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, after school 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.

For questions about after school, camps, and payments, contact Jan Page or Amika Thomas.

Please Note: Front desk transactions will be accepted up until 15 minutes prior to closing each day!


The YMCA After School Program will be closed for Thanksgiving Break, Wednesday – Friday, November 23rd – November 25th.

The YMCA After School Program serves the following elementary schools in Anderson School Districts 3, 4 & 5:

  • Calhoun
  • Centerville (wait list, please call for more information)
  • Concord (wait list, please call for more information)
  • Flat Rock (wait list, please call for more information)
  • Homeland Park
  • McLees (wait list, please call for more information)
  • Midway (wait list, please call for more information)
  • Mt. Lebanon (wait list, please call for more information)
  • Nevitt Forest
  • New Prospect (wait list, please call for more information)
  • North Pointe
  • Pendleton 
  • Starr (wait list, please call for more information)
  • Townville
  • Varennes
  • Whitehall

Please note that we only serve children K5 and above in our program.

Please call the YMCA 716-6261 for a listing of after school sites.

The program operates from school dismissal until 6:00 pm Monday-Friday and is located at the school.

The Young Men’s Christian Association, Inc. After School Program participates with the Child and Adult Food Care Program, (CACFP).  This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

Our daily activities include:

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

Our child-to-staff ratio is 12:1. All of our staff is certified in CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Child Abuse Prevention.

Price is a weekly rate of $63 per child (effective Jan. 1, 2023) with a one-time materials fee of $25. Discounted rates are available for active or retired Military ($48) and School District Employees ($42-ID required to receive discount).  Scholarship assistance is available for those who qualify.

Need financial assistance for after-school or camp? Click here for information and Financial Assistance Program Application.

Click here to make online after school payments

We offer full daycare on student holidays at the YMCA from 7:30 am-6:00 pm.  Packed lunch is required each day.  Fees: $20 per child per day. Register at Membership Services prior to each student holiday. 

Child Watch is a FREE service for our members and is available for children ages 3 months to 5 years, during set hours.  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 is certified in CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Child Abuse Training.  Click here for hours.

Camp Venture will be held at the YMCA located at 201 East Reed Road.  Children will enjoy a wide range of activities such as:  Swimming, Arts and Crafts, STEM Projects, Camp Readers Program, and much more!  Because the YMCA is a Christian Organization we believe it is important to teach our campers about the message of Christ so during Friendship Circle Time we will have a daily devotion.  The themes of our camp will encompass the YMCA’s Core Values which are:  Faith, Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.  All staff are trained in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, and Blood Borne Pathogens.  We will maintain a 12:1 child to staff ratio.

Camp Dates: Monday, June 6th through Friday, August 12th.  We will be closed Monday, July 4th for Independence Day

Camp Venture hours: Monday through Friday 7:30am – 6:00pm.  Breakfast and Lunch served daily.

Registration- Starts Monday, May 2nd – Space fills up fast!

Ages: Rising 1st graders through rising 6th graders

Cost: Weekly rate is $125 per child for YMCA Members, $135 per child per week for non-members. Financial Assistance available.

*One-time registration fee of $60 per child.  Campers will receive a camp t-shirt.

Click here to make camp payments once child is registered.

Initial Camp Registration must be done at Membership Services.

April 11-15, 2022 from 7:30 am-6 pm 

  • Registration begins Monday, March 21, 2022 at Membership Services.
  • Fee:  $100/week or $25 daily drop-in.
  • Drop off and pick up located at side porch.
  • Bring a packed lunch each day.
  • A weekly schedule of activities will be given on the first day of camp.

November 7th and 8th

Registration:  Begins on Monday, October 17 and ends on Monday, October 31.

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: YMCA, 201 E. Reed Road

  • Fee – $15 per child per day. Register at Membership Services
  • Drop off and Pick Up:  Side Porch of YMCA
  • Bring packed lunch each day. ** No heat up or refrigerated lunches.
  • Afternoon snack will be served

December 19-22, December 27-29

Registration: Monday, November 28 thru Friday, December 9th at school sites, or December 13th at the YMCA front desk (or until all spots are full)

  • Total cost of the camp is $150 per child for the entire camp or a daily drop-in rate of $25 per child.
  • Hours of operation are 7:30 am-6:00 pm.
  • Children need a packed lunch each day
  • Children need to wear warm clothes for outdoor activities
  • Camp is CLOSED on  December 23, December 26, December 30. 
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