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.
Registration Category: Prime Time
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
Fee: Free for Family & SAF Members
Family or 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 YMCA of Southern Maine 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 facilities while giving children a place where “kids can be kids”. Prime Time offers areas for free play, reading, and coloring. Take advantage of the synchronized programming and participate in a wellness activity while your child is in Prime Time. Please note, there is a time limit per child, per day.
Registration Category: Kids Night Out
Date: Mar 23, April 27, May 18
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12 years old
Fee: $25 (one child);
$35 (family of 2+ children)
Pre-Registration and Membership Required
Parents, would you like to have a night off? Drop your children off at the Y and be sure that they are 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 monthly themes (at Pineland), 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 are able to swim!
Registration Category: Vacation Camp
Date: Apr 15 – Apr 19
Day: Mon - Fri
Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Ages: 5 - 12 years
Fee: $50 a day / $195 for the week
Have your child spend their school vacation days at the Y with its caring and qualified staff! They will have fun meeting new friends, staying active, and playing games. Activities include swimming, crafts, games, active play, and outside play. Parents need to send a lunch, snacks, drinks, a bathing suit, towel, and weather appropriate clothing. Members and Non-Members welcome!