Child Watch/Playroom (ages 3 mo – 11 yrs)

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

View schedule here.

The ages are 3 Months old through 11 Years old.

Parent/Guardian will be required to come into the playroom and sign their child(ren) in. If a playroom staff person needs to have a child picked up for any reason during their time, the parent will be contacted. Parents will be responsible for any feeding or toileting duties regarding their child(ren).

Thank you for understanding, and we appreciate your cooperation.

Contact: Dee Valentine,


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

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: $4 for Members and $8 for Non-Member (CASH ONLY)

Next Date:
Next date TBD

SAW Tutoring Network 

Free K-12 In-Person and 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 in-person or remotely (through online platforms, hosted and monitored through the Staunton-Augusta YMCA). Tutoring sessions are available Monday – Thursday weekly and enrichment curriculum will be available on select Fridays.

In-person tutoring sessions are available!
Tutoring Session Schedule 5/8 – 5/11
*Sessions written in orange are tentative. Families will be notified via email if these sessions are canceled.
Keep up to date with weekly session schedules by following the SAW Tutoring Network Facebook Page.

Register (new students): Fill out the online registration form to access free tutoring sessions.
Session sign-up (current students): Use Appointment King on the Homepage.

Got questions? Contact:
Brian Ringgold via email at

Get to know us!

Staff Spotlight: Meet Jason Ver Planck!
What is SAW Tutoring? Ms. Sarah’s Testimonial
A word from a parent: Jessica’s Testimonial

Want to volunteer?

Volunteer as a tutor with the SAYMCA’s SAW Tutoring Network!

How do I apply? Step-by-step instructions provided HERE. If you have questions during the application process, use the document as a reference. Further questions can be directed to Brian Ringgold (

Begin a new application:
Resume an application:

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: $25/4 appointments Member $50/4 appointments Non-Member


Grades 4-7

Introductory volleyball camp run by the Staunton High School volleyball coach. Come learn the basics and get familiar with what it feels like to be a part of the SHS volleyball team.

Dates and Times:
July 19 – 21
4:00 – 6:00 PM

$35 Member
$50 Non-Member

Registration opens June 1

Ages 6 – 14

6 -7 y/o
2nd and 3rd Graders
4th and 5th Graders
Middle School
*The Program Director determines which league best suits your child based on their performance/experience.

$60 Members
$75 Non-members

Registration will run September 12 – October 23, 2023

Got questions? Contact Eddie Santiago at


Introduction to the fundamental elements of basketball for ages 3-6.

Dates and Times:
October 11 – November 15, 2023
3-4 y/o: 5:00-5:45 PM
5-6 y/o: 6:00-6:45 PM

$45 Member
$60 Non-Member

Registration opens September 13, 2023

Contact Windsor Vaughn via email at with questions.


What do you fight for?
Join us for the Youth Boxing Program September 28 – November 2. Come prepared to run, jump, and box your way to better physical and mental health. We will learn basic boxing moves combined with cardiovascular and endurance training, building on skill as the weeks progress.

Dates and Times:
Registration is currently open!

Sessions will be on Thursdays from 6:15-7:15 PM

Ages 10-15

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

Gloves provided.

Contact Windsor Vaughn at with questions.


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 19 – September 30, 2023
9-10 AM
*No practice 9/2 for Labor Day weekend

Registration opens July 5, 2023


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 the May/June 2023 Tennis Guide

Early Hitters
Ages 5-8

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

Dates and Times:
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
August 22 – September 12
Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
August 24 – September 14

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

Pre-Teen Tennis
Ages 9-13

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

Dates and Times:
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
August 23 – September 13

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

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.

Dates and Times:
**There are currently no sessions scheduled for this age group**

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


Come join us for fun, games, and sports at the Y. Your kids will learn new skills, tackle different obstacles, and make new friends. Please wear athletic clothing and closed-toe shoes. Each week will feature a different focus (e.g.: yoga, fitness, and dance), so please come prepared to move!

Dates and Times:

Ages 9-12:
August 14 – September 25, 2023
Mondays, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*No class Labor Day, 9/2

Ages 5-8:
August 16 – September 18, 2023
Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Registration is open to current families only. Open registration begins July 1.

Ages 9-12:
October 9 – November 13, 2023
Mondays, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Ages 5-8:
October 11 – November 15, 2023
Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Registration is closed.

Fees: Must pre-register at the front desk
$50 Members per session
$65 Non-members per session
*10% additional discount available for families enrolling multiple children

Contact Windsor Vaughn at with questions.