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12 Days of Fitness

Stay motivated, stay committed, and exercise for 12 days during December for a chance to win a prize. Earn one signature per day after completing a workout, taking a group exercise class, or swimming. Once you have completed the challenge, turn your card in to the Welcome Center.

Volunteer Coaches

You can help coach a team or be a Program Assistant with any YMCA Youth Sports program. No previous experience is required.  Teams just can’t run without our coaches or assistants – so you can feel great about making a real difference! Hours are based on program times.

Camp Kekoka Polar Bear Plunge

Come join the Camp Kekoka staff and volunteers for our annual POLAR BEAR PLUNGE. This unlikely event has brave participants of all ages plunging into the frigid waters of Indian Creek to raise money for Camper Scholarships. 



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[HAMPTON ROADS, VA] — This November 3rd – 20th, the YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas and the YMCA of South Hampton Roads is proud to announce a special tribute to honor the brave men and women who have served and are currently serving in our nation’s military.
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Native American Heritage Month

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In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we encourage our community to LEARN about the contributions, achievements, and struggles of Native Americans through their own words. Visit for resources featuring the work and viewpoints of Native American individuals and communities.  
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YMCA's Long History of Supporting the Military Community

The YMCA has a long history of serving the military community, starting during the Civil War, with the United States Christian Commission providing various programs, including religious services, educational classes, and recreational activities.
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At the Y, We Prevent Drowning

A series of tragic events prevented Bettye from swimming or going near the water since she was a child. Hear how her strong determination and the caring staff at the Y changed her life.

At the Y, We Help Kids Succeed

When Grace was ready to attend summer camp, her parents chose the Y. Hear how she became more self-reliant and found a love for the people and the program at the Y.

At the Y, We Prepare Teens for Life

Muhammed became involved in many opportunities that the Y offers teens. Hear his story about discovering talents and strengths he did not know he had.

At the Y, We Help People Grow Healthier in Spirit, Mind, and Body

Marilyn's journey with LIVESTRONG during her battle with cancer changed her life in ways she did not expect. Hear how she is learning new ways to be healthy with her family by her side.

Our 2022 Impact

Kids participated in programs.
Participants gained confidence in and around the water.
People led a healthier lifestyle by coming to the Y.
Teens involved in YMCA programs.

Give to the Y

When you give to the Y, you support programs and services that help kids succeed, prevent drowning, prepare teens for life and help people grow healthier in spirit, mind, and body. The Y is needed now more than ever to meet the evolving needs of our community.