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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Ages: Rising Kindergartners to Rising 6th graders – 5 – 11 years old

Camp hours: 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $85/week for members and $100/week for program participants

2015 Weekly Session Dates:

Session 1: June 15-June 19
Session 2: June 22-June 26
Session 3: June 29-July 3
Session 4: July 6-July 10
Session 5: July 13-July 17
Session 6: July 20-July 24
Session 7: July 27-July 31
Session 8: August 3 – August 7
Session 9: August 10-14
Session 10: August 17-August 21
Session 11: August 24-August 28

Registration Place, Dates and Times:

Registration is held at the Luter Family YMCA, 259 James Street, Smithfield, VA 23430

Current School-Age Participants:

February 23: during program hours

YMCA Members:

March 2: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open Registration:

March 4: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

March 11: from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration by appointment only after March 12, 2014


To register, click here and search “Specialty Camp 2015″

Ages 5 years – 12 years
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Members $45/Program Participants $85
Basketball Camp

Basketball Camp – August 10-August 14
This beginning basketball camp teaches basic skills through games and teamwork.

Cheerleading Camp – July 13-July 17
Come join us for an exciting week of chants and cheers. This camp focuses on the basic motions, jumps, tumbling of cheerleading.

Cooking Camp – August 3-August 7
Who’s hungry? Want to learn how to make some basic snacks and mini-meals? This camp is great for little chefs who want to learn basic meal preparation, how to set a table, develop a menu, and serve guests. Campers will participate in creating snack menus, making food, and serving guests.

Dance Camp – June 29-July 3
This beginning dance camp focuses on basic skills and some advanced skills; ballet and tap will be introduced.

Fishing Camp – July 27-July 31

Flag Football Camp – June 22-June 26
Down, set, hut, hut, hike! Victory dances, touchdowns and echoing sounds of cheering fans fill the air as our camper’s progress from beginners to intermediate football players. Football activities focus on game strategy tactics, skill development and teamwork. So, if you already love the game or just want to give it a try, get ready for some football!

Science Camp – Jul7 6-July 10
Explore science through hands on experiments.

Soccer Camp – June 15-June 19
This beginning soccer camp teaches basic skills through games and teamwork.

Theater Camp – July 20-July 24

Now Hiring Jr. Counselors

Ages: 16 and 17

A great summer job experience! Apply at the Welcome Center.

Leaders in Training

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

Cost: $85/week for members and $100/week for program participants

This is a great weekly camp for younger teens who are ready for more than the traditional camp setting.
Teens and counselors work together to develop valuable leadership skills while having fun at camp.

Counselor in Training

Ages: Rising 8th graders to rising 9th graders 15-15 years old

Cost: $50/week for members and $155/week for program participants

Teens learn about being a camp counselor during morning course work sessions. In the afternoon they put their knowledge into practice while working side by side with counselors in camp groups. By application.


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Larry - vol of yr 2014


Congratulations to the 2014 Luter Family YMCA volunteer of the year – Laurence Spears.

Laurence has been instrumental in gaining support for the Y as a community “charity of choice” for the Y annual giving scholarship campaign, he has donated countless hours to the annual Luter Family YMCA Festival of Trees and the youth Y Field Hockey and Swim Team programs, among others.

He received the award at the annual dinner for the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA Association on February 19.

Laurence is pictured with wife Shelly and daughter Samantha.

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kids school age


Out with the old and in with the new!

We are excited to announce that with this new year brings change in our Child Watch and Youth Watch Centers.

Children ages 5 to 11 will enjoy fitness games and challenges, gym games, nutrition education, cooking classes and more while their parents are exercising!

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LS group


As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body. You want to begin to heal and reclaim your health. But where do you start? LIVESTRONG at the YMCA can help.

In 2008, the YMCA partnered with the LIVESTRONG Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

Part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

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