William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA
Jump into fun at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA, conveniently located near downtown Winston-Salem. Wide range of youth development programs in camps, youth sports, and the unique Youth Wellness Center. Extensive aquatic programs, as well as the nationally-ranked TYDE swim team. Group exercise classes, personal training, and classes dedicated to SilverSneakers® members. Interested in joining the Y? Take a virtual tour here.
Click here to check out our Program Guide
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 5:00am – 10:00pm
Child Watch Hours:
* Friday evening hours (4:15-6:45 p.m.) will be held in the Explorer Room for both groups.
Address & Phone
775 West End Boulevard
Phone: (336) 721-2100
Need somewhere safe and fun for your child to go over their Winter Break? Bring them to the Y!
The price is $25 per day for member, $40 per day for potential members.
There is a $30 registration fee for participants who are not in our Before and/or After School Programs. The registration fee is good until the end of the school year…so you won’t have to pay it again if you do Spring Break Camp or any future Out of School Days.
Over Winter Break we’ll have a fun theme everyday!
Monday, December 23
Polar Express Day – Children may wear appropriate PJ’s with tennis shoes. We will make jungle bell necklaces, read the Polar Express Book, have hot chocolate and other fun themed activities.
Thursday, December 26
Candy Land – Everything Candy this day! We will be making candy canes out of pipe cleaners and beads, ginger bread houses out of cardboard, and maybe making our own candy treat.
Friday, December 27
What’s your gift? – Show off your talent or discover a new one in our clinics! We will have different clinics throughout the day (arts & crafts, sports, etc.) to help people discover their talent or just improve the one they already have.
Monday, December 30
Pre-New Year’s Eve Party – Come ready to make some noise and ring in the New Year! We will make noise makers & have a countdown!
Thursday, January 2
Winter Wonderland – Everything Snow! Snow crafts and indoor “snow” activities!
Friday, January 3
Winter Olympics – Get ready for some fun Olympic Games! Indoor ice skating (using paper plates) and other Olympic games!
Register now for the YMCA Mistletoe Run
Run. Walk. Stop Childhood Obesity.
The Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K, and Fun Run date is set! Join us December 7, 2013 for the 30th Annual Event.
Race Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Registration: Starts at 6:30 a.m. and ends promptly at 7:30 a.m
Race Start: 8:00 a.m. (Fun Run), 8:15 a.m. (Half Marathon), 8:25 a.m. (5K)
Online registration has now closed. Onsite registration at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA is available through December 7 at 7:30am.
For information on the Fleet Feet Sports Pace Team, click here.
Our goal is not only to raise awareness of this problem, but also to fund childhood obesity programs that we know work. The YMCA’s Healthy, Fit and Strong program (formerly P.A.C.E.S) helps families understand and make healthier lifestyle and eating choices. Healthy, Fit and Strong has reached over 3,000 kids in our community so far. Included in this program is nutritional education for parents of obese children. The YMCA also provides an after-school physical activity curriculum and fitness classes for the entire family.
All of the net funds raised by the Mistletoe Run will go toward fighting childhood obesity. We need your support, now more than ever.
For a complete list of our sponsors, please click here.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor:
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.
Be FIT with Brenner
Join the experts from Brenner Children’s Hospital for FREE Brenner FIT Kohl’s Family Collaborative classes.
Class subjects include: Cooking a balanced meal, Positive discipline-based parenting, Picky Eaters and more!
Registration is required. Classes are held at the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA in the Brenner FIT Education Center. Daycare is available for classes held at the YMCA only; please arrive early for parking and daycare.
For a list of classes and dates, please visit the Brenner FIT website, by clicking here.
Y Literacy Initiative – Training Reading Volunteers
Do you love to learn and help others learn?
Do you have 3 hours a week to volunteer?
Help an Adult Improve Reading Skills!
Attend a training session and then we will match you with a learner. Y staff assesses each student, provides materials, and supports you and your learner. Last year 80 volunteers helped over 100 adults reach their goals.
Training Dates (each day from 9:15am-12:15pm):
Monday, January 6
Wednesday, January 8
Friday, January 10
We hope you can attend all three days of training.
Tutoring locations are at YMCAs, libraries and rec centers around the city.
Training Location: Forsyth Tech West Campus (Bolton Street)
Reserve your seat!
Please leave a message for Julie Weber at 336.776.0765 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer ESL Tutors
Do you love to learn and help others learn? Do you have 3 hours a week to volunteer? Help an adult learn English as a second language!
Join us for one of the following workshops for volunteers who will tutor ADULTS in our community learning English as a Second Language.
January Workshops (9am-Noon):
Monday, January 13
WeDNESday, January 15
Friday, January 17
Please attend all three workshops if possible. All sessions are at the Robinhood Road Family YMCA.
We provide training, materials, and on-going support. We will match you with a learner whose schedule fits yours – and you can meet at one of our tutoring rooms (Robinhood Road Family YMCA, Fulton Family YMCA, Winston Lake Family YMCA, William G. White. Jr Family YMCA) or at a public library. Volunteers meet 3 hours each week with a learner. No Spanish necessary! We have learners from over 20 countries, including China, Korea, Burma, Vietnam, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador…some are just beginners and some have studied English for years and just need help with conversation and pronunciation.
More information at www.ymcanwnc.org/literacy/
Questions? Please contact Julie Weber at 336.727.9850 or email@example.com
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.
Winter Swim Lessons
Weekday Winter Lesson Dates: January 6-30, February 3-27, March 3-27, April 7-May 1
Saturday Winter Lesson Dates: January 4-25, February 8-March 1, March 15-April 5, April 15-May 10
Parent-Child (6 months-2 years)
|Monday & Wednesday||4:50 pm|
Preschool (3-5 years)
|Monday & Wednesday||All Levels||10:00 am, 4:10 pm, 4:50pm, 5:30 pm|
|Tuesday & Thursday||All Levels||1:30 pm, 4:10 pm, 4:50 pm, 5:30 pm|
Youth (6-12 years)
|Monday & Wednesday||All Levels||5:00 pm, 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday & Thursday||All Levels||4:10 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm|
|Sunday (Synchronized Swimming)||Beginner||2:00 pm, 3:00 pm|
Adult (13 and older)
|Tuesday & Thursday||Beginner/Intermediate||6:15 pm|
Registration and Pricing
|January Weekday Session Closes||1/1/14||January Saturday Session Closes||1/1/14|
|February Weekday Session Closes||1/29/14||February Saturday Session Closes||2/5/14|
|March Weekday Session Closes||2/26/14||March Saturday Session Closes||3/12/14|
|April Weekday Session Closes||4/2/14||April Saturday Session Closes||4/9/14|
Class Fees for weekday Lessons:
Y Members: $44.00/Potential Members: $85.00
Class Fees for Saturday Lessons:
Y Members: $22.00/Potential Members: $43.00
Private and Semi-Private Lesson Packages also available. Please click here for the Request Form for Pricing and Details.
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.