March Events | West Suburban YMCA

What's Happening - March

Meghan Missett

Mar 15, 2018

Try the Y!

We are free and open to all on Mondays throughout March. Just stop by our 276 Church Street location with a valid ID, and we’ll waive our regular guest fees.


Registration for Late Spring Programs

Registration for Late Spring Programs open March 26 for Y members and April 2 for the community. Programs begin the week of April 23. Some highlights from our Late Spring session include:

  • NFL Flag Football League for grades 1-7. Participants will learn new skills and try different positions while playing 6 versus 6 flag football on the Y’s turf field. Sign up as an individual or create a team with friends.

  • Climbing Club for ages 7-12. Learn the fundamentals of climbing with a focus on teamwork as participants learn climbing terminology, how to back up a belay, foot technique and more.

  • Swim Lessons for all ages. Summer is right around the corner. Are you and your family ready? Start young in one of our infant or toddler swim classes and build your child’s confidence in and around water.

Visit to register online or stop by the Y’s Welcome Center at 276 Church Street, Newton, MA.


School Holiday Programs on Friday, March 30

The West Suburban YMCA is offering full day and half day program options on Good Friday.

  • Child Care Department – A well-rounded program that includes time for floor games, arts and crafts, snack, lunch and the option to swim. For more information or to sign up for this program, contact Director of Youth and Teen Programs, Jeremy Smith, at 617-244-6050 x3068.
  • Sports Department – For kids who like to be active and moving all day, sign up for the Y’s Good Friday Sports Program. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Floor Hockey, Flag Football, Capture the Flag, Battleship and more. For more information or to sign up for this program, contact Assistant Sports Director, Ray Isales, at 617-244-6050 x3131


Blue Waves Swim Try Outs

The Blue Waves Swim Team at the West Suburban YMCA is a nationally ranked competitive swim team for ages 6-17. All new swimmers looking to join the Blue Waves Swim Team for the Spring/Summer Long Course Season are required to try out. Try outs will be held April 3-5 and swimmers must pre-register for a try out slot ($5 for members / $10 for non-members). Try out registration is available online at or by calling 617-244-6050 x3086.


Sign Up for Summer Camps!

All summer long, the West Suburban YMCA keeps kids engaged and safe with our camp programs. We inspire kids to work and play together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime, and we make sure all kids feel welcome and comfortable being themselves. Registration is currently open for all WSYMCA summer camps! Sign up with a $100 deposit per session.


Day Camps – Weekly sessions, Monday-Friday, 9am – 4pm. Daily Swim lessons are included and extended care is available both in the morning and afternoon.

  • Camp Chickami is a traditional outdoor camp located in Wayland, MA welcoming boys and girls ages 6-15. Bus transportation is available from the West Suburban YMCA and stops throughout Newton.
  • Camp Pikati, located at the West Suburban YMCA, welcomes kids between the ages of 3-15 years with a half-day option for our youngest campers (ages 3-4). Pikati campers enjoy weekly themes in the traditional camp program, or they can participate in Pikati Sports Camp.


Overnight Camp – Camp Frank A. Day is located in East Brookfield, MA and welcomes boys and girls ages 7-15. Spanning 52 acres, Camp Frank A. Day has direct lake access with a beachfront, athletic fields, modern cabins, basketball courts, climbing towers and all the facilities needed to run a fun and safe summer camp.

For more information on summer camps contact, or call 617-244-6050 x3008.


Summer Sessions from the YCCA (Ages 12 and up)

Summer Sessions is a one-of-a-kind collaborative summer music program where participants write and record their own songs over the course of two weeks.

Participants will build and improve upon the creative skills of songwriting, filming, audio engineering, video editing, production, and instrumental or vocal performance while creating a complete, professional project featured on Spotify!

Session 1: July 2–13

Session 2: July 16–27

Session 3: July 30–August 10

Session 4: August 13–24

For more information, contact Kevin O'Connell at or 617-244-6050 x3208.


Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs

The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is our mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.