Programs

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 offers youth and adults opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved mental abilities.

JUMPING FOR JOY –– we are so excited to share the news that we will be welcoming back INSTRUCTIONAL GYMNASTICS CLASSES the week of July 6th for kids ages 3+!https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t26/1/16/1f938_200d_2642.png");">🤸‍♂️

To do so, we will be conducting EVALUATIONS to reassess gymnasts' current skill level in order to place them safely into our newly formatted classes! Read below for details.

New class descriptions and schedules will be posted soon.


FREE Evaluations will be held

  • Friday, June 26 at 11 am, 11:30 am, 12 pm and 12:30 pm and Monday, June 29th at 3 pm, 3:30 pm, 4 pm and 4:30 pm
  • Participants must be registered for evaluations by using this link http://bit.ly/2FXYbBT or by calling the front desk at 630-552-4100.
  • After their evaluation, kids will be given a form with their results and the class the coaches recommend for registration.
  • Evaluations are only required for children 6+.

Safety measures

  • Social distancing will be practiced at all times.
  • Masks are required upon entering the building.
  • Masks are not required during evaluation.
  • Children will be given a temperature check and health questionnaire.
  • There will be no viewing. Kids should be dropped off and picked up outside of the gymnastics facility.

Infants01Our Early Learning Academy has 2 locations at both Central Branch in Plano, IL and West Branch in Sandwich, IL.

We offer a full day / full year ages 0-3 years licensed program for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos where our highly trained and qualified teachers provide individualized care, create environments that support and encourage exploration, ensure children's health and safety and develop partnerships with families.

INFANTS (6 weeks - 15 months; 1:4 Ratio)
In the infant classroom, our primary emphasis is meeting the infant’s daily needs and providing a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Children are provided with experiences that foster and develop their cognitive, social/emotional, and motor skills while encouraging their independence. Infants are engaged in developmentally appropriate toys, books, stories, and fingerplays throughout the day. They are learning through routines and attachments to their caregivers. Infant daily nap and meal schedule are based on the infant’s individual needs.

TODDLERS (16-24 months; 1:5 Ratio)
In the toddler classroom, children are introduced to a more structured and regular routine. Children are provided with an environment that encourages exploration and curiosity through child-initiated and teacher-guided activities. Toddlers have opportunities to make choices in art, sensory, exploration, problem-solving, music, books, self-help skills, and interactive play. The toddler classroom provides a rest time as part of the daily schedule.

TWOS (1:8 Ratio)
In the two’s classrooms, the children discover a stimulating environment arranged into various interests and learning centers. Our goal for our two-year-olds includes developing valuable self-help skills such as potty training, personal hygiene, dressing self and putting toys away. We also focus on building cognitive skills, such as counting, sorting, recognizing letters, colors, and shapes. Another important skill we work on is interacting with others. We have many opportunities for sharing, listening and taking turns. The two’s classroom provides a rest time as part of the daily schedule.

If you have any questions about any of the Early Learning Academy (ELA) services, please contact either Senior Child Care Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (630)552-4100 or ELA West Branch Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (815) 786-9998.

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AGES 5+ | $85M/$120NM | 4 Week Sessions
Welcome to the Fox Valley Family YMCA Music Academy. The academy offers music lessons in piano, guitar, drums, violin, viola, woodwinds, and brass instruments. Piano lessons start at age four. All other instruments begin at age seven.

Dates TBD

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-552-4100 x235 for more information. REGISTER ONLINE.

WE CURRENTLY OFFER:

  Piano Lessons (ages 5+)
  Guitar Lessons (ages 7+)
  Ukulele Lessons (ages 6+)
  Woodwind Instrument Lessons (ages 10+)
  Brass Instrument Lessons (ages 10+)
  Drums (ages 7+)

Call for more information: 630.552.4100

Dates TBD
45-minute class $65M/$97NM
60-minute class $75M/$110NM


THEATRE TYKES
Ages 5-6  | Thursdays | 4:30-5:15pm
Curtain up on your child’s introduction to the theatre! In this class, we will start the youngest stars out with simple games and learning how to be on stage. We will spend time getting comfortable sharing the stage and interacting with other performers. We will also learn theatre basics and etiquette. All skill levels welcome! Register here.


