RELY ON THE Y, WHERE KIDS CAN BE KIDS
With so many demands on today's families and the increased focus on early childhood development, families need all the support they can get to bring balance to everyday life.
The YMCA of Central Virginia offers that support to families by providing children with a safe and healthy place to learn new skills, develop lasting relationships, and build confidence and self-esteem through our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Before and After School Care
The values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for a successful adulthood, and we believe all kids deserve a strong start and a safe place to grow.
Parents trust our before and after school child care programs to support and nurture their children as they grow into strong, capable and engaged young people.
We offer before and after school care in Lynchburg City, Amherst County, Appomattox County and Nelson County Schools.
With your family membership, you can receive up to two hours of free babysitting for your children while you workout. Our trained staff keeps kids engaged in active play, outdoor time, reading and other activities.
We put safety first with a sign-in-and-out procedure practiced at all times. Parents must remain in the Y facility while their child is in our care.
Click below for complete details on age requirements and participating locations.
Holiday and School Days Off Camp
When school is out, the Y is in! During school breaks, Intersession Days, and inclement weather days count of the YMCA of Central Virginia to help you care for your family.
We know you can't always be there, which is why we offer school days out care for unexpected or short term child care. Fun field trips, swimming, group games, Kidz Gym, and more!
Click the link below to get complete details, dates and YMCA child care policies.
KidzGym, located at the Jamerson Family YMCA, is a fun, engaging and interactive gymnasium where kids can play and get healthy while having fun.
Over 5,300 sq feet, KidzGym has a rock climbing wall, interactive gaming center, age appropriate fitness equipment, inflatable play structures and scheduled activities for kids and their families.
KidzGym is a YMCA of Central Virginia member benefit and free for all YMCA of Central Virginia members with a family membership. Click below for complete details, the current activity schedule and contact information.
Power Scholar's Summer Academy
YMCA of Central Virginia Power Scholars Academy improves students’ educational readiness, engagement and outcomes, while helping them grow emotionally and physically. Power Scholars is provided to kids at no charge to the families or participants.
If you think your child may qualify, please click below to learn more, and contact your child's teacher or school counselor for additional information.
Summer Day Camp
Summer Day Camp is a licensed program through the YMCA of Central Virginia. Through community exploration, engaging field trips, arts and crafts, and group games kids have fun while making lasting friendships and memories.
YMCA of Central Virginia Day Camp offers convenient hours and drop off and pick up locations. And since Y camp is affordable, parents and guardians can work without worry.