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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!

Recent News

After School

The Upper Palmetto YMCA is committed to providing the highest quality After School care possible. We are excited about the unique programming opportunities provided by our After School program. We incorporate the basic Christian values of honesty, responsibility, respect and caring in our activities. Our program is designed to enhance your child’s school day through activities such as homework support, field trips, large and small group games, devotions and singing.

We strive to develop the whole child through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, including the following:

Healthy Spirit -We offer daily devotion time, and a group discussion time, where youth have the opportunity to reflect on their day, talk about issues and concerns impacting their lives. Youth also develop a stronger understanding of the core YMCA values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring.

Healthy Mind -We know how important homework time is. We provide a structured study room where youth have 30-45 minutes of homework time. Staff are on hand to support youth as they work on their assigments.

Healthy Body – In an effort to promote healthy living, the YMCA provides at least 30 minutes of daily fitness time. Activities may include:kickball game, team sports, relay races, group games, or yoga.

Transportation from school to the Fort Mill Branch YMCA is provided for your child for the following schools:

Pick up: Our After School Program is currently full-Please call the Fort Mill Branch to be added to our wait-list.

Orchard Park Elementary

Pleasant Knoll Elementary

Gold Hill Elementary -New for the 2016/2017 school year
*minimum of 5 children for each location

A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Please complete the application available at the YMCA Front Offices and allow 3-4 weeks for processing prior to the first day of enrollment.  After School Financial Assistance is applied during the After School/Summer Day Camp cycle beginning in August and ending the following August.

Program Location: Fort Mill YMCA

Program Dates: Each YMCA After School Program follows the schedule of their local School District when scheduling child care days, teacher holidays, inclement weather days, in service days and other holidays.

Program Hours:
School Dismissal until 6:00 pm
All Day Care: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
(Open teacher work days and school holidays)

The Program is closed:

Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Day After Christmas, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Memorial Day.

Grades K-5

After School Program Weekly Rate: $68
Click here for the registration form.
Click here for the flyer.

Girls in Motion

Ages: 10 – 13

A six week program designed to instruct young girls in the basics of effective weight training and cardiovascular exercise. This program will educate and create self-esteem and confidence through exercise. Space is limited to 6 girls per class.

Session Days and Time:
Tuesday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Session Dates: September 6 – October 11, 2016

Cost: $60 Y Members | $75 for Non-Members

Registration Dates: August 12 – September 13, 2016

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.

Session Dates:
September 5 – September 30, 2016
October 3 – October 28, 2016
October 31 – November 25, 2016

Session Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 5:15 am – 6:15 am

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

For any questions email

Trail Run

Ages: all

Ready to head outside for a nice run?  Join us as we run the trail around the Fort Mill YMCA on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  Money raised will benefit the Fort Mill YMCA Annual Campaign.  The Annual Campaign raises money for those that want to participant at the Y whether it’s for childcare, sports or membership, but cannot afford to do so.

Regjstration Dates:

Session Date:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cost for Y Members and Nonmembers:
Register before 4/9- $10 for individual, $20 for family
Register day of- $15 for individual, $25 for family

Stroke Clinic

Ages: 5-13

This class will help with year round swimming, high-school swimming or any type of sport that requires swimming. Participants will increase efficiency of their stroke. This class is not swim lessons. Class times are dependent on level:
Level 1: 4:15 – 5:00 pm
Level 2: 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Level 3: 5:45 – 6:30 pm

Click here for Stoke Clinic Flyer.

Session Dates:
September 13 – October 6, 2016
October 11 – November 3, 2016
November 10 – December 8, 2016

Cost: $65 Y Members | $85 Non-members

Volunteer today for a cancer-free tomorrow

Volunteer today for a cancer-free tomorrow

What if you could prevent even one family from hearing the words “you have cancer”?

What if you could help save lives from cancer and give people more of their most precious resource:  time?  More time with family and friends, to help create a world with more memories, more celebrations … and more birthdays.

This year, you can join the movement to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s research study called Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).

Join the movement for less cancer and more birthdays.  Volunteer for CPS-3.


October 22, 3-6:30 PM
York YMCA, 117 Carolina Crossing Drive

October 23, 3-6:30 PM
Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk

October 24, 11AM – 1:30 PM
Rock Hill YMCA, 402 Charlotte Avenue

Who can join the study?

The study is open to anyone in the United States and Puerto Rico who is willing to commit to the study long-term which means completing periodic follow up surveys at home every 2-3 years for the next 20-30 years, is between 30 and 65 years old, and has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer).

How can you participate?

The enrollment process involves two steps.  One step takes place at a local enrollment event, where you will be asked to read and sign an informed consent form, complete a brief written survey, provide a waist circumference measurement and a small blood sample (similar to a doctor’s visit – 7 teaspoons total). The blood sample will be taken by a certified, trained phlebotomist.

The other step takes place at home, where you will complete a more detailed survey. This survey will ask information on lifestyle, behavioral, and other factors related to your health.

Periodically, you will receive a survey at home to update that information.

To set up an appointment to participate in this study, visit: or call toll free 1-888-604-5888


Youth Dance

Youth Dance

Ages: 3-13

The YMCA Youth Dance Program continues to be one of our most popular programs. This season will include the option of Hip Hop and Acrobatics classes. Classes will be held at the Fort Mill and Gold Hill Branches. The season will begin after Labor Day and end with a recital to be held at the end of April or first of May. There is a $35 cancellation fee and no refunds are given for prepaid months of dance. Cancellations must be received in writing by the 25th of the month in order to cancel for the next month.

