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Spend a day outside learning about basic outdoor survival skills after being “stranded” in the woods. Participants will use knowledge learned to build shelters, make a fire, find water sources, and learn basic wilderness first aid and rescue tactics. This event is brought to you by YMCA Camp Cherokee in partnership with The Wilderness Society.

Age: 7-17

Registration Dates:
October 1-November 16, 2018

Program Day, Date and Time:
Saturday, November 17, 2018
1:00 pm-4:30 pm

YMCA Member $5 | Non-Member $5

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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.


Heritage Club

Heritage Club

The Heritage Club is a special group of people who believe in the mission and work of the Upper Palmetto YMCA and who want to ensure that the valuable life-changing programs and services will continue. Each member of the Heritage Club has included the Upper Palmetto YMCA in his/her estate plan through outright gifts, bequests, beneficiary designations, life income gifts or permanent named funds. Call Nadine at the YMCA 803-324-9622 ext 21 for more information on how you can become a Heritage Club Member!

First Thursday Club

The First Thursday club is a social club for special needs adults. All participants of the York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs Program or other disabled individuals, who are over 18 years old are eligible to participate. The club meets on the first Thursday of each month at the CSD Community YMCA from 6:30-8:00 pm. In addition, members can participate in monthly trips to sporting events, concerts, and other places of interest.

For more information on the Upper Palmetto YMCA’s 1st Thursdays Club, contact Linda McCallum at 803-222-9622 or

Clover Leafs Senior Travel Club

The Clover Leafs Senior Travel Club is a way active older adults can get out with their friends and enjoy monthly trips without the worry of driving, parking, and planning. Go anywhere from outlet shopping to Charleston. Day and overnight trips are planned and coordinated at reasonable rates. Please contact the Membership Services at 803-222-9622 for a list of upcoming events, or to be added to our mail list.

Clover Leaf Lunch and Learn

A lunch and learn is held on the first Tuesday of each month at noon at the Knox Street Building in Clover. Attendees bring their favorite side dish to share. Guest speakers educate the participants on a wide range of health and civic issues. Please contact the front desk for a complete list of upcoming speakers.

Silver Fox Club

Calling all seniors 50+ years young who like to have fun and fellowship with people their age! The Upper Palmetto YMCA has the club for you! The Silver Fox Club is a senior travel group formed to bring people together for fun and fellowship as they travel. Each month, the group meets to socialize, discuss upcoming trips and plan future adventures. There are local outings, overnight trips and for those who like to see the world, trips are planned for abroad. By traveling as a group, the details are planned for you and the fees are reasonable. Don’t sweat the small stuff, we’ve covered that as well!

Silver Fox Membership Fee:
Y Members: $15
Nonmembers: $20

For more information, please contact Renee Price at 803-324-9622 or Nell Pears by email at