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 – 7:30pm
Friday: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – noon
Sunday: 2:00pm – 5:00pm (not available June-August)
Energy Factory may only be used for a maximum of 2 hours per day.
For more information contact Patience Sides, 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 2:30 – 6:30 pm
Teacher Workday Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
The after school, holidays and breaks follows the Guilford County School schedule.
Bus Monitors and Homework Helpers
Do you have a passion for working with youth? The Spears YMCA after school program has volunteer and employment opportunities starting in August until June each year. If you would like to be a bus monitor or volunteer working with children, we would love to have you!
The YMCA is looking for dedicated people who want to spend time with children in enrichment activities and ensure a safe and fun environment. Help us accomplish that this school year!
All interested volunteers should fill out a volunteer application or please contact Nick Zamboni, Family Services Director at 336,387.9622
Claxton Elementary Guilford Elementary Jefferson Elementary Cornerstone Academy Greensboro Academy Jesse Wharton Elementary
Pearce Elementary Summerfield Elementary General Greene Elementary Summerfield Charter Academy 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.
Registration Fees: Registration opens May 1, 2019. Registering early is encouraged in order to guarantee a spot for the 2019-2020 school year. A $35.00 fee is required at the time of sign-up. This $35 fee guarantees your child a spot.
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 Center, the NC Zoo, the Greensboro Science Center and many more! Campers will swim 4 days each week. Offered for children Kindergarten to age 12.
Weekly: June 10th – August 23rd
Monday-Friday 7:00am- 6:00pm
Counselor to Camper Ratio: 1:12
- $135 per week – Members
- $165 per week – Non-Members
- $35 deposit per week due at sign up
NOTE: All weeks for ages 11-12 are full. Contact Nick Zamboni for availability and registration of other age groups.
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 10th – August 23rd
- $135 per week for Members
- $165 per week for Non-Members
- $35 deposit due at Sign-up
Qualifications: Must interview with Nick Zamboni, Family Services Director, and complete LIT application after e-mail inquiry.
Interested? Contact Nick Zamboni.
Home School Physical Education
Allows a homeschool student to learn and experience physical education from a trained YMCA staff member. Our program is designed to suit a wide age range and ability level while affordably fitting into your budget. Our program combines exercise and fun with a comprehensive curriculum to give your children a foundation for a strong mind & body. Our YMCA staff member will cover a variety of sports, aerobic activities & many other fun games.
- The class is 1 hour in duration.
- Classes will have monthly sessions (4 classes each month).
- Must have a minimum of 5 kids to run the class
- Day/Time: Wednesday from 10:30am-11:30am
- Ages: 6-12 years old
COST PER SESSION
- $15 Y Members $20 Non-Members
- $5.00 discount for additional children
- November & December will be prorated due to holidays ($5 discount)
REGISTRATION DEADLINES: Must register by the 1st of each month.
Complete the registration form and mail or register at the front desk with full payment to:
Spears Family YMCA
3216 Horse Pen Creek Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
Please make checks payable to: YMCA The goal of the YMCA is that no one will be turned away because of the inability to pay. Financial assistance is available to all through our Open Doors program.
If you have any questions regarding the program, please do not hesitate to call Nick Zamboni at 387-9622
Family Services Programs
Family Services Program Spotlights
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Come join us for scavenger hunts, swimming, pizza, crafts, and fun activities at Parents Night Out.
WHEN: Second Friday of each month.
The Chess Club allows youth and adults to play and practice their chess skills to improve their strategy and critical thinking, all in a fun and friendly environment.
Become acquainted with the basic elements of the game, how pieces move, rules of capture, basic combinations, elementary strategy, and checkmate.
HOMESCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This program allows a homeschool student to learn and experience physical education from a well-trained YMCA staff member.
Learn to code using LEGO and robotics! Code a robot sessions with weekly lessons that build on each other. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MOMMY/DADDY & ME: LEARN TO CODE (K-5)-FREE
Learn to code with your children. Join STEM Kids NC each month and bring your device!