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Here’s a great way for you and a friend to save on a facility membership. The YMCA offers a member referral program. After you join, you have the opportunity to refer a new member to the YMCA. When they join any Metro Atlanta YMCA facility, your membership rate and the referred member’s rate will be reduced up to 20%, depending on the type of membership, as long as both you and the referred member keep an active membership.


Monday - Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

5:30 am - 9:30 pm 8:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday - Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

9:00 am - 8:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm



You can register for programs as a Facility Member or Program Only Member. Facility Members pay monthly dues and receive both unlimited access to all Metro Atlanta YMCAs and priority registration privileges with reduced rates. Program Only Members pay a yearly registration fee of $40 for the family plus the program rate per Y program. Program memberships do not include access to the facility.


Good Measure Meals™ offers healthy, nutritionally balanced meals for fitness conscious individuals, people with special dietary requirements due to health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or abnormal body fat levels and busy professionals. Five- or seven-day meal plans are available in four daily calorie levels ranging from 1,200 to 2,100. They also offer a vegetarian menu. Our Y is proud to be a pick-up location for these freshly prepared meals. For more info, visit

To get started, you will need an email address on file with us. After joining, you will receive an email within 4-10 days containing a link. Follow the instructions that come up and once the referred member joins, you will automatically start seeing a reduction in your monthly rate on your next billing cycle.


Our first priority is serving members. We encourage members to invite guests to share the YMCA membership experience. Guests can utilize the facility one day per year by requesting a guest pass on our website. Members 18+ can bring two guests per visit. All guests must complete a waiver before using the facility.


As an added benefit to your facility membership, the Wade Walker Y provides a drop-in care area for children 3 months to 12 years. You will need your membership card and the child’s membership card to sign in to the Children’s Play Center. Children may utilize the center for two hours a day, up to eight hours per week. Activities include age-appropriate toys, board games, arts and crafts, and much more! Play Center Schedule Monday - Friday: Saturday:


9:00 am - 12:00 pm 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and connect.


The Wade Walker Park Family Y targets the well-being of young people, families and communities through first–class programs and activities. As a nonprofit, community-building charity, the Y strives to make its programs widely affordable and accessible. Our Y is committed to providing financial assistance to those who cannot afford the full price of Y programs. At the heart of our mission are stronger, better, more inclusive Stone Mountain, Lithonia & Redan communities. As a Y donor, volunteer or partner, you can feel confident your contribution is making a positive, meaningful and lasting impact.


Volunteer at the Y... where your time and talents go a long way. Y volunteers provide caring attention to all members, support for local families and encouragement for people of all ages, abilities and circumstances. No matter how you choose to volunteer, you help make our community a better place to live, work and play. For more info, call 678-781-9622 or see our Front Desk.

Some examples include: Administrative Champion • Healthy Living Ambassador • Wellness Advocate • Tennis Guide • Swim Hero • Kids Soccer Coaches/Refs Basketball Coaches/Refs • Cheerleading & T-ball Coaches • Teen Mentors • Homework Tutors

Whatever the needs, the YMCA is committed to improving the lives of the children and the families in our communities by providing safe places, caring and trained staff, and programs that teach life skills. Whether it’s a place to go after school to play and connect, the YMCA is there.

Financial assistance from the YMCA can open doors to a whole new world of life-changing opportunities. Y programs respond to the need for personal growth in spirit, mind, and body. At the Y, you’ll find a sense of belonging and discover new ways to strengthen our community.

Contributions from friends like you fund YMCA programs for local families in our area. By contributing to the WHY IT MATTERS Annual Campaign, you are investing in our children today and in our community tomorrow. Here’s how you can Create Your Own Impact... INVEST in a senior citizen and provide three months of physical fitness and social development - $150

EMPOWER a child to seek a more active life by providing 16 weeks of a learn-to-swim program $120 HELP a young person improve his/her skill development, physical fitness and learn the value of teamwork with one season of basketball - $100 Contact us at 678-781-9622 to learn more about funding programs that build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.


Partnerships and collaborations with other organizations, churches and schools coupled with an active volunteer team help us connect with existing resources, reduce costs and expand our reach. QUESTIONS?

Kids & Families Character Development: This activity works to build each child’s self esteem and confidence. Each child receives reassurance regarding their own capabilities and is encouraged to set high achievement goals.

Recreational: Students will participate in organized outdoor and indoor game activities that will address fitness while having fun.

