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Mission Statement

"To put Christian principles such as caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all."


Early Childhood Center

Our Early Childhood Center is available for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, provided each child has completed the proper application and paperwork. The Palestine YMCA child care program continues to grow and improve and is the right choice for your family. Our entire program is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.  Activities focus on character development, health, wellness
and fitness.

Early Childhood ‘Covering the Basics’ Family Hand Book
View the FORMS page for enrollment forms

  1. Registration: Ongoing

  2. Session Time: Monday –  Friday, 7:00 am –  6:00 pm

  3. Ages: 6 weeks –  5 years

  4. Fee: $35.00 reg. 6 wks –  12 months, $50.00 reg. 18 months –  5 years


  1. Fawn 1: 6-weeks to approximately 18-months / $120.00

  2. Fawn 2: App. 18-months to two-years / $110.00

  3. Puppies: Two-years / $105.00

  4. Chipmunks: 2.5 - 3 years old / $100.00

  5. Cheetahs: 3.5 - 5 years old / $100.00

Session Times:

Child Watch Hours (6 weeks – 8 years):

Child care drop off for members who have a Family or Single Parent Family memberships.
The child care is provided for up to 2 hours.

Child Watch times: Monday-Friday 8 am - 12 pm and 4 pm -8 pm / Saturday 9 am - 12 pm   

After-School Program (EISD, PISD, WISD)

  1. Y After-school, summer Day Camp Family Guide

  2. Registration: Ongoing (during school year)

  3. Session Time: After-school program ends at 6:00 pm

  4. Ages: 4 - 12 years


  1. $50.00 registration fee for 1st child, $40 for second, $30 for 3rd or more, PLUS

  2. $50.00/week – member

  3. $65.00/week – participant

  4. $20.00/daily drop-in rate

Holiday Camp (During school holidays or breaks - i.e. Christmas, Spring Break)

  1. Session Time: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Monday – Friday when schools are closed

  2. Ages: 4 - 12 years old, Pre-K students accepted

  3. Fees: Contact the Y for pricing information at 903-729-3139

Day Out of School Club

  1. Ages: 4 - 12 years old, (Pre-K students accepted)

  2. Session Time: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, during days when school is out

  3. Fees: $50.00 registration fee (waived for After-School program registrants)          

  4. $10.00/day for after school program registrants

  5. $25.00/day for non after school program participant

Summer Day Camp

View the FORMS page for enrollment forms

Fees: Call the Y at 903-729-3139

Child Abuse Prevention

The Palestine YMCA is committed to the safety of the members and guests within our YMCA facilities and activities. Children participate in a wide variety of YMCA activities including day camp, child care, sports, aquatics, education opportunities, and more. To ensure an environment of safety for the children within the organization, the YMCA checks the criminal background history and the references of all staff who come in contact with the children. The staff must sign a code of conduct and attend child abuse prevention training to educate them in the expectations of the YMCA. Included in this training is the fact that staff are not allowed to have planned activities with children registered in YMCA programs while they are off duty unless it has been cleared with the CEO. These planned activities include babysitting, private lessons while they are off duty, and other "get-togethers". The YMCA does a superior job of supervising the staff while they are inside the YMCA and addresses any known problems without delay. If you have any concerns, questions, or suspicions, please contact the YMCA immediately because safety and satisfaction are our goals. We appreciate your participation at the YMCA and are devoted to providing a positive experience to everyone involved.

Child Care


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• Aquatics
• Youth and Gov.
• Team Sports
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• Team Sports
• Aquatics
• Membership

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 
5 a - 10 p
Friday: 5 a - 8 p
Saturday: 8 a - 5 p