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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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Youth Basketball

*Evaluations will be held on the following dates and times.

-Girls 9-12 years old, December 17th at 7:30 pm

-Boys 13-14 years old, December 17th at 8:30 pm

-Boys 9-10 years old, December 19th

*Last name A-M, 6:30 pm

* Last name N-Z, 7 pm

-Boys 11-12 years old, December 19th

*Last name A-M, 7:30 pm

*Last name N-Z, 8 pm

A 7 week basketball league for kids ages 9-17 years old. This is not a co-ed league, boys and girls are separated. Each team will practice one day a week and then have a game on Saturday, the boys U17 league (Ages 15-17) will play on Friday nights. Each league will end with a playoff at the end of the season. There will be an evaluation for this age group the week of December 10-15.

*Teams may not be requested. They will be put together based on the evaluations.

Age: 9-17 years old

Registration Dates:
October 15 – December 10, 2018

Session Dates:
January 7 – March 9, 2019

Baxter YMCA Gym sides A and B

Member $35 | Non-member $125

Click Here to Register


Log Rolling

Roll through the winter with the Log Rolling Club at the Baxter YMCA! All ages and skill levels welcome. Whether you are just giving it a try or a regular club member, you will be with certified log rolling instructors giving you all the coaching you need to progress your skills while having fun.

Register at
(third party website)

Program Dates:
January 6 & January 20, 2019
February 3 & February 17, 2019
March 3 & March 17, 2019

Program Time:
4:30-6:30 pm

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. Swim and cycling experts will visit training sessions to provide additional guidance throughout the program. 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. There will be an informal meeting with the coach on February 5, 2019.

Registration Dates:
November 26-February 28, 2019

Program Dates:
February 12-May 4, 2019

Program Days and Times:
Tuesday  | 6:30-7:30 pm
Saturday | 7:30-8:30 am
*Tuesday sessions will alternate swimming at the Fort Mill Baxter YMCA indoor pool and cycling at the Gold Hill YMCA cycle room.

Y Member $140 | Non-Member $180
*Register by February 16, 2019 to avoid late registration fee.


Our karate classes teach children respect, self-discipline, focus and how to lead a healthy lifestyle. The Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex has been providing Karate classes for over 30 years. Instructor, Charles Lingerfelt, holds the rank of Seventh Degree Black Belt. This program is offered in November and December.

*Registration begins October 2, 2018

Ages: 4-Adult

Session Dates:
November 2018-May 2019

Session Days and Times:
Monthly, Tuesday and Thursday | 6:15-7:00 pm (Ages 4-5)
Monthly, Tuesday and Thursday | 7:00-8:00 pm (Ages 6-12)
Monthly, Tuesday and Thursday | 8:00-9:00 pm (Ages 13-Adults)

Member $75.00 | Non-member $90.00 (Monthly)

Click Here to Register


Snowmobiling at Yellowstone

Snowmobiling at Yellowstone

We have two exciting snowmobile trips this year! Enjoy one or two days of snowmobiling in the forest surrounding West Yellowstone, Montana, and a one day guided tour into Yellowstone National Park in a “snow coach” or by snowmobile. You will see abundant wildlife including buffalo, elk, moose and more, and a winter wonderland of snow covered mountains and world famous geysers!

Ages Restrictions:
In order to drive a snowmobile, you must be 16 years of age and have a valid driver license. Any age may ride double with an adult.

Registration Dates:
Receive a $50 per person discount if you register before September 7, 2018.

Saturday – Wednesday,  January 19- January 23, 2019
Wednesday – Saturday ,  January 23- January 27,2019

Payment schedule:
$250 per person when registering. Final payment due December 1, 2018.  Contact Tina Hendrickson for more information at 803-324-9622 ext. 221.



Join Edward Jones, member of the USA boxing and operator of Jones Hands on Academy, to gain new boxing skills. During this training you will learn the fundamentals of the sport while enhancing your physical fitness, self-confidence, self-discipline and pride.

6 and up

Training Room

Session Dates:
December-May 2019 (Monthly)

Session Days and Times:
Tuesday & Thursdays        4:00 – 5:00 pm (Ages 6-12)
Tuesday & Thursday          5:00 – 6:00 pm (Ages 13 and up)

Y Member $50 | Non-member $65

Click Here to Register for Youth Boxing


Rock Steady Boxing Against Parkinson Disease

At Rock Steady the opponent is Parkinson’s disease. Rock Steady Boxing is a program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back using speed, muscular endurance, footwork and agility to defend against and overcome opponents. Please contact Edward Jones, instructor, at 908-397-1061 to set up an initial assessment appointment.

971 Tom Hall Street. Fort Mill, SC
Complex Branch Training Room

Session Days and Times:
Classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays
1:30-3:00 pm

Initial Assessment: $125
Pay as you go: $20 per class
Monthly: $150 (8 classes)


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!


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:

 Space is limited register now at the Fort Mill Baxter YMCA.

Orchard Park Elementary
Pleasant Knoll Elementary
Gold Hill Elementary
*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 Rates:

Part-Time (3 days per week) $40 members/$45 non-members

Full Time (5 days per week) $68 members/$78 non-members

Year Round (2018/2019 after school and 2019 summer day camp)$78 members/$89 non-members

After School Registration
Click here for our handbook.

Home School PE

This program gives home school children the opportunity to explore a variety of locomotor, nonlocomotor and manipulative skill progressions relevant to a personal level of physical activity fitness and competence. Some activities will be held outdoors and there will be swim related units. Each class is taught by a certified elementary Physical Education teacher.

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

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

6 – 14 years old

Session Dates and Session Days:
January 15 – May 23, 2019
Tuesday and Thursday

10:30 – 11:10 am (Ages 6-9)
11:15 – 11:55 am (Ages 10-14)

Y Member  $85 | Non Y Member $110
Register by January 4, 2019 to avoid a late fee.

(Each additional child discount $5)

Baxter YMCA
GYM Court B