AFTER SCHOOL The Wade Walker Park Family YMCA After School Enrichment Program is designed to provide quality child care for all students to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically in a safe environment. We do this by providing positive interactions and exciting theme-based activities that help build strong values, enhance education, improve academic performance, and promote a healthy lifestyle. Family and community involvement is strongly encouraged to support our program goals. The program takes place at the Wade Walker Y facility and begins upon dismissal from school and runs until 6:30 pm on days DeKalb County Schools are in session.

Skill Development: Skill development will utilize technology, daily reading time and scheduled review sessions to support the students as they increase their skill level in reading and math. The YMCA uses the KidzLit & KidzMath programs to accomplish these goals.

Conflict Resolution: This activity creates a concept of taking responsibility for your actions and learning how to deal with hardships and disputes with others. Creative Arts: This activity introduces the students to different aspects of the arts such as music, poetry, dance, writing, painting, live performances, and plays.

Nutrition: Students will receive nutritional snacks and dinner daily.

Registration: Our fee for service programs are offered on a sliding fee scale based on household income... Income $0 - $20,000 $25,001 - $35,000

$20,001 - $25,000 $35,001 or more

Proof of household income must be provided to receive discounted rates. Acceptable forms of income verification are (2) concurrent pay stubs and your most recent tax return. Scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis and based on need. They will be awarded until available funds have been expended. The full weekly fee is assessed if a child is in attendance for 3 or more days that week. One half of the weekly fee is assessed if the child is in attendance for 1-2 days. This option can only be used twice during the school year. You must provide advance notice if your child will be absent from the program for a week or more so that slots can be made available. If an outside agency assumes responsibility for payment of program fees, the standard rate at the time will apply. The parent or guardian will be responsible for any amount the outside agency does not pay.

Kids & Families HAPPY CLUB

The Happy Club is a YMCA of Metro Atlanta program that provides teens and adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to further develop their social and community skills. Eligibility:

• Participants must complete all Happy Club Application (YMCA) forms before participation.

TEEN CENTER Located on the main level, the teen center is a safe, fun place to hang out for ages 13-18. Daily activities include: board games, homework center, art, music station, lending library, teen conversations and more.


Join the Y Teen Leaders Club The Y Teen Leaders Club is a program that brings teens together to develop group leadership skills, as well as allowing individuals to grow by building a healthy spirit, mind, and body. Teens meet on a regular basis, and are able to participate in volunteer activities year round.

Retreats: Each semester teens are invited to join us for either our middle school or high school retreat. Retreat activities include team building, hiking, guest speakers and much more. Active teens are also invited to apply for our association's international mission trips. Check out our Teen Board for the most updated information.


• Participants must be 18 years or older. Younger participation may be allowed at the coordinator’s discretion if he/she has appropriate social skills for group interaction. • No person shall be excluded on any of the prohibited bases: race, sex, religion or origin.

• Participants must be mildly mentally handicapped. Participants must be able to communicate their needs (verbally or non-verbally), feed themselves and use the bathroom themselves.

• Participants must not be aggressive or violent.

• Participants must observe and abide by the Happy Club rules—based on the YMCA Character Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

The Happy Club meets every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Activities include: arts & crafts, health & wellness, field trips, social gatherings and community involvment projects. MEM: Free PRO: $40 QUESTIONS? ebonya@


Basketball Clinics ages 7-17: Two levels of skills and drills. Basic is run by Y coaches and Elite is run by former NCAA & NBA players. Basic ages 7-15 • Elite ages 9-17


Basketball League ages 3-18: Atlanta Hawks Affiliation Basketball League is great for new players learning the sport as well as the seasoned player. Each player (ages 5+) will receive two ticket vouchers for an Atlanta Hawks home game. Registration begins in October. Season: December – March

Youth Soccer League ages 3-17: Our recreational league is centered on family involvement and child development. New players are required to purchase a uniform which includes 2 jerseys, 1 pair of shorts and 1 pair of socks. Spring & Fall Seasons Select Soccer Tryouts ages 6–19: DeKalb United FC offers Academy & Select Soccer for boys & girls ages 6–19. Individuals on these teams are trained to play at the highest level of youth soccer with an increased emphasis of developing highly skilled and competitive players.


Baseball/T-ball ages 3-12: YMCA recreational baseball focuses on basic skills, teamwork andgood sportsmanship. Participants are not required to bemembers to participate in baseball/t-ball. Price includes uniform. Registration opens in January. March – May


Cheerleading ages 4-14: Participants will have fun while developing cheerleading skills including: cheer motions, jumps, chants, choreography, tumbling and stunts, all in a safe and fun environment. Recreational cheerleading for the basketball season is designed to encourage team building, confidence and character building for female athletes. November – March QUESTIONS?

