West Suburban Y offers programs for all ages in January

Wednesdays in January are free! Present a valid ID at the welcome desk and use the facilities for the day.

Resolutions Fitness Challenge – Starts the week of January 14

New year, new you! Sign up for the Y’s Resolutions Fitness Challenge to jumpstart your health and fitness goals for 2019. Join a team led by one of the Y’s certified personal trainers, and compete against the other teams to see whose team can lose the greatest percentage of weight and body fat during the eight-week challenge.

Pickle Ball – Tuesdays & Thursdays

The West Suburban YMCA hosts drop-in pickle ball on both Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am in the gymnasium. Pickle ball is free for West Suburban YMCA members and $5.00 drop-in fee for non-members.

Poetry Night- February 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Organized by Barbara Helfogtt-Hyett of Poemworks, the event will feature readings by two local poets. Guests will also be invited to share their own written work during the open mic portion of evening. This event is free and open to the public.

February Vacation Programs – February 19-22

Do your kids need something to do while they are off from school for February vacation? The West Suburban YMCA is offering full-day and half-day program options February 19- 22. Sign up for a program to ensure your child has a fun vacation and you have peace of mind! Call 617-244-6050 for more information.

Lifeguard Training and Certification Course

Become an American Red Cross certified lifeguard during February school vacation week. Learn the practical skills necessary to recognize a critical situation and provide lifesaving care to individuals in the water. CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid certifications are included in the course. This is a four-day class that meets February 18 – 21, from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Students must be present for ALL days. Visit wsymca.org to register, or call 617-244-6050.

Spring YBA (Youth Basketball Association) League

Registration is open for the Y’s spring YBA league, which runs March 2-April 14. YBA is a fun league for boys and girls ages 4-12 to learn and play basketball. The league is separated into four age groups: Mini (ages 4-5), Biddy (ages 6-7), Rookie (ages 8-9) and Collegiate (ages 10-12). All leagues are co-ed, and volunteer coaches are encouraged. For more information and to register, visit wsymca.org, or call 617-244-6050.

Summer camp registration opens January 14

The West Suburban YMCA offers three summer camps: Camp Pikati at the Y, Camp Chickami in Wayland, MA, and Camp Frank A. Day in East Brookfield, MA. Each camp offers children a unique and engaging summer experience. Attend one of the Y’s upcoming camp info sessions to learn more about YMCA summer camps.

Camp Info Sessions at the Y

· January 24 – 4:30-6:30 p.m.

· February 6 – 9:00-11:00 a.m.

· February 11 – 3:00-5:00 pm

· February 20 – 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

· March 2 – 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Work at the Y

The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in child care and youth development, aquatics, fitness and more. Great benefits, FREE membership, and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow at lauras@wsymca.org, or visit wsymca.org/about/work-here.

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. Contact the Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.