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NORWOOD SUMMER DAY CAMP ANNOUNCED ... The Y is partnering with the Town of Norwood to offer seven weeks of Half Day Summer Day Camp to be held in Norwood. Participants will be dropped off at the Norwood Elementary School Gym in the morning. On Thursdays, campers will be transported to the Y for swimming and other activities. Lunch and morning snack will be provided daily.  30 spaces available ... register soon at the Y. Information available at the Y and the Town of Norwood.  

FIND THE PERFECT SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR YOUR CHILDIt is time to make plans for your child to attend the BEST Summer Day Camp in the area! Registration is currently open for the Y Summer Day Camp as well as several Specialty Camps. Ranked the #1 Summer Day Camp in Stanly County for the past 7 years, we want to be your choice for your child. 


Everyone out of the pool! That's the last thing you want to hear when you're taking a dip in one of our pools.

You know the common pool rules. No running. Never swim alone. Here's another one - don't mess with Mother Nature.

At the Stanly County Family YMCA, swimming is serious fun. So is safety. That’s why we want to remind you of our indoor pool severe weather policies.Pool Closed

YMCA of the USA and the National Lightning and Safety Institute recommend that both outdoor and indoor pools be cleared during a lightning and thunder storm. We follow the 30-minute rule at the Stanly County Family YMCA pools.

That means both pools close for 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder. Members and guests need to move away from the pool deck to wait out a delay.

“A lot of members want to know why we close our indoor pools during a storm,” says Diane Billings, Aquatics Director. “Water is an excellent conductor of electricity. Just because a pool is surrounded by a structure does not make it safe during a storm.”


  • Lightning kills more people in the U.S. than hurricanes and tornados combined.
  • The average storm is 6 - 10 miles wide and moves at 25 MPH.
  • 13 percent of all lightning incidents involve swimming, boating or fishing.
  • Thunder is usually heard up to 12 miles from a lightning strike. In other words, if you can hear thunder, you’re in danger of lightning.
  • Lightning strikes can reach up to 10 miles.

That's why we follow the National Weather Service motto: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors.

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our Open Door Scholarship Program for financial assistance.