UPDATED 3/14/2020, 1:42PM

Dear YMCA Before and After Care Families, 

As many of you have heard, we are now under a national state of emergency by Executive Order, and our Governor has mandated that all public k-12 schools must close for the next two weeks. After many discussions with our senior leadership team, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our children, our families and our staff to follow these same guidelines and cancel school's day out, and child care for the next two weeks. We have high hopes that this precautionary but necessary measure will help flatten the curve and provide relief to our local healthcare system and those that work within. 

Please know that this decision was not made lightly, but believe this is the best way to protect our children and families. Accounts will be credited for the time that we are closed. We will update you via text message if any additional changes occur. 

In Health and Wellness, 

Your YMCA Family


With so many demands on today's families and the increased focus on early childhood development, families need all the support they can get to bring balance to everyday life.

The YMCA of Central Virginia offers that support to families by providing children with a safe and healthy place to learn new skills, develop lasting relationships, and build confidence and self-esteem through our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

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, Appomattox 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.