Moving into Fall

“How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world” – Anne Frank

We will be closed Monday, September 7th in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy your long weekends and have a safe and happy holiday.

The 9th Annual Blossom to Bottle 5K/3K was a great success! Thanks to all the participants, volunteers, and workers. The kids enjoyed the Johnny Apple Seed Egg Hunt and our wonderful chefs competed in the Annual Chili Cook Off. To view the results please click the link to be brought to We look forward now to the 41st Annual Peaks of Otter 5K in December. Check us out on social media and our website for details on registration and sponsorships. 


Evening Yoga is returning! We have brought back another class favorite with Wednesday Evening Yoga returning at 6:30 pm. This hour long class will be hosted by all of our instructors alternating, so you will get a fun new class each week. Register on Setmore to save your place and don’t forget your water!


Starting Tuesday, September 8th, our pool hours and classes will be changing. There will still be a 12 person capacity during Phase 3 with a first come first in policy. During water aerobics classes, the pool will be closed for lap swim unless stated otherwise on the calendar, such as the M/W/F 10am class.

6a-1:30p and 3:30p-7:30p

7a – 1:30p and 3:30p-6:30p

6a – 1:30p and 3:30p-7:30p

7a – 1:30p and 3:30p – 6:30p

6a – 1:30p and 3:30p – 6:30p


facility closed

Keep checking our website and social media for updates on swim lessons and swim team  – both starting new sessions soon!


Fall Soccer is Ready to Go!
With new safety precautions in place we are so happy to be able to hold our Fall Soccer Youth programs. We will have children all the way from 3 and a half to 17 playing in all different leagues. All these kids will benefit by playing on all different levels. Studies show health benefits such as obesity reduction, educational benefits such as developing and improving cognitive skills, even showing high school athletes are less likely to smoke cigarettes and suffer from loneliness and low self-esteem! With all these benefits we encourage all children to play in sports by offering sponsorships and financial assistance. We are always looking for community members who want to help our local youth with donations of any amount.
No child should sit on the sidelines due to cost, every bit helps! If you or your company would like to help out contact Dwayne Abbott at 540.586.3483 and become a sponsor today! #YouthSports


We may be getting a late start but it is finally “Back to School” season. With Bedford County students returning to a very different situation the Bedford YMCA is looking out for our community by adding 7 new sites to offer before and after school care for children ages 5 to 12.

This year we will offer:

After School Sites – ONLY

(hours – dismissal until 6pm)

Bedford Elementary School (Bedford Primary School bused)

Boonsboro Elementary School

Forest Elementary School

Goodview Elementary School

Moneta Elementary School

Montvale Elementary School (Bused to the Bedford YMCA)

New London Academy 

Stewartsville Elementary School

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Before & After School Sites  

(hours – 7a-8:30a and dismissal until 6pm)  

Forest Middle School 

Liberty Middle School 

Staunton River Middle School 

We offer registration all school year. To find registration packets or view our complete program offerings visit our BAFY Kids’ Club page on our web site.