Dover Foundation YMCA

The Dover Foundation YMCA, is a full facility YMCA located in Shelby, North Carolina, offering a wellness center, family programs, aquatics, and sports. From state of the art work out equipment (complete with the FitLinxx tracking system), to safe and fun child care programming, and large recreation and sports fields, Dover Foundation YMCA has it all.

Want to learn more? Browse our website for details about all we have to offer. Or, pay us a visit for a tour; one of our friendly membership staff would be happy to help you!

At the Dover Foundation YMCA we are for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility and we’re helping all people reach their God given potential in spirit, mind and body.


Mon – Thurs: 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri: 5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm


411 Cherryville Highway
Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: 704-484-9622
Fax: 704-669-3605


Current & Upcoming Programs

CLiff Jones (3)

YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast


Dr. Cliff Jones — Sr. Pastor,
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church , Charlotte, NC


Born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Cliff Jones has been the Senior Pastor at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church since 1982. A graduate of Maryland State College, Dr. Jones has a Masters of Theology and a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary and his Doctorate from the Boston School of Theology. With a strong focus on world wide missions, senior citizens, neighborhood revitalization and collaborative efforts, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is recognized as one of the most innovative congregations in the region.


When:      Friday, May 9th

Time:       Serving Line from 6:45am —7:15am

Program is 7:15am — 8:15am


PRICE:     $13 per person or $100 per table


You can register for One Ticket by clicking here

You can register for One Table by clicking here





Summer Slim Down Fitness Challenge

Get Beach Body ready by participating in our FREE
9 week Fitness Challenge

Participants will be given a YMCA beach towel if they complete all of the requirements of the Summer Slim Down Fitness Challenge.
We will also provide weekly newsletters to keep you motivated and slim.
So don’t wait sign up today!
  • The Slim Down begins on
    Monday April 7th-June 2nd
  • MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION: No joining fee to anyone who signs up for a membership between March 24th-April 7th
     Requirements for the Summer Slim Down Challenge:
  • You must weigh in 8 out of the 9 weeks
    (you can weigh in any day of the week).
  • You must either lose or maintain your initial body weight.
  • You must follow exercise a minimum of 3 times a week for 30 minutes.
    Any type of exercise is encouraged!


Middle School Girls Volleyball

The Dover Foundation YMCA has opened registration for Spring Volleyball!  These clinics will be run by former Gardner Webb player Molly Rhyne.  This program will emphasize fundamental skill development, teamwork and sportsmanship while teaching what it takes to be successful both on and off the court.  Registration is now paperless and easier to do than ever before.  Simply visit the YMCA Front Desk or click one of the links below to register online, no forms needed!  Registration ends on April 13th and the season will start on April 14th, we hope you will join us!


6th Grade Online Registration

7th & 8th Grade Online Registration





Diabetes Prevention Class

Diabetes Prevention Classes will start on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:30. Class meets at the Cleveland County Memorial Library.


Join a certified Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach for a year long program.  Participants gather in a relaxed classroom setting and work together in small groups to learn how to incorporate healthier eating and moderate physical activity into their daily lives.


The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for adults with prediabetes. Its purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.


Currently, diabetes affects nearly 26 million people. Another 79 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but only 11 percent are aware of it.


Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in individuals over age 60.



If you have questions about this program, please contact Ashley Harris, RN. Phone: 704.669.3631.

Risk Assessment


Find out if you are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes by completing this simple test.




Plan your groups’ next field trip to the YMCA, a place that specializes in fun! With so much to offer, your next field trip will be easy and fun for everyone. We have appropriate activities for all age groups. We can tailor your schools trip to meet your interests and needs.


A great program that builds trust, communication, teamwork, and listening skills. Design four hours of fun just right for you. Your group will select from a combination of group exercise class, nutrition talk, swimming, team building activities or group games in the gym. Each group is led by Y staff (maximum of three activities).

Do you have your own idea for a field trip? We have unlimited possibilities at our Y. We can work with you to customize the perfect trip for your group to meet your specific field trip needs!

  • FEES (per participant) $5
  • For more information, contact Corby Haneline at 704.669.3630 or email at

Download our flyer to share with your school.


Fun Afterschool

The Place to be Afterschool


Children are like sponges…they watch and absorb knowledge, skills, and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, the Y’s Child Care programs serve school age kids with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents.

Pre-K through 8th grade

3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Schools where pickup is currently offered*
Jefferson                               Graham            Township 3
Shelby Intermediate        Marion             James Love        Pinnacle
Thomas Jefferson (school drops off)

Cost     *$35 registration fee waived for registrations completed by August 15th 

5 Days/week: (10 equal monthly payments)
$135/per month for members & $208/per month for non-members

3 Days/week: (10 equal monthly payments)
$81/per month for members & $125/per month for non-members

Transportation Only: (10 equal monthly payments)
$25/per month (no childcare provided)

Girls Club Program: (10 equal monthly payments)
$60/per month (girls only: must meet enrollment requirements)

Year Round*:  (12 equal monthly payments)
$215/per month for members & $320/per month for non-members

*Year Round option includes all School’s Out Special days as well as traditional summer camp, specialty camps will incur an additional $25 fee per session

Additional Info:

*The program follows the Cleveland County Schools calendar and care is offered on all regularly scheduled school days.  For full-day care on select teacher work days, individual holidays and week-long holiday breaks, please reference the School’s Out Specials flyer.  Additional schools will be considered for pick-up on an as-needed basis.


Registration Form

Sample Schedule


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free program designed for cancer survivors 18 years and older who have become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment or disease. The goals of the program include:

  • Rebuilding muscular strength and endurance
  • Increasing flexibility and improving functional ability
  • Reducing severity of therapy side effects
  • Preventing unwanted weight changes
  • Improving self esteem and energy levels

Participants may be eligible for FREE 12‐week Family Membership and may use YMCA facilities at any time. Participants may bring a support person who can participate in a workout of their own.

AGE: 18 and older

COST: Thanks to the generosity of our donors, this program is free to participants; open to members of the YMCA and non-members.

REQUIREMENTS: Participants must receive medical clearance and are evaluated on an individual basis. Patients currently undergoing treatment may participate, but only if they receive proper medical clearance.  Health history forms and intake interview must be completed prior to first group meeting.

TIME/DATES:  Next session starts spring of 2013.


Dover Foundation YMCA at
411 Cherryville Hwy | Shelby, NC 28150 | 704-484-9622

Kings Mountain Family YMCA
211 Cleveland Avenue  | Kings Mountain, NC 28086  | 704-739-9631

Ruby C Hunt YMCA
1322 Patrick Avenue  | Shelby, NC 28152  | 704-434-0441

For more information or to register contact:

Melanie Beier
Dover Foundation YMCA


Taffy Allen
Kings Mountain Family YMCA


Daron Dwyer
LIVESTRONG Coordinator
Ruby C Hunt YMCA