About the YMCA of Kanawha Valley

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Our Mission

YMCA Mission:

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Focus Areas:

  • Youth Development
    • Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
  • Healthy Living
    • Improving the nation’s health and well-being.
  • Social Responsibility
    • Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIPS Monthly Draft One-Time Investment Fee Prepaid Annual Rate (Investment Fee Waived)
Two Adults & Children* $77 $25 $874
Single Parent & Children* $60 $25 $690
Senior Family $56 $25 $640
Adult (19 & over) $54 $25 $616
Senior Adult (60 & over) $46 $25 $529
College Student $37 $25 $419
Youth (18 & under) $30 $25 $345

* this would include dependent full-time college students under the age of 24 

Youth: 13 years and younger must be accompanied by guardian
College: Full time student. Proof of 12 credit hours required
Senior Family: Husband & Wife both over 60 years old.
Senior Adult: 60 years old and over
Single Parent: One adult and dependent children up to 21
Adult: 19 and over
Household: Two adults living in same household with dependent children up to age 21

These rates are applicable at all YMCA of Kanawha Valley locations

  • Charleston (Hillcrest Drive)
  • Nationwide reciprocity permits YMCA of Kanawha Valley members to use all 2,000 YMCA locations across the country at no additional charge. Always remember to travel with your YMCA membership card.

Questions send to [email protected]

The YMCA of Kanawha Valley is a charitable, non-profit committed to helping all people grow in spirit, mind and body, regardless of their circumstances. Our Community Assistance Program offers flexibility in fees to assure as many children, adults and families as possible can gain access to a YMCA membership and to the programs and classes offered. Childcare parents must provide a denial letter from CONNECT or LINK before consideration will be given for reduced childcare rates.

The Community Assistance Program, also referred to as our Scholarships, offers a sliding fee schedule designed to fit each individual’s financial situation. For example, a family of four with a household income of $60,000 or less can receive some type of support.

The YMCA is comprised of people of all ages and from every walk of life, all working side-by-side to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. Values are placed on caring, honesty, respect and social responsibility and the entire organization stems from this. This platform helps to develop stronger, more integrated communities, providing support for people and families and that promote positive changes overall.

Last year, the YMCA of Kanawha Valley Community Assistance Program provided over $250,000 for access to child care, programs and activities for children and adults.

How to apply?

  1. Download the Community Assistance Form (PDF)
  2. Complete the form, and attach a copy of the required financial documents
  3. Return the application and required documents to YMCA

For more information, 304-340-3527

Childcare parents must provide a denial letter from CONNECT or LINK before consideration will be given for reduced childcare rates

  • Will Robinson, Chair
  • Rebecca McPhail, Chair Elect
  • David Mills, Treasurer
  • Matt Spangler, Secretary
  • Ric Cavender, Past Chair
  • Clinton Arnold
  • Gene Bailey
  • Matt Bonar
  • Barbara Buck
  • Samantha Carney
  • Hanley Clark
  • Danny Forinash
  • Mark Grigsby
  • Carol Hamilton
  • Bradley Harris
  • Cinda Hewitt
  • Jim Kirby
  • Ed Kirk
  • Julie Margolis
  • Mac McMillan
  • Brenda Morris
  • Deepesh Randeri
  • Amber Walker
  • Tom Williams

For general information please email [email protected]

YMCA of Kanawha Valley Association Staff

  • Sarah Bolyard, President & CEO
  • Erin Dydland, Chief Operating Officer
  • Karleigh Fellure, Executive Director of Youth Development
  • Portia Smith, Social Responsibility Director
  • Erin Vriendt, Business Manager
  • Debbie Williams, Accountant
  • Derek Stutler, Facilities Director
  • Becky Michallas, Executive Administrative Coordinator

Charleston Family YMCA Staff – 304-340-3527

  • Bruce Perry, PEIA Weight Management Coordinator
  • Lacie Stover, Youth Development Director
  • Rico Williams, Head Tennis Pro
  • Brad Graham, Membership and Development Director
  • Marija Bogicevic Camacho, Administrator of Adult and Junior Tennis

 Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center – 304-776-3323

  • Ashley Garnes, Youth Development Director
  • Shannon Cox, Administrative Office Coordinator
  • Janet Reed, Childcare Services Coordinator
  • Ginny Johnson, Pre-K Coordinator
  • Cheryl Pauley, Food Services Coordinator

Tennis Staff

The YMCA requires a 31 day written notice to make any changes to a bank draft or for any draft to be cancelled, and there will be one final draft on the account. By cancelling, or allowing my membership to expire, the joiners fee is non-transferable after 60 days. The YMCA does not give credit or refunds unless you have proof of cancellation. Sending a email is not proof of cancellation. Please call 304-340-3527 or email [email protected].


