School Age Program

After School for K-12 Years Old
The YWCA After School Program emphasizes respect for diversity, community involvement, and academics. This 5-Star licensed program is open to children in Kindergarten to age 12 and offers homework help, tutoring, swimming lessons, gardening, arts & crafts, field trips and nutritious snacks. Transportation is provided from select area schools. 

Afterschool operates Monday through Friday, 2:30 until 6:00 pm, for bus riders and 3:15 until 6:00 pm for children who are car riders.

The cost is $280 per month for 5 days / week. Child Care vouchers are accepted. If only Snow Day or Teacher Work Day care is needed, the cost is $30/day for the 2015-2016 school year. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis.

*At the discretion of the Director, we may permit enrollment of less than 5 days. There is limited availability for this arrangement.

Click here to download the printable Application.

"I wanted to say thank you for a great week at camp as Rennie's one-on-one assistant. It is hard to find quality child care and summer care in Asheville, and you are definitely providing an affordable and top-notch program for kids on our community. As a Kindergarten teacher for Asheville City Schools, I am delighted to find that the lessons of the classroom are continuing in your program in the summer and all year long. Throughout the week, your counselors have done an excellent job teaching the values of respect and responsibility. They have provided daily opportunities for writing experiences such as journals and letters to community leaders. I have been impressed with the expectations for high standards the staff has communicated to all the children in your program.

It is also easy to see that the staff has excellent rapport with parents, as I have seen some heart-warming interactions with families. Ms. Patricia and Ms. Elizabeth have made me feel so welcome in Group Three and have done an outstanding job in teaching the kids about celebrating differences. Rennie has Down's Syndrome, but the children and staff have embraced him as a peer and have interacted with him in ways that have touched my heart and soul. Once again, thank you for allowing me to share the week with you at the Summer Camp program. You are truly making a difference in the lives of children and families!"

Thanks to Our Funders
The School-Age Program is supported by the NC Dept. Health & Human Services Child and Adult Care Food Program, Wells Fargo Foundation, YWCA donors, and the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.

For more information, contact Katie Christie, Director of School Age Programs, by email at, or by calling 828-254-7206 x 111.