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Welcome to Your Y

At the YMCA of Sumter, we exist to strengthen the local community. Together with people like you, we nurture the potential of kids, help people understand and improve their health, and support our neighbors.

What’s New?

Well….we’ve got a lot going on and we’re going to share! Our website is full of exciting news and information about our great Y including these upcoming programs below:



2016 Summer Camp

2016 guide coverYMCA Summer Camp is a safe and fun way to enjoy the summer. Meeting new friends, learning new skills, having fun! Our camp staff is ready to help with memory-making day camp experiences.

Kids have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence, and creativity, and parents have peace of mind knowing your kids are in a safe and enriching place.


Thursday, May 26

4 – 7 pm

Camp Mac Boykin

6425 Camp Mac Boykin Road

Pinewood, SC  29125

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Y Camp! We welcome all kids ages 3 -16 and their parents to join us for fellowship, fun and dinner. Come out and meet our summer camp staff. We are ready to answer your questions about the summer. Remember to bring your suit and towel so you can enjoy time in the water or blob!

Directions to Camp Mac Boykin


2016 Summer Camp Guide  

Summer Camp Flier

Summer Camp Registration Form

CIT (Counselors in Training) Camp Letter and Application

Summer Camp Handbook for Parents

For specific information on all of our camps, go to the Camps page HERE.


2016 Annual Campaign

Annual CampaignEvery day, the YMCA of Sumter gives our community the support it needs to learn, grow and thrive. From advocacy to food security, disease prevention to athletics, childcare to dance classes, everything we do helps strengthen our neighborhood and the people who live here.

But keeping Sumter  great is a full-time job. Every day, our community faces new challenges that create a greater need for the work we do. And we need your help to do it. Your gift
can help Sumter and everyone in it shine.

For a better you. For a better community. For a better us.

Click HERE to learn how you can make a difference.

Backpack Food Program

Around the world, you’ll find teachers who can tell you about a student who came to school on Monday, not reluctant to start the school week but eager to get back to school after going through the weekend without a meal.

The YMCA of Sumter is partnering with Willow Drive Elementary and their PTO with the Backpack Program to ensure that these children are provided with food they need to learn and grow. Each backpack offers enough food that children can easily assemble over the weekend when schools are unable to provide breakfast and lunches. Donation bins will be located near the member service desk and youth center turnstiles.

May 5 – June 1

We would like your help by donating items such as pop-tarts, cereal bars, and pudding cups.

Please contact Denise Lewis if you have any questions.


Now Hiring!


The YMCA of Sumter often searches for quality employees to continue our mission. If you’re interested in joining the YMCA staff, download the employment application and deliver to the YMCA of Sumter front desk. The YMCA of Sumter is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity. Download Employment Application

Now Accepting Applications For:

Swim Instructor

Personal Trainer

Bus Driver


Group Exercise Instructor

Yoga Instructor

Please download and complete your application. You may scan and e-mail your completed application to the person indicated in the individual job posting or drop off at the member service desk.

Lifeguard Classes

Techniques for making water rescues, CPR for the professional rescuer, AED, and first aid are all a part of this class. Participants must be at least 15 years old and have good swimming skills, including front crawl and breaststroke. After successful completion of this course, participants will be certified in American Red Cross lifeguarding. Participants must attend all classes of the session.
Next Class: June 6 – 10 from 9 am – 1 pm

Cost: $175.00 per participant

Registration: Open through June 6

Pre-tests are required for new certifications and are $15. To schedule your appointment, e-mail Igor Iovanovich, Aquatics Director.

Download current flier.

My Y is Now Every Y in South Carolina

Your Y just got a whole lot bigger! We want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Sometimes, it’s more convenient for members to utilize a Y in a different location when traveling, near a workplace or in another region. Now, full facility/full privilege YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout our state, at no extra charge. Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at the Y you’re visiting and enjoy free access to all of South Carolina’s 53 Y branches.

Some restrictions and exclusions may apply. Prior to visiting a Y we recommend members contact the Y they wish to visit for more information.

For a complete list of the YMCAs across South Carolina visit here.

You can find more information and details about the program here. Now get out, explore and stay connected to the Y.

Mission Moments

As a non-profit organization, the YMCA of Sumter uses resources to build the local community. Our Mission Moments are some of the local stories of help provided to families of Sumter.

Learn More »

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thu: 4:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri: 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat: 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.