SOUTH SHORE YMCA

Helping Families Stay Stronger Together

Although the South Shore YMCA is closed to help our community stay safe and healthy during these times, we want to share these fun, family activities and resources to keep everyone active and discovering new adventures together at home.

At Home Activities and Resources for Families

What Families Can Do When We Re-Open

FAMILY FITNESS CLASSES

Each month we offer FREE family and youth fitness classes for Family Household Members. Parents/caregivers welcomed and encouraged to attend!

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PLAYROOM + ACTIVITY CENTER

Babysitting service in the Playroom is included for free as part of Household Membership. Older kids can play and hang out in our Activity Centers. Swim, work out, or enjoy free WiFi in our cafe while your children are engaged and supervised. Adult caregiver must remain onsite within the YMCA facility. A two-hour time limit per day, or 1.5 hours for children under 12 months old, applies.

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THE NEW FAMILY PLAY ZONE (Emilson)

A vibrant, enclosed free play area for families to socialize and play together. Located near our SKY TRAIL®, the Family Play Zone is open Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm and weekends 8am-4pm. Children must be supervised by an adult (age 16 or older) at all times.

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KIDS' NIGHT OUT

Need a Saturday night out? Drop off the kids for some fun at the Y from 5pm-8pm every Saturday while you head out on the town! Take time for yourself while your children are treated to pizza, games, movies and more, all under the care of our experienced staff.

Cost: SSYMCA Member – $20/child
Non-Member – $25/child (non-refundable)

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KIDS' DAY OUT

Go out get some errands done, get your nails done, go shopping, make a doctor appointment or catch up with friends while your children (ages 2-9) play, explore and learn with experienced, caring YMCA staff. Pizza is provided, themed day fun and surprises.

Cost: SSYMCA Member – $20/child
Non-Member – $25/child (non-refundable)
Dates vary each month, so please visit the calendar links for each branch above for the most recent details!

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FAMILY PRIME TIME (Quincy) & FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHTS (Emilson)

The Y is the area’s only health & well-being center where families of all ages can play and get active together. During Family Prime Time at Quincy or Family Fun Nights at Emilson, certain areas of the Y like our Aquatics and Fitness Departments host a variety of free, structured activities for families! Your whole family will have fun together...for FREE!

Cost: FREE
Emilson: 5pm-7pm every Friday night
Quincy: 3pm-7:30pm every Saturday night

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FAMILY GYM PLAYGROUP

Join other parents and children for a morning of structured play, fun and social time while working to build the 5 pillars that support a healthy family: eat healthy, play every day, time together, unplug and sleep well! Every child’s parent or caregiver needs to be actively involved in the group.

Emilson YMCA: Every Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am-12pm in the gym. Included with household membership/ $7 per child for non-members.

Quincy YMCA: Every Monday – Friday
10:30am-12pm on the turf. Free/included in the price of household membership, $7 per child for non-members

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TUTORING

The South Shore Y offers individual, one-to-one tutoring services and mentoring programs for students who need assistance in math and language arts, building student confidence while developing academic skills.

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VOLUNTEER AT OUR FAMILY FARM

Lend a hand at our SSYMCA Family Farm in Hanover! All are welcome, including individuals, families of all ages and groups.

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HOST YOUR CHILD'S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE SSYMCA

Parties at the South Shore Y are a fun, healthy way to celebrate your child's special day! We offer extensive themes like Gymnastics, Sky Trail, Rock Star/Recording Studio and more to build a party that’s just right for them, so submit your inquiry today!

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SATURDAY TEEN NIGHTS (Quincy)

Calling all Teens! Mark your calendars for Saturday Teen Nights at the Quincy Y! The night runs from 8pm-10pm and it's a drop in program so Teens can come in any Saturday and register at the welcome desk for the event.

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LEGO Club

Do you love Legos? Then join us at the Emilson Y for LEGO club. Building, creating, and constructing with Legos will be the order of business at this club! Have fun exploring a variety of weekly themes and challenge yourself to try some new building techniques. Come learn and share some new ideas at the Emilson Y LEGO Club.

EMILSON:
Every Wednesday, 4pm-5pm
Ages: 4 Yrs. – 10 Yrs.
Fees: SSYMCA Member – $90/child; Non-Member – $115/child
Questions: contact Annie Vraibel, Director of Youth & Family, South Shore YMCA, Emilson Branch, at 781-829-8585 ext. 8232 or avraibel@ssymca.org.

QUINCY:
Every Thursday, 4pm-5pm
Ages: 4 Yrs. – 10 Yrs.
Fees: SSYMCA Member – $90/child; Non-Member – $115/child
Questions: contact Rosie Previti, Director of Youth & Family, South Shore YMCA, Quincy Branch, at 617-479-8500 ext. 4717 or rpreviti@ssymca.org.

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SKY TRAIL® INDOOR ROPES COURSE

Use of the Sky Trail® is an included benefit for all South Shore YMCA Household Members to enjoy! Located at the South Shore YMCA Emilson Branch in Hanover, the Sky Trail aerial attraction consists of tons of fun elements like nets, and a variety of bridges and swinging steps for participants to make their way across at whatever pace is most comfortable.

For questions, please contact the Emilson YMCA Welcome Desk at (781) 829-8585.

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Tennis at the Emilson Y

Tennis is a game for life, and tennis at the Y offers exercise and friendly competition starting at any age! The Y offers private and semi-private youth tennis lessons with certified tennis pros. Each lesson is tailored to individual needs, with stroke development and strategic techniques customized to enhance your game. And for over a decade now, our Match Point Tennis Academies have helped players of all ages and levels discover their game and make new friends. Our weekly camps for grades K-12 challenge players with drills, games and fun-filled tournaments each week

Full Days 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Half Day Mornings 9:00 am – Noon.

For more information on any of the above, please contact Bob Carroll, Senior Tennis Director at bcarroll@ssymca.org or 781-829-8585 x 8229.

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South Shore Natural Science Center Programs

The South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell is part of the South Shore YMCA association, offering weekly and monthly STEAM educational programs and camps for all ages. Check out our Program Calendar and visit us at ssnsc.org

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