Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads

Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads exists to support and strengthen local military families.
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We offer an array of programs and services specifically designed for this purpose. We serve young enlisted families-Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The challenges and experiences for these families are unique, the impact is real.

We had SUCH an incredible time at our 29th Annual 5 Star Military Family Recognition Luncheon this past Friday! Thank yo...
12/05/2023

We had SUCH an incredible time at our 29th Annual 5 Star Military Family Recognition Luncheon this past Friday!

Thank you to USAA, WTKR News 3, The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center and ALL of our amazing sponsors for helping us recognize some amazing military families that are going above and beyond in their community!

Congratulations once again, to our winning families! We are so in awe of YOU! We can't wait to see what you will all do for our community in the years to come!

Join us in recognizing these terrific military families for their constant hard work and dedication to making Hampton Roads a better place to live!

We hope you've been good...Because SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN! We can't wait to see all our OLL families in the morni...
11/30/2023

We hope you've been good...

Because SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!

We can't wait to see all our OLL families in the morning at this truly MAGICAL event!

Please note: This program is exclusively for our OLL Families, and the event is currently WAITLISTED

Does this sound like something you and your little one may enjoy?

Be sure to sign up for our OLL Winter Session to experience all the amazing bonus outings, crafts and meet-ups, just like this one!

For more information on Operation Little Learners, head to: https://hamptonroads.asymca.org/services/operation-little-learners/

Have you heard the news?!WE ARE EXPANDING AGAIN!!!Our Operation Little Learners Program is busy gearing up for our next ...
11/29/2023

Have you heard the news?!

WE ARE EXPANDING AGAIN!!!

Our Operation Little Learners Program is busy gearing up for our next Winter Session and we want YOU to be a part of it!

OLL is a FREE weekly parent and me class for military children ages 18mos-5 years old where children can learn, play and explore! The program also offers bonus outings and meetups throughout the session!

For more information and to register, please head to https://hamptonroads.asymca.org/services/operation-little-learners/

Please share this post with your neighbors and help get the word out about this AMAZING program!!

HAPPY GIVING TUESDAY!!This Giving Tuesday, let's come together to make a positive impact in the lives of our military fa...
11/28/2023

HAPPY GIVING TUESDAY!!

This Giving Tuesday, let's come together to make a positive impact in the lives of our military families!

The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads is dedicated to supporting our brave service members and their loved ones, providing vital programs and services. This , join us in making a difference!

Your donation can provide:

βœ… Educational resources for military children
βœ… Wellness programs for military spouses
βœ… Support for deployed service members' families
βœ… Recreational activities for military youth

Every contribution, big or small, counts! Click the link below to make a donation and help us continue our mission of supporting those who sacrifice so much for our freedom.

https://hrva.asymca.org/give/340853 #!/donation/checkout

Together, we can show our gratitude and support for the men and women who protect our nation. Let's make this Giving Tuesday a day of giving back and spreading love! πŸ€πŸ’•

REMINDER: EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY!!!In order to continue to serve as many military families as possible, we have made some...
11/27/2023

REMINDER: EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY!!!

In order to continue to serve as many military families as possible, we have made some adjustments to our hours.

BEGINNING DECEMBER 1, 2023, The Patriot's Pantry will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm on a first come- first serve basis (just like usual!). 3:00pm-5:00pm will be reserved for appointment-only time slots.

To reserve a time slot, visit https://calendly.com/patriotspantry/patriot-s-pantry-visit and select your time.

The calendar is live now, if you wish to pre-schedule your appointment for December!

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Re*****on at KRe*****[email protected]

Our Pre-K students are ready to COAST into Thanksgiving thanks to an exciting visit from the US Coast Guard! Students go...
11/21/2023

Our Pre-K students are ready to COAST into Thanksgiving thanks to an exciting visit from the US Coast Guard!

Students got to climb aboard a Coast Guard boat and learn all about what the Coast Guard does and how they protect us each and every day!

Please help us thank them for stopping by and making our students' week!

The countdown is officially on for  , NEXT WEEK Tuesday, November 28, 2023!Be sure to save the date for this internation...
11/21/2023

The countdown is officially on for , NEXT WEEK Tuesday, November 28, 2023!

Be sure to save the date for this international day of giving, and head to our website to make your donation!

Your donation goes DIRECTLY towards programs that are specifically designed to help our military families thrive in their home away from home. From our Patriot's Pantry which fights food insecurity for active-duty servicemembers, to our Operation Hero after-school program that works to help military children succeed and grow, the ASYMCA of Hampton Road works tirelessly to support and strengthen our military families.

To donate, head to: https://hrva.asymca.org/give/340853 #!/donation/checkout?c_src=givingtuesday

Good morning, everyone! With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, we have adjusted our hours this week for the holiday!...
11/21/2023

Good morning, everyone!

With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, we have adjusted our hours this week for the holiday!

Our school-age care and Pre-K will both be closed on Wednesday, and OLL will NOT hold classes. Our Patriot's Pantry will be open for visitors from 9am-2:00pm!

We will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving and will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 27, 2023

Good afternoon, everyone! As we move into the holiday season, it is important for us to try and keep our Patriot's Pantr...
11/20/2023

Good afternoon, everyone!

As we move into the holiday season, it is important for us to try and keep our Patriot's Pantry as stocked and accessible to as many military families as possible.

Unfortunately, we have noticed several households registering under two separate accounts in an attempt to visit our Patriot's Pantry more than the allowed 2 visits per month per household.

This not only hurts our Pantry, and prevents us from being able to help even more military families, but it drastically affects the military families that visit our pantry and rely on their monthly visits to get by.

With this in mind, we kindly ask our patrons to please limit their Patriot's Pantry visits to twice monthly per household. Your household includes anyone who is listed on your page 2 (dependents, spouses, children, relatives etc)

Please share this information with your neighbor! Thank you for doing your part and ensuring our pantry stays stocked for all of our military families.

JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING!! The ASYMCA of Hampton Roads has teamed up with The Parlor Room to bring one of our newes...
11/16/2023

JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING!!

The ASYMCA of Hampton Roads has teamed up with The Parlor Room to bring one of our newest projects to life and we are so excited to share it with you!

A military spouse initiative, The Apron Project seeks to bring patriotism to our family dinners, all while benefiting military families across our community!

When you purchase one of these classic denim aprons (all made in America, by the way!), a portion of the sale will go right to our Patriot's Pantry!

How exciting is that?!

To purchase, you can head over to the Parlor Room in Hilltop VA Beach, or head to their website: https://theparlorroomva.com/products/the-apron-project-patriots-pantry

Did your family take advantage of our first-ever Costume Closet this year? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! We are already plan...
11/15/2023

Did your family take advantage of our first-ever Costume Closet this year?

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

We are already planning our Costume Closet for next year and want to hear about your experience and how it helped your family!

Head to: https://forms.gle/YF3Esroy14gwhAdu5 to let us know!

Today was a VERY eventful Wednesday for our Pre-K students! We had the extreme pleasure of welcoming not just one guest ...
11/15/2023

Today was a VERY eventful Wednesday for our Pre-K students!

We had the extreme pleasure of welcoming not just one guest to our classrooms, but two!

Our Pre-K classes got to meet with Dr. Mel and Dr. Mel from Angel Pets Veterinary Hospital and learn all about how to save animals and how to become a veterinarian!

THEN our students got to learn about where their clothing comes from with Jonette Mungo from the 4-H Youth Development Extension in Virginia Beach! She brought examples of different kinds of fabric and even brought along two Angora Rabbits for our students to meet!

Did you know our classroom is part of an agricultural ambassador program, and we spend time teaching our students about the importance of agriculture! We even wrote 'thank you' letters to local farmers after their harvest!

Thank you so much Dr. Mel, Dr Mel, and Jonette for HOPPING in today! We are so happy to have you!

WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR! This week our staff has been working tirelessly to put together over 1500 Thanksgivi...
11/15/2023

WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR!

This week our staff has been working tirelessly to put together over 1500 Thanksgiving Bags for our local military families as part of our Thanksgiving Operation Holiday Joy!

This AMAZING Operation would not be possible without the unwavering support of local businesses and organizations, and our community here in Hampton Roads.

With this in mind, we just want to say "THANK YOU!" We are so honored to serve those who serve, and so thankful to have a village behind us that allows us to keep strengthening our military family!

Today, as we reflect on the courage, sacrifice, and unwavering dedication of our veterans, the Armed Services YMCA of Ha...
11/10/2023

Today, as we reflect on the courage, sacrifice, and unwavering dedication of our veterans, the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads stands tall in gratitude.

Join us in saluting the guardians of freedom, the men and women who have selflessly defended our liberties. Thank you for your service, your resilience, and the indomitable spirit that defines you.

Happy Veterans Day!

As a reminder: The ASYMCA is CLOSED today in observance of Veteran's Day and will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 13.

Been to Target lately?Don't forget to vote for us! You get more votes each time you shop at Target!We are so excited to ...
11/10/2023

Been to Target lately?

