Holidays and School Days Off Camp Child Care in Lynchburg

When school is out, the Y is in! Work without worry with Y camp - we are here for you. Fun field trips, swimming, creative activities, arts and crafts and more are in store for your kids while they are out of school. With Y School Days Off Camp they will beat the school break blues.

  • This full-day program is offered at the Amelon Elementary School, Jamerson YMCA or Tye River Elementary when school is not in session. Enroll your child for a fun-filled day of swimming, games, crafts, friends, field trips and MORE! Please pack a lunch, 2 snacks, water bottle, swimsuit, and towel.

  • These days are offered during most school system breaks based on school calendar. We must have at least 20 children enrolled at each Y Camp Day to operate, and all children MUST BE REGISTERED 3 BUSINESS DAYS IN ADVANCE TO AVOID A $35 LATE FEE. (Doesn't apply for Snow Days)

  • Snow Day pricing for kids not currently enrolled is Y Child Care is $30 per day. There is a $25 registration fee. Children must be in between the ages of 5-12 years old, and bring their birth certificate and immunization record at time of registration. Register at the Jamerson Family YMCA front desk. 

Your child should bring a towel and swimsuit for swimming, 2 snacks, a water bottle and a packed lunch. For more information contact Teena Williams.

Admission Policies

The YMCA of Central Virginia child care program admits children 5-12 years of age. Children of any race, color, religion, sex, national and ethnic origin are granted all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the school. The YMCA of Central Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its personnel and admissions policies. It is our hope to have a cultural diverse population within our staff, participants and programs. All parents must fill out the registration form provided and return no later than one week prior to the week they need to begin. No child will be accepted unless they have the proper, completed paper work in their file. We are unable to except phoned or faxed registration forms. All forms must be accompanied by a copy of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s physical and immunization form. 

Arrival and Departure

During arrival and departure to the site, the parent or authorized persons are asked to park their car so as not to create a traffic hazard for children and other persons. If you are unfamiliar with your site’s traffic pattern, please check with site coordinator. This will ensure the safety of the children in our care.

Children will be allowed to leave with persons other than the parent or guardian only if permission has been given to the coordinator on the registration form or in writing.

If your child attends extracurricular activities or has any other kind or arrival or departure time change within the period he or she is in our care, you must provide the coordinator with written permission.

Hours of Operation

Y- Intersession and School Days Off Camp is open from 7am am until 6:00 pm. 

There will be no childcare offered on the following days:

  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day + Day After


Open Doors Scholarship Program

Financial Aid is available for qualifying families. The YMCA of Central Virginia is able to provide financial assistance based on ability to pay. This requires completing a financial application accompanied by proof of income (with last year’s tax return and one of the following: two recent pay stubs, SSI allocation letter for complete household). You must pay the stated amount granted on a timely basis or the assistance may be cancelled. All scholarships are based on availability of scholarship funds. Please keep in mind it takes 14 days to process a scholarship application.