YMCA to open indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor group exercise, and summer day camp on June 1

patton pool

Asheville, N.C., May 20, 2020 –  A statement from Paul Vest, president and CEO of the YMCA of Western North Carolina:

Today we learned that gyms will not be included in North Carolina’s Phase 2 of easing restrictions. We are disappointed because we know our wellness centers improve health and give us the opportunity to connect with people we care about. However, it’s the love we have for our members and communities that compels us to follow the path that our state has provided to reopen with safety at the forefront.

We are working to reopen permitted services for members at between May 28 and June 1, including:

• Indoor pools at the Asheville YMCA, Black Mountain YMCA, Corpening Memorial YMCA, Hendersonville Family YMCA, and the Reuter Family YMCA, as well as Patton Pool in Hendersonville

• Outdoor group exercise classes at all of our locations, while continuing to provide virtual classes you can enjoy at home

Summer day camp will return as planned on June 1 to give children fun and adventure.

Please check ymcawnc.org, the YMCA of WNC mobile app, and social media for updates on hours, schedules, and safety measures.

We know that for a while longer, visits to restaurants, stores, and even our Y will feel a bit different. We’ve worked with health experts and our local health department to prepare our facilities for your safe return. We’re grateful for your understanding and for the concern you’ve shared for our staff who are stepping up during this pandemic to feed our community, provide emergency child care, make wellness calls to seniors feeling isolated, help people stay healthy at home, and organize blood and supply drives. We remain grateful to our members and donors for continuing to #StayWithUs as we continue to serve our neighbors when they need us most.

For more information about our emergency response efforts and reopening plans, or to make a donation to sustain our operations and staff, please visit ymcawnc.org.