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

Program Area Updates & Closings

During the next few weeks the Kernersville Family YMCA will be updating a few of our program areas. While these areas are being updated, you are welcome to use another YMCA in our association free of charge.

September 2-7: Program pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, and Steam Room are closed

September 15-21: North gym and Racquetball courts are closed

September 22-28: South Gym and Aerobic Studio are closed

A Big, Bright Thank You!

We would like to thank all of our volunteers for helping us at our Bright Beginnings event on Saturday, August 16.

Because of you, 157 children will start this school year off with a bright beginning, with new clothes and school supplies!

We would also like to thank our sponsors: Fidelity Bank, Piedmont Federal, Katz Wellness, 1-Stop, Main Street Baptist, McDonalds of Walkertown, Reynolda Church, The Bridge and Target. We could not have done this without any of you!!!!!

King of the Hill 5K & 10K

The Stokes Family YMCA invites you to the 15th Annual King of the Hill 5K Run/Walk and new 10K on September 13, 2014.

The YMCA will provide a safe, quality event to accommodate the serious competitor as well as athletes of all levels. Proceeds will benefit LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program. Click here to read more about LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA.


Click here for the brochure and registration form, click here to register online, or you can register at the Y.


5K Run/Walk: $20/members, $25/potential members, $30/race day for everyone

10K Run/Walk: $25/members, $30/potential members, $35/race day for everyone

Race day schedule

7:00am: Registration/Packet Pick-up

7:30am: 10K race begins

7:45am: 5K race begins

Awards Ceremony immediately following completion of 10K.

Race Packets are available for early pick-up the day before (Friday, September 12) from 2-6pm at the Stokes Family YMCA. Childcare available 7:15-11:00am the day of the race.

Click here to see the King of the Hill routes.


More details coming soon

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


Get on Your Weigh!

New and Improved!

Move It   Use It   Lose It

Do you need extra motivation and instruction to lose weight? Get on Your Weigh is an 8-week weight management program that helps you create a healthy lifestyle habit!

Your registration includes:

  • Workouts twice a week
  • “Weigh-in” sessions including measurements and BMI calculations
  • Weekly Nutrition information
  • Get on Your Weigh T-shirt
  • LOTS of team and coach support
1st place winner receives a 3-month adult membership!

Must have permission from a Physician to participate.

Registration forms are at the Welcome Desk.

Fees: $125 member, $190 potential member

Kickoff is September 8 at 6:00 pm!

Click here for the Registration Form.

Additional Information

Layout of the program: Participants will be put into a group of 6 to 8 people depending on when they are available. Workout times for the week will be discussed and decided upon during the kickoff meeting. They will meet the same times every week. As part of their team, they can participate in 2 team challenges throughout the program. Participants receive a Y membership through the duration of the 8-week program. Participants will be weighed in once a week and will spend 30 minutes one day a week of their schedule time on nutrition information.

Where the class meets: Kick-off meeting on Monday, September 8 at 6 pm in the Red Room. From there, the groups will meet in different locations depending on what the instructor tells them.

How long is the class?  60 minutes, 2 nights a week in duration for 8 weeks. One night will be 30 minutes of nutrition information and a question/answer session and 30 minute workout. The second night will be a full hour of workout.

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:

Session 1: Monday, August 25; Wednesday, August 27; and Wednesday, September 3
6-8:30pm at Robinhood Road Family YMCA

Session 2: Monday, September 15; Tuesday, September 16; and Thursday, September 18
9am-12pm at Robinhood Road Family YMCA

Session 3: 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.