Category Archives: School Breaks

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 info@bostonathletictraining.com 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

February Break Volleyball Clinics

The All-Skills + Tryout Prep volleyball clinics will offer skill acquisition and improvement through drills and game-play with continual feedback and instruction from the coaching staff. Skills covered include attacking, blocking, serving, passing, setting, defense, transition, and tryout tips.

The grade 6-8 group will focus on building strong fundamentals and building confidence in 2v2, 4v4, and 6v6 situations and the grade 9-12 group will be geared toward players looking to tune up and advance their skills ahead of high school team tryouts.

The coaching staff provides instruction, feedback, and direction in a positive, safe, and supportive environment. Covid safety is the priority, please see additional info at the bottom of this page.

For more information and to sign up visit Clinics

February 15th – 18th, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
Boston Sports Club Complex,  140 Great Plain Ave, Wellesley

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 Continue reading

Youth Happenings at the West Suburban YMCA

December 2020 Winter Vacation Programs – December 28th – December 31st
Give your kids something to look forward to – no screens attached! Sign up for one of the Y’s school vacation programs for an active week of socially distanced games, sports, crafts, swim, and more! Learn more and download a registration form at www.wsymca.org/childcare/school-vacation-programs.

Winter Programs: January 4th – February 14th Registration is open!
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.  Stay active as a family by signing up for swimming, sports, music, and fitness programs! Register today: https://www.wsymca.org/find-a-program

Create A Class – Put together the roster, and the Y will run the program!
Stay involved in your favorite activities AND keep within your bubble or cohort! The Y has introduced the option to form your own group of participants to create a class. Whether it’s your school cohort, a family bubble, or a neighbor group, the Y will work with you to set up a day and time for your group and the program of your choosing.

Most Y programs can be adapted to Create A Class. Everything from toddler tumbling to teen basketball, youth swim lessons to yoga, and everything in between! Classes can take place indoors, outdoors, or virtually.

West Suburban YMCA programs have been adapted to operate in accordance with all safety protocols and sector-specific guidelines outlined by the CDC, the state of Massachusetts, and local health authorities. If you have questions about a specific program or class, please visit the Y’s website for more information and registration.

Family Swim during December School Vacation Week
Have the pool to yourself with family swim! 30-minute reservation slots are available in the Y’s small pool. Family swim is limited to ONE family/household with a maximum of six family members. Additional family swim times available during winter vacation week! Make a reservation and learn more: https://www.wsymca.org/schedules-events/pool-schedule

YMCA Summer Camp Registration opens January 11th
In 2020, the West Suburban YMCA operated a safe, successful, and fun camp season for hundreds of children at YMCA Camp Pikati and YMCA Camp Chickami. Registration for day camp and overnight camp (YMCA Camp Frank A. Day) opens on January 11th. Day Camp deposit(s) are fully refundable until April 1, 2021, so families can maintain flexibility when making summer plans. Learn more at www.wsymca.org/camps.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs
The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is 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.