Category Archives: Summer

April vacation and Summer learning opportunities

Leadership and Public Speaking Workshop. Lumos is running a 2-day Debate Workshop during April Vacation Break. Your child will study public speaking, critical thinking, and leadership with experienced instructors. The class is lots of fun and very active – a good class even for shy or quiet kids. The class is open to students Grades 6-9. Register at

Lumos also offers a 2-week summer program that teaches all these skills and more! Get summer info at Email or call 617-901-4564.

New Summer Program!

Service Stars Newton is running fun community-service based projects for kids entering grades K-5. The goal is to introduce children to local charities, show them how they can be involved, and develop empathy for others.

This program runs the weeks of August 13th and 20th. Sign up for full weeks, individual days, or half days! Email with any questions at See the website for more information:

Einstein’s Workshop: Newton Summer Camp Discounts / Vacation Week Programs

Einstein’s Workshop Summer Camps provide a wide range of STEM programming for children in grades K-9 at their Newton (Zervas) and Burlington locations.

Register for the Newton camp by April 1st to take advantage of a 10% early bird discount and refer a friend by May 1st for an additional 10%. For more information or to register, please see

Einstein’s Workshop also offers Good Friday and April Vacation Week programming at its Burlington location. Learn more at

What’s Happening at the Y – Summer Camps and Programs

Sign Up for Summer Camps!

All summer long, the West Suburban YMCA keeps kids engaged and safe with camp
programs. They inspire kids to work and play together, creating friendships that can last a
lifetime, and make sure all kids feel welcome and comfortable being themselves.
Registration is currently open for all WSYMCA summer camps! Sign up with a $100 deposit per session.

Day Camps – Weekly sessions, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Daily Swim lessons are included and extended care is available both in the morning and afternoon.

Camp Chickami is a traditional outdoor camp located in Wayland welcoming boys and girls ages 6-15. Bus transportation is available from the West Suburban YMCA and stops throughout Newton.

Camp Pikati, located at the West Suburban YMCA, welcomes kids between the ages of 3-15
years with a half-day option for our youngest campers (ages 3-4). Pikati campers enjoy weekly themes in the traditional camp program, or they can participate in Pikati Sports Camp.

Overnight Camp – Camp Frank A. Day is located in East Brookfield and welcomes boys and girls ages 7-15. 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 more information on summer camps contact, or call 617-244-
6050 x3008.

Summer Sessions from the YCCA (Ages 12 and up)

Summer Sessions is a one-of-a-kind collaborative summer music program where participants write and record their own songs over the course of two weeks.

Participants will build and improve upon the creative skills of songwriting, filming, audio
engineering, video editing, production, and instrumental or vocal performance while creating a complete, professional project featured on Spotify!

Session 1: July 2nd – 13th
Session 2: July 16th – 27th
Session 3: July 30th – August 10th
Session 4: August 13th – 24th

For more information, contact Kevin O’Connell at or 617-244-6050

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs

The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is our mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Opera Camp: How to Create an Opera

VOICES Boston and Boston Lyric Opera are offering Opera Camp to singers entering 3rd-6th grade in the 2018-2019 school year.

Learn the process of creating an opera and try each step along the way! In the spirit of Boston Lyric Opera’s commitment to new works and BLO Education’s use of the Music! Words! Opera! curriculum, they want to hear youth voices. Through this hands-on opera day camp, facilitated and coached by experienced educators, youth will create an original opera “pitch” to present to BLO staff, including a sample of original music, story, libretto, staging and design concepts. For more information, contact Kalee at

Cost: $600 per student. $100 deposit to register
Registration Deadline: May 1st
Register by following this link:

Camp dates July 30th – August 3rd, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm