Kidscape is a drop-in child watch service just for your family! We provide children with positive social experiences in a safe, Christian environment. The Sumter Family YMCA’S Kidscape program is 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 to Kidscape?

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: 8 children

Cost: Free with a Family Membership, which is required, in order to participate in our Kidscape Programs.

Ages: 3 – 11 years (must be potty trained)

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