Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads

Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads The Armed Services YMCA is a non-profit organization that provides outreach programs for military families of Hampton Roads. For over 150 years the ASYMCA's programming has adapted to the ever changing needs of our armed services by providing support and services where the need is greatest: to junior soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen and their families.
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Operating as usual

Cruising through another day of virtual learning with our Five Star Kids Academy. These kiddos are definitely getting th...
09/09/2020

Cruising through another day of virtual learning with our Five Star Kids Academy. These kiddos are definitely getting the hang of this.

Looking for school age care and virtual learning support? We've got you covered. Check out our Five Star Kids Academy here - https://bit.ly/3hbzBe3.

#virtuallearning #schoolagecare

Good morning Little Learners! It seems like we're looking at a rainy day today, so we're rescheduling our Craft & Conver...
09/09/2020

Good morning Little Learners! It seems like we're looking at a rainy day today, so we're rescheduling our Craft & Conversation with Rainbow Puppet Productions until next week. Same place, same time. See you next Wednesday friends!

You can still register for this Craft & Conversation event if you haven't already. It's FREE and open to all active duty military dependents between the ages of 18 months and 5 years (and their siblings)! https://bit.ly/3bKBmhh

#militarykids #preschool

We're sending this virtual high-five to all the students and teachers and parents and administrators and mentors and fac...
09/08/2020

We're sending this virtual high-five to all the students and teachers and parents and administrators and mentors and facilitators and supporters of ALL kinds who made it through the First Day of School (Virtual Edition). Woo Hoo πŸŽ‰ We did it! Well done all! We're so proud to be a part of this community and to be meeting the needs of our families by providing full time care and virtual learning support.

If you find yourself in need of full-time school age care and/or virtual learning support - check out our Five Star Kids Academy. We've got just a few spots open for next week. https://bit.ly/32adBMB

#militarykids #virtuallearning

Hey Little Learners! Are you ready for tomorrow? Rainbow Puppet Productions is joining us at Bayville Farms Park for a s...
09/08/2020

Hey Little Learners! Are you ready for tomorrow? Rainbow Puppet Productions is joining us at Bayville Farms Park for a super fun puppet production. We can’t wait! Have you registered yet? As always, this Craft & Conversation event is free and open to all active duty dependents between the ages of 18 months and 5 years (and their siblings). We can’t wait to see you tomorrow. Use this link to register - https://bit.ly/2ZzCnEj

Rainbow Puppet Productions will introduce a whole new dimension in learning in their "Open a Book" tour. This award-winning team has created a new musical review that shares the joy of reading through music, dance, puppetry, and story-telling. It's a traveling, early reading program that our OLL families are sure to love!

#militarykids #preschoolactivity

Happy Labor Day to all our families. We are so deeply grateful for all of those who work so hard for all of us. Our offi...
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day to all our families. We are so deeply grateful for all of those who work so hard for all of us. Our office is closed today. Enjoy the holiday, and we'll see you bright and early tomorrow for the first day of the Five Star Kids Academy!

#backtoschool2020 #militarykids

We don't know about you, but we love a good reason to wear our F is for American Flag t-shirts. Have you made one of the...
09/03/2020

We don't know about you, but we love a good reason to wear our F is for American Flag t-shirts. Have you made one of these shirts? We'd love to see a picture of your little one wearing it this holiday weekend! Haven't made a shirt yet? No problem - they're really simple to make. Check out our step-by-step instructions here - https://bit.ly/3hYv008

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

#laborday2020 #militarykids

Happy September! Can you believe that school starts in just one week? Phew! Our Five Star Kids Academy crew is hard at w...
09/01/2020

Happy September! Can you believe that school starts in just one week? Phew! Our Five Star Kids Academy crew is hard at work getting everything fresh and ready for our friends to join us for virtual learning support and fun with friends starting on September 8.

Are you looking for a safe and supportive learning environment for your kiddos when school starts virtually next week? Our goal is to support both cognitive development and social-emotional growth with opportunities for enrichment and connection through: STEAM-based learning activities, educational partnerships to promote literacy and academic achievement, virtual learning and homework support, daily physical activity, opportunities for creativity, mindfulness and critical thinking and engaging lessons that focus on character development and resilience.

