Abbeville YMCA

Learn, grow, and thrive in our YMCA Afterschool programs! During Afterschool, we’ll provide homework assistance, enrichment activities, and a healthy snack. To begin attending our Afterschool program, participants must register no later than Wednesday (of the previous week) in order to be added on the roster the following Monday. 

Our program is founded on Christian values and principles and is committed to meeting the individual needs of children through a challenging and nurturing environment.  We provide a safe and healthy atmosphere for children to grow socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively and creatively.  By using an interactive Montessori based curriculum, children will learn, primarily through play, with their interests being the motivating factor for the learning that takes place.  In small groups the children will participate in activities that reinforce what they are learning or going to learn in school.

Afterschool participants will receive help with their homework, engage in activities that build team work, and participate in what educators tell us children need most after a long day at school– a chance to run, jump and play!  Our afterschool program is intended to serve as a “bridge” between school and home.

At the Y CDC, we understand the value of a highly trained, professional staff.  Our staff of warm, caring, professional childcare teachers maintain a positive and stimulating atmosphere where your child is cared for and respected.  Each of our teachers is certified in CPR, First Aid, and Blood Borne Pathogens.  Additionally, our teachers receive a minimum of 15 hours of professional development training annually.  This training is approved by DSS, SCCCD, First Steps and Redwoods.  All this training is directly related to the care of young children.  You are an important part of our Y CDC family and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your precious children with us.

Abbeville Area Medica Center and Abbeville YMCA To End Partnership Agreement

(Abbeville, SC) Abbeville Area Medical Center (AAMC) and the Abbeville YMCA announced today they have decided to end the partnership agreement that allowed the YMCA to lease the hospital’s Wellness Center space. The Abbeville Y location will officially close to members on Friday, June 9th. The closure will not impact the Y’s afterschool or child development programming at Westwood Elementary and Long Cane Primary.

“After careful consideration and discussion with YMCA leadership, we have come to the mutual decision to end our lease agreement,” stated Rod Boula, AAMC Interim CEO. “This decision was not taken lightly, and both organizations remain committed to the health and wellbeing of the Abbeville community.”

AAMC and the YMCA entered into the multi-year lease in March 2022.

The decision to end the agreement was two-fold. According to the Abbeville YMCA, the leased facility did not perform as projected during its first full year of operation and its current membership was not sufficient to sustain the facility long-term. Abbeville Area Medical Center’s rehabilitation services, which shares the building with the Y, have grown over the last year and are in need of additional space.

“We have enjoyed working with the Abbeville Y and look forward to continuing our relationship through collaborations that will improve the health of the communities we both serve,” stated Boula. “We did not expect our rehabilitation services to see such significant growth in such a short period of time, so the timing of this decision was mutually beneficial.”

AAMC will renovate the former Wellness Center, using it to expand their current rehabilitation program and to provide space for several new services planned to be implemented later this year.

Abbeville Y members can continue their membership at any Lakelands YMCA location at their current rate through the end of 2023. Beginning January 1, 2024, memberships will transition to the Greenwood Y rate. Members who have paid in advance may request a prorated refund or continue their membership. Y staff will be reaching out to members via phone to discuss options.

“Each of us at the YMCA are appreciative of the support we received from the team at AAMC while we served Abbeville County residents within the Wellness Center,” stated Brian Harlan, CEO, Lakelands Region YMCA. “Both of our organizations desire to make Abbeville a Healthier Community and it is exciting to learn AAMC is growing. The YMCA looks forward to continuing to serve our members at the Greenwood location on Calhoun Road and the Uptown location on Pressley Avenue.”

Contact 864-366-8439 or email [email protected] for more information.