Winston Lake Family YMCA
The Winston Lake Family YMCA is dedicated to youth development and provides unique programs such as the Jazzy Jumpers, Boss Drummers, Mo Lucas High Steppers, and Black Achievers. Reach your full wellness potential with group exercise classes, the comprehensive Wellness Center, and aquatic programs. Classes for SilverSneakers® members.
Click here to check out our Program Guide
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Thurs: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Child Watch Hours:
Ages: 2 (and potty trained) – 11 years
Address & Phone
901 Waterworks Rd.
Phone: (336) 724-9205
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.
Summer Dance Classes
Dance helps children and teens embrace their creativity through movement. Dancers develop an enjoyment of arts and culture from a young age, while building confidence in their ability to express themselves. The Y offers P.I.P.A (Positive Image Performing Arts) competitive and non competitive classes for children age 2 and older.
Click here to learn more about the YMCA PIPA Dance Program.
Summer Hot Hoops
Get in the game with this fast-paced league. YMCA sports are about fun, fitness, and friends.
$35/members, $40/potential members
After May 23 the price will increase by $5
5 -7, 8-10, 11-13, 14 & up
Registration is open now through May 23
After May 23 the price will increase by $5
Practices begin June 10
Questions? Contact Franklin Ratchford by email or at 336 724 9205
Swim Lessons 2013
Weekday Spring / Summer Lesson Dates
|Session 1: March 5 – March 28||Session 2: April 9 – May 2|
|Session 3: May 7 – May 30||Session 4: June 4 – June 27|
|Session 5: Jul 9 – August 1||Session 6: August 6 – August 29|
|Session 7: September 9 – October 3||*Session 8: October 8 – October 31|
|*Session 9: November 5 – November 29|
*Session 8 will have lessons on Halloween
*Session 9 will not have lessons on the 21st but will make those lessons up on the 29th
Saturday Spring / Summer Lesson Dates
|Session 1: March 2 – March 23||Session 2: April 13 – May 4|
|Session 3: May 11 – June 1||Session 4: June 8 – June 29|
|Session 5: July 6 – July 27||Session 6: August 3 – August 24|
|Session 7: September 7 – September 28||Session 8: October 5 – October 26|
|*Session 9: November 2 – 30|
*Session 9 will not have lessons on the 23rd but will make up those lessons on the 30th
Class Times and Days Offered
|Preschool (3-5 Years)|
|Tuesday & Thursday||All levels||5:30 pm – 6:00 pm|
|Youth (6-13 years)|
|Tuesday & Thursday||All Levels||6:00 pm – 6:45 pm|
|Adult (13 years and older)|
|Saturday||All Levels||10:00 am – 10:45 am|
Registration and Pricing
Registration Closing Dates for Weekday Lessons
|Session 1: February 26||Session 2: April 2||Session 3: April 30|
|Session 4: May 28||Session 5: June 25||Session 6: July 30|
|Session 7: September 3||Session 8: October 31||Session 9: October 29|
Registration Closing Dates for Saturday Lessons
|Session 1: February 23||Session 2: April 6||Session 3: May 4|
|Session 4: June 1||Session 5: June 29||Session 6: July 27|
|Session 7: August 31||Session 8: September 28||Session 9: October 26|
Class Fees for Weekday Lessons
$40/members, $50/potential members
Class Fees for Saturday Lessons
$20/members, $30 potential members
Private and Semi-Private Lesson Packages are also available.
Swim Lessons – Class Descriptions
Preschool lessons (ages 3-5 years)
This class introduces children to their first experience swimming without a parent. It is a great way for kids to learn how to be independent and have fun in the pool. A trained swim instructor teaches this class using the YMCA core values. Children learn at their own pace moving through our four skill levels. Preschool swim levels are Pike, Eel, Ray, and Starfish. Classes are 30 minutes.
Youth lessons (ages 6-15 years)
This class consists of four levels, which focus on stroke development, water safety, personal growth, and fun. A trained swim instructor works with children at their own pace using the YMCA core values, building self-esteem as well as self confidence through swimming. Youth swim levels are Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish and Flying Fish. Classes are 45 minutes.
Adult lesson (ages 13-up)
This class is for any adult from beginner through advanced. A trained swim instructor works with you moving at your own pace, learning basic stroke development, and water safety. Classes are 45 minutes.
On-Demand Private and Semi Private Lessons
Adults and children can register for individual lessons or take lessons with a friend! On-Demand private and semi-private lessons are 30 minutes. We have several instructors and time slots available. Please contact Jeremy Wyatt at 336-721-2100 to schedule. Single and Package rates are available-please see separate registration sheet for pricing.
TYDE Swim Team
You can also find information on developmental and competitive swimming options by visiting our YMCA Swim Team, TYDE, online at www.swimtyde.org.
Dance helps children and teens embrace their creativity through movement. Dancers develop an enjoyment of arts and culture from a young age, while building confidence in their ability to express themselves.
The Y offers P.I.P.A (Positive Image Performing Arts) competitive and non competitive classes for children age 2 and older.
Click here to learn more about the YMCA PIPA Dance Program.
