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Fort Mill YMCA at Baxter


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

Address & Phone:

857 Promenade Walk
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: 803-548-8020

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Facility Information:

» Heated indoor swimming pool
» Outdoor water park
» Magnum weight equipment
» Free weights
» Exercise bikes
» Treadmills
» Stair climbers
» Elliptical cross trainers
» Gymnasium
» Aerobics
» Yoga and Pilates Studio
» Racquetball courts
» Locker rooms
» Free Childwatch
» The Zone – Recreation room for the young and young at heart!

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Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

K-2nd – Camp Little Feet
3rd-5th- Camp Trek
6th-8th – Adventure Club

Join us for friends, fun and sun! The Upper Palmetto YMCA summer camps provide activities that are educational, exciting and fun, but more importantly, it is an experience that builds self esteem, lasting friendships and treasured memories.

Summer day camp is a full day program with activities including weekly themes, field trips, swimming, games, daily devotions, team building activities, arts and crafts, character development and much more!

Our staff works diligently to make participation in our program a positive experience. We choose leaders who exemplify outstanding character, compassion and a love of children. We are committed to a thorough recruitment process including a drug screening and background check. Each staff member participates in comprehensive training and is CPR and First-Aid certified.

Financial assistance is available. Please complete the financial assistance application available online or pick-up one at the front desk. Please allow 4 weeks for processing before your child’s anticipated start date.

The program is closed on July 4th.

Program Dates: June 10-August 16, 2019
Program Times: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Download the Fort Mill YMCA Summer Day Camp Price Sheet

Download the 2019 Summer Day Camp Registration


Zero to Heroes

Zero to Heroes

Superman, Captain America, Hercules, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Todd Beamer, Robin Hood and Alexander the Great are all heroes who have incredible stories. Campers will explore what makes a hero while learning the history, geography and character of a hero.

Ages: 6-12

Registration Dates:
January 9-June 24, 2019

Program Dates:
June 24-June 27, 2019

Program Days and Times:
Monday-Thursday | 1:00-3:00 pm

Members $50 | Non-members $75

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Smith Elite Training (S.E.T)

Smith Elite Training (S.E.T)

Join Terell Smith of Smith Elite Training (S.E.T.) over spring break. Participants can work on basic skills, such as dribbling, shooting, footwork and more. All while increasing your basketball IQ, testing your skills, and becoming a better player.

Ages: 7-16 years old

January 30-April 14, 2019

Session Date:
April 15-April 18, 2019

Session Days and Time:
Monday-Thursday | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Y Members $200 | Non-Member $225

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Basketball Skills Camp

Basketball Skills Camp

Ages: 8-15

Join Bobby Isom for a co-ed, basketball skills camp to reiterate the basic fundamentals of basketball. Over the course of the week, Bobby will work on all aspects of your basketball game including: dribbling, shooting, footwork, defense and more.

Registration Dates:
January 8-July 22, 2019

Session Dates:
July 22-July 26, 2019

Session Days and Times:
Monday-Thursday |  9:00 am-12:00 pm

Cost: $90 Y Members | $100 Non-Members

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Nia Jam

A 3 hour cycle class taught by your favorite instructors! Proceeds will benefit the Fort Mill YMCA Annual Campaign.

Registration Date:
March 19 – April 5, 2019

Fort Mill Baxter, large group exercise room

Event Date and Time:
April 6, 2019    2:00 – 4:00 pm

Y Member $15 | Non-member $15
(The suggested donation is $15, but participants can give more or less.)

2019 Fort Mill Marlins Swim Team

2019 Fort Mill Marlins Swim Team

This co-ed, summer swim league focuses on developing quality stroke technique, participation and fundamentals. Each participant’s age as of June 1 will determine their age division for the season. Practice times will be determined by age group.

Age: 5-14 year olds

Registration Dates:
January 8-May 1, 2019

Session Dates:
May 20-June 27, 2019

Session Days and Time:
Monday and Wednesdays   5:00-7:00 pm (Practice time determined by age group.)

Fort Mill YMCA Outdoor Pool

Y Member $90 | Non-member $110

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H.O.O.P.S. Basketball Camp

H.O.O.P.S. Basketball Camp

A co-ed, basketball camp to help youth build confidence and make new friends. The daily camp will consist of basketball training that will include games, contest, guest speakers and a lot fun play. Coach Lowery has over 24 years of coaching experience and has directed H.O.O.P.S. Basketball Camps since 1994.

Ages: 8-14

January 8-June 17, 2019

Program Dates:
June 17-June 21, 2019

Class Day and Time:
Monday-Thursday  9:00 am -3:00 pm
Friday                     9:00 am -12:00 pm

Cost:  $175 Y Members | $200 Non-members

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Revamp Your Training

Ages: 15 – 70

A four week ongoing program (formerly known as Metabolic Makeover) designed to instruct participants in effective weight training and cardiovascular exercise. This program includes weekly lectures that will help you stay on track, take your workouts to the next level and continue eating in a healthy manner.

Revamp Your Training Flyer

Session Dates:

Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost: $90 Y Members | $100 Non-Y Members

For any questions email

American Red Cross Jr. Lifeguard

American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard Training will guild youth to the American Red Cross lifeguarding course by building a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. They will learn techniques and build stamina during this program. THEY WILL NOT RECEIVE A CERTIFICATION IN Lifeguarding or CPR/First Aid, AT THE END OF THE COURSE.

This program will be offered on two different weeks this summer. Choose only one week to attend.

Ages:     11-14

Registration Dates:
June Session 1: Register by June 13, 2019
July Session 2: Register by July 11, 2019

Program Dates:
June Session 1: June 17-21, 2019
July Session 2: July 15-19, 2019

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Cost:  $100 Members | $ 125 Non-Members

Enviro Science and Art Camp I & II

Enviro Science and Art Camp I & II

Explore the Earth, its atmosphere, oceans, geology, habitats and ecology. In this camp, participants will learn how to enjoy and protect the Earth’s resources. The children will conduct science experiences and create art from recycled items using unique mediums.

Enviro Science and Art Camp I

Ages: 4-7

Program Dates:
July 15- July 18, 2019

Program Time:
9:00-11:00 am

Cost:  $50 Members | $75 Non-Members

Enviro Science and Art Camp II

Ages: 8-12

Program Dates:
July 15-July 18, 2018

Program Time:
12:00-3:00 pm

Cost:  $50 Members |$75 Non-Members