School’s Out Camps

Safe, reliable childcare during school breaks. 

No school? No problem! We’ve got your childcare needs covered.

Wondering what to do with your school-age kids on teacher work days, holiday breaks, and snow days? Bring them to us for a day full of fun!

School’s Out Camps follow the Asheville City, Buncombe County, and McDowell County public school calendars for most holidays and teacher work days. Programs are open on snow days if staff can safely travel to sites. Sign up for single days or a full week.

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School's Out Camps FAQ

The Y operates School’s Out Camps for Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools, and McDowell County Schools at these sites (subject to change for the 2023-24 school year):

Asheville City

  • Students from Asheville City Schools go to YMCA Youth Services at Beaverdam.

Buncombe County

  • North District: Students from North Buncombe, and Weaverville go to Weaverville Elementary.
  • Erwin District: Johnston and West Buncombe students go to Johnston.
  • South/Roberson District: Students from Avery’s Creek, Estes, and Glen Arden go to Avery's Creek.
  • East/Owen District: Black Mountain and W.D. Williams students go to W.D. Williams
  • Reynolds District: Students from Bell, Fairview, Haw Creek, and Oakley go to Oakley Elementary.
  • West/Enka District: Hominy Valley, Pisgah, and Sand Hill-Venable students go to Sand Hill-Venable.

McDowell County

  • McDowell students go to Pleasant Gardens. 
  • When Eastfield’s schedule differs from the rest of the county, it hosts School’s Out Camp.
  • All School's Out days are included for year-round and full-time afterschool participants in Buncombe and McDowell counties. 
  • The drop-in registration fee for School's Out Camps is $65 and the camp fee is $40/day ($200/week).
  • Payment is due at time of registration.
  • Year-round and Full-time Afterschool participants are automatically registered for School’s Out days at no extra cost.
  • Drop-in program registration is $65 and the camp fee is $40/day ($200/week).
  • Registration is required at least five days in advance to ensure that all paperwork, waivers, photos, etc., are on file. 
  • Registration closes five days before start of program.
  • Payment is due at time of registration.
  • We follow the Asheville City, Buncombe County, and McDowell County public school calendars for holidays and teacher work days.
  • Camps run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
  • Schedules vary on snow days depending on if/when staff can safely get to sites.
  • Closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and the week after school gets out (June 10-14, 2024)