For Everyone

Family Literacy

The YMCA Literacy Initiative offers El Nido (“The Nest”), which is a family literacy program that takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 pm at The Ledges Apartments Children’s Center on Anson Street in Winston-Salem (near the intersection of Peters Creek Parkway and Academy Street). El Nido provides book-based activities for children while their parents participate in ESL classes. Volunteers are welcome to help with activities for children or with ESL classes for their parents.

Contact Information

Ellen Gallimore at 336.727.9850 or

Facility Rental

party-dress-up-adult-girlsWe’re here for whatever event you need us!

  • Birthday parties
  • Gender reveas
  • Baby Showers
  • Family Reunions
  • Lock Ins
  • Meetings
  • Any event you need

Meeting Room (up to 20 people):

$50 per hour during business hours
$75 per hour after business hours

Multi Purpose Room (up to 40 people):

$65 per hour during business hours
$75 per hour after business hours

Pool or Gym Party


Three hour rental includes 2 hours in the Multi Purpose room for party and one hour in either the gym (half court) or pool. Times offered from 1-4pm or 2-5pm. 30 days notice required on pool reservations.

Overnight Lock Ins

Friday or Saturday 9:00pm-7:00am. Pool is yours from 9:00-11:00pm (up to 75 people). Gym and racquetball courts are open all night. Additional guests may be added for $3 per person, based on capacity.


Dates are subject to availability. Click here for more information. Contract and full payment required to confirm reservation. 30 day notice on pool reservations.

Please contact Norman Rowdy at or 336.661.1093 to check availability and for any rental type that is not quoted.

Adventure Guides

The YMCA has a long history of bringing parents and children together for life enriching experiences. This history has left a legacy of strengthened relationships and close bonds in many families and communities around the country. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina has been a part of the Y-Indian Guide/Adventure Guides program for more than 30 years. Adventure Guides currently serves 20 tribes with over 400 participants in Forsyth, Stokes, Davie, Yadkin, and Wilkes Counties. Collectively, these tribes form the Adventure Guides Saura Nation.

The Adventure Guides Program aims to strengthen the bond between fathers and their children through activities that allow them to spend quality time together. Based on strong traditions of the Native American Culture including dignity, patience, endurance, spirituality, concern for the Earth and family values, these programs are tools that will help build memories that will last a lifetime.

Through Adventure Guides, the YMCA provides the following benefits to father and child:

  • Foster companionship and understanding and set a foundation for positive, lifelong relationships between father and child
  • Build a sense of self-esteem and personal worth
  • Expand awareness of body, mind, and spirit
  • Provide a framework to meet a mutual need of spending enjoyable, constructive, and quality time together
  • Enhance the quality of family time
  • Emphasize the vital role parents play in the growth and development of their children
  • Offer an important and unique opportunity to develop & enjoy volunteer leadership skills
  • Opportunity to meet other families with children the same age

Learn more about Adventure Guides »

For further information, please contact Amelia Johnson at 336.983.3131 or email at


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