Category Archives: School Breaks

What’s Happening at the Y-Late Spring Programs

Registration for the following late Spring Programs opens April 3rd for WSYMCA Members and April 7th for Non-Members. Visit wsymca.org to download a copy of our Early & Late Program Spring Guide, or stop by the Y if you’d like help to register.

  • Swim Lessons for all ages, Aquatics Fitness Classes
  • Sports Leagues – Soccer, Tee Ball and NFL Flag Football
  • April School Vacation Week Programs
  • Music Lessons and Rock Band
  • Personal Training and Small Group Training

NFL Flag Football League – Ages 9-11. Get your friends together to enter a team or join as a free agent. Games are 5 v 5, played on the Y’s Turf Field, officiated by Y staff and authentic NFL team jerseys are provided. For more information, or to sign up, contact Kimberly Benzan at kimberlyb@wsymca.org. April 2nd – May 21st

What’s Happening at the Y-April Vacation Programs

The West Suburban YMCA’s Child Care and Sports Departments offer full-day and half-day programs during the April School Vacation Week for kids between the ages of 6-12. From arts & crafts to sports and swimming – a variety of daily activities will keep kids entertained and safe all day.

To sign up, or for more information contact Georgette Chiasson at georgettec@wsymca.org or Kimberly Benzan at kimberlyb@wsymca.org.

Camp runs  Tuesday, April 18th – Friday, April 21st.

Newton Parks and Recreation’s great programs starting this Spring

Archery: Join indoor archery at the Newton Centre Hut. Learn the fundamentals of archery and put your skills to the test in mini competitions and archery games. Classes are offered for people ages 10 and up, adults can participate too. This class is led by a certified ASA Archery Instructor from On The Mark Archery and all equipment is provided.

Wednesdays March 22nd – April 12th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm


Horseback Riding:There are still a few spaces open for the horseback riding program at Lil Folk Farm in Holliston. Group lessons in horseback riding and horsemanship are offered for children in grades 3 – 8.  Transportation is provided from the Albemarle Field House in Newton.

Grades 3 – 8 on Sundays April 23rd – May 7th, 1:00 – 5:15 pm and
Grades 3 – 5  on Tuesdays April 25th – May 16th, 1:00 – 5:15 pm


Golf: Join Commonwealth Golf Course for this year’s golf instruction including SNAG
(Starting New at Golf), Weekend Clinics, After School Programs, April Vacation, Summer
Camps and Ladies Beginners classes. A variety of dates and times are offered.


April School Vacation Camps: A variety of programs are offered for kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade including sports camps at Pellegrini Park, field trip camps at Burr Park and field trip and special event camps at Lower Falls Community Center. School vacation programs run April 18th – 21st and participants can register by day or for all 4 days.


To register online, go to www.activityreg.com and click on Massachusetts, then Newton
Parks and Recreation. Click on the Register tab, then select programs or activities and
all of the above programs are listed under the Recreation Programs and Activities
section.

February Vacation math camp

There are still a few more spots for Next Week’s February Vacation Math Camp at Mathnasium. Choose any 2, 3, 4 or 5 day option during Vacation Week, February 20th – 24th.

Programs are individualized to student needs: Addition Mastery, Multiplication Hero, Fabulous Fractions, Decimals, Percents, MCAS practice. Maximum 4 students per Instructor. Cost: $49.00 – $65.00/day. 100% money-back guarantee. If it’s not fun, it’s not Mathnasium.

Details at: www.mathsense.com/boost

Cabin Fever

Worried about Cabin Fever this school break? Get the kids to a free event at the Microsoft Store. Check out the fun-filled week below.

Minecraft Build Challenge
February 21st, 3:00-4:00 pm
Looking for a fun way to experience Minecraft? Visit your local Microsoft Store for a Minecraft Build Challenge workshops! Players will work in teams to create something epic before the clock runs out. Register today and put your skills to the test!  Only 5 spots left.

Create Digital Art with FreshPaint
February 21st, 5:00-7:00 pm
In this free, hands-on, 2 hour camp, students 8–12 will learn to create and share their own digital art with the Fresh Paint app for Windows 10. They’ll explore the basics of Fresh Paint, using lifelike oil and watercolors, pastels, and more to craft their own creations. They’ll also get a sneak peek of advanced digital art skills like mixing paint and layering media. Activities will focus on learning through experience and peer-to-peer learning, and themes may be based on upcoming seasons and special events.

