Before and After School Programs "Y-Club"

The YMCA of Western Stark County will be offering Before & After School programs at Perry Local's NEW Lohr and Watson Elementary schools. Central Stark YMCA will provide care at Southway. Registration starts first Monday of May.

The YMCA of Western Stark County offers Before & After School programs for Perry Local's Genoa, Knapp, Lohr, Pfeiffer & Watson Elementary students. Care for Genoa, Lohr and Watson students is provided in their elementary school. Knapp students ride Perry Local school busses from/to the Genoa site. Pfeiffer students attend the site that is in their home elementary school building. The YMCA of Central Stark will provide care for Whipple Heights.

The YMCA Before & After School Programs are state licensed and run Monday through Friday. The Before School Program is open as early as 6:30 am while the After School Program is open as late as 6:00 pm. Children in either program can participate in various physical activities as well as arts and crafts. Homework help and afternoon snack are also available.

Perry Registration Packet - Before & After School

We have 3 sites, one at Genoa, one at Watson and one at Lohr.

To register, download the registration packet, fill out the packet completely and bring the packet to the Massillon Family YMCA. Payment of the registration fee ($25) and the fees for the first week will be due at registration. Minimum of 48 hours notice is needed to start.
The YMCA's phone number is 330-837-5116.

School Days Off and Snow Days

When there's no school, planned or at the last minute, the Massillon Family YMCA and Towpath Trail YMCA are ready with fun and learning for all school age children. School Day Off and Snow Day Off programs are open from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm and include physical activities, sports, arts, crafts, and games. We even sneak some learning in there - but the kids never know because they are having too much fun. During their time at the YMCA, children need to pack a lunch and bring a swimsuit and towel if they want to swim. All children must wear socks and tennis shoes because we keep the children active either in the gym, gymnastics room or on the playground.

Planned days off require pre-registration so we may prepare for meals. Rates range $30-$40 per day depending on location and membership status.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available through the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and the YMCA. Through generous contributions to our Annual Campaign, no one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp can offer almost all of the benefits of traditional camp—new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — in rural and urban settings while allowing campers to return home each afternoon. YMCAs across the nation offer day camps for elementary children and some have offerings for those in preschool and teens.

Our Day Camp is a state licensed program run by qualified teachers and experienced staff. Day camp provides a wide variety of activities, learning opportunities, art projects, field trips, special themes and events, and so much more!

This year our summer program will be located at Perry High School (3737 13th St SW, Massillon).

Campers will be staying busy, physically active, and having lots of fun new experiences. Activities planned include swimming at the high school, walking to the park, making crafts, thematic weeks, community services projects, field trips, organized group games, summer reading program, in-house shows (e.g. reptiles or magic acts) and perhaps more. Monday through Friday 6:30am to 6:00pm. Lunch provided most days.

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