Our Traditional Day Camps provide kids 5-12 years old with supervised themed activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills through a variety of outdoor and indoor activities, and weekly field trips and swim time. From swimming to craft projects and outdoor education, Y Day Camps offer campers a day full of “typical” camping activities—including songs, games and plenty of outdoor fun and adventure.
Campers will have the chance to build self-confidence, discover new skills, develop a respect for the outdoors, and make new friends. Best of all, you can be assured that while your kids are exploring new ways to have fun, they are being well cared for in a friendly, safe environment. Days are spent primarily outdoors, so campers should dress to get messy!
Weekly fee for Traditional and Specialty Camps are $94 for Y members and $105 for non-members, unless otherwise noted.
We believe summer camp is something every child should experience so we provide financial scholarships for families who cannot afford it. If your family needs a little help to make camp a reality, scholarships are available and completely confidential. If you can help send a child to camp, please consider giving. Your gift of camp is tax deductible and will help give local children a summer they will never forget.
Y Camp 2014 A Summer to Remember
2014 Camp Registration forms available
The following forms must be read, filled-out and turned into the YMCA of Central Virginia ChildCare Office before your child can be officially enrolled in camp:
•2014 Registration Information Packet
* A $50 non-refundable registration fee per camper and a $5 non refundable, non transferable deposit for each week your child is attending camp. (This deposit is part of the total camp fee and is not an additional charge.) is required at time of registration.
For more information on program registration please visit Child Care Program Registration.
No camper will be considered registered until we have received the deposit, registration fee and required forms.
While summer should be a time of fun, exploration and relaxation, many children are left without the nutrition they need to learn, grow and thrive. More than 21 million children lose access to free or reduced-cost meals once the school year ends, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). To ensure that children in Lynchburg City, Amherst and Nelson County have access to food year-round, the YMCA of Central Virginia is offering free healthy meals and snacks through its summer food program, thanks to a $35,000 grant funded by the Walmart Foundation.
The Y has partnered with the Walmart Foundation to address child hunger in communities, with a focus on increasing participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides free meals to children aged 18 and under while school is out. According to the Food Research and Action Center, only in one in seven children who depend on free or reduced-cost meals during the school year received meals though the SFSP last summer. This summer, more than 300 Ys nationwide will offer summer food programs with a collective goal to serve 5 million healthy meals and snacks to 100,000 children. Here in Central Virginia, the Y plans to serve 28,000 this summer to help 310 children stay well-nourished daily.
“For some children in our communities, the end of the school year means end of meals,” said Tina Thompson, Program Director for the YMCA of Central Virginia. “At the Y, we are focused on making sure children stay healthy and well-nourished. Thanks to the partnership with the Walmart Foundation, our Y will be able to provide meals to children in the community who need them most.”