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.
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.
Register Online Today!
Girls Equestrian Overnight Camp Out
Children will experience overnight camping with their friends. Schedule will include fun activities with the horses, riding lessons, evening campfire and horse care. The campers will be divided into groups depending on ability. Campers will be housed in our residential cabins located on site. Evening snack, breakfast and lunch included. A packing list will be sent via email after registration.
Ages: 8 and up
Date: April 18-19
Time: Saturday 5:30 p.m.(drop off until 6:30 p.m.) until Sunday 1:30 p.m.
Come run, jog, or walk with us in Run Red Bank! The course is welcoming to beginners and pros alike. Families and kids are welcome! Join in and get fit! Proceeds benefit the Y’s Annual Campaign, which lives by its mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities each day by never turning anyone away who cannot afford a YMCA program or Y-service.
$75 will be awarded to each of the Mens’ and Women’s winners of the 5k and the 10k!
» 12 & Under Fun Run Registration: $10
» Early Registration (by May 14): 5K – $25, 10K- $30
» Late Registration (by May 29): 5K – $30, 10K – $35
» Race Day Registration: 5K – $35, 10K – $40
» Group Entry (8 or more people, by May 14): 5K – $20 per person
PACKET PICK UP:
Early Pick Up: May 29, 5 – 7 p.m.
Race Day Pick Up: Race starts at the Lexington YMCA. Every participant must be registered and every individual must pick up a packet containing a t-shirt and important race information.
Race Day Schedule:
» 8:00am – Kids Fun Run (12 and Under)
» 8:30am – 5K and 10K Race Start
» 10:00am – Awards Ceremony
Register online, mail or drop off a form at the Lexington Y!
Register Online Today!
Summer T-ball and Baseball
YMCA Baseball is an instructional and recreational league. Younger participants will be introduced to the game and learn basic skills such as running the bases, catching, throwing and batting while older players will have the chance to play a more values-based competitive game to help improve their skills. The program will include a practice day and Saturday games. All players will have fun in a positive and supportive atmosphere.
Registration: March 16 – April 20
Season: May 23-July 11 (practice begins week of May 11)
Cost*: Members: $38 / player Non-members: $68/ player
*$15 late fee April 21-27
Ages: 3 – 5: T-ball (practices held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays at 5:30 p.m. on Field A)
6 – 9: Coaches’ Pitch (practices held Mondays or Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Thursdays or Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on Field B)
8-9: Coaches’ Pitch (practices held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays at 6 p.m. on Field D)
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:
» Carolina Springs Elementary
» Carolina Springs Middle
» Deerfield Elementary
» Oak Grove Elementary
» Red Bank Elementary
» Saxe Gotha Elementary
» White Knoll Elementary
» White Knoll Middle
My Fit is a suite of services to help members learn, grow and thrive. It is a multi-step program to meet your needs, whether for fitness, inspiration or nutrition. We’ll help you develop life-promoting habits. Powered by MobileFit! A new, easy-to-use system to help you reach your health goals.
Among the various fitness programs offered at the YMCA of Columbia, SmartStart stands out by taking a unique approach to being more healthy. These one on one sessions combine nutritional information and fitness with coach support to encourage participants to meet their goals. 3 sessions: FREE
Healthy Eating includes three sessions with a Healthy Living Coach to identify potential roadblocks to healthy eating. Participants learn how to use the MobileFit Nutrition application to track calories, nutrition, water consumption and will also learn how to use www.choosemyplate.gov to support healthy eating. 3 sessions: $49
Get one-on-one fitness training with a nationally certified trainer. Designed to evaluate, motivate, and educate so that you get the most out of every workout. Your trainer will provide motivation to help you meet your goal, train for a sport, get ready for a special event, or just increase your level of health. Our qualified trainers will evaluate your current fitness level and design a specific program for you based on your goals. For new personal training participants only. 3 sessions: $99
What is MobileFit?
MobileFit is a web-based group of tools designed to support our My Fit series of programs.
How do I get started on MobileFit?
It’s easy to get started using MobileFit by registering for one of the three My Fit programs: SmartStart, Healthy Eating or Personal Training. Coaches will enroll participants during their first session.
How can I access MobileFit once I am enrolled?
Choose one of the many options to access MobileFit; there are touchscreens in your local branch; to print a custom workout and log your results: download the MobileFit App for free on an iPhone; access MobileFit from other smart phones through mymobilefit.com; or access on your iPad or tablet.
Gift Cards now available!
GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH!
Give the gift that shows you really care. The Y is the leading voice on health and well-being. With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests.
When you give a Y Gift Card, you too can make a meaningful, enduring impact on someone’s health and help them live a happier, healthier life. So, show that you really care. Give the gift of health. Give a Y Gift Card today. Gift cards are available at all area locations for any amount. Stop by the front desk to purchase or for more information!
Gift Cards can be used for:
• Joiner’s fee
• Membership dues
• Youth sports and other program fees
• Personal training sessions
• Swim lessons
• Y Merchandise
• And lots more!