The Perfect Finish to Every 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.

2022-2023 Program Information

After School Program runs Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 6:00pm. We are asking families for a commitment of at least 2-day. You can register for as few as 2 days a week or as many as 5 days. Please complete the ASP Enrollment packet and email to jpowell@ymcamv.org


OPENS | Members, August 1 | Public, August 8

AGES | Kindergarten - 5th grade

DAYS/TIMES | Monday - Friday| 3:00 - 6:00pm


  • Normal Program Day
    Members | $24/day, Public | $28/day
  • Half day
    Members | $44/day, Public | $48/day
  • Vacation Day
    Members | $67/day, Public | $75/day

kindergarten orientation

The Y will provide 1/2 day care for the first two weeks of school (September 6th-9th AND September 12th-16th) for KINDERGARTNERS ONLY. Please select which days you will need in the right hand corner of the enrollment packet under Kindergarten Orientation.

  • Communicate your child’s Y schedule to their teacher so they know to put them on the correct bus.
  • Transportation by the Martha’s Vineyard Public School bus will be provided from all island schools. Busses will drop off at the front the Y after NOON dismissal the first two weeks of school.
  • Email Jessey to set up a Orientation Meeting BEFORE your child starts the program.
  • Pack your child’s lunch for the first two weeks of the program.
  • Please refer to the half day program rates above for cost


Bussing is available from school to the Y. Please contact your child's teacher about taking the bus to the Y once you are registered in the program!

Snack will be provided by the Y in the afternoon.

Partnership with families

Afterschool Program Family Handbook


Please print enrollment packet and either email completed packet to

jpowell@ymcamv.org or drop off at the front desk!

Afterschool Program Enrollment Packet


We have a calendar of activities that encourage creativity and provide new experiences that teach important lessons about community, character building, 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.

  1. MV Ice Arena
  2. Long Point Wildlife Refuge
  3. Barn, Bowl & Bistro
  4. Chappy
  5. Island Alpaca Farm
  6. Misty Meadow Equine Learning Center
  7. Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. The Farm Institute & 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. Ice Skating at the MV Ice Arena
  3. Sports like Gaga, Field Games, & Basketball on Y Campus
  4. Nature Hikes
  5. Yogamotion Classes in Y Fitness Center

Benefits of After School

  1. Licensed by the Department of Early Education & Care
  2. Financial Assistance available & third party subsidies accepted
  3. Daily snacks
  4. Monthly themed curriculum and activities, including homework assistance
  5. Practicing the core values of the YMCA, character building, and mindfullness


“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 —


Contact Us

Jessey Powell

Youth Program Director
jpowell@ymcamv.org | 508-696-7171 ext. 117

Group Exercise Schedule