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Fort Mill Branch YMCA


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
Fax: 803-548-8892
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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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Strength Training for Women

Ages: 15 and up

This class is devoted to helping women learn the basics of weight lifting. Class participants need to devote 2 hours each week for 3 weeks to learn upper body, lower body and core excercises. Each participant will meet with a trainer in a small group on Wednesday afternoons or Saturday mornings for 3 weeks.

Session Dates:
July 9 - July 26, 2014
Wednesdays - 4:15-6:15 pm
Saturdays – 8:15-10:15 am

Please register at the front desk.

FREE for Y Members

Metabolic Makeover Summer Program

Ages: 18 to 70

This comprehensive 8 week wellness program is perfect for the beginner or de-conditioned, but all levels are welcome! Metabolic Makeover will provide the basics of exercise with instruction on proper form and alignment for strength training and options on impact and modality for cardiovascular training. For those who are already fit, Metabolic Makeover will offer some variety and provide the necessary tools to constantly challenge themselves physically. Included is a full fitness assessment and body composition analysis. Clients will participate in 24 small group training sessions with a certified Metabolic Makeover trainer and will enjoy the built in group accountability and encouragement. Members are asked to maintain a daily food journal and will receive general nutritional guidance and advice.

The Metabolic Makeover Manual (included) and access to the Metabolic Makeover website will provide great information that will help clients make healthy lifestyle changes instead of quick fixes.

Session Dates:
Fort Mill:
M/W/F - 5:30am, 8:00am, 9:30am or 4:30pm
T/Th/Sat 5:30am, 9:30am or 6:30pm
Saturday morning class is at 9:00am.

Session Begins:
Monday, June 23, 2014 or Tuesday, June 24, 2014

$250 Y Members | $275 Non-Y Members

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

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

More Fun This Summer!  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.

Our staff works diligently to help make participation in our program a positive experience. We to choose leaders who exemplify outstanding character, compassion and a love of children. Each staff member has received at least 20 hours of training, and is CPR and First-Aid certified.

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!

Program Dates: June 9-August 15, 2014
Program Times: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: Weekly
A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Please complete the application available at the YMCA Front Offices and allow 2-4 weeks for processing from the time of registration.

Program is closed July 4th Holiday.

Download the Fort Mill YMCA Summer Day Camp Price Sheet.

Download the 2014 Summer Day Camp Registration Form.

Download the Parent Handbook.

Download weekly schedules and newsletter below:

Little Feet calendars 2014 final

Quest calendars 2014 final

Adventure Club 2014

Week 7 Day Camp 2014 Newsletter


Summer Enrichment Program

Ages: 1st - 4th Graders

To assist in helping students maintain their academic edge, the YMCA is offering five weeks of small group tutoring. This course is lead by a certified instructor in the areas of math and reading. Contact Karen Isaac at the branch for more information.

Registration Dates:
Now-June 17, 2014

Session Dates:
June 17-July 24, 2014
Tuesdays (1st & 2nd grades)
Thursdays (3rd & 4th grades)

Starting at $125 Members | Starting at $175 Nonmembers

Faster 5k/10k

Ages: 16-100

This training program will coach runners to complete a faster 5k/10k.

Registration Dates:
June 15-July 19, 2014

Session Dates:
July 19-September 13, 2014
7:00 am

$60 Y Members | $60 Nonmembers

Fast Feet Training

Ages: 16-100

This training program will coach runners to run a marathon or half marathon.

Registration Dates:
June-August 16, 2014

Session Dates:
Saturdays, 7:00am
August 16-December 13, 2014

Cost: $60 Y Members | $60 Nonmembers

Summer Swim Lessons

Summer Swim Lessons

Summer 2014 Swim Lesson registration forms:

Summer 2014 Swim Lesson Schedule

Parent-Tot Summer 2014

Pre-School Registration form Summer 2014

Youth Learn to Swim Registration form Summer 2014


All summer swim lesson sessions are Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks with Friday as a make-up day.

Parent-Tot classes are twice a week for an entire month totaling 8 classes.

Registration Opens: Monday, May 19th for all sessions. Registration closes the Friday before each session begins or when they are full.


Weekday Session: $45/member $70/non-member

Saturday Session: $35/member $45/non-member

6 months – 3 years old

Level 1- Introduction to the water and preparation for the Learn-to-Swim courses.  No prerequisites, but must be at least 6 months old to enroll.  Parent or caregiver must accompany child into the water and participate in the class.

3-5 years old

Level 1- Orients preschool-age children to the aquatic environment and to help them acquire rudimentary level aquatic skills.
Level 2- Builds on the basic aquatic skills learned in Level 1.
Level 3- Increases proficiency and builds on the aquatic skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 by providing additional practice with increased distances and times.

6-13 years old

Learn-to-Swim Level 1- Develop positive attitudes, good swimming habits and safe practices in and around water.
Learn-to-Swim Level 2- Gives participants success with fundamental skills, including learning how to float without support and recover to vertical.
Learn-to-Swim Level 3- Builds on the skills in Level 2 by providing additonal guided practice in deeper water.
Learn-to-Swim Level 4- Develops participants’ confidence in the strokes learned in Level 3 and to improve other aquatic skills.

Challenger’s British Soccer Camp

Challenger’s British Soccer Camp

The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs.

Each camper will receive a FREE camp T-shirt, soccer ball, soccer poster, individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website.

In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer replica Jersey valued at $39. For further information or to register please visit

Registrations only accepted on line at


Ages: 3-4

Program Dates:  June 9-13, July 14-18, or August 4-8

Class Day and Time:  Monday-Friday 9-10am

Cost:  $94 members per session /$104 non-members per session


Ages: 4-5

Program Dates:  June 16-20, July 14-18, or August 4-8

Class Day and Time:  Monday-Friday 10:30am-12 noon

Cost:  $124 members per session /$134 non-members per session


Ages: 6-14

Program Dates:  June 16-20, July 14-18, or August 4-8

Class Day and Time:  Monday-Friday 9am-12 noon

Cost:  $147 members per session /$157 non-members per session

Bonus Time

Ages: 8-14

Program Dates:  June 16-20, July 14-18, or August 4-8

Class Day and Time:  Monday-Friday 1-3pm

Cost:  additional $45-members /$55 non-members

“Video Game Challenge” Camp

Don’t just play games! Make them! Create your very own video game in this fun and stimulating camp for mini gamers. Design your very own Arcade or Platform game by exploring the principles of game design. Campers will be introduced to the principles of concept and storytelling through hands on project development and engineering. Campers will have the opportunity to design characters, objects, shapes, structures, and concepts all based on creativity. At the conclusion, campers will challenge each other with their own completed video game! All campers will receive a Video Challenge T-Shirt.

Ages: 3rd – 4th graders

Program Dates:  Aug 4– 8, 2014

Class Day and Time: M – F, 1 pm – 3 pm

Cost:  $165/Y Member or $175/Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch

Science & Engineering Fusion Camp

Campers will learn the principles of engineering with fusing the practicality and functionality of science. Campers will transform into Design and Mechanical Engineers while making cool projects and experimenting with science. Campers will make replica miniature robots and various structures while using their imagination to create fun and wacky projects. All campers will receive an Engineering and Science Fusion T-Shirt.

Ages: 1st  – 3rd graders

Program Dates:  July 21 – 25, 2014

Class Day and Time: M – F, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Cost:  $150/Y Member or $160/Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch