Safe, Affordable Child Care

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enrichment, our before- and after-school programs serve children with options to explore and develop their interests and talents. The Y provides a quality, safe place for children to go so that parents have the freedom to work or study, knowing that their children's needs are being addressed. In the after-school program at the Outer Banks Family YMCA, each child can freely choose what he or she wants to do during this out-of-school time.

You can feel confident knowing that your child is safe and well cared for by highly qualified, CPR and First Aid-certified staff. In addition, our staff also attend 20 hours of training before working with your child; these trainings include Health & Safety, Supervision, Child Development, Child Abuse Prevention and Programming. They also receive over 20 hours of training throughout the school year.

After-School Child Care | Outer Banks Family YMCA



21st century skills

Academic enrichment


Character development

Child choice and play time

College and career readiness

Family and parent engagement

Global learning and inclusion

Health and wellness

Healthy snacks

Homework assistance

Leadership development

Recreational sports

Service learning

SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids)

STEM activities

Schools we serve


Transportation to the Y is provided from the following schools:

Nags Head Elementary 


Children from other schools can also sign up for care, however, parents will need to arrange transportation from school to the Y.

Rates & Fees


Weekly Rates:


Member Rate: $55
Regular Rate: $80


Care takes place from school end until 6pm.