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York Branch YMCA

Child Care

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.


Summer Day Camp at Carolina Crossing

Grades:
K-5th – Day Camp
6th-8th – Adventure Club

Summer at the YMCA at Carolina Crossing brings lots of possibilities! 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 choose leaders who exemplify outstanding character, compassion, and a love of children. Each staff member 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 4 – August 17, 2018
Program Times: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:15 pm
Cost: Weekly
A limited amount of financial assistance is available. Please complete the application available at the YMCA Front Offices and allow 4 weeks for processing from the time of registration.

Download the Carolina Crossing –  York YMCA Summer Day Camp Price Sheet

Download the 2018 Summer Camp Registration Form


Childwatch

Childwatch

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 9 years old. Please send your child dressed for fun!

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:15 am – 10:00 am and 5:15pm – 7:15 pm
Tuesday:8:15 am – 10:00 am and 5:15pm – 7:15 pm
Wednesday:8:15 am – 10:00 am and 5:15pm – 7:15 pm
Thursday: 8:15 am – 10:00 am and 5:15pm – 7:15 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 10:00 am


After School Program at Carolina Crossing

After School Program at Carolina Crossing

The Upper Palmetto YMCA is committed to providing the highest quality After School care possible. We are excited about the unique programming opportunities provided by our After School program. We incorporate the basic Christian values of 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.

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 assignments.

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 YMCA at Carolina Crossing is provided for your child for the following schools:

Pick Up:
Cotton Belt Elementary School

Harold C. Johnson Elementary

Hunter Street Elementary School (Transportation provided by the School)

Jefferson Elementary School

York Intermediate School

York Middle School

*minimum of 5 children for each location

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 prior to the first day of enrollment.  After School Financial Assistance is applied during the After School/Summer Day Camp cycle beginning in August and ending the following August.

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. The After School Program is open teacher work days and school holidays.

Program Hours:
School Dismissal until 6:15 pm
All Day Care: 7:00 am – 6:15 pm
(Open teacher work days and school holidays)

The Program is closed:
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Day After Christmas, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Memorial Day.

Click here for 2017/2018 flyer.
Click here for the registration form.
Click here for our handbook.