THEATRE I
Ages 7-11  | Thursdays | 5:15-6:15pm
Want to learn about theatre? Want to try acting? Ever heard of improv? Think you have the chops to experience life on the stage? Join us for this class that will let you explore all the aspects of theater from drama to comedy to musicals to classics with some improv mixed in! This class will be a combination of games and scene and monologue work- as well as a look into the audition process. See how theatre can help you live your best life! All skill levels welcome! Register here.


THEATRE II
Ages 12-15  | Thursdays | 6:15-7:15pm
Ever feel like you belong on stage? Maybe you want to be a leading lady or a Prince Charming? Maybe think you would be the perfect villain? Now is your chance to find out what it is like to try theatre! In this class, we will use games and scene study to find characters and bring them to life. We will experiment with monologues and audition pieces that can be used in any audition setting! All skill levels welcome! Register here.

M/W/F  |  Noon-1:30pm  | 18+ |  Members Only

During the lunch hour, the gym will be reserved for full court, pick-up games. We welcome all of our adult members to come and participate in our open gym every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon!

LAP SWIMMING & AQUA FITNESS –– ONLINE REGISTRATION

Below you will find the link to the online registration portal for LAP SWIMMING & AQUA FITNESS (Water in Motion & H2O Cardio). Lap swimming & Aqua Fitness is allowed under Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan. Please read carefully below before registering.


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING PHASE 4 LAP SWIM & AQUA FITNESS:

• Participants must practice social distancing at all times.
• Swimmers are asked to wear a mask while entering the facility and traveling through hallways and common areas.
• Hand sanitizer will be available when swimmers enter the building.
• Swimmers will enter/exit through the main entrance and walk directly to the locker rooms.
• Only swimmers who are registered for a lap session or aqua class may enter the building. The swim viewing area, lobby, and front desk are closed.
• Sanitized baskets will be placed at the end of each lane for swimmers to place their belongings as well as for participants in Aqua Fitness.

• No equipment will be used during classes or available for lap swimmers.

• Please arrive on time. Late arrivals will not be given make-up time.
• The Lifeguard on duty will blow the whistle at the end of each session. Swimmers will need to exit the pool immediately using the shallow end.


HOW TO REGISTER:

• Find lap availability at https://www.picktime.com/outdoorclasses. Choose the pool, the program you'd like to participate in and then the date you'd like to register for and you'll be prompted to enter your information.

• Please only register for classes 1 week in advance. Participants who register for a class in advance of 1 week will be removed from the registration.

• Participants must be members of the Y –– memberships must be active and current to register. If you need to address your membership, please contact our Membership Director, Angie Sanders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or West Branch Facility Director, Jackie Eade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• If a participant needs to cancel their class reservation, please email our Fitness Director, Michelle LeMaistre, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to notify the instructors and free up a lane in that session.
• For registration assistance, please contact our Membership Director, Angie Sanders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Please do not attend class if you are not feeling well and/or present any COVID-19 symptoms.


LINK FOR REGISTRATION: https://www.picktime.com/outdoorclasses


Aqua Fitness Schedule
Water in Motion, Tuesdays at 9:15 am
H2O Cardio, Thursdays at 9:15 am

 


The Y continues to practice all CDC guidelines and expects participants to do so, as well, for the safety of Y staff, our members and anyone else involved in a program at the Y. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to getting back to our workouts together!

 

 


The Y's 2020 Summer Care program is a license-exempt program approved by DHS.
The Y follows DHS guidelines and regulations.

