Our caring, friendly Youth & Family program staff are here to help.

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 1 hour per session.

Stay & Play is reopening starting July 6 by reservation.

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


  • Monday - Friday | 9am - 12pm; 4pm - 6pm
  • Saturday | 9am - 12pm
  • Sunday | 12 - 3pm 

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] >
  • If you need help activating your account, please call the membership desk at (434) 974-9622.

COVID-19 Policies for 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.


Parent’s Night Out

[Currently on hold due to COVID-19]

Children enjoy fun activities while parents spend a few hours off the premises! 

Fee: $15 per child for members, $25 per child for non-members, $5 discount on 3rd child or more.

Parent's Night Out happens on the third Saturday of most months during the school year, from 5 pm - 8 pm. Registration is required by the Wednesday before the event. There are no refunds or credits after registration is complete.

For details, dates, and to register for the upcoming Parent's Night Out event, please visit our Special Events Page.

Birthday Parties

[currently on hold due to COVID-19]

Looking for a place to have your child’s birthday party? Have you thought of having a party at the Y? The Y has great options to fit your family’s needs!

Tier 1 Party

  • Community Room Only (rental space)
  • $50/hr both member and non-member. 

Tier 2 Party

  • Community Room & Host - or - Party Space
  • Two options: Choose a) the services of YMCA host & use of the Community Room, OR b) a party space within the YMCA: pool, play structure, or gym/inflatable.
  • $75/hr member, $125/hr non-member. 

Tier 3 Party

  • Community Room, Party Space, Host, and Theme Planning
  • Includes a YMCA host who helps plan the party; purchases decorations, cake or cupcakes, and pizza; preps & cleans up the party; and makes sure the party runs smoothly.
  • Includes both the use of the Community Room and a party space within the YMCA: pool, play structure, or gym/inflatable.
  • $125/hr member, $175/hr non-member.

To plan a party:


To plan a party or for more information, please contact Cassandra Barnes, Youth and Family Coordinator at 434.974.9622 or cbarnes@piedmontymca.org.