Wilkes Family YMCA

The Wilkes Family YMCA is active in the local community and offers a wide range of programs for the whole family including swim lessons, after-school care, and youth sports. The Y includes a comprehensive Wellness Center with on-duty staff, group exercise programs, and SilverSneakers® classes. Dedicated to social responsibility with efforts such as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA  and will begin Diabetes Prevention programming in 2013.

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Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

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Water Park Hours

Open May 26-September 1
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:45 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Pool breaks for all pools will happen every hour on the hour for 10 minutes. All swimmers under 18 must take a break.

Child Watch Hours

Ages: 6 weeks-5 years
Mon – Thurs:
8:00am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 8:30pm
8:00am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 6:45pm
8:00am – 12:00pm

Tween Time
Ages: 6-11
Mon – Thurs:
8:00am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 8:30pm
8:00am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 6:45pm
8:00am – 12:00pm
You may not sign your child in any later than 30 minutes prior to close.

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Address & Phone

1801 YMCA Blvd.
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

(Do not use the above address for GPS)

We are located on Highway 268 North in Wilkesboro, about a mile away from Wilkes Community College
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Phone: (336) 838-3991
Fax: (336) 838-0979


Healthy Starts Now

Pay the Day Membership Special

Branches of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina are offering a membership joining special to jumpstart healthy New Year’s resolutions. New members can join the Y for only $1 December 26 through January 1. After the 1st, members pay the joining fee based on the calendar date. For example, the joining fee on January 2 is $2 and increases each day to $31 on January 31, the last day of the special offer.

Already a member? Refer your friends and get $25 off your next month’s membership fee.

New Equipment for the Wellness Center

A gift for our members

We are excited to share that our Y has several new additions to the wellness center!

Come in and try the updated equipment including updated ellipticals, Cybex Arc Trainers, and spin bikes coming soon to Wilkes Express. Wellness Coaches will be available to answer any questions and show you how to operate the new machines.

Boot Camps

TRX® Boot Camp

Find out how strong you really are! Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. Utilizing the TRX Suspension trainer, workouts use your body weight for hundreds of exercises. These total-body workouts are perfect for the beginner to the elite athlete. Each camp is coached by a TRX Certified instructor and will meet in the gym at the Wilkes Family YMCA.


Camp will run for 8 weeks

January 5-February 25

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00-6:00am

Will accept a maximum of 8 participants.


Members: $100/Potential Members: $125

Registration starts December 1 and will close when it reaches maximum number of participants.


New Year, New You Boot Camp

Boot Camps are a great small group training session that utilizes all aspects of movement. Agility, cardio, strength, cross training, and more! Out of the box type workouts are programmed to help you reach your maximum fitness level and boost your New Year’s goals!


Camp will run for 8 weeks

January 6-February 26

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-6:00am


Members: $100/Potential Members: $125

Registration starts December 1 and will close when it reaches maximum number of participants.


Want an extra challenge? Do both the New Year’s Boot Camp and TRX Boot Camp for $150 for Members or $200 for Potential Members!


Please contact Heather Barnes at h.barnes@ymcanwnc.org

Dance and Tumbling

Students ages 2-8 will learn basic ballet and tumbling movements in a creative and fun way! Classes use music and movement to introduce dance and coordination while building confidence.


Boys and Girls Ages 2-8


Students ages 2-3 years old meet Tuesdays from 4:30-5:00pm

February 3-March 24

Students ages 4-8 years old meet Thursdays from 4:30-5:15pm

February 5-March 26


Classes will be held at the Wilkes Family YMCA in the Aerobics room.

Dance or gymnastics wear is recommended.


Registration starts January 1

$50/members, $70/potential members

For more info, contact Heather Barnes at h.barnes@ymcanwnc.org

Indoor Soccer

Dribble, kick, play all year long!

Indoor Soccer for ages 3-9.

Don’t let cooler temps chill your child’s soccer skills. Children learn the fundamentals of soccer in a fun and exciting way in the Wilkes Family Indoor Soccer Program.

Program Dates

3 weeks of practice starting the week of January 5

Matches run January 31-March 7


Wilkes Family YMCA


Registration (November 1-December 12): $45 members/$60 potential members

Late Registration (December 13-December 28): $60 members/$75 potential members


For more information, contact Anita Oliver at 336.838.3991 or a.oliver@ymcanwnc.org

Get On Your Weigh

Get the support, motivation and professional instruction you need to make your healthy lifestyle choices a way of life. This 8-week weight management program that incorporates group workouts twice a week, nutritional information, and support from a personal trainer in a friendly competition, where the first place winner receives a 3-month Adult Membership. This program is designed for overweight adults who are at the novice/beginning fitness level.

The program includes

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Two Group Workouts a week
  • Weekly Weigh-Ins and bi-weekly measurements
  • Nutrition Sessions
  • Fitness Assessments (Pre and Post-program)
  • Free T-shirt
  • Team and Coach Support


Registration is open now

Kick-off is March 9 at 6:30pm. Pre-registration is required!

Group workouts will be Mondays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 8:30am, both at the Wilkes Express YMCA!


$125 for members
$190 for potential members
(Program is $650 value)

Sign up now! Registration forms available at the Welcome Desk. Please contact Heather Barnes at h.barnes@ymcanwnc.org for more information!

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.