Before & After-School Y-Care

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. 
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.

Inclement Weather

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 two locations to serve your needs:

  • Bloomsburg Memorial Elementary
  • W.W. Evans Elementary

All of the sites are licensed by the PA Department of Human Services. If you are interested in receiving care at another school site, contact us to express your interest!

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.

Financial Assistance

Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties offers financial assistance. CCIS forms are available at the front desk of the Y, and should be submitted to CCIS a minimum of thirty days before care is scheduled to begin. The closest CCIS office to the Y is located at 398 Wall St. Danville, PA and is open M-F 8:30am-5:00pm or by phone at (570) 275-3996.

Staff

We are concerned about each child and strive to provide safe and fun experiences for all. We encourage children to participate, develop ideas, and most of all, have fun! 

Our staff are certified in CPR/First Aid, fire safety, child abuse prevention and reporting, and emergency action plans. All staff have criminal background checks, child abuse clearances, and FBI fingerprinting clearances. 

Our trained staff are experienced in working with children and look forward to playing a key role in your child’s educational program.

On Track for Success

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.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

The staff is versed in academic tutoring.  Homework time is offered every day, and academic improvements are a focal point of our program.

CREATIVE EXPRESSION

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.

Want to Give Back?

Give a gift to your community by donating to the YMCA!

Your donation will support Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility in the Bloomsburg Community!

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:

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA serves over 600 families in our community!
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA provides over 40 wellness classes each week to prevent childhood obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes!
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA helps teach values and teamwork to over 200 children in our Y-care, preschool, and sport leagues, swim team, and gymnastics program.

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!

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LOCATION
Bloomsburg Area YMCA
30 East 7th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

PHONE
(570) 784-0188

FAX
(570) 784-4303

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon-Thurs 5:00am-9:00pm
Fri: 5:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-4:00pm
Sun: 11:00am-3:00pm

UNITED WAY - The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a program partner with the Columbia County United Way

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