YMCA Before & Afterschool Care

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At the Y, we care for kids! With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get. YMCA Afterschool Programs provide a safe, structured, and fun environment for children between the ages of 5 and 12 - right on school campus. With several affordable care options, including financial assistance for qualifying families, YMCA Afterschool meets all of your needs by providing safety, homework support, recreation, and enrichment for your child before and after school. Our caring staff and well-rounded curriculum provide opportunities for your child to learn, grow, and thrive through participation in the arts, sports, and community service projects. At the Y, your child's CHARACTER COUNTS!™

Program Highlights

In a time when schools and families are cutting back to basics, your child, more than ever, needs the Y! Sports, homework support, exposure to the arts, technology and time to have fun with friends are just a few highlights of the YMCA Afterschool Program!

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  • New Club Curriculum
  • Qualified & Caring Staff
  • Financial Assistance Available
  • Character Development & Service Learning
  • Affordable, licensed child care programs on school campus
  • Inclusion support for children with special needs

Program Offerings

With several affordable care options, including financial assistance for qualifying families, YMCA Afterschool meets all of your needs. We provide over 50 licensed programs on elementary school campuses as well as several Teen Club locations throughout the county. 

  • Before and Afterschool Care (grades K-5)
  • Teen Club Before and Afterschool Care (grades 6-8)
  • School Break Care (full-day care during school breaks - no extra charge)
  • Kindergarten Plus
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Y Inclusion

Talk to your sites child care director for more info!

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Kindergarten Enrichment and outdoor activities. Miss Sarah is great with my son, and he definitely gets to practice what he learns in class.


Catyia Falencki - Camp Oakes


Camp Oakes is a lot more than just playing in the snow and climbing walls, It teaches you lessons that definitely help you in life, I gave grown and matured in the times that I have gone to camp, which in the summer is going to be my 5th summer. I am on my blue rag and next summer I am going to get my silver because I accomplished my goals. My first year I was scared because I didn't know anybody and I didn't know my surroundings. But the counselors, L.I.T.'s, and C.I.T's really helped me and understood me. I can't wait 'til next summer and winter because camp is my favorite place to be. I am going to come back every year until I become a counselor then I will come back every year as a counselor. I also can't wait to get my silver rag because I get to make new goals and achieve them and come back home as a better person. I love Camp Oakes and it is the best place on earth. I never want to leave at the end of the week!

Catyia Falencki
Camp Oakes & Afterschool Care

Jordan Werkmeister - Afterschool Care


The Y has taught me a lot. By having elections for a Y president, I had a chance to know how it feels like to give speeches in front of people because I ran for President. Now I'm confident enough to run for president at my school. Oh and now I love public speaking. That's only one thing the Y has taught me though.

Jordan Werkmeister

Twilight Sparkle - Camp Oakes


Dear Princess Celestia, I have learned many valuable lessons in friendship here at Camp Oakes, but the most important one would be to always help your fellow ponies.

Every pony at camp acts like one big family, whether they are helping another, singing songs, playing games, or even having a snowball fight! This act of learning has also taught me to walking another pony's hooves. These lessons and the helpful ponies are enough to keep me coming back!

Twilight Sparkle
Camp Oakes & Afterschool Care



I am really happy with the staff at the YMCA and the center is always clean and organized.




I like coming to the YMCA because of my friends and the games that the wonderful staff gives me. The YMCA really comes in handy if I need to come an extra day but I don't mind at ALL! I Love the YMCA!!

Maddy Benson

Juan Carlos - Afterschool Care


I like the YMCA because so we could hang out with our friend. The YMCA is a cool place to study. The YMCA is quieter than the house. I love the program.

Juan Carlos

Leslie Villamil - Afterschool Care


I love the YMCA because it's fun and they help us with our homework. I also like it because we go to free play and do crafts. My name is Leslie Villamil, I'm 9 years old and I've been with the YMCA for four years.

Leslie Villamil

Rainey - Camp Oakes


The YMCA has helped me be a better person. I am better at mind, exercises, heights, and making friends., I've had the best time in my life! The most challenging thing was definitely the Rock Wall but the YMCA Camp Oakes program has helped me with my fears. The Y has helped me so much!

Camp Oakes & Afterschool Care



The YMCA means so much to me. Ms. Tracy and Ms. Beth does so much for us. The YMCA is good because if we didn't, we would get less money because our parent would have to quit their job or get fired.