The YMCA's health, fitness and sports programs are developmentally appropriate and help people at any stage of life build positive health habits. Participation in YMCA programs offer youth and adults opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved mental abilities.
FOX VALLEY FAMILY YMCA SCHOOL OF DANCE
The YMCA offers a wide variety of dance classes for ages 18 months through 18 years for Yorkville, Somonauk, Plano, Sandwich and the surrounding areas. We have ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical ballroom dance lessons available. Dance develops a person physically, artistically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Our qualified and professional instructors are here to offer your children the best dance classes possible.
NEW THIS YEAR!
We are excited to start dancing in our new dance studio! The wood floored room is equipped with six foot mirrors and Vita Vibe Extreme series ballet barres. Also, keep an eye out for our new online pro shop through Curtain Call for Class. Dancers will be able to log on and order dance shoes and attire straight from the website.
- Hip Hop
- La Premiere Dance Company
Safe, Active, Fun, Enrichment - SAFE is our before and after school program for students in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk, and Newark school districts. Newark, Plano, and Yorkville offer AM and PM care.
Sandwich and Somonauk currently offer PM care only. Morning care begins at 6:30am. Afternoon care begins immediately after dismissal until 6:00pm. We offer homework assistance, creative enrichment activities, supervised athletic play, and many social opportunities for your child.
The Fox Valley Family YMCA is prepared to provide a camp to children in the event of a possible Yorkville teacher’s strike. The camp would be held at the Fox Valley Family YMCA in Plano between 6:30am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, for the duration of the strike.
Each day would be packed with games, activities, and swimming. Children should bring a swim suit, towel, gym shoes, water bottle and a NUT FREE sack lunch. The Y will provide an AM and PM snack.
PROJECTED DAILY RATE
SAFE Participants: $20 per day
Non-SAFE Participants (space limited): $35 per day
SUMMER DAY CAMP RUNS NOW THRU AUGUST 28, 2015! Kids enrolled in summer day camp at the Fox Valley Family YMCA have the best that summer has to offer right at their fingertips. With daily dips in our pool and use of our Aqua Track obstacle course, gymnasium, outdoor pavilion, and 17 acres of outdoor space to make the most of...whether that means practicing a talent show act with friends or grilling burgers for our Friday Camp Cook-Outs.
Our summer day camp also offers enrichment programs in gymnastics, dance, music, and sports that will further enhance your child’s summer. Program instructors will safely escort children to and from any classes they attend. So join us and make it THE BEST SUMMER EVER! Write your own adventure, build character, and make new friends along the way!
Camp is located at our Central Branch (just west of the Yorkville Target) and runs Mon-Fri from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm with programming from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Call 630-552-4100 for more information. Pay for camp online! Download a registration form below.
What can you expect from our day camp program?
- Professional, energetic, caring staff. All counselors are certified in First Aid, CPR and AED and many have experience working in our before and after school care program.
- Full-day care from 6:30am to 6:00pm with USDA approved lunch and two snacks daily.
- Daily dips in our indoor pool and use of our Aqua Track
- Friday Camp Cook-Outs
- Weekly Field Trips
- Seventeen acres of outdoor space and a covered pavilion - for lunching or rocket launching, practicing a talent show act, playing soccer, or tye-dyeing
- Fully air conditioned 25,000 square foot indoor facility, with gym, and indoor pool.
- Camp t-shirt
- Age specific ratios
- Weekly YMCA memberships conveniently included in camp fee
- YMCA day camps are tax deductible and qualify for flexible spending
- Commitment to your child health, as we participate in the CATCH: Coordinated Approach to Child Health program
- Convenient drop off location
- K-1: Children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade
- 2-3: Children entering 2nd or 3rd grade
- 4-6: Children entering 4th, 5th or 6th grade
- CIT (Counselors In Training): Children entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grades
DAY CAMP RATES
There is a one-time $35 registration fee for all participants. Free Youth Membership is included in our 3-Day and Weekly rates, as well as a free camp t-shirt, backpack, water bottle and weekly field trip costs.
- 3-Day: $95 YMCA Members / $75 CIT (includes Youth Membership)
- Weekly: $125 YMCA Members / $100 CIT (includes Youth Membership)
Payments can be made in person at our Central or West Branch, online, or can be set up for automatic drafts on a monthly or semi-monthly basis. Financial assistance is available and DHS subsidy is accepted.
