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.

Registration Dates (2022-2023 School Year):

May 9 – Registration opens for current afterschool participants
May 16 – Registration opens for YMCAUP members
May 23 – General registration opens

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. Programs are open most teacher work days and school holidays and you will receive communication regarding closures no later than two weeks prior.

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. A one-time $25 registration fee will be due at time of registration. Weekly drafts will occur on the Saturday prior to a week of afterschool care.

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.

Click here for the Parent Handbook

Schools Served

  • Cherry Park Elementary School
  • Ebenezer Elementary School
  • Ebinport Elementary School
  • Independence Elementary School
  • India Hook Elementary
  • Northside Elementary School
  • Oakdale Elementary School
  • Old Pointe Elementary School
  • Richmond Dr. Elementary School
  • Sunset Park Elementary School
  • York Road Elementary School
  • York Preparatory Academy
  • Gold Hill Elementary School
  • Kings Town Elementary School
  • Orchard Park Elementary School
  • Pleasant Knoll Elementary School
  • Bethel Elementary School
  • Crowders Creek Elementary School
  • Griggs Road Elementary School
  • Kinard Elementary School
  • Larne Elementary School
  • Oakridge Elementary School
  • Fort Mill Elementary School
  • Doby’s Bridge Elementary School
  • River Trail Elementary School
  • Riverview Elementary School
  • Springfield 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!