Before & After School Care: Evansville, IN: YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Child Care & Camp

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana serves more than 9,000 youth annually, aged from two months through 18 years in a wide variety of programs including child care, camping, sports, aquatics, enrichment and more. The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana’s programs follow the principles of youth development, which includes the belief that children need to be physically and emotionally safe.

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Before and After School Care

The YMCA understands the importance of providing a safe and enriching environment for children before and after school hours. Our School Age Child Care Programs ensure the your child’s time is spent creatively and constructively by offering a fun, educational, and nurturing space for their children to enjoy homework help, STEAM activities, physical activity, social and emotional development, character development and so much more!


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School Day Off Program

We understand that school breaks and inclement weather can pose a challenge for working parents. Our YMCA School Day Off Program provides full day care in a safe, engaging, and fun-filled environment for children when school is out. We facilitate a variety of fun activities like indoor and outdoor games and sports, swimming, arts and crafts, team building exercises and more. Register for all of the days offered or just the days you need child care. This program is available for school age children (5-12 years of age).

Please note that this program follows the EVSC and Warrick County School Corporation calendars and does not include Winter Break or Spring Break Camp. For specific dates, you can learn more below!

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Winter Break/Spring Break Camp

This program is available for children 5 to 12 years of age who need care during Winter/Spring Break. Children may attend from 6:30am until 5:30pm.

Winter Break: Ascension St. Vincent YMCA & Dunigan Family YMCA
Spring Break: Ascension St. Vincent YMCA & Dunigan Family YMCA
All participants will need to bring a sack lunch (including drink), swimsuit, towel, and jacket each day of camp. A schedule of camp activities will be available on the first day of camp.

Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
Dec 18-22, 2023
6:30am – 5:30pm
$115(YM)/$140 (NM)
Ascension St. Vincent YMCA
Dec 26-29, 2023
6:30am – 5:30pm
$95 (YM)/$115 (NM)
Dunigan YMCA
Dec 20-22, 2023
6:30am – 5:30pm
$70 (YM)/$85 (NM)
Dunigan YMCA
Dec 26-29, 2023
6:30am – 5:30pm
$95 (YM)/$115 (NM)

*There is a $5 multiple child discount for children within the same family.

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Kids Night In

Do you need a night out or just a night in away from the kids? Get the kid-free, guilt-free time you need with Kids Night In. Kids Night In includes pizza dinner, games, crafts, and various activities for children ages 4-12 years old.

Dunigan YMCA Sa, Aug 26 6:00 – 9:30pm $20
Dunigan YMCA Sa, Sept 16 6:00 – 9:30pm $20
Dunigan YMCA Sa, Nov 4 6:00 – 9:30pm $20
Dunigan YMCA Sa, Dec 2 6:00 – 9:30pm $20
Dunigan YMCA Sa, Dec 30 6:00 – 9:30pm $20
  • $10 for each additional sibling. Children must be toilet-trained.
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Summer Resident/Sleepover Camp

YMCA Camp Carson in Princeton, IN has been a place of adventure for 75 summers. Join campers and staff from around the country and around the world at Indiana’s premier overnight summer camp. Build friendships, take on challenges and leave ready to accomplish any goal you set your mind to.

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Summer Day Camp

With the YMCA Summer Day Camp, your children will get a real sense of what summertime is all about. YMCA Day Campers pack more into a summer than they ever thought they could. A series of 10 one-week sessions are offered at nine locations all summer long. Girls and boys, ages 4 to 12, are given the opportunity to meet new friends while experiencing the fun and excitement summertime brings.


Sports Camps

Come out and have a blast at our next sports specific skill camp! Led by the YMCA’s sports training staff, our camps promise to be filled with daily fundamental skill work, camp contests, games, character, faith and fun, fun, fun.

From day one of camp, our program is designed to assist your child with the advancement of their skill level while enhancing their level of play in a fun and structured environment. All of our participants are divided up and placed on teams based on age groups and participation numbers. Team size is limited to ensure each participant receives plenty of participation time. Instructors will focus on ensuring skill progression while providing a fun-filled learning experience.

For additional information on sports camps, visit the Sports section of our site, contact the YMCA Sports Department at (812) 491-7720 or by e-mail at To register by phone contact the YMCA at (812) 401-YMCA, register in person at the Dunigan Family or Ascension St Vincent YMCA, or register online by clicking the HERE :

Camps may be held at the Dunigan or Ascension St Vincent YMCA locations.


  • 2-Day Christmas Basketball Camp
  • 2-Day Christmas Soccer Camp
  • 2-Day Christmas Volleyball Camp


  • 2-Day Spring Break Basketball Camp
  • 2-Day Spring Break Soccer Camp
  • 2-Day Spring Break Volleyball Camp


  • 5-Day Basketball Fundamentals Summer Camp
  • 5-Day First Kicks Soccer Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Soccer Fundamentals Summer Camp
  • 5-Day T-Ball Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Volleyball Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Golf Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Gymnastics Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Tumbling Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Cheer Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Dance Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Lacrosse Summer Camp


YMCA Staff

The YMCA Camp staff is a carefully selected and trained group of young men and women. Some are returning from last summer; some are new to our YMCA. All staff have been chosen for their experience, special talents, sensitivity, and creativity. Criminal history background checks have been conducted and filed on all employees. All staff receive training in camp programs, age appropriate activities, discipline, and emergency procedures. Our staff is also certified in CPR and First Aid.

Make a difference in the life of a child this summer!

When summer is over, all the field trips have been taken, and all the games have been played, all the swim lessons taught…what a child remembers most is our staff. We are proud that we only hire the best! Our staff help create memories that last a lifetime. Most importantly, they help children develop in a safe and positive environment. If that describes YOU, consider being part of our team!

The YMCA believes that it is extremely important that quality childcare remain affordable for parents and families. Financial assistance is available for all YMCA programs; please click here for more information about our assistance program.