Ragsdale Child Care, Camp and After School
If you have any questions regarding our child care options please contact Shawna Spencer, Ragsdale Family Services Director, at 336.882.9622.
Parent's Night Out (PNO)
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Ragsdale Family YMCA. Bring the kids to Parent’s Night Out in February for a night of Valentine’s Day fun. It may be a few days late but that doesn’t mean we can’t have Valentine inspired fun with cookie decorating, crafts, games and more. The kids will also enjoy a pizza dinner, swimming, a valentine snack and a movie! Join us for all the fun!
WHEN: Friday, February 16th
REGISTRATIONS DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 14th
TIME: 6:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.
AGES: 5 - 12
COST: MEMBERS/$20.00 per child; NON-MEMBERS/$25.00 per child
AFTER SCHOOL PARTICIPANTS: $15.00 per child
(After School participants who are registered for Parent’s Night Out will transition directly to the event at 6:00pm without needing to be picked up from after school)
COME PREPARED: Bring your swim suit and towel for swimming and a blanket and pillow for the movie!
- This event is held after YMCA hours, therefore the YMCA doors will lock at 8:00pm.
- Drop off is between 6:30-7:00pm
- Pick-Up is between 10-10:30pm
- Early pick-up for emergencies only, please use the walkie talkie located on the front patio of the YMCA to reach a staff member in the case of an emergency.
Child Care During Your Workout
PlayZone is designed for children from 3 months to 6 years old, but if the Energy Factory is not open can accommodate children from 3 months to 12 year 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.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am-12:30pm & 4:00pm-8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-12:30pm & 4:00pm-7:30pm
*Sunday hours are not available June, July or August.
PlayZone may only be used for a maximum of 2 hours per day.
Energy Factory is designed for children from 7 to 14 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.
Monday to Thursday: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00pm
Sunday*: 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm
*Sunday hours are not available June, July or August.
Energy Factory may only be used for a maximum of 2 hours per day.
Through a holistic approach to development, Ragsdale 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 Ragsdale 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. See All Day Info to in our quick links section for more details.
After School Hours: Monday-Friday 2:30 – 6:00 pm
Teacher Workday Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
The after school, holidays and breaks follows the Guilford County School schedule.
All Day Drop in Care: Members $20 or Non-Members $35 per day
Transportation is available from:
Florence Elementary Jamestown Elementary Mills Road Elementary
Pilot Elementary Jamestown Middle School
The YMCA bus will transport children from the schools listed below as long as there are at least three children from that school enrolled. *restrictions apply
The YMCA will provide transportation from any school location with a minimum of three after-school program registrations from children at that school as of the beginning of the school year. If registrations drop below the minimum of five children at any point in the school year, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel transportation from that school with a 30-day notice to the parents.
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 Ragsdale YMCA through our Open Doors Scholarship Program.
AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK AND READING HELPERS
The Ragsdale Y is looking for volunteers to serve our After School program as Homework and Reading Helpers providing our children with an opportunity for better understanding, furthered learning and to excel in school! We need highly self-motivated individuals in search for volunteer opportunities to serve the youth. Homework and reading assistants will work one on one with children to develop literacy levels and provide general homework help to those students in need. If you are interested in volunteering in our After School Program, please contact Shawna Spencer.
Hours: 3:30PM-5:00PM (Monday-Thursday) No commitment is necessary. This opportunity is flexible.
Questions please contact Shawna Spencer at 336.882.9622.
Summer Day Camp
Camp Boomerang – Day Camp & LIT Program
Weekly: June 13th – August 26th*
Monday-Friday 7:00am- 6:00pm
Counselor to Camper Ratio: 1:12
Rate: $135 per week – Members
$165 per week – Non-Members
($25 deposit per week due at sign up)
Contact: Shawna Spencer
Get ready for the BEST SUMMER EVER at Camp Boomerang! Camp Boomerang is a summer long fun, educational and engaging day camp centered on the camper’s experience. Our rich rituals provide a strong sense of belonging for each camper, challenging themes and activities provide an opportunity for growth and achievement, and the overall atmosphere of Camp Boomerang provides life long relationship building opportunities. Whether it’s Camp Center Stage, Gold Medal Games Week or Choose your Adventure week at Camp Boomerang, your camper is sure to discover who they are and what they are capable of. Camp Boomerang runs on a 1:12 camper to counselor ratio and is available for campers who are rising 1st graders through age 12. 13-15 year old campers can apply for our LIT (Leaders In Training) Program.
Leaders In Training Program
The Ragsdale 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. Youth will focus on teamwork, service learning, vocational skills training, decision making skills and mentoring through activities during the summer. They will play a vital role in the programming of Camp Boomerang through their work as Counselors In Training as well as leadership of various camp wide and specialty activities. Capacity: 10 LIT per week.
LIT is no longer registering for 2017
Spring Break Camp
Spring break brings the opportunity to take a break and have fun, and what better place to spend it then the Ragsdale Family Y. Join us for an adventurous week filled with non-stop fun and entertainment!