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
Our After School Program serves 16 schools in Anderson School Districts 3,4,& 5. The YMCA After School Program offers age appropriate activities for children kindergarten through fifth grade.
Structured Activities include:
Organized games and activities
We maintain a 12:1 ratio, and all of our staff is certified in CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Child Abuse Prevention. The program operates each day when school dismisses until 6pm.
Price is a weekly rate of $56 per child with a one time materials fee of $25. Scholarship assistance is available for those who qualify and we also accept the ABC Block Grant Program.
Registration is going on now for the 2016-2017 school year, and must be done at our Membership Services Desk.
We offer Camp during the school year when school is out for work days and holidays, at our YMCA Camp on 100 YMCA Camp Road. Register at the Front Desk prior to each school work day or holiday.
We offer Christmas Break Camp at the Y! 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 Front Desk.
Out of School Holidays 2017:
Spring Break Camp – April 10-14, 2017
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 Front Desk.
Contact Jan Page, Child Development Director at 716-6266 or Amika Thomas, Associate Child Care Development Director at 716-6284
Child Watch is available for children ages 3 months to 7 years, during set hours. Children may be left for no more than two 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, and Child Abuse Training.
Monday-Friday 8am-1pm (morning schedule)
Monday-Thursday 3:30-8pm (evening schedule)
Friday 3:30-6:30pm (evening schedule)
SUMMER DAY CAMP
The YMCA Day Camp is located on beautiful Lake Hartwell. Your child will enjoy a wide range of activities including:
Canoeing and kayaking on Lake Hartwell
Kaboom Imagination Playground
Low ropes course
Arts and crafts
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, and Child Abuse Prevention. We maintain a 12:1 ratio.
Open House: 2017 TBD, at the Lake Hartwell site, 100 YMCA Camp Road. We’d love to see you there!
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
2017 Sessions TBD:
$80 per week for members of the YMCA
$90 per week for non-members of the YMCA
One time $50 materials fee.
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
First 150 registrants will receive a free camp t-shirt.
We accept the ABC Block Grant Program.
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, and Child Abuse Prevention.
$45 per week for members of the YMCA
$55 perweek for non-members of the YMCA
Onetime materials fee of $25.
You can also choose to pay a daily drop in rate of $18 per day. First 50 registrants will receive a T-shirt.
2017 Registration TBD