Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry

"For Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility"

The mission of the YMCA of Beaufort County YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y achieves this through a broad range of activities that serve a community rich in racial, religious, ethnic, and economic diversity.

The Y's Summer Food Program has impacted millions of kids & families, including right here in Beaufort & Port Royal! Our friends at the @NorthCommunityYMCA in Minneapolis got a special visit from chef @AndrewZimmern, who shared his Y story & learned more about the Y's impact in his hometown. Tune in THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 27 to watch! #TheYFeedsKids #MyYStory

We’re getting new phones @the Y today! If you have trouble getting thru please keep trying! Thank you for your patience.

Youth Flag 🏈 registration opens next week (June 24)! Ages 4-12. Play begins Aug 26 thru Oct.18. $55 Y member; $70 non-member. If you would like more information please contact Mike Woods, Y Sports Director 843-522-9622 ext.244 or [email protected]. You can register @ the Y or online:

It's national Yoga Day! We offer 11 yoga classes for beginner level and up - every week! Namaste🧘‍♀️ #HealthyLiving #YogaDay #WardleFamilyY

YMCA Togetherhood volunteers celebrated the upcoming summer season as volunteers at St. Helena Senior Center with a Luau.🌺 This festive event was sponsored by the Center with music and games and delicious snacks and decorations by Hospice of SC. What a marvelous way to start summer - ALOHA! If you're a Y member and would like to learn more about volunteering with this AWESOME group send an email to:[email protected] or inquire at the Y front desk and we'll get you in touch!

YMCA Discovery Kids Preschool for 3-and 4-year olds is registering now for the 2019-2020 school year❗️Our certified program offers a low student teach/ratio; certified teachers; the same curriculum as BCSD plus weekly cultural and artistic enrichment. Financial assistance is available For more information, contact Jannie Cuevas, Preschool Director, 843-522-9622 ext. 234 & download the preschool handbook on our website:

Oh Wow!😍

We have a winner! Congrats to Ida Bodiker! Thank you to all contributors, we hope to see these memoirs on the shelf someday. 😉

There's still more giveaways to come yet!

It's time for another Summer @ Your Library giveaway! This time the prize is one individual YMCA Senior Membership for 1 month (ages 62+).

For a chance to win, leave a comment before noon tomorrow to the following question:

"What would your autobiography/memoir be titled?"

Stay tuned on Friday to see who won. Special thanks to the Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry for their generous donation! #ReadThings2WinThings

YMCA Specialty Camps have openings! Including Indoor Soccer and 'Mad Scientist' which are NEXT week (June 24-28). Spots available for Thing-A-Ma-Jig (July 8-12); Historic Park Rangers (July 15-19); Paints N Paradise II (July 15-19); First Tee Golf (July 22- Aug,. 2); Outdoor Soccer Camp (Aug. 5-9). Learn more here:

YMCA swim lessons - registering now for July: and @ the Y in Port Royal.

We are a collection site for Operation Backpack, a project of United Way of the Lowcountry Serving Beaufort and Jasper Counties Women United! Operation Backpack provides local students in need with backpacks full of school supplies to start school. Some of the requested items are: yellow highlighters, pocket folders (2 pockets), No.2 pencils (12 count pack), composition books (Marble), zipper seal quart and gallon bags, crayons (24-ct pack); washable Crayola markers, hand sanitizer (4 oz bottle), filler paper, facial tissue, glue sticks. You can read more about this awesome program here: The donation box is in the Y lobby! We are hoping to also host a packing event so stay tuned for more info!

Making good things happen and understanding why is 4-H! Thanks Beaufort County, SC 4-H!The kids had a super awesome experience in this camp😀

Kazoobie Kazoos

Thanks Kazoobie Kazoos for a great tour and an opportunity for this musical interlude by Y campers! Happy Friday! #kazoobiekazoos #WardleFamilyY #oldtownroad #BestSummerEver

*we also do not own rights to this song.

Normally, we pick the song that gets sung at the end of the tour - today the Beaufort-Jasper YMCA summer camp kids picked their own! #kazoobiekazoos #kazoos #oldtownroad #wekeeptheworldhumming #kazoobie #ymca

*we do not own the rights to this song.

The 💥 is out Beaufort & Port Royal❗️Ready for a f-u-n summer by the pool?⛱ The #WardleFamilyY pool is refreshing and our deck chairs are new - visit us, take a tour and see why we're the place for summer family fun.

