Category Archives: Summer

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Early Spring Registration is Open! Early Spring Session runs February 24th – April 19th. Sign up for swimming lessons, small fitness training classes, sports, or creative arts! Register and find out more information here.

Family Fun Night, February 11th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Bring the whole family to the Y for some family fun time. Featuring arts & crafts, bouncy house, gym games and more! Free and open to all. Family Fun Nights occur on the second Tuesday of every month.

February Vacation Week Programming February Vacation Week is around the corner! They offer three childcare programs from February 18th – 21th. Out of School Time Vacation Programs are structured similarly to a day at camp, with a mix of activities such as fun games, creative projects, and free swim. Sports Vacation Clinics may include soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, and more. In addition, there are also new Creative Arts vacation programs! To learn more about vacation week programs, visit

Camp Registration is Now Open! Send your child to day camp at Camp Pikati or Camp Chickami, or try the overnight experience at Camp Frank A. Day. Learn more and register here:

Camp Info Sessions. Want to learn more about the summer camp offerings? Stop by the Y for one of these camp info sessions.

February 8th,  2:00 – 4:00 pm
February 26th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
March 10th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in member services, childcare and youth development, aquatics, fitness and more. The Y offers generous benefits, free membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow, Director of Human Resources, at or visit

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs. The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is their mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

It’s never too early to start thinking about summer camp!

Several New Hampshire summer camps have generously donated gift cards to the Bowen PTO, and they’re auctioning them off to the highest bidders. Your child gets an amazing camp experience, you save money on summer camp, and Bowen PTO gets additional funds to continue supporting the amazing staff and programs children enjoy!

To submit your bid, simply email by 11:59 pm on February 2nd with:

Your name
Your email address & phone number
Which camp you’re bidding on
Your bid amount

  • Camp Cody – Two Gift Cards, $1,750 each

Camp Cody welcomes boys and girls age 7-15. The gift cards can only be used by families attending the camp for the first time, and only for Session 1 (June 21st-July 4th, 2020) or Session 4 (August 2nd-15th, 2020). The winner is responsible for the difference in the cost, $2,200 and a $500 deposit is due at the time of sign-up. One gift card per family.

  • Camps Kenwood and Evergreen – One Gift Card for $1,000

Camps Kenwood and Evergreen welcome boys and girls age 8-15. The gift card can only be used by families attending the camp for the first time. The winner is responsible for the difference in cost, which will depend on the session selected.

Winners will be notified on February 3rd. If you have any questions, please email

Summer Soccer Boot Camp for Girls

Foley Athletic Advising Summer Soccer Boot Camp for girls in 6th – 12th grade will be held at The Fessenden School. Camp is run by Alison Foley, the winningest coach in Boston College history who Head coached Women’s Varsity Soccer for more than two decades!

More details here including registration link:

Rock it out this summer at The Conservatory at Highlands!

Registration is now open for the Summer Rock Bands! Join one or more of the week-long summer sessions. Ensembles arranged by age and experience. Register Here!

Some highlights include:

  • Students play favorite songs and/or perform vocals in their own bands
  • Recording sessions and music videos
  • Musical games
  • Kids stay cool indoors AND have time outside at the Newton Highlands playground
  • Students perform a concert on Friday at the end of each week-long session for friends and family!
  • Bands arranged based on age and experience
  • Pictures texted throughout the week sharing all the fun moments
  • For ages 6+

For more information and registration, visit or call 617-903-0944.

June 29th – August 23rd,  weekdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Conservatory at Highlands, 51 Winchester Street, Newton Highlands, 02461

16th annual Teen Summer Expo

Meet with directors of meaningful summer enrichment programs for kids ages 12-18 at the Teen Summer Expo. Options for every interest and budget from local day programs to worldwide adventure.

Free and OPEN TO EVERYONE. Please pre-register at

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January 27th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Newton South High School cafeteria