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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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The holidays are better with drop-off childcare!

December 3, 2019 1:00 AM

Holiday Child Care Options

at Association Office

Our drop off child care lets you get ahead this holiday while your child has fun with friends at the Y!

December 14, 2019 5:00 PM

The Nutcracker

at Charlotte Latin School

Enjoy a family friendly performance of this holiday favorite presented by the Harris Dance Company. Our Meet and Greet Shows include cast introductions, photos, and refreshments for the family!

December 23, 2019 9:00 AM

Holiday Camps

at Association Office

Let the Y take some of the stress away from you while giving your child a fun, festive experience during their winter break.

January 2, 2020 11:00 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!

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!

November 22, 2019 4:00 AM

Christmas Tree Lot

at PNC Bank | Ballantyne Village

Save some green on your evergreen and give back at the same time. Starting November 22nd, pick up your tree at the Christmas Tree Lot located next to PNC Bank in Ballantyne Village. Each purchase will benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign! Plus if you show your YMCA membership card when purchasing you'll receive $10 off any purchase of $75 or more. The perfect one is waiting for you, so don't miss out!

December 1, 2019 5:00 AM

12 Days of Fitness

at Keith Family YMCA - Wellness Center

Members are invited to participate in a fitness challenge during the month of December. The challenge consists of 12 unique workouts which need to be monitored by a fitness staff. The workouts do not need to be completed in sequential order but must be completed inside the fitness center. Individuals who complete all 12 workouts are eligible to win a long sleeve T-Shirt.

December 13, 2019 5:00 PM

Winter Weekend December 13th-15th

at Camp Harrison

Camp Harrison is a blast, no matter how cold it is outside! Each December, Camp Harrison hosts a weekend getaway for youth, ages 6-16. This weekend allows campers to reunite with their friends from summer or, to get a taste of what a week of summer camp can be. Parents also get a much needed, kid-free weekend during the busy holiday season. Winter weekend campers will participate in land activities, such as our ropes course, target sports, paintball and arts and crafts. They will also sing camp songs around the campfire, make s'mores and enjoy Christmas festivities, Camp Harrison style.

December 13, 2019 5:30 PM

Happy Feet: Find Your Heart Song

at Ballantyne Arts Center

Morrison Dance Performing Company proudly presents, Happy Feet: Find Your Heart Song. Come get "cool in the cold" with Mumble, our penguin posse and other fun characters. Mumble sets out to find his heart song only to discover he has had it all along. "We have to find our heart song all by ourselves. It's the voice you hear inside who you truly are." This show is certain to be a tappingly good time. Youth tickets include a craft and "Penguin Polar Experience". Tickets required for all children 2 & up.

December 15, 2019 2:00 PM

Family Cooking Workshop - Gingerbread Lane

at Morrison Family YMCA - Teaching Kitchen

Celebrate the holidays with a fun themed cooking party! A professional instructor will lead families in an engaging cooking experience that concludes with sitting down at the table to enjoy a game or family activity and the food you created together. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

December 15, 2019 3:30 PM

Paint Your Own Pottery - Holiday Mug/Plate Combo

at Ballantyne Arts Center

Have fun making memories while creating a unique masterpiece! A professional artist is on site to guide and assist. Perfect for Santa's milk and cookies or holiday gifts! Pieces are fired in the kiln and ready for pick up within a week. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration encouraged.

December 21, 2019 9:30 AM

TKO Boxing Class

at Dowd YMCA - Keith Studio

Train with our boxing coach to move, look and feel like a champion. Throughout this demo class, participants will use boxing bags to increase their stamina and endurance through a workout built for all skill levels. Classes are limited to 25 participants and everyone works at their own pace. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and hand wraps.

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!

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.