Afterschool

Ensuring A Brighter Future

The YMCA provides a quality, Christian-oriented experience that is safe, fun, and convenient. Y Afterschool operates throughout Gaston County providing enrichment from school dismissal until 6:00 pm daily. During this time we aim to shape character by modeling, teaching, and reinforcing positive values to all students. The YMCA believes in the character development traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith. The YMCA offers two on-site Afterschool locations and fifteen off-site locations throughout the county.

 

Afterschool Registration Information

The YMCA hosts 15 sites across Gaston County, 13 are onsite at the school and two YMCAs, Central and Stowe, also offer the program.

  • School Based Site –
    •  Belmont Central, Brookside, Carr, Cherryville Elementary, Costner, Gardner Park, Lowell, New Hope, Page Primary, Pinewood, Robinson, Sherwood, WA Bess, and Hawk’s Nest (hosted at Robinson)
    • Member $51, Program Participants $74 + $47 registration fee/child
  • YMCA Based Site (schools transported) –
    • Central – Pleasant Ridge, Grier Middle, York Chester Middle, WC Friday Middle, Sadler, Woodhill, HH Beam, Piedmont Charter Elementary & Middle, Lingerfeldt, Holbrook Middle, Victory Christian, St. Michael, WC Friday Middle.
    • Stowe – Catawba Heights, Ida Rankin, McAdenville, North Belmont, Belmont Middle, Cramerton Middle, Mt. Holly Middle
    • Elementary School – Member $61, Program Participants $84 + $47 registration fee/child
    • Middle School – Member $51, Program Participants $74 + $47 registration fee/child

Youth Parent Handbook – Download Here

Registration Form – Download Here

Year Round Program

The YMCA offers a Year Round Pricing program that provides care for an entire year with an equal weekly draft.  This program starts on the first day of school 2016 and ends on the last day of summer camp 2017. All Teacher Work Days, Half Days, Holiday Camp, Spring Break Camp, Afterschool, and Summer Camp are included. At the time of registration they must select an Afterschool site and a camp site.

  • School Based Site – Member $66, Program Participants $92 + $47 registration fee/child
  • YMCA Based Site transported – Member $77, Program Participants $102 + $47 registration fee/child

Year Round Agreement – Click Here

Financial Assistance and DSS Vouchers

Financial Assistance is available through the YMCA. Please use the form below to apply. Three sites accept DSS Vouchers – Central YMCA onsite, Gardner Park Elementary, and Sherwood Elementary. Early registration is encouraged.

Download a Financial Assistance Form

Gaston County School Employee Discount

All full time Gaston County School employees qualify for a discount on both your YMCA Membership and Afterschool Care of 35%.

Afterschool Added Benefit Programs

The YMCA is excited to offer four special programs to these students. Registration in these programs includes transportation from their afterschool site. Parent pick up is directly from program staff.

Click below to learn more about these special programs.

  • Gymnastics – Transported to Pharr Family YMCA
  • Dance – Transported to Pharr Family YMCA
  • Swim Lessons – Central and Stowe Family YMCAs
  • Swim Club – Central and Stowe Family YMCAs

Teacher Work Day

Childcare is included with all current Afterschool and Year Round participants. These days are held at the Central and Stowe Family YMCAs from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, students must arrive by 10:00 am. This program is provided with non additional fee to your weekly draft. Children not currently registered in YMCA Afterschool can sign up for Teacher Work Days if space is available.

Holiday and Spring Break Camp

The YMCA offers full day care during extended school breaks at both the Central and Stowe YMCA locations.   Full day care, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, will be provided for all registered at either a daily or weekly rate. Students registered for After School and/or Summer Camp at the YMCA are not automatically registered or charged for this program.  Specific Registration is necessary.

Gaston County Girls on the Run

YMCA Afterschool supports the Gaston County Girls on the Run program.  We welcome children participating in both programs and will coordinate their transition during afterschool hours. This is subject to program site availability. Click here for more information and to register for the GOTR program.

Contact

  • Central YMCA – Jaimie Cline, jcline@gastonymca.org, 704-865-8551
  • Cherryville Family YMCA – Sharon Padgett, spadgett@gastonymca.org, 704.865.8551
  • South Gaston Family YMCA – Steve D’Avria, sdavria@gastonymca.org, 704.865.2193
  • Stowe Family YMCA – Mandy Lail, mlail@gastonymca.org, 704.822.9622
  • Accounts Manager – Jean Springer, jspringer@gastonymca.org, 704.865.8551

Programs

CAREGIVERS WITH CHARACTER

Available at: Pharr,  Stowe

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training   This American Red Cross Babysitter training provides youth who are planning to babysit, with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care to children and infants.  This course focuses on developing leadership abilities, building a Babysitting business, helping children behave,  learning basic child care and basic…

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Stowe Spring Break Camp

Available at: Stowe

When school is out, the Y is ready to keep your children’s mind and muscles active with full days of fun! During Spring Break, our focus is on fun. As we prepare for the summer season, campers will experience huddle time, devotions, group challenges, archery, swimming and more! Each day, campers will need to bring…

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2016 – 2017 YMCA Afterschool

Available at: Central,  Cherryville,  South Gaston,  Stowe

Register today! The Y is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable, age-appropriate afterschool enrichment for your child when you cannot be there yourself. The program is available from school dismissal until 6:00 pm following the Gaston County School calendar. Children are served at both School Based Sites and at YMCA sites.  Take a look at the…

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Afterschool Swim Lessons

Available at: Central,  Stowe

Afterschool Swim Lessons available at the Stowe Family YMCA starting September 14th!

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Afterschool Added Benefit

Available at: Central,  Stowe

Afterschool and Beyond! The YMCA Afterschool program offers care to students from 35 schools. Between 2:00 and 6:00 pm each Afterschool location focuses on homework help, active play, and social interactions at their sites. The YMCA is excited to offer four special programs to these students. Registration in these programs includes transportation from their afterschool site….

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