 

 

Who:
Kindergarten through 9th grade

When:
Beginning June 1, 2020, 
Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 6:00pm

 

Where:

Fox Valley Family YMCA, Central Branch

Fox Valley Family YMCA, West Branch (East building)

 

Details:
Full-time care only (4-5 days), $160 weekly tuition
Part-time care (2-3 days), $90 weekly for 2 days, $120 weekly for 3 days
Payment will be set up as weekly bank drafts

Limited group size (up to 10 per group)
*Please note, the Y will not be able to offer swimming in Phase 3.
All field trips have been canceled for summer 2020.


REGISTRATION PACKET

PARENT HANDBOOK

 

For more questions, please email School Age Child Care Director, Amy Peterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or SACC Assistant, email Carleigh Heriaud at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

Very few environments are as special as summer camp.  It's a rare experience where kids and counselors become a community.  Our counselors are vested in immersing campers in daily activities that encourage them to try new things while celebrating their talents and gifts.  The YMCA is planning a summer filled with old favorites and new adventures.  Whether your child comes for one week or the entire summer, we invite them to be a part of the YMCA's safe, nurturing and inclusive summer camp.

Kids enrolled in summer day camp at the Fox Valley Family YMCA have the best that summer has to offer right at their fingertips. Campers will enjoy daily dips in our pool and use of our Aqua Track obstacle course, gymnasium, outdoor pavilion, and 17 acres of outdoor space. Each day is a new adventure, from practicing a talent show act with friends to cooling off with a ride down the giant slip-n-slide; the possibilities are endless! *Please note, the Y will not be able to offer swimming in Phase 3.

Our summer day camp also offers enrichment programs in gymnastics, dance, music, theatre and sports that will further enhance your child’s summer. Counselors will safely escort children to and from any programs they attend. These programs are discounted for Summer Campers. 



What IS day camp?

  • 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 6:30 am to 6:00 pm with USDA approved lunch and two snacks daily.
  • Dips in our indoor pool and use of our Aqua Track
  • STEAM Activities and arts & crafts projects
  • Weekly Field Trips (all field trips have been canceled for 2020)
  • Seventeen acres of outdoor space and a covered pavilion - for gaga ball, dance parties, sandbox fun, soccer, tie-dyeing and so much more!
  • Fully air-conditioned 25,000 square foot indoor facility (swimming is not available)
  • Camp t-shirt and backpack (while supplies last)
  • Age-specific camp groups
  • Plus, YMCA Summer children's membership included in camp rates!

CAMP FEATURES

  • Visits to our Gymnastics Facility with Gymnastics Instructors
  • Dedicated Arts & Crafts space
  • Indoor and outdoor Basketball
  • 2nd camp location in Sandwich
  • Express pickup through text message
  • Dedicated Facebook Group

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Marketing Trifold

Parent Handbook
Enrollment Packet
 
Field Trip Schedule
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canceled for 2020)

 


camp counselors 

You can depend on the Y to make sure that all camp activity areas are well supervised. As role models, camp counselors are selected for sound judgment, maturity, experience, enthusiasm and creativity. All employees are interviewed and go through an extensive background check, and fingerprinting prior to being hired and are trained in CPR, first aid, and child abuse prevention.

The Y and our camp counselors are here to help kids flourish socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. Rooted in caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, our holistic approach works wonders, preparing kids for life, one fantastic summer at a time.


Summer Day Camp is located at Central and West branch in Plano and Sandwich, il.  Camp runs Mon-Friday from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm with programming from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call 630-552-4100 for more information.

 

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OUTDOOR GROUP EXERCISE CLASS SCHEDULES:

Central Branch

West Branch


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group exercise classes
BARRE EXPRESS – BODYCOMBAT – BODYFLOW – BODYPUMP – BODYSTEP – BOOT CAMP – CXWORX – DANCE HITT – ENHANCE FITNESS – PILATES – POWER CIRCUIT – SPINSANITY – STRONG BY ZUMBA – TONE – WATER in MOTION – WERQ – YOGA

The Y offers many group fitness classes each week. Classes range from Les Mills BodyPump®to Yoga, and our schedule was designed with a variety of fitness enthusiasts in mind. Group exercise classes are included with your Y membership. Classes are subject to change, based on class size and seasonal fluctuations. The Group-Ex fitness pass gives non-members access to both land and aqua group fitness classes –– $50 for a 10 punch pass.