YMCA Literacy Initiative
The YMCA Literacy Initiative invites all current volunteers and anyone interested in volunteering to attend any of the following training opportunities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat!
Reading Volunteer Training
You are invited to attend any or all of the following workshops, which will be held at Robinhood Rd Family YMCA on Fridays from 12 – 2. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us!
March 1: Using the Orton-Gillingham -based Sonday Reading System to help adults improve reading skills. Workshop Leader: Julie Weber
March 8: Introduction to Dyslexia and Helping Struggling Readers Divide Words into Syllables. Workshop Leader: Rebecca Clingman
Sue Stevens, Marianne Meyer, and Rebecca Clingman are all frequent speakers at national and regional conferences on dyslexia and reading. Please try to join us!
We would also like to make you aware of the upcoming International Dyslexia Association conference to be held at Summit School March 8 and 9. There will be a free session open to the public on Friday evening March 8 – for more information and to register, please go to http://nc-ida.com/
For more information, please contact Julie Weber (336) 776-0765 or email@example.com.
After almost three years of tutoring with the YMCA Literacy Initiative, Soon Ja Nam, a South Korean immigrant and small business owner, passed her citizenship test. Like many residents of Forsyth County, she needed stronger literacy skills to reach her goals. More than 20% of North Carolinians cannot read above a fifth-grade level or speak English well enough to help their children with homework.
The YMCA Literacy Initiative works to strengthen our community by training volunteer tutors to instruct adults in a self-paced, 40-hour literacy program. Volunteer tutors serve around 130 adult learners per year in one of two programs: Adult Reading and English as a Second Language. Click here to view our program brochure.
The Literacy Initiative was founded in 1990, by a partnership between the United Way of Forsyth County and Leadership Winston-Salem, with funding from the Winston-Salem Foundation. In 1993, the Literacy Initiative began training volunteer tutors to provide direct service to low-level readers in the community. In 1994, the organization absorbed the Forsyth County Literacy Council and the YMCA Literacy Initiative became the focal point of adult literacy coordination in the county. The ESL program was added in 2001 in response to the growth of the Latino community in Forsyth County, but with a mission to serve English language learners of all nationalities.
Today, the program is still grounded in volunteer-based, one-on-one tutoring. Since July 1, 2011, tutors have contributed over 3600 hours of their time tutoring adult learners! Most tutors and learners meet twice a week, for a total of around 3 hours, usually in a YMCA tutoring room. The Literacy Initiative has resource rooms conveniently located at the Robinhood Road, Fulton, William G. White (Central) and Winston Lake Family YMCA branches. Here, tutors and learners have access to a library of quality books, classroom materials and computers, as well as a quiet space to learn.
On both the Adult Reading and ESL sides of the program, diversity is a hallmark. In Adult Reading, learners come to the program at different stages of life; ages range from early 20s to 70s. Their individual goals vary from obtaining a GED to being able to read to their grandchildren. ESL learners come from all over the world, including countries like China, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, Mexico, Colombia, and Honduras. They also come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have diverse goals. Some have advanced degrees in their home countries, some wish to prepare for job interviews, others want to be able to understand their children’s schoolwork. A few learners are preparing for citizenship applications, and some want to fine-tune their English pronunciation.
Each side of the program has its unique challenges, but the Literacy Initiative prepares volunteers with training, appropriate materials and ongoing support, to ensure the best experience for both learner and tutor. Anyone can be a tutor, no prior experience or foreign language skills are required. With patience, a little creativity and a desire to help others reach their goals, you can make a difference.
The need is larger than we are, we have a waiting list of learners across the city that need tutors. With increased volunteer support, we can expand our current programs even further, and pursue new partnerships, in specific areas like family literacy, workforce literacy and computer literacy.
Additional Information/ General literacy Links
Are you interested in hearing more about the YMCA Literacy Initiative? Does volunteering at the YMCA interest you? Please get in touch with us!
Contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 776-0765. Yoraima Medina coordinates the ESL Program (776-0765) email@example.com, and Bridgett Williams coordinates the Adult Reading Program (727-9850), firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
Water Fitness Classes
The Winston Lake Family YMCA offers a variety of Water Aerobics Classes in order to meet the needs of many levels of fitness. Classes are free to members.
Contact Jeremy Wyatt, Aquatics Director, (336) 721-2100 at for more information.
Work with a certified YMCA Personal Trainer to achieve your desired fitness goals. Regardless of age or fitness level, one-on-one training can provide:
- Weight loss/management
- Increased strength, endurance and flexibility
- Post-rehabilitation conditioning
- Disease management and prevention
- Off-season training
- Pre-event conditioning
Contact Robert Edwards, our Wellness Director at (336) 724-9205 for additional information and appointments.
Personal Training Rates
1 hour session: $45 Members/$65 Potential Members
1/2 hour session: $30 Members/$40 Potential Members
Personal Training Packages
1 session: $45 Members/$65 Potential Members
4 sessions: $180 Members/$260 Potential Members
8 sessions: $345 Members/$505 Potential Members (savings of $15)
12 sessions: $500 Members/$740 Potential Members (savings of $40)