The YMCA of Central Virginia is providing full day child care and virtual learning for local school children this fall. As local school districts finalize reopening plans for the fall, many families are feeling the added burden of securing quality care for their kids during the upcoming school semester. 

The YMCA of Central Virginia is here to support you and your family as you navigate this new school day while meeting the demands of work and home. 

Students participating in YMCA Beyond the Bell Full Day Child Care and Virtual Learning Center will find support in completing remote learning while also staying active and enjoying fun activities throughout the day. 

We are committed to ensuring your family has their needs met during this time. As the local area’s leading child care provider and expert in youth development, you can count on us.

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Child Care Before After School Day Care School

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, and Nelson County Schools.

Child Watch Babysitting YMCA Membership Member Benefit

Child Watch


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.

Drop In Care, Break Camp, Spring Break, Fall Break, Winter Break, Inclement Weather Child Care

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.

Kids Youth Fitness Homeschool Gym Exercise

Kidz Gym


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 Scholars Summer Tutoring Education School Assistance

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 Camp Lynchburg Child Care

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.