Face the Forest

Special Events You Don't Want to Miss!

The Face the Forest 5K Obstacle Course Run is back on August 20, 2022! Hosted by the YMCA of Central Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, this is Central Virginia's most fun family event of the season!



CrossFit, Soccer, and Basketball, oh my! Sign your kid up for one of our mini day camps. Friends, fun, and skill building are in store. Click below for more information. 


Summer Swim School

At the YMCA, swimming is not just a fun, healthy, lifelong activity, but a life-saving skill. Take a break from the sweltering heat and come inside for swim lessons taught by America's swim instructor, the YMCA! 

Kids Youth Fitness Homeschool Gym Exercise

Kidz Gym

Jamerson Family YMCA KidzGym will be sure to keep your family moving! Enjoy the newest interactive games, a climbing wall, inflatables, and activities with friends, all while being cared for by qualified and trained YMCA staff! Children with a YMCA family membership ages 5 to 14 years old are encouraged to check out Kidz Gym.

martial arts

Martial Arts

Kempo Karate & Jiu-Jitsu

Self Defense! Fitness! Confidence!

We offer programs for Kids (ages 5-12) and Teens/Adults who want to learn a proven self defense system, gain newfound confidence, and get in the absolute best shape of their life!

Your first class is FREE! 


Summer Day Camp

YMCA of Central Virginia Summer Camp offers kids from Lynchburg, Appomattox and Nelson 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.

Beginner Childrens Swim Lessons at the Lynchburg Va YMCA

Family Swimming/Aquatics Playground

YMCA members can take a break from the heat and have fun in one of our four indoor pools. 

The Jamerson Family YMCA has amenities for all ages, including a zero depth entry area for our smallest swimmers. Older swimmers will have a blast the water buckets and mushroom sprinklers; they are a family favorite.

Lap swimming and water play is available at both the Jamerson Family YMCA and the Downtown YMCA. 


Members Get More

Did you know members receive exclusive discounted program rates for all YMCA programs? 

Become a “Y Family” with the only membership that literally has something for everyone - a YMCA Family Membership!