Here at the Y, we offer an outstanding variety of programs designed to encourage children to grow to their full potential by exposing them to games, arts and crafts, music, and much more. By learning about themselves and others, they learn vital life skills and avenues of expression that they might have otherwise overlooked. Help your child reach his or her full potential by participating in some of the many classes at the YMCA.
After School Care
Ages: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
At the Y, we believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. And that’s what Y Afterschool is all about. We’re dedicated to creating a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills. Our afterschool program serves all of the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools from Kindergarten through 8th grade. It includes free time, structured physical activities and crafts, and supervised school work time.
After School Program Brochure
After School Registration Form
After School Parent Handbook
Members: $13 per day, billed monthly
Program Participants: $15.50 per day, billed monthly
Members: Monday, April 13
Program Participants: Monday, April 27
Season: August – June
Y-Guides & Y-Princesses
Ages: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Children often think their dads are always too busy with work and providing for the family. The Y-Guides and Y-Princesses Programs make it fun and easy for dads and their children to play and learn together. Father/daughter pairs join the Y-Princesses program while father/son pairs participate in the Y-Guides program. Each father/child pair is placed into a tribe, which meets once a month at a member’s home. The host of that meeting and other dads plan activities including games, crafts, stories and feather-earning as well as outings outside the home, like camping and field trips.
Program Information and Schedule of Events
Members: $90 per father/child pair
Program Participants: $125 per father/child pair
Season: August – June
Parents’ Night Out
Anyone can hire a babysitter. At the Y, you get so much more. At Parents’ Night Out, supervised fun and interaction with other kids are what your children will remember. Programs based on Y core values like caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are what you can count on. Each evening has a unique them and includes games, activities and even dinner and a movie.
Parents’ Night Out is lead by our Leaders Club and supervised by Y Youth Staff. You can rest easy knowing that your kids will have fun in a supportive and nurturing environment.
3 years – 5th Grade
Members: $22, $12 per additional child in the same family
Program Participants: $27, $17 per additional child in the same family
Downloads: Parents’ Night Out Registration Form
Chapel Hill Branch: February 16, March 9, April 13, May 11
Ages: 4th Grade & up
Our Trailblazers program is a continuation of YGuides & YPrincesses for older children and their fathers.
Program Brochure and Schedule of Events
Members: $45 per father/child pair
Program Participants: $55 per father/child pair
Season: August – June
Ages: Rising Kindergartners – 17 years old
At the Y, we believe that all kids deserve the chance to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why every summer our camps open up to create exciting, safe communities where young people can explore the outdoors, discover new experiences, and build self esteem and social and interpersonal skills. Through outdoor activities, arts programs, youth sports, service projects and more, kids in our community are learning about themselves and making new friends at Y Day Camp. And while they’re at it, they discover skills and values they can use for a lifetime; skills like teamwork, responsibility, respect and sharing.
Members: Varies by camp, see brochure
Program Participants: Varies by camp, see brochure
Y – Farm Swim Team
The Y/Farm Summer Swim team participates in the Chapel Hill Summer Swim League. The Farm, a UNC Faculty Staff Recreation Association and the Y are community organizations that believe in encouraging children to swim as a lifelong healthful activity. Our staff is dedicated to creating an environment where swimmers learn the value of striving to be his or her best. We want our swimmers to learn about swimming this summer, but most importantly we want them to leave feeling confident, accomplished and experienced! The Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility will be integrated into everything that we do!
This is a member only program, so register at the Y or the Farm as a member and then register for the program itself. Practices begin May 22
Registration: April 1, members only
Season: Picnic May 20, Practices begin May 2
Farm Swim Team Registration Form
Farm Swim Team Parent Handbook