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.

After School Academy

After School Academy is a safe and fun option for parents in need of care for their children. We include active learning, physical activity, homework support, fitness and health education, healthy snacks, games, character development, and more! We have 3 day and 5 day options for after school, and all snow days and early release days are FREE! Click here for more information include a parent handbook, brochure and registration form.

Click here to register online!

For more information, please contact Chris Chunn at 336 985 9622, or by email at

Schools Served

King Elementary School
152 E. School Street
King, NC 27021

Mt. Olive Elementary School
2145 Chestnut Grove Road
King, NC 27021

Walnut Cove Elementary School
1211 Walnut Cove School Road
Walnut Cove, NC 27052
Program Center Coordinator: Amanda Dickerson 336.593.5165

Poplar Springs Elementary School
223 Hobe Kiser Road
King, NC 27021

Pinnacle Elementary School
Kids are bussed to Mt. Olive Elementary School
1095 Surry Line Road
Pinnacale, NC 27043

Teen After School Academy

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School Served

Chestnut Grove Middle School
Program Location: Mt. Olive Elementary School

For more information, please contact Chris Chunn at 336 985 9622, or by email at

Financial Assistance is available through our Open Doors program.

YMCA Out Of School Days Child Care

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. Click here to register for Out of School Child Care.

Child Watch

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


Ages: 6 wks – Pre-K
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am-12:30pm & 4:30-8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am-12:30pm & 4:00-8:00pm
Friday: 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-12:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Youth Room

Ages: K – 5th grade
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:30-8:00pm, beginning June 11: 8:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday: 4:00-8:00pm, beginning June 11: 8:30am-12:30pm
Friday: beginning June 11: 8:30am-12:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-12:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Questions? Contact Tiffany Boyles at or 336.985.9622

Date Night Late Night

This is the all-in-one event you’ve been waiting to see! It’s the best of both worlds. As parents, you can choose if you want your kids to stay long enough for you to enjoy a night out on the town OR have them stay overnight under the trusted supervision of the YMCA trained staff members. Each month will feature a different fun-filled theme! All participants will receive dinner and we will offer a canteen to purchase snacks and a drink and will have the option to swim! Ages 18 months – 12 years. Participants must be in Kindergarten for overnight option.

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Pea Pods

Preschool Enrichment Academy

Our Preschool Enrichment Academy (PEA Pods) provides and safe and loving environment for 18 months through pre-kindergarten age children. Our goal is to encourage and develop each child academic growth, social growth and physical development growth. Primary activities your child will enjoy include fitness and recreational time, arts and crafts activities, creative play, music and story time, sports themed activities and snack time. We are also excited about offering some specialty class time each week like yoga and Kids in Action. In addition, you can add on aquanants swim lessons for $5 for a 30 lesson on Mondays.


9am- 12pm Monday- Friday
Program runs during the school year and will operate on the same schedule as Stokes County Schools


Please register your child a week ahead your designated start date so we can prepare properly for them to have a great first day! You can register with our membership desk or with Stephanie Durick.


Anyone 18 months through pre-kindergarten age

What to bring

A change of clothes and diapers if needed and please label all belongings!

Monthly rates

2 day plan: Members $120; Potential Members $135
3 day plan: Members $145; Potential Members $160
5 day plan: Members $225; Potential Members $255
And a one-time $30 registration fee which includes your child’s PEA pods t-shirt

Contact Stephanie Durick for more information, or 336.985.9622

Special Programs

Wise Start

Wise Start is a Smart Start grant funded program designed for the preschool aged population. Wise Start offers physical and nutritional activities to child care centers throughout Stokes Co. These activities encourage preschool children and subsequently their families to adopt healthier lifestyle options.

Wise Start is not just focusing on the health benefits it has to offer, but a big part of this program focuses on teacher / child interaction. We want to see teachers more engaged with the children. By doing so, this gives our preschoolers a wonderful learning environment, with warm, inviting, caring teachers. We want to see all childcare facilities in Stokes Co strive to be a 4 star center or higher. Wise Start encourages teachers and caregivers to give the highest quality of childcare possible.

These children are our future and deserve the best. Let’s work together to help them receive a “Wise Start” in life.

Ask your child’s caregiver about Wise Start today!


Contact Stephanie Bryer at or 336.985.9622

Summer Camp

Whether your child is looking to make new friends, improve sports skills, learn to shoot a bow and arrow or just have a great time, the Y has the answer. Each and every camp centers on our five character development traits of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. We also combine fun and adventure with age-appropriate, camper-centered programs which incorporate new skills and group activities, all in a safe environment. Visit our summer camp page for more information, or click below to register online!


Stokes Date Night Late Night

2018-09 Friday 7pm-12am Date Night

Child Care

Ages: 1 - 11

Program Dates: Sep 21 2018 - Sep 21 2018

Member: $15.00

Non-Member: $18.00