• School Release Day and Holiday Care
  • For students currently in Kindergarten – grade 6
  • Questions? Call 612-230-9622 


When school is out, the Y is in! The Emma B. Howe Y offers a full-day recreational program for school age children available during school release days and vacation breaks.

Our program creates a safe, fun-filled environment where school age kids actively stretch their mind and body. Through age-appropriate activities, arts and crafts, group games, sports and field trips, kids learn about caring, honesty, respect and responsibility under the guidance of our YMCA staff.

Wonderful outdoor and indoor spaces at the Y give kids a wide variety of options. Intriguing daily themes guide engaging activities and give kids topics to look forward to such as cooking projects or special interest clubs. Themes and field trip schedules are available through the branch or school site.


Emma B Howe Family YMCA
8950 Springbrook Drive
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(P) 763 219 1747

Registration Form PDF


  • Drop-off: 6:30am - 9am
  • Program day: 9am - 4pm
  • Pick-up: 4pm - 6pm

School Release Days


  • October 19, 20, 21
  • December 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30


  • January 2
  • March 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

2016-2017 School Release Day Schedule


$37 per child per day, late registration $47 per child per day. Advanced registration is required to receive the standard program rate. Fees are due Monday, one week prior to the Release Day. Registrations received later than Monday, one week prior to the release day will result in a $10 premium increase in the school release day tuition.


Payment is available via cash, check or electronic fund transfer (EFT). You may authorize EFT on your registration form. EFTs will be processed one week prior to the release day. You may login online any time to see your balance and make a payment.

Cancellations and Changes

Changes to the registration for individual release days, including cancellation must be made in writing to the YMCA Customer Service Center by Monday, one week prior to the start of the release day. We encourage change notices to be submitted as soon as possible. If the change notice is not received, you will be billed for the original enrollment and additional days attended. Visit the Contact page and select “Submit a request to Customer Service.”

What to Bring to School Release Days

  • Disposable lunch and beverage.
  • Swimsuit and towel; padlock for a locker during swim time is recommended. (Only on swim field trip days.)
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play and arts & crafts projects.
  • Morning and afternoon snack.


Please label all belongings. The YMCA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please leave toys and valuables at home. In the event of low enrollment, less than 10 registrants, the day may be cancelled and you will be notified five days in advance.