Michiana Family YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Michiana Family YMCA

BASE: Before & After
School Experience

During the school year the YMCA provides a recreation-based program designed to fill time gaps before and after school with creative and constructive activities for kids. Kids will have opportunities to foster their creativity and express their talents in many areas of interest taking advantage of all the Y has to offer. 

Before & After Care is offered at the following School City of Mishawaka Elementary Sites: Beiger, Hums and Twin Branch. Hours are 6:30am-8:30am & 3:00pm-6:00pm M-F. Also, Xavier School of Excellence Site. Hours are 6:3-8:00am & 3:30-6:00pm MTThF, 1:30-6:00pm W.

After School Care at the YMCA! The YMCA provides afterschool care only. SBCSC busses afterschool from Nuner, Kennedy, Hamilton, LaSalle and Jefferson to the YMCA. Anyone is welcome though you must provide the transportation. Hours are 2:30pm-6:00pm M-F. 

Fees & Registration: For your convenience, there are three payment options for this high quality, yet affordable program. All participants (excluding drop-ins) will be set up on an Electronic Funds Transfer. We do provide financial assistance to families unable to afford the full fee, given the resources we have available. For more information regarding financial assistance, please contact Karin Gilbert, Youth and Family Program Director. 

Initial Program Registration (Waived for YMCA Members)
$30 Child
$50 Family

Weekly Fee Packages:All 3 weekly packages include S.O.Y.I. Half and Full Days!
Electronic Funds Transfer Draft is requiredRates Per Week - All 3 weekly packages include S.O.Y.I. Days
Beiger, Hums, Twin Branch and YMCA SitesXavier Site

Afterschool Care
Before and Afterschool Care (Misahwaka Sites Only)
Beforeschool Care
Afterschool CareBefore and Afterschool Care

Drop-in Fees:Must be paid to the Lead Teacher on the date of the drop-in.
Drop-ins can occur at any time with complete registration on file.
Beiger, Hums, Twin Branch and YMCA SitesXavier Site
Daily Morning Drop-in
Daily Afternoon Drop-in
Daily Morning Drop-in
Daily Afternoon Drop-in (M/Tu/Th/F)
Daily Afternoon Drop-in (Wednesday)

YMCA B.A.S.E. Program Objectives
Grow Personality—build self-esteem and self-reliance
Build Character—behave according to the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility
Improve family and personal relationships—learn to care about, communicate with, and cooperate with family and friends
Appreciate diversity—respect people of different ages, abilities, incomes, races, religions, cultures, and beliefs
Develop specific skills—acquire new knowledge and ways to grow in spirit, mind, and body.
Have fun—enjoy life

Activities offered in the Before and After School Setting
Snack—a light snack is offered in the afternoon
Homework Support—The B.A.S.E. Program is a recreation-based program that compliments school day. The YMCA recognizes the need to support parents and their desire for children to have time to work on their homework. An educational alternative will be offered for children who do not want or need to work on their homework.
Group Activities—Children in B.A.S.E. are given the opportunity to participate in a group activity each day. We provide both small and large group activities.
Child Choice—School-age children must be given the opportunity to choose or be a part of the planning of the daily program activities. Staff will work with the children to plan several meaningful activities that the children can choose to participate in. Children always have the right to pass (everyday.)
Free Choice—School-age children need an opportunity to "hang-out." This can be accomplished during outside time and through interest centers.

The Eight YMCA B.A.S.E. Core Content Areas
1. Arts and Humanities
2. Character Development
3. Health, Wellness, and Fitness
4. Homework Support
5. Literacy/Math (KidzLit & KidzMath)
6. Science and Technology
7. Service Learning
8. Social Competence and Conflict Resolution


BASE, Winter Break and Spring Break Registration form

Xavier BASE Registration Form

Parent Handbook

    Other Child Care programs at the Michiana Family YMCA include:

    Child Watch

    Kids Night Out

    SOYI: School's Out, Y's In!

    The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.