Excel after the bell

YMCA afterschool play

Y Afterschool is a safe place for school-age children to play, learn, and grow when out of school. Our qualified and caring staff focus on nurturing the development of each child.

We serve students in the Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools, and McDowell County Schools. Options include full-time care during the school year, year-round care with summer day camp, and year-round care with a Camp Watia upgrade. Year-round care includes a complimentary YMCA membership for your household.

The afterschool program provides developmentally appropriate activities that will enhance your child’s confidence, enrich their social and physical development, and encourage self-expression. A combination of individual and group activities are available.

As a nonprofit organization, the Y is able to offer income-based rates thanks to generous donors. Vouchers may be available in some areas. Learn more and sign up for YMCA Afterschool programs here.