Day Camp - North Suburban YMCA Tue, 21 Aug 2018 18:42:52 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (North Suburban YMCA) Kim Nyren - Staff Highlight Staff-Highlight3


Director of Community Investment

Kim Nyren is the Director of Community Investment. She meets with everyone and anyone to see how businesses and organizations can partner with the Y. 

Kim has a passion for connecting our members with other organizations and businesses in our service  area.

When asked what she likes most about her job at the Y, Kim replied, " I love the energy of the Y and I love being a part of the community. My kids feel comfortable and consider the Y their second home because we really are a big family here."

Fun fact about Kim: She didn't grow up in Northbrook, but married into the Nyren family, which has a long history in Northbrook. 


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Nicole - Staff Highlight Staff-Highlight4


Camp Registrar / Adventure Guides / Volunteer Coordinator

Nicole is a jack of all trades and gives logistical and administrative support across several departments such as Summer Camp, Adventure Guides and Y-time.

Nicole gives our members details to help them better understand the various aspects of the programming and how different aspects of each program can be intertwined to create a schedule that works best with their family.

When asked what she likes most about her job at the Y, Nicole replied, "What I love about the Y is the family environment and community it's provided my family. I love watching my children interact with the members and staff alike! I love the inclusion, equality and respect that our staff and members live by and inturn teaches my own children. What I love about my job the most is being able to help different departments, staff and members. Each department has a different set of members and staff and I love interacting and being involveed in that.

Fun fact about Nicole is that she can wiggle her ears and nose. 


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Starting fall 2018, we are debuting a new program called, SmartLab.

Our new program  combines our old digital media program with S.T.E.A.M, an educational program, into one. 

For more information contact Angelica Schab, Camp & S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment Director at


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Video Tutorials for App How to set up your NSYMCA APP


How to check-in with your NSYMCA App



You can now view your check-in history.



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Easy one click way to connect with us


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Jan Promo ONE PLACE FOR ALL!kzenon110900110

The Y is more than just a gym, it is a place for...
• Connecting ALL communities 
• Bringing ALL families together
• Improving fitness & wellness for ALL
• Accessible & inclusive to ALL



• No Joiner's Fee
• One (1) Hour of Personal Training
• One (1) Free Month Membership for a Friend
• 10% off a program*


*Some Exclusions may apply



Getting a Y Membership is more than joining a fitness club. It's about belonging to a community that is committed to bringing the best to everyone, for a better us!

Download a membership application and receive all of these great benefits, and more.

    • Free Fitness Assessment*
    • Unlimited Free Group Exercise Classes
    • Free Unlimited Yoga, Zumba, Pilates and Cycle
    • Free Steam Room, Sauna and Whirlpool
    • Beautifully Appointed Ladie's and Men's Only Locker Rooms
    • Unlimited access to the Y's newly updated track and strength training center
    • Free Seminars and Life Enhancement Programs
    • Free Babysitting while You Workout



Current promotion applies to new memberships only. Limited time offer. Some restrictions may apply. 




Hey Y Member! When your friend or family member joins the Y you can qualify for a free month! Just mention this promotion during membership activation. For more infomation on membership at the Y contact our Membership Director.




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Ruth Schultz Bright Days Fund Ruth Schultz Brighter Days Fund Web








The Ruth Schultz Bright Days Fund was created in honor of Howard Schultz's 10 years of service as President/CEO of the North Suburban YMCA (NSYMCA) Funding enhances positive experiences for youth in NSYMCA athletic, special needs, and youth programs, to promote new skills, enjoyment, health, community involvement, and leadership development.


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Ruth Schultz was a true athlete in her youth who aspired to be a gym teacher and was a slugging first baseman on a women’s professional baseball team (before the days of A League of their Own) until the time she was married.

Ruth L. Schultz understood the benefits of healthy competition and later in life, she encouraged her children to embark on their own youthful careers in competitive sports and other endeavors. She never forgot that sports were meant to be fun when they were played.

She took the competitive drive and the leadership skills she honed through sports and turned them into a lifetime of volunteer service that made a difference to many agencies ranging from HIAS (The Hebrew Immigration Aid Society), PTA, and Boy Scouts, and the thousands of people they helped on an annual basis.

She also never gave up her belief that we must always strive to make the world a better place. Into her 90’s she remained active in charitable organizations impassioned by the decades she spent applying her skills through service to others. Ruth Schultz was the mother of three sons, 6 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.



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As active as a volunteer Ruth Schultz was, she was a devoted mother to her three sons, Allan, Jack, and Howard. Today, Howard is the current President/ CEO of the North Suburban YMCA, the second-longest tenured director in the Y’s history. Howard has not forgotten the lessons his mother taught him about keeping sports fun, and that you are only going to be as good at something as the effort you put into it.  He also possesses her deep respect for improving the lives of those in need and is dedicated to making commitments of time and self to serve others at the Y and in the broader community, such as his volunteer work with Rotary and the National YMCA movement.



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Nationwide over 70% of all young athletes suffer some form of burnout, and drop out of athletics by age 13, while at the same time 1 out of 3 is now overweight or obese.

The North Suburban YMCA understands why parents often feel pressured to want their children to play on the “right” team. More importantly, we understand why kids want to play and why they often quit. Rather than offering activities that set high expectations that cause undue stress, our focus is on offering athletic and youth development programs that are fun and engaging, while teaching individual skills that promote growth, build confidence, improve social skills, and provide opportunities for personal independence and leadership development.

The NSYMCA’s nurturing environment, where children are guided in developmental athletics, arts and service projects by supportive coaches and teachers has developed programming that allows children to find their own paths fulfillment and interest.

Gifts to the Ruth Schultz Bright Days Fund will help the Y to enhance its Youth Athletic and Leadership Development programs. The Fund will help equip youth with the skills that will enable them to actively make changes, overcome obstacles and create new opportunities in their community just as Ruth Schultz did in her life.



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How Donations Will Be Used

Gifts to The Ruth Schultz Bright Days Fund are 100% tax deductible. Up to 10% of the total value of the fund can be used annually for the stated purpose of the Fund, while all remaining funds will be set aside for savings and reinvestment.

Investments in this fund will be carefully managed under the direction of the Development Committee of the Board of Directors, which are led by board members and community participants, and staffed by the Sr. Director of Development. Requests for funds must be directed through the CEO and approved by the Executive Committee.

Those interested in giving or looking for additional information about initiating a new named endowment should contact at Debbie Murphy, Campaign Director, or call us at (847) 272-7250.


To donate online to the Bright Days Fund, please click here.

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Recognizing the need for quality, adaptive, programming for individuals in the north shore area, H.A.W.K.S. (Helping All Wonderful Kids Succeed) special needs programs help individuals gain confidence, promote independence and responsibility, and work together, as well as nurture a healthy and active lifestyle. All programs are led by qualified individuals who help promote a safe, friendly, and supportive environment. H.A.W.K.S. classes offer a variety of accommodations for participants as needed, including reduced class size, increased structure, and individualized attention.

View a complete list of available classes below.

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When school is out, the Y is in! Work without worry with Y camp - we are here for you. Fun field trips, swimming, creative activities, arts and crafts and more are in store for your kids while they are out of school. With Y School Days Off Camp, they will beat the school break blues. 

For more information, please contact Youth Development Director, Shannon Cartier

$60 members
$75 non-members


Register Online

Click here for the current flyer



***Dates and Trips are Subject to Change*** 




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