Child Watch/Playroom (ages 6 mo – 11 yrs)

The Playroom is open:
Monday through Saturday mornings from 8:30 — 12:00 PM
Monday through Thursday evenings 4:30 — 7:30pm.

The ages are 6 Months old through 11 Years old.

Parent/Guardian will be required to come into the playroom and sign their child(ren) in and out of care. If a playroom staff person needs to have a child picked up for any reason during their time, the parent will be contacted.

Thank you for understanding, and we appreciate your cooperation.

Contact: Dee Valentine,

Parent’s Night Out (Ages 5-11)

As of July 2020, our Parent’s Night Out events are currently on hold due to COVID-19 precautions. 

Parent’s Night Out is a safe and fun environment for kids ages 5-11 to play, while parents enjoy a quiet evening to themselves or an evening out on the town. Pizza and drinks are provided as well as lots of fun! This program is supervised by trained staff. Children must be signed in by 6:00pm. Pre-register at the Front Desk by the Monday before the scheduled date. Activities may include swimming, x-box, games and crafts. Life jackets and bubbles provided for non-swimmers. MINIMUM of 6 needed to hold event.

Fees: $15/night/child Members $17.50/night/child Non-Members
Times: 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Dee Valentine

AFTER SCHOOL — Enrollment Open

Click this link for new enrollment (new families):

Click this link for returning enrollment (returning families):

Financial Aid: View the Financial Assistance Application

Afterschool Adventure Club (Grades K-5)

We serve students from McSwain, Bessie Weller, and A.R. Ware Elementary Schools. We offer a warm, caring environment where our children have the opportunity to play with school friends and make new ones. This state-licensed program is directed by an experienced leadership team offering homework assistance, healthy snacks, sports (inside and outdoor), arts and crafts, games, and swimming. Space is limited. Registration is ongoing as space allows. Staunton City Schools provide transportation at dismissal.


Fees:  Registration $10

$255 Member per Month
$306 Non-Member per Month

Afterschool Adventure Club – CLYMORE (Grades K-5)

Afterschool Adventure Club at Clymore Elementary School is open to Clymore Elementary students who will attend on site at Clymore Elementary. Parents can enroll their child using a registration link provided above.

Clymore Site Director: Sam Breeden

Fees:  Registration $10

$255 Member per Month
$306 Non-Member per Month



Registration is closed for Elementary Camps. To add your child to the waitlist, sign-up here:

We are offering a structured program full of fun and excitement! This program will allow participants to become independent and self-confident while socializing and making new friends. 2021/2022 has been difficult for everyone emotionally and socially, especially for our children. This summer is all about fun and we will strive to make it the best one yet!


$150/Week for Members
$175/Week for Non-members

Financial applications will be accepted towards summer camp.


Staunton Alliance Church
560 New Hope Rd
Staunton, VA 24401

Weyers Cave Community Center
682 Weyers Cave Rd
Weyers Cave, VA 24486

Times and Dates:
Both locations will run for 8 weeks from June 6th, 2022 – July 29th, 2022.
Both locations will operate 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Drop-off: 7:45 – 8:15 AM / Pick-up 4:45 – 5:15 PM
Both locations will be closed July 4th, 2022 in observance of Independence Day


Click this link to enroll your child:

Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA (Teen Center): 708 N Coalter St, Staunton, VA 24401

Times and Dates:
Camp runs for 8 weeks from June 6th, 2022 – July 29th, 2022.
Open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Drop-off: 8:00 – 8:30 AM / Pick-up 4:00 – 5:00 PM ($1/Minute after 5:00 PM)
Camp closed July 4th, 2022 in observance of Independence Day


Middle School Mayhem (Grades 6-8)

This event is for middle school students to be kids, have fun with their friends and make new ones in a fun and safe place. Middle School Mayhem features basketball games, dodgeball, music, a game area, swimming and more. Parents must pick up kids by 9:45 pm. The price includes pizza and drinks.  For more information, please contact Eddie Santiago at

Fees: $1 for Members and $3 for Non-Member (CASH ONLY)

Due to COVID-19 Middle School Mayhem dates are currently TBD.

Teen Center (Ages 12-17)

Community Youth can experience a safe and fun environment under the care of Teen Center Supervisor Eddie Santiago and his youth development staff. The renovated Teen Center is equipped with a game room, a lounge area and a homework area. Optional programs offered for teens as well. For middle school and high school students.  For more information, please contact Eddie Santiago at 

Open: Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 7:30 PM

Media Club (Ages 12-17)

The Media Club is designed to give students an overview into storytelling and visual media. In the six-week session, students will be introduced to photojournalism, videography, print journalism, storytelling and graphic design. For more information, please contact Chris Lassiter at

$30 Members
$40 Non-Members

Due to COVID-19 Media Club dates are currently TBD.

