Quality Before And After School Care in Your Child’s Own School

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for 2020-2021 has been postponed until we receive additional guidance from the State of New Jersey and our local school districts. If you have previously been registered with School’s Out, you will receive email notification when we open registration. If you have never been registered with School’s Out or have a new email address, please email becca@ycamp.org to be added to the notification list.


Email update 6.4.2020

Dear School’s Out Families,

We hope this email finds you and your family safe and well. As the school year winds down, you would typically be receiving information about School’s Out registration for September. We have decided to delay our registration period until we have a more accurate understanding of any potential alternate schedules for the fall. Fall registration will ultimately be completed online, speeding the process along for our families and staff alike. 

We will email again when we are ready to open the registration portal for 2020-2021. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out by email or phone. Additionally, if you know of any families who are new to your district, please invite them to reach out to me with their contact information. I will add them to our contact list so they receive current information as well. 

Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing all of our students in the fall.


YMCA of the Pines School’s Out Program provides a safe and fun environment led by active, adult role models who promote positive youth development. Serving children and youth from kindergarten through sixth grade in the child’s own school, the programs provide families with quality, consistent care before and after school hours.

Based on a program developed by the YMCA, the nation’s largest provider of child care, the School’s Out Program is flexible and affordable. Choose from before- and/or after-care from two days a week to five days a week. You may also choose to be a “drop-in” participant, just utilizing the program for special occasions or as you need it.

To register for Tabernacle School’s Out program, please use this link. You can access the handbook and information about all of our School’s Out programming at tabschools.org under the For Parents tab. 

To register for School’s Out in Medford, Medford Lakes, or Shamong, please print and complete the Registration Packet below. You must also download and read the School’s Out Handbook.

Please send your completed registration form any of these ways:

Email: soregistration@ycamp.org

Fax: 609-654-8895

Mail or drop it off at our Welcome Center (Main Administrative Office); YMCA of the Pines, 1303 Stokes Road, Medford, NJ 08055.

To start on September 3, registration and payment must be received by August 23. 

The School’s Out experience is based on a set of seven objectives that characterize all YMCA school age programs:

  • Promote positive youth development
  • Develop strong relationships
  • Build strong partnerships with young people, families, schools and communities
  • Create a fun and safe environment
  • Support working families
  • Foster opportunities for learning
  • Have fun

We hold the programs in the following local schools:

Medford School District

  • Allen
  • Chairville
  • Cranberry Pines
  • Kirby’s Mill
  • Taunton Forge – Afternoon School’s Out program is FULL, please email info@ycamp.org to get on the waiting list.

Medford Lakes School District 

PM care only, if interested in AM care, please contact Becca Gutwirth at becca@ycamp.org

  • Nokomis
  • Neeta (Students are bused to Nokomis at dismissal)

Shamong School District

  • Indian Mills Elementary School
  • Indian Mills Middle School (Students are bused to Indian Mills Elementary at dismissal)

Tabernacle School District*

  • Tabernacle Elementary School
  • Olson Middle School (Students are escorted to TES)

*Tabernacle Families please contact Barbara Chase at barbara@ycamp.org for registration information.

School's Out Staff

Our Staff Members Are Professional Role Models!

Our School’s Out staff members are a diverse group of mature and caring individuals who truly love working with children. Before we send any staff member into our School’s Out before- and after-school child care program, they are rigorously interviewed, background-checked, fingerprinted and participate in a thorough orientation which addresses safety, youth development, counseling techniques, bullying resolution and required State of New Jersey policies.

These professional staff members provide children with a positive environment, as well as fun, safe and age-appropriate activities that aim to foster healthy development, new relationships, self-confidence and new skills. Inclusion, sportsmanship and learning to treat others with the six core values (Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Courage, Inclusion) are key values that we model for our students.