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Chester Family YMCA

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BEFORE- AND AFTER-SCHOOL CHILD CARE

In over 100 locations across the Richmond and Petersburg area our licensed programs support your child’s academic success while keeping them active, prepared and engaged.

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BRING A BUDDY

Bring your buddies for FREE to workout with you at the Y in the month of August. You're more likely to stay motivated when you're working out with a buddy. So take a class, take a dip or just get in a good sweat - it's better together at the Y!

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Last Chance to Register for Youth Fall Sports!

From Cheerleading to Soccer the Y offers a wide variety of fall sports programs for your child to play in a fun, competitive environment.

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VOTED ONE OF THE BEST

YMCA camps voted one of the best summer day camps in Richmond magazine's 2014 Best and Worst of Survey! With 16 branch locations throughout the Greater Richmond and Petersburg area as well as YMCA Camp Thunderbird offering summer day camps, specialty camps, sports camps and summer child care, we have a camp for you!

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YMCA Bright Beginnings

YMCA Bright Beginnings gives children in our community the tools they need to succeed for the upcoming school year. Eligible students receive new clothes, shoes and backpack filled with supplies. By donating to YMCA Bright Beginnings you can give a child the confidence they need to start the school year on the right foot.

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2025 Strategic Plan

A stronger, healthier tomorrow begins today. The new Strategic Plan will be a compass for our programs and services that will allow us to serve the community even better in Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

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  • Attention Parents!

    Get your kids ready to go back to school with the YMCA. We have everything your child needs to be active, engaged and prepared for the upcoming school year. Learn More >

  • Self Defense Course

    In this two hour course, our instructor will provide hands on practical instruction for real life dangerous situations and how to best protect yourself.  This class is based on martial arts practice and the underlying principles of protecting oneself. Learn More >

  • Facility Improvements & Renovations!

    We are excited to announce that our front lobby will be undergoing renovations from August 18 - September 2. During this time, our front entrance will be closed and members are asked to enter through the side near the Group Exercise Studio. In addition, various departments will be making upgrades to their spaces throughout these two weeks. Please review the additional information throughout the building concerning these improvements. Please enjoy the other parts of our facility while undergoing these renovations.