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 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


Important Notice to Members: Closings

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MEMBERS: Due to construction, we have a few announcements:

Monday, April 6: we will have no water from 2-3pm. This includes bathroom and shower usage during this time. Please plan your workout accordingly.

Tuesday, April 7: It is likely we will close the facility from 8am-5pm while power is being hooked into the new extension space. This is weather permitting and subject to change. We will be open from 5am-8am and 5pm-9pm on Tuesday.

A more formal announcement will be made to confirm our closing on Tuesday, April 7. Please make plans to use the Express YMCA. We apologize for any inconvenience as we grow!

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.

Spring Break H2O Boot Camp

Summer’s Coming! Are you ready?

If pushing yourself to the limit, improving your physical performance, and significantly improving the way you look and feel sounds like how you want to spend your time for one week in April, then don’t delay – sign up for H2O Boot Camp today! Join Danny for one hour of hard work in the pool each morning, where you’ll be challenged with everything from endurance sets to strength exercises with equipment to cardiorespiratory training that you cannot experience on dry land. Space is limited!


April 6-10


5:30-6:30am each day


Lap Pool

Age Requirements

Adults only (minimum age is 15)


$40 for Members/$55 for Potential Members

Register at the Front Desk or online (coming soon)

Questions? Please contact

Sara Hora, Aquatics Director, at 336.838.3991 or s.hora@ymcanwnc.org

Healthy Kids Day









Saturday, April 18


Wilkes Family YMCA

Playground dedication, bounce house, fire trucks and police cars with safety information, healthy snacks, YMCA program information, no joining fee during Healthy Kids Day, hard hat tours of the expansion and more!

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!

Kids on The Run

Eight weeks to a 5K!

Our 6th season of Kids on the Run will kick off June 15!

Children ages 5-15 will learn the FUNdamentals of running, in a team-building atmosphere. Not only will be train for a 5K with friends, we’ll also enjoy crafts and team building exercises! No experience is necessary!

Program starts June 15 and ends with a 5K on August 7. Friends and family are encouraged to run with their child at our 5K or come cheer them on! Finisher medals and T-shirts are given on race day.


Mondays and Fridays


June 15-August 7


Wilkes Family YMCA


Heather Barnes


$100 for members, $125.00 for potential members

Registration starts April 1 at the Wilkes Family or Wilkes Express YMCA! Click here for the registration form.

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.