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.

Click here to check out our Program Guide.

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 wks – 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
Mon – Thurs:
8:00am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 8:30pm
8:00am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 6:45pm
8:00am – 12:00pm

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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

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.

Help us build a playground!

We need your help!

It is an exciting time at the Wilkes YMCA. In addition to the groundbreaking for our facility expansion, we are pulling together a team to build a new community playground at the Wilkes Family YMCA. We have been awarded a KaBOOM! playground grant, which provides the materials and we need your help to put it together. Please bring your friends and family for a fun day giving back to the community.

8:30am – 3:00pm

Saturday, November 1

Wilkes Family YMCA

To ensure the success of our project we need a variety of skills, tools and talents on our team. Jobs will include everything from a Team Captain, responsible for the assembly of a piece of equipment with a crew, to mulch spreader and many duties in between.

Please follow these steps to become a team member:

  • Visit our project’s page.
  • Click the Volunteer button.
  • Click RSVP for Build Day. You will be able to volunteer day of the playground build.
  • Include any special skills you have, tools you can bring (sawzall, bolt cutters, electric drill with 5/16 bit, pry bars, socket wrenches, utility knives, hammers, rakes), and time you can be available.
  • We will need people from 8:30am-3:00pm. Any amount of time will help but we know we need strong backs and lots of shovels for mulch between 10am-completion.
  • YOU MAY ALSO RSVP DIRECTLY to Caroline Whitson at c.whitson@ymcanwnc.org or call 336.838.3991

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.


TRX Boot Camps are offered at the following times. Each time slot will accept a maximum of 15 participants. Each Camp will run for 8 weeks.

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00-6:00am

Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-10:00am

Both start September 29


Members: $100/Potential Members: $125

Registration starts September 5 and will close when camps reach maximum number of participants.


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

Turkey Trot 5K

Run a 5K on Turkey Day!

5th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Start a new healthy holiday tradition with your family this year and feed the hungry this holiday season! We challenge you to bring four pounds of food for our neighbors in need on race day and we’ll donate it to Hope Ministries Food Pantry.


Thanksgiving Morning!
November 27, 2014 at 8am


Anyone! Walkers, Joggers, Runners, Strollers, Beginners, and Athletes are welcome.


Wilkes Family YMCA Back Parking Lot


Register from September 1-October 31: $20
Register from November 1-November 27: $30

Registration is underway at the Wilkes Family YMCA or Wilkes Express YMCA. Onsite registration will be from 6:30-7:30am on race morning.

Click here to download the registration form or Click here to register online.

**Please Note** Participants registered on or before November 1 are guaranteed a t shirt! NO shirts will be ordered for anyone not registered by November 1.


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

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program


An estimated one of every three U.S. adults has prediabetes, yet just 7% of those with prediabetes know they have it.

Are you or someone you know at risk? Take the quiz now to find out.

You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living. If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease.

The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. You will learn strategies for eating healthier, increasing your physical activity and making other changes that will improve your overall health and well-being. National Institutes of Health research has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%.

Click here for additional information.

Dance and Tumbling

Students ages 2-6 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 2-6


Thursdays from 4:30-5:15pm

October 2-November 20

Parent Presentation: November 22 at 9am


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

Dance or gymnastics wear is recommended.


Registration underway

$50/members, $70/potential members

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

Christmas Break Swim Camp

Keep the kids occupied during Christmas break with Swim Camp! This unique three hour program is designed to give kids the opportunity to spend quality time at the Y and in the pool doing what they love in a safe and fun environment. Everyday our experienced instructors will guide participants though stroke development, endurance and strength building in the water. Free swim, games, basic life saving skills and more!


4 and up


December 29-January 2

9:00am – 12:00pm


Wilkes Family YMCA


Caroline Whitson at c.whitson@ymcanwnc.org or by phone (336) 838-3991


October 1 through December 19


Members- $40 / Potential Members- $60

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.