Luter Family YMCA

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259 James Street
Smithfield, VA 23430 Get Directions

Phone : 757 365 4060
Fax : 757 365 0602

Facility Hours

  • Mon-Thur  5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Fri             5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Sat            8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sun           1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Luter Family YMCA provides a safe, family-oriented environment, and a gathering place for thousands of kids, families, seniors and individuals. In its previous life, part of the Luter Family YMCA was Smithfield High School. It was leased to the YMCA by the County of Isle of Wight in 1995. It was renovated in 2004 and again in 2012 with the expansion of the Wellness Center, Child Watch and Group Exercise rooms.


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What's Happening at the Y




Ages: Rising Kindergartners (4 years and 9 mos. old) to Rising 6th graders: 5-12 years old

Camp hours: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $86/week for members and $116/week for program participants

2017 Weekly Session Dates

  • Session 1: June 19-23
  • Session 2: June 26-30
  • Session 3: July 3-7 (closed July 4th)
  • Session 4: July 10-14
  • Session 5: July 17-21
  • Session 6: July 24-28
  • Session 7: July 31-Aug 4
  • Session 8: August 7-11
  • Session 9: August 14-18
  • Session 10: August 21-25

Registration Information

Registration is by appointment only. To schedule your appointment contact our Welcome Center at 365-4060.

Due to state licensing requirements, incomplete registrations cannot be processed.

Limited spaces available, to guarantee your campers spot all deposits are due at registration.

What to bring to registration:

  1. A completed Summer Camp Application
  2. An original birth certificate, immunization record, and physical for each camper
  3. $40 non-refundable registration fee and first week fees are due at time of registration
  4. Non-refundable/transferable deposit of $25 per week per child to reserve a camp spot


Please download a copy of our Summer Camp Parent Handbook

Teen Camp

This is a great weekly camp for younger teens. Includes group games, weekly field trips, team building, and leadership skills.

Ages: Rising 6th graders to rising 7th graders 12-13 years old

Cost: $86/week for members and $116/week for program participants

C.I.L.T. (Campers In Leadership Training)

A great summer experience! Opportunities include mentoring younger children, leading camp activities, participating in camp projects, field trips, swimming, and fitness activities. Interested campers will be asked to submit an application and go through an interview process. Applications are available at the Welcome Center. Please submit to Kelly Gies by June 1, 2017.

Ages: Rising 6th graders to rising 7th graders 12-13 years old

Cost: $77/week for members and $107/week for program participants

Specialty Camps

Ages 6 years – 12 years, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

*Kayaking Camp available for ages 9 years to Teens                                              
Members $45/Program Participants $85

*If your child is participating in our all day summer camp (6-9 a.m. and 12-6 p.m.) they may be dual enrolled and will not be charged a fee for the specialty camp, however, they will not be able to go on field trips during the specialty camp times. Sessions are same as above.

Session 1 Soccer Camp

Session 2 Karate Camp

Session 3 Dance Camp

Session 4 Kayaking Camp

Session 5 Cheerleading Camp

Session 6 Theatre Camp

Session 7 Science Camp

Session 8 Basketball Camp


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PiYo Class


Stop by the Y for our open house on Monday, January 30 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Bring a friend, if they join you get a free month and you both will be entered

for a chance to win 3 free months each!

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History of Aquatics at the Y

From 1885 when the first pool was built to today, this timeline covers the major events in YMCA aquatics history.

1885 The first YMCA swimming pool was built in the Brooklyn YMCA in New York.

1904 The first YMCA lifesaving corps was organized in 1904 at Camp Dudley in upstate New York.

1910 George Corsan used group teaching methods instead of teaching individuals. He taught crawl stroke first, contrary to the practice of the day. The YMCA and the Red Cross (U.S.A.) commenced co-operatively to promote first aid. Shortly afterwards, the Red Cross hired Commodore Longfellow to study the drowning situation, and Longfellow developed a lifesaving corps in the YMCA (Baltimore, Maryland). From this point, both organizations proceeded to develop their own life­saving programs.

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martial arts


Karate provides the opportunity to achieve increased balance, strength, self-discipline, self-confidence, and harmony of spirit, mind and body. Participants develop skills at their own pace. Students improve fitness, coordination and balance.

The Y offers Karate for ages 6 and up on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Monthly rate for members is $30, and $50 for non-members.

You are invited to try a class for free before signing up.

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Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.