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fun and learning Never StopS with summer out of school time.

When you go to the office in the morning or finish up your workday in the afternoon, the Y can help you be sure that your child is in a fun, safe, and educational environment.

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Your child will have fun with Summer Out of School Time.

YMCA Summer Out of School Time (OST) is an all-day, Monday through Friday childcare program that offers a combination of free-choice and structured activities for children ages five to nine.

Nationwide no one cares for more children than the YMCA. At the Y, we believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Our programs provide an exciting, safe community for young people to explore the outdoors, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, and make lasting friendships and memories. They also help reinforce the YMCA's four core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty.

The key to your child's experience is our talented and dedicated staff team. They are the key leadership and heart of our programs. They work very hard to help each child feel successful and to know they are cared about.

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They won't want to leave when the day is over.

At the Lafayette Family YMCA, we want your child to have time to be active and to learn. That’s why we offer a variety of activities.

  • Swim Time
  • Assorted Arts & Crafts
  • Various Sports & Games
  • S.T.E.M
  • Fitness Classes
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Lego Legends
Women in engineering is a program of Purdue University. It teaches children different types of engineering as well as providing the opportunity to further their education. With each visit, the engineers teach the kids about a specialty of engineering then leads an activity to go with it.

"GOAL University from IU Health is an interactive health education program designed for elementary-age students. Every week, students will learn about a nutrition topic and participate in hands-on demonstrations and activities to help them retain and practice the information learned. They also learn about a new physical activity topic every week and have plenty of opportunity for movement through a variety of fun games and activities.

"GOAL not only provides age-appropriate information but also encourages students to find ways to apply the information in their own lives in ways they enjoy. We want physical activity and good nutrition to be enjoyable, lifelong habits."

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Summer Out of School Weekly Themes

Week 1: May 29 - June 2 (Closed 5/29)

Theme: Party Like a Y Star


Week 2: June 5 - June 9

Theme: Bugs Life


Week 3: June 12 - June 16

Theme: Everything Disney


Week 4: June 19 - June 23

Theme: Fiesta


Week 5: June 26 - June 30

Theme: Egyptian Week


Week 6: July 3 - July 7 (Closed 7/4)

Theme: American Spirit

Week 7: July 10 - July 14

Theme: Ooey Gooey


Week 8: July 17 - July 21

Theme: Time Travel


Week 9: July 24 - July 28

Theme: Symphony of the Five Senses


Week 10: July 31 - August 4

Theme: Disco Days


Week 11: August 7 - August 11

Theme: Aloha Summer


Week 12: August 14 & 15

Theme: Summer Out

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Summer OST Additional Information

Monday - Friday

6:00am - 6:00pm

Ages five to nine may begin the first day school is out for summer. (Child must be potty trained).

  • Drop-off: 6:30am to 8:30am
  • Pick-up: 3:00pm to 6:00pm

*Closed Memorial Day & 4th of July


We encourage you to bring the following items to help your child have the best experience at the Y!

  • Bring a non-plastic blag to carry your items
  • Labeled cold lunch either in a lunch box or paper bag
  • Drink
  • Sunscreen-labeled with child's name
  • Water shoes or flip flops
  • Swimming suit
  • Towel

4 - 5 days a week:

  • $150/members
  • $170/non-members

3 days a week:

  • $115/members
  • $135/non-members
The YMCA believes every child in our community deserves access to the services we provide. That's why we offer our Open Door Scholarship Program. We hope to crate an environment where all people feel welcomed and valued. Applications for assistance are available at the front desk at the YMCA.

Alexis Gutierrez

I am the School Age Childcare Director. I have been at the YMCA since 2013 and I am really excited for this summer and all the fun that lies ahead. I began my YMCA career in youth sports and have worked in several different departments since then. This summer, we are hoping to give the children an experience of a lifetime and hopefully many fond memories for them to look back on.

Register for our summer out of school time Program!