Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina

The Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina offers a complete lineup of activities and programs for the whole family. Sports, strength and wellness, health screenings, tennis, and childcare. Located in the Lake Carolina area, the branch is perfect for northeastern residents.


Mon – Thur – 5:00am – 10:00pm
Fri – 5:00am – 8:00pm
Sat – 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sun – 1:00pm – 5:30pm


900 Lake Carolina Drive
Columbia, SC 29229
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What's Happening at the Y

Official Charity Partner of the Palmetto Half Marathon!

This year the YMCA of Columbia has been selected as an Official Charity Partner of the Palmetto Half Marathon on Saturday, April 11! Please use this code (anyone can use it!) while registering for the 5K or the 1/2 marathon to receive a $5 discount off the 5K and $10 discount off of the half marathon registration!

In just five years, The Palmetto Half Marathon has given $140,000 to local charities and ministries. $3 from each registration will be donated back to the YMCA of Columbia when the promo code is used at registration.

Promo Code: TEAMYMCA

All participants must be registered by April 1, 2015.

Go the Distance 12K Training

Have you previously completed the Couch to 5K program and are ready for the next level? One of our dedicated coaches help you with achieve this with a 10-week program that will take you from 3 miles to 7 1/2 miles (the distance of a 12K). Sign up today and take the first steps to going the distance! Program fees are included for the YMCA Festival of Roses held on May 2, 2015 in Orangeburg, SC.

Days/times: Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. for your shorter distances, Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. for your longer distances. Days and times can be changed by participant consensus.

Ages: 15 and up

Registration: closes March 13

Session dates: March 3-May 2, 2015

Cost: $100 members/$130 non-members

For more information, contact J’Aimee Mechling.

Summer Youth Basketball

Basketball encourages team play and individual skill development while having fun. Participants will learn new skills and make friends along the way. Each team will practice once a week and play games once a week for an eight game season. Participants will receive a game jersey. Sign up at the front desk or online!

Registration: March 16-April 20
3 – 14
Season: May 11-July 11, 2015

Members: $38
Non-members: $68
*There will be a $15 late fee from April 21 to April 27

Become A Sponsor
Become a sports team sponsor and help kids play today! Your tax deductible sponsorship helps pay for youth sports participation, jerseys and more. Contact your branch sports director for more information on how to become a sponsor.

Team Sponsor Rate: $250

Practice times:

Ages 3-5
Hawks: Wednesdays at 5:30
Heat: Tuesdays at 5:30
Magic: Fridays at 5:30
Cavaliers: Mondays at 5:30

Ages 6-7
Hawks: Wednesdays at 5:30
Pistons: Mondays at 5:30
Mavericks: Thursdays at 5:30
Raptors: Wednesdays at 5:30
Bulls: Tuesdays at 5:30
Bucks: Mondays at 5:30

Ages 8-9
Trailblazers: Wednesdays at 6:30
Suns: Tuesdays at 6:30
Knicks: Fridays at 6:30
76ers: Thursdays at 6:30
Spurs: Thursdays at 7:30
Grizzlies: Tuesdays at 7:30

Ages 10-11
Lakers: Wednesdays at 5:30
Sonics: Mondays at 5:30
Rockets: Tuesdays at 5:30
Celtics: Fridays at 7:30
Kings: Fridays at 7:30
Clippers: Monday at 7:30

Ages 12-14
Nuggets: Tuesdays at 7:30
Hornets: Wednesdays at 7:30
Jazz: Monday at 7:30
Warriors: Wednesday at 7:30

For more information, contact Kenny Johnson.



LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free, 12-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.

This program fulfills the important need of supporting cancer survivors in our community. They will work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.

This program is free to participants and is funded by generous donors to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign.

Locations: Downtown YMCA, NorthWest Family YMCA in Irmo, Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina

Next session: begins February 16

For more information or to inquire about participation in the program, email

Spring Break Camp

Ages: 5-12

Dates: March 30-April 3, 2015

Drop off starts at 7 a.m. and pick-up by 6 p.m.

