Financial assistance is available.

After-School Activites

New Adventures for Your Child!

Does your child love to swim? Or maybe climb? How about experiments? We have it here at the YMCA! Sign your child up for an after-school adventure.

Swim IQ: Learn Splash Grow
Each week kids will get to play pool games and learn everything about being in the water.  Learning includes water safety and swim skills.
Thrills and Skills: Rock Climbing
In this adventure, climbers will learn the basics of rock climbing. Starting with equipment safety to successful techniques.  Climbing starts on the very first day and closed-toe shoes are required.
Mad Scientist: Create and Discover
If you like to get your hands messy or find out how things work this is the adventure for you.  Each week kids will enjoy interactive hands-on activities.

Ages: Y5 through 5th grade

When: Six-week session-Pick one!

Time: After school until 5:30 pm-snack included

See your school flyer in the buttons below

Busing is provided for the schools listed.  School not listed?  Join us by dropping in.

School-Out Days & Snow Days

CAMP DAYS with THE Y Experience day camp for one day! Snow Days when Jackson Public Schools (JPS) closes due to inclement weather, elementary kids can come to the Y for a fun day of activities! Sign up in the morning online or in person. Hours: 7:30 am - 6 pm

Full Days      Half Days
Sept. 3          Oct. 13-15
Oct. 18          Nov. 19
Nov. 24         Jan. 14
Jan. 17          March 4, 11
Feb 18, 21
March 14, 25
April 15

Full: $39 Members; $49 Community
Half: See front desk for pricing.

After school at Paragon Charter Academy

The Jackson YMCA is partnering with Paragon Charter Academy to provide care after the school day is over until 6:00 pm. Held on-site at Paragon, the program offers K-8 students a fun afternoon of games, activities and more! Parents can be assured the Y is committed to safety and follows all local and state health department guidelines.

Jackson YMCA Members: $44/week
Community: $64/week

Financial assistance is available

Begins August 23, 2021
Pre-registration is required!
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Things to Know

  • For full-time and part-time After School Programs, you must register Friday the night before to avoid the late fee. A $10 late fee will be applied to any week day registrations for that current week.
  • All payments are due the Friday before the week of attendance. Failure to pay may result in inability to participate in the program.
  • The YMCA follows Jackson Public School’s Calendar. If JPS has school out days, half-days, or snow days, we will have the corresponding services on those days. This excludes the Paragon after school program.

Financial assistance available. Please see the YMCA Front Desk or go to the Financial Assistance page located here on our website. Applications must be submitted two weeks before attendance

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Health and Safety

This program will have enhanced health procedures that are aligned with the information and guidelines we receive from the CDC, state of Michigan, and local governments to help protect participants, parents, and Y staff.

Our Y staff will intentionally teach and encourage good hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and follow strict guidelines for those who are sick. For the safety and well- being of participants and staff, children who have a temperature of 100.4+ degrees cannot attend.

New regulations and recommendations for program operations are still being guided by the CDC and the state of Michigan. We will adhere to all regulations and implement guidance as it relates our programs.