A big problem for parents this year, is how to take care of their children when both parents still have to work? As area school districts announce hybrid and virtual learning plans, it's a real family struggle to figure out what to do. Those of us that have family living nearby are the lucky ones; there are plenty of families out there that DON'T have this opportunity. Luckily, our local YMCA is stepping up to the plate, to help out.


The St. Cloud Area Family YMCA is answering the plea and will be extending its school-age Day Camp program to include virtual learning days.

The YMCA program will operate from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Students in grades 3 through 6 will be welcomed Monday through Friday, with students in Kindergarten through second grade welcomed on Fridays.

Students will be able to do their homework, or participate in their virtual classes, as well as using all of the Y’s facilities, including the gymnasiums and pools. Additionally, other activities such as arts and crafts will be offered.

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The organizations schedule will mirror District 742, but students from all area districts are welcome.


If you would like to participate in the program, the cost will be $28 per day per child. Registration is now open. If you need more information, you can read all the details which are available by clicking here now, or by visiting www.SCYMCA.org.

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