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Welcome to the Stokes Family YMCA

The Stokes Family YMCA provides a wide range of programs for the whole family including swim lessons, before and after school care, and youth sports. The Y includes a comprehensive Wellness Center with on-duty staff, group exercise programs (in-person and virtual), pickleball, and SilverSneakers® classes.

Attention Members: Our Aquatics area will be closed beginning April 3 for extensive upgrades and refurbishing. We anticipate the area to be closed for up to eight weeks. Please monitor our Facebook page and our website for further details and updates on completion and reopening. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please click here for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

While the Stokes Family YMCA pool is closed for repairs through the end of May, members will be able to swim at the Fulton Family YMCA Monday-Friday from 7:30-11:30am, starting April 10. We will also offer a water fitness class from 10:00-11:00am on Tuesday and Thursdays. Click here for more details and answers to your frequently asked questions.

We're Hiring!

We have full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions available in multiple departments in branches across the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina.

Your Stokes Family YMCA

Teen Referral Memberships

In a world full of isolation and unrest, it is more important than ever that we keep our young people engaged in positive experiences in healthy, safe environments. Our new initiative offers eligible young people ages 12-18 years old in our communities a FREE membership to access the Y’s fitness facilities, basketball courts, swimming pools, and so much more.

The Y is For ALL

The Y is a place where common ground thrives and people of all walks of life can belong. We approach diversity and inclusion through the Christian principles of love, compassion, kindness, and respect. The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina will promote and exemplify togetherness. We value, encourage, and nurture the contributions that each person makes to our increasingly diverse association and the community we serve.

Help Us Help The Community

From board members to youth sports coaches to smiling greeters, volunteers are the heart of the Y. Becoming a volunteer allows individuals to give back and learn something about themselves in the process. After all, the Y is a nonprofit like no other. Get involved today!

Branch Amenities

This YMCA offers numerous programs and services dedicated to building healthy, confident, and connected children, adults, and families.

Indoor Lap Pool
Wellness Center
Training Center
Indoor Track
Summer Day Camp
After School Academy
Group Exercise Classes
Personal Training
Youth Sports
Basketball Courts
Racquetball Courts
Adaptive programs
Kids Zone
Locker Rooms

The Latest from the Stokes Family YMCA

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Our Mission and Impact

YMCA of NWNC Annual Celebration

During our Annual Celebration we honored those who have supported our association and contributed to the growth of its mission and impact. We inducted the late Richard “Rick” French into our Red Triangle Society, presented 13 volunteers of the year with the Strong Award and presented Carver High School’s inaugural Youth and Government delegation with the Youth Leadership Award.
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Our Mission and Impact

YMCA Named Recipient of Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award

Winston-Salem, NC (March 24, 2023) – The Stokes Family YMCA has been awarded the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award for its YMCA Bright Beginnings program, which provides back-to-school materials for Stokes County students in need. The Stokes YMCA seeks to serve 100 students from all elementary schools in the county with its collaborative partner Stokes County Schools.
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Our Mission and Impact

With the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina You Belong

The Y Highlights its 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts The Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith inspire us to ensure everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential and be authentic in all aspects of life: ability, age, cultural background, economic status, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, language, national or
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Have a Happy Healthy Holiday!

With all the shopping, cooking, family visits, and parties, it’s harder for people to make healthy choices during the holiday season. Luckily, two experts from the YMCA are here with tips to help everyone feel their best – even when life gets busy. Together, they’ve compiled a 7W “Wish List” of healthy habits to build over the holidays.
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Support the Y

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. You can help kids learn, grow and thrive, as well as ensure no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay. Donations provide financial assistance to make Y programs available to everyone in our community.

Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Together, we can do so much more.

Partners for a Healthy Community

Our Mission: "Helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body."