A Great Place to Learn and Play After School
Our YMCA After School Rec program is a non-custodial program where students will participate in educational assistance, daily physical activities, STEM & literacy programming, along with building life skills & developing healthy relationships. A recreational non-custodial program means that when the kids are in our program, we do not assume custody of them. This means students are allowed to choose not to attend and/or leave the program at any time. We do not check for an authorized pick-up list, and there is no official parent sign-out (we simply keep a roster to keep track of who is in our presence and who is not). The YMCA Rec program operates each day school is in session for 3.5 hours on regular school days and 5 hours on minimum days. Daily homework assistance is provided. Students must be enrolled in the program in order to attend. The YMCA Rec program is Monday-Friday, PM only, and does not operate on days when school is not in session. (Please see our day camp options for weekdays when school is not in session.)
*Our program will continue to be safe as ever, as our staff are highly experienced with the Y’s safety protocols & we continue to make safety our #1 priority*
How to Register
Registration for the YMCA Rec program can be done by emailing Darrin Brant at [email protected] or through the front desk. If you are going to register your child through the front desk, please be sure to email Darrin, [email protected], prior to arriving so he is able to set up a bank draft.
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 Character Builders
Location and Contact Information
- Address: 4701 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, 92056 — Directions via Google Maps
- Site Phone: (760) 758-0808
- Site Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation
Program Serving Empresa Elementary:
- 2:30 - 6:00pm on regular days.
- 1:00 - 6:00pm on minimum days - the YMCA Rec program operates on all minimum days.
Once a student leaves our program they must head to a specific, pre-determined destination (i.e. home, sports practice, YMCA program, parent pick-up). Please understand staff cannot confirm this with a child leaving the program. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their child is going to a safe location. Additionally, students may not loiter on the school or YMCA grounds after or instead of attending the Rec program. YMCA staff are not responsible for children who are not checked in to the program, nor once they check out of the program.
YMCA Rec staff are trained to work with children. They are First Aid/CPR certified and have cleared fingerprint and background checks. Students who chose to attend the YMCA Rec program are required to participate in the activities provided that day for as long as they choose to attend the program. Our activities commonly take place in multi-purpose rooms, outside on fields and on our basketball court. There will be daily organized games, arts & crafts and sports clinics.
Our YMCA staff will pick up the kids from Empresa Elementary at the conclusion of their school day and walk them over to Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA.
For questions about the program, hours, eligibility, fees, or other administrative issues please email [email protected].
Fees for YMCA Rec at Mottino Family Y 2022-2023
Registration fee is $50 per child for YMCA Members, $100 per child for participants.
# OF DAYS
MEMBER / MONTH
PARTICIPANT / MONTH
*August and June rates are prorated
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.
If balances are not paid on time, your child may not participate in the program.
Scholarships are available for those that qualify — apply for a Scholarship online here.
Individual State Forms for Registration
- Identification and Emergency Information Form (LIC 700)
- Child's Pre-admission Health History - Parent's Report (LIC 702)
- Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment (LIC 627)
- Personal Rights (LIC 613A)
- Notification of Parents' Rights (LIC 995)
Questions? Contact Us
If you have any questions about the YMCA Rec program or the registration process, please email us at [email protected].
We look forward to speaking with you!