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YMCA Afterschool at University School Begins January 7th
Afterschool Care - YMCA to start January 7th, 2019

Dear Families,

We are pleased to announce that our partnership with the Kingsport YMCA has finally been approved. The YMCA will begin offering afterschool childcare from 3:00 until 5:30, at University School, beginning when we return from break on January 7th, 2019. I have attached a flyer with information.

There will be YMCA representatives at University School tomorrow, THURSDAY 12/13/18, from 4:15-6:00 (the flyer says Wed. Dec. 12, from 3:15-5:30, but that is incorrect) to answer questions and register children. I apologize for the late notice on this, but with the inclement weather and school closures, we were not sure when they would be able to come. If you are unable to come meet the representatives and register your child tomorrow, we will have registrations and payment information available in the office. Children must be registered and the payments information must be completed before they can attend afterschool with the YMCA. Starting January 7th, University School will no longer provide afterschool care.

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).

We will send registration and cost information in another email.

Please contact me or Dr. Penley if you have any questions!

Ariane Day


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

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 Global Scholars Program

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

Milligan Summer Camps

Diamond Direction Softball Camps Winter

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

USA Raft

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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