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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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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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Workout of the Week

Test your fitness level against other members to see how you rank with the Y's wellness competition - Workout of the Week. Weekly workouts are created for you to challenge yourself and see how you improve. Top finishers will be announced weekly and the overall top male and female will win a Garmin GPS watch.

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  • YMCA Diabetes Programs

    diabetes preventionOur Diabetes Programs are one of the keys to helping you Live Your There. See how the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevent and Control programs can benefit you.    Learn More >

  • Cycle Movie Night

    On Friday July 18, from 5 - 7 p.m. come do your cardio on the Spin Bikes while watching a movie! The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be projected in the atrium, and FREE popcorn. Cycle move night is FREE for members and $5 for guests so bring your friends!

  • Cardio De France

    Its almost time for Cardio de France! Downtown YMCA's version of the Tour de France. Grab some friends and join a team to race 2,277 miles through various froms of exercise till July 27. Learn More>