Learning, Growing, and Thriving at the Y

School ProgramsWe believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life. Because of the Y community, kids are taking more interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, kids learn their ABC’s, learn to share, learn about sportsmanship, and most importantly, learn how to be themselves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Before and After-school Programs

The Capital District YMCA partners with local school districts to provide affordable and enriching programming for children before and after-school at the Greenbush YMCA as well as the Van Rensselaer Elementary school. Both programs offer a healthy and nutritious snack daily, children can complete homework and are free to choose centers if they do not have homework to complete.  At the Greenbush YMCA program, the pool is utilized and children enjoy bi-weekly visits to the Library and Hawthorne Ridge.  Additionally, we provide children with the opportunity to get active and enjoy gym or outside play weather permitting.  Both programs create an enriching and fun environment that help foster children to grow, learn, and thrive!

Check out our Y after-school children visiting Hawthorne Ridge:

Greenbush YMCA
20 Community Way
East Greenbush, 12061

Van Rensselaer Elementary
25 Van Rensselaer Drive
Rensselaer, 12144

Download a PDF registration form.

Register Online

Before and
Member Rate
Non-Member Rate
AM Care Full Time
7:00am – Bus Pickup
$120 $150
AM Care Part Time
7:00am – Bus Pickup
Up to 3 days a week
$90 $120
PM Care Full Time
Dismissal – 6pm
$180 $260
PM Care Full Time
Dismissal – 6pm
$140 $200

Summer Camp

This summer, look for new games and activities and a greater variety of trips! Plus! Extended swimming lessons and swim time, more archery, new Specialty Camps. Learn More

Vacation Club

YMCA Vacation Clubs offer children a place to go during school breaks. Click here for pricing and a registration form.

Snow Days

Download a registration form.

For more information call 518.477.2570.