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.

Friday Night Live

Send your tweens and teens off to the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA for a fun night with the safety of our supervision. Activities will include dancing, sport tournaments, a moonbounce, games, access to the Youth Wellness Center and more!

Admission can be paid at the door and is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Concessions will also be sold at the event.

For kids ages 10-13

Save the dates:

October 2, 2015
November 6, 2015
December 4, 2015
January 8, 2016
February 5, 2016
March 4, 2016
April 1, 2016
May 6, 2016
June 3, 2016


Click here for the registration form and click here for our new sign-in/sign-out policy.


Contact Nora Standish at n.standish@ymcanwnc.org or 336.721.2100 ext. 6267

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

2015-2016 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 will be available coming soon. 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 Nora Standish at 336.721.2100 x6267 or n.standish@ymcanwnc.org.

To Register

Youth Registration Form

Click here for Online Registration

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 Cameron Kilby – Child Care Services at (336) 721.2100 or by email c.kilby@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

Parent Handbook

To Register:

Youth Registration Form

Click here for Online Registration!

Download the 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 pm. 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. 5:00-9:00pm

Cost to sign up in advance

Members: $15 for 1 child / $5 for each additional child
Potential Members: $15 for each child

Cost to sign up day of

Members: $20 per child / $5 for each additional child
Potential Members: $20 for each child


Nora Standish, Associate Youth Director, 336.721.2100 x6267 or by email at n.standish@ymcanwnc.org

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Do you want the coolest birthday party on the block, but do not know what to do? The YMCA has the answer. Make the most of your special day by choosing between swimming, basketball, rock climbing, jumping in the bounce house or playing in the adventure room with 12 of your favorite friends.

Birthday Party Fees for 2 Hour Party:

Bounce House Rental Fee: $150/Members, $200/Potential members

Swimming Rental Fee: $150/Members, $200/Potential members

Adventure Room Rental Fee: $150/Members, $200/Potential members

XRZone Rental Fee: $150/Members, $200/Potential members

XRZone + Rockwall Rental Fee: $200/Members, $250/Potential members

Sports (Basketball or Soccer): $150/Members, $200/Potential members

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

*Fees include all paper products and balloons.

Additional Options:

Birthday Party Theme (other than colors, princess, sports or superheroes): $15

Additional party time: $50 per half hour

Room rental fee (does not include birthday party planner or attendant, birthday party activity, or decorations): $36 per hour for Members and $72 per hour for Potential members


Nora Standish at n.standish@ymcanwnc.org or 336.721.2100 x6267



Grades: 2nd-8th

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, and much more! The XRZone also offers our very popular rock climbing wall that is sure to challenge people of all ages! Click here for the Climbing Wall waiver that must be filled out before your child can climb.

Days & Times:
Monday-Thursday: 4:15-7:30pm
Friday: 4:15-6:45pm
Saturday: 8:30am-12:00pm

Out of School Days:

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-12:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 4:15-7:45pm
Friday: 4:15-6:45pm