Kidscape & Childwatch

Kidscape and Childwatch are services just for your family! We provide children with positive social experiences in a safe, Christian environment. These programs are dedicated to meeting the needs of children by providing an emotionally warm, safe and nurturing environment while parents work out or participate in other activities.

What’s New?

We are observing social distancing and limited capacity due to the COVID-19 risks. The Y will engage in social interaction with the children using arts, crafts and a few other items. Children are permitted to bring a snack, drink, small toy or electronic device. All items must be labeled with the child’s name. Refrigerators and microwaves will not be available. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property.

Current Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Reservations are required. Click here to make your reservations. Click here for step by step instructions. 

Two hour limit per day; one visit per day per child

Capacity: 4 infants (not potty trained) and 6 children (potty trained)

Cost: Free with a Family or Single Parent Family Membership, which is required

Ages:  6 weeks – 11 years

2020 Y Virtual Learning Academy

Y Virtual Learning Academy

Our Virtual Learning Academy will offer Wi-Fi access for participants to log into their virtual classrooms. Staff will support participants in completing their daily school work. After online instructions are complete, participants will enjoy the fun of camp-like activities such as sports, arts and crafts, games and nature walks.

We are taking precautions outlined by the CDC to ensure the health and safety of the staff and participants. Daily activities will reflect the Sumter School District’s schedule and be evaluated along with the districts plan every two weeks.

Time: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

One-time registration fee: $25

Weekly fee: $125/ members, $175/ potential members

$25 sibling discount

Grades: K – 8th

Registration starts Aug. 12

Meals and snacks will not be available through the Y.

Financial assistance is available.


Program Flyer

Parent Handbook

Teen and Youth Fitness


This program is a group lifting session led by a certified USA Weightlifting coach. Participants will work on learning proper lifting form while strengthening the body. At the end of each lifting session, the participants will then do either a cardio or core workout. If you are interested in joining, register to reserve your spot for the whole month. These classes are limited to 5 participants.