Access for All - Accessible Activities
Creating opportunities for all people to build healthy spirits, minds and bodies has been at the core of the Y’s mission for years. Opportunities and accessibility continues as our driving force today. We serve people from all parts of our community to find ways where a person’s physical, mental and spiritual gifts are not just recognized, but also celebrated.
At the YMCA, we welcome everyone in a caring and inclusive environment with a bounty of opportunities from classes and camps to clinics and careers. Whether someone is rehabilitating, renewing or rediscovering, the Y is a place where people can find unlimited potential for themselves and for our community together.
For Social Responsibility
The Lake Norman YMCA, in partnership with Carolinas Rehabilitation, provides an adaptive water skiing program for adults and children with disabilities. Through water skiing, participants gain the self-esteem and confidence that comes from being independent and away from the wheelchair.
Children with Autism
In partnership with the Autism Foundation of the Carolinas and the Autism Society of North Carolina, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte engages children with autism in inclusive after-school and day camp programs. We provide fun activities that improve socialization, communication and life skills. We give parents more ways to help their children grow and thrive.
Miracle League Baseball
Too often, children with physical and cognitive disabilities never get the chance to step up to the plate. In 2012, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte and Miracle League teamed up to give children with disabilities a chance to play baseball by creating the YMCA Miracle League.