There really is something for everyone at the Campo Family Y in Valrico and the Y is inviting the community to come and check out what it has to offer. Whether you want to spend some serious work out time on your own or enjoy swimming with your entire family, the Y is the place where you can do all of that and more.

Kim Gilchrist, Senior Wellness Director at the Y, said, “The Y leadership team at Campo is constantly seeking ways to offer quality programming that supports our three pillars, which are youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.”

The Y offers 128 fitness classes per week. They include cycling and water aerobics. Their Fit First appointment helps an individual reach their fitness goals and also teaches them about the exercise equipment at the facility.

They will be opening the new and exciting Max Results Room, where group training will be the focus with Rip60 suspension training, kettle balls and much more. Demo classes will begin the last two weeks of September.

They will be introducing their Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) program, which teaches children aquatic survival skills. Also in September, the Y will be offering Playtime Pilates and Autumn Nights Yoga Groove.

The Kid’s Splash and Dash Aquathon will be held on Saturday, September 22. This event is for kids ages 7-10 and 11-14. The 7-10 year-olds will compete in a 100-yard swim and a quarter-mile run. The 11-14 year-olds will compete in a 200-yard swim and a one-mile run. All participants will finish the race in the parking lot. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members to participate.

The Be Healthy Kids Week will be held from Monday-Thursday, September 24-27. Space is limited for this event and registration ends on Thursday, September 20.

The Y isn’t just about working out; they have programs for all ages that develop the mind, body and spirit. They have art classes for adults, Karaoke Spin for kids and business networking programs as well.

The Y also has various clubs that meet weekly or monthly. The Y Leaders Club is a program for teens that demonstrates outstanding leadership skills. They also offer chess, guitar and gardening clubs and coming soon they will have a First Tee-SNAG Golf Program. They also have many senior programs such as Silver Sneakers, Zumba Gold and the Memoirs Writing Club.

“We have been receiving great feedback from out members and I hope the excitement continues,” Gilchrist said. You can visit Camp Y three times at for free.

The facility hours are Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.- 10 p.m. Saturdays from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays from 12 Noon- 6 p.m.

Campo Y is located at 3414 Culbreath Rd. in Valrico. Visit or call 684-1371.

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Libby Hopkins has been a part of the Brandon community for more than 30 years. She is a graduate of USF with a degree in journalism. She has been a freelance writer for The Osprey Observer Newspaper since 2008. She also the Executive Director of Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association. She is a dog mom to her rescue dog, Marshall. She loves being a part of the Brandon Community and she loves sharing positive news about our community.