We'll be here for you when you need us... whether that's full day care during virtual learning or before and after school care when school is physically in session. For more information, check out our Five Star Kids Academy page here - https://bit.ly/3lzronH

#backtoschool2020 #virtuallearning

The letter of the day is X and we're making x-ray pictures and fox puppets with our Operation Little Learners today! Hav...
09/01/2020

The letter of the day is X and we're making x-ray pictures and fox puppets with our Operation Little Learners today! Have you been following along with the virtual program? We'd ❀️ to see your fox puppets and x-ray hands! Comment with your crafts!

Speaking of puppets... did you hear that Rainbow Puppet Productions is joining us for our September Craft and Conversation next week? Join us at Bayville Farms Park on September 9. This event is FREE and open to all active duty military dependents between the ages of 18 months and 5 years (and their siblings). You must register in advance using this link https://bit.ly/3lEr86M

08/28/2020

The last day of Summer Camp has us feeling all the feels over here, and we can't help but take a look back at all the fun. This summer definitely looked different than other summers, but we still made friends and memories and HAD A BLAST. We're going to miss these kiddos.

Thank you to all of our partners who made this summer memorable - USAA, United Way of South Hampton Roads, Arts for Learning Virginia, GEICO, Virginia Beach Public Library and Veterans Yoga Project! We really couldn't do this without you.

#tbt to all that fun our Little Learners had with πŸ›©οΈ and πŸ¦–. In July, we visited the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia...
08/27/2020

#tbt to all that fun our Little Learners had with πŸ›©οΈ and πŸ¦–. In July, we visited the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach and boy, did we have fun! You can read all about our adventure and see more pictures here - https://bit.ly/3iRCDFw.

Operation Little Learners offers FREE monthly field trips to active duty dependents between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. You can learn all about this program and what's coming up in September here - https://bit.ly/348SCek.

#operationlittlelearners #militarykids

The music continues with our summer campers this week! We LOVE getting to explore new music and instruments with Arts fo...
08/26/2020

The music continues with our summer campers this week! We LOVE getting to explore new music and instruments with Arts for Learning Virginia.

#summerfun #summercamp2020

Good morning Pirates and Mermaids! Arrrrrgh you ready for some fun at Town Point Park this morning with our Operation Li...
08/25/2020

Good morning Pirates and Mermaids! Arrrrrgh you ready for some fun at Town Point Park this morning with our Operation Little Learners crew? It's time for our monthly Craft and Conversation, and Mrs. Tessa has a bounty of crafts and activities planned... including a treasure hunt! See you soon βš“

#militarykids #preschoolactivities

#BacktoSchool2020 has us all rethinking our "normal" back to school routines. If your back-to-school plan is in need of ...
08/24/2020

#BacktoSchool2020 has us all rethinking our "normal" back to school routines. If your back-to-school plan is in need of some school-age care and virtual learning support, check out our Five Star Kids Academy for full-day care while schools remain virtual. We know there aren't any easy decisions right now, but we're here if you need us. Five Star Kids Academy - Hampton Roads https://bit.ly/3j45arO

WAVY TV 10 has a full list of back-to-school plans for Hampton Roads, and we're finding it super helpful - https://bit.ly/2EhFid3

#schoolagecare #hamptonroads

08/21/2020
Arts for Learning Virginia

We ❀️ good music AND good moves! We also love the way our partners show up for our kiddos. Feeling very grateful for United Way of South Hampton Roads and Arts for Learning Virginia for making this amazing program happen for our campers.

#FridayFeel #summercamp2020

Here’s to a day filled with #goodmusic and #goodmoves. Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads United Way of South Hampton Roads
#militarykids #summerenrichment #teachingartist

We are celebrating our 2020 Summer Operation Heroes today with a virtual graduation ceremony. These military kids have w...
08/20/2020

We are celebrating our 2020 Summer Operation Heroes today with a virtual graduation ceremony. These military kids have worked (and played) SO HARD this summer and we could not be more proud of them. We're so grateful to our partners who have made this program possible - United Way of South Hampton Roads, Rite Aid Foundation, GEICO, CSX, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Omni Military Loans.

