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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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YMCA Race Series

January 1, 2020 1:00 AM

YMCA Race Series Package

at Association Office

Make Your Footprints Count

March 6, 2020 8:00 AM

Y-University Conference - March 6-8

at Sally's YMCA

If you’re looking for a way to maximize your CEC experience with networking, skill development and expert coaching, join us for Y University hosted by the YMCA of Greater Charlotte.
YMCA Race Series

March 7, 2020 7:40 AM

Corporate Cup 5K, Half Marathon and Relay

at Corporate Cup Start Line

In Uptown Charlotte | MLK Boulevard and Tryon Street A Charlotte Tradition for over 40 Years
YMCA Race Series

May 16, 2020 7:30 AM

Run! Ballantyne 8K, 5K and Fun Run

at Sara's YMCA

Perfect for runners and walkers of all levels and ages – beginner to expert
YMCA Race Series

July 18, 2020 7:00 AM

Tri! Ballantyne

at Morrison Family YMCA

Swim, Bike, Run
YMCA Race Series

September 12, 2020 8:00 AM

C2 OBSTACLE TRAIL RUN

at Camp Thunderbird

Overcoming Obstacles to Change Lives
YMCA Race Series

December 5, 2020 8:00 AM

Krueger Reindeer Romp 5K

at Harris YMCA

Fun, healthy 5K run for the whole family!

November 6, 2019 5:00 PM

Labor Day Weekend Family Camp: Register Now!

at Camp Harrison

SEPTEMBER 4-7: Camp Harrison Retreats allow families to unplug and spend time together. Camp Harrison staff handles all of the activity planning and meals, which gives families the freedom to relax, socialize, and grow closer together, while enjoying all of the exciting programs Camp Harrison has to offer!

November 6, 2019 5:00 PM

Memorial Day Weekend Family Camp: Register Now!

at Camp Harrison

MAY 22-25: Camp Harrison Retreats allow families to unplug and spend time together. Camp Harrison staff handles all of the activity planning and meals, which gives families the freedom to relax, socialize, and grow closer together, while enjoying all of the exciting programs Camp Harrison has to offer!

November 6, 2019 5:00 PM

Summer Family Retreat: Register Now!

at Camp Harrison

AUGUST 16-19: Camp Harrison Retreats allow families to unplug and spend time together. Camp Harrison staff handles all of the activity planning and meals, which gives families the freedom to relax, socialize, and grow closer together, while enjoying all of the exciting programs Camp Harrison has to offer!

January 3, 2020 12:00 PM

May Mountain Madness Open House: Saturday May 9th

at Camp Harrison

Saturday May 9th: 12-4pm. Come explore all that Camp Harrison has to offer and get a taste of what it is like to spend a week with us during the summer! Lunch will be provided at noon in our Dining Hall followed by activities and campus tours from 1-4PM. The following activities will be available: zip line, climbing wall, mountain bounce, gagaball, target sports, boating (weather-permitting), hiking (on your own) and more. In addition, JUMP! of Boone will bring out their inflatables for even more family-friendly fun!

January 3, 2020 12:00 PM

Spring Open House: Sunday April 5th, 12-4 PM

at Camp Harrison

Come explore all that Camp Harrison has to offer and get a taste of what it is like to spend a week with us during the summer! Lunch will be provided at noon in our Dining Hall followed by activities and campus tours from 1-4PM. The following activities will be available: zip line, climbing wall, mountain bounce, gagaball, target sports, boating (weather-permitting), hiking (on your own) and more!

January 3, 2020 4:00 PM

Family Trivia at OMB: Sunday March 1st, 4-6PM

at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Location: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Details: Join us for this family-friendly event at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery led by our Camp Harrison team! This is a great opportunity to spend some time with your family and to connect with Camp Harrison staff, alumni and campers. In addition, our new Executive Director, Michael Landry, will be there, so stop by and say, “Hello,” and join our team in welcoming him. Hors de’ oeuvres will be provided, along with a cash bar. Trivia winners will score some great prizes!

January 6, 2020 5:00 PM

Jr. Production Company - Charlie Brown

at Ballantyne Arts Center

The Ballantyne Theatre Jr. Production Company (2nd-5th grade cast) provides an intensive theatre training and performance program for youth interested in the craft of acting, musical theatre and performance. Students develop theatre technique and vocabulary with eight intensive class workshops and then apply their knowledge by auditioning, rehearsing and performing a show. Classes conclude with a professionally supported production applying the techniques studied in class! Each year features new productions! This year’s musical production is, you’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised) is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schulz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown and the Peanut gang in this charming production that delights all ages!

January 6, 2020 6:30 PM

Teen Production Company - Mamma Mia!

at Ballantyne Arts Center

The Ballantyne Theatre Teen Production Company (6th-12th grade cast) provides an intensive theatre training and performance program for youth interested in the craft of acting, musical theatre and performance. Students develop theatre technique and vocabulary with eight intensive class workshops and then apply their knowledge by auditioning, rehearsing and performing a show. Classes conclude with a professionally supported production applying the techniques studied in class! Production Companies Fill on a First Come, First Served Basis – Space is Limited! This year’s musical production is Mamma Mia! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show!

