• School Release Day and Holiday Care
  • For students in grades K-6
  • Questions? Call 507-287-2260

Overview

Kids have a blast in the Rochester 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 swimming are just some of the ways your child might spend their day.

Location

Rochester YMCA
709 1st Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
507-287-2260

Registration Form PDFs

Hours

  • Drop-off: 7:30am - 9am
  • Program day: 9am - 4pm
  • Pick-up: 4pm - 5:30pm

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 

2018

  • November 2, 21, 26
  • December 26, 27, 28

2019

  • January 2, 18, 21
  • February 18
  • March 1, 22, 25-29

Cost

$34 per child per day, late registration $44 per child per day.

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.

Payment

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

Please label all belongings:

  • Morning snack (the Y provides an afternoon snack)
  • Lunch and beverage
  • Swimsuit and towel for afternoon swimming
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play 
  • Medication, clearly labeled with directions for staff (if needed during the program)

*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.