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Join on April 14 and pay $14. Join on April 15 and pay $15. The sooner you join, the less you pay. No joining fee - simply PAY THE DAY!  

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Grab the family and join us for a day of fun! YMCA Healthy Kids Day® and Walk takes place April 26 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The FREE community event will have games, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and more.

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Visit the YMCA or get out and be active for just 30 minutes a day during the week and you can accumulate 600 minutes of activity in four weeks. Everyone who moves for 600 minutes May 5 –June 1 will be entered to win Fresh Fruits & Vegetables for a year, just be active!

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Remember how much you loved camp as a kid? Imagine if every child could experience that? Together, we can achieve so much more.

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YMCA summer day camps allow your child to grow in a fun, nurturing environment. With 17 branch locations throughout the Greater Richmond and Petersburg area as well as YMCA Camp Thunderbird offering summer day camps, specialty camps, sports camps and summer child care, we have a camp for you!

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  • Win a Cruise!

    The YMCA is holding a weight loss challenge to help you lose a few extra pounds in time for summer. Those that lose 5% or more will be entered to win a cruise. Learn More>

  • Women's Self Defense Course

    In this 4 week course, our instructor will provide one hour sessions each Sunday from 4 - 5 p.m. Each participant will receive hands on practical instruction for real life dangerous situations and how to best protect yourself.  This 4 week course is based on martial arts practice and the underlying principles of protecting oneself.  Our next class runs from Sun, Feb 2 through Feb 23.


  • Saturday Night Live!

    Join us for Saturday Night Live, our monthly middle school event where kids in grades 6 through 8 engage is various fun activities at the Chester YMCA! They will be able to choose between activities that include basketball, dodgeball, dancing, creative challenges, contests, games, or just enjoying pizza and catching up with their friends!  Learn More >