YMCA of the Sandhills

After School Care


The YMCA After School Program has been voted one of the TOP 3 programs in Cumberland County by readers of the Fayetteville Observer. All Y After School participants pay $49 per week. The program's design is open to students K-grade 5, inviting all students including homeschoolers. Participants receive a balanced program in a safe and fun environment for children to call home between the hours of 3:00pm-6:00pm. Children will be provided a healthy snack and homework time before they participate in value-based devotion, structured sports, crafts and games.

The Y's program cirriculum places a priority on developing social skills, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and teaching core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Financial assistance is always available to those of need in our community. Call the Y today for more information.

Program Details:

Fayetteville Branch YMCA (2717 Fort Bragg Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28303)

Hope Mills Branch YMCA (3910 Ellison Street Hope Mills, NC 28348)


5-12 years (children can be enrolled in Kindergarten - 5th grade for 2018/2019)


Drop Off by Parents begins at 3:30pm

Pick Up by Parents is from 4:30pm until 6:00pm

Family Value Member Fee: $49 weekly (transportation not included, scroll down for details)

Program Fee: $49 weekly (transportation not included, scroll down for details)

Non-Member Registration Fee: $35 per child (max of $50 per household)

We service the following elementary schools by providing transportation to the YMCA upon dismissal.

Fayetteville Branch

Hope Mills Branch

Van Story Elementary


Rockfish Elementary

Alma Easom Elementary


C. Wayne Collier Elementary

Margaret Willis Elementary


New Century

Montclair Elementary


Stoney Point

Morganton Road Elementary


Baldwin Elementary

William H Owen Elementary

Gallberry Elementary

Supply Semester Fee: Only $35 per semester, per child.

*Participants do not need to be transported by the YMCA to participate in After School Care


Open Doors

The YMCA is honored to offer a nurturing, safe and fun environment for all families in need. This scholarship is available only to discount the Family Value Membership fee or Non-Member program fees.

OPEN DOORS: Our year-round financial assistance program called "Open Doors" may be applied for at any YMCA branch by submitting the following documents for all household adults:

  • current year tax form (1040 or proof of non-filing)
  • two most recent paycheck stubs or unemployment award letter
  • verification of government assistance (SNAP benefits, housing subsidy, etc.)
  • verification of student loan/grant income
  • verification of other private assistance (community organizations, churches, etc.)


Registration is OPEN at Fayetteville and Hope Mills!

Partnering With the Community!

The YMCA and the Cape Fear Botanical Garden partner together to provide "Yoga in the Garden" every Wednesday evening at 6 PM. Classes take place at the Botanical Garden and are free to both YMCA and Botanical Garden members. Call (910) 486-0221 to register ahead of time.

Parents enjoy a night out while we watch the kids! A fun night for the kids that includes music, games, swimming, making new friends, pizza and more! Every THIRD SATURDAY at the Fayetteville Branch!

PREP Preschool Care at the HOPE MILLS Y BRANCH

8:30am- 12:00pm Monday ~ Friday, 2 1/2 - 5 years of age who are potty-trained. MEMBER cost: $39/week, Non-Member cost: $49/week. Registration Fee $35 per Non-Member. Program features ABeka, Montessori, sports-play, healthy snack, social skills, Bible Verses, monthly field trips and more. Contact us at 910-426-9622: Option 2 or PREP Lead, Ms. Rakia at: rakia.epps@ymcaofthesandhills.org

Supported by the UNITED WAY of Cumberland County