Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA

The Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA is located in Conover, North Carolina. We're a full-service facility comprised of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment of nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.



Hours of Operation:

Mon–Thu: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 5:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Holiday Schedule

Child Watch &

Kid ZONE Hours:

Ages: 6 wks - 11 years

Mon-Thu: 8:00am – 12:00pm

               4:00pm – 8:00pm
8:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 12:30pm


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Address & Phone

PO Box 280

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Phone: 828.464.6130
Fax:  828.464.1663

halloween at the ymca
Come one, come all...

Join us for a frighteningly fun filled event for the whole family. Bring your friends and neighbors too! This event is open to the community. Every year the Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA hosts a free Halloween event for the community.

Calling all ghosts, goblins, sports players and princesses to the annual canned food drive.

Any canned items for our can food drive.

Pizza & Drinks, haunted adventures, silent costume contest, Creep-a-torium and Trunk-or-Treat.


YMCA Community Center

Thursday, October 30 (6:00 - 8:00pm)

Kara Hill, Membership Director (828.464.6130)

Play from the heart
Youth Basketball

Now is the time to start teaching your child the basic fundamentals of basketball. These programs seek to lay a foundation for parents to spend quality time together with their children while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports, watch them have fun, learn new skills and meet new friends. Sports provide a great opportunity to teach values like caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. YMCA Youth Sports help young people by emphasizing skill development – not competition.

Youth Basketball is for boys and girls ages 3-18 years-old.

Registration is from September 1 - November 2. Practices will be one day a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Games will be played 2-3 times per week Monday through Saturday.

Practices will be held at the branch you register for. Games will be played at the Shuford YMCA (Conover, NC) and the Hickory Foundation YMCA (Hickory, NC).

Registration Fee
The registration fee for Fall Sports is $45 for Members and $80 for Non-Members. Financial assistance is available; please call for more information.

**Register Online Here**

Bobby Cavanaugh, Shuford YMCA Program Director ( / 828.464.6130)

New toys with new potential
YMCA Upgrades

These are exciting upgrades we are pleased offer our members from the funds we have raised from our capital campaign, not membership revenue.  Here are details of our ongoing facility upgrades:

Splash Park: The final piece to the Adrian L. Shuford Jr. YMCA Capital Campaign will be a splash park! Take a look at these conceptual drawings and be prepared to bring your bathing suit Memorial Day 2014 when the park opens.

Gymnasium: No longer the gym you remember! Up fitted with a new gym floor, glass backboards, energy efficient lights and trendy paint from top to bottom!

Steam Room:

The Best Steam Room in the country is open! Equipped with new tile from top to bottom, new sitting arrangement that has opened up the room greatly, new lighting that is NOT exposed to steam and the steam is powered by new steam generator called “Mr. Steam.”

See Nat Auten, Executive Director for details.


Need some time away from your kids to get some chores done? Get those activities accomplished knowing that your child is in a fun, safe and caring environment.

FREE for Members!

Members age 4-12 years-old

6:00pm - 9:00pm (Must arrive by 6:30pm)

Friday, October 3, 10, 17, 24

Must RSVP to 828.464.6130 by the Wednesday prior

Kara Hill (828.464.6130 /