The YMCA is committed to developing strong character in children through activities that promote our four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We want your child’s YMCA experience to be filled with opportunities to try new things, learn and grow, and make long-lasting friendships. Our goal is to provide a safe, positive, fun, Christian environment where children may achieve their greatest God-given potential.
Charlotte Avenue Branch YMCA
2012-2013 After School Program
After School is a safe, stimulating and fun environment for children to learn through participation. We incorporate the basic Christian Values: Honesty, Responsibility, Respect and Caring in our activities. Our program is designed to enhance your child’s school day through activities such as homework support, field trips, large and small group games, devotions and singing.
After School features:
- Field Trips – No additional cost!
- Use of Gymnasium & Pools
- Homework Help & Snacks Provided
- Age Appropriate Play Stations
- Additional Weekly Discount for Siblings
- Financial Assistance Available
Days & Times:
Monday through Friday After School: School dismissal until 6:00 pm
All Day Care: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm (6:15pm for Clover and York Branches)
Registration: Download the After School Brochure/Registration Form or inquire at the branch’s front desk to register. Nonmember YMCA participants are required to pay a $25 nonrefundable registration fee.
Cost: View the Charlotte Ave. YMCA prices.
A deposit of one week’s payment is due upon registration. Contact the branch for payment details.
The Upper Palmetto YMCA is committed to providing the highest quality Afterschool care possible. We are excited about the unique programming opportunities provided by our Afterschool program. We incorporate the basic Christian values of honestly, responsibility, respect and caring in our activities. Our program is designed to enhance your child’s school day through activities such as homework support, field trips, large and small group games, devotions and singing.
We strive to develop the whole child through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, including the following:
Healthy Spirit -We offer daily devotion time, and a group discussion time, where youth have the opportunity to reflect on their day, talk about issues and concerns impacting their lives. Youth also develop a stronger understanding of the core YMCA values of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring.
Healthy Mind -We know how important homework time is. We provide a structured study room where youth have 30-45 minutes of homework time. Staff are on hand to support youth as they work on their assigments.
Healthy Body – In an effort to promote healthy living, the YMCA provides at least 30 minutes of daily fitness time. Activities may include:kickball game, team sports, relay races, group games, or yoga.
Transportation from school to the Charlotte Avenue Branch YMCA is provided for your child for the following schools:
Belleview Elementary School
Ebenezer Elementary School
Ebinport Elementary School
Finley Road Elementary School
Independence Elementary School
India Hook Elementary
Lesslie Elementary School
Mt. Gallant Elementary School
Mt. Holly Elementary School
Northside Elementary School
Oakdale Elementary School
Old Pointe Elementary School
Richmond Dr. Elementary School
Rosewood Elementary School
Sunset Park Elementary School
York Road Elementary School
Castle Heights Middle School
Dutchman Creek Middle School
Rawlinson Rd. Middle School
Saluda Trail Middle School
Sullivan Middle School
*minimum of 5 children for each location
Multiple Child Discount: Register one child at regular price and receive a weekly discount for each additional child from the same household.
A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Please complete the application available at the YMCA Front Offices and allow 2-4 weeks for processing.
Program Dates: Each YMCA After School Program follows the schedule of their local School District when scheduling child care days, teacher holidays, inclement weather days, in service days and other holidays.
School Dismissal until 6:00 pm
All Day Care: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
(Open teacher work days and some school holidays)
The Program is closed:
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day
Summer Day Camp
K-2nd – Little Feet
3rd-5th- Camp Quest
6th-8th – Adventure Club
Summer Fun Starts Here! The Upper Palmetto YMCA summer camps provide activities that are educational, exciting and fun, but more importantly, it is an experience that builds self esteem, lasting friendships and treasured memories.
Our staff works diligently to help make participation in our program a positive experience. We to choose leaders who exemplify outstanding character, compassion and a love of children. Each staff member has received at least 20 hours of training, and is CPR and First-Aid certified.
Summer day camp is a full day program with activities including weekly themes, field trips, swimming, games, daily devotions, team building activities, arts and crafts, character development and much more!
Program Dates: June 10-August 16, 2013
Program Times: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Please complete the application available at the YMCA Front Offices and allow 2-4 weeks for processing from the time of registration.
Program is closed July 4th Holiday.
Our Childwatch program is FREE to all members while they are enjoying our programs and facility. Our childwatch program offers age-appropriate activities for children 6 weeks to 10 years old. Please send your child dressed for fun!
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8am-Noon, 4pm-8pm
Tuesday: 8am-Noon, 4pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-Noon, 4pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-Noon, 4pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-Noon, 4pm-8pm