'Y-Tri' Week @Aqua Camp! Feeling Gr😍😍vy after our run❗️
#YAquaCamp #YMCASummerFun #BestSummerEver #WardleFamilyY

[06/12/19]   YMCA T-Ball has been canceled tonight (6/12) due to the inclement weather. :(

Y Members get a deal on all the MX4 Small Group Training, Fluid Fit, Get Wet & Sweat and TRX classes you can muster for just $65/month with the Y FAST PASS‼️ Here's Denice Fanning, Y Health Living Program Director crosstraining @FluidFit class!💪💯 Get your FAST PASS at the Y front desk or onlline: #WardleFamilyY #YMCASmallGroupTraining #HealthyLiving

[06/11/19]   YMCA T-Ball has been cancelled tonight (6/11) due to the inclement weather.

Does your child age 7 to 12 love arts and crafts?🎨Paints n' Paradise Camp with Ms. Candice is NEXT week! Creativity will be in the air with pottery painting, mosaics, story time and more! We have a few spots left open! $175 per child Y member and $175 non-member. Register at the Y in Port Royal or online:

Thank you, Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, for supporting our Migrant Education summer camp! #WardleFamilyY #summercamp #ForABetterUs #YForAll

Our 2019 Immigrant Families Initiative grantee partners do excellent work throughout South Carolina. We are proud to partner with them and invest in the work they do to improve lives. Congratulations!

Did you know that we offer (10) water aerobics classes EVERY week? Wow‼️This includes shallow water, deep water & combination classes. Water aerobics is a wonderful way to help improve ♥️ health and cardiovascular 💪 (with low impact stress on joints) plus its F-U-N! See how much fun the shallow water class was having just this morning😎? Learn more here:

[06/07/19]   Yoga will be cancelled Saturday at 11a.m.

Swim Meet this Saturday, June 8. Both pools, sauna, whirlpool, and steam room will be CLOSED until 1 pm. Come out & support our YMCA Tiger Shark Swim Team starting at 9 am!

Today marks the 175th birthday of the YMCA! On this date in 1844, George Williams founded the first YMCA in Industrial Revolution-era London to help young people like himself address the social challenges that impacted their lives. 175 years later, the Y is now in 119 countries and still empowering people to create positive change in their communities! #WardleFamilyY #HappyBirthdayY

It's National Running Day!🏃 Denice Fanning, our Healthy Living Program Director (in this pic) and her staff can help you go for the gold🏅or whatever your GOAL may be with MX4 small group training, The Daily Mile, personal training & more‼️ #NationalRunningDay #WardleFamilyY #HealthyLiving

MY "Y" STORY - Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry

Thank you Leigh Aiken for sharing your compelling "My Y" story🏊‍♀️If you do not know how to swim, be like Leigh and take the plunge - it's never too late to learn to swim so you can be safe around the water and take part in all the fun and health benefits of aquatics. The Y is here to help - register for group or private lessons: or at the front desk. Have questions? Contact Lou Bergen, Y Aquatics Director. Who has not heard of recent stories of adults attempting to save their...

Summer meals offered

Yes, the Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry provides meals to hundreds of summer camp participants- thanks to support from The Y, USDA, Walmart Foundation, Bank of America, donations to our annual scholarship campaign, and partnership with the Beaufort County School District. This summer we will also provide meals to youth age 18 and younger, Mon-Fri. 11 am to 1 pm at the Y in Port Royal through Aug. 16. #TheYFeedsKids #WardleFamilyY Why free summer feeding programs are essential in Coastal Empire & Lowcountry

Adult Swim Lessons: It’s Never too Late to Learn How to Swim

Watch Tanisha’s story to learn how she faced her childhood fear of water and learned how to swim at the Y so she can enjoy the water with her kids. No matter if you are 3 or 93, the Y is here with age group lessons and private swim lessons🏊‍♀️ July lessons are registering now‼️ [email protected] the Y or online:

As “America’s Swim Instructor”, the Y is the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. As one of...

