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A mother and son talk about their YMCA Camp Pikati experience

Nurturing the Potential of Future Leaders

Dec 23, 2021

Imagine a world where friendships and the future are fostered.

Cultivating Connection No Matter the Age

Dec 15, 2021

Imagine a world where social connections and healthy lifestyles are nurtured.

Meet Bob, a West Suburban YMCA member for over 17 years, who feels that, “Coming here is like being home.” Bob faced the challenges of the pandemic along with the world last year and realized how much he missed being “home.”

Helping Families Thrive

Dec 07, 2021

Imagine a world where diversity is celebrated, and child development is beyond parents’ expectations.

A counselor and campers gather in the woods.

Mission Moment: Caring for the Whole Child

Nov 18, 2021
Our team often receives notes of thanks from families at the end of a program, but this one written to our President & CEO Jack Fucci particularly resonated this year. The Camp Chickami staff truly brought to life the “for all” in the Y’s mission; this parent’s words say it all (shared with permission). 
 
Dear Jack, 
 
Doreen, Evelyn, Dan, and Kathy

Why We Give: Doreen Quintiliani and Kathy Daly

Nov 18, 2021
Doreen Quintiliani grew up down the street from the Y, and recently made a multi-year gift in memory of her parents, Evelyn and Daniel Quintiliani.

Youth Development at the Y: Mission in Action

Sep 29, 2021

Healthy youth development is a critical component of the West Suburban YMCA’s mission. Children and teens experience this in different ways — through our preschool, out-of-school time program, summer camps, instructional and team sports and aquatics, and simply hanging out in the gym after school.

A young girl holds an apple slice over her mouth like a smile

Free Meals for Kids and Teens All Summer at the West Suburban YMCA

Jul 06, 2021

West Suburban YMCA participates in Summer Eats, providing free lunch & snack to any child age 18 and under

Mobile Vaccine Clinic Comes to YMCA Camp Frank A. Day

Jun 19, 2021

Residential camp secures vaccinations for international staff and counselors

Five Days of Action: Join Us in Creating a Safer World for Children

Jun 08, 2021

West Suburban YMCA recognizes national Five Days of Action to protect children from sexual abuse

As summer activities and camps begin to ramp up, June is the perfect time to draw attention to the simple ways we can all make the children in our community safer. The West Suburban YMCA invites our community to join us this week as we participate in Five Days of Action.

Mission Moment: Ellen & Joel Peterson, Fun in the Pool During the Long Months of 2020

May 24, 2021

When the Y reopened in July 2020, the lap lanes were set to a reservation system. This allowed the staff to start learning members’ names and greeting them more regularly when they arrived at the pool. As we continued to greet the members, we started to learn more about them and their lives outside of the Y.