Don't forget to vote for us! You get more votes each time you shop at Target!

We are so excited to be participating in the Target Circle program!

Now through December 31, you can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads!

For full program details and restrictions visit Target.com/circle

How GREAT is this?!We seriously couldn't do what we do without the unwavering support of our community, and we are so th...
11/09/2023

How GREAT is this?!

We seriously couldn't do what we do without the unwavering support of our community, and we are so thankful to have such amazing people willing to go to work for our military families!

Please join us in thanking Dani Brinson Realtor and the wonderful team at Keller Williams Coastal VA for all they do to help strengthen our military families!

What a PAWS-ITVELY Perfect Wednesday!!Today our Pre-K class got some extra special visitors in their class!Tater, Quiz, ...
11/08/2023

What a PAWS-ITVELY Perfect Wednesday!!

Today our Pre-K class got some extra special visitors in their class!

Tater, Quiz, and Ghost from Mutts With A Mission stopped by to teach our students all about what it means to be a dog with a job!

They showed off their listening skills, and even demonstrated how service dogs can help people turn on lights, pick things up, and even remind their owners to take important medicine!

Thank you so much Mutts With A Mission, we absolutely LOVED having you in our class today!

UPDATED HOURS ALERT! In order to continue to serve as many military families as possible, we have made some adjustments ...
11/07/2023

UPDATED HOURS ALERT!

In order to continue to serve as many military families as possible, we have made some adjustments to our hours.

BEGINNING DECEMBER 1, 2023, The Patriot's Pantry will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm on a first come- first serve basis (just like usual!). 3:00pm-5:00pm will be reserved for appointment-only time slots.

To reserve a time slot, visit https://calendly.com/patriotspantry/patriot-s-pantry-visit and select your time. The calendar is live now, if you wish to pre-schedule your appointment for December!

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Re*****on at KRe*****[email protected]

What a GREAT opportunity! The Five Star Kids Pre-K Program, at the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, offers β€œfull da...
11/07/2023

What a GREAT opportunity!

The Five Star Kids Pre-K Program, at the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, offers β€œfull day” and β€œschool day” classes and CURRENTLY HAS AVAILABILITY!

Contact Mrs Tessa today for more info! [email protected]

Get ready for your Thanksgiving at this month's Patriot Pantry Mobile Food Distribution! We will be at Ft. Eustis and La...
11/06/2023

Get ready for your Thanksgiving at this month's Patriot Pantry Mobile Food Distribution!

We will be at Ft. Eustis and Langley AFB on Thursday, November 16 to distribute holiday boxes complete with Thanksgiving sides and a turkey!

Participants MUST pre-register to be eligible to receive a turkey. If you don't register, you may still receive a turkey if supplies last, but priority will be given to those who have registered so make sure you sign up today! We will also have our usual 'Patriot's Pantry Staples' box available!

SIGN UP FT EUSTIS:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fort-eustis-patriot-pantry-mobile-food-distribution-tickets-484462198477

SIGN UP LANGLEY: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/langley-afb-patriot-pantry-mobile-food-distribution-tickets-484443061237

We need your help! Recently our very own Mrs. Makayla was recognized with the prestigious 'Five Star Academy's Outstandi...
11/06/2023

We need your help!

Recently our very own Mrs. Makayla was recognized with the prestigious 'Five Star Academy's Outstanding Employee Award' and we need your help to let her know just how awesome she is!

Makayla is not only an AMAZING teacher for our 5 Star Kids Academy Students, but she single-handedly organized and executed our first-ever Costume Closet that was able to provide more costumes for military families in need!

So leave a comment, a heart, or some kind words for Mrs Makayla below!

We are so incredibly lucky to have her, and so grateful for her spirit and drive that allow us to strengthen even more military families!

HOURS UPDATE! This week, Virginia Beach Schools will be out of session on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday! Since we base our...
11/06/2023

HOURS UPDATE!

This week, Virginia Beach Schools will be out of session on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday! Since we base our schedule off of their schedule, we have made some changes to our hours and programs for this week as well!

Please give us a call if you have any questions at 757-363-1884

We are having SUCH a wonderful Wednesday here at the ASYMCA! Today our Pre-K classes got an extra special treat from Bea...
11/01/2023

We are having SUCH a wonderful Wednesday here at the ASYMCA!

Today our Pre-K classes got an extra special treat from Beach Party Ponies & Petting Zoo!

Our students got to get up close and personal with some furry and feathery friends this morning and learn all about how cool farm animals can be!

Help us thank Beach Party Ponies for stopping by and making our Wednesday a little more magical!

