Family Programs

Families need opportunities to stay active, have fun and spend quality time together on a regular basis. What better place than the Y to learn and grow as a family! Some of the family programs offered are: Kid's Night Out, Adventure Guides, lock-ins, family gym, birthday parties, indoor rock climbing, family fitness, swimming and family fun nights.

Birthday Parties

Schedule your child's birthday party at the Y and leave the fuss to us. The party includes choice of an activity, run by Y staff for one hour, followed by one hour of party time. Activity choices include:

  • Swimming pool (recreational swim and water games)
  • Rock climbing wall (ages 5 and up)
  • Child watch (free play & organized games)
  • Gym games (choice of basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer or parachute games)

Price of package depends on the level of service you desire. Parties are scheduled on Saturday or Sunday afternoons on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a minimum of two weeks reservation time required. The total cost of the party package must be paid to reserve party. We are unable to process refunds for birthday parties.

Birthday parties are available at the Hampton, Luter, Newport News, R.F. Wilkinson (Williamsburg), and Victory branches.

Regular Package: This package includes use of the party room for one hour, a party host and use of either the pool, gymnasium or child watch room for one hour. You provide all paper products and party supplies.

Deluxe Package: This package includes the use of the party room for one hour, a party host, use of either the pool, gymnasium or child watch area, paper products, invitations, decorations, treat bags for each guest and a prize for the birthday child.

Super Package: This package includes the use of the party room for one hour, a party host, use of either the pool, gymnasium or child watch area, paper products, invitations, decorations, a prize for the birthday child, birthday cake, drinks and a treat bag for each guest.

Climbing Wall Package: (Available at Victory Branch on Saturday only) This package includes an hour on the climbing wall, use of the party room for one hour, a party host, paper products, invitations, decorations, cake, drinks, a prize for the birthday child and a gift for each guest. (Must confirm party 2 weeks in advance, release forms must be signed by parent of participants)

Child Watch and Youth Watch

With your family membership at the YMCA, you are entitled to free Child Watch (Ages 6 weeks to 5 years) and Youth Watch (Ages 6 to 12 years) services while you are at the Y participating in our programs. Our qualified staff and volunteers provide a safe and fun atmosphere for your child with age-appropriate toys, games and activities and even homework time for school-aged kids. Parents are required to sign the child in/out and to fill out an information form to be kept on file. Hours vary by YMCA location. Please pick up a schedule at each branch.

(Available at Hampton, Luter, Mathews, Newport News, Northern Neck, Richmond County, Victory)

Lock-Ins

Need a safe and fun site for your next overnight function? Look no further than the YMCA. Our lock-in package provides a fun environment at a reasonable rate for your church, teen or youth group that includes use of the game-filled multipurpose room, gym, lobby area and pool with a certified lifeguard on duty. Please see the Welcome Center at your YMCA for information.

Available at Hampton, Luter, Newport News, Victory

Family Fitness

The YMCA is always adding opportunities for your family to spend time together - various group exercise classes and wellness center times are designated as Family Fitness Friendly so you can work together with your child to achieve better health. You'll be a great example for their healthier future - and you'll work harder to show them how to achieve goals. It's a win-win situation that can also bring your relationship with your child to an even closer level.

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.