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Each year, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte hosts several community and corporate events with the purpose of celebrating, reflecting and raising support for our community. We hope you’ll consider joining us at one of our signature events!

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Partnering For A Better Us

April 15, 2024 8:00 AM

YMCA Golfing For Good Tournament

at Carolina Golf Club

Compete in the Childress Klein YMCA's annual Golfing For Good Tournament to benefit kids and families who need us most.
Benefiting Y Readers

April 19, 2024 8:30 AM

21st Annual Clay Shoot

at Meadow Wood Farms

The 21st Annual Clay Shoot will be held on April 19, 2024 at Meadow Wood Farm in Lancaster, South Carolina. Join more than 200 sharp shooters to support a critical cause.
YMCA Race Series

April 20, 2024 7:30 AM

Run! Ballantyne 8K, 5K and Fun Run

at The Amp Ballantyne

Perfect for runners and walkers of all levels and ages – beginner to expert
Partnering For A Better Us

May 13, 2024 8:00 AM

Sunny Harris Hutchinson Memorial Golf Tournament

at Providence Country Club

Compete in the Harris YMCA's annual golf tournament to benefit kids and families who need us most.
37th Annual YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast

May 22, 2024 6:30 AM

37th Annual YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast

at The Revelry North End

The YMCA’s 37th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast convenes the greater Charlotte community for prayer and fellowship. Join us for an uplifting morning as we reflect on the power of prayer in our lives as individuals and as a community.
Partnering For A Better Us

June 3, 2024 8:00 AM

Morrison Family YMCA Golf Tournament

at Ballantyne Country Club

Compete in the Morrison Family YMCA's 22nd annual golf tournament to benefit kids and families who need us most.
Partnering For A Better Us

August 5, 2024 8:00 AM

Titus L. Ivory Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament

at NorthStone Country Club

Compete in the McCrorey YMCA's annual golf tournament to benefit kids and families who need us most.
YMCA Race Series

October 5, 2024 8:00 AM

C2 OBSTACLE TRAIL RUN

at Camp Thunderbird

Challenge yourself mentally and physically through our annual obstacle course race
YMCA Race Series

December 7, 2024 8:00 AM

Krueger Reindeer Romp 5K

at Harris YMCA

Fun, healthy 5K run for the whole family!

February 24, 2024 11:00 AM

Camp Thunderbird In Person Tour

at Camp Thunderbird - Main Office

Come learn more about our day and overnight camp programs, meet the Directors and get to see what camp has to offer for your camper! Please arrive at the on time and park at our main office. All tours will start at the office and will last for 30-45 minutes.

March 1, 2024 5:00 PM

Adventure Date Night

at Camp Thunderbird

Now hosting Adventure Date Nights on the first Friday of each month for the couple that likes to try new things! Tonight's activities will be climbing our Alpine Tower and trying your hand at Archery. Activities will be available from 5:30-7:30 and an upscale picnic dinner will be served lakeside at 7:30 PM. Space is limited!

March 1, 2024 5:00 PM

Kids' Night Out

at Camp Thunderbird

YMCA Camp Thunderbird's Kids' Night Out is specifically designed for elementary-aged kids! Evenings will include avariety of activities to get wiggles out and spark imagination, a delicious dinner in our dining hall, and a low-energy group activity at the end of the night, capped off with cookies and milk.

March 3, 2024 2:00 PM

Member Access Day

at Camp Thunderbird

Come enjoy YMCA Camp Thunderbird's beautiful lake-side property. Open to all YMCA members, Sunday afternoons are for you! We will have a variety of open activities available as well as facilitated Archery and Paddle Sports, all included in your membership. No registration required. Experience our Aerial Adventure Course and play Gellyball for a fee.

