Category Archives: School Breaks

John M Barry Boys & Girls Club April Vacation Week

Come and Enjoy the Fun! In a safe socially distance environment. Arts, STEM, Social Recreational Games, Challenges, Daily Physical Activity, and weather permitting Outside Activities.

Members must bring appropriate outside gear to participate in the outdoor activities, as well as a lunch, afternoon snack, water and extra masks.

Register today..!

Lions Golf School

Lessons for boys and girls Grades 5 through Grade 9 which are good for anyone interested in trying out for high school golf or who just wants to learn about golf. No experience
needed. Cost is $25.00 per day or $65.00 for all 3 days.

Run by coaches of, former and current players of the Newton South Lions golf team. Other clinics to be announced soon, private lessons, zoom sessions, on course sessions, and more. If interested, please email or call or text 6175849979

April Vacation clinic April 20th – 22nd,  10:00 – 11:00 am
Leo Jay Martin Course,  Weston

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Thinking about joining the Y?
Spin & Win! Now is a great time to join the Y! During the month of March, prospective members can spin a wheel and receive a prize. Prizes include 5% off three months of membership, a complimentary massage, and many other prize options. Visit to learn more.

Learn about Overnight Camp!
This summer is a great time to send your kids to the Y’s overnight camp, Camp Frank A. Day in East Brookfield, MA. At overnight camp, kids learn how to be more independent while also forming strong bonds and friendships. Adventure awaits! The Y is now offering Mini Camp sessions where freshmen campers between the ages of 7-10 can try out the overnight camp experience for just a week at a time rather than committing to the full three week session.

Refer a new camper to Camp Frank A. Day and you’ll each receive $200 off your camp fees. Referring two friends? You’ll get $400 off camp fees! Learn more about the Y’s summer camps at

Register for Late Spring Programs
Session runs April 26th – June 20th . The Y remains committed to helping you and your family stay active, engaged, and safe. Stay active as a family by signing up for swimming, sports, music, and fitness programs! The Y also offers the option to “Create A Class,” where participants can form a group, such as a family, bubble, or cohort, to create their own custom class, including sports, aquatics, and fitness. Visit the Y’s website for more details and to view a full catalog of offerings at

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

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 our 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.

Winter training programs

Boston Athletic Training is excited to offer winter training programs for kids ages 7+ with  everything from Basketball and Football to Speed and Strength training. Programs take place on both weeknights, as well as weekends at the Hyde Center. They are offering some training during the February Break as well!

Email or call 857-313-8442.

New Programs Start Next Week!

Winter Programming
Don’t miss the start of the Winter Program Part 2 at the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton next week. The program features an all new set of opportunities for young people in the areas of Athletics, The Arts, STEM, and Leadership at rates that are affordable to all.

Most programs meet once per week and run February through the end of March. They  follow the strictest Covid-19 health protocols so members can have fun in a safe environment. Groups size is guaranteed to be 10 or fewer with dedicated workspaces for each student. Register Today

February Vacation 3 Day Experience
Get your kids out of the house and into something new during the February Vacation break. Carefully chosen socially distant activities will get your child engaged and exercising in a small cohort of their peers. Sign up for this three day oasis featuring all the fun of summer camp day in the middle of the winter!
Register Today