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

Eat at Buffalo Wild Wings and Support the Y

Now, through the end of the year, use this Home Team Advantage Card at Buffalo Wild Wings on Two Notch Rd. and 10% of your total bill will go to support our Annual Campaign! Our Annual Campaign allows us to give financial assistance to those in our community who cannot afford the Y’s programs and services, so that we can live by our mission to never turn anyone away due to ability to pay.

Present the card on a mobile device or printed copy to your server and let them know you are part of the Home Team Advantage program. (Team H)

Buffalo Wild Wings
10056 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia, SC

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being. Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60.

The YMCA of Columbia is the first YMCA in South Carolina to offer this program.


NorthWest Family YMCA
April 7, 5:30 p.m. (Tuesdays)
April 23, 6 p.m. (Thursdays)

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
April 14, 5:30 p.m. (Tuesdays)
April 27, 9 a.m. (Mondays)

Downtown YMCA
May 4, 12 p.m. (Mondays)

Email Andrea Ward to learn more.

35 & Over Adult Basketball League

Ages: 35+

League play is designed for basic skills of the sport while introducing healthy competition. Through weekly games, players will develop friendships and confidence along with learning team work. Team registration only. Teams are recommended to have around 10 players.

Games: Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:45 p.m.

Cost: $400 per team

Season: April 7-June 2, 2015

Registration: closes April 20.

For more information, contact Kenny Johnson.

Spring Break Lifeguard Certification Class

Do you want to become a YMCA-certified lifeguard? Now is your chance!

Days and Times:
Monday, April 1, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Class will give each participants skills to perform the duties that are required to be a lifeguard. Through videos, class room time, pool instruction, and hands on practice, participants will learn all rescue skills needed for a lifeguard job. Successful completion of the class will make participant certified in CPR, AED, Lifeguarding, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen. Participants must be a strong swimmer to participate.

Ages: 16 & up

Members: $170
Non-members: $200

For additional information, contact: Andrea Wilcox.

Y-Guides Spring Long House

Y-Guides Spring Long House

Ages: 5 to 15 years with Dad or guardian

Long House is an overnight camping experience where tribes and individuals participate in traditional and non-traditional activities. The Annual Spring Y-Guides Longhouse is a great opportunity for dads and kids to make memories together. Tribes will participate in traditional camp-out activities like Movie in the Woods, Archery, BB Guns, Fishing, Smores, Hiking, Ceremony Council Fire and more.

Meals provided are: Saturday- Lunch, Dinner, Smores; Sunday – Breakfast, Lunch. Families are responsible for their own tent camping equipment. Some cabin accommodations are available upon request on first come, first serve basis.

Days: April 24-26, 2015
Program starts Friday night at 5 p.m. and end Sunday at 2 p.m.

Location: Lexington YMCA, 401 YMCA Rd. Lexington, SC 29073

Members: $50 per parent/child team, $10 for each additional child
Non-members: $85 per parent/child team, $10 for each additional child

For more information, contact Savanah Standifer.

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.

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!

New this year, there will be a separate girls’ league! 

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

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

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.