The Y is more than a gym. We’re the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening our St. Charles community.

Here at the Y, we’re more than just a quality fitness center in St. Charles, MO. We offer child careprograms for seniors, health assessments and so much more. If you’re looking for a way to boost your health, make friends, spend some time with the family or get involved in your local community, a membership at the YMCA is perfect for you. Visit the St. Charles YMCA located near Shady Springs Park.




Ken Strawbridge
District Vice President

Renee Tillman
Executive Director

Trey Rybicki
Sports Director

Ashley Thornhill
Senior Program Director (Child Care, Sports, Camp & Housekeeping)

Michael Erickson
Senior Program Director (Health and Wellness & Aquatics)

The current 43,000 square foot facility features a gym with running track, 25 meter swimming pool, and other amenities. The state-of-the-art facility enables youth, adults, and families in St. Charles County to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure at the Y. Group exercise and water fitness classes are included in membership and personal training is available. For youth, the Y offers year-round sports and swim lessons, summer day camp, and more. The Y is committed to ensuring everyone can enjoy the Y and makes financial assistance available. We offer a great variety of programs and activities that help people of all ages and abilities grow in spirit, mind and body, and we work to strengthen community.

The St. Charles County Family YMCA began in 1966 as an extension of the Northwest County Family YMCA branch. Programs such as day camp, Indian Guides, volleyball and swim classes were held at St. John Church.
Branch status was granted in 1973, and eight years later, the current 42,000 square-foot facility was constructed. It included a gymnasium, swimming pool, running track, gymnastics center, locker rooms, and meeting rooms. The branch opened a child care center in 1980, providing families in St. Charles County with an affordable child care alternative.
An extension of the branch was created in 1984 to serve Lincoln, Warren and western St. Charles counties. In 1999 the extension, located in Wentzville, MO, received branch status and was named the Tri-County Family YMCA.


Want to see more of our facility? Claim a guest pass and visit us today!

Indoor Track
Indoor Pool
Hot Tub
Steam Room
Free Weights
Stretching Area/Equipment
Pickleball Courts
Strength Equipment
Adult Locker Rooms
Birthday Parties/Rentals
Cardio Equipment
Child Watch
Racquetball Courts
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Support the Y

Our Annual Campaign provides financial assistance and subsidies to ensure all who wish to participate can, regardless of their financial situation. Growing our Annual Campaign will ensure that we scale and expand our programs into our most vulnerable communities. To ensure we are deepening our impact, we will innovate our programming to meet community needs.