fun for

all ages

All forms and documents must be emailed to: [email protected]


The Bedford Area Family YMCA day campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork, and leadership with a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living. They have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor environment where they develop an appreciation of nature. YMCA Day Camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to form relationships with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age.

Today, Day Camp is more vital than ever, with an increased emphasis on child safety, summer learning traditions, values, and social skills.

Weekly activities are created based on the themes. FUN FRIDAY’S will tie the whole week together with SPECIAL activities that can include fun competitions, awards presentations, carnival games, at the Bedford YMCA.


Schedule and Pricing

The 2024 BAFY Kids’ Club Summer Day Camp will open May 28 and run through August 9 ages 5 to 12 years old. We are excited to offer offering care for those students who are enrolled in the Bedford County Public School Summer Extended Learning Program (summer school) as well! The students enrolled in the Summer Extended Learning Program will have the option of attending a 4 or 5 day week. Camp hours are 7am to 6pm for the full day, Extended Learners will join after their school day has ended. We do not offer part day options other than for BCPS Extended Learners.

The Registration fee is $60 per child and is due with COMPLETED registration forms along with a copy of each child’s birth certificate, physical, and immunization record before registration will be accepted. Bedford Area Family YMCA memberships that cover the enrolled child have a 5% discount. 

Please understand that we cannot accept paperwork that is incomplete. We cannot pull information off past registrations and all information is needed to enroll. 

No registration will accepted if there is a balance on the account.
This includes DSS accounts.

Registrations may take up to a week to be entered, no child will be accepted without a completed registration that has been entered.

All payments will be auto-pay starting Summer 2024

2024 Summer Camp Themes

Week 1 – Our Planet
some activities/field trips:
plant a tree, making bird feeders, garden tours with tools and weather station

Week 2 – Young Explorers
some activities/field trips:
Visit to the Safari Park, nature scavenger hunt, seed art, fort building in the woods

Week 3 – Eco Warriors
some activities/field trips:
recycling and composting, mud painting, Bedford firefighters visit

Week 4 – Time Travelers
some activities/field trips:
Visit to Caverns, making time machines, local historian speaker

Week 5 – Music & Rhythm
some activities/field trips:
Visit to FunQuest, chladni plate and drum activities, karaoke

Week 6 – Artistic Odyssey
some activities/field trips:
veggie stamping, foil painting, stained glass crafts

Week 7 – Wonders of Water
some activities/field trips:
Visit to Splash Valley, ocean painting, veggie coloring, bottle fountains

Week 8 – Kitchen Chemistry
some activities/field trips:
Visit to Mountain Run Farm, solar ovens, makig pizza, ice cream in a bag

Week 9 – Native Plants & People
some activities/field trips:
Visit to Claytor Nature Center, Navajo rug art, process clay from soil, native plant walk

Week 10 – “Survivor” Week
some activities/field trips:
Visit to a Waterfall and Hiking, make a compass, scavenger hunt, wilderness first aid

Week 11 – Talent Show
some activities/field trips:
Talent Show at the Bedford YMCA Stage, squirt gun games, cookout

Each week will include an exciting field trip to places like The Claytor Nature Center, Local Farms, Safari Park, Splash Valley, SML State Park, Funquest, and more!


2024 Full Day Summer Camp

$60 Registration fee / $155 per week
only auto payments will be accepted

Week 1: May 28 – May 31
Week 2: June 3 – June 7
Week 3: June 10 – June 14
Week 4: June 17 – June 21
Week 5: June 24 – June 28
Week 6: July 1 – 3 & July 5
Week 7:  July 8 – July 12
Week 8: July 15 – July 19
Week 9: July 22 – July 26
Week 10: July 29 – August 
Week 11: July 29 – August 2
Week 12: August 5 – August 9

Full Day program runs 7am-6pm Monday through Friday (no camp on 5/27/24 or 7/4/24)

2024  Part Day after Extended Learning Summer Camp*
4 Days ONLY

$60 Registration fee /
$75 per week
only auto payments will be accepted

Dates TBD

(If you need care weeks the beginning or ending of summer it will be $155 per week per child for full day care)

*ONLY for children enrolled in BCPS Summer School

Part Day 4 day program runs AFTER summer school  to 6pm Monday through Thursday

2024 Part Day after Extended Learning Summer Camp*
5 Days 
Monday-Thursday Part day and Friday Full day

$60 Registration fee /
$110 per week
only auto payments will be accepted

Date TBD

(If you need care weeks the beginning or ending of summer it will be $155 per week per child for full day care)

*ONLY for children enrolled in BCPS Summer School

Part Day 5 day program runs AFTER summer school  to 6pm Monday through Thursday and 7am to 6pm on Fridays

Only auto-pay will be accepted starting this summer. This included DSS co-pays.
EFT’s have no additional fees. Credit/debit cards will have fees based on the charge amount – $0-$50=$1.25, $50.01-100=$2.50, $100.01-$250=$5, $250.01-$500=$10, $500.01+=$15

Additional Discounts:

  • Children that are covered by a Bedford Area Family YMCA membership will receive a 5% discount.
  • A paid-in-full discount of 5% is available for any registration of 5 weeks or more, registration is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Locations for the 2024 summer season

Bedford Area Family YMCA 

Goodview Elementary School 

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Financial Assistance

With the help from The United Way of Central Virginia financial assistance is available. View our Financial Assistance page for more information.  With the help of the United Way of Central Virginia, financial assistance is available. To apply for this please fill out the Financial Assistance Application and submit along with all documentation ATTN: Jessica Reynolds. Please allow up to 2 weeks for application review. 

Please complete forms and either:

Email to: [email protected]

Mail to: Bedford YMCA, PO Box 1026, Bedford, VA 24523 Attn. Jessica Reynolds

Fax to: 540-587-5310 

For more information, please contact the Bedford Area Family YMCA at (540) 586-3483 or email Jessica Reynolds at [email protected]

The 2023 summer was a great success! Check out some of the pictures from our camps: