Family

For Everyone

 

Togetherhood: Doing Our Part Together

The Y is so much more than a gym and as part of Social Responsibility we would like to invite you to be a part of it. Together we can lend a helping hand to someone in need making our community a better place for all. Join other like-minded members in volunteering in the community. Examples projects may include: Habitat for Humanity Build, Ronald McDonald cook night, coaching a Y sport, or tutoring. Visit our Togetherhood website or contact Erin Johnson at e.johnson@ymcanwnc.org for details.

 

For Parents

Parents Time Out

Parents Time Out is a great time for you to have some time to run errands or meet with friends while your child(ren) have a fun time at the YMCA. For Members only! Sign up today at the Membership Desk!

Dates/Times

Monday-Thursday
Session A: 8:30-11:30am
Session B: 9:00am-12:00pm

Evening/Saturday options
Monday-Thursday 4:15-7:15pm
Saturday 8:30-11:30am

Ages

6 weeks through 12 years old. For children 8 through 12, this program is only available during Youth Wellness Center hours.

Daily Fee

$12 per child, $5 per additional child. YMCA members only. Payments: Due at or before time of service. Child must be registered by 9am on day of service. Late return fees may apply.

Registration is required-information is availabe at the Welcome Center.


Parents Night Out

Are you looking for a fun place to leave your children while you spend an evening out? The William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA has the perfect option for you. On certain Fridays of every month you can drop your kids off at the YMCA from 5:00-9:00 pm. Sign up today at the Membership Desk! Our K-5 kids will start the evening with a swim, so don’t forget your bathing suit!

Each child gets 2 slices of pizza and a drink. (Extra slice of pizza is $1.50/slice.)

Ages

6 weeks old – 5th grade

Upcoming Dates and Times

December 15
January 19
February 16
March 16
April 27
May 18
September 21
October 12
November 16
December 21

5:00-9:00pm

Cost to sign up in advance

Members: $15 for 1 child / $10 for each additional child
Potential Members: $20 for each child

Cost to sign up day of

Members: $15 per child *no additional child discount
Potential Members: $20 for each child

Contact

Yanira Pereda, Family Life Coordinator, 336.721.2100 or by email at y.pereda@ymcanwnc.org.


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.

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 Amelia Johnson at 336.983.3131 or email at amelia.johnson@ymcanwnc.org.

Programs

WGW Parents' Night Out

2018-12 Sat. 5:00-9:00pm Parents’ Night Out

Family Programming

Program Dates: Dec 15 2018 - Dec 15 2018

Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $20.00

Register

WGW Parents' Time Out

2018-12 Parents’ Time Out AM (A)

Family Programming

Program Dates: Dec 3 2018 - Dec 28 2018

Member: $12.00

Non-Member: $12.00

Register

WGW Parents' Time Out

2018-12 Parents’ Time Out AM (B)

Family Programming

Program Dates: Dec 3 2018 - Dec 28 2018

Member: $12.00

Non-Member: $12.00

Register

WGW Parents' Time Out

2018-12 Parents’ Time Out PM

Family Programming

Program Dates: Dec 3 2018 - Dec 27 2018

Member: $12.00

Non-Member: $12.00

Register

WGW Parents' Time Out

2018-12 Parents’ Time Out Sat.

Family Programming

Program Dates: Dec 8 2018 - Jan 4 2019

Member: $12.00

Non-Member: $12.00

Register