All members and guests must adhere to the Code of Conduct.

Absolutely no one under the age of 13 years old is permitted to use any equipment in the Health and Fitness area. Anyone 13-15 must have a YMCA wristband. Youth are not allowed to sit and watch. They must be in another area.

All personal trainers must be hired though the YMCA of Kanawha Valley. We do not allow persons not on the YMCA of Kanawha Valley personal training staff and sport specific training staff to personal train at our facility. All personal training staff and sport specific training staff is certified through accredited organizations or colleges and universities and covered under the Y insurance.  A person wishing to have personal training or sport specific services in the YMCA of Kanawha Valley facilities must be a member of the facility in which he or she is trained. Personal training and sport specific training sessions must be paid in advance and made payable to the YMCA of Kanawha Valley.

Appropriate athletic wear must be worn at all times. This consists of closed-toed and closed heeled, non-marking, rubber-soled athletic shoes, athletic pants, shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirt tank tops. All patrons must wear a shirt at all times. Clothing with offensive or profane language, designs, or pictures is not acceptable.

No food is permitted in the Heath and Fitness Center.

Patrons should use extreme caution in lifting weights to avoid any  potential injuries to themselves or others. Please ask for a spotter assistance if needed.

All dumbbells and weights must be returned to the appropriate storage area after use.

All patrons must wipe down the equipment with a  towel after use. Please be considerate of other patrons.

Personal belongings must be kept in designated area. The staff is not responsible for lost
or stolen items. Small day use lockers are available in Health and Fitness for free.
Please bring your own lock.

Do not attempt to use equipment if you are unfamiliar with proper use. Please seek
assistance  from a Health and Fitness Specialist.

When using cardiovascular or strength training equipment, please be aware and
considerate of other patrons who may be waiting to use the equipment.

YMCA decisions pertaining to appropriate  attire are final.

Download the YMCA Nationwide Guidelines.

YMCA of Kanawha Valley Membership: Terms and Conditions

Personal Information Security

The YMCA of Kanawha Valley is committed to providing the highest level of security to members. Personal information, payment information and other data transmitted through our system are encrypted using 128-bit SSL encryption technology. Security procedures are tested and reviewed on a regular basis.

Membership Agreement

YMCA membership is a continuous membership plan. I understand that this membership will remain in effect for as long as I retain the membership card issued to me. I further understand that membership dues are non-refundable. Membership cards are the property of the YMCA and must be surrendered upon demand. It is my complete understanding that if I wish to terminate or change my membership in any way, I must give the YMCA a 30-day written notice to stop my draft. All membership rates are subject to change with 30 days written notice. I understand it is my responsibility to notify the YMCA of any change in address, bank account information (if utilizing bank draft for payment of dues) or credit card information / expiration date (if utilizing credit card for payment of dues). The joining fee is a one-time fee as long as I remain an active member of the YMCA of Austin. If I choose to cancel or discontinue my membership for more than 30 days, a joining fee will be charged when I reapply for membership. I understand that the YMCA has the sole authority to terminate any membership with or without notice to ensure the safety and comfort of the general membership. The YMCA reserves the right to review any membership application and deny membership to any member who may pose a potential threat to the security and/or safety of other members. I will request the new member guide that communicates all of the benefits of a YMCA membership. I further understand that YMCA management has the authority to amend policies and procedures at any time to ensure the delivery of the highest possible services to the general membership. I acknowledge the waiver and membership agreement set forth above, and understanding the mission Statement of the YMCA of Kanawha Valley, hereby apply for membership. Note: Parent or guardian must sign if applicant is under 18 years of age.

Electronic Funds (EFT) or Credit Card Authorization

I authorize my bank or credit card institution to honor preauthorized Electronic Funds Transfer drawn by the YMCA of Kanawha Valley on my account for (membership/program/contribution) payments as indicated. When the bank honors the EFT (or credit card) by charging my account, such transfer shall constitute notice of payment due and my receipt for the payment. Should any preauthorized EFT not be honored by said bank when received by them, then it is understood that the payment is to be made by me in the amount of said payment plus service charge. It is further understood that if such payment is not honored by the bank or credit card institution, then the YMCA, at its discretion, may resubmit the amount due for payment on a future date.

Criminal History

YMCA of Kanawha Valley reserves the right to deny membership to any individual convicted of a crime for which registration as a sex offender is required, and that the YMCA of Austin will regularly check its membership records for criminal history.

