School Age Care

YMCA Programs For School Age Kids

The Scottsbluff Family YMCA offers school age programs for children in Scottsbluff, Gering, Terrytown, and all surrounding communities. Our programs are fully staffed and provide an excellent opportunity for your child to have fun, make friends, learn, and stay active! From the summer time to the school year, your Scottsbluff YMCA has quality programs for your child. See our program information below and contact our front desk for additional information.

Active Kids

The Active Kids provides a fun space with attentive staff members to look after your kids during your workout or while you are in the YMCA. Here at the Scottsbluff Family YMCA we love to see the children being taught an active lifestyle in wellness and education. We have changed the name of Child Watch to Active Kids in order to promote what your child will be doing at the YMCA – Being ACTIVE! Active Kids is for children ages 6 weeks and older. Current monthly calendars and rules may be picked up from an Active Kids attendant or at the YMCA Welcome Center.

Program Details

Monday8:00 am – 12:00 pm3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday8:00 am – 12:00 pm3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday8:00 am – 12:00 pm3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday8:00 am – 12:00 pm3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday8:00 am – 12:00 pm3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday8:00 am – 10:00 amclosed

**Please note that the Active Kids schedule is subject to change to align with the number of children, holidays, or school adjustments. Please check the calendar below, for schedule changes.

The Active Kids schedule is subject to change to align with the number of children, holidays, or school adjustments. Please check the calendar below, for schedule changes.

This Week’s Schedule

During the school year, children enrolled in preschool are welcome to come to Active Kids without a parent in the building before class or after class and children may stay over the lunch hour if enrolled in an all day Preschool Class.

Please let the staff know in advance if you need to drop your child off before 8 am.

One or Two children$60/month
Three or more children$80/month
Hourly Rate$10.00/hour

Fees will need to be paid monthly through our automatic check withdrawal. You will not need any money down but will need to fill out an automatic check withdrawal slip at the Front Desk and provide the required bank account information that you would like the fees withdrawn from.

After School Program

Serving Gering Public Schools

YMCA’s After School Program proudly serves PK through 5th Grade students that attend the Gering Public Schools! Your child will grow, learn, and stay active each day at our after school program. Our after school program takes place at Lincoln Elementary. Transportation is available to ensure all students may attend. Please see the forms below and contact the YMCA front desk for additional information.

Program Details

Available for kids attending: Geil Elementary, Lincoln Elementary (Program Location), & Northfield Elementary

  • High Quality State Licensed Program
  • Healthy Snack
  • Homework Assistance
  • Physical Activity
  • Extended Learning Opportunities
  • Community Partnerships
  • Transportation available from Geil and Northfield to Lincoln

The YMCA After School Program will operate in cooperation with the Gering Public Schools schedule. It will be available all days that school is in session. During weather and/or emergency closures, the Program will not take place.

The schedule will operate as follows: Each day will include unstructured outdoor play, a healthy snack, a structured activity, supervised free time and homework time. These activities will be planned according to the age, interests, and number of participants. Extended learning opportunities are offered.

Proudly serving PK-5 students at Gering Public Schools!

Application available for download below or visit the YMCA for more information.

  • Full Week = $50 per week
  • Wednesdays only = $15 per week

Scholarships are available through Gering C4K.  Apply Now through Gering C4K

Subsidies are available through DHHS. When applying for subsidy use the After School provider number 45359366.  Apply Now through DHHS iServe

Transportation to the After School site (Lincoln Elementary) will be provided by Gering Public Schools. Please fill out appropriate forms for transportation below.

Summer Day Camp

We are super excited for some structured fun and learning with the YMCA Summer Day Camp Program held at our Trails West YMCA Camp. There will be fun in the sun, structured activities, field trips and just good clean fun for everyone! We are happy to share that we are licensed through DHHS. All our Camp Directors and Camp Counselors have fulfilled the requirements for our licensing. Please see the information below and find all enrollment forms available at the front desk of the YMCA.

Program Details

Camp Details
  • Sessions run Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm (full days)
  • The camp includes all programing costs, a morning and afternoon snack, and any other field trip or activity held at the Trails West YMCA day camp.
  • Ages 5 – 10 Must have completed Kindergarten

As summer approaches, keep an eye out for our announcement with specific details for this year’s camp!