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YMCA of Central Virginia Summer Camp offers kids from Lynchburg City and Amherst County a safe, exciting, and memorable day camp experience. Kids have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence, and creativity, and parents have peace of mind knowing your kids are in a safe and enriching camp environment. At Y day camp, campers make friends while learning the values of diversity and cooperation while having fun.


Today, parents and guardians are continuously seeking ways to invest in their child's learning experience, especially over the summer. For over 150 years, the YMCA has provided summer day camp programs that reinforce our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

At the Y, we know that it is vital that children are engaged in activities in which they are continuously learning and provided experiences that build self esteem.

Y summer day camps are designed to accomodate the developmental needs of children ages 5-12 years old and include programs where children learn about the environment, technology, science, and philanthropy, enhance literacy skills, learn self expression through performing arts, and are physically active.

Our professionally trained expert staff will encourage
every child to explore while creating fun and exciting memories that can be lifetime childhood investments. Learning never stops and the fun never ends at a YMCA summer day camp!

Program Directors,
Teena Williams and Michelle Power

Camp Staff Directory

Camp Director, Amherst Camp | Teena Williams

Camp Director; Lynchburg Camp | Michelle Power

Financial Assistance

The YMCA of the Central Virginia provides financial assistance for children, teens, adults and families who cannot afford the full cost of a Y membership.

If you are looking for financial assistance for YMCA programs, we offer that too.

We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income and the number of household members. We require supporting documentation to verify household size and income, and we consider special circumstances when providing assistance.

Recipients are expected to be responsible for a percentage of the membership cost. 


  1. Download a financial assistance application.
  2. Complete the form, and attach a copy of the required financial documents.
  3. Return the application and required documents to your YMCA.