We'd also like to shout a giant THANK YOU to our dedicated Mentors and all the families that made this possible.

#militarykids #2020grads

Another #mindfulmoment courtesy of our summer campers and the Veterans Yoga Project. These kiddos are getting good 🌴#sum...
08/19/2020

Another #mindfulmoment courtesy of our summer campers and the Veterans Yoga Project. These kiddos are getting good 🌴

#summercamp2020 #kidsyoga

We love this little song, and we think that smile is the best 😁 Our summer campers sure know how to make our days 🌞 If y...
08/18/2020

We love this little song, and we think that smile is the best 😁 Our summer campers sure know how to make our days 🌞 If you need us, we'll be over here humming this tune 🎢

#summercamp2020 #operationsummercamp

Calling all Little Learners!!! Have you signed up for our Aaaargh-ust βš“ Craft and Conversation yet? We're heading to Tow...
08/17/2020

Calling all Little Learners!!! Have you signed up for our Aaaargh-ust βš“ Craft and Conversation yet? We're heading to Town Point Park next Tuesday - August 25th. We're going on a treasure hunt πŸ’Ž and making pirate and mermaid crafts πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ.

As always, this event is FREE and open to all active duty dependents between the ages of 18 months and 5 years (and their siblings), but you must register in advance using this link: https://bit.ly/2PWEPiK

We are grateful for β˜€οΈ summer days in Hampton Roads, but we can't wait until it's safe to host some events back in our Regional Office and at Lincoln Military Housing - Oceana, Lincoln Military Housing - Norfolk Pointe and Lincoln Military Housing - Whitehurst.

#militarykids #operationlittlelearners

We ❀️ our partners! Last week, Virginia Beach Public Library - Bayside Branch - visited our summer campers to celebrate ...
08/14/2020

We ❀️ our partners! Last week, Virginia Beach Public Library - Bayside Branch - visited our summer campers to celebrate their Summer Reading Program progress! Campers were rewarded with new πŸ“š and 🍦 for their summer reading efforts!

#militarykids #summerreading #summercamp

#tbt Remember that time we got to see jellyfish, πŸ¦– tracks and our friends? We had so much FUN with our Little Learners a...
08/13/2020

#tbt Remember that time we got to see jellyfish, πŸ¦– tracks and our friends? We had so much FUN with our Little Learners at The Virginia Living Museum last week. We love getting to hang out with these little ones and their families 🌞

See more pictures and read more details about our adventure here:
https://bit.ly/30KCdL2

#militarykids #preschoolactivities

Our Summer Campers are enjoying a healthy dose of activity throughout August thanks to the folks at Veterans Yoga Projec...
08/12/2020

Our Summer Campers are enjoying a healthy dose of activity throughout August thanks to the folks at Veterans Yoga Project. Miss Anita and Coach Jason have created a special "Kids Fit Camp" for our campers including yoga, mindfulness and other exercises made FUN. It's fair to say our campers go home TIRED every Wednesday.

#summercamp2020 #mindfulness

Little Learners ❀️ listening to books at the park (dinosaurs are always welcome)! Want to listen to another one of our f...
08/11/2020

Little Learners ❀️ listening to books at the park (dinosaurs are always welcome)!

Want to listen to another one of our favorite books read by Mrs. Tessa? Check your email for today's video link to The Letter T! https://bit.ly/31KNmuL

#operationlittlelearners #militarykids

πŸ“šToday is National Book Lover's Day, and we've got some major book lovers around here! We are forever grateful to our pa...
08/09/2020

πŸ“šToday is National Book Lover's Day, and we've got some major book lovers around here! We are forever grateful to our partners for contributing to our summer campers' love of reading! Thanks again United Way of South Hampton Roads, Arts for Learning Virginia and #WomenUnited! We know these kiddos are enjoying these books today!

