Ruby C. Hunt YMCA

The Ruby C. Hunt YMCA, named in honor of Mrs. Ruby Crowder Hunt, is a full facility YMCA located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, offering a wellness center, family programs, aquatics, sports, and a community library.

From state of the art work out equipment (complete with the FitLinxx tracking system), to safe and fun child care programming, an indoor climbing wall, and Cleveland County’s first and only outdoor splash park; the Ruby C. Hunt 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 Ruby C. Hunt 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: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Fri: 5:00am – 7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm – 5:00pm


1322 Patrick Avenue
PO Box 2272
Shelby, NC 28151
Phone: 704-434-0441
Fax: 704-313-0282


Current & Upcoming Programs

Cleveland County Native to Keynote the YMCA Prayer Breakfast



The Cleveland County Family YMCA announced today that Shelby native, Kevin Howell, will give the keynote address at the 20th annual YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast. This year’s event will be held Thursday, May 21st at the LeGrand Center.

“The Prayer Breakfast is one of the signature events for our county and provides a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together in prayer. We are so blessed to have Kevin Howell, a Cleveland County native to share this year’s message,” added YMCA Board Chair, Bryon Gragg.

Kevin Howell is the Assistant to the Chancellor for External Affairs at North Carolina State University. Prior to his time at NC State, Howell served as the legislative liaison for Governors Hunt and Easley. A graduate of Shelby High School, Howell has a BA from North Carolina State University. While at NC State, he was the first African-American elected as Student Body President and served on the university’s Board of Trustees. Howell also received his JD from the University of North Carolina.

YMCA CEO, Cameron Corder noted, “Kevin Howell is widely respected in Raleigh and across the state of North Carolina. It is an honor to have him come and share his message with his home community.”

The serving line for the breakfast begins at 6:45 and the program will begin at 7:15. Tickets are $15 per person or $110 for a table of 8. You can purchase tickets online click the link below or at any YMCA branch.



Kevin Howell is the principal North Carolina State University liaison to elected officials at the city, state and county levels. In conjunction with the Chancellor, Mr. Howell develops and promotes the university’s legislative agenda.

Previously, Kevin was the legislative liaison for two North Carolina governors where he was responsible for lobbying members of the General Assembly and was one of the top ten lobbyists in the state. He has served as Director of Governmental Affairs for the North Carolina Bar Association and as a Judicial Clerk on the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Mr. Howell is a graduate of NC State, where he earned a B.A. degree in Political Science. He later earned a J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While attending NC State, he was the first African-American elected as student body president and served on the university’s Board of Trustees.

Kevin is currently a member of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Leadership Roundtable, NC Symphony Board of Trustees, State Board of Education, National Association of State Boards of Education, Research Triangle Regional Partnership Board of Directors, and a recipient of the NC State Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduate Award and NAACP Humanitarian award for the Wendell Wake Chapter.

In addition, he is a member of the NC State Hall of Fame Committee and served on the search committee for the Head Men’s Football and Basketball Coaches. Kevin was appointed Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the Alumni Association in October 2009 and served until May 2010. He also served as the Interim Vice Chancellor for Advancement from September 2013 until March 2014.

He and his wife Aleta Howell ’89 live in Raleigh with their two daughters.



June Bug Jam 5K

To Benefit Girls on the Run of Cleveland County

Date: Saturday, May 30th:
5K start time at 8:30am
Kid’s Fun Run start time at 9:30am

Cost:June Bug

Y Members early registration until May 15th:
5K and Phantom Runner $20
Kid’s Fun Run $10.

Non Y Members early registration until May 15th:
5K and Phantom Runner $25
Kid’s Fun Run $10.

Y Members late registration:
5K and Phantom Runner $25
Kid’s Fun Run $12.

Non Y Members late registration:
5K and Phantom Runner $30
Kid’s Fun Run $12.

Package Pick Up times:
Dover Foundation YMCA
Friday, May 29th
9:00 am – 6:00 pm and
Saturday, May 30th
7:00 am – 8:00 am

The race will start and end at the Dover Foundation YMCA.

Attention Dog Owners: the first 3 dog finishers get a free bag of dog food!

Award will be given for Best Dressed Bug Costume during the Kids Fun Run!


Please register online below:

Kid’s Fun Run- Register Here

5k- Register Here


-To register online, follow the step by steps instructions after clicking the link.  If it is your first time using our YMCA online registration you will need to create an online account.  If you are a YMCA member click “Find Account” to look up your membership and setup your online account.  If you are a non-member but have participated in our programs in the past you will still click “Find Account” because you are in our system as a “program member”.  If you are a non-member and have never participated in our programs you will need to create an account.

*To register online you must have an active email associated with your YMCA account.  If you are unsure of what email is in our system or would like to add one please call our YMCA at 704-484-9622 and they can look it up for you.



Job Listings – Ruby C. Hunt YMCA

The Ruby C. Hunt YMCA needs substitute teachers for our group exercise classes.
We are also looking for Family Programs Counselors to work in Child Watch, Kidzone and After School.
If you are interested in these positions go to our – Who We Are Tab then Careers to apply online.

AfterSchool at the Ruby



The Ruby C Hunt YMCA is committed to developing children in Spirit, Mind, and Body. That is just what we accomplish each day in our After School Care. Children enjoy a healthy snack, hear an inspiring devotion, and receive an opportunity to complete their homework with Gardner-Webb tutors. The fun continues with games and enriching activities.



Registration: $35 registration fee due at Sign up (waived until Aug 22.)

5 Day: 10 monthly payments – $140 members / $214 non members

3 Day: 10 monthly Payments – $84 members / $129 non members


Year Round: 12 monthly payments – $225 members/ $330 non members
Year Round includes Afterschool, Summer Camp and 22 Schools out Special Days


SOS or Schools Out Special Days include

October 27; November 11 and 26; December 22,23,29 and 30; January 2, 19, 20, and 21; February 16; March 27; April 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10; May 25 and June 10,11, and 12

Cost: $20 per day if not in our year round care program.



Diabetes Prevention Program

Join a certified 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 29 million people. Another 86 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.


Risk Assessment

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


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

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Gymnastics & Cheernastics

Go for Gold!
Gymnastics & Cheernastics
Vicky Arrowood has taught gymnastics and cheerleading for over 30 years.  She will be teaching basic tumbling, cheers, chants and dance.  Each participant receives a t-shirt.  During youth basketball season, participants will cheer for some of the games.

4 – 15

Days & Times:
Beginner – Ages 4 – 10: Thursday 6:15 – 7:00 pm
Advanced – Ages 10 -15:Thursday 7:00 – 7:45 pm

Session: September – May

Members: $30 per Month
Non-Members: $45 per Month