NorthWest Family YMCA

The NorthWest Family YMCA offers a complete lineup of activities and programs for the whole family. Sports, strength and wellness, health screenings, tennis, and childcare.

HOURS:

Mon – Thurs: 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fri: 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

SPLASH PAD HOURS:

Closed for the season.

ADDRESS & PHONE:

1501 Kennerly Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
803-407-8007
Directions »

What's Happening at the Y
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

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 livestrong@columbiaymca.org.


Pumpkin Run 5K and Kids Fun Run

Pumpkin Run 5K and Kids Fun Run

Proceeds from the Pumpkin Run will support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign to make the Y available to everyone through scholarships and financial assistance. 
Held in memory of Michael “Sully” Sullivan.


Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Kids Fun Run starts at 8 a.m.
5K Run/Walk starts at 8:30 a.m.

Registration information:
12 and under Fun Run: $10
Early registration (by Oct. 17): $25
Late registration (by Oct. 30): $30
Race day registration: $35
5K group registration (8 or more people, by Oct. 17): $20/person

Cash Awards
To the top overall 1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female winners!

Packet Pickup
NorthWest Family YMCA
Friday, October 30, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 31 at 7 a.m.

Every participant must be registered and every individual or team/group must pick up a packet containing a t-shirt and other important information. Must register by Oct. 17 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. The school with the highest student participation will receive an award!

Flyer and Sponsor Form

Registration Form

Register online, mail a form or stop by the NorthWest Y!


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 Melissa Hope.


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

803-407-8007

 

Saturday, February 7

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA at Lake Carolina900 Lake Carolina Drive

Columbia, SC 29229

803-451-8439

 

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. 

Palmetto Health Logo

 


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.

Cost*:  

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

Non-member:
$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.

Locations:
Ballentine Park
Polo Road
Lexington Family YMCA
Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
NorthWest Family YMCA
Owens Field


Home School Swim and Gym

Ages: 5 – 14 years

The YMCA Home School Swim and Gym program is a great way to work physical activity, healthy living, socialization and play into your homeschool curriculum. The goal of swim and gym classes is to have planned individual and cooperative physical activity and fitness assessments promoting the students’ optimum physical, mental, emotional, and social development. Participants will learn sports and swimming skills while developing social relationships.

Wednesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. sessions:
February 25 – April 15
April 22- June 3

Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m. sessions:
April 24- June 5

Cost:
Members: $35
Non-members: $70

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

Download: Home School Swim and Gym Registration Form

For more information, contact Melissa Hope.


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:
» Ballentine Elementary
» Crossroads Middle
» Dutch Fork Elementary
» Dutch Fork Middle
» H.E. Corley Elementary
» Harbison West Elementary
» Irmo Elementary
» Oak Pointe Elementary
» River Springs Middle

Download: 2014 Afterschool Registration Form

Afterschool Parent Handbook

For more information, please contact: Melissa Hope


My Fit is here!

My Fit is here!

Available at the Downtown, Jeep Rogers, and NorthWest branches, 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.

SmartStart:

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:

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

Personal Training:

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

 

FAQ:

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!

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!