After School Program

The YMCA of Upper Palmetto 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.

Register Today (2021-2022 School Year):

Or download registration form here to return to your branch.

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.
(Open teacher work days and most school holidays)

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

Cost: Prices vary based on branch location. Find your school and branch location below. Financial Assistance is available.

Afterschool/Summer Day Camp Combo: The afterschool/summer day camp combo program is a 52-week draft available at select after school programs (CSD Community YMCA, Charlotte Avenue YMCA, York YMCA).  There is no pro-rating for holidays, vacations or missed days.  The summer camp portion paid during the school year is non-refundable if enrollment is cancelled for any reason.  Failure to pay timely will result in the withdrawal of your child from the afterschool program. Registration for the Combo program closes September 1.

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Schools Served

  • Cherry Park Elementary School
  • Ebenezer Elementary School
  • Ebinport 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
  • 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
  • York Preparatory Academy
  • Gold Hill Elementary School
  • Kings Town Elementary School
  • Orchard Park Elementary School
  • Pleasant Knoll Elementary School
  • Tega Cay Elementary School

Transportation from school to the Blue Eagle Academy is provided for the following schools:

  • Bethany Elementary School
  • Kinard Elementary School
  • Larne Elementary School

Transportation from school to the CSD Community YMCA is provided for:

  • Crowders Creek Elementary School
  • Oakridge Elementary School
  • Bethel Elementary School
  • Griggs Road Elementary School
  • Fort Mill Elementary School
  • Doby’s Bridge Elementary School
  • River Trail Elementary School
  • Riverview Elementary School
  • Indian Land Elementary School
  • Van Wyck Elementary School
  • Harrisburg Elementary School
  • Cotton Belt Elementary School
  • Harold C. Johnson Elementary School
  • Hunter Street Elementary School
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • York Intermediate School
  • York Middle School

Thank You!

Thank you for donating to the YMCA of Upper Palmetto and honoring the loved ones in your life with a holiday card at the same time! You will be sent an invoice in the next two business days to process your payment. Please also complete the form at this link so we can address and mail out your holiday cards accordingly!