Category Archives: Summer

Newton Highlands Village Day 5k Run June 11th

Parents and children alike can start the morning off great by participating in this family-oriented Village Day 5K sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

$30.00 per adult, $10.00 per child. Runners registered by May 29th are guaranteed a race t-shirt. Register online today: If you have any questions, email Maureen Oates at

Can’t or don’t like to run? Then help out the Village Day 5K team by volunteering for the event. Volunteers are needed to help with registration,  at the water stop at Cold Spring Park and as race monitors on the course. It’s fun and you get a free t-shirt. Click this link to volunteer.

Middle School Summer Resources

While all young people benefit from out of school time activities that help them grow and learn, middle school tends to be an age when student participation decreases. The City of Newton’s Executive Office, Health and Human Services Department and Newton Public Schools are currently working on promoting out-of-school time for middle schoolers. While still in the early stages of this work, they have created a webpage on the City website to help families find summer options for their middle schooler, as well as provide other valuable information like financial aid tips, helpful links and more.

They will be continually adding more to the webpage in the coming months but with summer coming up, wanted to share now to help with planning. Feedback and ideas are welcome.

Click here for a link to the Middle School resources web page:

Summer Programs at the Y

Summer Programs

· Learn to swim – swimming lessons for all ages including Parent & Child classes
· Lifeguard Training Certification Classes
· Sports Leagues – NEW! SUMMER YBA Basketball
· Adult Sports Leagues
· Personal Training and Small Group Training

Registration for Summer Programs opens on May 30th for WSYMCA members and June 2nd for non-members. Visit to download a copy of the Summer Program Catalog.

Kids Night Out (Ages 7-13), June 9th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Parents: This is the last Kids Night Out until the fall! Drop off your kids for a fun Friday night with qualified staff members. They’ll order pizza for dinner and keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. $25 per child for members and $30 for non-members. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter. Everyone wins!

Annual Golf Tournament, June 19th, 1:00 – 8:00 pm
Join Y staff and volunteers at the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord for one of the premier yearly events. The tournament benefits the Y’s Annual Fund – providing financial assistance to local families in need. Registration includes 18 holes with a cart, lunch, dinner, player gifts and prizes for the winners of fun competitions like longest drive, closest to the pin, etc. For more information please visit, or contact Rosie Carey at 617-244-6050 x 3099.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs.

YMCA Summer Camp Open Houses

Camp Pikati – May 31st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Stop by the West Suburban Y and learn more about Camp Pikati. Campers between the ages of 3-15 enjoy themed-weeks throughout the summer. Traditional camp and a sports camp are available.

Camp Chickami – June 1st, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Meet the staff and take a tour of the beautiful 22 acre day camp located on Route 20 in Wayland. Camp Chickami is a traditional outdoor camp that welcomes kids between ages 6-15. Bus transportation is available from the West Suburban YMCA and stops throughout Newton.

Camp Frank A. Day – June 4th, 10:00 – 2:00 pm
Join a tour of the overnight campground in East Brookfield. Spanning 52 acres, Camp Frank A. Day has direct lake access with a beachfront, athletic fields, modern cabins, basketball courts, climbing towers and all the facilities needed to run a fun and safe summer camp. For kids from 7-15. Sessions vary in length.

For more information, please contact or call 617-244-6050 x 3008.

College Essay Support

ActiveMinds Tutoring, LLC: Your source for expert support for the College Admission Essay. Rising Seniors, check out these workshops, led by a former Harvard admissions officer. June and July in Newton.

Exclusive Newton North and South discount: register by May 26th for $50 off. By referring a friend who also signs up you get ANOTHER $50 off. This price INCLUDES a one-hour private session!

For additional details and to sign up please visit