We are THRILLED to support the Beaufort County Library System Summer @ your Library contest‼️Great prizes for READING including Y programs and membership🎉 Learn more here: #WardleFamilyY #ReadReadRead #Read2Win

Tune into the WSAV News 3 On Your Side broadcasts @ 5pm & 7pm TONIGHT to check out a feature on the Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry food program, summer camps, and our annual scholarship campaign! #WardleFamilyY #TheYFeedsKids #BankofAmerica #Walmart Beaufort County School District

This is our annual scholarship campaign donation wall - we ❤️ our donors and it is heartening to read the 'why' behind their generosity. The Y annual campaign provides funds to help kids, families, seniors, anyone in our community - take swim lessons, get healthy with a membership, make memories & friends @ summer camp, play team sports, attend preschool @ the Y. We'd love to add your name to our wall‼️ Donate @ the Y or online:

Attention readers- young & old! We ♥️ BCP Library!

Which one of our 23 Summer @ Your Library grand prize packages do you hope to win? 🤩 Thanks to the generosity of over 60 sponsors you could win AMAZING prizes.

Take a look:

Y Discovery Kids Preschool Graduation & Move Up Ceremony 2019. Best wishes to our Caterpillars as they enter Kindergarten‼️ We will miss all the Owls and Caterpillars, but have an awesome summer everyone!🎉

Discovery Kids Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 school year! We offer a certified preschool for 3-and 4-year olds with affordable monthly rates and financial assistance is available to families who qualify. For more information contact Jannie Cuevas, Preschool Director (843-522-9622) and check out the preschool page of our website:

Beaufort County School District Teachers & Staff- ya'll work really hard and we appreciate you! To thank you, the Y is offering BCSD teachers and staff a special summer membership deal! 3-month (June 1- Aug. 31) adult membership for just $95! (normally $165) plus we waive your joining fee. Stop by for a tour, bring your employee ID and become a member! It's that easy 😁 Learn more here: #ThanksBCSD #WardleFamilyY

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day holiday. We reopen tomorrow @ 5 am!

[05/26/19]   Reminder that the YMCA will be closed tomorrow, Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day. We will reopen at 5 am Tuesday, May 28.

4-H Innovators, a Y Specialty Camp is June 10-14 and includes fun, hands-on activities like junk drawer robotics, solar house building, water resources, healthy lifestyle and more! We are excited to bring this new camp to the Y this year! Cost is $ 125 Y member per child and $150 Non-member per child. Read more about or summer camps and register here:

Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry

TBT YMCA. Jeff Lewis is still making it happen @ YMCA kickboxing in 2019. Stop in, take a tour and join us at the Y for 70+ weekly group exercise classes including kickboxing. Plus our pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, personal training, small group training classes, and lots more! Or visit:

Need mid-week motivation inspiration? Check out Y instructor Jeff Lewis' kickboxing class... 'nuff said!

The Wardle Family YMCA will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

🏊‍♂️YMCA Outdoor Pool Hours: starting June 1, 2019: Mon- Fri: 9 am – 7 pm; Saturday: 9 am – 4:30pm; Sunday: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm.

Some images from the 13th Annual Beaufort River Swim held on Sat., May 18. It was a beautiful, early morning with perfect weather and 147 participants! Thanks to a great team effort of sponsors, volunteers, participants and staff we were able to raise $15,000, the most ever for the BRS! That's lots of swim lessons 🏊‍♂️. We are so grateful! #BeaufortRiverSwim #WardleFamilyY #NationalWaterSafetyMonth

Beaufort River Swim 2019

Beaufort River Swim 2019

Beaufort River Swim first finished, Cohen Bruner (m) at a quick 47.21.96 and top female, Skylar Bruner 47.29.24. Congrats to this brother and sister!

Beaufort River Swim

Today's the Day! 13th Beaufort River Swim presented by the Wardle Family YMCA! Race results can be found on the RunSignUp app at the App Store OR Google Play OR visit:;perpage:10 The Beaufort River Swim is on Saturday May 18, 2019. It includes the following events: 3.2M River Swim and 1M Fun Swim (Untimed).

She feared water after tragic loss. Now a Beaufort Co. woman is learning to swim — at 73

Thank you Leigh for sharing your powerful story. Thank you BRS sponsors and volunteers who are helping us fulfill our mission to teach everyone how to swim and be safe around the water. #WaterSafetyMonth #BeaufortRiverSwim #YSwimLessons

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1801 Richmond Ave
Port Royal, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 05:00 - 21:00
Thursday 05:00 - 21:00
Friday 05:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00
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