#bookloversday #militarykids

Imaginations are running wild at Arts for Learning and Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads thanks to a dedicated book group comprised of #WomenUnited members! These women each donated their favorite children's book to United Way so that we could distribute them to summer literacy programs πŸ“š.

Thanks to a partnership with Dominion Energy, our Summer Campers got to experience the amazing storytelling talents of M...
08/07/2020

Thanks to a partnership with Dominion Energy, our Summer Campers got to experience the amazing storytelling talents of Mr. Dylan Pritchett. These campers sure have gotten to a load of amazing experiences this year! From dance to storytelling to (Mad) science - they've had the opportunity to learn, grow and connect every day.

Last week, Mr. Pritchett joined our Summer Camp crew to share stories and music based in African and African American Folklore. His masterful storytelling gripped the young listeners. All the campers were thoroughly engaged in the thought-provoking stories and they each got to bring a book home to share with their families!

You can read more about this event on our blog: https://bit.ly/3fE7vHA

#summercamp #militarykids

With many school divisions deciding to begin the school year with virtual instruction, there is a need for safe and reli...
08/06/2020

With many school divisions deciding to begin the school year with virtual instruction, there is a need for safe and reliable care for your child. We understand, and we'll be here when you need us. Starting on September 8, our Five Star Kids Academy will operate full-day, school-age care until schools are operating Monday through Friday for face-to-face instruction.

We're working closely with school divisions and parents to ensure that students will be available and attentive during virtual instruction. We've created an environment and schedule to support students as they complete and turn-in assignments. We're implementing best practices to support students' virtual learning requirements at all grade levels. Space is limited as we are adhering to all CDC guidelines on class size and social distancing protocols.

For more information and to start your registration, contact Mrs. Katrina Cherry at (757) 464-9404 or visit us online at:
https://bit.ly/33wXaLi

#virtuallearning #backtoschool2020

Did you hear? It's AAAARG-ust for our Little βš“ Pirates and πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ Mermaids (aka Little Learners).  Mrs. Tessa has all kind...
08/05/2020

Did you hear? It's AAAARG-ust for our Little βš“ Pirates and πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ Mermaids (aka Little Learners). Mrs. Tessa has all kinds of amazing things planned including a visit to the The Virginia Living Museum on Friday and a Craft & Conversation event at Town Point Park later in the month. Visit our Operation Little Learners page for links to register! https://bit.ly/2PsRgT7

We can't wait to be back in session at our Regional Office and Lincoln Military Housing - Oceana, Lincoln Military Housing - Norfolk Pointe and Lincoln Military Housing - Whitehurst... but until then - we love seeing you all on field trips and at our Craft and Conversations!

***UPDATE - our field trip to the Virginia Living Museum is full, but the waiting list is active. Make sure to join our Operation Little Learners - Hampton Roads Facebook group to be the first to know when new field trips open for registration.

#preschool #militarykids

Some good reminders from Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic about hurricane preparedness in the time of COVID-19. Stay ...
08/03/2020

Some good reminders from Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic about hurricane preparedness in the time of COVID-19. Stay safe out there.

#hurricaneready #militaryfamilies

A few reminders from FEMA:
Pack extra face masks and disinfectants in your emergency kit. Make sure you follow CDC guidelines if you must evacuate to a shelter or hotel. Now is the perfect time to review your family emergency plan to include COVID-19 prevention measures. #ReadyNavy
For more information, visit: ready.gov or ready.navy.mil

We've got some super creative builders at summer camp this week. Have you all been building any amazing creations? We'd ...
07/30/2020

We've got some super creative builders at summer camp this week. Have you all been building any amazing creations? We'd love to see a picture!

#summercamp2020 #creativity

Hey Little Learners! Is everybody ready for the Military Aviation Museum? Airplanes and Dinosaurs? OH MY! We are going t...
07/29/2020

Hey Little Learners! Is everybody ready for the Military Aviation Museum? Airplanes and Dinosaurs? OH MY! We are going to have SO. MUCH. FUN. See you Friday! πŸ›©οΈ

**This field trip is currently full, but check out all the Operation Little Learners happenings here https://bit.ly/3hHeeSy and make sure to join our Operation Little Learners - Hampton Roads Facebook group to be the first to know about NEW field trips and opportunities.

