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 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:

Pick up:
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

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 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.

Charlotte Avenue YMCA
Ages5 - 14FacilityCharlotte Avenue YMCA
Week Days/TimesSchool Dismissal until 6:00 pm All Day Care: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm (Open teacher work days and school holidays)
General FeeAfter School Program Weekly Rate: $68 | After School and Summer Day Camp Rate: $78 (available until August 30) | Part-time (up to 3 days per week): $40
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