Specialty Group Exercise Classes* (Fee-Based)
specialty group exercise classes
YMCA BOOT CAMP
$40M/$60NM | Boot Camp is for individuals looking to be pushed to the next level! The class meets Monday through Friday from 5-6am and includes a mix of cardio and strength training utilizing body weight exercises, weight training and tabata methods. Instructors will work with all fitness levels. Must be at least 18 years of age to register. Pre-registration is required. You can pay per session, buy a 10-punch card ($60M/$90NM), or sign up for bank draft and receive a discount on your fee. Register Online!
LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
This training program can provide you with the personalized attention of a Health Coach at a lower cost in a supportive group environment. All of the exercises in the program can be scaled in difficulty to fit your individual needs. The program will help you get in shape in a fun and challenging atmosphere. Each participant will receive a fitness assessment at the beginning and end of the program, nutritional guidance by our Registered Dietitian, and group workouts twice a week. Register Online!
TRX BOSU TRAINING
This is a 45 minute, small group training class that includes high intensity cardio bursts, resistance training and focuses on strength and agility exercises using TRX Suspension System, Bosus and Stability Balls. Class is limited to eight participants, so don't miss out!
TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING
TRX Suspension Training is a revolutionary method of leveraged body weight exercises that will build strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries — all at the intensity you choose. We offer classes for adults and teens. Sessions are limited to four participants and pre-registration is required. Don't see a class time that works for you? Get four people together and we will work with YOUR schedule! Register Online!
WOMEN'S STRENGTH TRAINING
Weight training taught by women for women. This class will teach you how to train effectively with weights for fat loss, strength, health and fitness. No weight room experience necessary. Taught by a Certified Personal Trainer.
Sundays | oct. 18 - jan. 3 | Central
This 18 and over men's league offers a 10 game regular season schedule along with a playoff for those looking to test their team’s skill against the area competition. Weekly standings will be kept, IHSA officials will officiate games and all basketball rules/regulations will be enforced. Good sportsmanship is the responsibility of every captain, player, and spectator. If you are an individual and would like to play on a team, you can be placed on our Free Agent List. This list doesn’t guarantee that you will be placed on a team, but if 10 individuals are on the Free Agent List, a team can be formed from the list. $550/Team REGISTER ONLINE!
*League dates and times are subject to change depending on the number of teams registered.
Men's Noon Basketball (ages 18+) | central
M/W/F | Noon-1pm | FREE/Members
M/W/F | 1-2pm | $5NM
The gym has been reserved for full court, pick-up games. We welcome all to come and participate in our open gym time but from 1-2 YMCA Members only. This allows guests use of the basketball courts only, no weight room usage allowed. YMCA Staff has the right to ask anyone to leave for any violations of the code of conduct.
All branches of Gymnastics and Tumbling help develop motor skills through activities that increase strength, balance and body control.
- Preschool Gymnastics Classes
(ages 2-5 years)
- Girls Instructional Classes
- Beginner (ages 6+)
- Progressions A & B (ages 6+)
- Teen Basic Gymnastics (ages 12+)
- Co-Ed Tumbling Classes
- Fox Valley Flyers Competitive Team
For class times and descriptions download our program guide below.
La Premiere Dance Company provides students the opportunity to develop technique and skill at a higher level of professionalism. This competitive and performance dance company for Y Members ages 5-18 gives dancers the chance to perform and compete at several venues throughout the year (including parades, competitions, special holiday events, and conventions). La Premiere consists of three companies; Mini, Petite, and Junior, companies are based on age and ability. All companies will compete at a local, national competition.
Our objective for the La Premiere is to provide a dance company that is fun and affordable so all children have an opportunity to be a part of it. Being a part of a dance company like this will grow your children not only into talented dancers, but it will also teach them valuable lessons that they will carry with them for years to come. Please join us on this adventure.
Our YMCA arts programs promote confidence and creativity through dance, drawing, drama, painting, music and more.
While the YMCA is traditionally known as a place to learn how to swim or practice your favorite sport, YMCAs are quickly becoming the place where kids and adults learn to paint, write, sing or act. The Fox Valley Family YMCA offers a variety of art and theater classes for children to experience a variety of art mediums such as theater, painting, drawing, sculpting, and more.
According to a recent article, Dr. Kerry Freedman, Head of Art and Design Education at Northern Illinois University says, “Parents need to be aware that children learn a lot more from graphic sources now than in the past. Children need to know more about the world than just what they can learn through text and numbers. Art education teaches students how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information, and how to make choices based on it.”