Tools for Achieving Success (Ages 11-16)

The Tools for Achieving Success program helps prepare students ages 11-16 for securing and keeping a job. Topics include: presentability, resume & cover letter, job interviews, job performance and other related skills. Meetings will be in the multi-purpose room.  For more information, please contact Eddie Santiago at

Fees: $20 Members $30 Non-Members

Due to COVID-19 Tools for Achieving Success dates are currently TBD.

Volunteer Corps

Youth Volunteer CorpsAges 11-18

Are you tired of your children being a permanent arm’s length away from their phones or hibernating indoors glued to their TV? Do you want them to learn how to make a difference in their community while boosting their resume for college?

Youth Volunteer Corps is a network of affiliates hosted by non-profit organizations, schools or individuals that offer youth ages 11-18 the opportunity to serve their community.

Registration forms are available at the Y front desk and at Shelburne Middle School and Staunton High School Guidance Offices.

For more information, please contact:


Ages 12-14

All youth ages 12-14 must complete at least four one-hour appointments with a fitness instructor in order to use the Wellness Center. Sessions emphasize safety and alignment. See Front Desk to schedule an appointment.

Fees: $20/4 appointments Member $40/4 appointments Non-Member


Due to COVID-19 our Youth Boxing dates are currently TBD.

Email Eddie at for more information.


Introduction to the fundamental elements of soccer. Coached by local high school coaches and their players, Little Kickers will assist your child with developing the most basic skills used in soccer to prepare them for a more competitive league in the future. Players will receive individualized coaching based on their level of play, and grouped with other children who perform on a similar level.

Contact Windsor Vaughn at with questions.

Ages 3-5

Fees: Must pre-register at the front desk
$60 Member
$75 Non-Member

Dates and Times:
August 6th – September 17th (no practice September 3rd)
Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:15 AM

McSwain Elementary


We welcome Chris Stambaugh as our new YMCA Tennis Pro.  Chris Stambaugh is a native of Martinsburg, West Virginia and has been teaching tennis for over 30 years.  He is the current men’s and women’s tennis coach at Mary Baldwin University here in Staunton and has been in that position since 2018.  Stambaugh also is the vice president for the Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County Tennis Association (SWAT). Prior to MBU, Stambaugh coached at Chowan University (NC), Tiffin University (OH) and at his alma mater Shepherd University (WV).  As a coach, Stambaugh’s teams have won a total of 12 conference championships and made one national Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2017. As a player, Stambaugh’s team won a conference title as a member of Shepherd in 1988. Chris resides in Staunton with his wife Holly and their two daughters, Samantha and Milena.

View August Tennis Guide

Early Hitters
Ages 5-8

This will teach the basics of tennis.  One Hour.  Minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 participants.

Fees: Must pre-register at the front desk
$60 Member
$75 Non-Member

Dates and Times:
August 11th – September 1st
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Pre-Teen Tennis
Ages 9-13

This will teach your pre-teen intermediate tennis skills. One Hour. Minimum 3, Maximum 6 participants per class.

Fees: Must pre-register at the front desk
$60 Member
$75 Non-Member

Dates and Times:
August 10th – 31st
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

High School Tennis
Ages 14-18

This will get your high schooler prepared for high school tennis.  90 minutes. Minimum 3, Maximum 6 participants per class.

Fees: Must pre-register at the front desk
$70 Member
$85 Non-Member

Dates and Times:
On break!


Due to COVID-19 our Girls Volleyball dates are currently TBD.

Ages 9-12

This is a developmental program designed to help young athletes learn and improve on the fundamentals of the sport. The program includes one weekly practice on Tuesday or Wednesday and a game on Thursday. The practices are dedicated to helping players improve their individual skill sets. The games are intended to help players practice sportsmanship and learn in-game strategy. Interested players ages 13 and older may email volleyball coordinator Priscilla Jenkins ( to request an exemption. Families will be notified one week prior to season start about practice day and time.

We are also seeking experienced adult volleyball players to help teach the younger players.

$30 Member
$40 Non-Member

SAW Tutoring Network 

K-12 Virtual Tutoring

The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Tutoring Network offers academic support through free group tutoring sessions, thanks to volunteer tutors from the community. Tutoring will be provided remotely, through online platforms, and will be hosted and monitored through the Staunton-Augusta YMCA.

In-person tutoring sessions are available!

For more information, go to