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Welcome to the Winston Lake Family YMCA

The Winston Lake Family YMCA is in the heart of the East Winston community. Here, we are committed to making your experience at the Y the best possible. We offer a family-oriented atmosphere and activities for people of all ages. When you walk through these doors, you become a part of that family. Our offerings include sports, aquatics, after school academy, day camps during the summer, a wellness center, group exercise classes, and personal training. 

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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 Winston Lake 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.

Innovative Fitness Tools

Whether you want to efficiently track your workouts or gain a better understanding of your overall health, the Y has the tools and technology to make you more informed.

Join the Y and pay $0 joining fee

  • Safe & clean facilities
  • Boost your fitness
  • 12 locations across NWNC
  • Get member rates on sports, swim lessons, boot camps, and more!

Branch Amenities

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

Wellness Center
Basketball Courts
Indoor Track
Summer Exploration Academy
Summer Learning Academy
After School Academy
Group Exercise Classes
Personal Training
Adaptive programs
Locker Rooms

The Latest from the Winston Lake Family YMCA

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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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Dr. Harvey Allen

Dr. Harvey Allen

Dr. Harvey Allen recalls his parents taking him to the Patterson Avenue Y. Some of his earliest memories of the Y are in its swimming pool. “I learned to swim at the Y when I was young,” he recalls. “I also went to the Y after school. The people there were always helpful and ready to encourage you. Mo Lucas was there, helping kids keep on the straight and narrow.
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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.