The YMCA of Okanagan plans to provide child care to essential service workers in Kelowna and Penticton. Learn more

Our charity is responding to COVID-19 including temporarily closing all YMCA recreation facilities during this time. Child care, virtual early years community services and career development services will continue to run. The most recent information can be found at

We understand how important it is for children to have a safe, engaging place to go before and after school. Whether morning or afternoon, qualified leaders will keep your child happy, nourished and active with healthy snacks, outdoor play, homework time, field trips, social skill-building games, arts, crafts and more.

Our YMCA: A Place to Connect curriculum brings a standard, high-quality approach to how we deliver before and after school care programs for children 5–12 years old.

Before School Care

The YMCA of Okanagan understands how important it is to start the day off right, that’s why we offer Before School Care. Qualified Leaders will help your child start the morning the best way possible, with games and activities, gym time, quiet reading and breakfast if they’re hungry. YMCA staff develop a special relationship with each child, helping them develop new physical,...

After School Care

YMCA After School Care is the most enriching place for children to be after school. Children will engage in activities that are fun, active and different from what they experience during the school day. YMCA staff develop a special relationship with each child, helping them develop new physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills in a caring, nurturing environment. YMCA Before School Care...