On most days when school is not in session, the YWCA Northern New Jersey runs a recreation program for school age children, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm at the Bethany Community Center, 605 Pascack Road, Washington Township.
This program provides full-day care with daily trips and activities supervised by staff from our Before & After School Programs.
Children do not need to be enrolled in our before and after school or camp, to attend this program. Advance registration is required for participation in each Vacation Day
Registration forms for each Vacation Day are available approximately 2 weeks prior to the day on our online Events Calendar and from Before & After School Site Supervisors.
For more information, contact Mary Agnello at 201-345-1914.
It is a full-day childcare program from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm run on select school days off. Advance registration is required for each day. The program consists of a field trip or in-house activity and organized recreational activities. Lunch may or may not be provided – please see the individual Vacation Day registration form for details.
All children must be dropped off between 7:30 am and 8:30 am. This is to ensure attendance, allow ample time to place children in their designated groups, allow for children to use the bathrooms, and to be sure that your child does not miss the bus. Please note: Children who are not at the program by 8:30 am and miss the bus are NOT allowed to be dropped off at an off-site trip.
Drop-off and pick-up are at the Bethany Community Center, 605 Pascack Road, Washington Township.
Upon arrival, please stop at the front desk and ask in what room the YWCA Vacation Day Program is located. Staff will direct you accordingly. Rooms may vary from morning drop-off to afternoon pick-up.
All children must be picked up by 6:30 pm. Children may be picked up once we return from a trip. Please note: Approximate return times are listed on the Vacation Day registration form. Don’t forget your photo identification for pick-up! Any child picked up after 6:30 pm will be subject to a $25 late fee per child.
The Vacation Day Program is staffed by Site Supervisors and Recreation Counselors from all of our Before & After School Programs. Time slots are divided among the staff based on enrollment, so it is likely your child will see the staff from their center most of the time.
The fee is $80 per child per day and includes full-day care from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, transportation, and admission to the scheduled event or activity. There is a $25 late fee for registrations received after the required deadline.
*Please check your child’s school calendar prior to registering as days off vary from district to district.