Welcome to the Tillamook County Family Youth Development Programs! All of our licensed Y Youth Development Programs are geared to help your child grow into strong, confident, and caring young people. Caring, well-trained staff have been providing care for children in our community since 1948. We offer care for children and youth in Preschool through sixth grade. Children must be 3 years of age and potty-trained in order to enter our licensed childcare programs. Swimming, play, team building, field trips, and healthy snacks are all a part of your child’s experience here at the YMCA.
These programs provide the following benefits for parents and children:
- Supervision of children during non-school hours.
- Well-trained staff who are carefully screened and receive on-going training.
- USDA approved supper as children arrive from the bus system
- Fun, age-appropriate activities.
- Option of attending one day a week to five days a week.
- Contact for children with adults who listen to and respect children.
- A safe place when school is not in session.
- Participating in fun activities with a group of friends.
- Field trips
- Free Swim Friday’s (Ages 7& up) and Mini-Swim Friday’s (Ages 3-6)
What We Offer
In addition to our Before and After School Program, the Tillamook YMCA provides care for children during In-Service Days, Winter Break, Spring Break, Fall Break, and Summer Camp! Make sure to check out all the fun camps we offer throughout the year by contacting the child care director or the welcome center and inquiring about upcoming events.
After School Care: Preschool – Sixth Grade
Hours of Operation: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This is an after school program for your kids. Families can choose the days children will attend. Bus transportation is arranged through Tillamook School District No. 9. Daily activities include arts and crafts, a variety of indoor and outdoor sports, activities and games, and Mini-Swim on Friday’s. Homework time and homework assistance will be available. USDA approved meals will be served from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
After School Daily Schedule
3:15 – 3:45 Arrival from bus system and Afternoon USDA Approved Snack
3:45 – 4:00 Reading Time
4:00 – 4:30 Gym/ Outdoor Play Area/ Liberty Elementary Playground
4:30 – 5:00 Afternoon Craft Time
5:00 – 6:00 Activity Tables
No School Day Care: Preschool-Sixth Grade
Hours of Operation: 7:15 am – 6:00 pm
We are open all Tillamook no school days. No School Days and Camps are not included in your monthly tuition for our After School Program. Please keep in mind that we operate on a first come first serve basis, so make sure to keep your eyes open for registration forms for the following No School Days and Camps.
- October 12: In-Service Day
- October 31 – November 2: Fun Fall Day’s Camp
- December 3: Workday
- December 20 – 21 & 26 – 28: Holly Day’s Camp
- January 21: Martin Luther King Jr Day
- February 15 & 18: Presidents Day / In-service day
- March 22 & 25 – 29: Spring Break Camp
Before School Care: Preschool -Sixth Grade
Hours of Operation: 7:15 am – 9:00 am
Before School Care is offered Monday Mornings Only from 7:15 am to 9:00 am. Children will be picked up between 7:45 am and 8:15 am by Tillamook School District 9 Bus System and be transported to either East Elementary School or South Prairie Elementary School. Children who attend Liberty will be escorted by foot with a childcare staff member at 9:00 am.
Summer Day Camp
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Register your child at the Y for Summer Day Camp! All day programming for your kiddos! Themed weeks provide a great experience for your child while keeping them engaged and inspired.
Summer Adventure Camp
YMCA CAMP MAKUALA is a overnight summer camp nestled on 13 acres, up the Trask River near the Tillamook State Forrest. Home to campers entering the 3rd to 8th grade, YMCA CAMP MAKUALA provides the perfect setting for learning, growth, and fun! With a wide variety of activities based on our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility campers gain skills and confidence to propel them forward in life.
Summer 2019 information coming soon!
Contact Ryan for more information.