Family

YMCA Bright Beginnings

Every child deserves to feel confident on the first day of school. Many kids in our community don’t have the proper clothes or school supplies – but you can help. YMCA Bright Beginnings takes children in need back to school shopping with community volunteers. This program is part of the Y’s Annual Giving Campaign to support our neighbors in need and ensure that no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay. Your donation to YMCA Bright Beginnings and the Annual Giving Campaign helps make our community stronger.

Supporting one child is only $75. We will have a donation box at the Y beginning July 12 for backpacks and school supplies. You may find a packing list of supplies needed on our website. You may make a monetary donation to the program at the Member Services Desk at the Y or mail a check to the Y in care of Erin Craver.

Volunteers needed! The YMCA is also looking for individuals to be a hero to a child on Saturday, August 11. You will shop one-on-one at Target or Walmart with a child in need. Click here for more information on volunteering on August 11 and click here for a volunteer contract and FAQ document. Contact Pam Greene at p.greene@ymcanwnc.org to sign up.

 

Parent’s Night Out

Are you looking for a fun place to leave your children while you spend an evening out? The Kernersville Family YMCA has the perfect option for you. On certain Saturdays of every month you can drop your kids off at the YMCA from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. Sign up today at the Membership Desk! Registration closes the day of the event. There is an additional $5 per child late charge if you register the day of the event. Kids K-5th grade will start the evening with a swim, so don’t forget your bathing suit! Each child gets 2 slices of pizza and a drink.

Upcoming Dates

July 28: Bounce House fun
August 18: Mini outdoor soccer games*
September 15: Fun with crafts*

*For members only, for the months of August and September, we will run and additional child discount special. Members: $20 for 1 child, $15 for each additional child.

Times

5:00-8:00pm

Ages

6 weeks to 5th grade

Cost

Members: $20 per child
Potential Members: $35 per child

Scroll down to register online!

Questions?

Contact Pam Greene, Childwatch and Family Life Coordinator, p.greene@ymcanwnc.org, (336) 996-2231

Flick and Float Family Fun Night

Join us for a fun, family night of swim and a movie at our outdoor Water Playground (4 ft). Light refreshments will be provided while supplies last. Featuring: Coco

July 27, 2018
8:00pm

Free for YMCA members and for YMCA members only! No registration required.


For Kids

Drop-N-Shop

A program exclusively for Y members and allows parents to bring the kids to the Y and have a couple hours of kid free time. We offer 3 morning sessions and 2 evening sessions, Monday through Saturday.

Ages

6 weeks-11 years old
The program is available when the Childwatch and Youth Activity Center rooms are open

AM Days/Hours

Monday-Saturday
Session 1: 8:30-11:00am
Session 2: 9:00-11:30am
Session 3: 9:30-12:00pm

PM Days/Hours

Monday-Thursday
Session 1: 5:15-7:45pm
Session 2: 5:30-8:00pm

Daily Fee: $15 for the first child, $5 for each additional child. Due at or before time of service. Registration is required, information is available at the Membership Center.

Questions?

Please contact Pam Greene, Program Supervisor for Childwatch and Family Life, 336-996-2231 ext.6415 or p.greene@ymcanwnc.org

 

Birthday Parties

We know this is a special day for you and your child, so come spend it with us while we take care of all the busy work.

Party options: Bounce House and Pool
Seasonal options: Water Park and Outdoor Pool (Memorial-Labor Day)

Package A (Price includes room rental with 5 tables and 30 chairs, 15 kids*, and party host)

Package B (Price includes 1 hour pool activity, 15 kids*, room rental with 5 tables and 30 chairs, and party host)

Package C (Price includes 1 hour bounce house activity, 15 kids*, room rental with 5 tables and 30 chairs, and party host)

*15 kids include birthday child and siblings (After 15 children, there is a $5 additional child fee)

Questions? Please contact Pam Greene, Program Supervisor for Childwatch and Family Life, 336-996-2231 ext.6415 or p.greene@ymcanwnc.orgClick here for the party request form.


For Adults

Birth & Beginnings

The 3-session childbirth preparation series is offered by Sara Lee Center for Women’s Health and is hosted at the YMCA. This series teaches parents-to-be about the birth process, how to work through their labor as comfortably as possible and how to care for their newborn after returning home. For more information, dates and registration, please call Health Connections at (336) 718-7000.


For Families

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 Branden Chesser at 336.983.3131 or email at b.chesser@ymcanwnc.org.

Programs

Kernersville Birthday Party

2018 Birthday Party – Additional Child

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

Member: $5.00

Non-Member: $5.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Kernersville Family YMCA for registration information.

Kernersville Birthday Party

2018 Birthday Party – Additional Hour

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $75.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Kernersville Family YMCA for registration information.

Kernersville Birthday Party

2018 Package A – Room Only

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

Member: $150.00

Non-Member: $200.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Kernersville Family YMCA for registration information.

Kernersville Birthday Party

2018 Package B – Room Plus Swim

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

Member: $200.00

Non-Member: $250.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Kernersville Family YMCA for registration information.

Kernersville Birthday Party

2018 Package C – Room Plus Bounce House

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

Member: $200.00

Non-Member: $250.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Kernersville Family YMCA for registration information.

Kernersville Drop N Shop

2018 Drop n Shop 5:15pm-8:15pm

Childwatch / Nursery, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $15.00

Register

Kernersville Drop N Shop

2018 Drop n Shop 8:15am-12:15pm

Childwatch / Nursery, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $15.00

Register

Kernersville Drop N Shop

2018 Drop n Shop Additional Child

Childwatch / Nursery, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

Member: $5.00

Non-Member: $5.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Kernersville Family YMCA for registration information.

Kernersville Lock-ins

2018 Lock In

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

Member: $275.00

Non-Member: $325.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Kernersville Family YMCA for registration information.

Kernersville Lock-ins

2018 Lock In – Additional Kids

Birthday Parties, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

Member: $12.00

Non-Member: $15.00

Not available for online registration. Please visit the Kernersville Family YMCA for registration information.