About Us

YMCA Mission:

  • To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Focus Areas:

  • Youth Development
    Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
  • Healthy Living
    Improving the nation’s health and well-being.
  • Social Responsibility
    Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIPSMonthly DraftJoiner’s FeePrepaid Annual Rate

(joiner’s fee waived)

Two Adults & Children*$71$75$809
Single Parent & Children*$56$50$639
Senior Family$52$75$593
 
SINGLE MEMBERSHIPS   
Adult (19 & over)$50$50$570
Senior Adult (60 & over)$43$50$490
College Student$34$25$388
Youth (18 & under)$28$25$319

*  this would include dependent full-time college students under the age of 24 

Youth: 13 years and younger must be accompanied by guardian
College: Full time student. Proof of 12 credit hours required
Senior Family: Husband & Wife both over 60 years old.
Senior Adult: 60 years old and over
Single Parent: One adult and dependent children up to 21
Adult: 19 and over
Household: Two adults living in same household with dependent children up to age 21

These rates are applicable at all YMCA of Kanawha Valley locations:

  • Charleston (Hillcrest Drive)
  • Montgomery, WV
  • Coonskin Park & Pioneer Park

Nationwide reciprocity permits YMCA of Kanawha Valley members to use all 2,000 YMCA locations across the country at no additional charge.  Always remember to travel with your YMCA membership card. 

Questions send to [email protected]

The YMCA of Kanawha Valley is a charitable, non-profit committed to helping all people grow in spirit, mind and body, regardless of their circumstances. Our Community Assistance Program offers flexibility in fees to assure as many children, adults and families as possible can gain access to a YMCA membership and to the programs and classes offered. Childcare parents must provide a denial letter from CONNECT or LINK before consideration will be given for reduced childcare rates.

The Community Assistance Program, also referred to as our Scholarships, offers a sliding fee schedule designed to fit each individual’s financial situation. For example, a family of four with a household income of $60,000 or less can receive some type of support.

The YMCA is comprised of people of all ages and from every walk of life, all working side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. Values are placed on caring, honesty, respect and social responsibility and the entire organization stems from this. This platform helps to develop stronger, more integrated communities, providing support for people and families and that promote positive changes overall.

Last year, the YMCA of Kanawha Valley Community Assistance Program provided over $250,000 for access to child care, programs and activities for children and adults.

How to apply? 

  1. Download the Community Assistance Request Form(PDF)
  2. Complete the form, and attach a copy of the required financial documents
  3. Return the application and required documents to YMCA

For more information, contact email [email protected]

Childcare parents must provide a denial letter from CONNECT or LINK before consideration will be given for reduced childcare rates.

Gene Bailey
Teauna Bennett
Matt Bonar
Samantha Carney
Kelly Castleberry
Anne Cavalier
Ric Cavender, Chair
Hanley Clark
Mary Cook
Tim Dagostine
Danny Forinash
Mark Grigsby
Martha Hill, Past Chair
Miri Hunter, Treasurer
Jim Kirby
Hode “Ed” Kirk
Mac McMillan
Tommy McCarty
Rebecca McPhail
David Mills
Walter Moore
Brenda Morris
Brian Parrott
Jennifer Pharr
Will Robinson, Vice Chair
Matt Spangler
Amber Walker
Lisa White
Julian Woods, Secretary

For general information please email [email protected]

Email Contacts

YMCA of Kanawha Valley Association Staff

Charleston Family YMCA Staff – 304-340-3528

 Cross Lanes YMCA Youth Development Center – 304-776-3323

 YMCA Montgomery WV – 304-981-2515

ALL YMCA OF KANAWHA VALLEY FACILITIES FALL UNDER THESE RULES.

All members and guests must adhere to the Code of Conduct.

Absolutely no one under the age of 13 years old is permitted to use any equipment in the Health and Fitness area. Anyone 13-15 must have a YMCA wristband. Youth are not allowed to sit and watch. They must be in another area.

All personal trainers must be hired though the YMCA of Kanawha Valley.

Appropriate athletic wear must be worn at all times. This consists of closed-toed and closed heeled, non-marking, rubber-soled athletic shoes, athletic pants, shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirt tank tops. All patrons must wear a shirt at all times. Clothing with offensive or profane language, designs, or pictures is not acceptable.

No food is permitted in the Heath and Fitness Center.

Patrons should use extreme caution in lifting weights to avoid any  potential injuries to themselves or others. Please ask for a spotter assistance if needed.

All dumbbells and weights must be returned to the appropriate storage area after use.

All patrons must wipe down the equipment with a  towel after use. Please be considerate of other patrons.

Personal belongings must be kept in designated area. The staff is not responsible for lost
or stolen items. Small day use lockers are available in Health and Fitness for free.
Please bring your own lock.

Do not attempt to use equipment if you are unfamiliar with proper use. Please seek
assistance  from a Health and Fitness Specialist.

When using cardiovascular or strength training equipment, please be aware and
considerate of other patrons who may be waiting to use the equipment.

YMCA decisions pertaining to appropriate  attire are final.

Download the YMCA Nationwide Guidelines.