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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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Did you know that the Brace Family YMCA is located just two and a half miles from a 21-acre outdoor oasis?

Nestled in the woods of south Charlotte, the Hemby Program Center provides limitless opportunities for children, families, schools, organizations and members of our community.

Join us every Sunday for Family Fun Days at the Hemby Program Center from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM starting April 7 through August 25. Learn more >>



We make the most of the natural beauty of southeast Charlotte. We’re proud to feature:
  • Wooded hiking trails
  • Archery and air rifle range
  • 50-foot Alpine climbing tower with giant swing
  • 40-foot challenge tower and zip-line
  • Challenge course
  • Two outdoor swimming pools
  • Three athletic fields
  • Covered basketball courts
  • Open-air chapel


The YMCA is committed to helping children grow up happy and healthy. In order to make a positive impact on youth in the area, we facilitate the following programs:
Our facilities capture the magic of overnight camp but offer the flexibility of a day camp. Campers will make unforgettable memories and experience a true outdoor adventure as they enjoy access to our wilderness amenities.

Our preschool is carefully designed to give children the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Through play-based learning and plenty of outdoor fun, our preschoolers begin to learn to read, solve problems and communicate effectively.

Hemby provides the perfect environment for kids to connect and learn after school. Children are able to become more active as they make friends and become more confident in themselves.

Learning, friendships, fitness and fun — discover all that you’d expect and more in a Homeschool partner at the Y! Committed to youth development, it makes sense that the Y is a wonderful partner to come alongside your homeschool efforts.

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte partners with Autism Foundation of the Carolinas and the Autism Society of North Carolina to provide life-changing opportunities to children with autism.
Camp Boomerang gives these children the opportunity to experience the wonder of day camp and socialize with other campers at Hemby. In addition, we offer an inclusive afterschool program in partnership with Autism Charlotte.

Local students, whether they attend a nearby school or are part of a homeschool program, have the opportunity to learn about the great outdoors. Through engaging hands-on experiences, children explore nature and discover how plants, animals and humans interact to create our ecosystem.
Give your employees the chance to get out of the office, get into nature and get to know each other on a deeper level. Corporate retreats at the Hemby Program Center are created to improve communication and create stronger teams within your organization.
Led by professional facilitators, your group will be presented with challenges that require strategy, communication and collaboration to complete. Whether they’re working together on a low-ropes course or brainstorming in the open-air chapel, employees are guaranteed to have a blast.  

Map of Hemby Program Center >>

We offer facility rental options for field days, company picnics, church picnics and family gatherings. Available activities include:
  • Low / High Ropes
  • Pool
  • Archery
  • Rifle
  • Fishing
Rental Information >>
Rental Information Request >>

9760 Happy Valley Drive
Charlotte, NC 28270

For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4200