YMCA Before & Afterschool Care

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Check out the Y Afterschool

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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Afterschool Care YMCA Stories

Tyler - Camp Oakes

   
 

Camp is one of my favorite places to go. Here are some of the many reasons why. First of all when you're up at camp you are able to express yourself without being judged. I like that you're able to dance and sing all you want. I have been able to learn so much about myself and make new friends. Camp Oakes is like my home away from home. Thank you for letting me visit it year after year. It's my favorite thing to do every summer and hopefully every winter now too.

Tyler
Camp Oakes & Afterschool Care

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

   
 

Great staff. The Director is excellent!

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The selection of staff at Peterson is wonderful. I appreciate that there is a mix of women and men staff so that my son has someone to relate to.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

Sam - Afterschool Care

   
 

Why I go to the Y is because all my friends go, and during the summer we go to the movies and play football. We go outside a lot. Another reason I like the Y is because they serve awesome snacks.

Sam
Don Juan Avila Middle School Family YMCA

Shannon - BENSON FAMILY YMCA

   
 

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.

Shannon
BENSON FAMILY YMCA

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
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

What I love best about the Y is that Jamie the director is an amazing person, great with the kids, and my daughter loves and respects Jamie.. Jamie truly cares about each and every child and is always aware of everything that happens at the Y... She always comes to me to let me know how Kylie is doing it if there are Any issues I need ti know about.. I love the communication with the staff.. I appreciate them and am grateful for them. My daughter thrives because of the YMCA.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

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

Andrea Vigil - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - MISSION VIEJO FAMILY YMCA

   
 

The YMCA is a great place to work because my daughter is welcomed in the Kid Zone. It's a big family and everyone is so nice to me and Loren. I normally have trouble making friends; I haven't made a true good friend in several years but after a month of working at the Y, I have made more friends than ever. They are just not friends, they're family!!!!

Andrea Vigil
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - MISSION VIEJO FAMILY YMCA

Anonymous - AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA

   
 

It is a safe place to have my child go to after school. The director is very experienced. I am very lucky to have her stay the entire time my child has been at the YMCA. I think it was great to hae the older children help organize the sports for the younger kids. They still come up to my son and give him pictures and call him coach. It was a great way to develop leadership in the older kids.

Anonymous
AFTERSCHOOL CARE - HUNTINGTON BEACH FAMILY YMCA