Welcome to the Capital Area YMCA’s School Age Child Care!

We are pleased to welcome you and your family to our out of school time programs provided by the Capital Area YMCA. We are delighted to be serving the Lawrence Township Public Schools with Before and After School Programs that build character, develop leadership, foster growth in social and academic skills, and most importantly provides hours of fun and friendship for kids.

The YMCA School Age Child Care Program focuses its curriculum on building healthy life styles by offering activities that support spirit, mind, and body. Program participants will have opportunities to make friends, explore interests, run, play, develop new skills, and engage in critical thinking. Our CATCH program encourages physical activity for children each afternoon and provides daily healthy snacks.

In our School Age Child Care Program at the Lawrenceville District, youth are in a safe and nurturing environment with caring adults who encourage them to reach their full potential and explore interests.

Our goal is to provide:

A warm, caring, and safe environment under the guidance of experienced staff. Each child has the opportunity to develop their self-confidence and social skills.  We hope that each family has a great experience with our YMCA.  For more information, contact Jeff Hirschman, Senior Program Director at jhirschman@capitalymca.org or call 609-599-9622 ext. 303.


3:20pm – 6:00pm Ben Franklin, LES

  • 3:20 – 3:30 Attendance and Greetings
  • 3:35-   3:45 Snack
  • 3:50 – 4:20 Homework Help and quiet activities
  • 4:25 – 5:05 Physical Activities
  • 5:10 – 6:00 Board Games, Puzzles, Stem or Crafts

3:35pm – 6:00pm LIS

  • 3:35 – 3:45 Attendance and Greetings
  • 3:50 –4:00 Snack
  • 4:05 – 4:35 Homework Help and quiet activities
  • 4:35 – 5:10 Physical Activities
  • 5:15 – 6:00 Board Games, Puzzles, Stem or Crafts

2:40pm – 6:00pm Slackwood and Eldridge Park

  • 2:40 – 2:50 Attendance and Greetings
  • 2:55 – 3:25 Homework Help and quiet activities
  • 3:30 — 3:45 Snack
  • 3:45 – 4:25 Physical Activities
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Arts and Crafts or Stem Activities
  • 5:05 – 6:00 Board Games or small group activities

IMPORTANT:  New Parents who are signing up on-line must create an account first.  If you are an existing program or full facility member then log in and register.  NEW PARENTS MUST TAKE THE PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP BEFORE THEY BEGIN THE ON-LINE REGISTRATION PROCESS.  2 or more children in the family must all become program members at $20.00 per child for the year.  You will not be able to register unless you are a program member first.




  • Eldridge Park School – 609 222-9766
  • Ben Franklin School- 609 222-1828
  • Lawrence Elementary School- 609 310-2231
  • Slackwood Elementary School- 609 222-2175
  • Lawrence Intermediate School- 609 310-2302


The program operates when the Lawrenceville Schools are in session and is available immediately after school even on scheduled School Calendar early dismissal days, however, if school is in session and is suddenly closed due to inclement weather or for any other reason, the program will not be open. The program will begin the first day of school and continue until the last day of school.


BSP takes place at Lawrence Intermediate School and serves Ben Franklin, Lawrenceville Elementary and Lawrenceville Intermediate.  Tuition is for 5 days only and is $120.00.


Ben Franklin, Lawrenceville Intermediate, Lawrenceville Elementary, Eldridge Park, and Slackwood ranges from $240 – $320 depending on the number of days.  For each additional child in the family enrolled, a sibling discount will be applied.


We’re committed to helping every one achieve their potential. As a result, assistance is available for those needing help paying for the cost of a YMCA program or membership. We encourage people who are in need of financial assistance to contact our welcome desk for an application. The process is simple and confidential. Funds for this purpose are provided by contributions to our Annual Fund Campaign.