Program Guide

Phone : (757) 483-9622
Fax : (757) 483-4896

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri 5:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 6:00pm
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What We Do

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. 

strengthening communities


The YMCA of Portsmouth offers a variety of programs and classes for people of all ages and abilities:

Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen

  • Child Care – Safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills
  • Education & Leadership – Knowledge, character development, guidance and encouragement to help youth develop and realize their potential
  • Swim, Sports & Play – Positive, fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills
  • Camp – Exciting, safe community for young people to explore the outdoors, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships and memories

Youth Development

Healthy Living: Improving the nation’s health and well-being

  • Family Time – Bringing families together to have fun and grow together
  • Health, Well-Being & Fitness – Resources and guidance to maintain or improve physical activity, health and wellness
  • Sports & Recreation – Healthy lifestyle activities that bring together people with shared athletic and recreational interests
  • Group Interest – Social networks and activities that bring together people that share common passions and personal interests

Healthy Living

Social Responsibility: Giving back and providing support to our neighbors

  • Social Services – Training, resources and support to empower our neighbors to make change, bridge gaps and overcome obstacles
  • Volunteerism & Giving – Voluntary contributions that fund, lead, and support the Y’s critical work
  • Advocacy – Collaborations with policy makers, community leaders and private and public organizations to develop youth, prevent chronic disease, and build healthier communities and encourage social responsibility

Social Responsibility

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