Summer Bridge

YMCA Summer Bridge Before-and-Afterschool Childcare

Pinellas County Schools has announced that Summer Bridge classes will be held virtually this year, and students will need to complete 8 hours of virtual classwork each week. Although schools are not operating, they have opened to YMCA Summer Camp to provide care and support virtual Summer Bridge at select schools.

Virtual learning will take place throughout the day. Computer labs will be available, however, if your student has checked out a device from Pinellas County Schools, we ask that they bring the device with them. Students will be responsible for their device at all times; Secure storage will be provided when not in use. 

The safety of our campers and staff is our top priority and we take this responsibility very seriously. We are committed to making our summer camps just as safe as the emergency relief care we offered while schools were closed. YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg staff are very experienced in keeping children and staff safe, especially during these uncertain times. Click here to learn more about our safety guidelines for Summer Camp.

Locations

Day Camp for ages 5 - 12 (Kindergarten completed):

  • Campbell Park Elementary
  • Lynch Elementary
  • Maximo Elementary
  • Mount Vernon Elementary
  • Pinellas Central Elementary

Teen Camp for grades 6 - 8 only:

  • Pinellas Park Middle

Weeks

  • Week 1, June 8 - 12
  • Week 2, June 15 - 19
  • Week 3, June 22 - 26
  • Week 4, June 29 - July 3
  • Week 5, July 6 - 10
  • Week 6, July 13 - 17
  • Week 7, July 20 - 24

Hours: 7:00AM - 6:00PM

Registration and Costs

Space in the Summer Bridge program is limited, and offered on a first come, first served basis. Pinellas County Schools has partnered with the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg and the Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB) of Pinellas County to provide this program for FREE to a limited number of students who meet specific eligibility requirements. In addition, financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

In order to qualify to attend at no cost, the following eligibility requirements MUST be met:

  • Eligible for free or reduced lunch
  • Registered for and attending Summer Bridge
  • In an effort to maximize enhancements to virtual learning, children will need to attend Monday - Thursday. Fridays will be used to catch up on missed assignments.

Families who do not qualify for the JWB-funded spaces may participate in the program for $125 per week.


To sign up for Summer Bridge, you MUST follow a 3-step process:

1

Enroll with Pinellas County Schools Virtual Summer Bridge Program at pcsb.org.

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2

Register with the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg.

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3

Download, complete and return a registration packet to the selected school site.

Registration Packet

In order to qualify for a reduced rate, your child must receive reduced-cost or free lunch during the school year; This status will be confirmed by Pinellas County School Board, and additional paperwork may be required. If you have additional questions, please call the YMCA Childcare Office at 727.895.9622 x6.