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Welcome to the Stokes Family YMCA

The Stokes Family YMCA provides a wide range of programs for the whole family including swim lessons, before and after school care, and youth sports. The Y includes a comprehensive Wellness Center with on-duty staff, group exercise programs (in-person and virtual), pickleball, and SilverSneakers® classes.

We're Hiring!

We have full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions available in multiple departments in branches across the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina.

Your Stokes Family YMCA


The YMCA offers Kids Zone (formerly Child Watch) to supervise children for free to members with household memberships while parents exercise!


The Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K, and Fun Run is back! This year we’ll be both in person and there will be a virtual option – whichever you choose!


Our swim lesson format is designed to make students of all levels feel welcome, foster a sense of achievement, emphasize group activities, and enforce a skill continuum that allows students to advance more easily and quickly from level to level.

Branch Amenities

This YMCA offers numerous programs and services dedicated to building healthy, confident, and connected children, adults, and families.

Indoor Lap Pool
Wellness Center
Training Center
Indoor Track
Summer Exploration Academy
After School Academy
Group Exercise Classes
Personal Training
Youth Sports
Basketball Courts
Adaptive programs
Kids Zone
Locker Rooms
Racquetball Courts

The Latest from the Stokes Family YMCA

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Branch News

Updated Mask Policy

The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina is dedicated to the safety and health of our members, our staff and our entire community. Since the onset of COVID-19 in our community, our Y has continually adapted programming and protocols to go above and beyond in keeping you safe.
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Pernella Koonce-Chapman

'Anyone Can Do It'

Pernella Koonce-Chapman is an inspiration to our members and staff at the Stokes Family YMCA. She has been a member for almost 20 years, but she really became faithful to her wellness journey in the last 10 years. She chose the YMCA over other gyms because of the diverse programs we offer. Plus, she has built relationships with members and staff along the way.
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Support the Y

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. You can help kids learn, grow and thrive, as well as ensure no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay. Donations provide financial assistance to make Y programs available to everyone in our community.

Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Together, we can do so much more.