Saratoga Springs Branch

School Age/Childcare

Each student must be a Youth or Family member.

  • Youth Membership: $19/month
  • Family Membership: $79/month

Either of these memberships allows your child to also participate in other YMCA programs for free, or at a lower member rate, and use facilities.

B.A.S.E. Program
(Kindergarten-Fifth Grade)
A morning and afternoon program for children to learn, grow and thrive. This NYS licensed program engages Kindergarten through Fifth grade students in fun, social play. Children are empowered through indoor/outdoor activities, creative arts, homework help, large and small group games. This program provides you, the working parent, with a sense of comfort and security.

Locations are as follows:
  Caroline Street Elementary-AM & PM
  Dorothy Nolan Elementary-AM & PM
  Lake Avenue Elementary-AM & PM
  Malta Branch
   (serving all Ballston Spa Elementary Schools)
  Saratoga Springs Branch
   (serving all Saratoga Springs Elementary Schools)-AM & PM
  Wood Road Elementary
   (serving all Ballston Spa Elementary Schools) –AM & PM
  Greenfield Elementary–AM & PM

  Full 2018-2019 School Year
  Monday- Friday, 7:00-9:15 am & 3:00-6:00 pm
  AM Only-$199/Month
  PM Only-$245/Month
  AM & PM-$367/Month
  Instructors: Each site is staffed at a 1:10 ratio

For more information, please contact Whitney Landis 583–9622, ext. 110 or and Jerod Keech 583-9622, ext. 148 or

(Fifth-Seventh Grade)
An afternoon program designed to engage students in a fun and social environment. This NYS licensed program seeks to inspire personal responsibility through homework assistance and health and well being activities.
  Saratoga Springs Branch-PM Care
  Full 2018-2019 School Year
  Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00 pm
  $199/month. PM only
  Instructors: Each site is staffed at a 1:10 ratio

A School Holiday program, providing all School Age Y members in kindergarten – seventh grade an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each child has an opportunity to participate in active play both in the pool and gym. In addition, the children will be engaged in small and large group activities. This program is popular; registration is available on a first come, first serve basis. This is not a drop-in program.



Note: Classes, dates, times and pricing are subject to change without notice. To verify information, please contact the Saratoga Springs Branch at 518-583-9622 or visit our website at For the following programs, reservations are closed 48 hours prior and space is limited. For more information, please contact Kristi Savage at 583-9622, ext. 123 or at Parent or child must be member of the SRYMCA.

Parent’s Night Out I (1-10 years)
Parent’s Night Out is an opportunity for parents to have a Saturday night out! Bring back date night, ladies or guys night out, or movie night. Every Parent’s Night Out, we will be serving pizza, snack size fruit and/or vegetables for older children and a drink. If you pack P.J.’s, we will gladly dress your child before pick-up. Children will enjoy games, crafts and play. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Max. 30

Is your child always making a mess? Sign them up for Sloppy Saturday! Children like to make messes while enjoying sensory stimulating activities. Be sure to dress in clothes that are ok to get sloppy. Children will engage in messy sensory play or crafts; have free play in our bounce houses, pizza and a snack. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Cancellations must be made 3 days in advance for refund. Max: 2

Drop & Shop (1-10 years)
Are your children bored with shopping? Bring them to our mid-day program while mom and dad run errands, do their weekly grocery shopping, or visit the shops downtown! Children will enjoy free play, and crafts. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Max: 7


Saratoga Regional YMCA is offering this American Red Cross certified course which includes all materials and their certification.  Participants are encouraged to volunteer for 6 hours in the KidzCare Rooms at the Saratoga Springs or Wilton Branches.  Registration at the Member Service Desk is required.  Registration closes 48 hours prior to class date. Bring a bag lunch. 

Black Friday Drop and Shop is an opportunity to get those Black Friday deals while your children are in a safe environment and having fun! Children will enjoy crafts, games and free play. Breakfast and snack will be served while parents are out shopping. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Space is limited. 

Bring your little elves to the Saratoga Branch to make two take home gifts. We will provide play time, snack and two gifts that they will make themselves. This is also a great time for you to catch up on your holiday shopping while your children make their own gifts to give. Please register at the Member Service Desk. Reservations are closed 48 hours prior. Space is limited. Max. 21

Whitney Landis, School Age Director, 518-583-9622, ext. 110
Jerod Keech, School Age Assistant Director, 518-583-9622, ext. 148
Chris Defibaugh, Saratoga Springs Branch Executive Director, 518-583-9622, ext. 118

For more information, please contact Kristi Savage at 518-583-9622, ext. 123 or at

For a full list of BASE and childcare options, please visit our program guide.

program guide