With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Pineland Branch
25 Campus Dr Ste 100
New Gloucester, ME 04260


The YMCA builds strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
We work to ensure that kids participating in our programs are interacting with peers and positive role models and are having fun while building their self-esteem and social skills through a variety of organized enrichment activities and free play.
Our basic goals are:

  • To provide a safe, caring, nurturing environment for children;
  • To provide an environment where children are active learners, make choices, have responsibility for their actions and understand limits.
  • To build a trusting relationship between parents, children, and staff where there is mutual respect and frequent communication.
  • To provide an environment that fosters trust and honesty.

By choosing to send your children to programs at the YMCA, you are recognizing the importance of instilling the Y’s core character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in your children.


Our Fall I Session runs from September 7 - October 25 and our Fall II Session runs from November 2 - December 20.

Before & After School Care - COMING IN FALL 2014!!!
Registration Category: School Age Enrichment
     Date:  Sept 2014 - June 2015
     Day:  Mon - Fri
     Time:  7:00am – 8:30am; 3:00pm – 5:30pm
     Ages:  Grades K-5
     Fees:  3 day before: $47;   3 day after: $72
           5 day before: $61;   5 day after: $100
           3 day before & after: $100
           5 day before & after: $133
Pre-Registration Required  
In the Y-Care program, kids build self-esteem, values, and positive relationships with their peers and the YMCA staff. You’ll know your children are growing and exploring their potential while having fun!  Join the School Age Enrichment Program and you’ll experience a safe, fun, and engaging atmosphere every day.
Family Prime Time
Registration Category: Prime Time
     Date:  Ongoing
     Day:  Mon - Sat
     Time:  Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 12:00pm
                        Mon – Thurs: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
                        Sat: 8:00am – 12:30pm
     Ages:  3 months - 12 years
Family & SAF Membership Required
At the YMCA we recognize that the time families spend together is precious and that for some families, it is becoming harder and harder to find quality time and activities.  The Casco Bay YMCA is proud to provide a program that will make it easy for families to enjoy the Y together. Our drop-off child-care allows parents to utilize our facility while giving children a place where “kids can be kids.”
Kids Night Out
Registration Category: Child Care
     Date:  Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 13
     Day:  Sat
     Time:  4:30pm - 8:00pm
     Ages:  4-12 years
     Fees:  One child: $26; More than one child: $36
Pre-Registration & Membership Required
Parents, would you like to have a night off? Drop your children off at the Y and you’ll know that they’re safe and having a great time! Kids will have dinner with their new friends and the evening will hold lots of exciting activities such as games, arts & crafts, and free play. Be sure to send PJs, so your child will be ready for bed upon pickup. A minimum number of registrations may be required in order to hold this program. Children must be potty trained in order to attend Kids Night Out. Be sure to send a bathing suit and towel in case we’re able to swim!
Vacation Camp
Registration Category: Vacation Camp
     Date:  Nov 24-26, Dec 29-31, Jan 2
     Day:  Mon-Fri
     Time:  TBD
     Ages:  Kindergarten - Middle School
     Fees:  $55/day; $200/week
Pre-Registration Required
Make arrangements to have your kids spend their school vacation with the Y and its qualified and caring staff. We’ll spend our days doing arts and crafts, playing games and more! We will be swimming daily and may even go on a special field trip!
Otter Pond In-School Field Trips
Registration Category: School Age Enrichment
     Date:  Fall I & II
     Day:  By appointment. Please call to schedule.
     Time:   TBD
     Ages:  3rd grade - 12th grade
     Fees:  Call for more information
Pre-Registration Required 
Set the stage for a great school year with a visit from Otter Pond’s experienced team building facilitators! Through guided discussion and team building exercises, our educators will instill the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in your students. Lessons last approximately 60 minutes and will be tailored to your specifications. In addition to school groups, Otter Pond educators are also available to come to your Boy or Girl Scout Troop, youth group, or other extracurricular group. Field trips to Otter Pond’s challenge course can also be arranged. Pricing for field trips to Otter Pond is not the same as pricing for in-school field trips - please call for rates.  There is a minimum of 15 students.