Nonprofit Spotlight: Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry


To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y achieves this through a broad range of activities that serve a community rich in racial, religious, ethnic and economic diversity.


The Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry is part of a 172-year old worldwide organization that enables the citizens in Beaufort and Jasper counties to develop values and behaviors that are consistent with its mission. The Wardle Family Branch of the Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry was chartered in 1990 and opened its doors in June 1996.

Who it Helps

The YMCA is a locally autonomous organization made up of voluntary membership that is open to individuals of all ages, race, religion, incomes and abilities. Programs and services incorporate the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, and the YMCA encourages and challenges its staff, members, volunteers and program participants to accept and demonstrate these values. They provide full fitness facilities and wellness programs including fitness center, heated indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, basketball gym, over-60 group exercise classes every week including virtual access, personal training, certified preschool, after-school program, summer camps, migrant education summer camp programs, youth sports, TigerSharks swim team, masters swim, swim lessons and more. The Beaufort-Jasper YMCA of the Lowcountry currently serves approximately 10,000 individuals annually through the programs and services provided.

How to Help

The annual scholarship campaign raises funds to assists families, kids and individuals in our local community with the cost of membership so they can improve their physical and mental health, attend certified preschool, after-school programming, take swim lessons, participate in swim team, sports and attend summer camp. The annual capital campaign raises funds to assist with needed capital improvements to our facility. Donate via check, credit card or online. Volunteers may assist youth sports as coaches, help watch children, mentor youth in our after-school programs and summer camps, help with our annual fundraising events like the Beaufort River Swim and work on maintenance projects at the facility.

More Information

Visit or call 843-522-9622.

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