play-kids-coloringMany 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.

Family Life Programs

Luanne Hammond, Engagement Director – Family Life
Phone: 336.251.1090 x6306

Child Watch

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

The guest fee is $10 per child per visit.

Child Watch


6 weeks to 5 years


Mon – Thurs: 8:00am – 12:15pm, 4:15pm – 7:45pm*
Friday: 8:00am – 12:15pm*
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm*
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00pm*

During Winston-Salem Forsyth County Out of school days, Child Watch hours remain the same with the exception of holiday hours.

Holiday Hours

January 1, 2019: No evening childcare
Easter – April 21, 2019: CLOSED
Memorial Day – May 27, 2019: No evening childcare
July 4, 2019: No evening childcare
Labor Day – September 2, 2019: No evening childcare
Thanksgiving – November 28, 2019: CLOSED
December 24, 2019: No evening childcare
December 25, 2019: CLOSED
December 31, 2019: No evening childcare
January 1, 2020: No evening childcare


Luanne Hammond, Engagement Director – Family Life
Phone: (336) 251-1090

Youth Activity Center


5 – 12 years


Mon – Thurs: 4:15pm – 7:45pm*
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm*
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00pm*

During the summer and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Out of School days, the Youth Activity Center will be open for morning hours Monday through Friday (8:00am-12:15pm) in addition to regular scheduled evening hours with the exception of holiday hours.


Luanne Hammond
Phone: (336) 251-1090

*Please note, the last sign-in is 30 minutes prior to closing. It is at the parent’s discretion as to whether a 5 year old attends the Child Watch or the Youth Activity Center.

E-Learning Academy


We are pleased to offer a distinctive, whole-student learning approach for K-12 students impacted by COVID-19. The E-Learning Academy will take place in multiple area YMCA facilities and has been designed to support the online education and instruction your student will receive from school this fall.

The YMCA E-Learning Academy features:

  • Safe, WiFi-connected environment for students to complete school-assigned online instruction
  • On-site education support and tutoring
  • Peer connection and social-emotional development including CircleUp check-ins
  • Y Selectives, including fitness and athletic training, arts and hobbies, leadership development, and more

In addition to the E-Learning Academy, we have also adapted our After School Academy to meet the changing needs of our schools, students, and families.

Click here for our digital brochure.



Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools*** (K-12th)

Jerry Long Family YMCA
Kernersville Family YMCA
William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA
Winston Lake Family YMCA**** 

-K-12 E-Learning Academy Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm

-3 days of E-Learning Academy
Member: $150 per week
Potential Member: $180 per week
-5 days of E-Learning Academy
Member: $190 per week
Potential Member: $220 per week

Parents will be responsible for transporting their children to the Y for After School Academy.

***Coming soon, E-Learning Academy at the Fulton Family YMCA!

****Please contact for information and registration. 

For more information please click here to visit our E-Learning Academy page.


For Families

Kid’s Night Out

This year we’re having TWICE as much fun! Kid’s Night Out is now twice a month. Are you looking for a fun place for the kids while you spend an evening out? The Y has the perfect option for you. Your children will have a fun evening filled with age appropriate games and activities in a safe and nurturing environment. Every Kid’s Night Out includes a pizza party, arts & crafts, games, and the bounce house*. This is open to both Members and Potential Members. Register early and save!


1st and 3rd Saturday of every month

Upcoming dates:

Program time: 5:00-8:00 pm


6 weeks – 12 years
*Children must be at least 3 years old to use the bounce house.


Online or in-house registration available
$15/Members and Potential Members
*$5 late fee if registering after the Thursday prior to the event


Contact Luanne Hammond at 336.251.1090, or 

Parent’s Time Out

Parent’s Time Out (formerly Parent’s Morning Out) is a program exclusively for Y members and allows parents to bring the kids to the Y and have a couple hours of kid free time. Now offering morning, evening, and weekend sessions. Start planning!!


6 weeks through 12 years. This program is only available during regular Youth Activity Center hours.


Monday through Friday

Session 1: 8:30-11:00am
Session 2: 9:00-11:30am
Session 3: 9:30-12:00pm
Session 4: 4:30-7:00pm (no Friday evening session)


Saturdays: 8:30-11:00am
Sundays: 2:00-4:30pm

Daily Fee

$15.00 for the first child, $5.00 each additional child


Online or in-house registration available. Payment is due before or at time of service. Late return fees will apply, see Welcome Center for details. Registration is required – Information is available at the Welcome Center.


Luanne Hammond at 336-251-1090, 


Kids and Teens

When Before and After School Academy returns as normal:

teens-groupTeen After School Program

A Real Life Friend Request

Who says afternoons have to be boring? The After School Program is designed to combine fun with academic enrichment and physical activity in a safe environment. The program focuses on three key elements of homework assistance, physical fitness, and enrichment activities. Students participate in activities that reinforce core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith, while surrounded daily by caring role models who help them grow and learn.

Teen Club: 6th-8th Graders

Daily Schedule Example

2:00-3:30pm Arrive at the YMCA and begin Homework/Snack Time
3:30-5:00pm Activities vary, including Team Building/Fitness Challenges/Sports Clinics/Science Projects
5:00-6:00pm Departure and Free Play in the Gym/Youth Center and/or Training Center

After School Options

5 Day After School (Monthly rate)

  • $192 Members
  • $241 Potential members

3 Day After School (Monthly rate)

  • $157 Members
  • $196 Potential members  


Program hours are Monday-Friday from 2pm-6pm

What Teens Will Receive

  • After school Care
  • Active Recreational Activities
  • Homework Assistance
  • Leadership Development
  • Science
  • Sports and Art

School Served

Thomas Jefferson Middle School


YMCA counselor will meet your child at Jefferson Middle School and walk across Jefferson Soccer Field to the Robinhood Road Family YMCA.

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 school calendar year. Snow days are included with the After School Program. During inclement weather days, care will be provided at the Robinhood Road Family YMCA from 7am-6pm.

Out of School Days/Holidays

The YMCA After School Program includes programming for youth and teens on either teacher workdays/professional days. On these days, care will be provided from 7am-6pm at the YMCA. Students will need to bring a lunch, two snacks, as well as drinks to have throughout the day. Cost per day: $30 for Members, $47 for Potential Members + any field trip cost with the out of school day.

Days the YMCA Does Not Offer Care

New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and day after. Please note our After School care program is CLOSED during Winter Break and Spring Break.

teen-girls-huggingClick here to register online!

Financial Assistance is available. The YMCA turns no one away due to the inability to pay. If you could like more information, click here to learn more about our Open Doors Financial Assistance Program.


Farrah Brinegar at


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