Family School Resources

We know this school year is creating many challenges for families. Whether you're choosing in-person learning or e-learning, the Y is here to support your family.

The Y is providing before and after school care at select Rockford Public Schools, Harlem schools and Pecatonica. 

During Kids' Time, children participate in fun and educational activities that help them achieve their goals, make new friends, and belong. We will provide small groups that focus on social distancing and safety. 

**RPS students: We are planning on after school care at an off-site location for Wednesdays. More information coming soon. Register

Kids' Time Remote Learning Wednesdays is for Rockford Pubic School students. It will run from the time students arrive at our YMCA facilities until 5:30pm. RPS transportation has agreed to bus students to the following YMCA facilities:

Northeast Family YMCA: Brookview, Maria Montessori, and Spring Creek
SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA: Bloom, Carlson, Froberg, Johnson, Rolling Green, Thurgood Marshall, and Whitehead.

Transportation Information

Students being bussed will need to fill out an RPS Transportation Waiver and email it to Please allow 48 hours before transportation is able to process your request. Click the link below to get the waiver.

RPS Transportation Waiver Register

Camp C.A.R.E.S. - Childcare and Recreation-Enhanced Studies

Camp Winnebago is pleased to offer small group childcare and remote learning support this school year. Children will have a safe space to work on district-provided remote lessons with the support of their group leader, while also having the opportunity to engage in outdoor education & STEM activities, arts & crafts, and traditional camp activities. Financial assistance options available.

Ages served: 5 yrs - 8th grade Register

Join us each Thursday at Camp Winnebago for Community Recreation Camp! Perfect for homeschool and remote learning families. Children will have the opportunity to explore, learn, develop skills, and gain a sense of achievement while having a blast participating in camp activities! This weekly program will include archery, climbing wall, canoes, black hole slide, in addition to traversing the trails of camp and team building with peers!

Activities are based outdoors. Please check weather and dress accordingly. We will have a lunch break around noon - please pack a lunch for your camper.

Meets weekly on Thursdays
9am - 3pm
9/9 - 10/28  Register