AQUA FITNESS
Aquatic fitness classes are included with your Y membership and are a fun, lower-impact way to get your body moving, improve strength and flexibility, and develop all-around fitness. Classes are offered throughout the week at 9:00 am and 7:30 pm. Monthly group fitness pass gives non-members access to both land and aqua group fitness classes.

ENHANCE® FITNESS
Enhance® Fitness is a proven, community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. It helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. Each class will be led by a certified instructor and exercises will focus on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance to help reduce the severity of arthritis symptoms. Older adults at all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. The program is especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis. Call 630-552-4100 x247 for more information or download our fact sheet for more information.


fitness center / group-ex reminders
Children under the age of 11 are not permitted in the Fitness Center/Group Exercise class unless participating in a kids fitness program authorized by the Y. Members and guests 11-13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the fitness center/group exercise classes. Children under age 11 can attend Kids Zone (free with a Family Membership) while their parent or guardian attends a Group Exercise class. Children ages 11 -14 must complete an orientation prior to using the fitness center. Please make an appointment for the orientation at the Front Desk.


ORIENTATIONS, NUTRITION COUNSELING, FITNESS ASSESSMENT 

PERSONAL NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING
Registered Dietitian, Michelle LeMaistre, will work with you to develop an appropriate, nutrition-based lifestyle change to meet your personal needs. She will consider any dietary restrictions you have, discuss obstacles, and help you get on the right path to living a healthy lifestyle! You will have an initial consultation and follow up appointments per package. This is a great addition to your personal training package!

FITNESS ASSESSMENT
A great way to evaluate your current fitness level.  It includes a series of measurements to help determine your physical fitness including height, weight, body composition, blood pressure, muscular and cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility.

WELLNESS ROOM ORIENTATION
If you are new to the Y, or are unsure how to use some of the equipment in the fitness center, sign up for a FREE fitness orientation. Y Fitness Staff will help you become comfortable and familiar with our strength and cardio equipment. Please make an appointment at the Membership Desk.

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Download this file (Y-EnhanceFitness-Fact-Sheet-May-2016_SP.pdf)Enhance Fitness Fact Sheet

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.

Call our Front Desk for more information at 630-552-4100 x235.

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  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop

AGES 3-5 YEARS OLD

TINY TOES
Ages 2-3  | For our tiniest dancers! Dancers will explore the wonders of dance through songs, games, and props in a relaxed setting while teaching them the basics of dance and participate in a group class that will let them explore all that dance has to offer! Ballet attire with hair pulled back.

TEMPO TOES
Ages 4-5 | This class begins with a Circle Warm-up that may include sing-a-long songs or rhymes to keep the young dancers engaged. Students will work on strong arms, stretching their toes, balancing, twirling, and jumping. Ballet shoes required. Ballet attire with hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

Register for class here.


AGES 5-7 YEARS OLD

INTRO TO DANCE
Ages 5-7 | New to dance? This class will demonstrate the basics of different styles of dance. Ballet, jazz, tap, and more will be taught in a creative atmosphere. Ballet or jazz shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

BEGINNER BALLET/JAZZ
Ages 5-7 | A chance for your child to explore the basics and foundations of beginning ballet and jazz. Instruction focuses on flexibility, coordination, conditioning, techniques, and the fundamentals of ballet, jazz, and overall fun! Ballet or jazz shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

BEGINNER BALLET/TAP
Ages 5-7 | Students are introduced to the basic ballet steps and proper techniques. This class will help students understand rhythm and timing needed in all dance. Basic steps will be taught. Ballet AND Tap shoes required. Ballet or jazz attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

Register for class here.