Let your child join us at the Y for camp while school is out. Children will discover new things while participating in fun-themed activities.

Register online or at the front desk. Pre-registration is required to attend. Online registration closes March 28.

Cost: $105/member; $155/non-member

For more information, contact Dana Cicchinelli.

Afterschool Promotion

Current after school participants: How would you like a free week of after school care? Refer a family and get a free week of registration! To receive this, the new family must sign up, give your name as the reference, pay and attend.

New families: If you are interested in starting our after school program, each new family that signs up will receive $10 off your first week!

Lecture Series – Free Seminars!

We will be hosting a series of free informational lectures open to all. Upcoming sessions include:

March 17, 12:30 p.m: Hip and Knee Replacements, Jada Suthard, Palmetto Health
March 24, 6:30 p.m: Healthy Snacks on the Go, Camille Bell, Palmetto Health
April 16, 6:30 p.m: Pediatric Health & Wellness, the importance of play, sleep and nutrition; Julie Moreton, Palmetto Health
April 21, 12:30 p.m: Medicare, Nicole Bookstaver, Palmetto Health

Ages: 15 & up

Cost: FREE

Have a subject you want to know more about? Email J’Aimee Mechling for seminar ideas.

Performance Training for Kids

Our Youth Sports Performance curriculum is a 4-week program designed to teach proper running technique, coordination, agility and strength as a foundation to improving overall performance for young athletes. The program also teaches the benefits of injury prevention and flexibility in their sport of choice. Each session will contain new and exciting ways to keep your child focused and having fun. Equipment used: ladders, parachutes, plyo boxes, vertical jump tester, sleds and more! Certified personal trainers will be instructing.

Cost: $85 members/$100 non-members for 8 classes per session

Ages: 8-12

February 3 – 26
March 3 – 26
April 7 – 30
May 5 – 28

Days: Tuesday/Thursday

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Register online (coming soon!) or at the front desk.

For more information, contact Kenny Johnson by email or phone at 803.451.8439.

Home School Swim and Gym

Home School Swim and Gym

Ages: 4-16

Home schooled youth can enjoy the many opportunities the Y has to offer also. Certified, passionate, and enthusiastic instructors will teach your child more fundamentals of physical activities with lessons involving team concepts, sports development, and so much more. The program will follow core values of the Y (caring, respect, responsibility, honesty, and faith).

January 7 – February 25
March 11 – May 6

Day & Time: Wednesdays 12:30-3 p.m.

Members: $35
Non-members: $70
(Second child registered receives a discounted rate of $25 members/$50 non-members. You must register at the front desk to receive the sibling discount).

Register online or fill out a registration form at the front desk.

Download: Home School Swim and Gym Registration Form

For more information, contact J’Aimee Mechling. 

Y-Club Afterschool Program

The Y-Club Afterschool Program is a fun place to be with lots of positive staff interaction and learning opportunities. We provide a healthy afterschool snack, physical fitness time, homework help and a wide variety of other activities, including STEM and time to socialize with friends or play games.

Hours: School dismissal – 6:15 p.m.

Ages: Kindergarten – 8th grade

Weekly Cost: $45 members/$60 non-members

When there is a half day at school, we will still hold afterschool and pick up the children from school. School in-service days and student holidays are included in regular weekly fees, except for holiday breaks (Winter Break and Spring Break) are registered and paid for separately.

Transportation is provided from:
» Bethel Handberry Elementary
» Blythewood Middle
» Bookman Road Elementary
» Bridge Creek  Elementary
» Catawba Trail Elementary
» Center for Achievement Elementary
» Center for Inquiry
» Kelly Mill Middle
» Lake Carolina Primary
» Lake Carolina Secondary
» Langford Elementary
» North Springs Elementary
» Pontiac Elementary
» Rice Creek Elementary
» Sandlapper Elementary
» Round Top Elementary
» Summit Middle

Download: 2014 Afterschool Registration Form

Afterschool Parent Handbook

For more information, please contact Dana Cicchinelli