William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA


Many people do not realize that, as a whole, the YMCA is the largest provider of child care in the United States. We believe that the quality of child care cannot be undervalued and thus every YMCA program is grounded in our character development traits of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.

Activities in our curriculum include health and wellness, arts and humanities, science and technology and service learning projects. Each of the YMCA Child Care programs are designed with age appropriate activities created to help your child grow and develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Information on program specifics may be obtained through our YMCA Parent Handbook.

Child Watch Nutrition Program

Be FIT with Brenner

Your local YMCA Child Watch staff, trained by Brenner FIT, will teach your children the basics of choosing balanced snacks.

Balanced Plate Relay

April 8


Balanced Plate Meal

April 22






Space is limited! To register, please email Yanira Pereda at y.pereda@ymcanwnc.org

Parents Morning Out

Parents Morning Out is a great time for you to have some time to run errands or meet with friends while your child(ren) have a fun time at the YMCA. The William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA will be hosting Parents Morning Out every weekday!

Sign up today at the Membership Desk!


Monday-Friday Session 1: 8:30-11:30am Session 2: 9:00am-12:00pm


6 weeks through 7 years old

Daily Fee:

$10 per child, $5 per additional child Payments: Due at or before time of service. Child must be registered by 9am on day of service. Late return fees may apply.

Registration is required-information is avaibale at the Welcome Center.

Before and After School

The Before and After School program is a safe and fun option for parents in need of care for their children. The links below includes more detailed information about our program.

K-5 Before and After School Brochure

2014-2015 Parent Handbook

Inclement Weather Plan


On Out of School Days (OSD), we offer all-day child care, from 7:00am to 6:00pm. (Consult the Parent Handbook for holidays during which we do not provide care.)

We divide children into groups by grade level and do a variety of activities throughout the day. We’ll play games, swim, do arts & crafts, make new friends and so much more.

Online registration for Out of School Child Care is available by clicking here. Please sign up at least 2 days before the day of care needed.

Early Release Days

On all early release days during the school year, if your child attends After School Care at the Y, Early Release Days are included free!

For those children not attending our After School Care program, the WGW YMCA will be offering a mini-camp from 1:00-6:00pm for any child in K-8th grade. The cost is $25 for members and $40 for potential members. Activities include bounce houses, youth wellness center, homework help and other fun and exciting activities. This is a great opportunity for all families. If you have any questions about the WSFCS early release day camps at the Y, please contact Joel Zendel at j.zendel@ymcanwnc.org or our Family Life Coordinator, Katie Castrovinci at k.castrovinci@ymcanwnc.org. The early release days for WSFCS are: September 10, October 1, October 22, February 11, March 11 and April 15.

Spring break camp: March 30-April 2

Our theme this year is “Game Show”!

  • For grades Kindergarten through 8th grade
  • 2 fun, healthy snacks will be provided daily
  • Please bring a lunch, water bottle/drinks, towel & swim suit (one piece for girls)
  • Rides In/Out will take place on the West End Blvd. side of the building from 7:00-9:30 am and from 4:30-6:00pm. If you would like to drop off or pick up your child(ren) any other time, please enter through the main entrance and a staff person will assist you.
  • Online registration for Spring Break Camp is available below, just go to K-5 WGW or Teen WGW Out of School Days to sign up!

To Register

Youth Registration Form

Online Registration now available – click here!

2014-2015 Payment Form
Financial Assistance is available through our Open Doors program

Schools Served by the William G. White, Jr.  Family YMCA


Arts Based Elementary (After School Only)
Ashley Elementary (After School Only – Held at Brunson Elementary)
Brunson Elementary (Before School and After School)
Downtown School (Before School and After School)
Griffith Elementary (After School)
Kimmel Farm Elementary (After School care held at Ward Elementary)
Whitaker Elementary (After School Only)


Contact Katrina Darr at (336) 721.2100 or by email k.darr@ymcanwnc.org

Teen After School Program

Teen After School Program

Grades: 6-8

The William G. White Jr., Family YMCA’s Middle School After School Program is designed to help youth reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body. Youth in the program develop the skills they need to be a contributing member of the Winston-Salem community. Students participate in activities that reinforce core values such as caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith and give them the chance to make better decisions later in life. Youth are surrounded daily by caring role models who help them grow and learn. Additionally, the program adapts to the changing needs of the youth served and focuses on three elements: 1) homework assistance 2) physical fitness and 3) enrichment activities.

Daily Schedule Example:
2:30 – 4 p.m. (Arrival to program and homework/snack time)
4 – 5 p.m. Team building/Fitness Challenges/Sports Clinics/Science Project activities
5 – 6 p.m. Departure and Free Play in the Gym/Youth Wellness Center

Schools Served:

Hanes Middle School
Jefferson Middle School
Paisley Middle School
Steam Academy
Downtown School
Wiley Middle School
Arts Based School

Teen After School Care Brochure
2014-2015 Parent Handbook

To Register:

Youth Registration Form

Online Registration now available – click here!

