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Armed Services YMCA Fort Campbell

Armed Services YMCA Fort Campbell operates programs and services to ease the burden of military families and single service members, with an emphasis on junior enlisted personnel. We work with military leadership at Fort Campbell to ensure our programs and services are customized to meet the specific needs of our military community.




Operation Hero

Operation Hero facilitates a positive environment, encourages responsible behavior, and provides a chance for military kids to build friendships and share common experiences while further developing their self-esteem and resilience. Participation is open only to incoming 2nd-5th grade students at participating schools. Through a variety of activities, games, and a service learning project, youth will tackle tough topics including communication, self-expression, decision making, problem solving, and goal setting. 

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Operation Ride Home

Through generous support from Jack Daniel’s Distillery, soldiers and their families are given the opportunity to travel from post to home for the holidays. Click here to donate.


Art And Essay Contest

The annual Armed Services YMCA Art & Essay Contest, sponsored by GEICO, allows children to express their love, appreciation and admiration for their military heroes and to show us their military family.  The Art & Essay Contest is open to all military school-aged children.


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Playgroups provide an environment for parents to participate in activity groups such as Tumble Tots, Discover Art, Music and Movement, and ABC’s & 123’s.  Playgroups promotes social skills, creativity, literacy and fine & large motor skills for preschool age children up to 4 years old.



Operation Little Learners (Coming Soon)

Recognizing a parent as a child's first teacher, this program provides parents and their 2-4 year old children with hands-on structured classroom lessons and activities designed to prepare children for formal schooling and give parents the tools to aid in their child's development in and out of the classroom.


Little Hero - Early Learning Program

Available to children of junior enlisted families E5 and below, Little Hero is a part day early learning program that supports education and preparation for kindergarten. Our curriculum is developed for children ages 3- 4 years old. Along with ongoing state standard alignments, this program maintains the highest standards and foundational principles possible, to ensure a quality early education for your child.


Teddy's Child Watch

Provides financial assistance to junior enlisted families for child care while attending medical appointments within the Blanchfield Army Hospital network of care.  Three drop in child development centers are utilized for the service for those registered with Fort Campbell Child and Youth Services. 


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Backdoor Boutique

Through community support and donations, junior enlisted military families can obtain household items, linens, toys, books and clothes. One the yearly membership is purchased; all the items are free, and families can utilize the program weekly. 

The ASYMCA Backdoor Boutique accepts donations year-round of serviceable items that military families can use. This regular influx of donations also creates flexible volunteer opportunities for those who’d like to donate their time toward supporting military families.




Dress rentals are available for your next formal event. In the same building as the Backdoor Boutique this affordable option is available to all military ID cardholders.