Rochester, MN – The Rochester YMCA, dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and the University of Minnesota Rochester is offering summer school-age childcare.

The summer program led and delivered by well-trained YMCA school-age childcare staff will focus on quality, small group, age-appropriate activities including:

  • Large muscle activities
  • Creative time—arts, crafts and fun
  • Learning and reading time, including trips to the Rochester Public Library
  • Outdoor exploration
  • STEM activities
  • Field trips to local areas of interest

The registration cost is $50 per participant and advance registration is required. There is a 3 days/week minimum required to participate in the program. Families can choose from 3-, 4-, and 5-day care options:

  • 3 days/week = $147
  • 4 days/week = 180
  • 5 days/week = 204

Families will need to provide breakfast, lunch, and beverages daily. Additionally, participants should bring a water bottle, a daily change of clothes—including a sweatshirt, and sunscreen and should plan to dress comfortably and for the forecasted weather.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the University of Minnesota Rochester to serve families in the area who need school-age care during the summer,” said Kristina Lemmer, Executive Director, Community Engagement at the YMCA. “Our program offers educational and enrichment activities that will continue to help children learn, grow and thrive when not in school this summer.”

To register, visit If you have questions, call 651-259-2105.

YMCA and University of Minnesota Rochester offer school age children age 5 (entering kindergarten) through grade 5

Summer School-Age Childcare Program for Local Community

University of Minnesota Rochester, 318 1st Ave SW, Room 10, Rochester, MN 55901

Monday-Friday, June 13 - August 26, 2022 at 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (closed week of July 4)

About the YMCA of the North

The YMCA of the North is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Established 166 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities.  The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds.  To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit