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 the following elementary schools in Anderson School Districts 3,4,& 5: Flat Rock, Varennes, LaFrance, Calhoun, Centerville, Concord, McLees, Midway, Nevitt Forest, New Prospect, Starr, Whitehall, Townville, Mt. Lebanon, Homeland Park, West Market, South Fant, and North Pointe.

 

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

 

Spring Break Camp – April 2-6, 2018 at 178 Greentree Road, Anderson, SC  29625. 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.

 

We offer full day care on student holidays at our YMCA Camp on 178 Greentree Road, Anderson, SC  29625 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 Membership Services 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 at our YMCA Camp on 178 Greentree Road, Anderson, SC  29625. 2019 dates TBD.

 

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

CAMP VENTURE

The YMCA day camp is located on beautiful Lake Hartwell at 178 Greentree Road, Anderson, SC  29625.  Your child will enjoy a wide range of activities:  archery, canoeing on Lake Hartwell, STEM projects, Summer Camp Readers Program, arts and crafts, and nature hikes all in a fun and safe environment.  Campers will also have weekly opportunities to enjoy our pool facilities at the main YMCA building.  Also, 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 have a daily devotion.  The themes of our two week sessions will encompass the YMCA’s core values which are Faith, Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. All staff is trained in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, and Blood Borne Pathogens.  All staff has completed the 26 hour SC Health & Safety Pre-service course. We maintain a 1:12 ratio. 

 

Our camp is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM with Breakfast and Lunch served daily.

 

Sessions:

  1. June 11th – 22nd
  2. June 25th– July 6th (closed July 4th)
  3. July 9th– 20th
  4. July 23rd – August 3rd
  5. August 6th – 17th

 

Age Groups:  

  • Elementary School – rising 1st graders through rising 5th graders
  • Middle school – rising 6th graders
  • Counselor in Training – the CIT program is for a limited number of 7th & 8th graders

The purpose of the CIT program is for our middle school campers to experience what it means to be a counselor at the summer day camp and also to help teach them leadership skills.  This program is available only through a written essay/interview because there are a limited number of positions.

 

Cost: The weekly rate is $80 for YMCA members, $90 per week for non-members.

One-time registration fee of $50.  The first 150 children to register will receive a free camp t-shirt!

 

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Camp registration will begin on May 1st.
  • Open house date:  Tuesday, May 15th from 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM.

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

 

If you are looking for a half day summer camp, then why not try Kid Zone at the Anderson Area YMCA?  Kid Zone is a half day camp designed for campers ages 5-12 who want something fun to do in the mornings during the summer.  Kid Zone operates from the YMCA Family Wellness Center Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 1:00pm.  The children at Kid Zone will enjoy many similar activities as the campers out at our Lake Hartwell site such as arts/crafts, devotions, STEM projects, Summer Camp Reader Program and swimming. The themes of our 2 week sessions will encompass the YMCA’s Core values where are Faith, Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility.   We maintain a 12:1 ratio.  All staff is trained in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse, and Blood Bourne Pathogens.  All staff has completed the 26 hour SC Health & Safety Pre-service course.

 

Come and join the fun this summer at Kid Zone!

 

Sessions: 

  1. June 11th – 22nd
  2. June 25th – July 6th (closed July 4th)
  3. July 9th – 20th
  4. July 23rd  – August 3rd
  5. August 6th – August 17th

 

Cost:  $45/week for members of the YMCA$55/week for non-members.  Or you can choose to attend on a daily basis of $18 drop in rate.

 

One-time registration fee of $25.  First 50 children to register will receive a free t- shirt!

 

Registration will begin May 1st

Click here for parent handbook

 

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