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YMCA Afterschool Care Approved - Begins Monday, January 14th



Dear Families,


The licensing for YMCA afterschool care at University School has been approved and they are starting today!  They will be in the two learning cottages behind the main school building and their phone number is (423) 341-6925.

Children must be registered and the payments information must be completed before they can attend afterschool with the YMCA. We have registrations and payment information available in the office and they are also available to print above.  

  • Turn in the completed registrations and payment agreement form to the office before your child attends afterschool. (If you want to pay through your checking account, please attach a voided check. If you are paying by credit or debit card, someone from the YMCA will contact you to get your payment information.) The YMCA requires you to commit on the days that you want your child to attend.  This is important for them for staffing reasons. For example, if you sign up for Mondays and Wednesdays, you will be charged for those days whether your child attends or not. 
  • Continue to notify your child's teacher on the days they are attending afterschool.
  • The YMCA offers childcare to children from Kindergarten to 8th grade.  Any students in those grades who do not get picked up at dismissal need to attend afterschool childcare with the YMCA where they will be supervised until they are picked up (unless they are staying for a school sponsored afterschool activity with a teacher or coach).

Please contact Mrs. Day or Dr. Penley if you have any questions.


 Printable Financial Information/Application for Financial Assistance

YMCA Financial Information



Summer / Intersession / After-school Opportunities

Listed below are links for a wide variety of  courses, camps, places to visit and etc. that some of our students enjoy participating in during breaks .....

Driver's Education 

Emory & Henry Pre-Health Camp

Summer Volunteers Needed for Kids Club

Duke Summer Opportunities

UChicago: Summer's Hot Spot

Boston University Summer Journalism Institute

Milligan Summer CampsCamps include computer science, digital media, engineering, and nursing

Summer Discovery - Summer Discovery is a pre-college enrichment program for high school and middle school students that combines academics with fun, activities, and sports. Students experience college life while gaining independence, self-confidence, and social skills. Courses are taught by university faculty and students live on campus, exploring university towns for a robust, complete pre-college summer experience.

UGA Summer VetCAMP Program

The Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host summer engineering programs for high school students during the summer of 2019.  See Program Website for more information.

Duke Summer Session for High School Students

Notre Dame Pre-College Summer 2019 Programs

Niswonger and ETSU Sponsored 2018 Technology and Code Summer Camps

Gatton Pharmacy Footprints Camp on June 4 - 6, 2018

Hands-On Summer Medical Programs Georgetown University

Tomorrow's Engineers Today - March 3, 2018

University of Dayton - ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 – June 17-29

University of Dayton - LEADERSHIP 101 – June 17-29

Duke Summer Session

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs

Yale Young African Scholars Program

Brittney Ezell's Future Buccaneer Camp

Boys & Girls clubs 

Gray Fossil Site Summer Camp

Little Buccaneers

ETSU Renaissance Child Programs

ETSU College of Arts and Sciences Camps, Festivals & Institutes

Tennessee Governor's Schools

Mary B. Martin School of the Arts

University of Tennessee Summer Camps

Carson Newman Summer Camp

Lee University Summer Music Camp

Camp Broadway

Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium

ETSU Planetarium

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Hands On! Regional Museum

Rocky Mount Museum

Tipton Haynes State Historic Site

Roan Mountain State Park

Reece Museum

Mountain Music Museum

Carter Family Fold

Niswonger Performing Arts Center

Johnson City Community Theatre

Jonesborough Community Repertory Theatre

Barter Theatre

International Storytelling Center

Lamplight Theatre

Blue Moon Dinner Theatre

AMC Cinemas

Real to Reel Theatre

Slocumb Galleries

Tanasi Arts & Heritage Center

William King Museum of Art


Tennessee Public Libraries

ETSU Athletics

Johnson City Cardinals Baseball

Elizabethton Twins Baseball

Kingsport Mets Baseball

Tennessee State Parks

Tweetsie Trail

Virginia Creeper Trail

Appalachian Trail

Erwin Linear Trail

Pinnacle Tower Trail

Beech Mountain

Sugar Mountain

Bristol Caverns

Watauga Kayak

Nolichucky Whitewater

TVA Lakes

Erwin National Fish Hatchery

Navitat - Zipline


Doe River Gorge

Long View Ranch

Pathfinders Youth Camp

Ta-Pa-Win-Go Summer Camp

Appalachian Camp

Holston Camp & Retreat Center

Bristol Motor Speedway

Bright's Zoo

Briarwood Ranch Safari Park

Horseback Riding


Kingsport Aquatic Center

Wetlands Water Park

Just Jump Trampoline Park

Wallabies Indoor Play Center

Tennessee Skateparks

Holiday Lanes Bowling Center

Visit Johnson City

Visit Jonesborough

Visit Elizabethton

Visit Kingsport

Visit Bristol

Visit Erwin

Visit Unicoi

Visit Greeneville

Appalachian Treks Informational Blog

Go Tri Cities Network

Volunteer at a non-profit organization!

Have an idea for us to add to the above list?  Email

Please note that none of the above are recommended or endorsed by University School.  These are simply places where some of our students have had fun on their own during breaks....

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