Childcare & Camps

A Path with a Purpose

The YMCA of Greater Houston is taking all measures possible to keep kids safe and healthy. Specific information COVID-19 safety guidelines can be found on each program page. Learn More

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The Y offers youth a path with a purpose. From early childhood to their teen years and beyond.

The destination? A well-balanced adult with character, ambition and social skills. The Y’s life programs are designed to better prepare youth for their future with skills, confidence and social awareness that is needed to thrive on their path into adulthood.

Infant to Teen

Your child’s full potential is here.

The Y offers more than just programs, each is a step along a journey to being a competent, confident, connected, compassionate adult with high character that contributes to their community.

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Infants and Toddlers

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Preschool

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Enriching Programs for kids and teens

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

YMCA CHILDREN’S ACADEMY

SUMMER CAMP

TEEN CAMP

HOLIDAY CAMP

YMCA CAMP CULLEN

The YMCA of Greater Houston provides after-school activities, infant and preschool education, camps for every stage of life. Our programs are more than just an after school or summer activity. Together, they become a pathway toward being a successful, well-balanced adult- to aim higher and expect more of themselves and to reach their ultimate potential. Let your child discover their full potential at the Y.

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Enriching Programs for Kids and Teens

The YMCA of Greater Houston provides after school activities, infant and preschool education and camps for every stage of life. Our programs are more than just an after school or summer activity. Together, they become a pathway toward being a successful, well-balanced adult- to aim higher and expect more of themselves and to reach their ultimate potential. Let your child discover their full potential at the Y.

See All Programs
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
YMCA CHILDREN’S ACADEMY
SUMMER CAMP
TEEN CAMP
HOLIDAY CAMP
YMCA CAMP CULLEN

View the benefits of our Child Watch program available while you utilize the Y.

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Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool

Programs at the Y Children’s Academy are the first step down the path of educational progression at the Y. Early care activities are designed to meet the growth and developmental needs of each child through The Creative Curriculum (R), a research based, state approved teaching strategy. Starting at the infant level, youth are introduced to daily instruction that focuses on routines and experiences that grows with them, increasing their kindergarten readiness and promoting social-emotional development.

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Before and After School

Before and after school hours shape the rest of your kids lives. At the Y, the school year out of school time programs are more than a place to go- they provide a path with a purpose. The YMCA of Greater Houston provides safe, quality and affordable programs at over 200+ sites across Houston in over 25 school districts and charter schools. Most Y After School programs are offered on-site at your child’s school, making drop off and pickup convenient for parents.

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YMCA Camp Cullen

Whether kids are coming for a week in summer or as a family during the school year, camp is for trying new things, creating memories and having a blast! From horseback riding and climbing towers to arts and crafts, water sports and zip lines, there’s something for everyone. Camp Cullen cabins and facilities are state of the art. Your camper and your family will be comfortable in our roomy cabins. Check out all the ways that you can escape to the woods and enjoy quality time and epic experiences at YMCA Camp Cullen.

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Whether kids are coming for a week in summer or as a family during the school year, camp is for trying new things, creating memories and having a blast! From horseback riding and climbing towers to arts and crafts, water sports and zip lines, there’s something for everyone. Camp Cullen cabins and facilities are state of the art. Your camper and your family will be comfortable in our roomy cabins. Check out all the ways that you can escape to the woods and enjoy quality time and new experiences at YMCA Camp Cullen.

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Upcoming Events

September 2-5, 2022

Labor Day Camp at YMCA Camp Cullen

Join us for a fun weekend family getaway at YMCA Camp Cullen. Spend quality time with your family in a peaceful outdoor setting, complete with private, cozy accommodations, delicious meals, and fun family camping activities for all ages. It will be a trip that allows for the creation of memories that will last a lifetime. Family camp is also great for those parents who are interested in sending their children to a traditional session at camp. What better way to check out the facilities and activities, and get them excited about coming back! They’ll never want to leave.

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Offered each Fall and Spring

Horseback Riding Clubs and Lessons at YMCA Camp Cullen

Saddle up and ride all year long at YMCA Camp Cullen! From beginner to expert, we offer many opportunities for horseback riders of all ages to spend time with our herd and enjoy our state-of-the-art equestrian center. Learn more today!

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First session of Summer Day Camp begins – May 31

No one does camp like the Y! Offered at locations all around the Houston area, YMCA summer day camp participants will MAKE THEIR MARK while having a blast in a safe, enriching environment, surrounded by positive role models. Our focus on achievement, relationships and belonging will help your child make new friends, develop independence and try new things.

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First Afterschool Program begins – August 8

The Y makes the most of your child’s after school time by offering active learning opportunities designed to engage and expand young minds. Housed in local schools, YMCA After School Care gives your child the opportunity to participate in active play and collaborate on fun projects. But YMCA After School programs are more than child care. They offer a path with a purpose. Students engage in a variety of structured activities that promote positive social interactions, indoor and outdoor play and reinforce academic learning concepts, as well as lessons in empathy, inclusion and service learning.

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Be Why Lives in Your Community Change.

The YMCA of Greater Houston is hiring. Apply now!

Assist with providing quality care in childcare and camp settings by teaching values, ensuring safety and facilitating structured play and educational activities. Make an impact by providing a quality experience to children and families that focuses on ensuring that youth feel successful and thrive.

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Important Information on Keeping Your Kids Safe

The YMCA of Greater Houston is committed to keeping our participants and staff safe and healthy.

YMCA Camp and Childcare programs will continue to follow school district, state and county guidelines. We continue to have increased cleaning and disinfecting processes throughout the day.