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:
Daily devotions
Nutritious snacks
Reader Program
Homework time
Arts/crafts
Organized games and 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. 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.

 

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

Registration is going on now for the 2016-2017 school year, and must be done at our Membership Services Desk.

 

Click here to make online childcare payments

 

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:

January 16-17

February 20

March 24 and 27

 

Spring Break Camp – April 10-14, 2017

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 Front 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 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, 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:

June 12th-23rd

June 26th-July 7th (closed July 4th)

July 10th-21st

July 24th-August 4th

August 7th-18th

2017 Registration: Starts Monday, May 1st at our Membership Services Desk

2017 Open House: Tuesday, May 16th from 5:30-6:30 pm at our Lake Hartwell site. We’d love to see you there!

Cost:
$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.  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:

June 12th-23rd

June 26th- July 7th (closed July 4th)

July 10th-21st

July 24th-August 4th

August 7th-18th

 

Cost:
$45 per week for members of the YMCA
$55 perweek for non-members of the YMCA
One time 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: Starts Monday, May 1st at our Membership Services Desk

2017 Open House: Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:30-6:30 pm in the YMCA Activity Room