March 8, 2024 6:00 PM

Robin Hood Theatre Production

at Ballantyne Arts Center

In this merry play of medieval England, Robert Fitzooth of Locksley (aka Robin Hood) earns the displeasure of the sheriff of Nottingham by defending his home from unlawful seizure in the king's absence. Declared an outlaw, Robin gathers a few loyal friends about him and retires to Sherwood Forest, where he trains his men to play pranks on the rich, usurping officials and wins fame by his prowess as an archer. In an effort to capture him, the sheriff declares a shooting match at the Nottingham Fair. Robin and his men, taking the precaution to wear disguises, enter the town long enough for Robin to win the golden arrow. They escape with difficulty, pursued by the sheriff and his party. In the ensuing duel between Robin and the sheriff, it appears that Robin has lost, and his men are in despair at the tragedy when the tide suddenly turns. The Ballantyne Arts Center provides production opportunities throughout the year for youth interested in performance. The rehearsal process utilizes an educational approach, providing theatrical training and direct application in a fun yet challenging environment. Professional directors, stage managers, and theatrical design teams support these quality productions.

March 10, 2024 2:00 PM

Member Access Day

at Camp Thunderbird

Come enjoy YMCA Camp Thunderbird's beautiful lake-side property. Open to all YMCA members, Sunday afternoons are for you! We will have a variety of open activities available as well as facilitated Archery and Paddle Sports, all included in your membership. No registration required. Experience our Aerial Adventure Course and play Gellyball for a fee.

March 11, 2024 10:00 AM

Live Story Time - Woodland Adventures

at Ballantyne Arts Center

Live Story Times at the Ballantyne Arts Center will have an inclusive environment for the whole family to come and enjoy the arts. This event will have a live reading of storybooks that match this week's theme and told with the help of our audience! We will have flexible seating available and welcome you to bring your favorite blanket or stuffy from home so you can snuggle up and enjoy yourselves. After story time, we offer a rotation of sensory activities, grown-up and me dance, and a free play room. Registration required for both adult and child.

March 12, 2024 7:00 PM

Camp Thunderbird Virtual Tour/Information Session

at Camp Thunderbird

Please join us to learn more about our summer Day/Overnight Camp programs. This will be on Zoom, and the Directors will take you on virtual tour of camp and talk through a day in the life of a camper! This is a great time for your camper to see what we have to offer and ask questions!

March 16, 2024 9:30 AM

Shillelagh Shuffle 5k

at Lake Norman 5k

Family friendly 5k run/walk held in partnership with Lost Worlds Brewing. After the run, stick around for winner awards, live music, food trucks, and Irish Shenanigans!!! Race occurs at: Lost Worlds Brewing 19700 One Norman Way Cornelius, NC 28031 9:30 AM Runner Check-in and Arrival 9:45 AM Runner Warm-up 10:00 AM Race START

March 17, 2024 1:00 PM

Camp Thunderbird In Person Tour

at Camp Thunderbird - Main Office

Come learn more about our day and overnight camp programs, meet the Directors and get to see what camp has to offer for your camper! Please arrive at the on time and park at our main office. All tours will start at the office and will last for 30-45 minutes.

March 17, 2024 2:00 PM

Member Access Day

at Camp Thunderbird

Come enjoy YMCA Camp Thunderbird's beautiful lake-side property. Open to all YMCA members, Sunday afternoons are for you! We will have a variety of open activities available as well as facilitated Archery and Paddle Sports, all included in your membership. No registration required. Experience our Aerial Adventure Course and play Gellyball for a fee.

March 22, 2024 6:00 PM

Matilda Jr. Theatre Production

at Ballantyne Arts Center

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence...and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace! The Ballantyne Arts Center provides production opportunities throughout the year for youth interested in performance. The rehearsal process utilizes an educational approach, providing theatrical training and direct application in a fun yet challenging environment. Professional directors, stage managers, and theatrical design teams support these quality productions.

March 24, 2024 2:00 PM

Member Access Day

at Camp Thunderbird

Come enjoy YMCA Camp Thunderbird's beautiful lake-side property. Open to all YMCA members, Sunday afternoons are for you! We will have a variety of open activities available as well as facilitated Archery and Paddle Sports, all included in your membership. No registration required. Experience our Aerial Adventure Course and play Gellyball for a fee.

March 25, 2024 10:00 AM

Live Story Time - Girl Power

at Ballantyne Arts Center

Live Story Times at the Ballantyne Arts Center will have an inclusive environment for the whole family to come and enjoy the arts. This event will have a live reading of storybooks that match this week's theme and told with the help of our audience! We will have flexible seating available and welcome you to bring your favorite blanket or stuffy from home so you can snuggle up and enjoy yourselves. After story time, we offer a rotation of sensory activities, grown-up and me dance, and a free play room. Registration required for both adult and child.

