West Side YMCA After School Program & School Recess Camp

West Side YMCA After School Program
September 12, 2011 - June 15, 2012

Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 PM

The West Side YMCA After School program offers a diverse and engaging mix of programming that is culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and based on a youth development model that seeks to strengthen student’s internal and external assets (based on the Search Institute’s Developmental Assets).

Following arrival and snack, all children will participate in Homework Help and Tutoring. Knowledgeable youth development workers who are experienced in working with children ages 5 to 12 years old will be tutoring. If the child does not have homework or other academic assignments the staff will provide books and other academically based activities.

Two other periods make up the afternoon activities. Students may choose from a variety of programs based on their interests, needs and educational plans. Programs include a mix of small group, large group and individual projects, opportunities for mentoring, and enrichment programs. The concepts of choice and exploration are fundamental to the philosophy of the after-school program at the West Side YMCA. For more information please e-mail Kathryn Wright.

West Side Y After School 2012 Closure & Special Dates
The West Side Y After-School Program will be following a Public School calendar: Programs will not be in session during half days.


When school is out, send your children to the West Side YMCA School Recess Camps. Children participate in craft, sports games, special activities, swimming and more! Parents provide a bag lunch and the YMCA provides fun and afternoon snack. Space is limited so please register early.

Cost: Full Day $75
Special rates for full week holiday camps.

Full Day School’s Out Camps:
Rosh Hashanah September 29 & 30
Winter Break December 27 - 30
Mid-Winter Break February 20 - February 24
Spring Break TBD

If your child is off on other days please contact us. Due to the following schedules, after school will be pro-rated for the following months: September, December & February.

School Recess Camp space is limited, please register two weeks prior to holiday camp date. Need a minimum of 10 children to run.

The West Side YMCA pick-up service will only pick up from P.S. 199, P.S. 191, Ethical Culture, Special Music School and Blessed Sacrament.

All after schools at the West Side YMCA are:
• Are permitted with the NYC Department of Health and accredited by the American Camp Association
• Have at least one, sometimes two, swim periods per week that is instructional
• Students Information Forms (Medical) are due two weeks before the child starts after school

Student ratios vary and depend on the activity and the age of the participants. In most cases the ratios below will be maintained.
5 - 12 yrs. | Ratio of 1 adult to 10 youth.

For more information please visit the YMCA's website, or contact:

Kathryn Irizarry-Wright, Senior Director of Youth and Family, at kwright@ymcanyc.org, (212) 912- 2640

Nigel Bristol, After School Coordinator, nbristol@ymcanyc.org, (212) 912- 2666