Youth Relief Care for Essential Workers

To serve and strengthen our community, the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg offered all-day school-age Youth Relief Care for Essential Workers to help support the children of healthcare and emergency response professionals who play important rolesin combating the coronavirus.

During this Youth Relief Care for Essential Workers, children engaged in fun activities including arts and crafts, sports, outdoor games and much more.

Dates: March 23 - May 29
 7am - 6pm
Cost: $50 for the week
Ages: 5 - 12 (See note below for ages 2 - 5)


Open to Essential Workers:

  • Medical Care Provider - Hospital, Doctor’s Office, Pharmacy, Nursing Home
  • Emergency Services - EMT, Police, Fire
  • Access to Food/supplies - Grocery Workers, Gas Station Attendants, Restaurant or other food service employees 
  • Child Care Providers - workers that provide care to other age groups


  • Jim & Heather Gills YMCA - 3200 1st Ave. South
  • Bardmoor YMCA - 8495 Bryan Dairy Rd.
  • YMCA at Lealman Exchange - 5175 45th St. North

The YMCA is a charitable organization open to all. Financial assistance is available.

Relief Care at Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA

Relief Care at Suncoast YMCA


Options for Ages 2 - 5

For ages 2 - 5, we offered care at our three YMCA Preschool Academies.

Bardmoor YMCA Preschool Academy* | 8495 Bryan Dairy Rd. in Largo| 727.394.9622
Lealman YMCA Preschool Academy* | 5175 45th St. North in St. Petersburg | 727.205.3115
Speer YMCA Preschool Academy | 2100 26th Ave. South in St. Petersburg | 727.822.2156

*These two Preschool Academies were located on the same campus as our Relief Care for Essential Workers, recommended for families with siblings in both age ranges.


Safety Precautions

The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg is taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our youth campers and staff. These precautions include:

  • During dropoff, parents/guardians will sign in at the front desk, and will not be allowed to wander through the buildings or visit with camp groups.
  • Upon dropoff, parents/guardians must answer the following questions:
    • Does your child have any of the following symptoms?
      1. New Cough
      2. Sore Throat
      3. Shortness of Breath
      4. Fever
    • Once the parent/guardian answers "no" to all four questions, the child's temperature will be taken. No child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be allowed into camp.
  • After the temperature is taken, children will be prompted to wash their hands before joining their group.
  • Staff to camper ratio will be 1:10 in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Handwashing will take place periodically throughout the day. After camp has completed for the day, rooms will be fully cleaned and sanitized.
  • At pickup, parents/guardians will need to show ID in order for their child to be released.
  • In addition, Y staff will intentionally teach and encourage good hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and follow a strict sick child policy during this program.


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