Dear Members,

I am excited to announce that Cherokee Beach will be open on select dates for members during the 2024 summer! Please see details on operating dates and hours, below.

For members who have not experienced Cherokee Beach before, it is the waterfront on camp used by Lake Stockwell Day Camp (upper camp) during the summer and is the closest waterfront to the Stokes Road entrance with a large picnic area and bathroom facilities adjacent to the waterfront.

Cherokee Beach will be open for members of YMCA of the Pines at no additional cost, and guest passes may be purchased for members to bring family (outside of folks on the membership) and friends.

Cherokee Beach will be open the following Sundays during the 2024 summer:
1. June 30
2. July 7
3. July 21
4. August 4

The waterfront will open at 11 AM on each of the dates noted, and close at 6 PM. YMCA of the Pines lifeguards will be on duty during these hours, and folks are also welcome to enjoy the outdoor grills and picnic area, as well as the beach and waterfront.

To make use of the facilities during these dates, please check-in at the Cherokee Beach entrance kiosk with your membership tags and/or a guest pass. Guest passes may be purchased from the Welcome Center prior to heading down to Cherokee Beach. You may purchase guest passes in advance, but all adults obtaining a guest pass must be present at the time of purchase and submit their license or photo identification for scan through our Raptor software (sex offender database).

Please contact our Welcome Center at 609.654.8225 with any questions. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you back at Cherokee Beach this summer!

Thank you,

Greg Keresztury
Chief Operating Officer YMCA of the Pines