At the end of the camp, participants will:
· Be familiar with the creative possibilities of digital drawing and painting
· Have experience with the Fresh Paint layout and tools
· Create original artwork and share it with peers

Register Today! Only 7 spots left.

Minecraft Hour of Code – Designer
February 23rd, 3:00-4:00 pm
Go behind the scenes to learn how to code, program, and play in your own gaming world. You’ll use kid-friendly programming to learn how creativity and problem solving come together to make something all your own.

During Minecraft Hour of Code: Designer you’ll program animals and other Minecraft creatures in your own version of Minecraft. The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant must remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of the event. Register Today! Only 4 spots left

Forza Friday
February 24th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Come test drive the new Forza Horizon 3 in the gaming lounge. Challenge a Microsoft Employee to a best lap time competition and win free swag. Register today! Space is unlimited

Minecraft Build Challenge
Saturday, February 25th, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Looking for a fun way to experience Minecraft? Visit your local Microsoft Store for a Minecraft Build Challenge workshops! Players will work in teams to create something epic before the clock runs out. Register today and put your skills to the test!
Register today! Only 6 spots left.

Hoops & Homework Party
February 25th, 1:00-4:00 pm
Join a free party to support Hoops & Homework at the Microsoft Store. Explore one of the many fun stations—get creative with Fresh Paint, play games with Xbox, and even try out virtual reality—all in the name of a good cause.

Hoops and Homework was chosen as one of the six local organizations to participate in the Team Framingham fundraising for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Runners will be expected to raise a minimum of $1,500 for one of six organizations, with a fundraising target of $3,000. Help spread the word and show the runners your support! Register today!  Space is unlimited.

Minecraft Hour of Code- Adventurer
February 26th, 11:30 am –  12:30 pm
Go behind the scenes to learn how to code, program, and play in your own gaming world. You’ll use kid-friendly programming to learn how creativity and problem solving come together to make something all your own. During Minecraft Hour of Code: Adventurer you’ll use code to take Alex or Steve on an adventure.

The parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult caregiver of every camp participant must remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of the event.
Register today! Only 6 spots left.

Vacation Week Math Camp

February Vacation week Math Camp at Mathnasium. Choose any 2, 3, 4 or 5 day option February 20th – 24th. Programs are individualized to student needs: Addition Mastery, Multiplication Hero, Fabulous Fractions, Decimals, Percents, MCAS practice. Maximum 4 students per instructor. Cost: $49.00 – $65.00/day. 100% money-back guarantee. If it’s not fun, it’s not Mathnasium. Details at: www.mathsense.com/boost

The Tanglewood Marionettes present “Cinderella”

A February school vacation treat… Set in the eighteenth century and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed 30” marionettes, this production of Cinderella is a Tanglewood Marionettes showpiece.

The story unfolds as the pages of a giant book open to reveal each beautifully painted setting – the village square, the rustic kitchen, the magnificent ballroom, plus many more. All your favorite characters are here, from gentle Cinderella to the bumptious stepsisters and the charming Prince, and a few new surprises: Cinderella’s method of conveyance to the ball is NOT the traditional horse-drawn coach, and, when all hope seems lost, a clever little bluebird saves the day for Cinderella.

A classic fairy tale told with wit and style, Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of Cinderella is sure to please audiences of all ages.

To learn more, visit www.newtoncommunitypride.org.  Tickets $8.00 in advance/$10.00 at the door. Purchase tickets on-line and pay with your credit card or PayPal.

Newton Cultural Center
City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton
February 25th, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

February Break basketball

ASA Hoops is hosting a February Vacation basketball Clinic at the Brown Middle School in Newton. This clinic is for boys and girls ages 7-15, and will run from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm daily. Last year’s clinic did sell out, those interested are encouraged to pre-register at: www.asahoops.com/clinics. For questions email: Coachb@asahoops.com.

February Vacation Week Math Boost

February Vacation Week Math Camp at Mathnasium. Choose any 2, 3, 4 or 5 day option. Programs are individualized to student needs: Addition Mastery, Multiplication Hero, Fabulous Fractions, Decimals, Percents, MCAS practice. Maximum 4 students per Instructor. Cost: $49.00 – $65.00/day. 100% money-back guarantee if your child is not having fun. If it’s not fun, it’s not Mathnasium. Details at: www.mathsense.com/boost.