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



Come on out and join us for lots of family fun!  On Tuesday and Friday nights, we open the pool from 6-8pm.  There are a few family nights that have themes, games, contest and more!
Costume Contest—judging at 6:15 pm

¨ July 11th—  Hawaiian Luau Costume— Hawaiian Tacky Tourist

¨ July 25th— Christmas in July Costume— Santa, Elf or Christmas Decoration

¨ August 8nd— Chick-fil-A Night Costume— Best Cow or Farm Animal

See you at the pool!


Click here for the Family Pool Night Flyer!



Our swim lessons offer a great opportunity for learning to swim in a safe and fun environment!  Register today, slots are limited.


2014 Swim Lessons FlyerPDF


Summer Camp 2014

We’re Glad You’re Interested in Summer Camp!

Summer 2014 will be filled with adventure as we go on exciting journeys with Camp Quest as our theme. Every week will have a new focus from welcoming Summer with Aloha Summer to the Lost World of the Dinosaurs, and Medieval Adventures of the Knights of the Round Table. We want you to join the fun at the Ruby. Below you will find our Summer Camp Guide and Specialty Camp Session List.*

*Golf Camps are subject to change. Contact Riverbend YMCA Golf Club for more information.



Ruby Summer Camp Guide

PDF Ruby Specialty Camp Session List



Diabetes Prevention Class

The next session of the program will be announced soon.


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.

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When life is busy, stress takes a toll on your spirit, mind and body.  A licensed massage therapist can help you release tension, feel rejuvenated and give you a better sense of calm.  Erin Guntis, Massage Therapist, has been licensed for 9 years, specializing in deep tissue and Swedish massage, as well as pain management for back, neck and headache pain.  Pricing Information and GIFT CERTIFICATES available at the Welcome Center!

Appointments are available on Thursday evenings from 6-9pm and on Saturdays from 9am-Noon. See the Welcome Center staff today for pricing information and to secure your appointment!


Job Listings – Ruby C. Hunt YMCA

The Ruby C. Hunt YMCA needs substitute teachers for its group exercise classes.  Please come by the Ruby C. Hunt YMCA to pick up an application.


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