because we believe that all kids deserve opportunities to discover who they are and what they can achieve.  That’s why, through the Y, youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.



Summer Day Camp

A leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y’s summer camp helps children and teens develop character and new skills. All in a safe and supportive environment led by caring adults. Camp includes:

-Swimming, sports clinics, field trips, arts & crafts, outdoor play, and more…
-Breakfast and lunch provided. Snacks available for purchase.
-Instill core YMCA values of caring, honesty, responsibility, and respect.
-Swim lessons available during camp hours for an additional fee.

Sign up Now for Summer Camp 2016   Starts May 27th

Click here to print a registration form

Swim Lessons
At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for every child and teen. In swim lessons, we use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears, build confidence in the water and develop skills that last a lifetime. Qualified instructors meet kids at their own level, help families set achievable goals and celebrate all successes.

Summer Swim lessons start in May. Sign up now to reserve the best days and times for you.

Print the list of times and registration form from the links below:

(Be sure to print out both pages)

Swim Form page 1
Swim Form page 2

Private swim lessons are scheduled at your convenience.



Register at the YMCA at 100 Walnut St Gadsden, AL 35901.  Call for availability 256-547-4947 or email  us at membership@ymcacoosa.org

Also ask about private swim lessons!


Swim Team

Ask about joining our competitive swim team!  For information about competitive swimming:  swimteam@ymcacoosa.org or Contact Jan at 256-504-9704 or Betsy at 256-613-0132


Coosa Soccer
We are a recreational soccer league run by volunteers for Children ages 4 to 16 years old.   We also have soccer tots for those under the age of 4.

Registration Fees: $75 (1st Child in a family) – This includes a full uniform (Shirt/Shorts/Socks).  Additional children in the same family are $65 each.

Children who played in the Fall 2014 and already have a uniform is only $60.

Location:All games will take place at the fields next to Rainbow Middle School on Lumley Road.

Practice locations will vary by coach.  You will be called by your coach or a representative to let you know where and when your child’s practice will be.   For Southside and Rainbow City, most practices should be at the Hall Drive fields in Southside, the Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex on Rainbow Drive in Rainbow City, or by Rainbow Middle School on Lumley Road.  Other practice locations are available in Gadsden and the Mountain area.

For more information about Coosa Soccer contact Scott Parris 256-399-9428 or visit http://coosasoccer.org/


YMCA Youth Membership:  

Ages 12yrs-15yrs are allowed to use the entire facility while under the supervision of an adult at all times. Rates dependent on financial need.

Ages 3months-11yrs are allowed into KidZone for a maximum of 2 hours. Parent must remain in the facility and child must be an active member.


What’s Up in the KidZone?

Monday-Thursday. 8am-12pm
Monday-Thursday  4:30pm-8pm
Friday 8am-12pm
Saturday 8am-10:30am

The YMCA of the Coosa Valley offers free drop-in child care while mom or dad make use of the Y. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise or connect with others over shared interests. Our staff will provide fun activities for children of all ages.  All childcare staff are CPR certified and must pass a background check, prior to employment. There is no additional charge for up to 4 children on a unit.

For children ages 7-11yrs old, we provide activities such as our reading nook or fun games like Wii Dance. Additional fun activities for pre-teens will be announced on facebook at the YMCA of the Coosa Valley page as we plan these learning experiences like pottery and Youth Yoga and Spin.