• Before & After School Care
  • School Release Day and Holiday Care
  • Early Release and Late Start Care
  • Kindergarten - Grade 5
  • River Crest Elementary School



Before & After Care

YMCA Camp St. Croix provides Before & After Care for children who attend River Crest Elementary School. For your convenience, the program is located at River Crest Elementary School (note: some release days may be held at Camp St. Croix).

Safety is our top priority. Parents/guardians sign their children in to the program in the morning and students walk to class when school starts. In the afternoon, students walk from class to the School Age Care Program and parents/guardians must sign children out at pick up time. A portion of the program may be spent at YMCA Camp St Croix located directly across from the school. Children are escorted by staff through the tunnel connecting the two locations.

School Release Days

Kids have a blast in the Y’s full-day recreational program on school release days and school vacation breaks. It’s safe, fun, full of age-appropriate activities that stretch kids’ minds and bodies – and gives them opportunities to practice caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Kids are engaged and entertained

Each day is different – there’s a whole lot of things to do and places to go. Arts and crafts, group games, sports, indoor and outdoor play, themed projects and field trips are just some of the ways your child might spend their day.

Program Location

River Crest Elementary
535 County Rd F
Hudson, WI 54016
(P) 651 270 7030

Register Online for Before & After Care

Hudson YMCA
221 Vine Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Registration Form PDF

2019-20 School Release Day information will be available later this summer. Please check back.


Before & After School Care

Monday - Friday
Before School Care: 6:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
After School Care: 3:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

School Release Days and Holiday Care

Full Day Program Hours

  • Drop-off: 6am - 8:30am
  • Program day: 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Pick-up: 3:30pm - 6pm 

Winter Break at YMCA Camp St. Croix Only

  • 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Late Start 6 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
  • Early Release 1:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.

*Holiday hours may vary

Holiday Closures

Y School Age Care is closed on the following days: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day. Release Day Care is available for other days school is not in session. Register online or download forms on this page.

School Release days

For students currently in Grades K – 5 in Hudson School District

2019-20 School Release Day information will be available later this summer. Please check back.

Late Start/Early Release days

Late Start/Early Release dates are exclusive to River Crest Elementary only.

2019-20 School Release Day information will be available later this summer. Please check back.


2018-19 Before & After School Care

A “session” is defined as either before school or after school. The 3-session minimum can be reached by combining a.m. and/or p.m. sessions.

  • 3 sessions: $27.45
  • 4 sessions: $36.60
  • 5 sessions: $45.75
  • 6 sessions: $54.90
  • 7 sessions: $64.05
  • 8 sessions: $73.20
  • 9 sessions: $82.35
  • 10 sessions: $91.50

School Release Day and Holiday Care

2019-20 School Release Day information will be available later this summer. Please check back.

Early Release and Late Start Days

2019-20 Early Release/Late Start Day information will be available later this summer. Please check back.

Program Fees

Advanced registration is required to receive the standard program rate. Registrations received online or at Y Customer Service by Monday, one week prior to the Release Day, receive the standard rate. Registrations received later than Monday, one week prior to the release day will result in a $10 premium increase in the school release day cost.


Registrations completed online can be paid at the time of registration or set up as an automatic electronic fund transfer (EFT). Payment is available for paper registrations via cash, check or EFT. You may authorize EFT on your registration form. EFTs will be processed on Tuesday prior to the week of the release day. You may login online 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. To submit your cancel request, visit the Contact page. You can email or chat with customer service to complete your request.

What to Bring to School Release Days

(please label all belongings)

  • Lunch, beverage and two snacks
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play and art projects
  • On swim field-trip days, a swimsuit, towel and lock

*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 participants) the day may be cancelled. You will be notified five days in advance.