No School? No problem!

Grades K-8 welcome from all school districts!

Hopewell Valley YMCA’s School’s Out Program (SCOPE) is offered and provided when school is out to meet the needs of parents and members of our community who need care for the day. The School’s Out program is aimed at taking care of the needs of the families and providing exceptional care at a great price. The Hopewell Valley YMCA offers this program to students of all grades K-8 from all local school districts.

Participants will be engaged from start to finish through various activities scheduled for the day. FUN and EXCITING activities range from Arts and Crafts, SCIENCE demonstrations and projects, TRIPS, STRUCTURED GROUP GAMES, and much more.

Additional Information

Please pack your child with their own lunch. If you wish to send your child with money, please do so at your own discretion. On trip days, all participants will receive an afternoon snack upon return from the trip.  Please note this program requires a minimum number of attendees, if this minimum is not met the date may be cancelled.

Hours: 7:00 am-6:30 pm
Location: Stony Brook Elementary School
Fee:  $50 (currently enrolled Before/After School Care Children), $100 (Drop-in/Not enrolled children/Grades 6-8)

School’s Out (SCOPE) Date Offerings – Grades K-8

September 30, 2019 (Rosh Hashanah)
October 9, 2019 (Yom Kippur)
October 14, 2019 (Teacher Development)
November 7, 2019 (Teacher Development)
November 8, 2019 (Teacher Development)
December 23, 2019 (Winter Break) Registration Open NOW 
December 26-27, 2019 (Winter Break) Registration Open NOW 
December 30, 2019 (Winter Break) Registration Open NOW 
January 20, 2020 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Registration Open Soon
February 17, 2020 (President’s Day) Registration Open Soon
April 6-9, 2020 (Spring Break) Registration Open Soon
May 22, 2020 (Possible SCOPE day if Schools closed – HVRSD Snow Day) Registration Open Soon

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School’s Out (SCOPE) Details – September 30, 2019 (Rosh Hashanah)

School’s Out (SCOPE) Details – October 9, 2019 (Yom Kippur)

School’s Out (SCOPE) Details – October 14, 2019 (Teacher Development)

School’s Out (SCOPE) Details for November 7, 2019 (Teacher Convention)

Fall Festival – an interactive inflatable Bobbing for Apples Race and Human Foosball Game that we are renting from Party Perfect Rental, and a Wax Hand Craft that all children will create individually and take home with them that day. We will be at Stony Brook all day on that day.

School’s Out (SCOPE) Details for November 8, 2019 (Teacher Convention)

We will be tripping out to the NJ Museum and Planetarium. The kids will be bused to the Museum first for an age appropriate workshop with museum staffers, and we will be then be viewing a show in the Planetarium called “The Magic Tree House – Space Mission”.  Trip time is from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

School’s Out (SCOPE) Details for December 23, 2019 (Winter Break)

We will be in-house all day as we will be hosting some STEAM filled events during the day! We will have a special STEAM based K’Nex project that each child will create during the day and will also be able to take home with them! We will also be hosting a special Magic Show in the afternoon at approximately 1:30 PM! All children should pack a lunch for this day, and a special snack will be provided in the afternoon.

School’s Out (SCOPE) Details for December 23, 2019 (Winter Break)

School’s Out (SCOPE) Details for December 23, 2019 (Winter Break)

School’s Out (SCOPE) Details for January 2020- May 2020 TBD

School’s Out (SCOPE) EXAMPLE Details –  April 6 – April 9, 2019 (Spring Break)

Below you will find an example schedule for the Spring Break SCOPE days.  The exact daily events for Spring 2020 will TBD.

Day 1 – We will be in-house all day as we will have Party Perfect Rentals bringing in their inflatable Laser Tag Game which we are hoping to play outside. Groups will be split into age appropriate teams for the games of Laser Tag. Please plan to pack a lunch for the day! Cost for BACHV participants is $50.00.  Drop-in cost $100

Day 2 – We will be in-house all day as we will have Party Perfect Rentals bringing in a selection of kid friendly games which include: Shoot & Score Connect 4; Soccer Darts; Strike a Light; Jet Ball; Giant Horseshoes & Gian Jenga. Please plan to pack a lunch for the day! Cost for BACHV participants is $50.00. Drop-in cost $100

Day 3 –  We will be boarding the buses at approximately 9:30 AM to travel to Knockerball & More in Monmouth Mall! Events will include: Human Foosball; Hungry, Hungry Humans Game; Dodgeball; Nerf Glow Darts; & Knockerball.  Estimated return time is 4:15 PM. Please back a “brown bag lunch” where all items can be disposed of at the trip site. Cost for BACHV participants is $50.00. Drop-in cost $100

Day 4 – We will be boarding the buses at 9:45 am for a trip to the Branchburg Sports Complex, and returning by bus at approximately 4:00 pm. Our activities will include: turf field games; gaga ball; a 3 story climbing structure; 2 games of laser tag; and limited time in the arcade. Please back a “brown bag lunch” where all items can be disposed of at the trip site. Cost for BACHV participants is $50.00. Drop-in cost $100

Day 5 – We will be in-house all day as we will have Mad Science coming in for the morning to present a fascinating science themed show, and all children will also have the opportunity to work with two “Mad Scientists” to create 2 different take home science experiments . In the afternoon, the Rider Dance Troupe will be traveling to Stony Brook to present a short performance for the kids, and then to hold a dance class with a variety of forms of dance for the group to experience. We will also provide a PIZZA LUNCH for the day! Cost for BACHV participants is $50.00. Drop-in cost $100

Please note these programs requires a minimum number of attendees, if this minimum is not met the date may be cancelled.