The West Suburban YMCA is located at 276 Church St., Newton. For information, full schedule or to register for events: http://wsymca.org; 617-244-6050.

Summer Membership at the Y: For college students or those visiting for the summer, the West Suburban YMCA Summer Membership starts June 1 and automatically expires on Aug. 31. Cost: $150; $275 for a family, one or two adults plus all children younger than age 26. Cost will be prorated for those signing up after June 1.

WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON: June 20. A free swim lesson as aquatic facilities across the country come together for the largest swimming lesson in 24 hours ever conducted. Participants sign up for one of six lesson times: 10 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Camp Chickami Bridge Program: June 19, 20 and 21. The Bridge Program at Chickami will bridge the gap between the end of school and the start of summer camp. With a per diem cost of $90 for care from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., parents can choose the days that they would like their child to attend. Bus service will be offered from the West Suburban YMCA to Camp Chickami and back for an additional $15 per day. Those interested can register online, in person at the Y or by calling 617-244-6050, ext. 3008.

Summer Food Service Program: June 24 to Aug. 16. The West Suburban YMCA has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a Summer Food Service Program site. The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children ages 18 and younger when school is not in session. Any child in the community can show up and receive a free lunch between the hours of 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the West Suburban YMCA. Children attending YMCA Camp Pikati are also able to take advantage of the service while at camp.

Summer Swim Lessons for all ages: Those interested can sign up for swim lessons at the Y, starting with classes for children as young 6 months through teen and adult classes.

New Summer Creative Arts Programs: Youth can engage in group lessons, projects and explore what it means to be an artist. Participants can get a messy in the new Explorations! art program for ages 6-10, jam with a band in the Summer Rock Band program for ages 8 and older, or sing out loud with the Vocal Workshop for ages 11 and older.

FALL 2019 CHILD CARE ENROLLMENT: Enrollment in the West Suburban YMCA’s Preschool Center for Youth Development and “Out-of-School Time” program for the 2019-20 school year is open. Financial aid is available and state child care vouchers are accepted for both programs.

Preschool Center for Youth Development

· Early education for ages 2 years 9 months to 5 years;

·Year-round, full-day program, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

·Large, bright and open classroom with secure entrance;

·30-minute weekly YMCA Swim Lesson included;

·Enroll any time of year, provided there is space in the program.

Out-of-School Time

·After school program for children in grades K-8;

·School-year program follows the Newton Public School calendar, including extended hours on early release days;

·Transportation to the Y is available from most elementary schools in Newton; and

·Daily activity choices include recreation, homework assistance, physical fitness and creative expression.

For information about preschool: Tricia Mansfield, triciam@wsymca.org, 617-244-6050, ext. 3022. For information about Out-of-School Time: Jillian Finnigan, jillianf@wsymca.org, 617-244-6050, ext. 3068.

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in child care and youth development, human resources, aquatics, fitness and more. Benefits, free membership and professional development opportunities. For information: Laura Snow, lauras@wsymca.org; wsymca.org/about/work-here.

Financial assistance: The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and will not turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. For financial assistance with membership or program participation: 617-244-6050, ext. 3653.