Supporting Families with Distance Learning

The Knowledge, Enrichment and Youth Development (K.E.Y.) Day Camp Program has been designed to support working parents while schools are required to provide distance learning. This day camp program will focus on developing the potential of children and keeping them connected virtually to their teachers.

The Y will also provide unique and exciting outdoor and active programs that develop social-emotional skills and confidence in a positive, safe environment.

Distance Learning at the Redlands YMCA.

Program Rates and Options

The Y is offering three options that provide flexibility for families in 4-week* increments. All three options will be available at Highland Y, Redlands Y, and the San Bernardino Y.

Half-day program

7:30 – 12:00pm


Includes distance learning support

Full-day program

7:30 – 3:30pm


Includes distance learning and enrichment activities

Extended day program

7:30 – 5:30pm


Includes distance learning, enrichment activities and additional homework/assignment support


Financial assistance is available on a limited basis for families that qualify. Any questions please contact your branch or call 909.798.9622

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Enrollment, Payments, and Refunds

To reduce the spread of Covid-19 and keep the program affordable the Y has designed it in an effort to keep learning pods together week after week. Families will need to sign up for the entire 4-week* session. Progressive payment plans are available. Enroll today and reserve your spot!

To enroll parents will need to pay for the first week, plus a deposit for $25 for the remaining 3 weeks. Once the program begins, no refunds will be issued. A credit card, debit card, or checking account must be on file and will be charged automatically the Thursday before the next week begins. Children will be dropped from the program on Friday if payment is declined on Thursday.

Deposits for programs are nonrefundable.

An Environment to Thrive

The YMCA is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that will allow children to connect with their teachers remotely. Staff will guide students with homework and assignment support. It is important to remember that the Y is not providing credentialed teachers for the program at this time. Staff will do their utmost to support children or guide them to resources to find the support they may need.

Our full-day and extended programs will also include enrichment that will include activities outdoors, physical fitness, time away from screens, games, and STEAM programming.

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Register Online Today

All students should register with the branch closest to their school location to assist with proper start dates* and times. Register over the phone or online today with the links below. Spaces will fill up fast, so register today!

Financial Assistance recipients must register in-house to receive the adjusted price.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will the YMCA have WIFI access for children use during distance learning times?

Yes the Y currently has WIFI and will provide options for children to re-charge, laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, etc.

What do I need to provide for my child to be successful in the KEY Program?

It is important that your child come with the correct technology, charger, and headphones with a microphone, lunch, snack and a mask or face covering. Students may also need a calculator, notebook, pens and paper. Check with your child’s teacher to confirm all the items they will need. All items should be in a backpack or closed bag so your child can easily keep track of their things.

What level of training do the Y staff have that will be working in this program?

The programs are supervised by professional directors with numerous years of experience in youth development, childcare and/or camp. The program staff have a wide variety of experience and education pertinent to youth programming. They also have first aid/CPR, child abuse prevention and are trained to respond in an emergency. Staff are not credentialed teachers and will be focused on creating a nurturing and fun environment for district staff educators to teach remotely.

What precautions are you taking to reduce the spread of Covid-19?

The Y has planned extensively to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. Some of the key safety precautions in place include all staff and students wear a mask. In the rare case that a child is unable to wear a mask due to health reasons, face shields are an acceptable alternative. All spaces have been designed to accommodate social distancing and groups will not be larger than currently allowed by state and county guidelines. Rooms are cleaned after each use along with all equipment, games and toys. Learning pods are keep apart for the majority of the day, with the exception of the extended care program offered at the end of the day. Staff also disinfect all surfaces and room daily with electrostatic sprayers.

Does the Y provide financial assistance to families that need the support?

The Y is committed to supporting all families regardless of socio-economic need. We have had an overwhelming number of requests from families during this time and to ensure we can provide some assistance to as many as possible we are limiting assistance from 0-35% based on need. You can find out Financial Assistance application here

What age range for the KEY Day Camp program?

The KEY day camp program is designed to offer care and support children with distance learning in grades K-6th.

What happens if my child cannot login and access the distance-learning program provided by the School District?

It is important that you communicate with your child’s teacher regularly to ensure they have the correct access, user name and password for all the programs they will need to access during their time at the YMCA. Y staff will help the best that they can and will reach out to parents if we are not successful.

Will YMCA staff be communicating regularly with my child’s teacher and school district?

You will need to be the connection between your child’s and teacher and the school district. The Y will provide a caring and nurturing environment for your child to participate in distance learning; however, you know best what your child’s educational needs are.

What happens if my child loses or breaks the technology they have been assigned by the school district?

Please make sure your child brings their technology in the protective case provided by the school district. Please make sure to talk with your child about storing their equipment correctly after use, as the Y cannot be responsible for lost or broken technology.

My child has an aide at school during some or most of the school day; can the Y accommodate my child’s needs?

Please reach out to the director of the program location you are sending your child. We are happy to discuss reasonable accommodations that may work for your child.

Can the Y accommodate families that only need to use the program intermittently?

There are three options for parents to choose from that include a half-day option, full-day option and extended day option. To reduce the spread of Covid-19 and keep the program affordable the Y has designed it in an effort to keep learning pods together week after week. Families will need to sign up for the entire 4-week session. Progressive payment plans are available.

What is CampDocs?

This secure online portal organizes all your child/rens health records and registration to ensure we have the latest information about your child at our fingertips. It also allows us to communicate easily with you via, email, and text if the need arises. You will only have to update your information 1x a year for all YMCA programs.

Financial Assistance

At the Y we strive to provide a camp experience to all children regardless of their ability to pay. Individuals, companies, businesses, and organizations make this possible. Last year we were able to provide some level of assistance to more than 14,000 individuals and families.

For more information, please review the financial aid application and criteria.

* The San Bernardino City Unified School District will have a 5 week block due to an earlier start date.

**These prices represent the weekly rate.  Families are required to sign up in 4 or 5 week blocks.

Must register for full 4 week session. Program deposits are nonrefundable. Financial Assistance recipients must register in-house to receive the adjusted price.

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