Registration Dates:
Opens August 4th @ 9 am Registrations accepted at the Gold Hill Branch Only.

Season Dates:
Classes begin the week of September 14

$35 one-time, nonrefundable registration fee
Member Pricing  – child must remain a member throughout enrollment to maintain the member rate
Core class of ballet, tap and jazz only: $40/month (total $320)
Core class plus hip-hop or acrobatics: $55/month (total $440)
Core class plus both hip-hop and acrobatics: $70/month (total $560)
Hip-hop or acrobatics only: $40/month (total $320)
Both hip-hop and acrobatics (no core class): $55/month (total $440)

Nonmember Pricing
Core class of ballet, tap & jazz only: $55/month (total $440)
Core class plus hip-hop or acrobatics: $70/month (total $560)
Core class plus both hip-hop and acrobatics: $85/month (total $680)
Hip-hop or acrobatics only: $55/month (total $440)
Both hip-hop and acrobatics (no core class): $70/month (total $560)
You may choose to pay for the program in full or you may choose to draft monthly.
Cost for shoes and dance recital costumes are extra.

The YMCA’s dance classes for younger children offer the opportunity to learn the basic to intermediate fundamentals of ballet and tap.  Classes are designed to enhance fine and gross motor skills and cultivate imagination, creativity and social development in a caring environment.  Students will grow and develop as they learn the fundamental vocabulary and skills associated with dance.  They will learn to follow a teacher’s instruction, interact with peers and develop self-confidence.

Preschool Dance:  Ballet and tap for ages 3-5
Monday  4:00 – 4:30 pm  (Brooke) @ Fort Mill Yoga Room
Monday  4:30 – 5:00 pm (Brooke) @ Fort Mill Yoga Room
Tuesday 8:30 – 9:00 am (Crystal) @ Fort Mill Yoga Room
Saturday 10:15 – 10:45 am (Brooke) @ Gold Hill Aerobics Room
Saturday  10:50 – 11:20 am (Brooke) @ Gold Hill Aerobics Room

Primary DanceBallet and tap for ages K-1st Grade
Thursday  4:05 – 4:50 (Brooke) @ Fort Mill Yoga Room
Thursday  4:55 – 5:40 (Brooke) @ Fort Mill Yoga Room
Saturday  11:25 – 12:10  (Brooke) @ Gold Hill

The YMCA’s dance classes for older children offer a variety of dance for all levels.  Students will learn beginning to advanced level steps and combinations depending on the class.  Along with vocabulary, stage direction, technique and body placement, students will learn creative expression and expore the art of dance.

Youth Dance I
Ballet, tap and jazz for 2nd graders and 3rd graders
Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30 pm (Lauren D) @ Fort Mill
Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 pm (Amanda) @ Fort Mill GF room

Youth Dance IIBallet, tap and jazz for 4th graders and 5th graders
Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00 pm  (Lauren L) @ Fort Mill GF room

Youth Dance III: Ballet, tap, and jazz for 6th grade and up

Thusday 5:45-6:45 (Amanda) @ Fort Mill-GF room

Specialty Classes

Hip-Hop I
(2nd & 3rd Grade)
Wednesday  5:30 – 6:00 pm  (Lauren D) @ Fort Mill- Yoga room
Thursday 5:00-5:30 pm (Amanda) @ Fort Mill- GF room

 Hip-Hop II
(4th & 5th Grade)
Wednesday 7:00 – 7:30 pm  (Lauren L) @ Fort Mill- GF room

Hip-Hop III
(6th grade & up)
Thursday  6:45 – 7:15 (Amanda) @ Fort Mill -GF room

Acrobatics (Brandi)- All classes at the Gold Hill Branch
K-2nd grade
Monday 5:00 – 5:30

Acrobatics II (Brandi)- All classes at the Gold Hill Branch
Monday 5:30 – 6:00


“Lion King Extravaganza”

Ages: 6-16

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the “Lion King” live! The day will include workshops at the Blumenthal Theater in Charlotte, a possible “meet and greet” with cast members of the production, pizza and snacks, orchestra section seats for the evening performance, and transportation to and from the event.

Registration Dates:
Current through August 5th

Session Date:
Saturday, August 10th, 1:00pm

Cost: $150 Members | $160 Nonmembers

Make It Up 1: Cosmetic Camp

Ages: 7-10

Campers will learn the principles of science fused with the practicality and functionality of technology. Campers will have the chance to make their own cosmetic makeup line. Discover the secrets to becoming a successful cosmetic designer by creating (Green) toxic free products. At the conclusion of each camp there will be a makeover party, utilizing their very own cosmetic line.


Registration Dates:
March-June, 2013

Session Dates:
June 10-June 14
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Cost: $145 Y Members | $165 Nonmembers 

Couch to 5K Training

Ages: 13-100

Coach to 5K (C25K) is a beginner’s training program designed to get participants prepared to get off the couch and onto the roads; running three miles in 7 weeks. This is a coach led program that offers weekly training, motivation, support and encouragement. Wear your running shoes.

Session Dates:
September 12-October 24, 2016
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Cost: $45 Y Members | $55 Nonmembers