Central Coast YMCA Essential Childcare

During these unprecedented times, the Central Coast YMCA is committed to best support the most pressing needs in our community. Our facilities and resources are providing crucial childcare for those parents who must work including health care workers, first responders and all “essential” employees in our community. 

Reserve your spot and sign up online


Essential Childcare Camp Details:

  • There will be a limited number of Day Camp participants
  • Camp will be offered on a Daily or Weekly basis - First Come, First Serve
  • Essential Camp hours are 7:30am - 5:30pm for  $35 /day or $175 / week
  • Extended Essential Camp hours are 6:30am - 7:45pm for $50 / day or $250 / week
  • Financial assistance is available
  • TK* to 8th grades (*must be potty trained)
  • STEM, Homework Time and Y KidFit exercise are part of the camp curriculum

We are continuing to work with public health experts and the CDC to comply with current safety protocols, including cleaning and sanitizing, small group size, appropriate social distancing, and where needed, screening.

Spaces will be limited to comply with local, state and CDC guidelines.


In order to complete registration,  please fill out the registration packet and email to your local YMCA branch listed below.

Essential Childcare Registration Packet   

To submit your registration and for additional information contact:

Salinas YMCA:
Robin Schnekenburger
831-758-3811 rschnekenburger@ymcacentralcoast.org

Watsonville YMCA:
Shawnte Corona
831-728-9622 scorona@ymcacentralcoast.org

YMCA of San Benito County:
Crystal Canchola
831-637-8600 crystal@ymcacentralcoast.org