Kids Night Out

Are you ready for another night out while we have a fun time with your kids? Parents can enjoy an evening out for themselves while their children have fun in a safe and secure environment.

Dress in your best neon gear to ring in the new year! We’ll have games, dinner, prizes, and a disco light dance party! Don’t forget to pack your pajamas and swim gear for this fun night! Ages 5-12 yrs will go swimming. Dinner is provided.

Friday, January 4

Register online by scrolling down!

Questions? Please contact Rachel Taylor, Youth and Family Coordinator, at 336 679 7962 or


Cookies With Santa

Santa Claus is on his way!
It’s time to prepare for Christmas Day!
As all children squeal with glee,
Come let them sit on Santa’s knee.

Visit with Santa and get a cookie! Saturday, December 15 anytime between 9:00-11:00am. Feel free to bring your camera to snap a picture with Santa!

Questions? Please contact Rachel Taylor, Youth and Family Coordinator, at 336 679 7962 or


Fostering Friendship Therapy Dog Team Visit

Teams from Fostering Friendship complete more than four months of training and evaluation before receiving their certifications. Once certified, these teams visit museums, nursing homes, senior centers, and students at elementary schools to colleges. They will also be visiting the Yadkin Family YMCA! Head trainer, Geralyn Kelly, will be at our branch with her companion, Nanook, a Samoyed dog. Come say hello!

Monday, January 14


BodyCombat® Family Style

Second and fourth Wednesday of each month: 5:15 – 6:00pm

Come dance together, bring your kids! Looking for an alternative cardio sport besides running that allows you to kick, jab, clinch and master self-defense techniques in a non-contact environment? BODYCOMBAT is an action-packed workout activity that encompasses all of the above, which guarantees to make you sweat it out and get your heart racing.


Works your legs, tones your arms, back and shoulders and provides phenomenal core training. You destroy calories, develop coordination, agility and speed, feel empowered, and build self-confidence.


Zumba® Kids

First & Third Wednesday of each month: 5:30-6:00pm

ZUMBA KIDS classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original ZUMBA choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.


Helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood
development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.


Parents Morning/Evening Out

Sign up for the Parents Morning/Evening Out program, and you may leave your child signed into the Nursery or Kids Club areas for up to 2 hours while you leave the Y to take care of simple errands or have some time on your own. Simply fill out the registration form and pay at the Front Desk, and bring the form back to our Childwatch staff. Your child will be watched by our fun and friendly staff and will have a fun time with other kids their own age.

First come, first serve! Only 5 spots per day!


Ages 6 weeks-Kindergarten

Kids Club

Children in Kindergarten to 5th Grade


Monday-Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm for Nursery ages
Saturday: 8:30-11:30am for Nursery ages
Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm-7:30pm for Nursery & Kids Club ages


$10 for Members/$15 for Potential Members. For second child, $5 for Members and $10 for Potential Members.

Sign In Procedure

1. Register at the front desk at the appropriate time of arrival. Also make sure you write your contact information in case of an emergency.
2. Please label, or mark with permanent marker, your child’s belongings or any item you are leaving with your child.

For more information, please contact us at 336.679.7962. Click here for the registration form.


For Kids and Families

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


Yadkin Kids Night Out

Friday 5:30-9:30pm Get Your Glow On Kids Night Out

Child Care, Family Programming

Program Dates: Jan 4 2019 - Jan 4 2019

Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $25.00


Yadkin Self Defense Class

Claim Your Power

Family Programming, Fitness / Wellness

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Dec 29 2018 - Dec 29 2018

Member: $20.00

Non-Member: $30.00