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
Kick off Summer Joining Fee Special
Summer is just around the corner!
To kick it off, the Y is offering a $0 joining fee for three days only: Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.
Stop by your local branch or if you’re already a member, tell a friend and get $25 off next month’s dues.
Community Day: May 18
Are you looking for an excuse to get out of the house and enjoy the great spring weather? Have you considered joining an outdoor pool but think its too expensive or not worth the cost? Come and join the Kernersville Parks & Rec and YMCA staff at the pool!
The YMCA, in partnership with Kernersville Parks & Rec, are inviting the community of Kernersville to come and enjoy a day of fun and a chance to sample the Y’s new outdoor pool, remodeled Water Park and the awesome bounce house for FREE!
The first 80 people to arrive will also receive a FREE T-Shirt, courtesy of the Kernersville Parks & Rec!
Saturday, May 18th
Outdoor Pools Open 12:00-5:00 pm
(Indoor Pools are Open Normal Schedule)
FREE for ALL
On Saturday, May 18th ONLY the Y is offering a Membership Special, waiving the Joining Fee for anyone who signs up on this day (a savings of up to $135).
Please Contact: Nathan Durrell (YMCA Aquatics Director)
336-996-2231 or N.Durrell@ymcanwnc.org
or Kernersville Parks & Rec 336-992-3062
Join us on Saturday, May 25th for the Kernersville Memorial Day Pool Party!
Saturday, May 25th
Starting at 11:00 am the Y will be offering games, music, prizes, food, and more.
At the Kernersville Family YMCA
This event is free for YMCA members. Guests (Community and Guests of members) will need to pay the appropriate fee. Guest passes will not be accepted for this event.
Register Now For Summer Camp
The summer months are just around the corner. Summer is meant to be filled with learning enrichment, new experiences, and making new friendships and memories that can last a lifetime. At the Y, we focus on programs that allow children to explore and get involved in activities that help them grow both mentally and physically.
Options available for all ages and many schedules and interests. Click here for more information, session dates and times, or to register.
Looking for a traditional resident camp experience? We have all that and more at the 400-acre Memory Maker YMCA Camp Hanes.
Looking for a water fitness class like no other? With upbeat music and plenty of dancing and excitement, this class will challenge each participant to step outside of the norm and try new moves – in the water!
Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. This is safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.
Class Kickoff 11-12 noon on Saturday, April 6
Program Dates & Location
11:00am – 11:45 pm
All Classes will be held in the Community Pool.
Free for Members
Please Contact: Contact Nathan Durrell at 336 996-2231 or email@example.com
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|
|June 3 – June 26|
|Tuesday / Thursday|
|June 4 – June 27|
|June 1 – June 22|
|June 2 – June 30 *no class on Fathers Day|
Classes Offered and Times
|Parent-Child (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: 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
|$40/members, $80/potential members|
|$20/members, $40/potential members|
Contact: Bonnie Mahoney (336) 996-2231 or email for any additional information.
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-Outraageous, Outstanding, Over the Top, Orange Celebration (How many recipes can you make with oranges)
June 1-Luau Party (Outdoor pool)
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
YMCA Literacy Initiative
The YMCA Literacy Initiative invites all current volunteers and anyone interested in volunteering to attend any of the following training opportunities. Please email email@example.com to reserve your seat!
Reading Volunteer Training
You are invited to attend any or all of the following workshops, which will be held at Robinhood Rd Family YMCA on Fridays from 12 – 2. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us!
March 1: Using the Orton-Gillingham -based Sonday Reading System to help adults improve reading skills. Workshop Leader: Julie Weber
March 8: Introduction to Dyslexia and Helping Struggling Readers Divide Words into Syllables. Workshop Leader: Rebecca Clingman
Sue Stevens, Marianne Meyer, and Rebecca Clingman are all frequent speakers at national and regional conferences on dyslexia and reading. Please try to join us!
We would also like to make you aware of the upcoming International Dyslexia Association conference to be held at Summit School March 8 and 9. There will be a free session open to the public on Friday evening March 8 – for more information and to register, please go to http://nc-ida.com/
For more information, please contact Julie Weber (336) 776-0765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After almost three years of tutoring with the YMCA Literacy Initiative, Soon Ja Nam, a South Korean immigrant and small business owner, passed her citizenship test. Like many residents of Forsyth County, she needed stronger literacy skills to reach her goals. More than 20% of North Carolinians cannot read above a fifth-grade level or speak English well enough to help their children with homework.
The YMCA Literacy Initiative works to strengthen our community by training volunteer tutors to instruct adults in a self-paced, 40-hour literacy program. Volunteer tutors serve around 130 adult learners per year in one of two programs: Adult Reading and English as a Second Language. Click here to view our program brochure.
The Literacy Initiative was founded in 1990, by a partnership between the United Way of Forsyth County and Leadership Winston-Salem, with funding from the Winston-Salem Foundation. In 1993, the Literacy Initiative began training volunteer tutors to provide direct service to low-level readers in the community. In 1994, the organization absorbed the Forsyth County Literacy Council and the YMCA Literacy Initiative became the focal point of adult literacy coordination in the county. The ESL program was added in 2001 in response to the growth of the Latino community in Forsyth County, but with a mission to serve English language learners of all nationalities.
Today, the program is still grounded in volunteer-based, one-on-one tutoring. Since July 1, 2011, tutors have contributed over 3600 hours of their time tutoring adult learners! Most tutors and learners meet twice a week, for a total of around 3 hours, usually in a YMCA tutoring room. The Literacy Initiative has resource rooms conveniently located at the Robinhood Road, Fulton, William G. White (Central) and Winston Lake Family YMCA branches. Here, tutors and learners have access to a library of quality books, classroom materials and computers, as well as a quiet space to learn.
On both the Adult Reading and ESL sides of the program, diversity is a hallmark. In Adult Reading, learners come to the program at different stages of life; ages range from early 20s to 70s. Their individual goals vary from obtaining a GED to being able to read to their grandchildren. ESL learners come from all over the world, including countries like China, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, Mexico, Colombia, and Honduras. They also come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have diverse goals. Some have advanced degrees in their home countries, some wish to prepare for job interviews, others want to be able to understand their children’s schoolwork. A few learners are preparing for citizenship applications, and some want to fine-tune their English pronunciation.
Each side of the program has its unique challenges, but the Literacy Initiative prepares volunteers with training, appropriate materials and ongoing support, to ensure the best experience for both learner and tutor. Anyone can be a tutor, no prior experience or foreign language skills are required. With patience, a little creativity and a desire to help others reach their goals, you can make a difference.
The need is larger than we are, we have a waiting list of learners across the city that need tutors. With increased volunteer support, we can expand our current programs even further, and pursue new partnerships, in specific areas like family literacy, workforce literacy and computer literacy.
Additional Information/ General literacy Links
Are you interested in hearing more about the YMCA Literacy Initiative? Does volunteering at the YMCA interest you? Please get in touch with us!
Contact Julie at email@example.com or 776-0765. Yoraima Medina coordinates the ESL Program (776-0765) firstname.lastname@example.org, and Bridgett Williams coordinates the Adult Reading Program (727-9850), email@example.com.
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.