• School Release Day and Holiday Care
  • Questions? Call 612-230-9622 


Kids have a blast in our 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 


Eagle Creek Elementary
6855 Woodward Avenue

Register Online

Jackson Elementary
1601 Lusitano Street

Register Online

Red Oak Elementary
7700 Old Carriage Court

Register Online

Sun Path Elementary
2250 East 17th Avenue

Register Online

Sweeney Elementary
1001 Adams St S,

Register Online

Shakopee Area Catholic School (December 29 only - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
2700 17th Avenue East

Register Online for 12/29

Registration Form PDF


  • Drop-off 6:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Program Day 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Pick-up 4:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

School Release Date Calendar for ISD 720 and Shakopee Area Catholic School

For students currently in grades K - 5


  • September 5, 6 @ Red Oak
  • October 18, 19, 20 @ Eagle Creek
  • November 10, 22 @ Red Oak
  • December 21, 26, 27, 28 @ Sun Path
  • December 29 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) @ Shakopee Area Catholic School


  • January 15, 26 @ Sweeney
  • February 19 @ Red Oak
  • March 29 @ Jackson
  • April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 @ Jackson
  • April 10, 19 @ Eagle Creek

2023-2024 School Release Day Schedule

Early Release Date Calendar for ISD 720 and Shakopee Area Catholic School

For students currently in grades K - 5.


  • October 6 @ Jackson, Eagle Creek
  • November 3 @ Jackson, Eagle Creek


  • January 12 @ Jackson, Eagle Creek
  • March 22 @ Jackson, Eagle Creek

*There will not be a choice for early release day location. Sun Path, Sweeney, and Jackson students should register at Jackson. Red Oak, SACS, and Eagle Creek students should register at Eagle Creek.

Buses will take students to their early release location if they do not attend Jackson or Eagle Creek. Parent pick up at the end of the day will be at the early release location.

Release day care not available for Shakopee Area Catholic School Preschool.


School Release Days: $50 per child per day. Late registration $60 per child per day.

Early Release Days: $22 per child per day. Late registration $32 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.