Welcome to the Altavista Area YMCA located in Altavista, Virginia. The Y in Altavista was founded in 1971 making Altavista the smallest community in America to have a full facility YMCA. Today the YMCA encompasses almost three city blocks and over 65,000 square feet valued at over $6 million dollars. The physical complex consists of the Family Center built in 1972 and the Athletic Center built in 1994.

Athletic Center - Gymnasium, Wellness Center, child watch, indoor track, group exercise room, locker rooms, conference room, multi-purpose room and administrative offices. Download Rental Information

Family Center - Junior Olympic swimming pool, child care facilities for children 16 months - seventh graders, HAGS playground and Premier tennis courts. Download Rental Information

The major programming areas of the Altavista Area YMCA are; Child Care, Fitness, Wellness, Sports, Aquatics, Seniors and the Altavista Arts Council

Mission Statement:

Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


  • Uncle Billy's Two Miler to be held Saturday, June 13, 9:00 a.m. at Altavista High School Download
  • Camp Discovery summer day camp brochure download.
  • Summer Swim Lesson schedule download.
  • Summer Swim Team starts June 8. Parents meeting June 7. Flyer Download
  • Centra Health R.N. Kim Hill answers questions about hospice, June 22, 11:00 a.m. Download
  • Centra Health Mammography Van will be at the Y on June 30 from 7:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Call the YMCA at 369-9622 ext 0 to schedule an appointment.


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Athletic Center Hours

Monday-Friday 4:30 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Childwatch hours and procedures download

Contact Info

Phone: 434-369-9622
Fax: 434-369-2187

718 7th St.,
Altavista, VA 24517 - MAP

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