Register online or call (630-552-4100) for more information.
OPEN ART CLASSES
Ages 5-12 | 1-3pm | $10 | Central
Join us once a month for our fun and creative art classes! We will use paint, ceramics, clay and more to create our masterpieces!
- October 17
- November 21
- December 19
Welcome to the Fox Valley Family YMCA Music Academy. The academy offers music lessons in piano, guitar, drums, voice, violin, cello, viola, string bass, woodwinds, and brass instruments. Piano lessons start at age four. All other instruments begin at age seven.
WE CURRENTLY OFFER:
- Pre-School Piano Music Lessons (ages 4-5)
- Piano Lessons (ages 5+)
- Voice Lessons (ages 7+)
- Guitar Lessons (ages 7+)
- Bass Guitar Lessons (ages 7+)
- Drum Lessons (ages 7+)*
- Violin Lessons (ages 7+)*
- Cello Lessons (ages 9+)*
- Viola Lessons (ages 8+)*
- String Bass Lessons (ages 11+)*
- Woodwind Instruments (ages 8+)*
- Brass Instruments (ages 9+)*
*Not available at West Branch
Call for more information: 630.552.4100
SWIM LESSONS WITH A SPLASH OF CONFIDENCE
Our Swim School is Kendall County’s best and safest way for your child to learn to swim! Join us today – REGISTER ONLINE!
Learning to swim is the most important thing your child can do when it comes to reducing the risk of drowning. The Fox Valley Family YMCA is proud to offer swim lessons following the acclaimed “Swim Lessons University” curriculum. The “Swim Lessons University” curriculum was developed by the Swim Professor Jim Reiser. The curriculum has earned the swim professor accolades such as:
- USA Swimming Adolph Kiefer Water Safety Person of the Year
- Life Saver of the Year by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance
- WABC President’s Award for his contribution to Learn-to-Swim World Wide
All Fox Valley Family YMCA swim instructors are trained and certified by Swim Lessons University. Richard Quick, Head Womens Swimming Coach USA Olympic Swimming Team, says, “Swim Lessons University is a sound, easy-to-follow, learn to swim curriculum with progressions that are fun and effective. I recommend it without reservation.”
$43 members / $70 non-members
Lessons start between the following times:
Mon/Wed: 10-11:30am and 4-5:30pm
Tues/Thurs: 10-11:30am and 4-5:30pm
Find exact schedules by clicking the link below for our program guide.
SWIM SCHOOL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Parent and Tot
You are going to love, absolutely adore the experience the Aqua Force Swim School will create for your child while in our Parent and Tot course. Using the world famous Swim Lessons University curriculum, your instructor will show you, step-by-step, how to make your toddler safer in and around the water. You will learn what every parent and teacher should know. The Parent and Tot course will help make learning to swim incredibly enjoyable for your child! Ages 6-36 months
A course that turns beginners into swimmers using a progressive, but child focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. In the Swim 100 course your child will learn the following skills in a fun and exciting way following the Swim Lessons University proven curriculum: Freestyle Kick, Breath Holding, Breath Control, Back Kick, In-line Kick, and Paddle Stroke. Swim 101: ages 3-5; Swim 102: ages 6-9; Swim 103: ages 10+
Swim Strokes 200
A course that teaches entry level swimmers the formal strokes of freestyle and backstroke using a progressive, but child focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. In the Swim Strokes 201 course, your child will learn or refine the following skills in a fun and exciting way following the Swim Lessons University proven curriculum: Freestyle Kick, Breath Control, Back Kick, Backstroke, and Freestyle with side breathing. Swim Strokes 201: ages 3-5; Swim Strokes 202: ages 6-9; Swim Strokes 203: ages 10+
Advanced Swim Strokes 300
A course that teaches breaststroke and butterfly to swimmers that have already mastered freestyle and backstroke. The Advanced Swim Strokes 300 course uses the same progressive, child focused approach while teaching fundamental swimming skills. In the Advanced Swim Strokes 300 course your child will learn and refine the following skills in a fun and exciting way following the Swim Lessons University proven curriculum: Butterfly Kick, Breaststroke Kick, Butterfly, and Breaststroke. Adv. Swim Strokes 301: ages 3-5; Adv. Swim Strokes 302: ages 6-9; Adv. Swim Strokes 303: ages 10+