Snow Day Child Care Options in the High Country

Winter weather is finally making a return here in the High Country. Snow can bring a mixed of emotions to parents. It helps you feel like a child again, but it can also bring worries for what to do with your children when school is closed.

Snow Day Options Boone NC

Here are options in and around the High Country:

1- Snow Days at Chick-fil-A

In the event that school is cancelled due to snow; Chick-fil-A will have tables set up with games, coloring books and books to read. Also, kids will get one free hot cocoa with whip cream while they are there. Parents can call the store at 828-264-4660 to find out more details.

2- Snow Day Camp at Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort has created a snow day camp for children ages 4 to 12.

Cost: Full-Day – 10:00am to 5:30pm $35 per day ($30 for additional sibling)
Half-Day $20 per day (10am-2:30pm OR 1-5:30pm)

Children will enjoy:

– Fitness Activities
– Pool Time
– Crafts & Games
– Healthy Snacks

Campers must bring lunches and bathing suits.

To Register: Call Chetola Recreation Department Center at 295-5535 either prior to or on the snow day. If it is before 7am or after 8pm, leave the name and age of the child(ren) to automatically register.

3- Watauga County Schools Snow Day Program at Hardin Park

The Holiday/Work Day/Snow Day program is licensed as a school-age child care program by the NC Division of Child Development and offers supervised educational, recreational, and enrichment activities. The program operates 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. for Watauga County Schools students in grades K-5 at Hardin Park  elementary school on some holidays, teacher work days, or when schools are closed due to inclement weather.

Fees for each child are $17.00 per day.  Since we must hire and pay staff based on expected attendance, fees are charged for each day a child is registered to attend, including absences. All children registered for the program must pay for all snow days that the program operates during the time they are registered whether the child attends or not. The days listed on the registration are the only optional days.

Click on “Holiday/Work Day/Snow Day Registration” link below under “Parent Links” at Watauga County Schools website. You will be contacted by e-mail to attend a policy class after your registration is submitted. If you are not contacted, please attend one of the session times below or contact the site director.

4- The Williams YMCA of Avery County

Williams YMCA of Avery County Snow Camp When Avery County Schools are closed due to inclement weather the Williams YMCA will be opening the doors of the YMCA for all K-6th grade students. Daily activities will consist of craft time, active and quite games, sports, outdoor play, swimming, and tutoring time.

Parents will be asked to transport children to Williams YMCA for drop off and pickup.

Children will need to bring; bag lunch, individual snack, outside clothes, homework, bathing suit and towel.

Cost- $25 per day
When: December 1, 2015—February 29, 2016
Time: 7:30-5:30
For more information contact Jenn Roark:
828.737.5500 ext 311