Family Life Programs

Luanne Hammond, Engagement Director – Family Life
Phone: 336.251.1090 x6306


Welcoming Week Global Market and Mixer

Join us Tuesday, September 18, from 5:00-7:30pm as we celebrate Welcoming Week with YMCA’s across the country. Stop by and meet some neighbors from the Y and neighboring businesses and our own Adult Literacy Program. Sample some international foods, shop for crafts made by RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Society of Entrepreneurs) and share your own cultural connections with us! The YMCA welcomes all and celebrates the contributions of many different cultures to our city!

If you would like to learn more about Welcoming Week, please visit the Y-USA website. Contact Julie Tomberlin at for more information.


For Kids

Kid’s Night Out

Are you looking for a fun place for the kids while you spend an evening out? The Y has the perfect option for you. Your children will have a fun evening filled with age appropriate games and activities in a safe and nurturing environment.


2nd Saturday of every month

September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8

Program time: 5:00-8:00 pm


6 weeks – 12 years 


Online or in-house registration available
$15/Members and Potential Members
*$5 late fee if registering after the Wednesday prior to the event

Additional Information

Early registration is encouraged. Pizza and drinks are provided.


Contact Luanne Hammond at 336.251.1090, or 

Parent’s Time Out

Parent’s Time Out (formerly Parent’s Morning Out) is 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. Now offering morning, evening, and weekend sessions. Start planning!!

Register today!


6 weeks through 12 years. For children 6-12 years old, this program is only available during regular Youth Activity Center hours.


Monday through Friday

Session 1: 8:30-11:00am
Session 2: 9:00-11:30am
Session 3: 9:30-12:00pm
Session 4: 4:30-7:00pm (no Friday evening session)


Saturday: 8:30-11:00am
Sunday: 2:00-4:30pm


Luanne Hammond at 336-251-1090,

Daily Fee

$15.00 for the first child, $5.00 each additional child


Online or in-house registration available. Due at or before time of service. Late return fees will apply, see Welcome Center for details. Registration is required – Information is available at the Welcome Center. 

Birthday Parties

We hear a special day is almost here! Let the Robinhood Road Family YMCA host your child’s birthday party!

Party Packages include a YMCA party assistant who will have the room set up 30 minutes prior to the event. The setting will include all requested games, decorations, and place settings for up to 20 guests. Additional guests may be added at $3 per person.

Basic Party Package

Your guests will have loads of memorable fun in a kid-friendly room.

  • Use of the Youth Activity Center or ChildWatch room for 2 hours.
  • Use of games and equipment (some restrictions apply)
  • Party assistant
  • Party preparation & clean up

Cost: $175 for Members and $200 for Potential Members for 2 hours

Super Bounce Party

Take your party to the next level with the addition of a bounce house.

  • Use of the Youth Activity Center for two hours
  • Bounce House
  • Use of games and equipment (some restrictions apply)
  • Party Assistant
  • Party preparation & clean up

Cost: $275 for Members and $325 for Potential Members for 2 hours

You Can Also Create Your Own Special Party With Party Additions


Bounce House: $100 for Members and $125 for Potential Members
Other Rooms: Members $40 and Potential Members $50
Additional Hour Room Rentals: Add $20 per hour for Members and Potential Members
Additional guests: Add $3 per person

Days & Times

Hours vary – call to see what time works best for you!

Please Note

$50 will hold your date!


Please contact Luanne Hammond at or (336) 251-1090

Facility Rentals

Let Us Host Your Next Event!

  • Family Reunions
  • Baby Showers
  • Corporate Events
  • Meetings

Party Prices/Facility Rental & Payment

Conference Room (up to 30 people):
$100 for Members and $125 for Potential Members for 2 hours

Youth Activity Center (up to 50 people):
$150 for Members and $175 for Potential Members for 2 hours

Mind/Body Room (50+ people):
$150 for Members and $175 for Potential Members for 2 hours


Please contact Luanne Hammond at or (336) 251-1090


Bounce House: $100 for Members and $125 for Potential Members
YMCA Host: $20 per hour
Additional rooms: $40 for Members and $50 for Potential Members
Additional Hour room rentals: Add $25 per hour for Members and Potential Members
After Hours room rentals: Add $50 per hour for Members and Potential Members

Please Note

$50 will hold your date!

Days & Times

Hours Vary – call to see what time works best for you! Please contact Luanne Hammond at or (336) 251-1090 

Community Garden And Children’s Area

Calling All Green Thumbs!

