During the online learning model adopted by area schools in the Fall 2020 semester, our regular scheduled after school programs are cancelled.  To help serve a need in our community and working closely with area schools, the YMCA of the Palouse is offering Weekly Academic Camps with limited enrollment. The program will start August 24th and run until schools can safely return to in-person instruction for youth in grades Kindergarten - 5.  The academic structured Camp will be located at Gladish Community Center and will follow Washington State Department of Health guildlines for COVID-19 to minimize the risk for our staff and youth participants.

See below for details...
AGES: 5 years old in Kindergarten through 5th Grade

$200 | Full Week of Cam
$145 | Full Week of Half Days (< 4 hrs per day)
$135 | Part Time Week (3 days)
$47   | Daily Drop-in Rate (Y-Member)
$57   | Daily Drop-in Rate (Non Y-Member)

$5 Per Day, Per Child


Call the YMCA at (509) 332-3524 or email info@palouseymca.org for more information.

About the Fall 2020 Semester Academic Camp
Our 2020 Fall Semester Academic Camp operates from August 24th until schools can safely return to in-person instruction. This weekly full day program will follow necessary social distancing and health guidelines (to include mandatory face coverings) for the safety of our staff and program participants.  Youth must be between the ages of 5 entering Kindergarten to 12 to register.  We will be working closely with area school to provide an academic structured program to help with online learning requirements and school assignements as well as a diverse program to include STEM learning, art, physical activities, and more! This program is offered from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily, at Gladish Community Center. Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are limiting enrollment to a max of 45 youth to include 15 in the K-1 grade group, 15 in the 2-3 grade group, and 15 in the 4-5 grade group.  We will be following health and safety guidelines as outlined in our 2020 Fall Semester Academic Camp Parent Handbook.  Priority for enrollment will go to full-time care on a first come first served bases. Part-time and daily drop-in options will also be offered as available.  Payment or credit is required upfront to secure a spot.  Once full, we will start a waiting list.  To be placed on the waiting list requires at least a 1 full-time week payment (that is fully refundable if spots do not open). Also available is the option for early drop/late pick-up from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM for $5 per day.

The Y Program Staff
At the Y, we believe the values and skills your child learns early on are the most vital building blocks for quality of life and their continued success. That’s why each and every Y program is staffed with people who have a background and experience in working with children and who understand the cognitive, physical and social development they need. Our staff consists of a Site Director and and Program Assistants who not only possess the knowledge but also the experience in working with children from all backgrounds and walks of life. Staff members are required to have a cleared background check, and CPR/First Aid training to ensure your child is in the best care possible. Our caring staff works hard to ensure children are not only in a safe and caring environment, but they work hard to keep them connected and supported in trying new things as well as demonstrating a caring nature and using positive reinforcement to build your child up. Most importantly, our staff help children learn how to be their best selves. At the Y we feel that makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. To learn more about us, click here!
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA)
Our programs align with standards initiated by YMCA of the USA for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA), which focuses on healthy food options, physical activities, limits screen time and offers information to families about healthy lifestyle choices. Snack is provided by the Y and served in the morning and afternoon.  Please note, with the exception of those who qualify for free and reduced lunch, the Pullman School District will provide lunch, otherwise youth will be required to bring their own sack lunch or parents can fill out a Subway order at check in for $6.50 wich includes a sandwitch, side, and drink.

Financial Assistance
At the Y we believe every child, regardless of financial restraints, deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. So, the Y also offers Financial Assistance for our programs. Even if you don't qualify for DSHS or state subsidies, you may still qualify for our Financial Assistance package! Please see our Financial Assistance page for more information.

Annual Family Membership Fee
When you sign your child up for one of our programs, you're becoming part of something much deeper than a pool and more active than any gym. Your Annual Family Membership fees are applicable for the entire family across all Y programs and that membership is good for one calendar year. The Annual Family Membership fees are $50.


Certificate of Immunization Form
2020 Fall Semester Academic Camp Parent Handbook
Fall Semester Day Camp Registration Form