West Cook YMCA

March 2020 West Cook YMCA eNews

Member Spring Registration is Now Open!

Published 03.06.20


2020 Census

The Census is a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years, and counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. This count determines how many people represent us in Congress and how much money our communities receive for local schools, hospitals, roads, and more. When it's time to respond, most households will receive an invitation by mail. Depending on how likely your area is to respond online, you'll receive either an invitation encouraging you to respond online or an invitation along with a paper questionnaire.

If you need some extra help with your Census questionnaire - the West Cook YMCA will be here to help! Starting March 12th, you can stop at the West Cook YMCA (dedicated Census pop-up station) and take your Census survey with additional support from one of our team members or volunteers. It is fast, easy, and completely confidential!

Take your Census Survey at the West Cook YMCA!

When: Starting March 12th to April 30th, come inside the West Cook YMCA and take your Census survey at our location, with the help and support of one of our team members or volunteers!

Where: West Cook YMCA, 255 S. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60302. Please check in at our Front Desk

Hours: 9:00am - 12:00pm Monday to Friday

What do I need to bring to take my survey at the West Cook YMCA? You will need your ID and the identification number sent to your home to complete the self-response portal. If you do not have that number, it is fine, you will be able to use your address to complete the survey.

For more information: Contact Paige Clincy at pclincy@westcookymca.org or 708-383-5200

New complimentary group fitness class for members 

Geared for the cycle enthusiast who's looking to take it to the next level. Cycle Zone is a 45-minute class for those wanting more training with higher intensity in less time. Sweat, cycle and push your way closer to accomplishing your fitness goals.

Cycle Zone Starts March 11th!

Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:15pm
Location: Cycling Studio 

Instructor: Joe Rinke

Learn more about our complimentary group fitness classes!


Summer Camp 2020 registration is now open

Summer Camp at the West Cook YMCA is a great way to give your children the BEST SUMMER EVER. Camp is perfect for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 14, and parents love our extended hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Unique camp experiences are age-appropriate, ensuring every child can experience fun field trips and friendships all summer long. 

Learn more about our Summer Camp Magellan 2020

For more information, contact: Youth Development Department at 708-383-5200, daycamp@westcookymca.org 


Y-Kids before & after school program

Y-Kids is for students in Kindergarten through the 8th grade, and it's a kid-focused opportunity to extend learning beyond the traditional school day while connecting locally and with the bigger world. And it's fun! 

Children can choose to learn more about language and culture, visual arts, performing arts, technology, science, sports and games, creative writing, or dance. This model helps students increase their academic success and discover new ways to be contributing members of their community.

We offer early drop-off at 7:00am and extended pick-up until 7:00pm!

Learn more about Y-Kids Before & After School Program

For more information, contact: Youth Development Department at 708-383-5200 daycamp@westcookymca.org


Chronic Disease Programs

Through community integrated health, the Y is working to reduce the social determinants  of health. We offer several Chronic Disease Programs available to you, see below for a full list and click on each program to learn more: 

Diabetes Prevention Program

Take Charge Of Your Diabetes

Livestrong At The Ymca


Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

Weight Loss Program

For more information, contact: Sierra Waller at 708-434-0208 swaller@westcookymca.org 


Choosing the right swim lesson for your child

We understand that choosing the right aquatic program and instructor for your child is an important yet complex decision. Swim lessons at the Y focus on learning vital water safety skills and stroke development through a progressive swim lesson curriculum. Your child will gain the confidence to be safe in and around water while building skills that will last them a lifetime.

Click here to learn more about Swim Lessons

Safety Around Water is a COMPLIMENTARY program for qualified Preschool to 3rd grade students in school districts 89, 90, 91, or 97. Spring sessions will be starting April 13 - click here to learn more about Safety Around Water!

For more information about Swim Lessons or  Safety Around Water, contact: Kyle Albright at 708.434.0218 kalbright@westcookymca.org


Competitive swim team spring clinics & tryouts

The West Cook YMCA Competitive Swim Team has a philosophy of helping young people become champions of themselves and life through the sport of swimming. We believe this can be achieved by encouraging individuals to attain their own highest level of personal development. 

We are hosting Spring Clinics April 6 to 10 & April 13 to 17 at Pav YMCA in Berwyn.

Our Spring Tryouts will take place on April 4 and 5 (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) at the West Cook YMCA in Oak Park.

Learn more about the West Cook YMCA Competitive Swim Team

For more information, contact:  Paul Moniak at 708-434-0222 pmoniak@westcookymca.org 


New Class: The Beauty of Collage

We invite you to join us in this fun and creative art workshop while expressing yourself through different collage techniques. Cut, glue, draw, and paint while playing with color, composition, patterns, and textures. No experience necessary. Materials are included, but we invite you to bring old magazines and photographs to include in your personal projects. 

Sundays, 1:30-3:00pm

March 15 - May 31      

Open to adults 62+ years 

Learn more about The Beauty of Collage class

For more information, contact: Keri Inouye, kinouye@westcookymca.org or 708.434.0235


Participate in the Y's annual support campaign

A life best lived includes helping others experience a better life. That's why the Annual Support Campaign exists-to give you an opportunity to invest in your community and see your donation at work every day at the West Cook YMCA, a 501c3 non-profit organization. 

Since 2014, over 7,200 scholarships have provided over $975,000 in financial assistance. With your support, we are able to transform lives through access to programs such as childhood obesity intervention, job skills training, safety around water, and summer learning loss prevention

Want to make a transformational impact in the community? 

You can give online at www.westcookymca.org/give or contact: Tara Lenardi at 708-434-0211 tlenardi@westcookymca.org


Spring registration is open to members

Spring Session starts April 13th. You can view the Spring Guide electronically or pick up a copy at the Front Desk! 

Member Registration: OPEN NOW!

Non-Member Registration: March 16


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