School's Out Camps

The Y is a working parent's best friend. When school is out for winter or spring break, teacher work days, or other one-off holidays, the Y is in with all-day, fun active child care. It's a win-win. There's no "I'm bored!" from the kids, and you don't have to stress while you're at work.

School's Out Locations

Buncombe County

  • Enka District: Sand Hill serves Pisgah, Candler, Hominy Valley, Johnston, and West Buncombe
  • Roberson District: Koontz serves Estes, Avery’s Creek, and Glen Arden
  • Reynolds District: Haw Creek serves Fairview, Oakley, and Bell
  • Owen District: Black Mountain serves W.D. Williams
  • North District: Beaverdam serves North Buncombe, Johnston, Weaverville, and West Buncombe

Asheville City

McDowell County

  • Pleasant Gardens

Henderson County

  • UNCA Kellogg Center or Hendersonville Family Y


YMCA School's Out days follow the Buncombe County, McDowell County, and Henderson County public school calendar for holidays and teacher work days. 


School's Out days come at no additional cost to YMCA of WNC Full-Time Afterschool participants in Buncombe, Henderson, and McDowell counties. Part-Time Afterschool participants are included in School's Out days with the exception of the weeks of Christmas (December 23-27) and Spring Break.

For non-program participants:
$40/day Buncombe County
$40/day Henderson County
$30/day McDowell County

In Henderson County, program runs from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for children ages 4-12.


    Registration is now open for afterschool care for the 2019-2020 school year. 


    Financial Assistance

    Thanks to the support of generous donors to our annual campaign, the Y offers financial assistance based on need and available funds. 

    The Y is currently accepting child care subsidy vouchers for our Buncombe County and McDowell County locations.