Cleveland County YMCA

facility and operational Covid-19 updates



The Cleveland County Family YMCA is committed to the health and safety of our members, staff and community. Yesterday Gov. Roy Cooper announced stricter mask requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25, masks will be required at all times inside YMCA facilities, including while exercising, for people ages 5 and up. Masks are not required in the pool or shower, or if a medical exemption is on file.

Youth program participants ages 5 and up must wear face coverings at all times indoors and outdoors, regardless of social distancing.

Wearing a mask not only keeps our friends and family safe, it is critical to keeping our YMCA facilities and programs open. We appreciate your support.



It’s time to get excited! Governor Cooper announced yesterday afternoon that our indoor fitness centers can soon reopen. We can’t wait to welcome you back inside, and we’re working hard to prepare our facilities while putting your safety first.

At 8:00am on Saturday, September 5th, all Cleveland County Family YMCA branches will reopen indoor fitness centers with limited capacity and following all local, state and national guidelines. For a full list of what you can expect when you come inside, see below. 

While we are excited to welcome members back inside, we recognize that the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19 isn’t over. North Carolina’s YMCAs have spent 24 weeks preparing to reopen facilities responsibly to ensure the safety of our employees and participants. In an effort to keep our indoor numbers small, we will continue our exciting virtual and outdoor fitness opportunities, keeping our pools open for as long as possible and delivering programs that improve spirit, mind and body. 

The pandemic has hurt many, including our Y. Because of our donors and members who stayed with us, our Y has remained on the front lines, serving the most vulnerable members of our communities. 

We’re thrilled to welcome you back inside our Y, but not because you’re reconnecting to a gym. You’re reconnecting with a cause. Welcome back to where you belong! For more information, please visit our website at


Dover Foundation YMCA

Monday - Thursday 5:30am - 8:00pm

Friday 5:30am - 7:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm 

Kings Mountain Family YMCA

Monday - Thursday 5:00am - 8:00pm

Friday 5:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Ruby C. Hunt YMCA 

Monday - Thursday 5:00am - 8:00pm

Friday 5:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm


Covid-19 Update 07/15/2020

Governor Cooper announced yesterday that our state will remain in Safer at Home Phase 2 for three more weeks. While our indoor fitness centers remain closed for now, we’ve resumed many of your favorite activities following all federal, state and local health guidelines. Our indoor and outdoor pools are open, group exercise instructors are offering outdoor classes (in addition to the virtual classes still available online), and day campers continue enjoying safe summer fun!

The Governor also announced the State’s recommendations for restarting school with a mix of in-person and remote learning. Like you, the Y has been navigating unchartered territory as we develop plans to provide flexible and affordable child care while expanding enrichment and providing extended learning opportunities for children. We know families are eager to make plans for the school year, and we are working diligently with our local schools and community partners to adapt and finalize options for your child’s out-of-school time. Please note that our services will have limited spots available, so be sure to follow us for updates and secure your child’s spot. We will post our plans as soon as they are available.

Our staff are working hard to ensure all Y activities and environments are clean and safe for everyone. For more information about our Y’s safety measures and procedure changes, please visit our operational updates page at

Covid-19 Update 06/25/2020

To our members, 

As you may have heard, Governor Cooper announced yesterday afternoon that phase 2 of North Carolina’s reopening plan will be extended another three weeks. While we are eager to open our fitness centers for indoor exercise, we remain grateful to for the opportunity to continue engaging our members in outdoor exercise and activities, day camp and pool fun. We love seeing our members again and appreciate your understanding as we follow all federal, state and local guidelines. We’ll take every opportunity we get to welcome our members back to the Y, even when socially distant and wearing face masks as required in NC.

We continue working hard indoors and out to ensure an environment that is clean and safe for everyone. We’ll keep you updated on our plans to reopen our fitness center and hope you’ll take advantage of the many activities and classes available outside and online!

Thank you again for your support, flexibility and for staying with us.


Covid-19 Update 05/20/2020

Today, the Cleveland County Family YMCA learned that gyms will not be included in North Carolina’s Phase 2 of easing restrictions. We are disappointed this order prevents us from opening our wellness facilities. The Y is so much more than a gym and we know that our wellness centers improve health and give us the opportunity to connect face-to-face with people we care about. 

