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.
The YMCA After School Program serves the following elementary schools in Anderson School Districts 3, 4 & 5:
- Flat Rock
- Homeland Park
- McLees (currently full and not accepting students)
- Mt. Lebanon
- Nevitt Forest
- New Prospect
- North Pointe
- Townville (currently full and not accepting students)
- South Fant Early Education Center (4K children only)
- West Market (4K children only)
Please note that we do not accept 3K children in our program.
The program operates from school dismissal until 6:00 pm Monday-Friday and is located at the school unless indicated otherwise. See the list below for exceptions that may require signed permission forms at registration since the after-school program is being held at an alternate location.
After School Program for Townville Elementary School will be held at Dickson Memorial Methodist Church, 13676 West Oak Highway. The children will ride a bus over to the church each day. This program is currently full and not accepting students.
After School Program for Mt. Lebanon Elementary will be held at Mountain Spring Baptist Church Community Center, 1109 Mountain Springs Road. The children will ride a bus over to the Community Center each day.
The program for Pendleton will be held at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church. The children will ride a bus over to the church each day.
The children from Homeland Park will ride a bus over to Varennes Elementary for after-school care.
LaFrance's after-school program will be held at Celebration Church. The children will ride a bus over to the church each day.
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
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our child-to-staff ratio has been reduced to 9:1. 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 $59 per child with a one-time materials fee of $25. Discounted rates are available for active or retired Military ($47.20) and School District Employees ($41.30-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.
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, Child Abuse Training, and have completed the 26 hour SC Health and Safety Pre-service Course. Click here for hours.
Camp Venture will be held at the YMCA Wellness Center located at 201 E. Reed Road this summer. Masks are mandatory! Your child will enjoy a wide range of activities: Swimming, Arts and Crafts, STEM Projects, Camp Readers Program, and much more! 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 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: June 21 – August 13, 2021
Camp Venture hours: Monday through Friday 7:30am – 6:00pm. Breakfast and Lunch served daily.
Registration- starts Monday, May 3, 2021
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.
Initial Camp Registration must be done at Membership Services.
No Kid Zone Camp Summer 2021
April 5-9, 2021 at the YMCA Family Wellness Center (201 E. Reed Road) from 7:30 am-6 pm - CAMP IS FULL!!
- Fee: $85/week or $20 daily drop-in. Register at Membership Services.
- Drop off and pick up located at side porch.
- Bring a packed lunch each day.
- Masks are mandatory!
- A weekly schedule of activities will be given on the first day of camp.
Held at the YMCA Family Wellness Center (201 E. Reed Road) on December 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30, 2021.
- The total cost of the camp is $135 per child for all 8 days or a daily drop-in rate of $20 per child. Register at Membership Services.
- Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 am-6:00 pm.
- Masks are mandatory!
- The camp is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.