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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.

March 9, 2020 10:00 AM

DROP-IN SUMMER HIRING EVENT

at Association Office

Swing by to learn more about available summer jobs, interview on the spot, ask questions and speak with our seasoned camp and aquatics directors!
Inspiration & Perspiration

April 25, 2020 8:00 AM

Easton Mills Memorial Challenge

at Lake Norman YMCA

Join us for a workout challenge to help the family and friends of Easton Mills honor the 3rd anniversary of her passing, while raising money to help other kids experience the Y.

May 7, 2020 7:15 AM

YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast

at NASCAR Hall of Fame

The YMCA’s Community Prayer Breakfast is an annual event that 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.

May 8, 2020 8:30 AM

17th Annual Clay Shoot

at Meadow Wood Farms

Looking for a fun and unique way to give back? Mark your calendars for the 17th Annual YMCA of Greater Charlotte Clay Shoot benefiting Y Readers!
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!

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 10:00 AM

Our Town Cinemas

at Our Town Cinemas

Y-Guides is going to see the movie "The Call of the Wild". Come join the fun by registering online

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 1, 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!

March 2, 2020 5:00 PM

Women and Weights

at Johnston YMCA - Main Fitness

Join our eight week weightlifting program designed to teach women how to correctly use all free weights and machines in the weight room. REGISTER AT THE SALES & SERVICE DESK OR WITH ORANGE BUTTON ABOVE 2/1-2/28

March 7, 2020 10:00 AM

Harris YMCA Day Camp Group Interview

at Harris YMCA - Cato Education Center

Join other potential camp counselors for a group interview that focuses on safety and fun – our priorities at Harris YMCA Summer Camps! Come prepared to share your experiences and skills in small group discussions with Camp Directors and key staff, and dress comfortably to demonstrate your silly side – we will participate in games, activities, and more! You’ll learn about the many camp offerings we have and what we are looking for in a camp counselor. If you are interested – please submit an application online and you will be contacted with information regarding our group interviews.”

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 10:00 AM

Harris YMCA Day Camp Group Interview

at Harris YMCA - Cato Education Center

Join other potential camp counselors for a group interview that focuses on safety and fun – our priorities at Harris YMCA Summer Camps! Come prepared to share your experiences and skills in small group discussions with Camp Directors and key staff, and dress comfortably to demonstrate your silly side – we will participate in games, activities, and more! You’ll learn about the many camp offerings we have and what we are looking for in a camp counselor. If you are interested – please submit an application online and you will be contacted with information regarding our group interviews.

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.

March 27, 2020 1:00 PM

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Performances

at Ballantyne Arts Center

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!

March 27, 2020 7:00 PM

Try-Out Camp

at Camp Thunderbird

Give your child the chance to try-out an overnight camp at Camp Thunderbird! Ages 6-12, March 27-29, 2020. Drop off at 7:00PM Friday, pick up at 12:30PM Sunday. Activities will include: Tennis, Digital Media, High Ropes and Zip Line, Archery, Riflery, Field Sports, and Canoeing/Kayaking. Campers will get to experience the fun of evening programs and the character building of cabin life. Campers are grouped by gender and age with a staff ratio of 1:6.

March 29, 2020 1:00 PM

Try Camp Tour

at Camp Thunderbird - Duke Pavillion

Are you sending your kid(s) to try-out camp? Would you like to tour camp after you pick them up? Or maybe you just want to see what camp is all about and learn about our summer programs? Join us for our after try-out camp tour! See our cabins, dining hall, activity areas, meet our year-round staff team and learn all about our summer programming options! We look forward to seeing you there!

April 1, 2020 2:45 PM

Lake Park Spring Fling

at Central Church at Lake Park

Enjoy a fun afternoon with our Afterschool and Homeschool team for activities including a cook out, bounce house, obstacle course, corn hole and more!

April 3, 2020 1:00 PM

Mamma Mia Theatre Performances

at Ballantyne Arts Center

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!

April 4, 2020 8:00 AM

Lion King Jr. Auditions

at Ballantyne Arts Center

AUDITIONS - APRIL 4 | PERFORMANCES - JUNE 5-7 | CASTING GRADES 2ND-12TH | The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale!

April 4, 2020 9:00 AM

Walk With a Doc

at Lowe's YMCA - Front Athletic Field

With an aim to make hope and health accessible to all, our doctor-led walking groups are a safe, fun, and FREE place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends.

April 4, 2020 10:00 AM

Harris YMCA Day Camp Group Interview

at Harris YMCA - Cato Education Center

Join other potential camp counselors for a group interview that focuses on safety and fun – our priorities at Harris YMCA Summer Camps! Come prepared to share your experiences and skills in small group discussions with Camp Directors and key staff, and dress comfortably to demonstrate your silly side – we will participate in games, activities, and more! You’ll learn about the many camp offerings we have and what we are looking for in a camp counselor. If you are interested – please submit an application online and you will be contacted with information regarding our group interviews.

April 5, 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!

April 18, 2020 10:00 AM

Harris YMCA Day Camp Group Interview

at Harris YMCA - Cato Education Center

Join other potential camp counselors for a group interview that focuses on safety and fun – our priorities at Harris YMCA Summer Camps! Come prepared to share your experiences and skills in small group discussions with Camp Directors and key staff, and dress comfortably to demonstrate your silly side – we will participate in games, activities, and more! You’ll learn about the many camp offerings we have and what we are looking for in a camp counselor. If you are interested – please submit an application online and you will be contacted with information regarding our group interviews.