Registration is now open for Year-Round Afterschool.The year-round child care option can save your family money and streamline your child care planning. Prices and dates subject to change.

Enroll in our year-round licensed afterschool and camp program and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from not having to wonder what to do for child care. In the year-round program, your child will enjoy enriching programs and be a part of exciting activities throughout the entire year. When you enroll in our year-round child care program, you enroll in both afterschool child care and summer day camp. 


  • Easy one-time registration and payment of only one registration fee
  • Convenient online registration
  • Automatic weekly draft of program fees (same fee each week)
  • FREE YMCA HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIP to the YMCA of Western North Carolina, which includes six facilities throughout Buncombe, Henderson, and McDowell counties
  • Save more than $1,000 a year!

About our Afterschool Child Care

School-age child care at the YMCA builds self-esteem, values and leadership skills. You’ll know your children are growing and exploring their potential, they’ll think they’re just having fun.

The Y offers North Carolina 4- and 5-star-rated, licensed programs designed for ages 5-12 that are based on the Y's four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our caring youth mentors lead activities that will boost your child’s confidence, enrich his or her social and physical development, and encourage self-expression.

The program includes arts and crafts, sports, cooking, adventure, teambuilding, anti-bullying programs, obesity prevention, "Play for Your School" sports leagues, swimming (lessons available), group exercise classes, homework assistance (tutoring available), group games, outside play, and more. We serve Asheville City, Buncombe County, and McDowell County schools. 

If you would like to learn more about our Afterschool Child Care program, click here.

About our Summer Day Camps

Discover summer day camp through hands-on exploration and active involvement with the Y. Fun camp crafts and camp traditions provide a rich camper experience. Each week includes environmental exploration, field trips, theme days, and activities. Age-appropriate groups provide a nurturing environment for campers to develop self-esteem, learn cooperative skills, and practice the Y’s four core values. Financial assistance is available.


Fees and Deadline

One-time registration fee per household: $65

The cost is $103 for Discovery Camp or Explorer and afterschool program

For an additional $10 per week, per child, you can replace one week of day camp with one week of
overnight camp at YMCA Camp Watia.

Year round enrollment includes both/either Discovery or Explorer Camp options - make your choice Spring 2018.
If you do not need a whole summer of day camp choose to attend two weeks at Camp Watia, Summer 2018.


For more information about our year-round program or to register please contact
or visit our YMCA Business Office at 53 Asheland Ave., Suite 102-A, Asheville, NC 28801.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 828 251 5910