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
Water Park Hours
Open May 25th-September 2nd
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
Y Kids’ Club
Address & Phone
1801 YMCA Blvd.
(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
Phone: (336) 838-3991
Discover Scuba Class
Have you ever wanted to try Scuba Diving? Well here’s your chance! The Wilkes Family YMCA has teamed up with Lake Hickory Scuba Center, Inc. to bring the community this special opportunity to blow some bubbles. The cost covers all equipment, instruction, and air fills. And the great news is if you like it and would like to get certified – the $75 will be deducted from the full class cost. Lake Hickory Scuba Center has some of the most experienced instructors in the business. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime chance to see the underwater world. This is for anyone age 10 or older so bring the family! Only 8 spots available!
Saturday, March 29
Saturday, April 19
$75 paid directly to Lake Hickory Scuba Center
Wilkes Family YMCA
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It Started with You
Share Your Story and Get a Free T-shirt!
In celebration of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina’s 125th Anniversary, we want to hear how the Y has impacted you or your family’s life. Share why you come to, work for, volunteer with, or give to the Y.
Submit your story online at ymcanwnc.org/myystory or at the front desk.
Here are the rules:
We want to hear any experience, fond memory, or passion for the Y that keeps you coming back! The first 1,000 individuals to submit stories will receive t-shirts, or until supplies last. Stories must be authentic and include a bit of your own personal history. Responses less than at least 5 sentences long will not qualify.
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.
YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
CHANGE TODAY FOR A HEALTHIER FUTURE
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
April 10-May 29
Parent Presentation: May 31 at 9am
Classes will be held at the Wilkes Family YMCA in the Aerobics room
Dance or gymnastics wear is recommended.
Register starting March 1
$50/members, $70/potential members
For more info, contact Heather Barnes at email@example.com
Bunny Hop 5K & Healthy Kids Day
Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to make healthy choices to improve your family’s well being. The first step is the Bunny Hop 5K and Healthy Kids Day.
Saturday, April 19, 8:00am
Anyone! Walkers, Joggers, Runners, Strollers, Beginners, Athletes, even Dogs. All are welcome to participate in our fun atmosphere and to start the spring and summer season off in a healthy way!
Wilkes Family YMCA Back Parking Lot
Registration starts March 1 at the Wilkes Family YMCA or Wilkes Express YMCA
March 1-April 1: $20
April 2-Race Day: $30
Onsite registration will be from 7:00-7:45am on race morning. Race begins at 8am on April 19.
Participants registered on or before April 1 are guaranteed a t-shirt! No exceptions.
Healthy Kids Day
Join us for for a free community event to help improve the health of kids in our community. Following the 5K (but free to the community), the event will include a free fun run, bounce house, healthy snack, free giveaways, and crafts!
For more information contact Heather Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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, June 25, 2014
W. Kerr Scott Dam & Reservoir Wilkesboro, NC
1.5K swim, 45K bike, 10K run
$65 January 1-March 31
$75 April 1-April 30
$80 May 1-June 25
$90 Packet Pick Up and Race Day
$100 January 1-March 31
$110 April 1-April 30
$120 May 1-June 25
$130 Packet Pick Up and Race Day
Packet Pick Up
Friday, June 27: 5:00-7:00pm at Wilkes Family YMCA
Saturday, June 28: 5:00-6:30am 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.
Adult Swim Lessons
It is never too late to learn to swim!
Any swimming ability! Ages 14+ We offer a variety of classes from shallow/deep water aerobics to water walking/jogging and now it’s time to take that one step further. Whether it is fear or a past experience that is holding you back, we are ready to help you every step of the way to becoming a strong and confident swimmer. Adult lessons will follow the style of traditional swim lessons and be offered Tuesdays & Thursdays, for 4 weeks (8 lessons).
Ages and Times Offered
Adult 14+ years old 8:15am-9:00am
Session 1: February 4-27 – Tuesdays & Thursdays for 4 weeks
Session 2: March 4-27 – Tuesdays & Thursdays for 4 weeks
Session 3: April 1-May 1 – Tuesdays & Thursdays for 4 weeks
Aquatics Director- Kimberly Green @ 838-3991 email@example.com
Swim Lesson Coordinator- Kristin Von B @ 838-3991 firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Price $40 / Potential Member $70
Registration is now open for all sessions, and ends the Friday before the session starts.
Click here for the registration form.
Minimum class size is 4. Classes that do not meet the size requirements will be cancelled. Spots are limited and classes will be closed to registration once they are filled.