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Stay & Play

Let us care for little ones while you work out! Make a reservation to drop off kids ages 6 weeks - 12 years old for 2 hours per session.

Please note: the play structure is not available at this time.


  • Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 12pm; 4pm - 7pm
  • Saturday | 9am - 12pm
  • Sunday | 12 - 4pm 

The use of Stay & Play is a free benefit of Brooks YMCA membership.

Make a Reservation for Stay & Play

  • Reservations are required for Stay & Play.
  • Reservations open 48 hours in advance. 


  • To make a reservation, you must sign in to Virtuagym.
  • You can also sign in via the Virtuagym app.
  • For more information, please see our Virtuagym Member Guide [PDF] > [Jan 2021]
  • If you need help activating your account, please call the membership desk at (434) 974-9622.

COVID-19 Policies for Stay & Play

  • Since children under 12 cannot yet get vaccinated, all youth ages 5-12 and staff working directly with youth are required to wear a mask until further guidance is issued.
  • All children are required to wear socks in Stay & Play.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so we can get children checked in and parents can make it to their class.

  • Please note: if a child is coughing, has a runny nose, or is experiencing any other potential symptoms of COVID-19, they may not be dropped off at Stay & Play. If a child exhibits symptoms during their time in Stay & Play, we will call and ask you to pick up your child.

  • No strollers or diapers bags are allowed. Please bring any necessary items in a big ziplock bag. 

  • Please do not bring toys, stuffed animals, or blankets, and make sure everything is labeled. 

  • Milk, juice, water, and fruit pouches are allowed, but all other food is prohibited due to food allergies.

  • Please make sure your child is changed prior to being dropped off. We will change them if need be during their time in our care.

  • We will be doing temperature checks. Any child with a 100.4F+ temperature may not be dropped off.

Parents' Night Out

Our monthly Parent’s Night Out events treat children 6 months - 12 years old to fun, safe activities at the Brooks Family YMCA while you enjoy the evening without having to hire a babysitter. 

  • Pizza and juice/water are provided.
  • All unvaccinated children age 5+ must wear a mask.
  • One Saturday per month, 5-8 pm (drop off in Stay & Play 4:45-5pm)
  • Registration opens early for Brooks YMCA members


  • $15 per child for members
  • $25 per child for non-members
  • Sibling discount: $5 off for 3rd child+ 

Learn more & register  >

Youth & Family Programs

Interested in other YMCA Youth & Family programs? From early learning to after school to summer camp, find out more about what our YMCA association has to offer!

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