ATTENTION CHESAPEAKE FAMILIES! Since October has an extra Tuesday,  we decided to host a β€œPop-Up” Neighborhood Patriots ...
10/31/2023

ATTENTION CHESAPEAKE FAMILIES!

Since October has an extra Tuesday, we decided to host a β€œPop-Up” Neighborhood Patriots Pantry for our families over in Chesapeake!

Please know that supplies will be limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis!

See you out there!

WOW WOW WOW! Please help us extend a big ASYMCA 'THANK YOU' to the Great Bridge Daughters of the American Revolution! Th...
10/30/2023

WOW WOW WOW!

Please help us extend a big ASYMCA 'THANK YOU' to the Great Bridge Daughters of the American Revolution!

They stopped by today with an extremely generous donation that will no doubt help us keep strengthening military families!

Thank you SO much Great Bridge DAR! We are so thankful for you!

Have you heard our AMAZING news?!The Five Star Kids Pre-K is OFFICIALLY a Purple Star School! What does that mean exactl...
10/30/2023

Have you heard our AMAZING news?!

The Five Star Kids Pre-K is OFFICIALLY a Purple Star School!

What does that mean exactly? I thought you'd never ask!

A Purple Star School is awarded to military-friendly
schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students
and families connected to our nation’s military.

We have always strived to strengthen our military family in Hampton Roads, and being recognized as a Purple Star School is such a huge achievement for a truly amazing staff!

Join us in celebrating this AMAZING award and thanking all of our even more AMAZING staff, especially Mrs. Diana, for making it possible!

For more information on Purple Star Schools, you can visit https://www.doe.virginia.gov/programs-services/student-services/vulnerable-students-wellbeing-student-success/military-families/the-virginia-purple-star-designation-program-for-schools

THIS WEEKEND! Our Military Family Festival is happening THIS SUNDAY, October 29 from 12:00-4:00pm at the Virginia Beach ...
10/27/2023

THIS WEEKEND!

Our Military Family Festival is happening THIS SUNDAY, October 29 from 12:00-4:00pm at the Virginia Beach Convention Center!

We will have games, photo ops, a magic show, our first-ever Chef Showdown, and TONS of resources for our military families!

This event is FREE to active-duty military members, and Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged!

Come on down and enjoy some family fun with the ASYMCA of Hampton Roads!

Talk about a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! This week, our Pre-K classes are learning all about different jobs and how they help t...
10/25/2023

Talk about a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!

This week, our Pre-K classes are learning all about different jobs and how they help the community! Today both our Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 classes got to meet MPO David Shoenbach, a Community Liason Officer for the Virginia Beach Police Department!

After learning all about the tools in his vest and asking all about how to become a police officer, our students got to sit in the front of the police car and see all the lights and sirens in action!

Join us in thanking MPO Shoenbach for stopping by and showing us how he helps our community!

Our Operation Kid Comfort is in full swing and registration is OPEN! Are you an active-duty family preparing for an upco...
10/25/2023

Our Operation Kid Comfort is in full swing and registration is OPEN!

Are you an active-duty family preparing for an upcoming deployment? Our Operation Kid Comfort program can provide your little one with a custom Little Bug Lovie to help make deployments a little easier!

To apply, head to our website: https://hamptonroads.asymca.org/services/operationkidcomfort/

MY MY MY! Look who stopped by the ASYMCA of Hampton Roads this morning! Detective Joe Kenda from Discovery's Homicide Hu...
10/24/2023

MY MY MY!

Look who stopped by the ASYMCA of Hampton Roads this morning!

Detective Joe Kenda from Discovery's Homicide Hunter visited our Pre-K classes today and told our students all about how to become a detective, look for clues, and solve mysteries! He even stuck around to read an extra special book with our class.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Joe! It's no mystery, you're one of our favorite guests!

Don't forget to vote! You get more votes each time you shop at Target!We are so excited to be participating in the Targe...
10/24/2023

Don't forget to vote! You get more votes each time you shop at Target!

We are so excited to be participating in the Target Circle program!

Now through December 31, you can vote for us and help direct Target’s giving to benefit the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads!

For full program details and restrictions visit Target.com/circle

WE ARE SO EXCITED!!Our Military Family Festival is happening THIS SUNDAY October 29 from 12:00-4:00pm at the Virginia Be...
10/23/2023

WE ARE SO EXCITED!!

Our Military Family Festival is happening THIS SUNDAY October 29 from 12:00-4:00pm at the Virginia Beach Convention Center!

We will have games, photo ops, a magic show, our first-ever Chef Showdown, and TONS of resources for our military families!