YMCA of Kanawha Valley Website: Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read the following terms and conditions relating to your use of this website carefully. By using this website, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. We reserve the right to modify them at any time. You should check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. By using this website after we post any changes to these terms and conditions, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them. If at any time you choose not to accept these terms and conditions of use, please do not use this website.

Scope of Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to your use of this website. These terms and conditions do not apply to your use of unaffiliated websites to which the YMCA of Kanawha Valley website only links.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

The contents of the YMCA of Kanawha Valley website (the website) are protected by copyright and trademark laws, and are the property of the YMCA of Kanawha Valley. Unless we say otherwise, you may access the materials located within the website only for your personal use. This means you may download copies of posted materials for personal, noncommercial use only, so long as you neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice. When you download copyrighted material, you do not obtain any ownership rights to that material.

You may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt or in any way exploit the content of the website. Only if you obtain prior written consent from us — and from all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property — may you publish, display or commercially exploit any material from the website.


For the convenience of our vendors, we may display catalogs of stock images, descriptions and product specifications. While we try to offer reliable data, we cannot promise that the catalogs will always be accurate and up-to-date. You agree that you will not hold our vendors responsible for inaccuracies in their catalogs. The catalogs may include copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary materials. You may use the catalogs only for informational purposes. You may not use catalog content in a way that infringes or violates the proprietary rights of another.


These terms and conditions apply only to the website, and not to the websites of any other companies or organizations, including those to which the website may link. We are not responsible for the availability of any other website to which the website links. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other website. Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other website. You should direct any concerns to that website’s administrator or Webmaster. We reserve the right, however, to rescind any permission granted by us, and to require termination of linking to the website, at our discretion at any time.


The services materials on the website are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

We do not warrant that any functions contained in the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

We do not make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the services or materials in this website in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction to your system.

Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

We do not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services offered on the website. We are not a party to, and do not monitor, any transaction between users and third-party providers of products or services.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, will we be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on the website, or any products of services provided pursuant to the website, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to lost data), so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall the total liability to you by us or any of our licensors or suppliers for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you to us, if any, for accessing the website.

No Personal Advice

The information contained in or made available through the website cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to medical or legal matters. In particular, you should regularly consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. We make no representations or warranties concerning any treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation by any person following the information offered or provided within or through the website. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and have explained in detail the steps we take to do so. We urge you to read our Privacy Policy below.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless, and our officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) any breach by you of any of these terms and conditions, (ii) your content and materials, (iii) your use of materials or features available on the website (except to the extent a claim is based upon infringement of a third party right by materials created by us) or (iv) a violation by you of applicable law or any agreement or terms with a third party to which you are subject.

Jurisdictional Issues

We control and operate this website from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.


These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action of law or inequity that arises out of or relates to these terms will be subject to binding arbitration in accordance with the Illinois Arbitration Association and will be arbitrated in Chicago, Ill. If any of these terms and conditions is found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter it contains. This agreement may be modified only by our posting of changes to these terms and conditions, or by a writing signed by both parties.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice

Materials may be made available via the website by third parties not within our control. We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content used in connection with the website for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe upon another party’s copyright to remain on the website.

If you believe any materials on the website infringe upon a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that website;

iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

  1. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  2. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  3. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows:

YMCA of Kanawha Valley 100 YMCA Drive Charleston, WV 25311

It is our policy to terminate relationships regarding content with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.

YMCA of Kanawha Valley Application for Employment

To Applicant: We deeply appreciate your interest in our organization. A clear understanding of your background and work history will aid us in placing you in the position that best mets your qualifications. a background check will be performed on all potential employees. Your application will be kept on file for three months. The YMCA is a unique place to work. We expect our employees to exemplify our mission statement which states: ‘To put Christian principles (caring, honesty, respect, responsibility) into practice through programs that build health spirit, mind and body for all.” If you feel you meet this first qualification, please continue.

Employment Application

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how ‘YMCA of Kanawha Valley’ uses and protects any information that you give ‘YMCA of Kanawha Valley’ when you use this website. ‘YMCA of Kanawha Valley’ is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. ‘YMCA of Kanawha Valley’ may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 08/01/2019.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
  • We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
  • We may provide your information to our third party partners for marketing or promotional purposes.
  • We will never sell your information.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.  We also endeavor to limit access to personal information to only employees, agents and representatives that need to know.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.


All refunds are handle in a per case scenario. Please contact your local branch so we can better serve you.

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