Working parents can turn to the Y’s “School Days Out” when schools are closed

February 08, 2018

 

Select YMCA of Metro Chicago centers will provide School Days Out programs on Friday, February 9 for working parents looking for a safe, engaging place for their school-age children due to school closures."

When Chicagoland schools are closed, working parents can turn to the YMCA of Metro Chicago's School Days Out program, which provides children ages 5-12 with quality, supervised activities in a safe and structured environment. The day will be filled with games, crafts and more. School Days Out cost varies by center and is open to all families, although priority will be given to Y members. Please pack a nut-free lunch and snacks. 

The following YMCA of Metro Chicago centers will offer a day-long School Days Out program on Friday, February 9. Check back often as the list is being updated throughout the evening.  Due to high demand, please call center ahead of time to ensure spots are available.

Foglia YMCA 
(School Days Out offered if the center is open)
1025 N. Old McHenry Rd, Lake Zurich, IL, 60047
847-438-5300
Ages: 5-12 years old
Time: 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fee: $74 members; $109 non-members
Registration: By phone if child has attended School Days Out or afterschool program this year. New participants must register in person.
Activities: Swimming, sports, games, rock climbing, creative arts, STEM & more
Please bring: Lunch, water, swimsuit, towel, shoes, and active clothing

Greater LaGrange YMCA
1100 E. 31st St., LaGrange Park, IL, 60526
708-352-7600
Ages: 5-12 years
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $45 members; $65 non-members
Registration: By phone if your child has attended a school day out or other YMCA youth program. Otherwise, register in  person. Emergency packet is required for a new participants.
Activities: Group games, STEM activities, physical activity
Please bring: Gym shoes, lunch, and water bottle

Indian Boundary YMCA
711 59th St., Downers Grove, IL, 60516
630-968-8400
Ages: 5-12 years
Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $45 members; $65 non-members
Registration: Online, by phone or in person
Activities: Group games, art activities, gym time, swimming. Afternoon snack will be provided.
Please bring: Gym shoes, lunch, water bottle, swimsuit, towel. New participants will need to complete an emergency packet.

Irving Park YMCA
4251 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60641
773-777-7500
Ages: 5-12 years
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $50 members; $80 non-members
Registration: By phone if the child has attended School Days Out or afterschool program this year.  New participants must register in person and complete an emergency packet.
Activities: Art activities, sports, group games and playground (weather permitting)
Please bring: Gym shoes, nut-free lunch, snacks, water bottle. 

Lake View YMCA
3333 N. Marshfield, Chicago, IL 60657
773.248.3333
Ages: 5-12 years
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $60 members; $70 non-members
Registration: Register in person or over the phone
Activities: Group games, art activities, swimming, sports and enrichment activities
Please bring: Water bottle, towel, swimsuit, lunch, and snacks (nut free)

Lattof YMCA
300 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-410-5297
Ages: 5-12 years
Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $35 members; $55 non-members
Registration: Register in person or by phone
Activities: Group games, art activities, swimming, sports and enrichment activities
Please bring: Water bottle, towel, and swimsuit. Lunch and snacks for children with food allergies

McCormick YMCA
1834 N. Lawndale Ave., Chicago, IL, 60647
773-235-2525
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $32 members; $64 non-members
Registration: Open to children ages 5-14. Register in person or by phone. Registration form must be completed at drop off.
Activities: Art activities, physical activities, and sports
Please bring: Lunch and snacks for children with food allergies

Fry Family YMCA / Safe 'n' Sound
2120 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564
630-904-9595
Ages: Kindergarten through 8th grade
Time: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (registration begins at 6:30 a.m.)
Fee: $39
Registration: By phone or online (use code SNCCFRYFEB9)
Activities: Special Pajama Party Schools Out Camp with games, crafts, science activities, decorating pajamas, and more 
Please bring: Children should wear their favorite pajamas and feel free to bring a pillow, stuffed animal, etc. Lunch and water bottle for your child (we will provide an afternoon snack). 

Rauner Family YMCA
2700 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608
773.847.3115
Ages: 5-12 years old
Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $35 members; $50 non-members
Registration: In person or by phone
Activities: Art activities, sports and games
Please bring: Lunch and snacks for children with food allergies.

Sage YMCA
701 Manor Rd., Crystal Lake, IL, 60014
815-459-4455
Ages: Children ages 5-12
Time: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $45 members; $60 non-members
Registration: By phone if your child has previously attended School Days Out or another YMCA youth program. Otherwise, register in person on Friday.
Activities: Swimming, sports, games, rock climbing, creative arts, STEM & more!
Please bring: Lunch, water, swimsuit, towel, snow clothes/boots, and clothes/shoes to be active in.
Other details: Emergency Information Packet must be on file.

South Side YMCA
6330 S. Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60637
773-947-0700
Ages: Children ages 5-12
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $35 members; $50 non-members
Registration: Register online or by phone
Activities: Crafts, gym activities, movies and more 
Please bring: Sneakers, breakfast, lunch and snacks for children. Specific food for allergies and all medications (asthma pump, Epipen etc.)
Other details: Children must be picked up promptly at 6 p.m., and an additional day charge will be applied after 6:10 p.m.