AGES 7+ YEARS OLD

BALLET I
Ages 8+ | Students are introduced to basic ballet technique, including turn-out posture while building confidence and learning elementary performing skills. Ballet shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

JAZZ I
Ages 8+ | This class will include strength, flexibility, and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks, and leaps. Dancers will learn choreography to popular and age-appropriate music of today along with vintage styles of jazz from the last decades. Ballet or jazz attire and shoes required. Hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

TAP I
Ages 8+ | Students will work on increasing the speed of steps and combining steps together while trying to make correct sounds. Tap shoes required. Ballet or jazz required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.  

HIP HOP I
Ages 8+ | Hip Hop classes combine street dance with funk and jazz, similar to what you would see in televised dance performances or music videos. Students learn isolations and dynamics to execute pop-and-lock and funk movements. Jazz shoes or clean gym shoes required. Hair pulled back.

LYRICAL I
Ages 8+ | Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques and it is performed with music with lyrics that inspire strong emotions. Jazz or ballet shoes and attire. Hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

STRETCH AND TECHNIQUE
Ages 8+ | We will stretch and condition all of our muscles with yoga, pilates, and other exercises to work on our flexibility and control. This class will also focus on improving jumps, turns, and overall technique.

Register for class here.

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We offer full-day or half-day licensed programs for children ages three to five years at Central and West Branch. Our preschool program offers quality care in a safe and supportive environment that fosters the emotional, physical, social and cognitive growth of each child. In addition, your child will develop skills to build character values, self-esteem, friendships, and kindergarten readiness skills.

FULL DAY or HALF DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (ages 3-5)
The three to five-year-old classrooms focus on the growth and development of the whole child: physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Activities and classroom centers are oriented to the child’s interests and developmental levels. Our three to five-year-olds are able to make choices in a variety of areas including art and sensory activities, dramatic play, stories and books, music and movement, fine and large motor development and much more.

Our program builds the foundation and prepares children for those skills needed in Kindergarten. Math, science, language areas, and pre-reading and writing are emphasized. In addition, children learn important classroom skills such as taking turns, sharing and cooperation as well as learning to develop socially acceptable behaviors and positive social relationships through cooperative play.  

YMCA Youth Membership is included in all of our Preschool options.

Our Preschool Curriculum includes the following areas: Language Development, Creative Experience, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, iPad Technology, Music/Movement, Science and Discovery, Dramatic and Sensory Play.

Preschool events include School Pictures, Holiday Parties, Recreational swimming, End-of-Year Pre-K ceremony, Spring Recital, Local Field Trips, and more. Additional YMCA Benefits include Indoor gymnasium, music and dance rooms, after-school enrichment programs, USDA-approved lunches and snacks, 17-acre outdoor pavilion, indoor pool, two secure and safe outdoor play areas, "Let's Move Initiative," and a gymnastics center.In need of financial assistance? The Y is able to offer help through the generosity of our donors. Call or stop in for details.

In need of financial assistance? The Y is able to offer help through the generosity of our donors. Call or stop in for details.

Click here for information on our before and after school-based program for students in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk and Newark School Districts.

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CENTRAL BRANCH PRESCHOOL
630-552-4100
Center Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30am-6:00pm
To register your child, stop in today! Contact Early Learning Academy Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (630-552-4100 x230) with questions.

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - 3-5 years old
Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
9-11:30 am and/or 12:15-2:45 pm

FULL DAY PRESCHOOL - PRE-K
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
6:30am-6:00pm


WEST BRANCH PRESCHOOL
815-786-8914
Center Hours: Monday - Friday 6:00am-6:00pm
To register your child, stop in today! Contact Early Learning Academy Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (815-786-8914) with questions.

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - 3-5 years old
Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
9-11:30am and/or 12:15-2:45pm

FULL DAY PRESCHOOL - PRE-K
Breakfast, Lunch and Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
6:00am-6:00pm

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