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School Age Programs

Fun for Them, Peace of Mind for You

As the nation’s largest provider of School Age programs, the YMCA provides family-centered, values-based programs to nurture your children’s healthy development.

Our well-trained staff provides safe, affordable and high-quality programs so you can have peace of mind while you work. School Age programming, like all YMCA programs, is open to all, with financial aid available. Staff members are partners with parents and other caregivers, working together to help kids grow up healthy, happy and strong.

ASPIRE – After School Care:

At the YMCA, we give kids the opportunity to make new friends, have new experiences, and enjoy the kind of learning and exploration they just can’t get in the classroom.

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Summer Camp

A few reasons children should experience the Marco Y summer camps: fun adventure, diving into new experiences, making new friendships and gaining unforgettable summer memories.

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Holiday Camp

All day camp offered at Marco YMCA for any school aged children during holiday breaks from school, such as:
Thanksgiving Break
Winter Break
Spring Break

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Specialty Camps

Develop a greater passion for the things you love, or try out something new at one of our specialty camps!

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ASPIRE – After School Program Inspiration, Recreation and Education

Access to after school learning programs engage and enrich students and provide children with the foundation necessary to achieve academic and economic success as adults.

At the YMCA, we give kids the opportunity to make new friends, have new experiences, and enjoy the kind of learning and exploration they just can’t get in the classroom. The Y’s programs build new skills, create opportunities for leadership, and guide social and emotional development for young people. The same programs reduce stress on working parents by providing a safe and well supervised out-of-school environment for their children.

ASPIRE at Everglades City School

Afterschool program for students attending Everglades City School in grades K-8. Monday thru Thursday from 3:30-5:30. Daily homework and academic support, physical outdoor activities, and enrichment. Not open on early release days or full days that school is closed.

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ASPIRE at Manatee Elementary School

Afterschool program for students attending Manatee Elementary School in grades K-5. Monday thru Friday from 2:30-6:30. Daily homework and academic support, physical outdoor activities, and enrichment. Open on early release days or full days that school is closed. Check calendar for for location of Holiday Camps and full days closed location.

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Spanish Application
Release Agreement
Financial Form

ASPIRE at the Marco YMCA

Afterschool program for Marco Island students and students attending Tommy Barfield Elementary School in grades K-5. Monday through Friday from 2:30-5:30. Daily homework and academic support, physical outdoor activities, and enrichment. Open on early release days or full days that school is closed.

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Release Agreement

ASPIRE at Parkside Elementary School

Afterschool program for students attending Parkside Elementary School in grades K-5. Monday thru Friday from 2:30-6:30. Daily homework and academic support, physical outdoor activities, and enrichment. Open on early release days or full days that school is closed. Check calendar for location of Holiday Camps and full days closed location.

Download English Application
Spanish Application
Release Agreement
Financial Form

Marco YMCA Holiday Camps

Holiday Camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Children have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.

Our program provides positive out of school time experiences for your child on school holidays and breaks. Our staff is committed to ensuring these days are packed with fun and enriching experiences. Our professionally lead team of Youth Development staff plan and organize each minute of the day to ensure your child not only has fun but also has the opportunity to gain new experiences and make new friends.

Holiday Camp at Marco YMCA

Holiday Camp at the Marco YMCA’s Youth Development Center is open to children K through 5 during school holidays, i.e. Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break and Holiday such as Labor Day and Presidents’ Day. Though students enrolled in the Marco Y ASPIRE programs have first choice, all students in the Marco Y service area are welcome to attend. Fees structure is based on whether the child is a current ASPIRE student or not.

Holiday Camp at Parkside Elementary School

Holiday Camp at Parkside Elementary School is open to children K through 5 during school holidays, i.e. Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break and Holidays such as Labor Day and Presidents’ Day. Though students enrolled in the Marco Y ASPIRE programs have first choice, all students in the Marco Y service area are welcome to attend. Fees structure is based on whether the child is a current ASPIRE student or not.

Contact Us

For more information:

Charlene Garcia
School Age Coordinator
(239) 394-3144 ext 116
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