This event is FREE to active-duty military members, and Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged!

Come on down and enjoy some family fun with the ASYMCA of Hampton Roads!

Does your family love to cook together? Do you all gather around the TV every time "Master Chef" comes on?THEN DO WE HAV...
10/16/2023

Does your family love to cook together? Do you all gather around the TV every time "Master Chef" comes on?

THEN DO WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!

This year, as part of our Military Family Fest on October 29, we are hosting a "Patriot's Pantry Chef Showdown!"

This 'Chopped' based cook-off will feature three military families competing against each other to cook a meal with ingredients found in our Patriot's Pantry...all in front of a live audience!

There will be judges, prizes and of course...great food!

Interested?

Send us a message or email [email protected] with your name and why you would like to be considered!

NOTE: Participating families must be active duty military to compete. The teams will consist of 2-3 members, and due to the nature of the event, the minimum age to participate is 8 years old

The ASYMCA and Jack Daniels want to send you and your family HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Thanks to Operation Ride Home, activ...
10/16/2023

The ASYMCA and Jack Daniels want to send you and your family HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Thanks to Operation Ride Home, active-duty military families from the 757 can travel to be home with their loved ones this holiday season!

For more information, and to apply, visit: https://hamptonroads.asymca.org/services/operation-ride-home/

NOMINATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY!!Join us in honoring OUR heroes! Nominations for our 5 Star Military Family Recognition Luncheo...
10/13/2023

NOMINATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY!!

Join us in honoring OUR heroes!

Nominations for our 5 Star Military Family Recognition Luncheon are OPEN!

Do you know a military family that has made a difference in their community and deserves special recognition? Maybe you've noticed a military family going above and beyond to make others feel welcome in Norfolk, or know an awesome mom and dad who spends all their free time coaching their children's soccer team?

Nominate them today!

Head to https://hamptonroads.asymca.org/military-family-recognition-luncheon/ to nominate them!

Please help us spread the word so we can honor the families that deserve to be recognized!

Boo!! Don't be scared- our Costume Closet officially opens for all active-duty military families on October 16! Families...
10/13/2023

Boo!!

Don't be scared- our Costume Closet officially opens for all active-duty military families on October 16!

Families are welcome to come in and 'shop' our costume closet for a free costume for their child(ren)! Costumes are for children ages infant-17 years old, and we've definitely got something for everybody!

Our closet will be open for browsing Monday-Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm and will run until Halloween (if costumes last!)

If you have any questions you can give us a call at 757-363-1884 or email Makayla at [email protected]

NOMINATIONS CLOSE OCTOBER 15!Join us in honoring OUR heroes! Nominations for our 5 Star Military Family Recognition Lunc...
10/10/2023

NOMINATIONS CLOSE OCTOBER 15!

Join us in honoring OUR heroes!

Nominations for our 5 Star Military Family Recognition Luncheon are OPEN!

Do you know a military family that has made a difference in their community and deserves special recognition? Maybe you've noticed a military family going above and beyond to make others feel welcome in Norfolk, or know an awesome mom and dad who spends all their free time coaching their children's soccer team?

Nominate them today!

Head to https://hamptonroads.asymca.org/military-family.../ to nominate them!

Please help us spread the word so we can honor the families that deserve to be recognized!

Five Star Kids Academy Before and After Care are having a blast at the Calvary VB Pumpkin Patch!Talk about a great way t...
10/09/2023

Five Star Kids Academy Before and After Care are having a blast at the Calvary VB Pumpkin Patch!

Talk about a great way to celebrate the holiday with friends!

Servicemembers should never worry about getting home for the holidays! πŸš— π—œπ˜'π˜€ π˜π—Άπ—Ίπ—² π˜π—Ό π—₯𝗢𝗱𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 with the ASYMCA! πŸš—Operat...
10/09/2023

Servicemembers should never worry about getting home for the holidays!

πŸš— π—œπ˜'π˜€ π˜π—Άπ—Ίπ—² π˜π—Ό π—₯𝗢𝗱𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 with the ASYMCA! πŸš—

Operation Ride Home is on a mission to ensure our heroes get to spend the holidays with their loved ones. But we can't do it without YOUR help!

Help us spread the word by sharing this post and letting local junior-enlisted active-duty servicemembers know that the ASYMCA and Jack Daniels are helping them get home for the holidays!

For more information: head to https://hamptonroads.asymca.org/services/operation-ride-home/

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1465 Lakeside Road
Virginia Beach, VA
23455

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Monday 6:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 6:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 6:30am - 6pm
Thursday 6:30am - 6pm
Friday 6:30am - 6pm

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