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Gold Hill Branch YMCA

Hours:

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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Facility Information:

» Magnum Weight Equipment
» Free Weights
» Exercise Bikes
» Treadmills
» Elliptical Cross Trainers
» Group Fitness Classes
» Cycling Classes
» Locker Rooms
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Recent News

Healthy Kids Day

Join us this spring as we celebrate Healthy Kids Day. Healthy Kids Day® is a free community event to get kids moving and learning, and families living healthier. This event is a YMCA national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families and to help them get a jump on creating a healthier lifestyle. We have scheduled kid specific fitness classes. So let’s get healthy together!

* Parents must remain nearby while children attend classes

When: Saturday, April 25

Time: 9:30 a.m. – Noon

Location: Fort Mill YMCA basketball gym

This event is free to both Members and Non-Members.

 


Strong Start Strong Finish Kids Triathlon

Strong Start Strong Finish Kids Triathlon

The 2nd annual Kids triathlon presented by the Fort Mill YMCA and the Baxter Barracudas Swim Team will benefit the community.  This event is a fundraising partnership to help raise money for kid sponsored programs at the local Fort Mill YMCA and the Baxter Community Swim Team.

Athletes will be racing in age group categories with distances designed appropriately for their age.

Swimming unassisted is required upon registration.  Kick boards and flotation devices provided by the YMCA are permitted.  Participants must provide their own bike.  Training wheels are welcome.

Changes this year will include a revised bike course, a sprint heat for competitive athletes and a family heat (parents are welcome to register).  Water temperature in the pool will follow USA Swimming guidelines.

AGES: 4-100

DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2015

TIME: 1:00pm-4:00pm

PRICE: $25 per participant before May 1, 2015 and $35 after May 1, 2015.

REGISTRATION BEGINS: February 24, 2015

NOTE* Swimming unassisted is required upon registration. Kick boards and flotation devices provided by the YMCA are permitted. Participants must provide their own bike. Trainng wheels are welcome. Helmets are required.

For more information, please contact Christine Johnson at swimmer.johnson@gmail.com

Register online at: http://go-greenevents.com/BAXkidsTri


Bricks 4 Kidz: Galactic Adventures

What out of this world creation will you design and build – using our Technic Bricks, Gears, Motors and more?. Our Galactic Adventures Camp is packed full of Bricks 4 Kidz’ space related models that will make your young Adventurer’s imagination blast off!  Each day, campers learn about real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program (including centrifuges, rockets, shuttles, motorized lunar rovers, satellites and robots to name a few).   Lots of fun-filled activities to keep your loved one active too.

*Registration price includes Camp T-shirt, custom Mini-figure, prizes & more.

Register online at www.Bricks4Kidz.com/FortMill

Minimum 10; Maximum 20

Ages: 6 – 12

Program Dates:  June 8 – 12, 2015

Class Day and Time:  M – F,  9 am – 12 noon

Cost:  $185 Y Member / $195 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch

 


Bricks 4 Kidz: Stop Motion Animation/Movie Making

Light, cameras, LEGO® action! Use LEGO bricks to tell your story, complete with music, special effects and LEGO mini-figure characters! In this unique and creative camp, builders will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation. Working as a team, students will use LEGO components to build the set and props, then shoot their movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more. Camp Video, T-shirt and prizes included.

Registration price includes Camp T-shirt, custom Mini-figure, prizes & more.

Register online at www.Bricks4Kidz.com/FortMill

Minimum 10; Maximum 20

Ages: 8-13

Program Dates:  June 15-19, 2015

Class Day and Time:  M – F,  9am-noon

Cost:  $200 Y Member/ $210 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch


Bricks 4 Kidz: Comic Creator Camp

Bricks, Camera….Comic!  Explore and learn the art form of comic book design as you create your own comic book characters and develop story lines filled with pictures of actual sets you design and build with LEGO bricks!  After creating scenes, you will take pictures, upload them to a software program and make your own one-of-a-kind comic book.   Along with honing your story telling skills we’re going to take your imagination to the next level.  By the end of our camp, you’re going to get to keep a digital comic book that you’ve created!

Minimum 10; Maximum 20

Registration price includes Camp T-shirt, custom Mini-figure, prizes & more.

Register online at www.Bricks4Kidz.com/FortMill

Ages: 8-13

Program Dates:  July 20 – 24, 2015

Class Day and Time:  M – F,  9am-noon

Cost:  $200 Y Member / $210 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch


Bricks 4 Kidz: Minecraft II

If your child attended Session I of our awesome Minecraft camp, he/she will love having even extra game challenges and crafting new models, mosaics and more  from the Mine Craft world!  Campers will be challenged to bring their virtual designs from the game to life with LEGO bricks. 

Registration price includes Camp T-shirt, custom Mini-figure, prizes & more.

 

Register online at www.Bricks4Kidz.com/FortMill

Minimum 10; Maximum 20

Ages: 8 – 13

Program Dates:  July 27 – 31, 2015

Class Day and Time:  M – F,  9 am – 12 noon

Cost:  $200 Y Member/ $210 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch


Home School PE

Participants will acquire a wide knowledge of various skills, games, and activities relevant to a personal level of competence. Evaluations are available upon request that will address student’s progress, behavior, and suggestions for continued improvement.

*Participants must be registered one week prior to session start date.

*Program must have 6 participants or the session will be cancelled.

Ages: K – 5th grades

Session Dates:

Thursdays: February 5 – 26, March 5 – 26, April 9 – 30, & May 7 – 28

Times: 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Cost: $40/Y Member/Month or $45/Non Y Member/Month

(Each additional child discount $5)

Location: Fort Mill Branch


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 between April 24- May 22, 2015 will receive a genuine British Soccer replica Jersey valued at $39. For further information or to register please visit www.challengersports.com.

Registrations are only accepted on line at  www.challengersports.com.

 

First Kicks

Ages: 3-4

Session Program Dates:  June 8-12, July 6-10

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

Cost:  $104 members per session /$114 non-members per session

 

Mini Soccer

Ages: 4-5

Session Program Dates:  June 8-12, July 6-10

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

Cost:  $134 members per session /$144 non-members per session

 

Half Day

Ages: 6-14

Session Program Dates:  June 8-12, July 6-10

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

Cost:  $157 members per session /$167 non-members per session

 

Golden Goal

Bonus Time

Ages: 7-14

Session Program Dates:  June 8-12, July 6-10

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

Cost:  additional $50 members /$55 non-members


Intermediate Sewing Class

Adults with basic sewing experience will learn how to make a garment of choice from a pattern. Basic experience required. Supplies not included in cost. Supply list available upon request.

Ages: 16+

Program Dates:  April 7 – May 19, 2014 (Off Spring Break Week)

Class Day and Time: Mondays, 9 am to 10:30 am

Cost: $60/Y Member or $75/Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch


4th of July Holiday Schedule

The Gold Hill YMCA will be CLOSED on Wednesday, July 4