Registration for the waitlist is now OPEN! We will accept your child in the order it is received according to our waitlist. Once your child has secured a spot in our program, you will get an email confirmation and a deposit will be required.




At the Cambridge YMCA After School Program, children have many opportunities to grow and discover new hobbies and interests. Children have access to a wide range of enrichment and educational activities including arts and crafts, swimming lessons, gym time, and other classroom activities.

Children are also offered a quiet, supervised space specifically for completing homework. Snack is given daily and full-day care is available during February and April Vacations. The Cambridge YMCA After School is fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.


Enrollment: If you are interested in enrolling in our After School Program, sign up here

Hours of operation: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Mon – Fri)

Payment: $675/month**

**effective 9/1/24, tuition rates will increase to $700/month

Vouchers and limited Financial Assistance is available

Daily Schedule

2:00 – 3:00: Arrival and Free Play

3:00 – 3:45: Snack / Homework Time

3:45 – 4:30: Teacher Activity

4:30 – 5:15: Gym / Swimming

5:15 – 5:45: Choices

5:45 – 6:00: Closing Activities/Dismissal

Weekly Agenda

  • Cooking
  • Arts and crafts
  • STEM
  • Theater/Improv
  • Gym
  • Swimming

Healthy Body and Mind

Our goal at the YMCA has always been to create a space for healthy youth development. We encourage children to stay active both physically and mentally and to take care of themselves. We promote positive mindsets, healthy eating, and active bodies.