Y-CARE (BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL)
Research shows that children who participate in afterschool programs are more successful in academics, are healthier, and more often maintain positive behaviors. Afterschool Programming is specially geared to achieve these results. Call us for details at (570) 784-0188.
Y-Care is available Monday through Friday, before and after school. We also provide all-day care for scheduled, non-weather related school closings.
As of January 4, 2018, in order to ensure the safety of our staff and students traveling in winter weather conditions, the Bloomsburg Area YMCA will no longer be holding Y-Care during 2-hour delays.
We have three locations to serve your needs:
- Bloomsburg Memorial Elementary
- W.W. Evans Elementary
- Central Columbia Elementary
All of the sites are licensed by the PA Department of Public Welfare.
Keystone STARS program
We participate in the Keystone STARS program which is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning. Keystone STARS improves, supports, and recognizes the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.
We accept CCIS
Y-Care gives young people an experience that can last a lifetime and inspire them to continue an involvement with the Y for years to come.
All Y-Care programs and special days off require a minimum number of participants for the program to run.
Afterschool Programming is designed to help kids in every community succeed, developmentally and academically. Afterschool Programming focuses on five core content areas: academic achievement, creative expression, health and well-being, and teaching values and social skills.
The staff is versed in academic tutoring. Homework time is offered every day, and academic improvements are a focal point of our program.
Art is a great way for children to express themselves.
Every week the kids are encouraged to be creative through crafts or individual projects using many types of media.
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Childhood obesity is on the rise. The Y-Care program is determined to help fight this epidemic. Wholesome snacks are offered to the children every day. The children engage in physical activities on a daily basis.
TEACHING VALUES AND SOCIAL SKILLS
The four core values at the Y are respect, honesty, caring and responsibility. Every day these values are implemented in the structure of our program. Staff members practice positive reinforcement, and encourage students to work together to create a healthy positive atmosphere.
Bloomsburg Area YMCA Mission Statement
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a cause-driven Columbia County organization that is dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The Bloomsburg Area YMCA addresses these needs through our facilities, programs, and community collaborations with likeminded organizations.
Vision Statement - To nurture every child and teen, to improve the health and well-being of our community residents, and to support fellow cause-driven Columbia County Associations.
The Y is here for our community:
Give the Y a Try!
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is so much more than just a gym! Learn what our members already know with a seven-day free trial!
Bloomsburg Area YMCA
30 East 7th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
HOURS OF OPERATION
UNITED WAY - The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a program partner with the Columbia County United Way