With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
The Habersham YMCA currently offers full-time childcare for children from 6 weeks through 4 years old. We are now currently accepting wait list applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Please contact Adrienne Arkwright at 912-354-6223, Ext. 240 for more information.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7am-6pm
The Childcare Learning Center is closed on all major holidays.
The YMCA Pre-K program is a fun and exciting way to introduce your child to school! Using Creative Curriculum as a guide, our teachers arrange their classroom into a variety of learning centers that provide the children with both active and quiet play experiences. The lead teacher is state certified and is assisted by a certified para-professional. All teachers are CPR, First Aid and Fire Safety certified.
Join the fun every afternoon in our licensed after-school program. We offer a variety of activities including arts & crafts, large and small group activities, clubs, snack time, field games, and homework time! ASE is available 2:30pm-6:00pm.
Transportation provided from Heard, J.G Smith, and Hesse only. Children attending other schools are accepted but must provide their own transportation to the Habersham YMCA.
Our program is licensed through the State of Georgia and our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid.
Holiday Camps are available on most days the children are out of school, see the Holiday Camp Program info below for more information.
When school is out the Y is open! Need childcare on school holidays? That is what Holiday Camp is for! Operating from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, we can provide a day of adventure and fun for your child while you are at work. Children will participate in games, crafts, sports activities & much more! Each holiday has an innovative theme that will entertain, teach and motivate your child. Our counselors are creative, high-energy role models who will ensure that everyone has a fun-filled and safe day away from school! Participants should bring two snacks, a lunch and a bottle of water or other drinks for the day.
Holiday Camp is open MOST Chatham County Public School Holidays. Please see our flyer for exact dates Holiday Camp is offered.
YMCA camp programs offer a fun and unique experience that gives children and tweens the opportunity to have their best summer ever, by meeting new friends, exploring nature, discovering new interests, being physically active and creating memories that last a lifetime.
Day Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. Few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
Day Camps at the YMCA run on a weekly basis, Monday through Friday, for children ages 5-12 years. You can pick and choose which weeks you would like to attend; you can come just one week or the whole summer! Camp is from 9 am -4 pm daily, with pre-camp drop off starting at 7 am and post camp pick up ending at 6 pm.
Looking for something different this summer? Then register for one of our Specialty Summer Camps such as Splish-Splash, Lego, Culinary or Active Arcade camps. We have something for everyone!
We Look Forward to Seeing You All Next Summer!
Members are welcome to bring their children to Child Watch while they work out in the gym area or attend the fitness classes. Children will enjoy both indoor and outdoor play, along with arts and craft activities, games, story time and old-fashioned fun. This is a free service for our members, enabling parents to use our YMCA facilities unrestricted. Children are signed in and out of the Child Watch. Parents are required to remain in the YMCA facility when their children are attending Childwatch. The maximum daily stay is 2 hours.
Ages Accepted: 6 weeks to 12 years old
Monday - Friday 8:00 am -1:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 4:15 pm- 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am-12:15 am
Members are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to ensure quality and safety, we operate with Y-set standards and ratios.
Our Parent's Time Out program provides an opportunity for children to laugh and play in a structured setting while growing intellectually, emotionally and socially. Children enjoy a warm atmosphere in which they have the opportunity to play and interact with our child watch kids. Themed activities are presented each month and daily activities include: days of the week, colors, numbers, counting, song, dance, story time, art and other special activities.
Children must be registered in advance.
A valid 3231 Immunization record must be on file for children 8 weeks and older. Children must bring a lunch. Peanut free, please. Parent's Morning Out is closed on all major holiday
SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm
RATES: Members $15/day/child, Nonmembers $20/day/child
Come join us for food, games, crafts, songs and lots of fun. Each KNO we have a new theme – from Luaus to Christmas parties, we celebrate year round! Children ages 5 months – 12 yrs old are welcome!
Dinner is included! Parents, please remember a change of clothing, diapers, baby food and a comfort item. Pre-paying at the front desk will make your drop off speedier and get your Parents Evening Out started more quickly!
Keep an eye out for our KNO flyer with program dates coming soon!
Kids Night Out Flyer 2019 - Coming Soon!
We offer seasonal sports programs for all ages. We offer Fall and Spring Soccer as well as Basketball and Cheerleading in the winter. The YMCA is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the YMCA is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
The registration form is available below. Please print out the front and back of the form and return with payment to the front desk of the YMCA.
Online Registration is now available for youth sports programming.
Youth and Micro Basketball Flyer - Coming in Late October!
We offer specialty programs for all ages. Karate, Krav Maga, Book Club and arts/crafts classes are just a few of offerings. The YMCA is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. Learn a new skill, while gaining the benefits of establishing a balanced life. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and for specialty programs currently being offered.
Adult Program Registration Form
Habersham YMCA swim lessons are taught by well-trained instructors and focused on creating a student-centered, caring atmosphere. In this program, not only will the swimmer learn basic swimming skills, but there is also a focus on character values, personal safety and survival skills.
For information on class availability swim lesson levels and skills, please see the YMCA Welcome Center. Online Registration is available on all Aquatics Programs during the season.
We look forward to seeing you next Season!
Registration is held every spring and our practices begin in May. Practices are held on weekday's throughout the season. Meets are held on Saturday’s beginning in June against other branches of YMCA of Coastal Georgia.
We look forward to seeing you next Season!
We offer over 30 classes per week ALL included with your membership, we have something for everyone!
10 + classes every week….what a work-out!!! Free with a membership.
The Y offers training on an individualized personal level. Find the right partner in your fitness from our many certified trainers.
Check our a List of available trainers with their Bio's online at YMCA of Coastal GA!
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well being following a cancer diagnosis. The Y creates a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life.This program is FREE and available to everyone, membership at the YMCA is not required.
To refer a cancer survivor to this program or to become a program sponsor please contact Jazmine Spicer.
Healthy fun for everyone! Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced game for experienced players. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played either indoors or outdoors on a modified badminton net. Play as doubles or singles for an excellent cardiovascular work out that is FUN!
Classes are offered seasonally for a variety of certification. CPR and First Aid are offered several times per year. Lifeguard training is offered during the spring and summer months.
Adult Program Registration Form - use for all Red Cross Certification Courses