Keep Your Child Active, Engaged Over Spring Break at Your Local Y

March 05, 2018

 

When schools close, working parents can rely on the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s School Days out to keep children active, engaged, and safe."

When local schools are closed for Spring Break, working parents can turn to the YMCA of Metro Chicago's School Days Out program, which provides children with quality, supervised activities in a safe and structured environment filled with games, crafts, and more! Please pack a nut-free lunch and snacks.

School Days Out is open to all families, though priority will be given to Y members.

Due to high demand, please call the center ahead of time to ensure spots are available.

The following YMCA of Metro Chicago centers are offering School Days Out for Spring Break, and cost varies by center.

Buehler YMCA
1400 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, IL 60067
847.359.2400

Ages: Grade K-3; 4-8
Dates: March 26-30; Apr 2
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $50 members / $70 non-members (K-3)
$55 members / $75 non-members (4-8)
Registration: Over phone or in person
Activities: Crafts, games, swimming, movie. K-3 will take 2-3 field trips during the week. 4-8 will take a field trip every day.
Please bring: Lunch, two snacks, a refillable water bottle, swimsuit and towel.
Other details: A flyer outlining daily themes and field trips will be available by March 5. Emergency Information Packet must be on file or filled out when registering.

Elmhurst YMCA
211 W. First Street, Elmhurst, IL, 60126
630.834.9200
Ages: 5-12 years old
Dates: March 26-30
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $60 members; $120 non-members
Registration: By phone or online if child has attended School Days Out or afterschool program this year. New participants must register in person.
Activities: Field trips, swimming, gym/sports, games, creative arts, songs & more
Please bring: Lunch (disposable), water bottle, swimsuit, towel, closed-toe shoes and active clothing

Foglia YMCA 
1025 N. Old McHenry Rd, Lake Zurich, IL, 60047
847.438.5300
Ages: 5-12 years old
Dates: March 26-30
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

Fry Family YMCA / Safe 'n' Sound
Fry YMCA (March 26-30): 2120 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564
Elmwood Elementary School (March 26-29):
1024 Magnolia Ln, Naperville, IL 60540
Ages: Kindergarten through 8th grade
Dates: March 26-30
Time: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Daily Fee: Member/SnS Participant: $57 / Non-Member: $77
Weekly Fee: Member/SnS Participant: $230 / Non-Member: $295
Registration: By phone or online
Activities: The week will be packed full of great camp activities that include: field trips, swimming, songs, arts and crafts, science, group games and so much more! Each day we will experience new things through our daily themes: Welcome to the Jungle, Decades of Fun, Treasure Hunters, Inventors Workshop and Minute to Win It.
Please bring: Children should wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. Please also provide a lunch and water bottle for your child (we will provide an afternoon snack).

Greater LaGrange YMCA
1100 E. 31st St., LaGrange Park, IL, 60526
708.352.7600
Ages: 5-12 years
Dates: March 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and April 2
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $55 members; $75 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. Click here to register online.
Activities: Group games, STEM activities, physical activity

Field Trips by Day: (tentative)
March 26:  
Bowling/Arcade Games
March 27: Gizmo’s
March 28: Safariland
March 29: Schaumburg Water Works
March 30:  Bouncetown
April 2:  Lincoln Park Zoo

Please bring: Gym shoes, disposable lunch, and water bottle. Depending on Field trip — swimsuit and towel may be needed. Socks must be worn on all days.

High Ridge YMCA
2424 W. Touhy Avenue Chicago, IL 60645
773-262-8300
Ages: Children grades K-8
Dates: March 26-30
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $35 members; $45 non-members
Registration: Register in person, online, or by phone
Activities: Crafts, games, swimming, movie, and a field trip
Please bring: Lunch, a refillable water bottle, and a swimsuit and towel (snack is provided)
Other details: Emergency Information Packet must be on file

Indian Boundary YMCA
711 59th St., Downers Grove, IL, 60516
630.968.8400
Ages: 5-12 years
Dates: March 26-30, April 2
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Fee: Day at the Y on March 30: $45 members; $75 non-members, Field Trip Days March 26-29 & April 2: $55 members; $85 non-members

March 26: Seven Bridges/Movie TBD
March 27: Enchanted Castle
March 28:Museum of Science & Industry
March 29:Bowling at Tivoli
March 30: Day at the Y
April 2: Build-a-Bear

Registration: Online, by phone or in person
Online registration: click here
Activities: Swimming, sports, games, rock climbing, creative arts, STEM & more! Morning & Afternoon snack will be provided. Field Trips on all days except March 30.
Please bring: Gym shoes, lunch, water bottle, swimsuit, towel. New participants will need to complete an emergency packet. Please have your child prepared for outdoor play, as we will be going outside if the weather permits.

