Childcare & Camps

A Path with a Purpose

The Y offers youth a path with a purpose. From early childhood to their teen years and beyond.

The destination? A well-balanced adult with character, ambition and social skills. The Y’s life programs are designed to better prepare youth for their future with skills, confidence and social awareness that is needed to thrive on their path into adulthood.

Infant to Teen

Your child’s full potential is here.

The Y offers more than just programs, each is a step along a journey to being a competent, confident, connected, compassionate adult with high character that contributes to their community.

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Infants and Toddlers

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Preschool

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Enriching Programs for kids and teens

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

YMCA CHILDREN’S ACADEMY

SUMMER CAMP

TEEN CAMP

HOLIDAY CAMP

YMCA CAMP CULLEN

The YMCA of Greater Houston provides after-school activities, infant and preschool education, camps for every stage of life. Our programs are more than just an after school or summer activity. Together, they become a pathway toward being a successful, well-balanced adult- to aim higher and expect more of themselves and to reach their ultimate potential. Let your child discover their full potential at the Y.

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Enriching Programs for Kids and Teens

The YMCA of Greater Houston provides after school activities, infant and preschool education and camps for every stage of life. Our programs are more than just an after school or summer activity. Together, they become a pathway toward being a successful, well-balanced adult- to aim higher and expect more of themselves and to reach their ultimate potential. Let your child discover their full potential at the Y.

See All Programs
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
YMCA CHILDREN’S ACADEMY
SUMMER CAMP
TEEN CAMP
HOLIDAY CAMP
YMCA CAMP CULLEN

View the benefits of our Child Watch program available while you utilize the Y.

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Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool

Programs at the Y Children’s Academy are the first step down the path of educational progression at the Y. Early care activities are designed to meet the growth and developmental needs of each child through The Creative Curriculum (R), a research based, state approved teaching strategy. Starting at the infant level, youth are introduced to daily instruction that focuses on routines and experiences that grows with them, increasing their kindergarten readiness and promoting social-emotional development.

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Before and After School

Before and after school hours shape the rest of your kids lives. At the Y, the school year out of school time programs are more than a place to go- they provide a path with a purpose. The YMCA of Greater Houston provides safe, quality and affordable programs at over 200+ sites across Houston in over 25 school districts and charter schools. Most Y After School programs are offered on-site at your child’s school, making drop off and pickup convenient for parents.

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YMCA Camp Cullen

Whether kids are coming for a week in summer or as a family during the school year, camp is for trying new things, creating memories and having a blast! From horseback riding and climbing towers to arts and crafts, water sports and zip lines, there’s something for everyone. Camp Cullen cabins and facilities are state of the art. Your camper and your family will be comfortable in our roomy cabins. Check out all the ways that you can escape to the woods and enjoy quality time and epic experiences at YMCA Camp Cullen.

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Whether kids are coming for a week in summer or as a family during the school year, camp is for trying new things, creating memories and having a blast! From horseback riding and climbing towers to arts and crafts, water sports and zip lines, there’s something for everyone. Camp Cullen cabins and facilities are state of the art. Your camper and your family will be comfortable in our roomy cabins. Check out all the ways that you can escape to the woods and enjoy quality time and new experiences at YMCA Camp Cullen.

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Upcoming Events

Lights on Afterschool 2022

Join us and After School programs throughout the nation to celebrate the 23 rd annual Lights On Afterschool on Thursday, October 20! Lights on Afterschool is a nationwide celebration of afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. Contact your local Y for details on how you can join the fun! Help us shine a light on the impact afterschool programs are making – supporting students, families, and schools. For every one child who gets to participate in an afterschool program, three more are waiting to get in. If you think every kid deserves access, join us to celebrate #LightsOnAfterschool , on October 20!

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No School? No Problem!

Plan ahead for your child’s time out of school for the Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps. Join us for our YMCA Holiday Camps where your child will have a blast participating in a wide-array of enrichment activities, fun and games. Camp at the Y is about discovery. Kids will find unknown talents, try new activities and make lasting friendships and memories. Space is limited, so register in advance.

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After School Time Today. Community Leader Tomorow.

The Y makes the most of your child’s after school time by offering active learning opportunities designed to engage and expand young minds. Housed in local schools, YMCA After School Care gives your child the opportunity to participate in active play and collaborate on fun projects. But YMCA After School programs are more than child care. They offer a path with a purpose. Students engage in a variety of structured activities that promote positive social interactions, indoor and outdoor play and reinforce academic learning concepts, as well as lessons in empathy, inclusion and service learning.

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Be Why Lives in Your Community Change.

The YMCA of Greater Houston is hiring. Apply now!

Assist with providing quality care in childcare and camp settings by teaching values, ensuring safety and facilitating structured play and educational activities. Make an impact by providing a quality experience to children and families that focuses on ensuring that youth feel successful and thrive.

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Important Information on Keeping Your Kids Safe

The YMCA of Greater Houston is committed to keeping our participants and staff safe and healthy.

YMCA Camp and Childcare programs will continue to follow school district, state and county guidelines. We continue to have increased cleaning and disinfecting processes throughout the day.