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 Memorial Day through Labor Day
Hours through June 5
Mon-Fri: 4:00-7:00pm
As of June 6
Mon – Fri: 10:00am–7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–5:45pm
Sunday: 1:00pm–5:45pm

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


Free Cardiovascular Screening

Don’t let the hot summer months derail your dedication to a healthy lifestyle!

Join Novant Health for a free screening that will assess your values for:

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Waist Circumference

Blood Pressure

Cholesterol (Total, Good, Bad)



Hemoglobin A1C

We will also help you to identify ways to improve your numbers and/or stay on track throughout the remainder of 2015.


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Wilkes Family YMCA

Call us at 336.838.3991 to sign up!

Explore Our New Expansion

We have some exciting changes coming to our Y!

Over the next few weeks we will finalize our Wellness Center expansion, including a new functional training studio. The Training Center will include Rogue CrossFit Equipment, TRX stations, Boot Camps, and Personal Training Space. Our Training Center will open July 1 and will become a CrossFit affiliate in August.

We will waive the joining fee June 1-14 as part of our expansion. Tell your friends!


Additional 1,800 square feet of Wellness Area
New Cardio and Free Weight Equipment
Additional 1,000 square feet of Aerobic space
Increased group exercise class offerings
And more!


Current Wellness Center will become a Training Center
Current Aerobics Room will become the Mind and Body Studio
Additional Teen Wellness Programs


Our new wellness center and aerobics studio is now open! Please join us for a workout or a class in our new space dedicated to your health and wellness!

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 are 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.

Bandit’s Challenge Triathlon

Since it’s inception back in 2000, the Bandits Challenge Triathlon has become a legend.

It’s often the answer to the question “What’s the hardest international distance triathlon you’ve ever done?”

This event is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

For more information and to register, click here!


Saturday, August 1, 2015


7:00 AM


W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir   Wilkesboro, NC


1.5K swim, 45K bike, 10K run



$65 November 1-March 31

$75 April 1-June 30

$80 July 1-July 29

$90 Packet Pick Up and Race Day


$100 November 1-March 31

$110 April 1-June 30

$120  July 1-July 29

$130 Packet Pick Up and Race Day

Packet Pick Up

Friday, July 31: 5:00-7:00pm at Wilkes Family YMCA

Saturday, August 1: 5:30-6:30am at Race Site – 499 Reservoir Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Photo ID is required for packet pick-up. Everyone must pick up their own race packet.

Boot Camps

Boot Camp

Find out how strong you really are! 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 goals!


Camp will run for 8 weeks

June 15-August 6

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00-6:00am


Wednesdays & Fridays 9:15-10:15am


Heather Barnes (5am)
Angela Riedel (5am)
Lisa Beard (9:15am)


Members: $100/Potential Members: $125

Registration is underway!

Want an extra challenge? Do both Boot Camps for $150 for Members or $200 for Potential Members!


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

Youth Triathlon

Join us for our 8th Annual Little Bandits Youth Triathlon!

Triathlon aren’t just for grownups! Swim, bike and run in this youth triathlon for children under age 15. Get active and join in the fun!


Friday, July 31 at 6:00pm


Now underway


$20.00 per child from May 1-June 30

$25.00 per child from July 1-31

Program Information

Wilkes Family YMCA

Safety first! Safety helmets and appropriate footwear are required for participation. Participants must supply their own equipment.

All event finishers will receive a medal!

Also, we’ve got our adult Triathlon the next day. Click here for more information!

Events & Distances

Tri Level I (ages 8 & under): 50 yard swim, 1 mile bike, .5 mile run

Tri Level II (ages 9-12): 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, .75 mile run

Tri Level III (ages 13-15): 150 yard swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run


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