Spears Child Care, Camp and After School
For more information contact Nick Zamboni, Spears Family Services Director at 336.387.9622.
Child Care While You Workout
PlayZone is designed for children from 6 weeks to 4 years old, but if the Energy Factory is not open can accommodate children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. This is a benefit for our Adult, Family and Senior memberships so as long as the accompanying adult is a member, children may use the PlayZone. Please do NOT bring sick children to Playzone. Crying children will be given 15 minutes before a parent will be called unless staff is notified differently.
Sign In and Out Procedures: When dropping off children, parents must get a parent band and a child band from the band bar outside the PlayZone door. The parents must write the child's name on the band and the corresponding number from their parent band. Then put the band on both themselves and the child. For toddlers and infants bands can be placed on the ankle. Please feel free to label bags, and car seats with additional child bands. All bands will be removed at pick up. If a different parent is picking up please alert staff. You can either give them your band or they will need to show ID to staff to pick up the child.
Mon. to Thur.: 8:00 am – 1:30pm & 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 1:30pm & 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – noon
*There are no Sunday hours in June, July or August.
PlayZone may only be used for a maximum of 2 hours per day.
Energy Factory is designed for children from 5 to 12 years old. It is a fully staffed youth wellness center designed to keep kids active and busy while mom and dad are working out. If the child is not a member of the YMCA there is a $5 fee per child to use the Energy Factory. Hours will match those of PlayZone on days that Guilford County Schools are closed.
Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – noon
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm (not available June-August)
Energy Factory may only be used for a maximum of 2 hours per day.
For more information contact Lynn Crawford, Spears Membership Director, at 336.387.9622.
Through a holistic approach to development, Spears YMCA’s after school program provides kids #TimetoExplore by combining academics with play and offering a caring and safe environment where youth can achieve, feel a sense of belonging, build friendships and explore new interests. When kids attend after school programs at the Y, they improve their study habits and reading skills; build healthy eating and physical activity habits, gain exposure to the arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), global learning and more.
The Spears Family YMCA offers member discounts on after school care and offers three options for care for kids Kindergarten through middle school.
All day child care programs are also available when Guilford County Schools are closed for teacher workdays.
After School Hours: Monday-Friday 2:45 – 6:30 pm
Teacher Workday Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
The after school, holidays and breaks follows the Guilford County School schedule.
The YMCA bus will transport children from the schools listed below as long as there are at least three children from that school enrolled. Below are the schools the Spears YMCA currently services.
Claxton Elementary Cornerstone Charter General Greene Elementary
Guilford Primary Jefferson Elementary Pearce Elementary
Summerfield-Laighlin Elementary Jesse Wharton Greensboro Academy
Caldwell Academy Summerfield Charter Kernodle Middle
Benefits of our program
Youth in Y after school programs demonstrate improvement in the values, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed for success in school and life. Y programs give kids #TimetoExplore and help fill gaps in schools and communities where some recreational opportunities like art, music and physical activity offerings are limited.
ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Homework support, healthy snack, arts and humanities, character development, sports and fitness, outdoor games, board games, fitness activities, STEM programming and weekly swimming.
We offer financial assistance for all programs at the Spears YMCA through our Open Doors Scholarship Program.
If you have any questions regarding the Spears Family YMCA after school program please contact Nick Zamboni, Family Services Director at 336.387.9622
Summer Day Camp
Day Camp & LIT Program
One week or the whole summer. Indoors and out, singing songs and making friends. Field trips to arts projects, shooting hoops to swimming in our pool; your child will have an amazing experience at Camp Spears, all in a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment. Our field trips will include: Tanglewood Aquatics park, the NC Zoo, the Lazy 5 Ranch, and many more! Campers will swim 4 days each week. Register March 1st to get your spot so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to give your child the best summer ever. Rising 1st graders to age 12.
Weekly: June 5th – August 25th*
Monday-Friday 7:00am- 6:00pm
Counselor to Camper Ratio: 1:12
Rates: $125 per week – Members
$150 per week – Non-Members
($30 deposit per week due at sign up)
Contact: Nick Zamboni
Leaders In Training Program
The Spears Family Y is proud to offer an innovative LIT Program for campers ages 13-15. This teen leadership program is for youth looking to grow as a responsible leader while building confidence, self-esteem and on the job skills. Teens will focus on teamwork, service learning, vocational skills training, decision making skills and mentoring through activities during the summer. This is a fun and exciting opportunity! We will require you to stretch yourself and work hard, but the rewards will last a lifetime.
Weekly: June 12th – August 11th
Rate: $125 per week – Members or $150 per week – Non-Members
Qualifications: Must interview with Nick Zamboni, Family Services Director, and complete LIT application after e-mail inquiry.