What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
This year, the Y’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is going virtual. The West Suburban YMCA is putting together care packages of succulents, a handmade card or bookmark, and a puzzle book with a pencil, eraser, and sharpener for the clients of Newton At Home, which includes senior citizens in the community that may be isolated at home due to COVID. You can help by sponsoring care packages or creating cards or bookmarks. Learn more and get involved at https://www.wsymca.org/events/mlk-day-service-event-0

Summer Camp Registration Opens on January 11th 
In 2020, the Y operated a fun and safe summer for hundreds of campers! In 2021, the Y plans to operate similarly with all COVID safety procedures in place. The Y offers two day camps, Camp Pikati on-site at the Y and Camp Chickami in Wayland, as well as one overnight camp, Camp Frank A. Day, in East Brookfield. Learn more at https://www.wsymca.org/camps

Registration is still open for Winter Programs
2020 was a challenging year that required families to break from their typical routines and adapt to new ways of doing things. Since July of 2020, the Y has been adapting as well. The Y remains committed to helping you and your family stay active, engaged, and above all, safe. The Y’s 6-week Winter Program Session will run from January 4th-February 14th and there is still time to register for these programs. Stay active as a family by signing up for swimming, sports, music, and fitness programs!

Upcoming Virtual Camp Info Sessions
Questions about camp? Sign up for a Virtual Camp Info Session. Meet staff and learn more about camp during one of the January Virtual Camp Info Sessions:
January 14, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
January 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
January 29, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Email campings@wsymca.org to register for a Virtual Camp info session.

February Vacation Week
Give your kids something to look forward to – no screens attached! Sign up for one of the Y’s school vacation programs for socially distanced games, sports, crafts, swim, and more February 16th -February 19th! Learn more and download a registration form at www.wsymca.org/childcare/school-vacation-programs.

Create A Class – Put together the roster, and the Y will run the program!
In the age of COVID-19, remaining involved in your favorite activities and staying within your bubble or cohort do not have to be mutually exclusive. The Y has introduced the option to form your own group of participants to create a class! Most Y programs can be adapted to Create A Class, including sports, aquatics, and fitness. Classes can take place indoors, outdoors, or virtually, and are available for all ages and abilities.

Out of School Time Community Connections
The Y’s Out of School Time (OST) program is a full day program from 7:45 am – 5:00 pm that supports distance learning for Grades K-8 and complements the Newton Public Schools schedule.

Families can enroll their child for 5 days, 3 days, or 2 days per week. The EEC-certified Out of School Time program provides academic support, structured routine, and opportunities for physical activities and enrichment activities. Learn more at www.wsymca.org/OST or contact Kaitlin McCarthy at kaitlinm@wsymca.org.

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 an inability to pay. Please contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Safety Protocols and Procedures
The West Suburban YMCA is operating in accordance with all guidelines and recommendations outlined by the CDC, the state of Massachusetts, and local health authorities. Visit the Y’s reopening guide for more about the West Suburban YMCA’s new protocols.

Current Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday, 5:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, 5:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm