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Financial assistance is available for all of our programs. For more information about YMCA programs or financial assistance, please contact us at 601-638-1071.


We offer a variety of aquatic programs from Learn-To-Swim classes and family swims in our outdoor Wilkinson Ver Beck branch pool, to water aerobics, lap swimming, lifeguard classes and birthday swim parties in our heated, indoor W.K. Purks Center pool.

2019 Purks Indoor Pool Schedule
2019 Wilkinson Ver Beck Outdoor Pool Schedule



     The YMCA, nationally, has led the way in camping for over 125 years. The Vicksburg YMCA is proud to offer two exciting camping opportunities including day and resident camp programs.
     Warner-Tully Memorial YMCA Camp, located on 108 acres of rolling hills and shade trees in Claiborne County, has been giving boys and girls safe, memorable overnight camping experiences for over 50 years!



care On site Nursery

    As a convenience to our members, we offer childcare in our nursery for parents to drop their children off while they're in the building exercising, or taking a class. Ages 3 months to 12 years old. Morning hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., and afternoon hours are Monday through Thursday 3:30 to 7:00 p.m.

PrimeTime After-School Care

    YMCA PrimeTime is our after-school childcare program for boys and girls in grades K-6. This program, offered every day after school until 6 p.m., is held at 7 elementary schools: Bovina Elementary, Sherman Avenue Elementary, South Park Elementary, Bowmar Elementary Beechwood Elementary, Vicksburg Intermediate School, and Redwood Elementary. Activities, led by trained and caring site directors and counselors, include organized games, snacks, homework time, crafts and more.
Our Summer Fun Camp is held at both the W.K. Purks Center and Wilkinson Ver Beck Branch YMCA's, and provides boys and girls a fun, theme-filled day camp experience from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Activities, include swimming, crafts, organized games and sports, movies and much more.
     We also offer special holiday camps during the school year and are held at the YMCA.


care      There are many opportunities to improve health and fitness at the Vicksburg YMCA!

Our W.K. Purks Center includes:
  • LifeFitness strength equipment, free weights, rowers, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers and treadmills
  • Our area's only glass-wall racquetball court
  • Heated, indoor swimming pool with water aerobics, lap swimming,
    instructional classes and daily open swim times
  • 8,000 square foot air-conditioned gym for volleyball and basketball
  • Large group exercise studio with a variety of classes from step to cycling
  • Locker rooms and showers
  • Child Watch Center available while you work out!
  • Outdoor, lighted walking/jogging track
  • Our "Y-Fit" room takes your workout to the next level

YMCA Gym Schedule (PDF)

W.K. Purks Center Classes

We offer a variety of programs from cycling and step, to Yoga and Pilates. Please visit the Purks courtesy desk for an updated class schedule and more information.

YMCA Group Fitness Class Descriptions (PDF)
2019 YMCA Group Exercise Schedule

Vicksburg YMCA Community Programs

  • The Vicksburg YMCA also hosts the popular annual community race, the Run Thru History 10KRun, 5K Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run in March. For more race information, visit the official Run Thru History website at runthruhistory.org.


Birthday Pool Parties


Enjoy the W.K. Purks Center indoor pool for your child's next birthday party! Our Birthday Party Program offers kids, ages 5 through 12, the option of spending their special day with us!

When: Saturdays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OR 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Cost: Y members $80, Others $100 (includes $20 deposit) for up to 15 kids. Over 15 children: $2 per additional child (25 maximum)

The Y will provide the following for your party:

• Tables set up with ice, balloons, and a "Special T-Shirt" for the birthday child. Refrigerator available.
• 45 minutes of swim in our heated pool with a YMCA lifeguard
• 45 minutes of party time, and our Y staff cleans up following the party!

So bring your guests, swim suits, towels, birthday cake, ice cream and smiles! We offer convenient parking south of the Purks Center building. Easy pizza delivery! And the Y staff will assist with any special needs or arrangements requested. To reserve your party or for more information, please call 638-1071.

YMCA Birthday Swim Party Flyer


These adult sports programs are offered at your Vicksburg YMCA:

• Church league basketball
• Weekly Volleyball (M-W-F, 5:00-7:30 p.m.)
• Raquet Ball
• Noon Basketball

care With YMCA youth sports, every kid is on a level playing field. More than just exercise and physical development, Y youth sports build character and instill important values of fair play and teamwork as we keep winning in perspective and focus on the kids. Values are always in play at the Y where we believe every child can excel at skills that matter most.







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