A Great Place to Learn and Play After School

Welcome to Character Builders, the Ryan Family YMCA's after-school program serving students from kindergarten to grade 4 at Ocean Beach Elementary School.

Character Builders is an affordable way to ensure your child is in a safe, fun, and caring environment before and/or after school. Each day includes a new program or activity to help participants learn, build life skills and develop healthy relationships — including healthy snacks, sports and games, art, music and more!

Online Registration Information

Registration for Character Builders can now be completed and submitted online through our Character Builders registration page. Registration is first come, first served.

Once the registration packet has been processed, a confirmation receipt will be sent out via email to confirm registration and placement.

For more information about registration, please check out our Registration Details section below.

Program scholarships are available to those that qualify — apply for a scholarship online here.

Information about Ocean Beach Elementary

Location and Contact Information

Hours of Operation




2:10 pm — 6:00 pm


2:10 pm — 6:00 pm


2:10 pm — 6:00 pm


12:15 pm — 6:00 pm


2:10 pm — 6:00 pm


About Our Staff

All staff leaders are selected after a thorough interview and background check process and are cleared through the Community Care Licensing office of the State of California. Our staff has units in child development and a desire to be a great role model for your child and demonstrate YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. For questions about the program, hours, eligibility, fees or other administrative issues, please email [email protected].


Fees for Character Builders at Ocean Beach Elementary School 2023-2024

Fees have been calculated based upon an annualized rate of the total number of program days and divided into 10 equal monthly payments regardless of the number of school days per month of service. Fees cover all minimum days and parent/teacher conferences. Registration fee is $50 per child for YMCA Members and $100 per child for participants.





After School

5 Days



After School 3 Days $318 $373
After School 2 Days $212 $249

Registration Details

This program is available only for students from Ocean Beach Elementary in Kindergarten to Grade 4.


April 24, 2023 (For current participants and waitlist families)


Begins May 8, 2023

Registration Fee is $50 per child for YMCA Members, $100 per child for participants.

Please allow 3 business days for paperwork and tuition fees to be processed before child care services may begin.

All fees are due in advance of the month of care. Fees are paid by ATS (bank draft) on the 10th or by credit/debit card on the 15th. ATS are deducted monthly from your checking account.

If balances are not paid on time, your child may not participate in the program.

Scholarships are available for those who qualify — apply for a scholarship online here.


Questions? Contact Us

If you have any questions about Character Builders or the registration process, please email us at [email protected].

We look forward to speaking with you!