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At Camp Cherokee, kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, gain independence and make lasting friendships and memories. Join the fun!

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Charlotte Avenue Branch YMCA


Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Saturday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Address & Phone:

402 Charlotte Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: 803-329-9622
Fax: 803-327-9622
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Facility Information:

» Heated Indoor Swimming Pool
» Outdoor Pool
» Weight Equipment
» Free Weights
» Exercise Bikes
» Stair Climbers
» Elliptical Cross Trainers
» Two Gymnasiums
» Indoor Walking Track
» Group Exercise Classes
» Racquetball Courts
» Free Childwatch
» Afterschool & Summer Camp Programs
» Youth Sports
» Swimming Lessons
» Steam Room & Sauna

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YMCA Adventure Guides

Adventure Guides is a father/child program that provides opportunities for fathers and children to spend quality time together making memories. The program is designed to build strong lasting relationships by understanding companionship and a shared appreciation for the outdoors. Fall and spring trips are included. Click here for our brochure.

$109 per adult | $99 per child
All other events are optional and will require a separate registration.
Additional fees will include camping materials and food during camping trips. YMCA Camp Cherokee will provide meals during the Fall and Spring Longhouse events.


Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a one-year, community-based program where participants work in small groups with a trained Lifestyle Coach in a relaxed, classroom setting. In 16 weekly sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions, participants learn how to incorporate healthier eating, moderate physical activity, and problem-solving and coping skills into their daily lives. Participants will get the hands-on support they need from Lifestyle Coaches trained on a CDC-approved curriculum that is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.

“…programs like YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and 71% in individuals over age 60.” – research from the National Institutes of Health

Program Details:
The program emphasizes two primary goals for the first half of the program: reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week. To sign up, participants must be:

For more information, please contact:
Halie Patterson
151 South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730

YMCA membership is not required!


Lifeguard Course

Ages: 15+

This is a 3 day course to certify lifeguards. Applicant must be able to swim a 300m, swim a 25m, and retrieve a 10lb. brick off the bottom of the pool and swim back with the brick.

$200 Member | $250 Non-members

Sessions Days and Times: 
Friday, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, 9:00-6:00 pm
Sunday, 9:00- 6:00 pm

Sessions and Dates:
Session 1- January 5-January 7, 2018
Session 2-February 9-February 11, 2018
Session 3-March 9-March 11, 2018
Session 4-April 6-April 8, 2018
Session 5-May 25-May 27, 2018
Session 6-June 8-June 10, 2018
Session 7-July 13-July 15, 2018
Session 8-August 3-August 5, 2018

Lifeguards will have the opportunity to keep their certifications current by attending a re-certification class.

Re-certification Sessions and Dates:
Session 1-January 6-January 7,  2018
Session 2-February 10-February 11, 2018
Session 3-March 10-March 11, 2018
Session 4-April 7-April 8, 2018
Session 5-May 26-May 27, 2018
Session 6-June 9-June 10, 2018
Session 7-July 14-July 15, 2018
Session 8-August 4-August 5, 2018 

$100 Member | $125 Non-members

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Couch to 5K Training

Ages: 12-100

This training program offers the beginner runner a weekly coach-led couch to 5K program, running tips on form, nutrition, benefits of running, injury prevention, and more along with a weekly training schedule. You will need running shoes.

Session Date:
January 29-April 21, 2018

Session Days:
Tuesday and Thursday

Session Time:
5:45 – 6:30 pm

Cost: $180 Y Members | $225 Nonmembers
No refunds after the first session.