Summer Childcare

The YMCA is proud to offer numerous types of camp programming throughout the area.  From Day Camps to Specialty Camps to Teen Camps, you’ll find them all right here.

Summer Childcare 2020 FAQ’s

Is the YMCA planning on offering summer childcare? If so, when?

Yes, the YMCA does plan on having summer childcare this year, pending approval from Governor Northam. If the stay-at-home order is lifted on June 10th, we plan on starting the first week of camp on June 15th.

How will the YMCA ensure that my child is safe during this pandemic?

The groups of children will be kept at very low numbers, with no more than 9 children per group.

Will the children be going on field trips?

No. To lessen the risk of exposure, all field trips will be on site at our YMCA locations.

Will the children be going swimming?

We are unsure of that at this time.

How will drop-off procedures work in the mornings?

Each morning at drop-off, a staff person will greet you at your car with your child’s sign in sheet, intake form, and a no touch thermometer. The intake form asks questions regarding possible exposure to Coronavirus and your child’s health that day. The temperature of the child will then be taken by the parent, and shown to the staff member to be recorded, and to ensure that no children in our care have a temperature of 100.4° or higher.

What happens if a child develops a temperature of 100.4° or higher while in childcare?

We will have an isolation room at each of our locations, where the child will wait, with a counselor, until they are picked up. The parent/guardian will be immediately notified to come and pickup, and child would be allowed to return after 24 hours with no fever.

What happens if there is a confirmed case of Coronavirus from an enrolled child or staff member at summer childcare?

If there is a confirmed case within a program, that site will be shut down for a minimum of 14 days to ensure proper cleaning and disinfecting, as well as staff/children exposed to quarantine for that time as well.