James L. Camp, Jr. Family YMCA

300 Crescent Dr
Franklin, VA 23851


For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

Our History

The Y has been a pioneering force in the United States for nearly 160 years. Numerous sports, such as basketball, volleyball and racquetball were invented at the Y, therefore impacting the way people defined healthy and fun activity. Other enjoyable, healthy activities that started at the Y include camping, physical fitness and swim lessons. Through Y programming, the USO, Boy Scouts of America and Camp Fire Girls were all founded, and YMCA volunteers provided support and services to millions of soldiers in many major wars, including the Civil War, World War I and World War II. 

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