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


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

Kids Culinary Class

YMCA Afterschool and WT Café are partnering to bring culinary classes to the Jeep Rogers Y! Each class includes a snack (the last class includes dinner). Classes will be divided into one-hour classes by age group. Each new participant receives a red chef hat!

Cost: $40 members/$45 non-member

Ages 8-12: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ages 13 & up: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Dates (Wednesdays):
April 8: Kabobs anyone? Students will assemble fruit and veggie kabobs with yogurt and ranch Greek dip.
April 15: Viva Mexico! Students will make Quesadillas from scratch
April 22: The Art of Baking (Dark Chocolate, Flour and Sunbutter combine to make some delicious brownies!
April 29: Dinner for our families (combined class, 4-6 p.m.), parents please stop by any time after 5 p.m.

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

For more information, contact Liz Woodard.

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 Liz Woodard.

Learn Heartsaver® CPR and AED – a life may count on it.

Did you know… about 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital? However, statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.

In cooperation with the YMCA of Columbia, Palmetto Health will be offering Heartsaver® CPR AED courses at ‘Y’ locations in February. This is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking.

The course teaches skills with American Heart Association’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guidance.

The course runs approximately 4 hours and is being offered to YMCA staff, members and the community at a discounted cost of $25.

Who can take it?

Anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. YMCA staff and class instructors are also encouraged to take the course.

Two slots available:

Northwest Family YMCA1501 Kennerly Road

Irmo, SC 29063



Saturday, February 7

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina900 Lake Carolina Drive

Columbia, SC 29229



Saturday, February 21

9:00 am – 1:00 pm 

To register and pay the $25 course fee, call 803-296-CARE (2273). Registration is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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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!

Winter Programs

Winter Programs

guideBe “in the know” about what’s going on at the Y this Winter. Soccer, Boot Camp, Aquatics, and more! Download it today.

PDF 2014 Winter Program Guide 

South Carolina United YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer

South Carolina United YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer

It’s Game Time

More Soccer. More Fun. More Value. The South Carolina United FC YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League serves nearly 5,000 Midlands youth who compete at six different venues throughout greater Columbia. Soccer encourages team play and individual skill development while having fun. Available for girls and boy, ages 4-18. Each team is guaranteed 7 out of 8 scheduled League Matches, weather permitting.

SEASON: March 7 – May 9, 2015

Practice begins week of February 23.

Register by February 1, 2015.


YMCA Family Memberships:
$60 – U4-U6
$70 – U7-U8
$80 – U9-U12
$99 – U13-U19

$75 – U4-U6
$85 – U7-U8
$95 – U9 – U12
$99 – U13-U19

Your Registration Fee includes a team photograph and medal for each player!  

PLEASE NOTE:  Fall 2014 marked the first of the next four seasons in which the League’s new Uniform Kit must be purchased and worn by all registered players. If you are new to our club, please realize that once you have purchased the kit for $25 during the online registration process, your child will wear this same uniform kit for the Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 seasons.  Please take the potential growth of your child over the next 30 months into account when placing your child’s uniform order.

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Lecture Series – Free Seminars!

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

January 20, 12:30-2 p.m: Stroke 101, Fanta Robinson, Palmetto Health
January 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m: H&R Block – tax tips
February 16, 12:30 p.m: Women & Heart Disease, Stephanie Davis, Palmetto Health
February 19, 6:30 p.m: Depression and Exercise, Gail Fisher, Palmetto Health
March 16, 12:30 p.m: Hip and Knee Replacements, Jada Suthard, Palmetto Health
March 19, 6:30 p.m: Healthy Snacks on the Go, Camille Bell, Palmetto Health
April 20, 12:30 p.m: Medicare, Nicole Bookstaver, Palmetto Health
April 23, 6:30 p.m: Pediatric Health & Wellness, the importance of play, sleep and nutrition; Julie Moreton, Palmetto Health

Ages: 15 & up

Cost: FREE

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.