Chapel Hill-Carrboro

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We’re excited to announce that renovations to the MLK Jr. Blvd. branch are scheduled to begin the first week of October! Our refreshing facelift will deliver a bright, new lobby space as well as an expanded wellness area with more equipment for our members. You can view new floorplans for the the updated wellness space and lobby here.  

We’re busy making preparations to start renovations on October 13. Here’s the latest news:

  • Starting September 22, we changed the rides in/out loop for the after school program to be in the back of the building in order to alleviate as much traffic in the parking lot as possible.
  • Beginning October 6, there will be a modified group wellness schedule during construction.  Some classes will be suspended during the renovations while some will be held in the gym or racquetball courts while the group wellness space is closed.  VIEW or pick up a modified group wellness schedule. The walking track will be closed to walkers during this time as we will be holding our cycle classes on the track.  For your convenience, during renovations, any Chapel Hill YMCA member can use any branch of the YMCA of the Triangle by simply showing your membership card at their check-in area.
  • Childwatch will move next door to Amity United Methodist Church in one of the Sunday School Rooms during renovations.  Hours will change to 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. Due to scheduling restraints at the church, we will not be able to offer Childwatch at all on Thursdays.  Evening hours on other days will remain the same. Check in for Childwatch will be the same, and then you can come over to the Y to workout.
  • Beginning October 13, the front entrance of the building will close for construction.  The temporary entrance of the building will be on the side nearest Amity United Methodist Church. Members and participants will enter through the walking track, which means the walking track will be closed during renovations.
  • Updated renderings of the final renovation will be on display in the branch, so stop by and take a look at what the final product will look like!

Making an Impact in the Community

Y Guides & Y Princesses

Y Guides & Y Princesses

Ages: 1st – 3rd Graders & Dads
The YMCA Y Guides program focuses on strengthening the father-child relationship through activities that allow fathers to spend quality one-on-one time with their children. It’s through these shared experiences that fathers and their children grow closer and form memories that will last a lifetime.  That being said, Dads, no gift you ever give your son or daughter will mean as much as the time you spend with him or her. And you’ll soon discover that you treasure those special moments as well.

Y Guides is for boys and girls in rising grades 1 – 3 and their dads. Tribes are composed of seven to nine father/child pairs and meet twice a month. One meeting is in a member’s home and the other is a fun outing in the community. Children receive feather awards and patches for their accomplishments.  Upon reaching fourth grade, Little Braves and Princesses may continue in our Trailblazers Program. Tribes are encouraged to meet at least once a quarter and participate in group outings through the year.

Members: $99 per child (Dads are free!)
Program Participants: $113 per child (Dads are free!)


Teacher Workdays and Holiday Camps

At the Y, we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. During Teacher Workday and Holiday Camps, we’re dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills. The program serves all of the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools from Kindergarten through 8th grade. It includes free time, structured physical activities and crafts. Your child does not have to be a part of the After School Care program to participate in this program.  Teacher Workdays offered are:

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Registration Opens August 26:
September 25

October 27
November 4
November 26
December 22 & 23 (Holiday Camp)
December 29 & 30(Holiday Camp)
January 2, 2015

Registration Opens 2015:
January 9 – 10, 2015
February 16, 2015
March 27, 2015
March 30 – April 3, 2015 (Spring Break)

Meadowmont Branch:

Registration Opens August 26:
October 27
November 11

Registration Opens 2015:
January 19 – 20, 2015
February 16, 2015
March 27, 2015
March 30 – April 3, 2015 (Spring Break)


Members: $39 per day
Program Participants: $54 per day

After School Care

After School Care


Kindergarten – 8th Grade

At the Y, we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. And that’s what Y Afterschool is all about. We’re dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills. Our afterschool program serves all of the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools from Kindergarten through 8th grade. It includes free time, structured physical activities and crafts, and supervised school work time.


After School Program Brochure
After School Registration Form
After School Parent Handbook

Members: $270/month
Program Participants: $320/month

Members: Monday, April 14
Program Participants: Monday, April 28

Season: August – June


TRX Training

TRX Training

Get a fast, effective, total body workout with our new TRX suspension training!

TRX Suspension straps use your body weight to provide resistance.  There are hundreds of moves that can be performed in TRX that hit every muscle group of the body.  This 6-week class features the latest in strength training technology.  Each small 4 participant class offers individual attention by a certified personal trainer.

Fees: $85 (must be a member)
Sessions: Mondays 6 – 7 PM, Beginning May 19
Registration: Now Open, CLICK HERE to register online

Youth Basketball

Youth Basketball

Ages: 4 years – 8th Grade

Pre K: $75
K – 3rd Grade: $85
4th – 8th Grade: $90

Program Participants:
Pre K: $90
K – 3rd Grade: $100
4th – 8th Grade: $105

Registration: Begins September 9 for members
January – March

 Information and Registration Form


Update to Board Meeting Processes

At the June board meeting, the CHCYMCA policy on board meetings was updated.  Board meetings are open to the public with the following conditions, as determined by the Board of Directors:

  • No cameras, recording devices
  • If guests wish to provide input or ask for discussion there will be time only during the first 15 minutes of the meeting and they can observe during the remainder of the meeting
  • Meetings will be closed for discussion of the following items, as defined by the Board or Directors:
    • Contracts, Acquisition or Sale of Land or Real Property, Personnel issues, Legal Matters or Philanthropy discussions

Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer

Young soccer players are introduced to the fundamentals of the game in our Soccer league. Players are led by Y volunteers in drills and games that teach the basic offensive and defensive skills and positions of soccer.

Ages: 3 years – 6th Grade

Spring Soccer Registration Form

Members: $75
Program Participants: $90

Registration: January – March
Season: April – June

Registration: June 17
Season: Saturdays, September 7 – November 2, no games on Yom Kippur

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons

Ages: 6 months – Adult

At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for everyone. In swim lessons, we use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. Qualified instructors meet swimmers at their own level and celebrate all successes. By educating and partnering with swimmers, we’re determined to prevent drowning in our community.

Not sure what session to sign up for? Check the descriptions on the forms below or give us a call!

 Chapel Hill Branch Fall Swim Lesson Descriptions & Sessions

Fees: Varies


Members: August 12
Program Participants: August 19


Download Our Updated Mobile App

Download Our Updated Mobile App

Our Mobile App is updated and all new! We’ve added the features you wanted, so check out this great FREE app today to keep up with everything going on at the Y!


  • Search Group Exercise Schedules & add them to your calendar
  • Get Facility Status (Closings)
  • GPS directions to Y locations
  • Programs and Event Updates
  • Get Push Notifications
  • Check in on Foursquare
  • Link directly to online registration

The App is free in the iTunes App Store and is available now!  Click HERE to download it.


Contact Us

Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA

980 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

P. 919.442.9622
F. 919.942.0256

Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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