YMCA of the Sandhills
the Y
YMCA of the Sandhills

2717 Ft Bragg Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28303



Many different programs are offered throughout the year.

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Year-round, indoor pool for recreational, instructional, and competitive use.

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Your child will enjoy safe, fun, structured, age-appropriate activities.

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Programs will help your child improve their health while having fun.

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Dear YMCA Members,

We hope you and your family are doing well. I know some of you are wondering about your membership draft at this time. Many gyms require a contract, we do not. Gyms who do, simply add months to the end of your contract REQUIRING you to continue to pay. This is not the Y way.

The Y has been a part of this community for 132 years, ever adapting to the needs of the people. Even now, as our doors are closed, we've been working hard to continue to serve our community.

Providing childcare for essential workers: We're working with our community to provide childcare for emergency and medical personnel, military members, grocery store workers and all essential personnel that are working to keep us moving. To find out more about this program, click here. To register for this program, click here.

Critical Need Blood Drive: We hosted a blood drive at our Saleeby Family Branch to help bridge the gap in the blood supply felt by many of our local blood banks.

Connecting to our community: We're reaching out to our senior members to check on their well-being during this time. We want to ensure that social distancing does not equal total isolation for our Active Older Adult members. We are working to ensure that they have access to groceries, exercise and an ear to listen to them while their separated from their friends at the Y. We will continue this service until we are able to operate as normal.

Virtual Workouts: Just because our members can't come in, doesn't mean you can't work out! In fact, now it is as important as ever to stay active. We're also livestreaming your favorite group exercise instructors live everyday! You can check that out here. You can also access on demand workouts from our FREE virtual YMCA here.

Educational Resources: We've been creating fun activities, crafts, treats and workouts you and your family can do from home. We'll continue to build on these to make staying safe at home fun!

At this time, there are two options for our members.

Option One: Allow the Y to continue draft your Membership fee as normal so that we can continue to serve in these unprecedented times. If you choose to continue your membership, we are incredibly grateful for your commitment and partnership. You will not need to take any action to choose this option.

Option Two: We can place your membership draft on hold for one month and it will not be drafted. I would ask that you play the video before you make a decision. If this is the route you choose to go, please reach out to our membership team no later than April 25th to allow us enough time to process your request. Email our membership team here.

Your active membership allows the Y to help others and continue such work until this crisis is over. I want to thank you for being a part of our family and allowing the Y to continue to serve. Until we see you again be safe, stay healthy and know we at the YMCA are praying for you and your loved ones.

With Deepest Regards,
Rick Houp, CEO


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



The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children of all ages and all walks of life joined together by a passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. Anchored in more than 10,000 neighborhoods around the country, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain--the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure and connected children, families and communities.


Our core values unite as a Movement with a common cause. They are the shared beliefs and essentials principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision making.

CARING: Show a sincere concern for others HONESTY: Be truthful in what you say and do

RESPECT: Follow the golden rule RESPONSIBILITY: Be accountable for your promises and actions



Parents enjoy a night out while we watch the kids! A fun night for the kids that includes music, games, swimming, making new friends, pizza and more! Every THIRD SATURDAY at the Fayetteville Branch!

PREP Preschool Care at the HOPE MILLS Y BRANCH

8:30am- 12:00pm Monday ~ Friday, 2 1/2 - 5 years of age who are potty-trained. MEMBER cost: $39/week, Non-Member cost: $49/week. Registration Fee $35 per Non-Member. Program features ABeka, Montessori, sports-play, healthy snack, social skills, Bible Verses, monthly field trips and more. Contact us at 910-426-9622: Option 2 or PREP Lead, Ms. Rakia at: rakia.epps@ymcaofthesandhills.org



Dear YMCA of the Sandhills Family,

I hope you are doing well. At this time, I have some good news and some bad news. Let’s get the bad news out of the way. The office of the Governor did not allow gyms to open in Phase 2 of his reopening plan. So, our regular Full-service operations will remain closed for a little while longer. While we’re disappointed, we have some good news: indoor pools are allowed to open and restrictions on outdoor gatherings and activities have lightened. This means that on Monday, June 1st, we’ll be able to open our indoor pools at our Fayetteville Branch and Saleeby Branch.

In addition, we’re taking the gym outdoors! We will be setting up limited free weight areas and group exercise classes outdoors at the Hope Mills, Fayetteville and Saleeby Branches. Unfortunately, due to the facility location we cannot open our North Branch at this time. North members are welcome to use any of our other branches during this time.

Beginning Monday, June 1st our pool hours and outdoor fitness hours will be as follows:

Monday through Friday 6:00-10:00 am AND 4:00-7:30 pm

Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm


Due to CDC recommendations, showers, steam rooms, saunas, Child Watch and other indoor fitness equipment and amenities will not be available. Outdoor group exercise classes as well as outdoor fitness center capacity will be limited to 25 participants at a time. If it is raining, operation of outdoor activities will be suspended. Indoor pools will remain open under normal weather guidelines but will be limited to 50% capacity.

For your safety, members will be asked to sanitize hands upon entry and face coverings will be encouraged. Proper social distancing will be enforced at all times. We ask that anyone who is experiencing any symptoms or has someone in their household who is sick, to stay home. Staff will be present to diligently sanitize equipment throughout the day and we will ask that you sanitize any equipment before and after each use. We are increasing our after-hours cleaning process and opting to close on Sundays to allow an additional day for a full and complete deep clean.

Beginning June 1st, we will be offering Summer Day Camp at our Fayetteville, Hope Mills and Saleeby locations! Spaces will be limited, and camp will look different from previous years, but we promise it will still be fun! Please see our website for more information and registration.

I know you have questions about your membership and at this time I have a special request. I am asking our members to stay with us. We need you to help us ensure that when this is all over the Y will still be here as we have been since 1888. I understand times may be tough. If you are experiencing financial hardship, we have options. At this time, we are offering to put memberships on hold for the month of June. If this is the option you are choosing, you will need to email us at membership@ymcaofthesandhills.org by THURSDAY, May 28th at 5:00 PM. As a courtesy, those who placed their membership on hold in May WILL NOT be required to do it again for the month of June.

Stay tuned for Pool and Group Exercise schedules. For those not quite ready to visit us in person, we will continue to host virtual group exercise classes via Zoom as we have since we closed. Until June 1st, our phones will be staffed from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and staff will be available for questions about our facility operations. After June 1st, phones will be staffed at the hours of operation listed above.

Though it may not be ideal, know that we are doing our very best to serve you in the capacity that we are able. Our priority is the safety of our members and our staff. We know exercise is vital, especially in times like this and we hope that this modified facility operations will help you stay connected to the Y.

I want to express my deepest gratitude for those of you who have stuck with us these past two months. Your gift and continued membership support has allowed the Y to survive and serve our great community another day. On behalf of our employees, volunteers and the tens of thousands we serve, thank you.

Stay safe, we’ll see you soon!


Rick Houp


YMCA of the Sandhills