Charlotte Dungan, Harvard Graduate Student, Pk-12 Educator, Parent, Lifelong Learner
You may want to check with your local Boys and Girls Club. Membership in the club is only $25 per YEAR and they have all kinds of programming that is free, including afterschool programming, preschool, and daily summer access that includes swimming. My daughter did their 3 hour boating program DAILY this summer and it was only $85 for the whole summer, and she could use the other facilities during the other hours. Also, the YMCA has program fees that can be reduced with demonstrated need, including summer camp programs. I loved their summer camps because they actually accommodated the working parent; i.e. 7:45-5:30, instead of the typical 9-3.
Best Wishes in finding a program that works for you!