Youth Sports STATUS ME

Status Me allows members to receive instant text and/or e-mail notifications to alert them of facility, gym, field, or pool closings, as well as, practice or game cancellations. Steps to Register:

1. Go to 2. Click JOIN NOW


Karate ages 4-19: Martial Arts offer character building, structure, coordination and physical skill development. We offer the discipline Tae Kwon Do to enhance physical fitness, mental strength and spiritual well being. The curriculum includes cardiovascular workouts and calisthenics, establishing life long defense as well as prevention of bullying, conflict management and coping with peer pressure. Uniforms are sold separately. See instructor for uniform details. Ongoing


Youth Tennis ages 5-15: This is an introductory course designed to teach the fundamentals of the sport: proper grip for forehand and backhand, serving and volleying, rules and etiquette. The more experienced player can advance their game with the YMCA’s world ranked tennis pro at the helm of their training. Programming is sponsored by a partnership between the United States Tennis Association and the YMCA allowing all 10 and under youth participants free USTA membership. Price includes T-shirt! Ongoing

3. Provide all necessary information & log in to your account

4. Add your phone number, then click NEXT

5. Select GA from the State Bar, Select Metro Atlanta YMCA from the Group Bar, Wade Walker YMCA from the Club Bar. Click JOIN. Click NEXT. 6. Click Join next to the fields which you would like notifications via status me about any changes in closing or opening of fields.


Cybex Equipment Orientation free for members ages 13+: YMCA coaches are available by appointment to answer your fitness-related questions and instruct you on safe usage of our Cybex strength training, free weights and cardio equipment. Appointments at the Wellness Desk. Facility members ages 9-12: May use select wellness equipment upon meeting the following criteria:

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SIGNATURE PROGRAMS The COACH APPROACH ®, Exercise Support Process A six-month program free for members ages 18+: Designed to teach new or returning exercisers how to start and stick with their personalized exercise program. Learn how to: • Kick the inactivity habit • Shape workouts around activities you prefer • Measure effects of exercise on mood, stress & energy • Stay on track even when your schedule throws you a curve ball

Schedule an appointment at the Wellness Desk to meet with a wellness coach for a series of one-onone meetings at no additional cost to you!

Weight Loss for Life free for members ages 18+: Weight Loss for Life is a program designed specifically for Coach Approach which will take your weight loss to the next level. Please see a Wellness Coach for more details!

Manufacturer & safety requirements (60” ht.) Complete an equipment orientation with a parent present Work out only with parental supervision; child must remain within arms length in cardio area only


Your total personal entertainment system will enhance your cardiovascular workouts by viewing cable television. Bring your own 1-prong headphones!


Precor Treadmills Precor Adaptive Motion Trainers Precor Upright & Recumbent Bikes Precor EFX Ellipticals Upright Expresso Bikes SciFit Total Body Exercise Precor Ab Bench Precor Stretch Trainers Schwinn Spin Bikes Cybex Arctrainers Cybex Eagle Strength Equipment Cable Crossover Machine Free Weights QUESTIONS?


Togetherhood is the Y’s member-led volunteer service program. It activates Y members to work together to plan and lead service projects that ® respond to local community needs. Togetherhood creates social change and demonstrates that we’re a charity dedicated to strengthening community. Throughout the year, we partner with different area organizations to provide outreach to our community. Some of the events include... ®


Active Older Adults (AOA) in the Y experience a strong sense of belongingness and a network of friends who provide supportive communities for sustained health and well-being. Though on-going, fun, safe, and engaging programs, activities, and events AOA members increases their self-confidence and a sense while building relationships and celebrating the success and milestones of each older adult within their AOA community. Older adults, ages 50 & above, are a significant and growing segment of our communities. All AOA benefit from engaging in Y activities that enhance connections, decrease a sense of isolation, and improve overall well-being. Activities/Events: • Wellness Wednesdays • Game Days - last Friday of the month, except June & July which are on the last Thursday • Health Information Seminars • Senior Expo – May • AOA Pool Party – June Aerobics There are water aerobic classes and chair aerobic classes available at our Y. Please check the group exercise schedule for days and times. Additional activities may be planned by the Active Older Adult members and volunteers.

• Prom Dress Project – March • Thanksgiving Food Drive – September QUESTIONS?

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Swim Programs The purpose of YMCA SWIM LESSONS is to develop competency in swimming, as well as confidence and endurance. Each class has five components: Personal Safety, Personal Growth, Stroke Development, Water Sports and Games, and Rescue. Each class also incorporates character values such as caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. A variety of class times and types are available throughout the year to meet your family’s needs including morning, afternoon, evening and weekend options.


