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Welcome to the Wilkes Express YMCA

The Wilkes Express YMCA is another convenient option for residents of Wilkes County and surrounding areas. This Y, which is for members 16 years and older, includes a comprehensive Wellness Center with on-duty staff, group exercise programs, walking track accessible by an elevator, small cardio room, cycle studio, a conference room and SilverSneakers® classes

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 Wilkes Express 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.

Merlefest Camping at the YMCA

The Wilkes Family YMCA is proud to be your home for Merlefest, whether you camp at the YMCA or you stay at Rivers Edge!

Group Exercise: Fitness is More Fun in a group

We have numerous group exercise options here at the Wilkes Express YMCA - for all levels of fitness!

Branch Amenities

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

Wellness Center
Group Exercise Classes
Indoor Track
Personal Training
Locker Rooms

The Latest from the Wilkes Express YMCA

YMCA Ukraine
Our Mission and Impact

Crisis in Ukraine Hits Close to Home for YMCA of NWNC

The Y Association has had a partnership with YMCA Ukraine for nearly 30 years; hopes to generate local support, aid for Ukrainians. WINSTON-SALEM — The invasion by Russian forces into Ukraine and the damage it has caused hits close to home for many at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, as the organization has had a longstanding connection with YMCA Ukraine for near
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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.