Strengthening Our Military Family      |      Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg


Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg

The Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA is on a mission to provide support to service members and their families through educational, recreational, and social programs. Our family support services include childcare, mentoring, infant support, and the giving of household goods or financial support for lower enlisted families in need.



Before and After School Care

Our Before and After Care programs are designed to meet the needs of working parents by providing school-aged children safe care in a positive environment.

  • Before Care - $28 Weekly (Drop off begins at 6:00 am)
  • After Care Only - $55 Weekly (Pick up by 6:30 pm)
  • Before & After Care - $75 Weekly 
  • Drop in care - $20 daily

Childcare services are open to general public for students who attend Highland Elementary school, Johnsonville Elementary School, or Highland Middle School. Transportation to/from Johnsonville and Highland Middle (PM Only) provided.

Please find two important attachments for download here: 

Please note: All new participants MUST fill out this packet of information before a child can register. Any medical forms requiring the signature of a medical professional are due to Armed Services YMCA staff no later than 30 days after enrollment in the program as mandated by the State of North Carolina. 

This program is generously supported by Tyson Foods. 



Operation Little Learners

The ASYMCA’s Operation Little Learners education program provides a much-needed platform to help support and build confidence in parents in their roles as their child's first teacher. The program guides and gives tools to parents on how to enhance the developmental areas of the child and offers an opportunity for early learning and bonding.  The classes provide a variety of activities which enhance cognitive, emotional, social, motor and other skills of children generally reaching children ages 18 months-5 years old. 

Operation Little Learners operates at our office on Fort Bragg.

This program is generously supported by The PNC Foundation.


Summer Camp

Summer Camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Children experience a sense of achievement through opportunities in the outdoors and are welcomed to a physically and emotionally safe and stimulating environment. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  We will incorporate these experiences in our day-to-day activities. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019 Summer Camp! Click here to check out images of our camper's adventures.





Operation Hero

Operation Hero is a program provided to military school-age children. Operation Hero is designed to address challenges faced by many military children (feelings of isolation, feelings of self-doubt, frequent or long-term deployments by one or both parents and academic difficulties due to frequent moves). 

Click here for more info on Operation Hero

This program is generously supported by The Youth Grove Stock Trust. 

Registration for Operation Hero is now open, click here to get started. 



Children's Waiting Room

Children’s Waiting Room is a child watch program located inside Womack Army Medical Center that allows parents to attend scheduled appointments without the stress of having to find child care outside of the hospital. This program improves access to health care by removing lack of child care as a barrier. When families have the ability to drop off their children inside the hospital at no cost or low cost, they are more likely to attend scheduled appointments, and in locations with a Children’s Waiting Room, hospital administrators report a drop in no-show rates. Providing this program allows service members and spouses to make their health and well-being a priority.

This program currently operates only for OB/GYN appointments between the hours of 8 am - 12 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 10 am - 12 pm on Wednesday. To secure your spot, please visit:



Operation Kid Comfort

Operation Kid Comfort is offered through the Fort Bragg branch for any service member stationed in North or South Carolina only. This program provides children of deployed service members a quilt or pillow with pictures of the deployed service member and the family. This program is designed to comfort and help children during the deployment. We have wonderful volunteer quilters who sew these quilts and pillows.

Request A Quilt 



Food Pantry

The Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg is pleased to offer active duty military families or veterans support through a food pantry. All in need of assistance are welcome to stop by and pick up non-perishable food items any time we are open (Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm). We never sell or share your information with outside organizations. All information gathered is for the purposes of sharing with funders the number of families impacted by this program and the total poundage of food given away.

Those wishing to donate may bring unexpired, unopened non-perishable items any time during business hours. We are most in need of nut butters, canned meats, canned vegetables, and canned fruits backed in water or juice. We also accept donations of personal hygiene items and baby supplies, such as diapers and wipes. 

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Bragg Worthy Gowns (Formerly Klassy Kloset)

In need of a formal gown for a Ball, Prom, Wedding, Special Event?  Come see us!  We have our Bragg Worthy Gowns with a wide variety of gowns (no male attire) available in sizes 0 – 26.  Come to the Y to try on our beautiful dresses.  If you find one you like, you may borrow our dress for a nominal fee of $10. (Dresses do have to be dry cleaned before they are returned.)  This service is available for all DoD ID card holders. 

For faster rental onsite, please sign up for a FREE Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg membership in advance. Click here to join.

Our new Bragg Worthy Gown's location (still at our office) was supported by Webb Carpet. 

Baby Bundles


Baby Bundles 

We believe that all troops deserve appreciation, comfort, and opportunities to improve their family bond, resiliency, and health. The ASYMCA’s Baby Bundle program delivers essential care items for newborn infants to active duty and for the dependent spouse of an active duty soldier, E6 and below. The bundle includes a blanket, socks, sleeper, onsie, baby wipes, book, voucher for diapers and seasonal items. Volunteers hand deliver bundles 365 days a year.

We are always in need of volunteer to create Baby Bundles and make deliveries to the new parents & baby. For more information and to become a volunteer, please contact our office at 910-436-0500.

Baby Bundles are generously supported by The Susan M. Tillis Foundation, The Association of Bragg Spouses, Kiinde, LLC, and individual donors. 


Operation Ride Home

Since 2011, Jack Daniel's and the Armed Services YMCA Operation Ride Home program has helped bring military families together for the holidays. Operation Ride Home provides financial assistance to eligible active duty junior-enlisted military and their families to travel from their duty station, back home to spend time with their families. Reconnecting military families during this special time of year is one small way Operation Ride Home is strengthening military families. To date, the Jack Daniels and Armed Services YMCA Operation Ride Home Program has helped a total of 6,410 individuals travel home for the holidays. 

Fort Bragg is no longer accepting Operation Ride Home applications for 2019. Thank you to everyone who has applied!