School's Out Hopkinton | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

Registration for 2018-2019 School Year Going On Now!

School's Out Hopkinton

 

NEW! OPEN UNTIL 6:30PM!  

The Y recognizes families and parents have busy schedules. This year we have extended our after school hours until 6:30pm.

NEW!  FAMILY OUTDOOR CENTER MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED IN YOUR SCHOOLS OUT TUITION!  

Enjoy the Y's Outdoor Center and programs with your family all school year long.  See programs available here.

NEW!  LOWER RATES! 

The Y has lowered the rates for vacation day and snow day program, moved to weekly tuition rates, and increased our Y-Assist to ensure School's Out For All.

PROGRAM DETAILS

School’s Out encourages freedom and exploration with support and structure. Children enrolled in the program get plenty of exercise, enjoy the fresh air by being outside along with having time to complete their homework and participate in brain building activities. Research shows that physical activity and exposure to natural environments improve brain development, enhances learning, improves memory and builds physical and emotional health.* This makes for happy kids and happy parents.

There’s plenty for kids and parents to love about the Y’s School’s Out Program. Kid’s get to experiment with their new knowledge, move their bodies, and be surrounded by positive adult role models. Kids who attend School’s Out have the opportunity to explore nature, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. A Membership to the Outdoor Center is included in your school year tuition...so the whole family can have fun together too!

Who: Children who attend Elmwood, Hopkins and Marathon Elementary schools.

Where: PM care will take place at the Family Outdoor Center with an available PM pickup location at HCA.

When:
After school starting at school release – 6:30 p.m.
2, 3, 4, & 5 day options, early release days included.
Vacation & snow day programming available.

Activities include:
• Homework support 
• Healthy snacks
• Physical fitness 
• STEM and ELA
• Wellness/nutrition 
• Arts education
• 21st Century Skills and leadership development 
• College & career exploration 
• Global & service learning 
· Outdoor education and activities including archery, rock climbing, nature trails and more

Why the Y?
• Nurturing and safe environment in a convenient location
• Experience new opportunities & make new friends
• Improve academic success and social skills
• Build confidence and self-efficacy
• Activities linked to school curriculum
• Trained and experienced Y educators

The Benefits of School’s Out

  • Experiencing new opportunities
  • Building confidence and self efficacy
  • Developing an understanding of conservancy and appreciation for the great outdoors
  • Instilling a sense of community through service
  • Improving academic success and social skills Peace of mind  - your child is safe, having fun, and growing

The Value of School’s Out

  • Academic & enrichment activities, including STEM, Cooking, 21st Century Skills and homework help
  • Healthy snacks & Physical fitness
  • Transportation provided from school
  • Early release, vacation, & snow day programs           
  • Onsite adventure activities such as archery, rock climbing, nature trails, geo-caching, adventure course, and end of school year swim lessons are included are included

 

The ADVANTAGE OF BEING OUTSIDE

  • Improved concentration. Children focus better after being outdoors
  • Developing an understanding of conservancy and appreciation for the great outdoors
  • Improving academic success and social skills
  • Experiencing new adventures
  • Nature's Healing Powers—It seems that just being out in nature does your body, mind and soul some good
  • Appreciation for Planet Earth

Interested in learning more about School’s Out?
Contact:  schoolsout@metrowestymca.org 
508-435-9345 X115  metrowestymca.org/schoolsout