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.