In early 2014 a small group of YMCA members had ambitious plans to develop the private land adjacent to the Y parking lot into a community garden THAT WOULD PRODUCE VEGETABLES IN THE SUMMER. By necessity, the major focus at that time was on building the physical infrastructure of the gardens – raised beds, water systems, fencing, etc. Several folks worked long hours to make the garden a beautiful reality: 4 x 4 foot raised beds were filled with dirt for Y members to rent for the season, and community beds were filled with soil and seeds to grow produce donate to area food pantries. A separate garden planting-group-adults-kidsarea was developed for youth to watch plants grow and learn where and how healthy food is grown.

The physical aspects of our garden are still works in progress; however, the basic infrastructure is in place, and we recognize that our attention in the 2015 season needs to be as much, if not more, about developing the human infrastructure – the COMMUNITY – of the garden to ensure its sustainability. YMCA members and members in the community are encouraged and welcomed to participate in the garden, and there are many ways to become involved. Talk to Lisa Marie Blutreich in the Y office, or leave a message for Jillian Miller at the front desk indicating your interest and/or questions.

  • If you are a master gardener or someone who grew up raising your own food, your help in educating others about developing the soil, selecting seeds, controlling weeds and pests, etc., would be invaluable.
  • Do you have resource folks that would present classes and activities for adults and children?
  • If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, organization and administrative help is needed in many areas of the garden. Contact lists, internet updates, watering charts, phone calls, scheduling group work dates and times … to name a few.
  • Are you a pro at fundraising, writing grants, etc.?
  • If you want to get down and dirty, rent your own plot for $35/season, make a list of one or two vegetables your family loves, and commit to learning how to provide home grown produce this summer.
  • Watering help is a constant need. People are needed to pick ripe vegetables from the community beds and ensure that they are made available to appropriate food banks in a timely manner.
  • As we concentrate on improving the youth education area (plans to build a greenhouse out of plastic bottles is the first project on his list), he needs “engineers” and anyone with an imagination to assist him.

Get involved to have fun, learn something, eat healthy, and contribute to the sustainability of our Robinhood Road YMCA Community Garden!

Click here for our latest newsletter, and click here for more about our sweet potato planting. For any questions or more information, please contact Jillian Miller at 336.251.1090 or


Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a place to share your talents and make a difference?  The Robinhood Road Family YMCA has many opportunities for volunteers to share their passions while positively impacting the lives of people in our community.  Fill out a volunteer application to share your talents today!


The Robinhood Road Family YMCA Annual Giving Campaign is a community-wide effort to raise funds for children, teens, families and adults who need the Y. More than 1,400 local volunteers, just like you, help raise funds so that everyone in our community has the opportunity to participate in Y programs. Time Commitment: 5-10 hours, January through beginning of April.

recycleGeneral Volunteering

The Robinhood Road Family YMCA welcome volunteers to greet members, perform light office work, and pitch in to lend a hand at the branch. For example, Y greeter meets members at the door with a smile and “have a great workout;” assists with sharing Y information and making coffee. Time Commitment: Most times available.

Special Events

Throughout the year, the Robinhood Road Family YMCA has volunteer opportunities for special events like Healthy Kids Day, Blood Drives, Group Exercise Launches, races, Cleanup Days, special holiday events and more. Time Commitment: During scheduled events throughout the year.


Group Exercise Buddy, Work Out Buddy, Silver Sneaker Engagement calls, AOA Check-Ins, Helping with cleaning and monitoring the wellness floor during busy hours. Time Commitment: Varies

Youth & Teen Development

The Robinhood Road Family YMCA Youth and Teen Department is always on the go, and we love volunteers to join us. Volunteers can lead clinics (such as dance classes, sports, etc.) homework help with our After School students. Time Commitment: Varies

The volunteer opportunities are not limited to those listed above. Please share your talent with us. Feel free to visit the Welcome Center or click here to fill out your volunteer application today. Thank you for your interest in making a difference.

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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
Julie Tomberlin, Literacy Program Director at (336) 727-9850

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.

play-kids-flashlightThrough 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


Robinhood Kids Night Out

Age 6wk-12yrs Sat 5:00-8:00pm Kids’ Night Out

Childwatch / Nursery, Family Programming

Program Dates: Oct 13 2018 - Oct 13 2018

Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $15.00


Robinhood Kids Night Out

Age 6wk-12yrs Sat 5:00-8:00pm Kids’ Night Out

Childwatch / Nursery, Family Programming

Program Dates: Nov 10 2018 - Nov 10 2018

Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $15.00

Online Registration Will Start on October 15.