What makes the Y Different

Since our inception, the YMCA of Catawba Valley has been guided by its Christian mission and values to strengthen the foundations of our community and nurture the potential of those men, women and children who make up the diverse and culture rich environment our wonderful community is built apon. As a leading nonprofit dedicated to meeting community needs, we engage people across several counties, giving more than 200,000 of our neighbors and children the chance to learn, grow and thrive in a welcoming atmostphere. No, we're not just a gym - we are so much more.

Our membership is 25,000 strong, and spread across our three Catawba County facility locations. While our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of our communities, every Y has one thing in common: our people. The volunteers, staff, members and doners of the Y are all united by a deep commitment to strengthening our communities. We invite you to join us and help continue to grow your community.

Our Mission is clear: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Gym Facility
Teen Center
Family Support
Fun Activities
Serving Our Community

Our partners

We believe in strong community ties here at the YMCA of Catawba Valley. A stronger community provides for a more robust and engaging environment for young and old to learn new skills, make better choices and add value to our already outstanding community.

Because of this, we have chosen to partner with certain community leaders to help add aditional value and community outreach to our programs and services. Everyone working with the YMCA of Catawba Valley plays an important role in allowing us to focus on what's really important - you and your families.

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News & Updates

  • YMCA Catawba Valley, 04/20/2015, 10:45am
    The YMCA Hickory Foundation will be hosting an open house on May 2nd, 2015 from A.M. until Noon. All are welcome to participate in fun activites for the whole family. There will be Family & Fitness, the Climbing Tower, a DJ, Games and best of all - Summer Camp Information and Registration. We invite you to visit and see why The Y is the perfect place for you and your family!
  • Catawba Valley YMCA, 04/20/2015, 10:45am
    Thank you Corning for being such a valuable community partner. Your philanthropic support of the Y and the engagement of your employees is greatly appreciated.