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

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18th Annual Ruby C Hunt YMCA Turkey Trot Results

Thank you for joining us on Thanksgiving Day for the 18th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and 1/2 mile Kids Fun Run which benefited our YMCA’s WE BUILD PEOPLE Annual Sustaining Campaign! It was great seeing all the families and familiar faces.  Hope to see you next year!



Overall Results


Age Group Results


After School!

Fortunately, Cleveland and Rutherford County parents can take advantage of the safe and convenient after-school experience offered by the YMCA. The YMCA After school programs provide kids the chance to keep learning, moving and making friends. A typical day may include a healthy snack, homework assistance, weekly educational themes, sports, swimming, physical activity games and much more. Y programs also provide wonderful adult mentors and role models for the kids.

The North Carolina After-School Alliance has found those who participate in high quality after-school programs go to school more, behave better, receive better grades and perform better on tests. YMCA programs help parents to work without worrying about their kids. In addition to helping youth secure a better future, after-school programs help communities as a whole. According to the YMCA, most parents agree that the Y program helps them keep their jobs.

“The YMCA after-school program is critically important for our community. We allow parents to work without worrying about their kids,” said Cameron Corder, CEO of the Cleveland County Family YMCA. “The Y’s program is unique in that we are partners with the parents and the schools in making sure ALL kids reach their potential.”
The Ruby Hunt YMCA offers the following: 704-669-3640

– Boilings Springs Elementary and Thomas Jefferson buses drop off at the YMCA

– The Y buses pick up at Springmore Elementary , Crest Middle School and Pinnacle Classical Academy

– In Rutherford County the Y offers an on-site program at Rutherfordton Elementary, Forrest Hunt Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.


The Kings Mountain YMCA offers the following: 704-669-3681

– East Elementary and North Elementary buses drop off at the branch

– The Y buses pick up at Bethware Elementary, West Elementary, Kings Mountain Intermediate, and Kings Mountain Middle


The Dover YMCA offers the following: 704-669-3601

– YMCA buses will pick up at Jefferson Elementary, Marion Elementary, Pinnacle Classical Academy, and Shelby Intermediate.

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.


Diabetes Prevention Program

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.


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.


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 participation in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduces 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 RISK ASSESSMENT.


Keep up to date with the news and current events of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program with our FALL NEWSLETTER, or check out our most recent NEWS ARTICLE highlighting a recent participant’s story.



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.

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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