Carl Chavis Memorial YMCA

Welcome to the Carl Chavis Memorial Branch YMCA. Like the National Y, our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Carl Chavis Memorial Branch YMCA is named for the first African-American from High Point who lost his life in battle during World War II. The Carl Chavis YMCA is committed to providing the highest quality fitness programs available. We offer state-of-the-art equipment and a comprehensive approach to improving and maintaining your physical well-being. We offer a full range of activities and programs designed to meet you at every level!

August 2021 Mask Mandate Announcement:

Effective August 26, 2021, in accordance with the most recent mandate from the Guilford County Board of Health, ALL staff, members, and YMCA visitors are required to wear a face covering while inside of the Hartley Drive and Carl Chavis YMCAs. Visitors will be required to wear a a face covering while walking around inside of these facilities, as well as while they utilize our fitness centers and group exercise programs. Please note that this does NOT include the Grubb Family YMCA.

Mask Mandate Quick Facts:

  • Face Coverings must be worn at all times when inside of the Hartley Drive and Carl Chavis facilities.
  • Face Coverings must be worn while exercising in a Group Exercise class and/or within a fitness center.
  • Face Coverings are not required while using the pool for lap swimming or Water Aerobics.
  • Members and guests are not required to place advance reservations for group exercise classes at this time.
  • Group exercise classes currently do not have any capacity restrictions.
  • Social Distancing remains encouraged wherever possible.
  • Face Coverings are not required when outdoors.

2021 Facility Hours

Effective January 1, 2020, the Carl Chavis YMCA Facility Hours are:

Monday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED


Carl Chavis Memorial YMCA News

    
PAUL B. JOHNSON | HPE Sisters and T. Wingate Andrews High School graduates Lashea Alford, left, and Nate' Alford enjoy treats at the Back To School Bash Saturday at the Carl Chavis Branch of the High Point YMCA. The sisters were among the volunteers helping at the event.

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PAUL B. JOHNSON | HPE The percussion section for the T. Wingate Andrews High School Marching Band arrives at the Back To School Bash Saturday at the Carl Chavis Branch of the High Point YMCA.

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PAUL B. JOHNSON | HPE Volunteers with GracePoint Church sort clothes given away as donations during the Back To School Bash Saturday at the Carl Chavis Branch of the High Point YMCA.

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Jake Hagler IV and Christina Carter with the Carl Chavis Branch of the High Point YMCA prepare for Saturday's bash. PAUL B. JOHNSON | HPE 

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High Point City Councilman Chris Williams addresses the crowd at Sunday's Juneteenth celebration at Carl Chavis Memorial Branch YMCA. Williams is joined on stage by; from left; Guilford County Board of Education member Khem Irby; Carl Chavis YMCA branch Executive Director and Guilford County Commissioner Carlvena Foster and City Councilwoman Monica Peters.

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