Our “Designate + Evaluate = Accelerate” model makes swim learning and advancement more efficient then ever before! DESIGNATE – Register by age & time • Infant & Toddler ages 6 - 36 months A Parent + Child Class!

• Preschool ages 3-5 years

• School-Age ages 6-12 years • Teen & Adult ages 13+

EVALUATE – Each participant will be skill tested during the first class to determine their Stage of Learning

ACCELERATE – Participants are placed according to current skill level so they can advance quickly through the stages to become a confident swimmer. Ratios Rule: 1:12 for Infanttoddler, 1:4/5 for preschool and 1:6/8 for all other lessons ensure participants have a trained instructor at every level and ability to help them progress through the stages.

Swim Starters: Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. This group is only parent-child lessons for ages 6 months to 3 years and is not designated to teach children to swim. It contains the following stages... A – Water Discovery B – Water Exploration

Swim Basics: Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: • Swim, float, swim—sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit • Jump, push, turn, grab This group is for ages 3 years & older, and contains the following stages... 1 – Water Acclimation 2 – Water Movement 3 – Water Stamina

Swim Strokes: Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. This group is for ages 3 years & older, and contains the following stages... 4 – Stroke Introduction 5 – Stroke Development (ages 5 + up only) 6 – Stroke Mechanics (ages 5 + up only) QUESTIONS? Lightning Policy: We close all pools, whirlpools, saunas, steamrooms, and pool decks for 30 minutes following lightning or thunder.

Make-Up Policy: In the event of inclement weather, we will make up classes on the designated day. Please make sure we have a current email and telephone number on file. In the event your child misses a lesson, we do not offer credits or refunds. Refund Policy: Refund requests must be made in writing at least 72 hours before session starts.


Indoor Pool Hours Monday - Friday Saturday Sunday


Private/Semi-Private Lessons members only ages 3+: You can schedule private lessons that include a 3-hour block of time (your choice of three 1-hour or six 30-minute lessons).

5:30 am – 9:15 pm 8:00 am – 5:45 pm 12:00 – 5:45 pm

Child Pool Policy: Children under 12 years of age are not allowed in the pool area without a parent. Parents must be in the water with non-swimmers. Children 12 years old and can pass the swim test, can swim in the pool area without their parent; however the parent must be present in the building. All children who have NOT celebrated their 4th Birthday MUST wear pool pants or a disposable swim diaper covered by a lined bathing suit to swim at the Y. Only children 5 & under are allowed in the Kiddie Splash Pool.


Now offering: Water Aerobics Shallow, Aqua Zumba, Water Challenge, Water Balance, Stability and Stretch classes every week in the Cove. See group exercise schedule for more details.


CPR & First Aid: Individuals may participate in the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) classes to receive certification. Register at the Membership Sales Desk. CPR and CPRO classes are offered the first Saturday of the month. You must register two days in advance of the class start date. Monthly

YMCA Lifeguard Certification: Must be at least 16 years of age to take this class. Please see the Aquatics Director for more details.

SWIM TESTS Swim tests are given by a lead guard in the indoor pool. The test consists of swimming freestyle one length of the pool, jumping in the deep end, treading water for one minute and being able to float on their back. Each member will be given a card with their information on it. That card will be their pass to receive a wrist band to be able to swim in the deep end. Only one test attempt per swimmer, per day and if allowable by lead guard.


Rentals/Events & More REGISTER ONLINE... It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! EXISTING Y MEMBERS: Go to 1. Click the Setup Online Account button.


Party Time Includes party in the multi-purpose room only (3 hours). Maximum 30 participants for children parties includes the family hosting the event and invited guest (parents/ children). Weekends Splish Splash Party Includes party in the pool (1 hour) & Multi-purpose room (2 hours). Maximum 30 participants for children parties includes the family hosting the event and invited guest (parents/children). Weekends Meetings/Trainings/Seminars Includes use of Multi-Purpose or Ceramics Room. Maximum 25-65 participants.


Members, please join us for these special events we host throughout the year...

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Parents’ Night Out Family Game Nights Eggapalooza Senior Expo Healthy Kids Day Treat Parade/Science Day Tree Trimming Party


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3. Fill out Last Name, Date of Birth and Zip for any member of your household. Enter your Person ID _________________________ or Y Receipt Number _________________________

Click “Find Me” to create your account.

NEW MEMBERS: Go to 1. Same as Step 1 above

2. Click Create My Account

3. Go through steps 1-5 clicking the Continue button after you have completely filled in each section. Once you have completed step 5, click the Create My Account button to finish creating your account.

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