Orangeburg County YMCA

The Orangeburg County YMCA has a wide variety of programs for people of all ages and interests, featuring a waterpark (open in the summer), natatorium, therapeutic pool, large fitness center, gymnasium, Child Watch, and many great programs!


Monday – Thursday 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


June 11-August 16
Thursdays-Saturdays: 12-6 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.

August 22-September 7
Saturdays: 12-6 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.
Monday, September 7: 12-6 p.m.


2550 St. Matthews Rd.
Orangeburg, SC 29118
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Summer Program Guide

Summer Program Guide

The Y is full of new programs this season and we would love to share them with you!

Whether you have a passion for sports, aquatics, art, or you just don’t want to workout alone, our programs offer you the chance to challenge yourself while keeping your mind and body active.

Be “in the know” about what’s going on at the Y. From Aquatics to ZUMBA…and everything in between, there’s a Y program for everybody in your family!

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Kids Art Classes

Through the arts, participants will experience activities that foster self-expression and build self-esteem, develop imagination, critical thinking and valuable social skills. Art lessons at the YMCA will be taught by art instructor Courtney Quarles who has a bachelor’s degree in art education from SC State. She will be teaching a variety of classes from drawing, painting and sculpting etc.

June 6-27
July 11-August 1 (registration opens June 1)

Times: Saturdays, 1-2 p.m.

Ages: 5-12 years old

Cost per session: $20 YMCA members/$30 non-members

For more information, contact Kristin Stevens.

Santee Recreation and Waterpark

Santee Recreation and Waterpark

Visit the brand new Santee Waterpark!

$4 children and adults under 47″ ($3 YMCA member)
$8 children and adults over 48″ ($7 YMCA member)

1761 Bass Drive
Santee, SC 29142

Hours of Operation:

June 9-August 16
Tuesdays-Saturdays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.

August 22-September 7
Saturdays: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.
Monday, September 7: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Orangeburg County Aquatic Park

Orangeburg County Aquatic Park

The Orangeburg County Aquatic Park is co-located with the Orangeburg County YMCA and has a lazy river, two family fun slides, a bowl slide with a plunge pool, a zero-depth pool, children’s play area and a toddler pool with a slide. The waterpark is available for rentals for events or parties on certain days.

Hours of Operation:

June 11-August 16
Thursdays-Saturdays: 12-6 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.

August 22-September 7
Saturdays: 12-6 p.m.
Sundays: 1-5 p.m.
Monday, September 7: 12-6 p.m.


Admission is free for Orangeburg County YMCA and YMCA of Columbia members.
Daily rate for non-members:
$4 children and adults 47″ and under
$8 children and adults 48″ and over

For more information, contact Kristin Stevens.


Keyboard Lessons

Ages: 8 and up

Keyboarding lessons are here! Great for the music lover, beginner, and even those who are a bit out of touch with their musical side. Participants will develop their discipline, focus, understanding of basic music theory, reading music and keyboarding skills. Keyboarding lessons are sponsored in part by Woody’s Pawn Shop.

Each small group meets once a week with instructor Bryan Aiken, the keyboardist for Cornerstone Church in Bamberg, SC.

Group Classes: Mondays or Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Group Lessons Monthly cost: $30 members/$40 non-members

Private lessons are offered for one hour long. Private lessons will be scheduled between the instructor and participant after registration.

Private Lessons Monthly Cost (4 lessons): $45 members/$65 non-members

For more information, contact Kristin Stevens.

Youth Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons

These lessons follow the YMCA of the USA Progressive Swim Lesson Program. There are six levels of progressively challenging YMCA swim classes covering all strokes, diving fundamentals and safety skills. Lessons are offered during the weekdays as well as the weekends.

The purpose of the Y Swim Lessons Program is to develop competency in swimming along with confidence and endurance.  The goals of the program are to teach personal safety, personal growth and stroke development in a values-based environment.  Your child will be advanced to the next level only when he or she proficiently and safely performs the skills within his or her level. We teach individually to each child to advance their skills. We expect each child to learn and progress at his or her own rate.

