As of January 1st, 2018, the Duluth Area Family YMCA will begin facilitating our before and after-school programming at North Star Academy.

Formerly known as Kid’s Club, Eagle’s Nest is a collaboration between the Duluth Area Family YMCA and the Duluth Edison Charter Schools.

Eagle’s Nest provides a safe and supervised environment for youth in grades K-6 to receive educational support and participate in enrichment activities. Program goals include fostering enrichment and learning, development of life skills, and providing year-round opportunities for fun and adventure through the following activities:

  • Academics
  • Creative Arts
  • Health and Wellness
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Homework Help
  • Mentoring

Our philosophy as collaborative programs are to offer a safe and engaging out-of-school time program that complements the school day and creates an enriching environment that fosters positive youth development and academic success.

Program Model

Snack and Physical RecreationHealthy snack and outdoor play
Brain Time and Homework HelpTutoring support and academic enrichment activities
Clubs and Enrichment ActivitiesFocusing on one specific activity to dive deeper into the content
Choice TimeOpportunity to choose from a variety of activities


Program Options and Fees

Time PeriodRates for 2017-18 School Year
AM Only (6:30 - 8:20am)$14 / week
PM Only (3;50 - 6:00pm)$22 / week
AM and PM $28 / week
Full Non-School Days (6:30am - 6:00pm)$40 / day
*Fees are subject to change. We will notify you in writing prior to the change.

Please Note:

  • Students in 5th and 6th Grade can ONLY register for AM Only, Full Non-School Days, and/or Half Non-School Days.  For after school options, please contact the Eagle’s Nest 5-8 Program.
  • In order to maintain a high-quality program, we DO NOT reimburse tuition for absences or vacations.
  • We require a two-week written notice of withdrawal from our program. With such notice, two weeks tuition will be charged.



All families must complete a registration form prior to your child attending the Eagle’s Nest Program. Registration forms can be submitted via paper or online through the Daxko system. A non-refundable annual enrollment fee of $35 per child will be charged at the beginning of each school year (starting Fall 2018).

To create a Daxko account and to register, please the Duluth YMCA website, and search for “Eagles Nest.”

For assistance creating your Daxko account, please view the instructions found here.

Please Note:

  • Fees can be paid online and automatic payments can be set through the Y Daxko system by using your account information.
  • Weekly fees will be invoiced each month on the 15 th of the month for the next month fees, which are due by the 1st of the month. (ex: The February invoice will be distributed on January 15 and will be due on February 1).
  • Full and Half Non-School Days fees must be paid at time of registration by using the online Daxko system.
  • Partial scholarships are available for qualifying families. Please contact the Site Coordinator if you need assistance.


Full and Half Non-School Days

These days are open to students in grades K-6. If your child is not registered for the Eagle’s Nest before and after school program, your child can still attend these program days, but a registration packet must be filled out prior to attending.

  • Online registrations through the Daxko system must be completed 1 week prior to the full or half non-school day for your child to attend the program. If you are unable to register online, please contact the Site Coordinator.
  • Fees for these additional days are due when you register.
  • We will provide a flyer with details about what will happen on these days a few weeks in advance.


Summer Programming

For students who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. Activities include special on-site programming and weekly off-site field trips.

Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Dates: Monday, June 17– Friday, August 23 (closed July 4 th ), 30-day minimum enrollment with flexible scheduling
Rates: $40 daily rate (includes weekly field trips)
Registration Date: Opens early March. Families will be able to register online through the Daxko system.



Daxko System and Billing Questions:

If you have questions about billing or the Daxko system, please contact:

Betsy Blaisdell, Support Services Specialist
218.387.3386 x 503


Program Questions:

If you have questions related to the North Star K-6 program, please contact:

Anne Rawlins, Site Coordinator
218-728-9556 x5316


Please view the Eagle’s Nest K-6 family handbook for policies and procedures.