January 22, 2020 9:30 AM

Children's Academy Preschool Open House

at Morrison Family YMCA - Teen Center

Check out the Morrison Family YMCA Children's Academy Preschool during our OPEN HOUSE days. Every Wednesday in January you can drop by the Teen Center anytime during 9:30-11:00AM, to learn about the program, tour classrooms, see curriculum samples and have any questions answered by our staff. The Children's Academy offers quality hands on preschool programs for ages 18 months to 5 years. Preschool registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins February 1 for YMCA members.

January 25, 2020 10:00 AM

YMCA Camp Thunderbird Tour Day

at Camp Thunderbird - Main Office

"Not sure if your family is ready for a Camp experience? Join us for a walking tour of our 100-acre property, and a dive into what Summer Camp at Camp Thunderbird is all about! Whether you are thinking about registering for Day Camp or Overnight Camp, we are here to answer all of your questions and give you the reassurance that being at Camp is truly a magical experience.”

January 25, 2020 3:00 PM

Teen Yoga

at Morrison Family YMCA - Dhaliwal Specialty Fitness Studio

Teen Yoga is a free class designed for those in grades 6-12 to encourage exercise and wellness at this age. This class incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Some professional athletes use yoga regularly and understand its myriad benefits, both physical and mental.

January 26, 2020 2:00 PM

Y-Guides 500

at Camp Thunderbird - Duke Pavillion

Bring your pinewood derby cars to the Y-Guides 500. This is a free event for all Y-Guides members. Cars will be awarded for most creative, Fastest Qualifier and Fastest Overall. If you need the rules on how to make your car please email Branden Chesser

January 28, 2020 10:00 AM

Nutrition 101

at Brace Family YMCA - Community Room

Join our Wellness Specialist to explore how good nutrition leads to better health.

January 28, 2020 6:00 PM

Y-Guides Informational Meeting at Lake Norman YMCA

at Lake Norman YMCA

Y-Guides builds the Father/Child relationship making memories together that last a lifetime. If you have a child ages 5-8 years old, join the Y-Guides Directors at this informational session at Lake Norman YMCA.

January 29, 2020 9:30 AM

Children's Academy Preschool Open House

at Morrison Family YMCA - Teen Center

Check out the Morrison Family YMCA Children's Academy Preschool during our OPEN HOUSE days. Every Wednesday in January you can drop by the Teen Center anytime during 9:30-11:00AM, to learn about the program, tour classrooms, see curriculum samples and have any questions answered by our staff. The Children's Academy offers quality hands on preschool programs for ages 18 months to 5 years. Preschool registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins February 1 for YMCA members.

January 30, 2020 6:00 PM

Y-Guides Informational Meeting at Harris YMCA

at Harris YMCA

Y-Guides builds the Father/Child relationship making memories together that last a lifetime. If you have a child ages 5-8 years old, join the Y-Guides Directors at this informational session at Harris YMCA

January 31, 2020 6:00 PM

Little Mermaid Jr.

at Ballantyne Arts Center

You'll want to bring the entire family for this exciting performance presented by the Ballantyne Arts Center and Ballantyne Elementary Drama Club. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home - and her fins - behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking. Click purchase tickets to view show times.

February 1, 2020 9:00 AM

Jungalbook Auditions

at Ballantyne Arts Center

AUDITIONS - FEBRUARY 1 | PERFORMANCES - MARCH 20-22 | CASTING GRADES 2ND-12TH | A child's intense world of playfulness, loyalty, adventure and betrayal comes to life! Mowgli, the human child, grows up in the jungle, raised by wolves under the guidance of Baloo the bear. The tiger, Sherakhan, killed his parents and wants the boy's flesh, but Bagheera, the lone panther, protects him. Mowgli grows up wild and unconcerned, believing he's a wolf; but the tiger works long and hard to poison the wolf pack against him. With rope stolen from the human village, Mowgli meets and destroys Sherakhan; but his use of "manthing" has broken jungle law. Mowgli must choose whether to defy the law or leave the jungle forever.

February 1, 2020 10:00 AM

The Breakfast Club - Family Cooking Workshop

at Morrison Family YMCA - Teaching Kitchen

Come together in the kitchen and join us for breakfast! A professional instructor will lead families in an engaging cooking experience that concludes with sitting down at the table to enjoy new recipes that you created together. Classes occur the first and third Saturdays of each month.

February 1, 2020 3:00 PM

Teen Yoga

at Morrison Family YMCA - Dhaliwal Specialty Fitness Studio

Teen Yoga is a free class designed for those in grades 6-12 to encourage exercise and wellness at this age. This class incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Some professional athletes use yoga regularly and understand its myriad benefits, both physical and mental.

February 8, 2020 3:00 PM

Teen Yoga

at Morrison Family YMCA - Dhaliwal Specialty Fitness Studio

Teen Yoga is a free class designed for those in grades 6-12 to encourage exercise and wellness at this age. This class incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Some professional athletes use yoga regularly and understand its myriad benefits, both physical and mental.

February 15, 2020 10:00 AM

The Breakfast Club - Family Cooking Workshop

at Morrison Family YMCA - Teaching Kitchen

Come together in the kitchen and join us for breakfast! A professional instructor will lead families in an engaging cooking experience that concludes with sitting down at the table to enjoy new recipes that you created together. Classes occur the first and third Saturdays of each month.

February 15, 2020 10:00 AM

YMCA Camp Thunderbird Tour Day

at Camp Thunderbird - Main Office

"Not sure if your family is ready for a Camp experience? Join us for a walking tour of our 100-acre property, and a dive into what Summer Camp at Camp Thunderbird is all about! Whether you are thinking about registering for Day Camp or Overnight Camp, we are here to answer all of your questions and give you the reassurance that being at Camp is truly a magical experience.”

February 15, 2020 3:00 PM

Teen Yoga

at Morrison Family YMCA - Dhaliwal Specialty Fitness Studio

Teen Yoga is a free class designed for those in grades 6-12 to encourage exercise and wellness at this age. This class incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Some professional athletes use yoga regularly and understand its myriad benefits, both physical and mental.

February 16, 2020 1:00 PM

Family Fun Day in Winter Wonderland

at Hemby Program Center

Come join us for our first Family Fun Day of 2020! Engage in some winter fun by sipping on some hot chocolate, jumping on our nature trails for a family hike, or climbing to our peaks on our high ropes courses. Register today at the Sales and Service desk at the Brace Family YMCA!

February 22, 2020 3:00 PM

Teen Yoga

at Morrison Family YMCA - Dhaliwal Specialty Fitness Studio

Teen Yoga is a free class designed for those in grades 6-12 to encourage exercise and wellness at this age. This class incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Some professional athletes use yoga regularly and understand its myriad benefits, both physical and mental.

February 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Expand the Canopy

at Hemby Program Center

Join us as we "expand the canopy" of trees in Charlotte! The Hemby Program Center is partnering with TreesCharlotte to wrap 1,000 tree seedlings to plant in our city. This is a FREE event with activities for all ages, including the moon bounce, archery, fishing and more!

February 29, 2020 3:00 PM

Teen Yoga

at Morrison Family YMCA - Dhaliwal Specialty Fitness Studio

Teen Yoga is a free class designed for those in grades 6-12 to encourage exercise and wellness at this age. This class incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Some professional athletes use yoga regularly and understand its myriad benefits, both physical and mental.

March 7, 2020 10:00 AM

The Breakfast Club - Family Cooking Workshop

at Morrison Family YMCA - Teaching Kitchen

Come together in the kitchen and join us for breakfast! A professional instructor will lead families in an engaging cooking experience that concludes with sitting down at the table to enjoy new recipes that you created together. Classes occur the first and third Saturdays of each month.

March 7, 2020 3:00 PM

Teen Yoga

at Morrison Family YMCA - Dhaliwal Specialty Fitness Studio

Teen Yoga is a free class designed for those in grades 6-12 to encourage exercise and wellness at this age. This class incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Some professional athletes use yoga regularly and understand its myriad benefits, both physical and mental.

March 14, 2020 3:00 PM

Teen Yoga

at Morrison Family YMCA - Dhaliwal Specialty Fitness Studio

Teen Yoga is a free class designed for those in grades 6-12 to encourage exercise and wellness at this age. This class incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Some professional athletes use yoga regularly and understand its myriad benefits, both physical and mental.

March 20, 2020 1:00 PM

Jungalbook Theatre Performances

at Ballantyne Arts Center

A child's intense world of playfulness, loyalty, adventure and betrayal comes to life! Mowgli, the human child, grows up in the jungle, raised by wolves under the guidance of Baloo the bear. The tiger, Sherakhan, killed his parents and wants the boy's flesh, but Bagheera, the lone panther, protects him. Mowgli grows up wild and unconcerned, believing he's a wolf; but the tiger works long and hard to poison the wolf pack against him. With rope stolen from the human village, Mowgli meets and destroys Sherakhan; but his use of "manthing" has broken jungle law. Mowgli must choose whether to defy the law or leave the jungle forever.

March 21, 2020 10:00 AM

The Breakfast Club - Family Cooking Workshop

at Morrison Family YMCA - Teaching Kitchen

Come together in the kitchen and join us for breakfast! A professional instructor will lead families in an engaging cooking experience that concludes with sitting down at the table to enjoy new recipes that you created together. Classes occur the first and third Saturdays of each month.

March 21, 2020 3:00 PM

Teen Yoga

at Morrison Family YMCA - Dhaliwal Specialty Fitness Studio

Teen Yoga is a free class designed for those in grades 6-12 to encourage exercise and wellness at this age. This class incorporates yoga postures, breathing exercises and a mind focus to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Some professional athletes use yoga regularly and understand its myriad benefits, both physical and mental.