Schools Out Special (SOS)


Schools Out Special also known as SOS, offers all day childcare for parents who need a safe and fun environment for their children during teacher work days, holiday breaks and even snow days (weather permitting). 

SOS runs from 7:00am-6:00pm on dates offered, and is jam packed with field trips to places like Pump It Up, Movie Theater, Frankie's Fun Park, Skate Palace, bowling and more! We also offer a wide variety of planned activities such as arts & crafts, fun and exciting games as well as swim time in our aquatics center! Ages for SOS days are 5 Years-14 years.

Each day, please send a lunch and two snacks as well as a bathing suit & towel. All program participants should wear something comfortable and tennis shoes on SOS days. 


Registration is available at the front desk for all SOS days, rates are as follows:

Daily Rate (Teacher work days, single holidays, snows days):

Members: $20/per child

Program-Members: $40/per child 

Full Break (Christmas Break & Spring Break):

Christmas Break:

Members: $180/per child 

Program-Members: $250/per child

Spring Break:

Members: $100/per child 

Program-Members: $170/per child


Dates Remaining for the 2016-2017 School Year:

December 19-30 (Christmas Break)

January 2, 16

February 20

March 17

April 3-7 (Spring Break)


Snow Days: Snow days are contingent on the hours of the YMCA and if staff can arrive safely to the facility. Please call your local branch ahead to check SOS hours of operation. Same rates apply to snow days.


Childcare Staff Contact Information:

Middle Tyger YMCA

Alec Turner

Childcare Coordinator 



Thomas E. Hannah YMCA 

Chelsey Swofford 

Childcare Coordinator 



Campobello-Gramling School 

Nichole Turner

After School Site Director



YMCA of Greater Spartanburg

Kait Johnson

Association Childcare Director

(864)484-9623 & (864)585-0306