A Great finish to every school day

The After-School Program is a family centered program that nurtures the whole child by inspiring academic success, healthy movement, and social and emotional development. We believe our kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. It makes for confident kids today & contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.


We have a calendar of activities that encourage creativity and provide new experiences that teach important lessons about community, characterbuilding, nutrition, and much more.

  1. Monthly themed curriculum & activities
  2. Free Play
  3. Outdoor Play
  4. Arts & Crafts
  5. STEM Activities
  6. Board games, puzzles and more!


Our curriculum incorporates activities that teach children about the world around us, including learning about helping out and giving back, and field trips to on and off-Island favorites!

  1. MV Ice Arena
  2. Long Point Wildlife Refuge, Property of The Trustees of the Reservations
  3. Barn, Bowl & Bistro
  4. Woods Hole Science Aquarium
  5. Island Alpaca Farm
  6. Strand Movie Theater
  7. Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon
  8. The Farm Institute, and more!


Fun, physical challenges and large motor and team building activities, keep students fit and healthy each day, setting them on a path to: developing healthy habits for life, reducing anxiety and stress, boosting self-esteem. Children participate in physical fitness activities each day, including swimming, basketball, large group games, yoga, zumba, and more!

  1. Recreational Swimming in Y Pool
  2. Yogamotion Classes Martha’s Vineyard in Y Group Exercise Studio
  3. Ice Skating at the MV Ice Arena
  4. Sports like Gaga Pit, Field Games, Basketball on Y Campus
  5. Dance like Zumba
  6. Fitness Classes in Y Fitness Center and StudioIncludes special classes taught by our trained fitness and aqua professionals, like our YMCA Certified Personal Trainers, Swim Instructors, and Group Exercise Instructors.


Normal Program Day: Members: $20, Non-members: $23
Half Day: Members: $37, Non-member: $42
Vacation Day: Members: $58, Non-member: $66

After School Schedule

Options Monday - Friday, school dismissal to 6:00 pm 1-5 day options available Care provided on vacation & in-service days

Parent Portal Downloads

Parent Portal Login
Parent Information Packet
Family Handbook & Healthcare Policy
2018-2019 Program Calendar
2018-2019 Half-Day Program Calendar
Enrollment Form

Financial Aid

Y FOR ALL – We don’t turn anyone away due to affordability. Lower rates available based on financial need through our Financial Assistance Program.


Vacation Camp

When school is out the Y is in! Our staff have a fun-filled day planned for your child, with swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and field trips. Open to all students in grades K-5, enrollment in the After-School Program not required. Half and full day programs are available are run in conjunction with the school calendar.

Winter Break: 12/27, 12/28, 12/31
February Break: 2/25-3/1
April Break: 4/15-4/19

Hours: 12:30-6:00pm.
Fees: Member $37; Non-member $42.

Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm.
Fees: Member $58; Non-member $66.

Register by: 1 week prior to program date, on a first come first serve basis.

registration form


“I love playing with all my friends & I like all the teachers in the After-School Program at the Y.”

— Ava, age 8 —

“If I could describe the Y After-School Program in 3 words they would be: fun, happy, and caring.”

— Martina, age 8 —

“I enjoy my time in the After-School Program doing arts and crafts. I feel safe here.”

— Stella, Age 8 —



Have also collaborated with Island artists, musicians, and art organizations including Featherstone and Althea Designs

Kids Yogamotion
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary - Mass Audubon
The Trustees of Reservations
The Farm Institute, The Trustees
Island Alpaca Farm
Martha's Vineyard Ice Arena
Woods Hole Science Aquarium
Martha's Vineyard Public School
Martha's Vineyard Charter Schools
Martha's Vineyard Community Services
Island Wide Youth Collaborative (IWYC)
Island Grown Initiative
Island Elderly Housing


Administrator of Program
PHONE 508-696-7171 ext. 117
EMAIL tdinkel@ymcamv.org