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After School Program (Serving Grades K-7)

Enroll your child in our after school program today! Youth will join old and new friends for supervised activities from 3-6 p.m. on regular school days.  Weekly activities include arts/crafts, gym games, swimming, outside play (weather permitting), character building activities, performance arts, and homework time. Healthy snacks are included in your daily registration fee.  



2023-2024 After School Care Enrollment & Registration   



Transportation Information

Lowell, Harrison, Garfield, Riverside, and Discovery Woods

ISD 181 transportation is provided from school to the Brainerd YMCA (Pine & 7th) where our Y staff will meet them off the bus. A bus pass through ISD181 is required. ISD 181 only allows one evening bus stop per child. 

Baxter Elementary

The YMCA shuttle picks the children up from Baxter Elementary, and brings them to the YMCA. 

Forestview Middle School

The YMCA shuttle picks the children up from Forestview North Loop, and brings them to the YMCA.


Minimum of a 4 day a week registration. $50 nonrefundable registration fee

5 day a week registration: $55 a week for YMCA Members/$65 a week for Community Members

4 day a week registration: $48 a week for YMCA Members/$56 a week for Community Members



Hours of Operation

Follows Brainerd's School Calendar (ISD 181),  Monday through Friday on regular scheduled school days from 3-6pm. 

School Break Days Off - Full Day Care Options

The YMCA does run full day care based on ISD181 school break days. Care is offered from 7am-6pm at the Brainerd YMCA. 

Care is available on: TBD 2023-2024 School Year