After School Activities Club

A safe and fun place for your child after school. It includes fun projects, gym or outdoor games, swim lessons or instruction, nutritious snack and homework time/guidance. Bussing is available to the YMCA by local schools.

AGES: 5-10 years
WHEN: Mon thru Fri (During School Year)
TIME: 2:40 – 6:30 p.m.
COST: $37 per child per week

Enrollment is limited, call to preregister to hold your child’s spot.

Child Care Programs

  • Child care while you work out or go to Bay College classes
  • After school care for kids age 5-10
  • Preschool programs with swim lessons and gym time
  • Parent-Tot groups


Ages: 1 to 7 years old

Let us watch your little one while you use the Y or go to school at Bay.
Monday – Thursday: 5 pm – 8 pm.

The maximum stay for any one child on any given day is 2 ½ hours.

Cost: FREE for Members and Bay College Students (6+ credits)

Pre-registration is required for the Tot Watch Program. To register your child or children please contact YMCA at 906-789-0202. Parents will need to pre-register their child a minimum of 1 week in advance and up to a maximum of 5 weeks ahead of time.

If you register and do not show up without calling to cancel there will be a charge of $3.75/hour per child. Please be respectful as other parents need this service as well.

Space will be limited. Registration is required to ensure staffing is in place to ensure your child has a positive experience at the YMCA. If you need to cancel our services a minimum of 3 hours is required to avoid being charged.

YMCA Child Care

  • Fully Licensed
  • On Bay College Campus
  • Trained & Educated Staff
  • 15+ yrs of experience

Safe Sitter Program

Learn the fundamentals of being a babysitter.  Age 11 and up.
New classes to be announced.

Full Day Childcare/Preschool Program

We provide toddlers and preschoolers with a safe and nurturing environment. Our engaging curriculum helps children reach developmental milestones and prepares them for academic learning.

Full time includes a YMCA youth membership.

  • 2 ½ to 5 years  (Monday thru Friday)
  • 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • $30 per day (full-time), $32 per day (part-time)

Based on Availability and Second Child Discount available.

Two Day Preschool at Cameron Elementary

Join us in a fun and creative way to develop academic skills through play, arts & crafts and a state approved curriculum. Our classrooms are warm, inviting and most importantly FUN!

AGES: 2 ½ – 4 yrs
COST: $425 – Fall semester, $425 – Winter semester
WHEN: Tues and Thurs 9am-12pm

Two Semesters per school year and closings follow school calendar

*Payment plans available.

Before and After School Care

The YMCA takes a community-wide approach to meeting the needs of the working parents and their children. As a community partner with schools and families, the YMCA ensures that a quality program is provided to all children. This program offers the children an opportunity to participate in age appropriate activities. We offer a daily nutritious snack, homework time and outdoor play.

Bussing is available.

AGES: 5 & Up

Four convenient locations:

803 29th Street, Gladstone
Phone: 906.789.0202

700 S 20th Street, Escanaba
Phone: 906.786.5333

5219 18th Road, Escanaba
Phone: 906.786.7035

1213 N 19th Street, Escanaba
Phone: 906.786.6118

WHEN: Monday-Friday 7-9 am; 2-6 p.m.
COST: $32.00 per week for 2018/2019 school year

Gym and Swim

Sponsored by Gary and Donna Nash

** Benefit of Preschool Enrollees!

Your YMCA preschool program now offers exclusive swim lessons and gym classes as part of our improved curriculum. On each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon your child may participate in YMCA Preschool Swim lessons. On Monday and Wednesday morning your child will participate in free benefit to all childcare enrollees the “YMCA Wee Be Fit” program. In the gym, development of fine and large motor skills, as well as activities that will stimulate hand-eye / foot-eye coordination, balance, concentration, and teamwork will be taught. In the pool, children develop safe pool practices, adjust to the water and learn basic swimming movements.

YMCA Preschool Swim Lessons
Enrolled Full – Time, $FREE
Enrolled Part-Time, $16.50 Members / $40.50 General Public