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Afterschool Care

Our Response to NHCS & BCS Reopening Plans

Schools continue to develop their plans for this fall and we anticipate there being both a mix of in-person and remote learning taking place at some point this fall. Like you, the Y has been navigating unchartered territory as we develop plans to provide flexible and affordable child care while expanding enrichment and providing extended learning opportunities for children. We know families are eager to make plans for the school year, and we are working diligently with our local schools and community partners to adapt and finalize options for your child’s out-of-school time. At this current point in time, we have now developed a new "Extended Learning Day Camp" and will begin offering this at the start of the school year. Whether your child is learning in-person at school or is learning through remote learning, the Y is available for your childcare needs with both Afterschool programming and Extended Learning Day Camp Programming. 

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, the Y Afterschool program serves students in grades K-8 with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. Each day, depending on the site and program, children are given the opportunity to partake in a variety of physical activities including sports, team building, swimming, outside play, group exercise classes, and more! Children are offered a healthy snack, and provided with a minimum of 30 minutes of structured homework help. Our YMCA Afterschool Program follows Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards and takes pride in promoting a healthier lifestyle by engaging children in their well being of spirit, mind and body.

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The YMCA's Extended Learning Day Camp operates each week that your child is participating in virtual learning. Program sites include First Baptist Church of Leland, Midtown YMCA, Nir Family YMCA, and Ogden YMCA Activity Center. The program runs Monday through Friday, 7am to 6pm, and registration is by the week. This program will allow students time to engage in their virtual learning requirements, participate in sports, create arts and crafts, exercise, socialize with friends, and more.

2020-2021 Information

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The Y operates eight Afterschool Care sites that serves New Hanover County and Brunswick County Schools each day that school is in session. At the end of the school day, depending on the school, students either remain at their school for Afterschool Care under the care of Y staff or a Y bus transports them to their appropriate Afterschool location. Programs operate from the end of the school day until 6:00pm.

2020-2021 Information

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Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC
Bradley Creek
Cape Fear Center for Inquiry
College Park
Forest Hills
Rachel Freeman
Snipes Academy
Sunset Park
Winter Park
*Castle Hayne
*Wrightsville Beach
Midtown YMCA
709 George Anderson Dr. Wilmington, NC
College Road Early Childhood Center
Holly Tree
Mary C. Williams
Pine Valley
Ogden YMCA Activity Center (New!)
7207 Ogden Business Lane, Wilmington, NC
Coastal Preparatory Academy
*Porters Neck
First Baptist Church of Leland
517 Village Road, NE Leland, NC
Town Creek
*We anticipate hosting onsite programs at these four locations when schools are back to being fully operational. In the meantime, we will provide transportation to our YMCA locations.

intercession camps, christmas break, spring break, teacher workdays, & holidays

During Intercession breaks, Christmas break, Spring break, Teacher Workdays, and Holidays, children have the opportunity to come to the Y for a full day of activities where children will learn new sports and games, create arts and crafts, develop good sportsmanship, be a part of a team, build new friendships, swim, learn to be healthy, and much more! During each week, we will take at least two field trips that will engage the mind and body and give students the opportunity to explore their local community and engage in activities outside of the Y such as Camp Kirkwood, Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Flip N Fly, and more. Teacher workdays and holidays will mainly be held at the Y, but may include a trip to the local park. Your child will be active, have fun, and will want to keep coming back day after day. 

2020-2021 Information

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Ymca Middle School afterschool program

Similar to the YMCA’s Elementary Afterschool Program, the YMCA’s Middle School Afterschool Program focuses on safety, health, social growth, physical education, and academic enhancement. The Y Afterschool Program serves middle school students with a variety of programmatic and activity options to enhance your child’s confidence, enrich his or her social and physical development, explore and develop interests and talents, and encourage self-expression. In the Middle School Program, while students will certainly have the opportunity for an array of activities, the YMCA has a higher focus on physical fitness for this age group. On a daily basis, students will have an opportunity to complete homework, eat healthy snacks, set short-term and long-term fitness goals, identify fitness activities that will help accomplish fitness goals, track fitness progress in a monthly calendar, and compare what was planned to what was accomplished. Based upon locations, students will have the opportunity to participate in strength training, cardio sessions, yoga, high intensity interval training, weight training, and more under the guidance of trained staff. We expect students to obtain new fitness levels as we aim to help students succeed both academically and physically!

2020-2021 Information

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Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC
Cape Fear Center for Inquiry
Holly Shelter
Midtown YMCA 
709 George Anderson Dr. Wilmington, NC
Myrtle Grove


Nir Family YMCA
Katie Wayman, Nir Family YMCA Youth Services Program Director
(910) 726-9847 x257
Midtown YMCA
Hannah Horton, Midtown YMCA Youth Services Program Director
(910) 726-9847 x262
Ogden YMCA Activity Center
Megan Thomas, Ogden YMCA Youth Services Program Director
(910) 726-9847 x921
First Baptist Church of Leland
Taylor Verdi, Afterschool Site Director
(910) 726-9847 x275
Castle Hayne Elementary
Susanna Kosik, Afterschool Site Director
(910) 726-9847 x920
Parsley Elementary
Heather Rabil, Afterschool Site Director
(910) 726-9847 x930
Porters Neck Elementary
Susanna Kosik, Afterschool Site Director
(910) 726-9847 x920
Wrightsville Beach Elementary
Susanna Kosik, Afterschool Site Director
(910) 726-9847 x920
Corey Maarschalk, Youth Services Branch Director
(910) 726-9847 x255
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