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Buddy Up and Save! Get a FREE Month of Membership!

May 28, 2024|Categories: Ballentine Family YMCA, Blog, Downtown YMCA, Event, Featured Home Button, Home Program, Home Slide, Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, News, NorthWest Family YMCA, Orangeburg County YMCA:|

Make Fitness Fun! Buddy Up & Save at the Y!

Struggling to stick with your workout routine? Grab a friend (or two!) – you’ll be glad you did! Here’s why:

  • Stay Motivated: Partnering up keeps workouts fun and engaging, according to the National Institute of Health, 66% of people who exercise with a buddy reach their weight loss goals!
  • Double the Rewards: This June, refer a friend who joins the YMCA of Columbia and get one FREE month of membership! Bring two friends and get TWO months free! Plus, your friend’s $50 joining fee is waived!
  • […]

Orangeburg and Santee Water Parks

May 28, 2024|Categories: Ballentine Family YMCA, Blog, Downtown YMCA, Featured Home Button, Home Program, Home Slide, Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, News, NorthWest Family YMCA, Orangeburg County YMCA:, Press Release|

The Orangeburg County Aquatics is currently closed due to a mechanical issue. We’re working hard to get things back up and running as soon as possible. The Santee Water Park will be open on Saturday, June 22nd.


Splash into Summer – Orangeburg and Santee Water Parks Open Last Weekend in May!

The YMCA of Columbia is thrilled to announce the opening of our water parks for summer 2024, offering a refreshing escape for families and fun seekers of all ages.

The Santee Water Park (1761 Bass Drive, Santee, SC 29142) will open May 25th, 26th, and 27th and […]

The More I Move, The More I Can Move

May 28, 2024|Categories: Blog, Downtown YMCA|

Member Spotlight: Meet Annette

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological condition which manifests by slowness of movement and stiffness, among other symptoms.  In 2016 the YMCA of Columbia, in a collaborative effort with members of the physical therapy community, created a pilot project, offering a class designed for Parkinson’s patients. The class includes stretching, strengthening, aerobic, and balance exercises, all of which address the physical issues of Parkinson’s Disease.  The class has continued since that time and grown enough to be offered at several “Y” locations.

My name is Annette Francis, and I have participated in […]

2024 Race to Remember 5K and 1-mile Fun Run, Saturday, May 25

May 22, 2024|Categories: Downtown YMCA, Event, Home Program, Home Slide, News|

The YMCA of Columbia Race to Remember is a 5K Run or Walk and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run that takes place in Historic Downtown Columbia on Saturday, May 25.  This race is great for all levels of ability and ages. Participants are encouraged to carry a flag or wear dog-tags to remember and honor military personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve the United State of America.

All race proceeds support the Y’s Annual Campaign, which provides financial assistance to those who need the Y’s life-changing programs and services the most. Part […]

Columbia Fireflies YMCA Member Appreciation Night – May 11th!

May 1, 2024|Categories: Ballentine Family YMCA, Downtown YMCA, Event, Home Slide, Jeep Rogers Family YMCA, News, NorthWest Family YMCA, Orangeburg County YMCA:|

Join the YMCA of Columbia for a Star Wars night at the ballpark!

  • Cheer on the Fireflies against the Salem Red Sox at 6:05 PM on Saturday, May 11th.
  • Post-game fireworks to light up the night!
  • Kids can play catch on the field before the game (5:00-5:20 PM) and get a photo opp.
  • Discounted tickets and optional food vouchers available.
  • Section 110 tickets include a Fireflies hat!

All members and program participants are invited to attend.


  • Section 110: $11
  • Lawn: $6
  • Optional Meal voucher: $11 (up to $8 in savings)

Questions? Contact Columbia Fireflies Ticket Sales […]

Welcome, Lane! Downtown YMCA Sports Director

April 11, 2024|Categories: Blog, Downtown YMCA|

If you frequent the Downtown YMCA, you’ll recognize our new Sports Director – Lane Hein!

A native of Chapin, South Carolina, Lane has a lifelong connection to the outdoors and a passion for sports. From soccer and basketball to football and weightlifting, Lane has always embraced physical challenges and the camaraderie of team sports. These experiences instilled in him the value of discipline, teamwork, and goal setting.

Lane’s background may seem surprising, but his experience in the culinary world has been instrumental in his leadership approach. It honed his ability to lead with […]

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