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FREE Safe to Summer Camp Registration

A $35 SAVINGS

SAFE students sign-up for Summer Day Camp and we’ll waive the registration fee 

This offer is reserved for students enrolled in SAFE.  SAFE students must fill out a SAFE to Summer Camp registration form. Return forms to either your SAFE location or the front desk at Central or West Branch.


 NEW for 2018

  • ANNOUNCING a 2nd Location in Sandwich at our new School Aged Childcare West facility (628 S. Main St., Sandwich, IL). Children will experience the same once-a-week field trip opportunities AND swim twice-a-week at Central Branch. Rates, camp info and schedules will be the same as Central Branch.
  • EXPRESS PICKUP through text message! It’s simple, with 10 minutes notice, your child will be waiting at sign out. Express pickup phone number will be provided upon registration.
  • New Field Trips including Sky High, Philips Park and more!
  • Word of the Day & Team Building Tournaments implemented at lunchtime and playtime to promote camp conversation and togetherness amongst campers, counselors and directors.
  • Good manners pay off this summer with staff and members rewarding outstanding citizenship of campers

Tri at the Y! Triathlon & Training

GET YOUR TRIATHLON SEASON OFF TO AN EARLY START
TRAIN WITH US!
Train with triathlon coaches in a supportive environment for the Y's first-ever indoor triathlon! Practice once a week with other triathletes, attend our featured Endurance Sports Clinics and then train on your own schedule the rest of the week. Endurance Sports Clinics included. Register online, call 630-552-4100 or stop by the front desk.

Triathlon Training includes Endurance Sports Clinics  |  Jan. 20 - March 10  |  8:30-10:30am  |  $120M/$180NM  |  ages 12+
Endurance Sports Clinics only  |  11am-12:00pm  |  $5 drop-in fee
• Diet & Energy Management: January 27  |  Michelle LeMaistre, Registered Dietician & Nutritionist
• Cycling 101: February 10  |  Guest Coach MJ Gasik, Tri Right Coaching
• Running 101: February 24  |  Guest Coach Eric Ott, Geneva Running Outfitters
• Transitions 101: March 10  |  Guest Coach MJ Gasik, Tri Right Coaching 


FOX VALLEY FAMILY YMCA INDOOR TRIATHLON
Date: Sunday, March 18th, 2018
Time: Check-in begins at 6:30am, wave schedule TBD
Individual Fee: $30M/$45NM (includes t-shirt)
Ages 12+
Participate in a distance measured triathlon where each participant swims, bikes and runs for a total of 1 hour. Great for new and experienced triathletes. Our YMCA Indoor Triathlon consists of a 10-minute swim in our Y’s indoor lap pool, 30 minutes on our stationary cycling bikes and a 20 minute run on one of our treadmills. Download registration form here.

Discover Enhance Fitness


"Enhance Fitness is a great combination of balance and strength training focused on getting your heart rate up and your body moving." -Dian Nielsen, Enhance Fitness Instructor


DISCOVER ENHANCE FITNESS 16-WEEK PROGRAM
Free for members/*$96 non-member 16-week membership

March 12 - June 25
Central Branch | Monday & Friday 10:15-11:15am
West Branch | Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-9:25am
Instructors will be conducting fitness checks at the 1st and last week of class for all participants.
NO JOIN FEE for participants interested in membership after 16 weeks

What is a fitness check? A 3 step assessment consisting of a sit-and-stand, bicep curl and timed up-and-go test.

*Non-member membership includes 16-week adult membership with full-access to Central & West branch. Take advantage of the Y's full group-ex schedule, both wellness rooms and the pool including our free aqua fitness schedule!

To register, stop by the front desk at either branch or call Central at 630-552-4100, West at 815-786-9998. Program participants are required to attend a minimum of 10 Enhance Fitness classes.


Moderate-impact classes with high-impact results

Enhance®Fitness, an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life.

Here are some of the changes our participants have noticed:

  • More energy
  • Better balance
  • Increases in upper body and lower body strength
  • More flexibility and range of motion
  • Better sleep
  • More feelings of happiness
  • Sense of independence

In addition to the physical benefits, research has shown that, among older adults who participate in Enhance®Fitness, health costs were lowered each year by close to $1,000.
Download our fact sheet for more information.

Spring Slim Down

5-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE
February 19 - March 25  |  $20M/$60NM
Meet & Greet + Weigh-In at Central or West:
Friday, Feb. 16 at 11:00am or Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10:00am

Are you struggling to get started on a weight loss plan or have you hit a plateau in your weight loss journey? Then it’s time to check out the Y’s Spring Slim Down Weight Loss Challenge. This 5-week incentive-based program is designed to assist participants and challenge them to achieve their weight loss goals.

This program features:

  • Weekly Weigh-ins
  • Initial & Final Measurements
  • Food Planning Menus
  • Facebook Support Group
  • YMCA Adult Membership (5 weeks)
  • No Join Fee for Adult Membership After Program Completion
  • Free Wellness Room Orientation
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes will be Rewarded for the Percentage of Weight Lost

Central Branch Contact: Michelle LeMaistre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.630-552-4100 x247
West Branch Contact: Melissa Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-786-9998

 

FVFY acquires For Kids Only Daycare and Preschool, Before & After School Care

We are proud to announce the acquisition of For Kids Only Daycare, Preschool and Before & After School Care in Sandwich, IL. The purchase was confirmed on December 29th, 2017 and DCFS licensing permit was issued to the Y’s Early Learning Academy on January 8th, 2018.

“The children currently attending For Kids Only are happy and healthy which I would directly attribute to the strong dedication the current staff has. The Y is committed to nurturing and supporting staff to continue this vital connection.” Amy Collins, Director of Child Care.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to continue focus on and invest in the development of youth in our community and serve our Sandwich area families.” Rebecca Morphey, FVFYMCA Board President.

For years, For Kids Only has provided a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance. The Y’s Early Learning Academy plans to build on that foundation by introducing Creative Curriculum focused on science, social studies and “first hand” experiences as a segue to learning. The Early Learning Academy will continue to develop confidence, creative and critical thinking skills necessary for Kindergarten.

In addition, the Early Learning Academy will also introduce the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which requires staff to follow USDA food guidelines. This program’s reimbursement allows for the Y to purchase fresh, more nutritious food for the facility.

The Early Learning Academy provides full daycare for birth-5 years, full and half-day preschool and Before & After School care. Enrollment includes a child membership to the FVFYCMA with reduced program pricing and access to both Central and West branch.


2018 WINTER/SPRING
PROGRAM GUIDE

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Download this file (W:S_18_FVFYMCA.pdf)Winter/Spring Brochure 2018