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
Child Watch Hours:
Y Kids’ Club
Address & Phone
1113 W Mountain St
Phone: (336) 996-2231
It Started with You
Share Your Story and Get a Free T-shirt!
In celebration of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina’s 125th Anniversary, we want to hear how the Y has impacted you or your family’s life. Share why you come to, work for, volunteer with, or give to the Y.
Submit your story online at ymcanwnc.org/myystory or at the front desk.
Here are the rules:
We want to hear any experience, fond memory, or passion for the Y that keeps you coming back! The first 1,000 individuals to submit stories will receive t-shirts, or until supplies last. Stories must be authentic and include a bit of your own personal history. Responses less than at least 5 sentences long will not qualify.
Help our community grow stronger!
Everyone is invited to a night of food, fun, entertainment, and a Silent/Live Auction. Proceeds go to ensure that no one is turned away due to an inability to pay.
Winston-Salem Piedmont Club
Monday, December 9 at 6:00pm
$50 per person or $300 to sponsor a table
Contact Kasey Elliott at 336.996.2231 ext.6402 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Y Literacy Initiative – Training Reading Volunteers
Do you love to learn and help others learn?
Do you have 3 hours a week to volunteer?
Help an Adult Improve Reading Skills!
Attend a training session and then we will match you with a learner. Y staff assesses each student, provides materials, and supports you and your learner. Last year 80 volunteers helped over 100 adults reach their goals.
Training Dates (each day from 9:15am-12:15pm):
Monday, January 6
Wednesday, January 8
Friday, January 10
We hope you can attend all three days of training.
Tutoring locations are at YMCAs, libraries and rec centers around the city.
Training Location: Forsyth Tech West Campus (Bolton Street)
Reserve your seat!
Please leave a message for Julie Weber at 336.776.0765 or email@example.com
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, Sessions available Tuesdays at 5:30 pm or Thursdays at 5:30 pm.
Boys League Age Groups: (5-6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15-18)
Girls League Age Groups: (5-7), (8-9), (10-11), (12-13), (14-18)
* Age groups are subject to change depending on registration.
September 1 – October 24
Little Dribblers: $50/Members, $80/Potential Members
Leagues: $70/Members; $100/Potential members
Registration cost will increase by $15 after October 24!
Online registration is now closed, please come into the branch to register.
Practices begin the week of December 2 and the season will wrap up mid-February.
Practices and games will be held at the Kernersville YMCA and local middle school gyms. Some games could be played at other area YMCAs.
In order to maintain a fun and fair experience for all involved, requests may not be honored. Refunds will not be given to those withdrawing due to unmet coach and teammate requests.
Please consider making a difference in the community. Become a Coach!
Boys ages 9 and up must attend mandatory skills evaluations at the Kernersville Family YMCA:
9 and 10 Year Old Boys – Monday, November 18 - 6 pm
11 and 12 Year Old Boys – Tuesday, November 19 – 6 pm
13 and 14 Year Old Boys – Monday, November 18 7:30 pm
15-19 Year Old Boys – Tuesday, November 19 – 7:30 pm
Girls ages 10 and up must attend mandatory skills evaluations at the Kernersville Family YMCA:
10 and 11 Year Old Girls – Thursday, November 21 – 6 pm
12-18 Year Old Girls - Thursday, November 21 – 7:30 pm
Boys and Girls 5-6 and 7-8 will have a skills clinic Friday, November 22 – 6 pm
Interested in travel basketball, a more competitive option, for grade 4-12? Click here.
Contact Ashley Alderin-Fleagle, Sports Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Swim Lessons – Class Descriptions
Preschool Swim Lessons ages 2-5
Thirty minute classes. Swim diapers required for those who are not Potty-trained.
Pike: No skills required. Water readiness.
Eel: Skills required: Put face in water, float on back and front w/ assistance, jump in swim 5 feet without flotation.
Ray: Skills required: Swim without flotation device 15 feet (half way across pool), float on front and back, and jump into water without help.
Starfish: Skills required: Tread water, swim 25 feet using a modified crawl stroke and swim on back.
Youth Swim Lessons ages 6-12
Classes are 45 minutes.
Polliwog: No skills required. In class: Will be introduced to the front crawl, front and back floats, putting face in water and personal safety skills.
Guppy: Skills required: Blow bubbles, put face in water, float on front and back, and swim 15 feet without assistance.
Minnow: Skill required: Rudimentary 25 yd. front and back crawl, rotary breathing, jump in deep end, and tread water for 30 seconds.
Fish/Flying Fish/Shark: Skills required: Swim two lengths of both front crawl and back stroke in good form. Can dive in water.
TYDE Swim Team
|Monday / Wednesday|
|November 25 – December 18|
|Tuesday / Thursday|
|November 26 – December 19
*No class on Thanksgiving
|November 30 – December 21|
|December 1 – December 22|
Classes Offered and Times
|Parent-Child Water Safety (6-36 months)|
|30 minute classes|
|Saturday: 9:20 am|
|Sunday 1:30 pm|
|Preschool (2-5 years)|
|30 Minute Class|
|Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 pm, 6:15 pm|
|Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00 pm, 5:20 pm, 6:00 pm|
|Saturday: 10:00 am|
|Sunday: 2:10 pm|
|Youth (6-12 years)|
|45 Minute Class|
|Monday & Wednesday: 6:50 pm|
|Tuesday & Thursday: 6:40 pm|
|Saturday: 10:40 am|
|Sunday: 2:45 pm|
|Adult (13 and older)|
|45 Minute Class|
|Saturday: 8:30 am|
Registration and Pricing
|M/W: $40/members, $80 potential members
T/Th: $35/members, $70/potential members *No class on Thanksgiving
|$20/members, $40/potential members|
Contact: Bonnie Mahoney at (336) 996-2231 or email for any additional information.
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!
Join us for one of the following workshops for volunteers who will tutor ADULTS in our community learning English as a Second Language.
January Workshops (9am-Noon):
Monday, January 13
WeDNESday, January 15
Friday, January 17
Please attend all three workshops if possible. All sessions are at the Robinhood Road Family YMCA.
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.
More information at www.ymcanwnc.org/literacy/
Questions? Please contact Julie Weber at 336.727.9850 or email@example.com
Make it a Date Night!
Are you looking for a fun place to leave your children while you spend an evening out?
The Y has the perfect option for you. Your children will have a fun evening filled with age appropriate games and activities in a safe and nurturing environment. We will have monthly themes, swimming (ages 5+), water park (seasonal), pizza, crafts, dancing, Gaga, Nine Square Up in the Air and much, much more!
March 2 – March Madness
April 6-Nerf Gun Mania (bring your own Nerf Gun, ages six years and up only)
May 4-Outrageous, Outstanding, Over the Top, Orange Celebration (How many recipes can you make with oranges)
June 1-Luau Party (Outdoor pool)
September 7- Great Outdoors
October 5-Monster Mash
November 2-Scavenger Hunt
December 14-Winter Wonderland
Program runs from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Register by the Thursday prior to the event – $12/Members; $18 Potential Members
Register after the Thursday prior to the event – $15/Members; $18 Potential Members
Additional child fee – $10 (members only)
Pre-registration is encouraged.
A slice of Pizza is included in your fee.
Kids Night Out is for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years old.
Contact Pam Greene at 336 996 2231, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 strategicreflections.com. 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.