We are still trying to understand the Executive Order #141 and look forward to sharing more details about what will be allowed:

-Pool Operations 

-Outdoor Wellness Programming

-Day Camp

We are finalizing details and registration processes for our Day camp, which will start on June 8th at all branches. Details will be communicated very soon. Cameron Corder, CEO or the Cleveland County Family YMCA, “We’ve been working diligently with health experts, local authorities and our sister Y’s across the country to prepare for your safe return. I remain confident that we will continue to move forward and be ready when that time comes.” 

“The YMCA will continue to serve the community through childcare, wellness check ins for at risk populations, feeding programs and to find other ways to serve,” Corder added. We remain grateful to our members and donors for continuing to #StayWithUs as we continue to serve our neighbors when they need us most.

Reopening Survey 

As our team begins to prepare for our YMCA family to return, we value your opinions and feedback! Members, please take the time to complete a quick survey by clicking here!

Covid-19 Update 05/11/2020

We are pleased that our state’s Stay at Home order has been modified to allow some commercial activity. Our Y is in Phase 2 of NC’s approach to lifting restrictions which can begin in 2 to 3 weeks if we all remain vigilant and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Until we can welcome members back to the Y, we are working hard to prepare our facilities and staff to meet the requirements of our state and follow the guidance of local health experts to ensure health and safety. We will communicate our reopening plans as soon as possible. While our Y may open initially with limited services, there is no limit to the appreciation and love we have for our members, and we are grateful to you for continuing to #StaywithUs as we work to provide exceptional service in challenging circumstances.

A Message to Our YMCA Family 

CEO, Cameron Corder, takes a few minutes to reach out to members and share with them the efforts of the YMCA to best serve the community and what you can do to help! Click here to view his video message.

Virtual Workouts for at Home


The Cleveland County Family YMCA has partnered with MOSSA to provide you amazing YMCA Group Exercise programs such as Strength Train Together, Defend Together, and more. Now you can work out from the comfort of your own home with instant access to the following MOSSA classes:


3 Day Workout Plan from Y Trainer, Victoria

Just because you are stuck at home doesn't mean that you have to go without a great workout. Keep your daily exercise routine in shape by getting creative at home! This is a great workout for you to begin. Click here to view the workout plan!



Kid Activity Bursts

12Bursts, a fun new web-based way to be active right from home. Each day’s challenge includes 12, five-minute bursts of activity that are kid-friendly and don’t require any special skills or equipment. A new set of FREE bursts will load every day. 

Stay active and have fun. Try it today and invite your friends to try it, too. 





Cleveland County Family YMCA Essential Personnel Child Care Information:

Our association will be providing emergency child care for essential personnel beginning Monday, April 6th. Child care was initially offered at 2 of our association's branches: Kings Mountain Family YMCA & Dover Foundation YMCA.


Healthcare workers may be eligible for child care coverage through their employer. 

Child Care Information:

Click here to view our Emergency Child Care flyer!

Daily Schedules:

Kings Mountain Family YMCA Location Daily Schedule

Dover Foundation YMCA Location Daily Schedule


Dover Foundation YMCA location Registration

Kings Mountain Family YMCA Registration

Participants should arrive at the facility with the following 2 documents provided:

YMCA Daily Wellness Check (Please provide each day)

YMCA Emergency Contact Form

YMCA Emergency Child Care Waiver



Membership Help:

Members, if you have questions regarding your membership dues and account, please contact the following staff:

Dover Foundation YMCA: Johnny Stamey or Debra Watson

Kings Mountain Family YMCA: Taylor Nestlerode

Ruby C. Hunt YMCA: Barbara Fitch

March 20, 2020 

Attention Members:

Due to the current Covid-19 circumstances, facilities will remain suspended until further notice. Our team is working diligently to find innovative ways to provide services for you! Stay tuned. 


March 19, 2020 A Message From Cam to the YMCA Members

Your YMCA CEO, Cameron Corder, wants nothing more than to provide, serve and communicate with the Y members. Click here to read his recent letter to all YMCA members!

Stay Active While at Home!

We know exercise is good for the body and the spirit. As you practice social distancing, the Y is working to keep you active with a variety of at-home exercise options for you to try in our new line of virtual classes called Y360!


  • Free to all members for a limited time, you can take group exercise classes right in your own home! You can now find some of your favorite classes on YouTube. With several classes available ranging from eight to thirty minutes, we know you’ll find a class you love. 
  • It’s good for the whole family!
  • Find Videos Here!

S.T.E.M. Activities

Looking for fun and interactive activities to do with your kids while you're at home? S.T.E.M. is a great option because it not only allows children (and adults) to create and test experiments hands-on, but also has important educational elements. Click here for 3 awesome at home S.T.E.M. activities!