SOUTH SHORE YMCA

The South Shore Y is the place to be this Summer!

The days are getting hotter and and the summer fun is heating up! From our Outdoor Pools & Aquatics Center to summer tutoring, there’s plenty to do at the South Shore Y this summer.

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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What You Can Do This Summer…

OUTDOOR POOLS & AQUATICS CENTER

Come enjoy the SSYMCA’s outdoor space with several pools, splash pool for the little ones, and room to sunbathe or grill!

Hours of Operation: M-F: 1:30pm-7:30pm, Sat: 10am-7pm and Sun: 10am-5:30pm!

Cost: FREE for SSYMCA Members | Non-Members: $10/child (through age 18), $15/adult (ages 19+)

Outdoor Pools & Aquatics Center

KIDS' NIGHT OUT

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 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.

Kids’ Night Out

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)

FAMILY PRIME TIME & FAMILY FUN NIGHTS

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!

Family Prime Time & Family Fun Nights

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

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.

Tutoring

FREE YOUTH FITNESS CLASSES

Did you know that our Quincy branch offers FREE fitness classes for children of all ages to get in on the fun over the summer? To view our latest classes for kids, visit our website. Questions? Contact Kim Driscoll at (617) 479-8500 ext. 4761 (Quincy Branch).

FREE FAMILY-FOCUSED FITNESS CLASSES

Our Quincy branch will offer FREE fitness classes this summer for families to get fit together! Class options include: Family Yoga – Tuesdays @ 12:30pm. Location: Studio B, or Family Zumba – Thursdays @ 12:30pm. Location: Studio B. Parents and guardians must accompany their child(ren) during these free classes, which are offered for children ages 7-13. Questions? Contact Kim Driscoll at (617) 479-8500 ext. 4761 (Quincy Branch).

STAY COOL THIS SUMMER WITH SWIM LESSONS

If you’re going away this summer but want to fit a few lessons in, sign your children up for our weekly Quick Swims that run every M-F, or join our summer session!

Swim Academy

WHAT’S NEW AT THE SOUTH SHORE NATURAL SCIENCE CENTER THIS SUMMER

  • “Beyond the Garden Gate” Juried Art Show: Meet many of the artists and see Plein Air paintings during this opening reception. Wednesday, July 24, 6-8pm. Free and open to the public.
  • My First Nature Experience: Learn alongside your child (Ages 2.0-3.5) in this unique program through movement, songs, crafts, nature walks and hands-on explorations. July 8-12, July 29-August 2 9:30-11:30. Questions? Call (781) 659-2559.
  • The Caterpillar Lab: Celebrate the impressive diversity of New England Caterpillars through hands-on experiences and mini-programs! Wednesday, July 17. 2:30-6:30pm (drop-in). Questions? Call (781) 659-2559.
  • Space Discovery Day: Join us for a day of hands-on exploration as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing! Saturday, July 20. 11:00-5:00pm. Questions? Call (781) 659-2559.
  • Rainforest Reptiles: Alligators, Turtles, and Snakes – Oh My! You will be educated and entertained by one of our favorite herpetologists with an up-close encounter of the reptilian kind. Monday, July 29. Two shows: 1pm & 3pm. $8/member, $11/non-member. Questions? Call (781) 659-2559.
  • Hands on learning in the garden: From storytelling to hands-on investigations, join us in our garden at our South Shore Natural Science Center every Friday from 10am-10:30am to discover and explore our amazing ecosystem! Mark your calendars for this fun, free event! To learn more, visit www.ssnsc.org.

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. To learn more, visit ssymca.org/familyfarm or contact Farm Director Nina Rogowsky at (781) 427-6167.

Y CAMP: THE BEST SUMMER EVER

It’s never too late to make summer camp plans! Whether your little ones love sports, are nuts about nature, or are art aficionados, our specialty and traditional camps offer a wide range of appealing options and convenient locations.

SSYMCA Camps

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!

Birthday Parties

AMERICAN RED CROSS COURSES

Get certified with American Red Cross courses including Babysitting, Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Review, and Waterfront Lifeguarding.

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SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS WORKOUTS

Swing, jump or tumble your way over to our gymnastics center for our newest drop-in program for high school-aged gymnasts! Learn new skills, perfect old skills and create choreography – all with two high school coaches, a judge and other trained coaching staff! To learn more, contact Gymnastics Director Andrea Millis. The workouts will be held at the SSYMCA Gymnastics Center, 1075 Washington St. (Rt. 53), Hanover on Tuesdays & Thursdays from July 9-Aug 29. Cost: $160/one day per week, or $310/two days per week

2019 THINGAMAJIG® INVENTION CONVENTION!

Calling all creative minds! All 5-14-year olds are welcome to participate in this year’s THINGAMAJIG® Invention Convention! The free program is designed to allow youth to utilize their strategic thinking and creative-expression skills and be inspired through STEM. The program will culminate with an Invention Convention where kids will participate in hands-on exhibits, challenges and workshops. For more information, contact Chris Jacobs, Executive Director, South Shore YMCA Natural Science Center, at cjacobs@ssymca.org or at 781-659-2559.

SKY TRAIL®

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.

2019 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT LAURA’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Bring out your blankets and lawn chairs! The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra will round out our Summer 2019 Concert Series on July 10 and July 31 at 6:30 pm. Contact Tyler Cavanagh at 781-829-8585 ext. 8336.

TENNIS AT THE SOUTH SHORE YMCA, EMILSON BRANCH

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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