While our building was closed from March to July 2020, the WYC committed to providing families with quality programs and other resources to help manage the extended out-of-school period. Please check out the following classes and activities for you and your kids to enjoy.
Our After School Program staff has created the following programs for you and your family to enjoy. Click on any item to begin!
Check out our YouTube channel here and watch for us on Willinet.
WES’s Instagram posts a new activity every day.
Browse the museum’s selection of Clark collection-based games and activities for all ages! New activities will be added each week. Find activities here.
This program gives people the opportunity to get to meet a scientist. There are over 30 type of scientists to choose from. Scientists are ready to chat with families stuck at home and are also doing live sessions weekly. Learn more here.
The live otter cam is worth checking out!
Join the Cincinnati Zoo for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm, where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity kids can do from home. All videos will also be posted to their YouTube channel. Find all their at-home animal activities here.
The Trustees has compiled a list of their at-home live streaming events, story telling, tips for starting home gardens, cooking activities, coloring pages, and more. Find their resources here.
A collection of science-from-home activities include build your own bird feeder, make your own binoculars, and a homemade rock candy recipe, as well as coloring sheets and videos exploring the world of bugs. Find it all here.
Check out the collections of DIY home projects at here and here. Find coloring pages, science experiments, and other activities here.
Destination Williamstown compiled a great list of local hikes here.
Berkshire Natural Resources Council has made the decision to keep the majority of their trails open to the public. You can find information about their trails here. BNRC urges you to follow these common-sense guidelines for all your outdoor visits:
Berkshire County Resources
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is a central resource for many types of aid: http://www.nbccoalition.org/assets/march-2018-crg-web.pdf.
North Adams has created and is implementing an Emergency Operations Command (EOC) Center during this time. The purpose of this Center is to coordinate efforts, resources, and information within the region. This Center will also be a place that will keep a running list of people interested in volunteering or in need of volunteers. As individuals become aware of resources, needs, and individuals who would like to volunteer, people are asked to call the Command Center at 413-662-3614 or email at email@example.com to share information.
Food Access and Distribution
Adams Hometown Market has implemented specific hours for people in the vulnerable population to shop for food and needs during this time: 7am-8am for first responders, immunocompromised, and elderly.
Wild Oats has reserved the 9-10am hour exclusively for senior shoppers. Anyone under the age of 60 is asked to please wait to shop with us until after 10am. The store will open at 9am and close at 8pm every day of the week until further notice. This change will provide the staff with additional time and social distance to restock our shelves and sanitize the store for our most-at-risk shoppers coming in during that first hour. Weekday Curbside Pickup option will continue to be available to anyone interested in using it to shop for food and supplies without entering the store.
Stop and Shop opens earlier in order to service customers who are aged 60 and older, from 6 to 7:30am daily. To assist in the facilitation of this process, the Williamstown COA van will bring people to the North Adams Stop and Shop on Tuesday and Thursday weekly starting March 24. Contact the Harper Center at 458-8250 at least before 2pm on the preceding Monday and Wednesday to advise us of your interest.
Berkshire Worms: Offering a home delivery service. Place orders here.
Mountain Girl Farm: Offering a home delivery service. Contact them to order: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413.663.9761. Accepts SNAP and HIP!
Square Roots Farm: Offering a home delivery service. Place orders here. Accepts SNAP!
Windy Ridge Farm: Offering a home delivery service. Place orders here. Accepts SNAP and HIP!
For anyone facing hunger, Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline can connect you to food resources in our community. Call: 1-800-645-8333.
Meals on Wheels is still running .
The Western Mass Food Bank has cancelled their mobile food pantry including the Dalton CRA.
Al Nelson Friendship Center in North Adams and the Williamstown Food Pantry have opted to modify their routines to continue to remain open. Click here to read more.
Community Bible Church of Williamstown: If there are emergency food needs call the church office at 458-5556 or Phyllis Babcock at 413-663-6094.
Free Saturday Lunches at First Baptist Church, North Adams will resume as take out only on Saturday, March 28, 11:00am-12:30pm.
Salvation Army Food Pantry, Tuesdays, 12:30-3pm. Please meet at front door to receive food.
Harper Center will continue to provide life support transportation options with the van-medical trips and food shopping fall into this category.