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The YMCA of Tacoma-Pierce County offers a variety of childcare and Camp programs for school age children. Our purpose is to develop young children in spirit, mind and body.
Day Camp is the summer program that will keep your kids entertained and active every day of the summer. All of our field trips are planned based on past year’s successes and input from the children and their parents. We want your kids to experience a great summer vacation!
Specialty Camp is our Summer Enrichment Program designed to fit your child's interest. Your child can choose from Drama, Photography, Cooking and Art. Our program list continues to grow as we seek out new and exciting opportunities.
YTeen Extreme Camp
Teen Extreme Camp is designed for those transitioning out of elementary school into junior high. Serving 12-15 year olds we provide opportunities that build new skills, self-confidence and friendships all while having fun and challenging each other to do their very best.
The YKids' Club program is a dynamic before and after school program. We provide daily activities that are theme-based and inclusive to all children’s interest and skill levels. Flexibility, choice and balance are the keys to our program's success. The YKids’ Club Program is available at various elementary schools in Pierce County. Half-day programs are available at select sites for kindergarten students.
Kids' University is our newest enrichement program offered at Graham, James Sales and McCarver Elementary. At these locations you can select from a list of classes such as Tutoring, Hip Hop Dance, Theatre, Group Games, Seasonal Sports, Art and Science. Pick and choose the classes and times that work for you.
Pre-K is a Pre-kindergarten half or full day program for 4 and 5 year olds in the Puyallup/South Hill area. Children work on their letter and number recognition as well as their counting and writing skills. Mealtime allows for children to learn social skills every day. Outdoor time enhances motor skill development while having fun with friends.
What Makes the YMCA Unique?
We work with over 60 local schools to provide a safe place for kids to go year round. We accept DSHS and other third party providers to ensure that our programs are open to all. For those who need additional assistance or may not qualify for DSHS we offer YMCA scholarships. Scholarhips are made available thanks to our volunteers and community partners like the Windermere Foundation and United Way who help support our annual Partners For Youth campaign. At the YMCA everyone is welcome and everyone matters!
Did you know that 1 in 3 children in our childcare programs receives financial assistace? To inquire about how you can give to our Partners For Youth campaign please call 253-534-7827 today!