Address: 3570 Wheeler Rd Augusta, GA 30909 View Map
Phone: (706) 922-YMCA (9622)

About Us

About Us

Kids and families come to The Family Y to do more than just work out, swim, play basketball or join an aerobics class. They come to our facilities because we offer a safe, caring place for them...a place where they belong.

Operating in Augusta, GA since 1858, The Family Y serves over 32,000 members in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). In 1997, the local YMCA and YWCA merged to form The Family Y and jump-started a period of tremendous growth. The Family Y is now an association of seven branches, two licensed childcare centers, and Camp Lakeside, an 88-acre campsite. The Family Y, in partnership with the Armed Services YMCA, also operates the BOSS (Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers) facility at Ft. Gordon.

The Family Y provides a variety of programs including physical fitness programs and social opportunities for all ages, swim lessons, and recreational aquatics as well as adaptive aquatics for special needs populations, licensed child care and preschool, seasonal youth sports programs, senior activities and specialized classes, day camps and resident camps. The Family Y also operates before- and after-school programs at 28 elementary schools serving 1000 children in Georgia and South Carolina. The Family Y's association encompasses urban Augusta, Georgia as well as suburban communities to the west and extends east to North Augusta and Aiken, South Carolina.

The Family Y has a budget of $14.5 million per year and provided over $826,000 in 2010 in scholarships for memberships and services to low-income individuals and families. At the Y, no one is turned away for inability to pay. Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the CSRA through programs designed to build healthy spirit, mind and body, reflecting the values of the Judeo-Christian tradition while maintaining respect for all people. The Family Y is a place to belong and to live the values that guide and unite our members: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

You Belong

You are not a member of a gym when you join the Y; you are a member of a movement. The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. At The Family Y, strengthening communities is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

Membership Benefits

We believe the primary benefit to a Y membership is knowing you are a member of an organization that is, and always will be dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure adults, families and communities. To our members, we make accessible the support and opportunities that empower you and your family the ability to learn, grow and thrive.

  • FREE orientation and unlimited use of our Wellness Center. One-on-one personal training is available for a fee. 
  • FREE group exercise classes (land and water, yoga and Pilates, and group cycling).
  • FREE childwatch while using a facility (hours vary).
  • FREE family fun nights (locations vary).
  • FREE open swim for adults and families (locations vary).
  • FREE open gym time (locations vary).
  • FREE use of our Family Adventure Center (locations vary).
  • Members-only classes and program discounts.
  • Unlimited access to all CSRA Family Y locations with Metro Memberships.