Registration: See below for registration dates for each session. Starting in Spring 2015, Registration for weekday lessons opens three Thursdays prior to session start date for members and two Thursdays prior to session start date for non-members. Registration for Saturday lessons opens three weeks before session start date for members and two weeks for non-members.

Download: Summer swim lessons information and registration form

Members: $25
Non-Members: $35

Summer Sessions

Monday-Thursday, 2 weeks:
June 8 – June 18 (registration opens May 21 for members, May 28 for non-members)
June 22 – July 2 (registration opens June 4 for members, June 11 for non-members)
July 6 – July 16 (registration opens June 18 for members, June 25 for non-members)
July 20 – July 30 (registration opens July 2 for members, July 9 for non-members)
August 3 – August 13 (registration opens July 16 for members, July 23 for non-members)

3-5 year olds: 11-11:30 a.m., 3-3:30 p.m., 4:15-4:45 p.m., 5-5:30 p.m. or 6:30-7 p.m.

6-9 year olds: 11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 3:40-4:20 p.m., 5:40-6:20 p.m., 7:10-7:50 p.m.

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
May 23-June 27 (registration opens May 2 for members, May 9 for non-members)
July 11-August 15 (registration opens June 20 for members, June 27 for non-members)
August 22-September 26 (registration opens August 1 for members, August 8 for non-members)

3-5 year olds: 9:40-10:10 a.m.

6-9 year olds: 10:15-10:55 a.m.


Ages: 3-5

This is an introductory swimming level class that helps children to adjust to the water and learn basic swimming movements as they progress toward swimming independently.

Building on PIKE skills, this level is for children who can independently swim at least five feet without a flotation device. Classes will focus on teaching progressive kick, arm, and breathing techniques.

Building on EEL skills, this level is for children who are able to swim 15 feet independently without a flotation and with their face in the water with rhythmic breathing.

Register for 3-5 year olds.


Ages: 6-12 year olds.

This class is for those who have little or no experience in the water. It gets children acquainted with the pool, the use of floatation devices, and front and back floating. By the end of this level, they should know the front and back crawl side stroke.

Building on POLLIWOG skills, this level is for swimmers that are able to complete at least 15 yards of front and back crawl independently. Children will be performing more skills without a floatation device. Class will focus on progressive techniques for the front and back crawl,  side stroke, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, as well as some diving skills.

Building on GUPPY skills, this level is for children able to swim 25 yards on front and back with rhythmic breathing, able to jump into the deep end of the pool and swim to the wall, front and back float for 20 seconds and treat water for 30 seconds. Class will focus on building swim endurance, enhancing stroke technique, and introducing breaststroke and butterfly movements.

Register for 6-12 year olds.

For more information, contact Kristin Stevens.

Martial Arts

The Martial Arts program is to teach the kids different techniques. The class is designed to reward patience and courage in a structured environment. A color-coded rating system keeps the program exciting as you excel towards your black belt. Upon passing each level’s test a new belt is awarded (there is a $5.00 fee associated with each test). This class instills the Y’s core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.


Kids (ages 4-14): Fridays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Sundays 3 -4 p.m. OR Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Adults (ages 15 & up): Fridays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Sundays 4 -5 p.m.

Monthly Fees: $30 member / $40 non-memner

Register: online or at the front desk.

For more information, contact Chris Holman.

Register for kids.

Register for adults.

Adult Swim Lessons

Ages: 13 and up

The YMCA Adult Lesson plan offers an introduction to the water for those seeking to learn how to swim. The goal of these lessons is to make the adults competent, confident, and successful swimmers.

Saturday Sessions, 6 weeks:
July 11 – August 15 (registration opens June 27)
August 22-September 26 (registration opens August 8)

Time: 11-11:45 a.m.

Members: $25 / person per session
Non-members: $35 / person per session

Gift Cards now available!

Gift Cards now available!


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!

Orangeburg Aquatic Park featured in World Waterpark Magazine

The Orangeburg County Aquatic Park was featured in the July/August 2011 issue of the World Waterpark Magazine. Read the full article at the link below!

World Waterpark Magazine feature article on Orangeburg County Aquatic Park