Celebrate the Grand Opening of Northampton County Family YMCA Gymnasium

13 May 2023
Young boys playing basketball in the Y's gymnasium

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is inviting the community to celebrate the grand opening of the gymnasium at the Northampton County Family YMCA. This is the project's second phase, with the first phase being the building of the Northampton County Family YMCA, which opened its doors in May 2021. This gymnasium marks the completion of a multi-year plan to bring services and programs to the Eastern Shore.

The project was developed as a response to data collected that indicated multiple deficits existing in the community. These included the availability of services and programs for the aging community, wealth disparities, youth program opportunities, healthy living resources, academic resources for critical out-of-school time hours, childcare services, and medical services. The YMCA of South Hampton Roads has a history of addressing and providing resources towards improving these areas.

The gymnasium houses basketball courts, restroom facilities, and room for stadium-style seating. However, it will be multipurpose in its service to the Northampton County community. The facility will be used for pickleball, basketball, summer camps, open gym space, and more.

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is committed to making the Northampton County Family YMCA a key community asset. To date, through generous donations, the Y has raised just over $1 million towards the $2 million project cost. Fundraising efforts for the gym are ongoing.


Join the community in celebrating the ribbon cutting at 10 am on June 3rd, 2023, at the Northampton County Family YMCA,  22257 Parson's Circle, Cape Charles, VA, immediately after, we will be hosting a community block party to celebrate!

The grand opening of the Northampton County Family YMCA gymnasium is a significant milestone for the YMCA of South Hampton Roads and the residents of Northampton County. It represents a commitment to providing access to community services and programs that improve overall health and well-being. With fundraising efforts ongoing, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads is dedicated to continuing this work and making a lasting impact on the community.