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. Children are given the opportunity to complete homework, receive tutoring, and explore other interests and hobbies after school.

  • 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 or Johnsonville Elementary School (transportation to and from Johnsonville 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. 

Questions? Contact Vonda Leak at or 910-436-0500 X23.

This program is generously supported by Tyson Foods.    

Registration at:



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 in two locations: Fort Bragg and Linden Oaks. 

This program is generously supported by The PNC Foundation.

Learn more about Operation Little Learners


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. 



Soldier Support

At the Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA, we deeply and selflessly care for our troops and ensure their needs are met-because they do the same for us. Thanks to the generosity of individual donors and businesses, we are able to assist lower enlisted service members and their families. The Armed Services YMCA office may have household goods and other resources on hand to fulfill a legitimate need in support of a service member’s mental, physical or spiritual wellness. Call 910-436-0500 for more information about soldier support opportunities.


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 



Family Support

Our family support services include child care, mentoring, infant support, and the giving of household goods or financial support for lower enlisted families in need.

The ASYMCA building is also available for FRG’s, coffee groups and other military-minded organizations to use for meetings and gatherings.

ASYMCA’s role is to make life easier for our service members stationed at Fort Bragg. Opportunities abound for family members to get out and relax, without having to worry about the burdens of military life.



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. A $10 coupon is provided for use at One Hour Koretizing)  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!