The South Shore Y is the
place for Family Fun!

Families can find it all at the Y! More than just a place to work out, the South Shore YMCA is a supportive community that gives families a place to have fun, get creative, and be active together.

Not yet SSYMCA Members? Our members receive discounted rates and priority registration on classes and programs! Consider becoming a member today, download a FREE guest pass and experience a day at the South Shore Y!

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November 2019
Family Activities Calendar

What Families Can Do


Playroom open Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm
Activity Center open Monday-Friday, 3:30pm-8pm
Playroom + Activity Center open Saturday 8am-2pm
Playroom + Activity Center open Sunday 8am-1pm

Playroom open Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm
Activity Center open Monday-Friday, 3pm-8pm
Playroom + Activity Center open Saturday 8am-3pm
Playroom + Activity Center open Sunday 8am-2pm

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Providing families with a vibrant space to socialize and play together with their children and other families! Located near the entrance to our SKY TRAIL®, the Family Play Zone is an enclosed play area where children of all ages and their guardians can interact.

The room will be open from Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm and weekends from 8am-4pm. The space is a family supervised area, and children must be supervised by an adult (age 16 or older) at all times.

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Need a Saturday night out? Been looking for a few hours to clean or relax and unwind after a long week? 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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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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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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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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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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Our Emilson and Quincy branches offer FREE fitness classes for youth and families to get fit together! Current classes include but are not limited to the following:

- Family GRIT – Sunday, Nov. 10th at 9:00am, Ages 7+
- Kids in Motion – Every Mon & Wed, 4-4:45pm, Ages 7+
- Tai Chi – Every Wed, 7-8pm, Ages 10+
- Youth Yoga – Every Thurs, 4-4:45pm, Ages 5+
- Yoga Van Gogh – Every Fri beginning November 8, 5-6pm, Ages 5+
Above classes are free for Family Household Members. Parents/caregivers welcomed and encouraged to attend all above classes! Class attendees under the age of 13 are required to be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or family member over the age of 16.
- Contact Kristen Noonan at (781) 829-8585 ext. 8300 or (Emilson Branch).

- Mon/Fri @ 3:30pm – Family Zumba, Ages 13+
- Tues @ 3:30pm – Youth Cardio Blast, Ages 7+
- Wed @ 3:30pm – Family Yoga, Ages, 13+
- Thurs @ 3:30 pm – Youth Cycle, Ages 7+
Free for Family Household Members. Parents/caregivers welcomed and encouraged to attend the above classes!
- Contact Kim Driscoll at (617) 479-8500 ext. 4761 or (Quincy Branch).

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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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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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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.

To learn more about Saturday Teen Nights, email Tyrone Buchanan at

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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.

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

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

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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 or 781-829-8585 x 8229.

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