News & Updates


The Cleveland County Family YMCA is the leading nonprofit organization in Cleveland County. Our community efforts reach as Kings Mountain, Shelby, through Boiling Springs and into Rutherford County. Check out the latest news and updates about your YMCA here.


Five Days of Action June 7 – 12

Five Days of Action is a week designed to raise awareness and inspire adults to take action to protect children from sexual abuse. We take that very seriously here at the Y and will be educating our members this week on how they can help protect our children. Check out more resources and information about Five Days of Action here.


In case you have not heard yet, our very own Debra Watson is now serving as the Director of Administration!
YMCA CEO, Cameron Corder, announced the promotion of Debra Watson as the Director of Administration for the Cleveland County Family YMCA. Debra will continue her membership work at the Dover Foundation YMCA and will also take on leadership and human resource work for the entire association.
The leadership and human resource work will encompass working with the new hire process, staff leadership retreats, staff satisfaction and training. She will also continue to assist with diversity and character development work.
Debra retired after a stellar 20 plus year career from Cleveland County DSS. For part of her career, she worked in training and leadership development. She is married to R.L. and is a member of Palmer Grove Baptist Church.
Debra began her YMCA journey in 2016 as a participant in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Soon after, she was hired to work at our welcome center. Over the last five years she has been a fast-rising star, not only at the branch but across the association.
She also has a large social media following encouraging people on their personal health journey. We doubt you will find many people more positive and inspirational than Debra.
“From day 1, Debra has proven that she provides a high level of excellence in her work. She has become a trusted leader and loyal employee,” noted YMCA CEO, Cameron Corder. “ Elevating Debra to this new role will help the Y meet our strategic goal of focusing more on our staff teams and being an employer of choice.”


Summer Camp 2021

We are so happy to welcome our campers back in the building this summer! We have summer camp locations in Rutherford County, Boiling Springs, Shelby and Kings Mountain. Summer Camp at the Y is special because you get to experience all that the Y has to offer, make new friends & go on awesome field trips each week! Financial Assistance may be available upon request. For more information about camp click here. 



Storytelling is a huge part of the culture and community at the YMCA. We love to celebrate and share milestones alongside our Y family. We would love to hear about your latest Y story, goal you achieved or accomplishment! Tell us how the YMCA has played a role in your journey. Share today!