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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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Facility Information:

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

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Bricks 4 Kidz: Digital Comic Creator Camp w/ LEGO

Lights, Camera….Bricks 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 18

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

Register online at

Ages: 9-14

Program Dates:  July 25-29, 2016

Class Day and Time:  M – F,  9am-noon

Cost:  $190 Y Member / $200 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch

Middle School Mania

Middle School Mania

This fun event is held the first Saturday each month during the school year from 7 – 10 pm (subject to holidays or facility availability). Dance to the latest hits spun by our professional DJ, play basketball or just hang out with your friends in “The Zone.”  Concessions will be sold.  School dress code applies.  Guests may only leave at 10 pm or with an approved adult. Home schooled middle schoolers are welcome too!

Spring 2016 Dates:

January 9

February 6

March 5

April 9 (This is the second Saturday due to Spring Break)

Cost: $5
A permission slip signed by the child’s parent/guardian is required.
Event permission slips are available at the front desk of the Fort Mill Branch or you may download the permission slip.

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:

Orchard Park Elementary

Pleasant Knoll 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 2-4 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 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: $65
Click here for the registration form.

Bricks 4 Kidz: Minecraft II

Whether or not your child attended Session I of our awesome Minecraft camp, he/she will love having 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 and share their skills and knowledge with their peers. Minecraft I attendance is not required. Registration price includes Camp T-shirt, custom Mini-figure, crafts, prizes & more.


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Minimum 10; Maximum 16

Ages: 8 – 13

Program Dates:  August 1-5, 2016

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

Cost:  $190 Y Member/ $200 Non Y Member

Location: Fort Mill Branch

2016 Fort Mill Polar Bear Plunge

 Take the plunge for a great cause! The Fort Mill YMCA is holding its 2nd Annual Polar Bear Plunge. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA 2016 Annual Campaign. Participant must have the ability to slide and exit the pool unattended.

Ages: 5 -99

Registration: January 20 –  March 12, 2016

Event Day: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Time: 9 AM – 11 AM

Cost: $10 Y Members and Non Members  |  Register 10 or more participants for $50