Registration is now open for afterschool care for the 2017-2018 school year. Watch the video below to learn more about what makes YMCA afterschool special.


Programs and Ages

School-age child care at the YMCA builds self-esteem, values, and leadership skills. You’ll know your children are growing and exploring their potentialthey’ll think they’re just having fun. The YMCA offers North Carolina 4 & 5 star-rated, licensed programs designed for ages 5-12 that are based on the YMCA's four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

We offer activities that are purposefully designed to boost your child’s confidence, enrich his or her social and physical development, and encourage self-expression. Our program includes arts and crafts, sports, cooking, adventure, teambuilding, anti-bullying programs, obesity prevention, swimming, group exercise classes, homework assistance, group games, outside play, and more.

We also offer a convenient and cost-saving year-round child care option that includes afterschool care AND summer camp.

Financial assistance is available based on need and available funds. The financial assistance application can be downloaded here. For details about afterschool, you can also download our Parent Handbook in English here. La Manual del Programa en español está aquí.

The best part of our programs are the children we serve each day.



Click Here to Register Online For McDowell County: All sites are now open for registration.

Professional Staff

All YMCA School-Age Child Care staff members are certified in CPR, standard first aid, and emergency procedures. Counselors also receive 40 hours of additional training in topics such as conflict resolution, child-abuse prevention, Stewards of Children national certification training, diversity, program development, group management, anti-bullying, team building, and developmental assets. No matter our age, we are students, too. Continuing education is required of all child care staff to maintain certifications.

Schools Served

ASHEVILLE CITY SCHOOLS: Afterschool program located at the YMCA Youth Services Center in North Asheville and Hall Fletcher program located at Hall Fletcher Elementary. Transportation provided.
BUNCOMBE COUNTY SCHOOLS: Afterschool programs located in elementary schools throughout Buncombe County.
MCDOWELL COUNTY SCHOOLS: Afterschool programs located in elementary schools throughout McDowell County.

Financial assistance is available

THE YMCA IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CHILD CARE SUBSIDY VOUCHERS for our Buncombe County and McDowell County locations.
The YMCA does have limited financial assistance available through our Annual Campaign.

Contact Us:

YMCA Business Center
Asheville City and Buncombe/ McDowell County programs
828 251 5910 or email the YBC.