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It's summer and the Y is now closed on Sundays! We will reopen again Sunday, September 10!

WELCOME to Stanly County Family YMCA!  At our Y, our goal is to serve you and your family through a variety of programs.  Our friendly staff are here to guide you to a wonderful experience.  If there is anything that we can do to help, please look for our YMCA name tags and you will find a well-trained, knowledgeable person to help.

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FITNESS EQUIPMENT UPDATE: Currently some of our fitness equipment is being re-upholstered. The pads will be ready Wednesday, July 27th. All equipment will be available for use on Thursday, July 28th. We apologize for any inconveniences. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our facility for our members.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE MODELS WANTED ... Start your career with the YMCA Afterschool Program. We are currently taking applications for site directors in our Afterschool Program. Must be 21 years of age. Apply today! We are accepting applications until July 31. Applications available at Membership Desk or online.

TAE KWON DO CAMP ... This camp is designed for rising middle school students, July 24-28, 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  Registration available at the Membership Desk or online. 

STRONG COMMUNITIES 5K/8K ... This year we celebrate the 10th year of the 8K and first year of the 5K. The 4th race in the Start It Stanly Race Series is on August 19 at 7:25 AM. Registration available at the Membership Desk, at Vac & Dash, or online.

AFTERSCHOOL ... The Y will offer it's Afterschool program at Aquadale, Badin, Endy, Locust, Richfield, and Stanfield schools. In addition, the following schools will be served at our Pavilion Site in Albemarle: Central, East, and Millingport. Registration is OPEN.  Register before July 31 and pay NO REGISTRATION FEE.  Registration is available at the Membership Desk.  Download Parent Packet and Registration Form to save time!

SWIM LESSONS ... Fall swim lessons will be offered August 14 - October 2.  Registration for members will open on July 24. Non-members can register beginning July 31.  


SUMMER TO SCHOOLBack to school

August is here and for many families, that means a return to school. Making the shift from the lazy days of summer to the more strict schedule of the school year can be stressful for kids.

But with a little planning you can make the switch to the school year with no trouble at all. Here are a few tips for beginning the transition back to the school year schedule:


About 2 weeks before school begins, start to get kids back into the routine of school year bed times. Bring a close to the later nights your kids might have during the summer so they can get used to earlier bed times and earlier rising before the first day of school.


Start looking for new books your kids are interested in. Get them into a new story a month or so before school starts and they’ll be back into the habit of reading when school requires it.


As school begins, make sure you’ve got an outlet for your kids to explore their hobbies and activities. They’ve had outlets for energy and activities all summer, so it’s important they have an outlet during the school year too. Activities like swim lessons, swim team, and other sports are great school-year activities.


There’s a good chance your kids have made new connections and friends this summer, especially if they went to Y Summer Camp. Make a plan now to stay connected with their friends. Get phone numbers, and emails. Talk with parents about scheduling play dates so your children can continue to benefit from those valuable social connections.


Once the school year begins, you’ll need care for your kids after the school bell rings. At the Y, Our after school program is structured with time for homework, activities and enjoying a snack with friends. And it’s supervised by the same YMCA counselors you’ve come to count on.

Summer is all about fun for kids. But with a little planning, and some help from the YMCA, the school year can be just as fun for all.

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our Open Door Scholarship Program for financial assistance.