Christmas break for the school age child is just around the corner, which means the Mattoon Area Family YMCA’s Dynamite Days Out will be in session. The dates for Dynamite Days Out will be: Dec. 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 and Jan. 2 and 3. This program is perfect for the working parent looking for daycare during the break and also for the family looking to keep their kids active and among friends during the many days away from school.
Dynamite Days Out is held when Unit 2 schools are not in session and offers a fun, exciting, safe place for your children (ages 5-12) to go. Even if your child attends school in another school district, they may participate in this awesome day program that offers games, swimming, character development lessons, crafts and more. The environment for the program is welcoming, engaging and nurturing for each child in attendance.
Our YMCA staff will check your kids in as early as 6:30 a.m. each day with Dynamite Days Out available until 5:30 p.m. Parents are required to park and sign their kids into the program as well as out of the program upon pick up. Only individuals listed for pick up may leave with a child that is in this program. Prior to attending each child must have a 2017-2018 YMCA School Age Child Care packet on file and this is where parents may list anyone they wish to pick up their children. The packets are available at the Y welcome desk as well as on the Y’s website, www.mattoonymca.org.
Each day a child attends they should bring: two snacks, lunch, drinks or a water bottle, a swim suit and a towel. If your child is not swimming, other activities will be available.
The fee for Dynamite Days Out is $20 per day if pre-registered. Same day registration will be $25 per day. Registering early is helpful to our staff as they plan activities based on the number of kids they may expect each day. Payment is required prior to attending Dynamite Days Out, which is a CCR&R approved program. Billing and program questions may be directed to Kayla Spencer at 217-234-9494 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another Dynamite Day Out will be held on Jan. 15. Just as a reminder, Dynamite Days Out is available when Unit 2 Schools have a scheduled day out. This does not include closure days due to weather. Other School Age Child Care programs include our Before and After School program available at both Williams and Riddle Elementary Schools along with the Early Day Out program which is also held at the schools. Pricing for the programs held at the schools is available through the previously mentioned School Age Child Care packet.
The Mattoon YMCA has a wonderful selection of youth programs for 2018. Consider stopping to learn more about programs such as sports, fitness, swim lessons and our Hang Time program. The Mattoon YMCA is located at 221 N. 16th Street, Mattoon and focuses on programs in the areas of Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.