• 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 and School Release Day 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
When school is out, the Y is in! The YMCA offers a full-day recreational program for 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 environmental education, kids learn about caring, honesty, respect and responsibility under the guidance of our YMCA staff. Wonderful outdoor and indoor spaces at Camp 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.

Program Location

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

We’re sorry, but our River Crest School Age Care program is now full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill out this form and we will add you. Our team will let you know if a space opens as soon as possible.

Registration Form PDF


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

School Release days

School Release All Day Program


  • October 21, 24
  • November 23
  • December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30


  • January 2, 16, 23
  • March 6, 7, 8, 9,10
  • April 17

Late Start Dates


  • September 22
  • December 8


  • February 2
  • April 13
  • May 4

Early Release Dates


  • December 2


  • March 3

2016-2017 School Release Day Schedule

Y School Age Care will be closed on the following days: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day. Release days are available for other days school is not in session.


2016-17 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: $26.25
  • 4 sessions: $35.00
  • 5 sessions: $43.75
  • 6 sessions: $52.50
  • 7 sessions: $61.25
  • 8 sessions: $70.00
  • 9 sessions: $78.75
  • 10 sessions $87.50

School Release Day and Holiday Care

$30 per child per day, late registration $40 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.

Early Release and Late Start Days

$14.75 per child per Early Release and Late Start Days.

Advanced registration is required to receive the standard program 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 tuition. Fees are due Monday, one week prior to the Release Day.

$24.75 per child per Early Release and Late Start Days.

Registration received after Monday, one week prior to service.


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

  • Non-perishable, disposable lunch and beverage
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play and arts & crafts projects
  • Healthy a.m. and p.m. snacks.


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.