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Gold Hill Branch YMCA


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

Address & Phone:

1785 Gold Hill Road
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: 803-548-9622
Fax: 803-548-9623
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» Magnum Weight Equipment
» Free Weights
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» Treadmills
» Elliptical Cross Trainers
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» Cycling Classes
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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

May 7-July 8, 2019

Session Date:
July 8-11, 2019

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


Y Members $200 | Non-Member $225

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Triathlon Training: Sprint or Olympic

Triathlon Training: Sprint or Olympic

This is a triathlon training program designed to improve your running, swimming and cycling. This training will help prepare individuals for a Sprint or Olympic triathlon event. Participants will need to be able to swim 50 M without stopping, bike 10 miles and run at least 1.5 miles before beginning this training. The sessions will alternate between indoor pool and cycle room.

Registration Dates:
May 5-June 29, 2019

Program Dates:
June 1-August 3, 2019

Program Days and Times:
Saturday | 7:30-8:30 am
*Sessions will alternate swimming at the Fort Mill Baxter YMCA indoor pool and cycling at the Gold Hill YMCA cycle room.

Y Member $80 | Non-Member $110
*Register by June 8, 2019 to avoid late registration fee.

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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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Pee-Wee T-Ball League

Pee-Wee T-Ball League

Ages: 3-5

A 7-week, co-ed T-ball program designed to introduce participants to the sport of baseball. This program will teach the starting fundamentals for the sport such as, throwing, catching, hitting and playing the field. The first week will be a practice, and every week following will be a 15 minute practice followed by a game.

April 23-May 20, 2019

May 30-July18, 2019

Days & Times:
Ages 3-5 will play from 5:00-6:00 pm on Thursdays

$35 Y Members | $80 Nonmembers

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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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Pee-Wee Sampler Clinic

Pee-Wee Sampler Clinic

A 6 week, co-ed sampler clinic to introduce children ages 3-4 to a variety of sports.  Every two weeks the clinic will focus on drills and skills of a new sport. The sampler will cover the basic fundamentals of T-ball, Athletic Training and Basketball.

Boys and girls 3 – 4 years old

Registration Date:
April 23-May 24, 2019

Session Dates:
May 29-July 10, 2019

Session Day and Time:
Wednesday  |  4:30 pm

The Baxter YMCA Fields and Gym

Y Members $20 | Non-members $40

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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!


Performing Arts Camp

Performing Arts Camp

Take the stage to retell familiar fairytales with the greatest hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s! Sing, dance and act your way through an exciting week of Performing Arts Camp. Speaking roles are available for all participants, giving everyone an opportunity to be in the spotlight. Performing Arts help students develop imagination, creativity, focus and confidence. Not only will students sing, dance and act but they will learn some history along the way as they perform hits from Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and many more!

Ages:  7-14

Registration Dates:
January 9-June 17, 2019

Program Dates:
June 17-June 21, 2019
*Performance on Friday, June 21 at 7:00 pm at Tega Cay Baptist Church

Program Days, Times and Locations:
Monday-Wednesday | 1:00-4:00 pm | Baxter YMCA
Thursday | 11:00 am-5:00 pm | Tega Cay Baptist Church

Y Member $125 | Non-member $165

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