April 5, 2024 5:00 PM

Adventure Date Night

at Camp Thunderbird

Now hosting Adventure Date Nights on the first Friday of each month for the couple that likes to try new things! Tonight's activities will be exploring the Aerial Adventure Course and playing Gellyball. Activities will be available from 5:30-7:30 and an upscale picnic dinner will be served lakeside at 7:30 PM. Space is limited!

April 5, 2024 5:00 PM

Kids' Night Out

at Camp Thunderbird

YMCA Camp Thunderbird's Kids' Night Out is specifically designed for elementary-aged kids! Evenings will include avariety of activities to get wiggles out and spark imagination, a delicious dinner in our dining hall, and a low-energy group activity at the end of the night, capped off with cookies and milk.

April 7, 2024 2:00 PM

Member Access Day

at Camp Thunderbird

Come enjoy YMCA Camp Thunderbird's beautiful lake-side property. Open to all YMCA members, Sunday afternoons are for you! We will have a variety of open activities available as well as facilitated Archery and Paddle Sports, all included in your membership. No registration required. Experience our Aerial Adventure Course and play Gellyball for a fee.

April 8, 2024 10:00 AM

Live Story Time - Insects, Bugs, and Crawlies

at Ballantyne Arts Center

Live Story Times at the Ballantyne Arts Center will have an inclusive environment for the whole family to come and enjoy the arts. This event will have a live reading of storybooks that match this week's theme and told with the help of our audience! We will have flexible seating available and welcome you to bring your favorite blanket or stuffy from home so you can snuggle up and enjoy yourselves. After story time, we offer a rotation of sensory activities, grown-up and me dance, and a free play room. Registration required for both adult and child.

April 9, 2024 7:00 PM

Camp Thunderbird Virtual Tour/Information Session

at Camp Thunderbird

Please join us to learn more about our summer Day/Overnight Camp programs. This will be on Zoom, and the Directors will take you on virtual tour of camp and talk through a day in the life of a camper! This is a great time for your camper to see what we have to offer and ask questions!

April 13, 2024 9:00 AM

Theatre Audition: Newsies

at Ballantyne Arts Center

The Ballantyne Arts Center provides production opportunities throughout the year for youth interested in performance. The rehearsal process utilizes an educational approach, providing theatrical training and direct application in a fun yet challenging environment. Professional directors, stage managers, and theatrical design teams support these quality productions featuring young performers. Casting is by audition only. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies Jr. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right. This is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.

April 14, 2024 2:00 PM

Member Access Day

at Camp Thunderbird

Come enjoy YMCA Camp Thunderbird's beautiful lake-side property. Open to all YMCA members, Sunday afternoons are for you! We will have a variety of open activities available as well as facilitated Archery and Paddle Sports, all included in your membership. No registration required. Experience our Aerial Adventure Course and play Gellyball for a fee.

April 19, 2024 6:00 PM

Mean Girls High School Version Theatre Production

at Ballantyne Arts Center

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady and her friends devise a "Revenge Party" to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. The Ballantyne Arts Center provides production opportunities throughout the year for youth interested in performance. The rehearsal process utilizes an educational approach, providing theatrical training and direct application in a fun yet challenging environment. Professional directors, stage managers, and theatrical design teams support these quality productions.

April 21, 2024 2:00 PM

Member Access Day

at Camp Thunderbird

Come enjoy YMCA Camp Thunderbird's beautiful lake-side property. Open to all YMCA members, Sunday afternoons are for you! We will have a variety of open activities available as well as facilitated Archery and Paddle Sports, all included in your membership. No registration required. Experience our Aerial Adventure Course and play Gellyball for a fee.

April 22, 2024 10:00 AM

Live Story Time - Earth Day

at Ballantyne Arts Center

Live Story Times at the Ballantyne Arts Center will have an inclusive environment for the whole family to come and enjoy the arts. This event will have a live reading of storybooks that match this week's theme and told with the help of our audience! We will have flexible seating available and welcome you to bring your favorite blanket or stuffy from home so you can snuggle up and enjoy yourselves. After story time, we offer a rotation of sensory activities, grown-up and me dance, and a free play room. Registration required for both adult and child.