After School Programs
Every day the Youth Center provides area kids with a safe, well-supervised place to do homework, play games, explore art activities, or simply hang out with friends. Staff and volunteers, including Williams College students, are on hand daily to mentor younger people as they work on study, athletic, and social skills. The new youth center is an attractive and safe place where kids can play. Come check it out!
+ Our after school program, in addition to providing the broadest range of after-school programming in the area, is also the least expensive.
+ Please read our handbook for more information.
Before School Programs
The WYC operates a before school program from 7:00 – 8:30AM each weekday. Kids are welcome to join us for a light breakfast (cereal and fruit), games, homework help, and more in our brand new facility on the grounds of the Williamstown Elementary School.
+ Grades k-8 welcome.
+ Cost of the program is $7.00 per child per day.
The Youth Center opens its door from 8AM-5:30PM on snow days, all-day school staff development days, and school vacations, including an eight-week summer camp.
Camp days include field trips as well as a daily variety of athletic and art activities. In addition, our summer camp features weekly trips to area swimming spots as well as longer field trips to regional attractions.
All day programs are supervised by Youth Center staff as well as our core of college student workers and volunteers, with additional support provided by local secondary school counselors and volunteers.
In our new home, the WYC finally has a facility that reflects our commitment to quality arts programming. The WYC partners with local artists and organizations — Berkshire Dance Theater, MCLA’s Arts Administration Program, and the Williams College Museum of Art being three examples — to provide instruction as well as free studio experience for any young person with an interest in the arts.
For decades, the Youth Center has offered a variety of programs in team and individual sports. Today we are the parent organization or partner of in-house and travel programs in team sports such as soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and volleyball; in addition to partnering with local institutions (such as Jiminy Peak Resort and the Williams College Athletic Dept.) to provide instruction in individual sports like swimming and diving, skiing, track and field, and tennis.
All of our sports offerings are consistent with our sports philosophy statement.
From time to time the Youth Center hosts programs for adults, including painting, movement, and yoga classes designed specifically for adults.
Flow Yoga with Mary Egerton
Please contact the instructors directly for information and payments.
Please contact the WYC at:
if you are interested in teaching a class.
Scholarships: The Youth Center is committed to making our programs and services available to all area families. For this reaso, we provide need-based scholarships so that any child can afford to participate. Please contact Michael Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.