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

February 27, 2019

Chicago, IL - 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 and supervised activities in a safe and structured environment filled with games, crafts, and more!

The following YMCA of Metro Chicago centers and 1 partnering school are offering School Days Out for spring break. Although School Days Out is open to all families, priority will be given to Y members. Due to high demand, please call the center ahead of time to ensure spots are available.

Cost varies by location. Visit the YMCA of Metro Chicago website for details.

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

Ages: 5-15
Dates: March 25-29, 2019
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rate: $60 members / $80 non-members
Registration: Online, over the 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 Feb 25. 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 25-29, 2019
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 25-29, 2019
Time: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Fee: $75 members / $109 non-members / $89 if attening before/after care
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 Family YMCA (March 25-29, 2019): 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 25-29
Time: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Daily Fee: Member/SnS Participant: $62 / Non-Member: $82
Weekly Fee: Member/SnS Participant: $240 / Non-Member: $290
Registration: By phone or online
Activities: TThe 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: Blast from the Past, A Day at the Theater, Wonderland Wednesday, Thrilling Thursday and A day at the Zoo.
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).

High Ridge YMCA 
2424 W. Touhy Avenue Chicago, IL 60645
773-262-8300
Ages: Children grades K-8
Dates: April 15-19, 2019
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 25-29, April 2, 2019
Time: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Fee: $55 members / $85 non-members

Field Trip Days:
March 25: Gizmos Fun Factory
March 26:Lincoln Park Zoo
March 27:Brown Cow Ice Cream Tour
March 28:Cyber Space Lazer Tag
March 29:Enchanted Castle

Registration: Online, by phone or in person
Activities: Swimming, sports, games, creative arts, STEM & more! Morning & Afternoon snack will be provided.
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: 5-15 years
Dates: March 25-29, 2019
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $50 members / $80 non-members per day
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.

Lattof YMCA
300 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, IL 60016
847.296.3376
Ages: 5-14 years
Dates: March 25-29, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $35 members; $55 non-members
Registration: Register in person; returning 2018/2019 school year participants can register by phone
Activities: Join us for a week of school days out activities that include: Swimming, sports, group games, indoor soccer field fun, rock climbing, creative arts, outdoor exploration (weather permitting), MakerLab & more! Each day we will experience new things through our daily themes. See our School Days Out calendar for more information.
Please bring: Children should wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. 1 Lunch, 2 snacks, swimsuit and towel are needed.
Other Information: Emergency Information Packet must be on file or filled out when registering.

Leaning Tower YMCA
6300 W. Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714
847.410.5108
Ages: 5-12
Dates: April 15-19, 2019
Time: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: $40 members / $80 non-members
Registration: Online, over the phone or in person
Activities: Storybook STEM theme for the week. Each day will also have swim, art, and group activities.
Please bring: Water bottle, swimsuit, towel, 2 nut-free snacks and a nut-free lunch.
Other details: Emergency Packet required to participate.

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

Ages: Children ages 5-12
Dates: March 25-29, 2019
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, by 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, and snack daily (parent must provide lunch). 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.