Baxter Close YMCA After School Program

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 Baxter Close Family YMCA is provided for your child for the following schools:
Gold Hill Elementary School

Orchard Park Elementary School

Pleasant Knoll Elementary 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.
(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.

2020-2021 Baxter Close Family Afterschool Flyer with Pricing

2020-2021 Baxter Close Family YMCA Afterschool Registration Packet with Waiver

2020-2021 Baxter Close Family YMCA Afterschool FAQs

Link to Parent Handbook

Link to UPYMCA Childcare Covid-19 Illness Protocols

Link to UPYMCA COVID Waiver for all Members and Participants

Baxter Close Family YMCA
AgesKindergartner - 5th Grade
Activity DatesAugust 10th, 2020 - June 3rd, 2021
Week Days/TimesSchool Dismissal until 6:00 pm | All Day Care: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm | (Open some teacher work days and school holidays)
Member Cost$70 Per WeekNon-Member Cost$85 Per Week