support. We will match you with a learner whose schedule fits yours – and you can meet at one of our tutoring rooms (Robinhood Road Family YMCA, Fulton Family YMCA, Winston Lake Family YMCA, William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA) or at a public library. Volunteers meet 3 hours each week with a learner. No Spanish necessary! We have learners from over 20 countries, including China, Korea, Burma, Vietnam, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador…some are just beginners and some have studied English for years and just need help with conversation and pronunciation.

Please contact us to reserve your spot in one of the following 8-hour training sessions:

Monday, October 20; Tuesday, October 21; and Wednesday, October 22

9am-12pm at Robinhood Road Family YMCA

Please contact Julie about possible additional evening sessions in September or October.

More information at

Questions? Please contact Julie Weber at 336.727.9850 or

Share Your Thoughts

Now Accepting YMCA Secret Shoppers

We value you as a member and always welcome your feedback. Become a YMCA Secret Shopper to evaluate our facilities and help us continue to improve as an organization so we can deliver the very best member service possible.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact the Welcome Center for more information or apply at You’ll work directly with Strategic Reflections, Inc., an independent customer research firm, to conduct “mystery shops” and receive compensation for evaluating the quality of your member experience at a YMCA branch in your area.

See the membership desk with any questions.