2014-2015 Payment Form

Dates for the After School Program:

The After School Program begins on the first day of school and will run until the last day of the school calendar year. Snow days are included with the after school program. During inclement weather days, care will be provided at the YMCA from 7:00am-6:00pm.

Financial Assistance:

The YMCA turns no one away due to the inability to pay. If you would like more information, inquire about our Open Doors financial assistance program.


On Out of School Days (OSD), we offer all-day child care, from 7:00am to 6:00pm. (Consult the Parent Handbook for holidays during which we do not provide care.) We divide children into groups by grade level and do a variety of activities throughout the day. Online registration for Out of School Child Care coming soon.

Days the YMCA Does Not Offer Care:

New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & day after, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Transportation to YMCA provided by the WSFCS. To set up transportation, please speak with your child’s school transportation specialist who will arrange transportation for your child to the YMCA.

*Exception: Wiley Middle School – YMCA counselor will meet your child at Wiley Middle School and walk across Hanes Park to YMCA. Students who go to Hanes and are dropped off at Brunson Express site will be met by a Y counselor and walked over to the Y.*

Child Watch

Child Watch

The YMCA offers Child Watch to supervise children for free to members with household memberships while parents exercise.

Ages: 6 wks – 3 years
Mon-Thurs: 8:30am –  12:00pm, 4:15 – 7:45pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:00pm, 4:15 – 6:45pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Adventure Room:
Ages: 3 – 7 years
Mon-Thurs: 8:30am – 12:00pm, 4:15 – 7:45pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:00pm, 4:15 – 6:45pm*
Saturday: 8:00am -12:00pm

* Friday evening hours (4:15-6:45 p.m.) will be held in the Explorer Room for both groups.

Last check-in must be 30 minutes prior to closing of Child Watch area

Ages: 8 and up
Learn more about XRZone

Contact Yanira Pereda, Childwatch Supervisor, if you would like more information.
Phone: (336) 721-2100 ext. 6266
Email: y.pereda@ymcanwnc.org

Parents Night Out

Are you looking for a fun place to leave your children while you spend an evening out? The William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA has the perfect option for you. On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Fridays of every month you can drop your kids off at the YMCA from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Sign up today at the Membership Desk!

Each child gets a slice of pizza and a drink. (Extra slice of pizza is $1.50/slice.)


3 months – 12 years


1st, 2nd and 3rd Friday of every month. 5:00-9:00 pm

Cost to sign up in advance

$15 for 1 child / $5 for each additional child

Cost to sign up day of

$20 per child


Katie Castrovinci, 336.721.2100 x6263 or by email at k.castrovinci@ymcanwnc.org

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Let the YMCA host your child’s next birthday party! Choose from different themes and let our enthusiastic party host entertain the party guests.

Themes include:
  • XRZone Party – 2 hours of cutting edge fun!
  • XRZone Extravaganza Party!
  • Big Splash Party!
  • Basketball Party!
  • Bounce House Party (small or large)!
Party Prices & Payment:

XRZone – YMCA Facility members: $200 (+$50 climbing wall)/Potential members: $250 (+$50 climbing wall)

Large Bounce House – YMCA Facility members: $200/Potential members: $250

YMCA Facility – members: $150/Potential members: $200

Please note: One week cancellation is required. $50 non-refundable administration fee.

*Fees include all paper products and balloons.

Days & Times:

Parties are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Hours vary – call to see what time works best for you!

Decoration Themes include:
  • Classic Birthday
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Princess Special
  • Sports Package
  • Superhero Party

*You can choose another theme for $15 extra*

Contact Katie Castrovinci, k.castrovinci@ymcanwnc.org or 336.721.2100 x6267



Ages: 8 – 15

The XRZone is our youth wellness center designed for youth and teens ages 8-15. Here they can enjoy our state of the art equipment built specifically with kids in mind. Kids can enjoy dancing on the Dance Dance Revolution, Racing on the Expresso Bikes, Punching on the 3 Kick, Playing Electronic Dodge Ball and much more! The XRZone also offers our very popular rock climbing wall that is sure to challenge people of all ages!

Every week, the XRZone offers a new fitness challenge for all ages. Be one of the top 3 boys or top 3 girls for the week and win a cool prize! Also, ask a staff member about how to get your personal folder to keep up with all of your progress!

Days & Times:
Mon-Thurs: 4:15pm – 7:30pm
Friday: 4:15pm – 6:45pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 12:00pm

Out of School Days: 8:30am – 12:00pm