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Welcome to the Wilkes Family YMCA

The Wilkes Family YMCA is active in the local community, and offers a wide range of programs for the whole family — including swim lessons, after school care, boot camps, personal training, and youth sports. The Y includes a comprehensive Wellness Center with on-duty staff, group exercise programs, and SilverSneakers® classes. The Y is dedicated to social responsibility and healthy living with efforts such as LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA and Moving for Better Balance.

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 Family YMCA

38th Annual Mistletoe Run

The Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K, and Fun Run is back! This year we’ll be both in person and there will be a virtual option – whichever you choose!

Kids Zone is back!

The YMCA offers Kids Zone to supervise children for free to members with household memberships while parents exercise!

Volunteer at the Y!

We need you! YMCA After School Academy homework helpers (3:45-4:30pm), Merlefest volunteers (April 28-May 1, 2022 - festival ticket included), Kids on the Run race (2022 date TBD), and our annual Bright Beginnings program (August 2022 date TBD).

Branch Amenities

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

Outdoor Pool
Outdoor Water Park
Wellness Center
Strength and Conditioning Center
Indoor Lap Pool
Youth Sports
Summer Exploration Academy
After School Academy
Sauna
Steam Room
Whirlpool
Kids Zone
Basketball Courts
Racquetball Courts
Pickleball
Group Exercise Classes
Adaptive programs
Personal Training
Indoor Track
Playground
Locker Rooms

The Latest from the Wilkes Family YMCA

People entering the Y wearing masks
Branch News

Updated Mask Policy

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is dedicated to the safety and health of our members, our staff and our entire community. Since the onset of COVID-19 in our community, our Y has continually adapted programming and protocols to go above and beyond in keeping you safe.
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Lisa Beard
Wellness

Association Spotlight: Lisa Beard

Lisa Beard has worked at the Wilkes Family YMCA for almost 7 years and is the Associate Engagement Director for Group Ex. And since then, she has become an integral part to the branch. She first got involved with the Y in Charlotte and was drawn in by the child care services. “The free child care here. I had children that were 6
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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.