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After School Program (Serving Grades K-8)

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. Advance registration is required.

Please contact Jessica Erickson with any questions at


Required Enrollment Forms                                     Daily Registration Link



Transportation Information

Lowell, Harrison, Garfield, Riverside, and Forestview 

ISD 181 transportation is provided from school to 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. 


The YMCA shuttle picks the children up from Baxter Elementary, and brings them to the YMCA. To get on the Baxter bus list to the YMCA you need prior approval from the Program Director Jessica Erickson at


Minimum of a 3 day a week registration. 

5 day a week registration: $50 a week for YMCA Members/$55 a week for Community Members

4 day a week registration: $44 a week for YMCA Members/$48 a week for Community Members

3 day a week registration: $36 a week for YMCA Members/$39 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. 

After School Menu

Monday:  Milk, beef stick, cheese, fruit, vegetable, and crackers.

Tuesday: Milk, sandwich, fruit, and vegetable.

Wednesday: Milk, seeds, yogurt, fruit, vegetable, and crackers.

Thursday: Milk, beef stick, cheese, fruit, vegetable, and crackers.

Friday: Milk, sandwich, fruit, and vegetable.

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 YMCA. 

Care is available on: Jan 17th, Feb 18th & 21st, March 4th, March 14th-17th, and April 15th

Care is not available/closed on: March 18th & May 30th, 2022

Rates for School Break Days: $35 per day for YMCA Members/$40 per day for Community Members

School Break Care