• Kindergarten - Grade 6
  • Robbinsdale School Districts
  • Questions? Call 612-230-9622


Kids have a blast in the New Hope 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, responsibility and equity.

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 field trips are just some of the ways your child might spend their day.

Awesome field trips and fun themes

Field trip samples:

  • Rollerskating
  • Museums
  • Indoor Activity Parks
  • Bowling
  • Swimming
  • Movies
  • Seasonal Trips such as Pumpkin Patch or Sledding 


New Hope YMCA
7601 42nd Avenue N.
New Hope, MN 55427

Register Online

Registration Form PDFs


  • Drop-off: 6:30am - 9am
  • Program day: 9am - 4pm
  • Pick-up: 4pm - 6pm

When the Robbinsdale School District calls for a LATE START, the Y does not offer before-care during regular a.m. hours. When the Robbinsdale School District calls for an EARLY RELEASE, the Y does not offer after-care during regular p.m. hours. 

When school is cancelled due to cold weather, the Y offers care from 7:00AM to 5:30PM.

Inclement-weather Release Day Programs are open to children already attending YMCA Before Care and/or After Care.

If your child attends a Charter School or Alternative School that does not follow the Robbinsdale School District calendar, YMCA Before Care and After Care will be closed on Robbinsdale Release Days and will not offer care.

If a non-Robbinsdale Public school has a school closing, but  Robbinsdale School District does not, we will offer Before and After Care.

School Release Day Calendar


  • September 25
  • October 19, 20
  • November 6, 7
  • December 26, 27, 28, 29


  • January 2, 3, 4, 5, 15, 22
  • February 19
  • March 5, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
  • April 1, 10, 26


$50 per child per day. Late registration $60 per child per day.

Program Fees

Advanced registration is required to receive the standard program rate. Fees are due Monday, one week prior to the Release Day.

Registrations received later than Monday, one week prior to the release day will result in a $10 premium increase in the school release day tuition. 


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

YMCA of the North is committed to offering programs and services that strengthen youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Please review our refund policies, which support our programs and service delivery.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

What to Bring to School Release Days

(please label all belongings)

  • Lunch
  • Beverage and two snacks
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play and art projects
  • On swim field-trip days, a swimsuit, towel and lock

*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.