Always here for our community

The YMCA is for everyone, we strive to bring parents and kids together. From camps to game nights, we provide opportunities for families to spend quality time together.

Summer Day Camps - old


For nearly a century, the YMCA has led the way as the nation's largest and most respected provider of summertime activities for youth. Based on our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, YMCA day camps allow your child to grow in a fun, nurturing environment. With 14 branches throughout the Greater Richmond and Petersburg area offering day camps, specialty camps, sports camps and summer child care, we have a camp for you!

View summer camp options throughout the YMCA of Greater Richmond and Petersburg areas.

For more information about our summer day camps, visit a summer camp page at a local branch near you.

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Summer Day Camps by Branch
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For a more rustic camp experience, check out YMCA Camp Thunderbird Outdoor Center. For more than 40 years, YMCA Camp Thunderbird has provided fun and enriching activities in an outdoor environment. Located in Central Chesterfield on the edge of Swift Creek and Pocahontas State Park, YMCA Camp Thunderbird boasts 100 acres of wooded beauty. Our six-acre centerpiece, Lake George, provides a timeless backdrop for the YMCA Camp Thunderbird experience. We provide FREE bus stops throughout the Greater Richmond community offering this truly unique experience to as many children as possible.


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Make Your
Online Reservation
Completion of online forms and payment of initial deposit and registration fee RESERVES a spot in the YMCA Camp program. To complete the registration process, all forms required by Virginia Department of Social Services licensing regulations must be returned to the YMCA two weeks prior to the start of the program.

A one-time registration fee applies to each child attending camp, and must be included with registration. If a child attends multiple camp sessions, the fee only needs to be paid once. You must check the registration box as shown in the example below:


YMCA membership must be valid and the account must be in good standing for the duration of the program. Learn more about YMCA membership options.

Open to All Policy
If financial assistance is required, online reservation is allowed with payment of initial deposits. Applicants must submit required financial information to the branch where the program is offered for consideration. Requests are processed in 5 – 10 days.

Learn more about online program registration by reading our FAQs page.
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