#preschoolfun #militarykids

These Campers got balance! They're learning about the importance of mindfulness and finding moments of balance throughou...
07/28/2020

These Campers got balance! They're learning about the importance of mindfulness and finding moments of balance throughout the day. Aren't these 🌲🌲🌲 ah-mazing?

#summercamp #kidsyoga

Good morning Operation Little Learners! Who's ready for the Letter Z? Us TOO! We're super excited about making these awe...
07/28/2020

Good morning Operation Little Learners! Who's ready for the Letter Z? Us TOO! We're super excited about making these awesome sun-catching-color-blending-sensory-bags! Full directions can be found on today's page! Check your email for your link to today's video and activities.

#virtualpreschool #militarykids

Our Summer Campers Got Talent!!! They've also got some pretty fancy summer camp t-shirts. We're loving this side-knot, p...
07/27/2020

Our Summer Campers Got Talent!!! They've also got some pretty fancy summer camp t-shirts. We're loving this side-knot, pattern-mixing situation 😎 Sunny summer camp days are the best days β˜€οΈ For more information, visit our Summer Camp page here: https://bit.ly/306nsCa

#summercamp #virginiabeach

Due to current restrictions on our active duty dads and for the wellbeing of all participants, staff, sponsors, and volu...
07/24/2020

Due to current restrictions on our active duty dads and for the wellbeing of all participants, staff, sponsors, and volunteers, the 17th Father Daughter Military Ball has been postponed until May 7, 2021. For our families who have registered for the ball, please check your email for more information.

Although we won't be gathering in person this year with our favorite Snow Sisters, we're super excited to host them next year. For more information on our events, or to sign up for our newsletter (and be the first to know about new events), visit our events page here:
https://bit.ly/30KUvdQ

07/23/2020
#tbt to that time we had all the DINO-fun at Mount Trashmore! Last Friday, our Little Learners got to dino-hop and dino-dig and have an all-around dino-rific time at our Jurassic July Craft & Conversation event. You can read all about the fun (and see mo

#tbt to that time we had all the DINO-fun at Mount Trashmore! Last Friday, our Little Learners got to dino-hop and dino-dig and have an all-around dino-rific time at our Jurassic July Craft & Conversation event. You can read all about the fun (and see more pictures) by checking out this post: Jurassic July in Hampton Roads https://bit.ly/3hxeHGO

#preschoolactivities #militarykids

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At the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, we recognize the challenges of military life, especially in an area with the largest concentration of military in the nation. That’s why we’re devoted to nurturing the well-being of the Hampton Roads military community and all five branches of service. We are based in Virginia Beach and have satellite services at Sewells Point Elementary School in Norfolk, Lincoln Military Housing Norfolk Crossing Community Center, Norfolk and Lincoln Military Housing Naval Air Station Oceana Community Center in Virginia Beach.

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Thank you so much!
Fun with the letter β€œQ” and with Ms. Tessa Davis
I have a special request of armed forces and it members...my mom clara sutherlands grandmother is in icu in cllumbus,ohio with covid. Please keep her in your prayers. She is starting to show hood signs.
Finally was able to grout my mosaic mermaid I started last fall at your class! Thanks again so much I love it!
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Please share -and preorder- to help put a Navy plate on Virginia roads! All Navy active duty, veterans, retirees welcome.
Any information on when the date of this year's father daughter royal ball?
Thank you YMCA Hampton Roads for the Operation Ride Home assistance in helping us get home across the country to spend the holidays with our loved ones!
We had a great day at busch gardens with the kids and staff. Can't wait for next year. Thank you afymca for allowing us to participate again . We enjoyed ourselves. Glad the rain stopped. I know the kids enjoyed themselves too. Pete Sutherland
The kids loved the reading time today in Little Learners!
Will there be a father daughter ball this year?