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.
After School Care at the Y is a unique program committed to offering opportunities to help children reach their full potential in education, physical fitness, self-esteem and spiritual health. Our program offers homework assistance, exciting and educational weekly themes, sports, swimming, games galore and much more. Under the watchful eyes of our qualified staff, the program fosters friendship among the children in the kind of open and inviting setting that only the Y can provide. We look forward to the 2018-2019 school year, which brings even more opportunities to reach out to our community and play a role in the development of our youth as well as providing support to the many families we serve.
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 $25 or Non-Members $35 per day
Transportation is available from:
Florence Elementary Jamestown Elementary Millis 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
- Jamestown Elementary
- Jamestown Middle
- Florence Elementary
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.
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 6 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.
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.
Parent's Night Out (PNO)
Join us for a night of Grinch filled fun and games! Slide into your favorite Christmas Pajamas for a Grinchmas Party at the Y! Join us for a Grinch themed dinner of Green Grinch Spaghetti, Garlic Bread and Green Juice! The night will be filled with Grinch games and crafts and end with a Grinch snack and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Movie!
WHEN: Friday, December 14th
REGISTRATIONS DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 12th
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: Wear your favorite Christmas Pajamas and bring a blanket and pillow for movie time! (No Swimming at this event)
- 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.
Summer Day Camp
Camp Boomerang – Day Camp & LIT Program
Registration opens March 1st!
Weekly: June 17th – August 23rd*
Monday-Friday 7:00am- 6:00pm
Counselor to Camper Ratio: 1:12
Rate: $135 per week – Members
$165 per week – Non-Members
($35 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 lifelong relationship-building opportunities. Whether it’s Jump Right In, Adventure Land or Artful Purpose 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.
APPLY & INTERVIEW: Must submit a LIT program application packet by May 1, 2019 and complete the interview process.
TRAINING: Must complete all pre-camp trainings.
EXHIBIT GOOD CHARACTER: Must exhibit themselves to be responsible, caring, honest and respectful toward children, other LIT’s and YMCA Staff.
MINIMUM ATTENDANCE: Must be registered for at least one 3-week session of the LIT Program. Must attend Monday - Friday during registered weeks of the program/session. Must follow all YMCA policies and procedures, including guidelines set forth for LIT participants.
All Day Drop In Care
Do you need a safe, nurturing and fun place for your children to go when school is out? The Ragsdale Family YMCA an all day drop In care program for the 2018-2019 school year. This program offers all day care from 7:30am-6:00pm for those children currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Middle School. Children will spend their day playing games in our gymnasium and outdoor area, making a splash in our swimming pool, building friendships
with peers and enjoying a day of non-stop activities all under the watchful eyes of our engaged staff.
Eligibility: Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Middle School.
Cost: $25.00/Members or $35.00/Non-Member (Daily Rates)
Times: Begins 7:30 A.M. By 6:00 P.M.