Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.  That’s why our child care, afterschool and Child Watch programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

The YMCA After School Program serves 16 elementary schools in Anderson School Districts 3,4,& 5.  The program operates from school dismissal until 6pm Monday-Friday, and is located at the school so there is no need to worry about transportation for your student. We also offer on site care for early release days at no extra charge.

Our daily activities include:

  • Daily devotion
  • Homework time
  • Healthy snack
  • Group activities
  • Free play
  • A wide range of other activities

We maintain a 12:1 ratio, and all of our staff is certified in CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention, and have completed the 26 hour SC Health and Safety Pre-service Course.

Price is a weekly rate of $57 per child with a one time materials fee of $25. Discounted rates are available for active Military and School District Employees (please have ID). Scholarship assistance is available for those who qualify, and we also accept the ABC Block Grant Program.

 

Click here for the Parent Manual

 

Contact Jan Page, Child Development Director at 716-6266 or Amika Thomas, Associate Child Care Development Director at 716-6284.

Click here to make online after school payments

 

We offer full day care on student holidays at our YMCA Camp on 100 YMCA Camp Road from 7:30am-6:00pm.  Packed lunch is required each day.  Fees: $18 per child per day; $9 per child per day for scholarship recipients; and ABC Voucher children pay their regular rate.  Register at the Membership Services Desk prior to each student holiday.

 

2017-2018 School Student Holidays 

October 30, 2017

November 22, 2017

January 15 & 16, 2018

February 19, 2018

March 16, 2018

 

 

We offer Christmas Break Camp at the Y from December 18th thru December 29th at our YMCA Camp on 100 YMCA Camp Road.   Total cost of camp is $130 per child, or you can pay a daily drop in rate of $18 per day per child.Scholarship Assistance is available. ABC Block Grant accepted .  Lots of fun activities and field trips are planned!  Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:00pm.  A packed lunch is required every day.  Register at our Membership Services Desk. Our Christmas camp will be closed on December 25th, 26th and January 1st.

 

Spring Break Camp – April 2-6,  2018

YMCA CAMP – 100 YMCA Camp Road

Total cost of camp is $85 per child, or a daily drop in rate of $18 per day per child. Scholarship Assistance is available. ABC Block Grant accepted .  We will have a wide variety of activities planned for the children as well as a field trip!  Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:00pm.  A packed lunch is required every day.  Register at our Membership Services Desk.

 

Contact Jan Page, Child Development Director at 716-6266 or Amika Thomas, Associate Child Care Development Director at 716-6284

CHILD WATCH

Child Watch is FREE for our members and is available for children ages 3 months to 5 years, during set hours. Children may be left for no more than 2 hours at a time, while parents are in the facility. It is available on a first come, first serve basis with a limit of 60 children.

While in Child Watch, children can color, play outside, play with various age appropriate toys, and interact with children in their age group as well as the Child Watch staff. Staff are certified in CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Child Abuse Training, and have completed the 26 hour SC Health and Safety Pre-service Course.

Hours:

Monday-Friday 8am-1pm (morning schedule)

Monday-Thursday 3:30-8pm (evening schedule)

Friday 3:30-6:30pm (evening schedule)

Saturday 8am-12:30pm

Sunday 1:30-5pm

SUMMER DAY CAMP

Camp Venture
The YMCA Day Camp is located on beautiful Lake Hartwell at 100 YMCA Camp Road. Your child will enjoy a wide range of activities including:

Archery
Canoeing and kayaking on Lake Hartwell

Kaboom Imagination Playground

Low ropes course
Arts and crafts
Nature hikes
Daily devotions
Usage of the pool facilities at the main YMCA

This all takes place in a safe and fun environment, where Faith, Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility (the YMCA core values) will be taught. Breakfast and lunch is also served daily.

Rising 1st graders through rising 6th graders are all accepted. Rising 7th and 8th graders may be accepted into our Counselor In Training (CIT) program, which is an application based, limited availability program.

All staff are certified in CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Child Abuse Prevention, and have completed the 26 hour SC Health and Safety Pre-service Course. We maintain a 12:1 ratio.

Camp hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 6:00pm

 

Sessions:

TBD for 2018

Cost:
$80 per week for members of the YMCA
$90 per week for non-members of the YMCA
One time $50 materials fee.

 

Click here for parent handbook

 

Click here to make camp payments once child is registered.  Camp Registration must be done at Membership Services.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  We accept the ABC Block Grant Program.  First 150 registrants will receive a free camp t-shirt!

 

KID ZONE CAMP

Kid Zone Camp is a half day camp that is designed for campers who want something fun to do in the mornings during the summer. Kid Zone operates Monday – Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm. The children at Kid Zone Camp will enjoy many of the same activities as our Summer Day Camp campers out at Lake Hartwell such as arts/crafts, devotions, sports and swimming. Breakfast and lunch served daily.

We maintain a 12:1 ratio and all staff are trained in CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens,  Child Abuse Prevention,and have completed the 26 hour SC Health and Safety Pre-service Course.

Sessions:

TBD for 2018

Cost:
$45 per week for members of the YMCA
$55 perweek for non-members of the YMCA
One time materials fee of $25.

 

Click here for parent handbook

 

Click here to make camp payments once child is registered.  Camp Registration must be done at Membership Services.

You can also choose to pay a daily drop in rate of $18 per day. First 50 registrants will receive a T-shirt.