Irving Park YMCA
4251 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60641
773.777.7500
Ages: 5-12 years
Dates: March 26-30
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: Full time 5day: $185 members; $265 non-members. Part-time 3day: $120members; $165 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, swimming, 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
Dates: March 26-30
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $60 members; $70 non-members
Registration: Register in person, online, 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
847.296.3376
Ages: 5-12 years
Dates: March 26-30
Time: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $35 members; $55 non-members
Registration: Register in person or by phone
Activities: Join us for Lattof’s Spring Break School Day Out camp. Children will  participate in new games & sports of all sorts on our indoor soccer field.  Swimming, indoor rock climbing, creative arts & more are offered daily. A field trip to bowling is included. Pick up a flier outlining daily themes from the front desk. Choose your spring break adventure. Choose Lattof!
Please bring: Gym shoes, lunch, water bottle, swimsuit, towel.
Other Information: New participants will need to complete an emergency packet.

Leaning Tower YMCA
6300 W. Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714
847.410.5108
Ages: Children grades K-8
Dates: March 26-30
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $35 members; $75 non-members
Registration: Register in person or by phone
Activities: Crafts, games, swimming, movie, and a field trip
Please bring: Lunch, 2 snacks, a refillable water bottle, and a swimsuit and towel
Other details: Emergency Information Packet must be on file

McCormick YMCA
1834 N. Lawndale Ave., Chicago, IL, 60647
773.235.2525

Ages: 5-12
Dates: March 26-30
Time:
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: Full time 5 days $185 members, $265 non-members, Part Time 3 days $120 members, $165 non-members
Registration:
Open to children ages 5-12. Register in person or by phone. Registration form must be completed at drop off. Click here to register online.
Activities: Art activities, physical activities, and sports
Please bring: Lunch and snacks for children with food allergies

Rauner Family YMCA
2700 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608
773.847.3115

Ages: 5-12 years old

Date 1: Spring Break: March 26-30
Time: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mon-Fri
Fee: $160 members; $230 non-members

Date 2: School Days Out: Friday, April 13
Time: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fee: $35 members; $60 non-members

Registration: In person or by phone. New participants must register in person and complete an emergency packet.
Activities: Art activities, reading, sports, and group games
Please bring: Gym Shoes and Lunch. Water bottles and peanut free snacks will be provided. (Children w/food allergies may bring their own lunch and snacks).

Sage YMCA
701 Manor Rd., Crystal Lake, IL, 60014
815.459.4455

Ages: Children ages 5-12
Dates: March 26-30
Time: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $45 members; $60 non-members
Registration: In person, online, or by phone if your child has previously attended School Days Out or another YMCA youth program.
Online registration link: Spring Break Camp
Activities: Swimming, field trips, sports, camp games, indoor rock climbing, creative arts, outdoor exploration, STEM & more!
Please bring: Lunch, water, swimsuit, towel, and clothes/shoes to be active in.
Other details: Emergency Information Packet must be on file. Leader-in-training program running too!

South Side YMCA
6330 S. Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60637
773.947.0700

Ages: Children ages 5-12
Dates: March 26-March 30
Time: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $150 member; $175 non-members (rate charged for the week, no daily rate available)
Registration: Register online, phone or in person
Activities: Spring Break will be an awesome time for children to spend making new friends and participating in new games and activities! Two trips are included (with the possibility of a third). Children will also receive a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack daily. Add on group swim lessons are also available $20 member; $25 non member.
Please bring: Gym shoes, backpack, swim suit/trunks (if registered for lessons) Specific food (outside food is only allowed for those children with specific allergies) for allergies and all medications (asthma pump, Epipen etc.)
Other details: Children must be dropped off no later than 9:00 am (breakfast will end promptly) and be picked picked up promptly at 6:00 p.m., and an additional late fee will be applied after 6:10 p.m.

YMCA Camp Duncan
32405 N. Hwy 12, Ingleside, IL 60041
847.546.8086

Ages: Grades Pre K-8
Dates: March 26-30, April 2
Time: 6:30 a.m-6 p.m.
Fee: $50
Registration: Online or in-person
Activities: Archery, Climbing Tower, GaGa, Arts & Crafts, Group Games
Please bring: Bag lunch, morning snack, weather appropriate clothing, closed toed shoes
Other details: Emergency information packet must be on file