About Us

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 Joiner’s Fee

Prepaid Annual Rate

(joiner’s fee waived)

Two Adults & Children* $71 $75 $809
Single Parent & Children* $56 $50 $639
Senior Family $52 $75 $593
Adult (19 & over) $50 $50 $570
Senior Adult (60 & over) $43 $50 $490
College Student $34 $25 $388
Youth (18 & under) $28 $25 $319

*  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)
  • Coonskin Park & Pioneer Park

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

Gene Bailey
Matt Bonar
Samantha Carney
Anne Cavalier
Ric Cavender, Chair
Hanley Clark
Danny Forinash
Mark Grigsby
Martha Hill, Past Chair
Jim Kirby
Hode “Ed” Kirk
Mac McMillan
Rebecca McPhail, Secretary
David Mills, Treasurer
Walter Moore
Brenda Morris
Jennifer Pharr
Will Robinson, Chair Elect
Matt Spangler
Amber Walker

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

Charleston Family YMCA Staff – 304-340-3527

  • Mindy White,  Health & Fitness / Tennis 
  • Anne Abdul Jalil -Member Services Coordinator 
  • Bruce Perry, PEIA Weight Management Coordinator
  • Lacie Stover, Youth Development Director
  • Kaitlin Horton, Healthy Living Director
  • Rico Williams, Head Tennis Pro

 Cross Lanes YMCA Youth 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

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

The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. To promote safety and comfort, the YMCA asks all persons to act appropriately at all times when in our facilities, on our property or participating in our programs.

We expect persons using the YMCA to act maturely, to behave responsibly, and to respect the rights and dignity of others. The actions listed below, which are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of behaviors, are considered inappropriate and are prohibited in our facilities or programs:

  • Using or possessing alcohol or illegal drugs on YMCA property, in YMCA vehicles or facilities, or at YMCA sponsored programs
  • Smoking on YMCA property – all of our YMCA buildings and grounds are smoke-free and tobacco environments; this includes e-cigarettes
  • Carrying or concealing a weapon or any device or object that may be used as a weapon
  • Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language, or any type of menacing behavior
  • Physical contact with another person in an angry, aggressive, or threatening way
  • Verbally abusive behavior, including profanity, angry language, swearing, name-calling, or shouting
  • Sexually explicit conversation or behavior; any sexual contact with another person
  • Inappropriate, immodest, or sexually revealing attire
  • Theft or behavior that results in the destruction or loss of property
  • Loitering within facilities or on the grounds of the YMCA after being requested to depart the YMCA’s property
  • Use of social networking websites in a manner that is contrary to the YMCA’s mission, is detrimental to the community or is in violation of the
  • Outside personal trainers are not allowed in YMCA facilities or on YMCA

In addition, the YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving sexual abuse, is or has been a registered sex offender, has ever been convicted of any offense related to the sale, possession and/or transportation of illegal drugs, or is currently under the influence of illegal or dangerous drugs or chemicals, narcotics, or intoxicating beverages.

The YMCA is a family-friendly facility; please dress appropriately, shirts must be worn over sports bras. Athletic shoes must be worn on wood floors. Proper swimsuits must be worn in pool areas. Closed-toed shoes are required for anyone under the age of 18 in the Health and Wellness center.

Anyone who feels that this Code of Conduct is being violated should immediately report the behavior to a staff person on duty. YMCA staff members are eager to be of assistance. Please notify a staff member if assistance is needed.

Suspension or termination of YMCA membership may result from a violation of this Code of Conduct. While an incident is being investigated, the membership of the person(s) accused of violating this Code of Conduct may be temporarily suspended pending a final decision.

Cameras or other picture taking or recording devices are not permitted in the locker rooms.

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.