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BEFORE- AND AFTER-SCHOOL CHILD CARE

In over 100 locations across the Richmond and Petersburg area our licensed programs support your child’s academic success while keeping them active, prepared and engaged.

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VOTED ONE OF THE BEST

YMCA camps voted one of the best summer day camps in Richmond magazine's 2014 Best and Worst of Survey! With 16 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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YMCA Bright Beginnings

YMCA Bright Beginnings gives children in our community the tools they need to succeed for the upcoming school year. Eligible students receive new clothes, shoes and backpack filled with supplies. By donating to YMCA Bright Beginnings you can give a child the confidence they need to start the school year on the right foot.

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2025 Strategic Plan

A stronger, healthier tomorrow begins today. The new Strategic Plan will be a compass for our programs and services that will allow us to serve the community even better in Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

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Workout of the Week

Test your fitness level against other members to see how you rank with the Y's wellness competition - Workout of the Week. Weekly workouts are created for you to challenge yourself and see how you improve. Top finishers will be announced weekly and the overall top male and female will win a Garmin GPS watch.

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  • The YMCA Squash Team Wins City League!

    Congratulations to Feizel Bobert, Bob Dewar, Ricardo Ribera, Mark Barron, Zach Woods, Paul Allen, Charles Wentworth, Tim Reiniger, and Sean Gibbons for a memorable season. You make all of us at the YMCA proud! The league includes teams from CCV, Westwood (WW), The Commonwealth Club (CC), University of Richmond (UR), ACAC and of course the YMCA (James Center).

  • Workout of the Week

    Test your fitness level against other members to see how you rank with the Y's wellness competition - Workout of the Week. Weekly workouts are created for you to challenge yourself and see how you improve. Top finishers will be announced weekly and the overall top male and female will win a Garmin GPS watch. Learn More >

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