We understand the conflicts working families face, so we are here to provide programs to ensure your child has a safe space to hang out.  Our After School Program, Thanksgiving Camp, Christmas Camp, Spring Break Camp, and Summer Day Camp all ensure that your child never has to be home alone.  While being cared for by qualified staff, your child will develop confidence, character, and other important traits that set the stage for future success in school and later in life.  


When your child spends time in the Y After School Program, they are not returning to an empty house unsupervised.  They are continuing their development in a safe and fun environment.  Children enrolled will receive help with homework, participate in activities, and receive an afternoon snack.

This program operates at select schools directly after a normal full day of public school from 2:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Kids will find this a safe place to hang out with their friends and interact in many different activities with Y staff, trainers, and instructors.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided

The program’s start and end dates will be based on school district dates over the Thanksgiving Holiday Break. 




Operating out of the Joplin Family Y, we offer a fun, safe, and educational place for your child to spend Winter Break!  While in our program, your child will build social skills and participate in health and fitness activities, cultural presentations, swimming, arts and crafts, and other fun-filled activities.

Breakfast, lunch, & snacks provided.

The program’s start and end dates will be based on school district dates.

Camp Hours: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Good fun in good hands! School might be out, but the Y is in!  Kids can join us for their Spring Break for a fun-filled week of scheduled events!

Breakfast, lunch, & snacks provided.

Our Schedule runs simultaneously with the Joplin School District Calendar

Camp Hours:  7 a.m. – 6 p.m.


The YMCA is just a starting line.  It’s the out of school work hustle, an afterschool home, a section of our community, a corner to call your own.  

We understand the difficulties working families face and strive to give them peace of mind when it comes to quality programming for their children.  

We offer safe spaces for school children ages 5-12 where they can spend quality time with friends and instructors.  

  For more information about our School Age Services Programs, please email us at [email protected]


The Y believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Summer Day Camp provides kids with a safe, familiar, and fun-filled environment to help build confidence, develop skills and make lasting friendships and memories. Campers participate in various activities where they build self-esteem, challenge themselves and learn new skills.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided.

Camp Hours:  7 a.m. – 6 p.m.