The Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. From cradle to career, the Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life.
We offer group swim lessons, private swim lessons and are home to the LYS Piranha's Swim Team.
At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our before and afterschool programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, your school-age child will make friends, learn new skills and receive assistance with their homework.
Ages: Jamerson Branch; Ages 8 weeks - 5 years old l Downtown Branch; 8 weeks - 8 years old
Childhood obesity has become a nationwide epidemic, and being overweight has caused more and more young children to be diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease.
KidzGym, located at the Jamerson Family YMCA, is a fun, engaging and interactive gymnasium where kids can play and get healthy while having fun. Over 5,300 sq feet, KidzGym has a rock climbing wall, interactive gaming center, age appropriate fitness equipment, inflatable play structures and scheduled activities for kids and their families.
Kids will gain confidence and self-esteem that comes from learning good sportsmanship. Positive body image and a love for being physically fit will come from learning that being healthy can be fun. Y sports are offered at many skill levels. Dribble and kick with basketball and soccer or perfect your discipline with martial arts.
YMCA of Central Virginia Summer Learning Loss Program improves students’ educational readiness, engagement and outcomes, while helping them grow emotionally and physically.
Our summer learning program hosts rising 1st-3rd grade children from low-income environments. SLLP is currently available to children enrolled in Lynchburg City Schools, Amherst County, and Appomattox County.