School Break Days
GROWING CONFIDENT AND CARING YOUTH
On most days Unit 5 schools are not scheduled to be in session, the YMCA will host a full day of activities from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM for children ages 5 through 12. Activities will include arts and crafts, structured games, swimming, group games, and free play. Children attending should bring gym shoes, a lunch, a swimsuit and towel. Participants of School Break Days must preregister at the YMCA. There will not be School Break Days on snow days or half days of school; only scheduled full days off.
- Provide a safe, nurturing, and structured environment
- Increase physical activity through sport, games, and aquatics
- Encourage creativity through art
- Enhance social interaction
Schools Break Day's at the Y are staffed by trained YMCA Before/After School Staff most of whom are Elementary Education majors attending Illinois State University. School's Out Days are held on the following days during the 2019-2020 school year:
October 14 & 25th
December 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th
January 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 20th
February 17th, 18th
March 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th
April 9th & 10th
Preregistration for School Break Days is required. To preregister, go to https://www.bnymca.org/programs/school-break-days/. All students must be registered for the program and for the specific day(s) in which they will attend. Registration will close 24 hours before the program date and is non-refundable.
Families with financial assistance or CCRRN: Please register your child for the School Break Days program, then contact Director of Youth Development, Sarah Tunall, with the specific date(s) you'd like your child to attend.
YMCA Members: $40/day
Prospective Members: $55/day
Winter Break (all 7 days): $270/member; $370/prospective member
Spring Break (all 5 days): $185/member; $260/prospective member
Click here for registration information
Click here for Parent Handbook
For more information, contact the Director of Youth Development, Sarah Tunall, at firstname.lastname@example.org.