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.
2016/17 Winter Sessions
Winter I: January 9 - March 4
Winter II: March 6 - April 22
2017 Spring Sessions
Spring I: April 24 - June 10
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.
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2017 Winter Sessions
Winter I: January 9 - February 18
Spring I: February 20 - April 8
Spring II: April 10 - May 27
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
Find exact class times and schedules by clicking the link below in our program guide.
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.
*Advancement from each level may take anywhere from three months to two years, depending on the individual gymnast. The Y reserves the right to move gymnasts to the appropriate levels, combine classes, cancel classes, and change times during the course of all sessions.
The Y's Early Learning Academy is proud to offer a limited time special for parents enrolling their infants into our child care program. Sign up today and we'll waive your security deposit and your first week's tuition is free (a $420 dollar value)! Our Infant Room is led by our caring and tenured staff. We provide baby formula and organic baby food (for those children ready for solids). Stop by and take a tour - we'd love to meet you!
Our Early Learning Academy is located at our Central Branch (just west of the Yorkville Target) and is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm.
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. Download a copy of our Child Care Guide for more information.
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 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 finger plays 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 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 classroom, the children discover a stimulating environment arranged into various interest and learning centers. Our goal for our two year olds include: 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.
Safe, Active, Fun, Enrichment - SAFE is our before and after school program for students in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk, Leland, Hinckley-Big Rock and Newark school districts. Newark, Plano, and Yorkville offer AM and PM care.
AM and PM care is offered in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Leland, Hinckley-Big Rock, and Newark grade schools. Somonauk grade school currently offers 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. Download a copy of our school newsletter and stay updated on what's happening at the Y.
Our Spring Break Activity Days will be full of fun activities as we partner with our Sports, Arts, Fitness, and Aquatic Departments! As always, activity days are held at our Central Branch and registration is required. Students must be registered by March 17 to ensure a spot! Children should bring a nut-free lunch. A light breakfast and PM snack will be provided. Children should make sure to wear gym shoes and bring a swimsuit and towel. Stop by or call 630-552-4100 to register! Download a copy of our Spring Break Camp handout for more information.
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 Camp Cook-Outs. Register your child today! DOWNLOAD THE 2016 FVFY SUMMER DAY CAMP GUIDE
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 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!
NEW! FOR 2017
- 2nd Location: Grand Reserve in Yorkville
- Group Text Messages to parents by our Camp Director
- Field Trips separated by age
- New Field Trips
- Community Garden at Central Branch
Y Camp Readers
Back again this summer, the Y is participating in an exciting ew program called Camp Readers. Campers will explore reading through a variety of ways including independent reading, partner reading, staff read-aloud, thematic reading and much more. Let's bridge the reading gap together and make summer reading fun and engaging!
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
- Camp Cook-Outs, STEM Activities, Huddle Groups, and more!
- Weekly Field Trips (Bulls/Sox Academy, Cyberspace Lazer Tag, Joliet Splash Station, and Silver Springs State Park...to name a few)
- Seventeen acres of outdoor space and a covered pavilion - for launching or rocket launching, practicing a talent show act, playing soccer, or tie-dyeing
- Fully air conditioned 25,000 square foot indoor facility, with gym, and indoor pool.
- Camp t-shirt
- Age-specific ratios
- 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
- 2 Convenient drop off locations
- Plus, Weekly YMCA memberships conveniently included in camp fee!
SCRAPBOOK: BEST SUMMER EVER 2016
what to bring to camp
- YMCA Day Camp t-shirt
- Change of clothes
- Backpack with name visible
- Swimsuit, towel and plastic bag for wet swimsuit/towel
- Water bottle with name visible
- Nut free snack/sack lunch (if needed)
Campers must wear closed toe shoes each day!
WHAT not TO BRING TO CAMP
(unless specified by the day's events)
- ALL electronics
- ALL cell phones
- ALL toys
- Soda and candy
- Sandals and flip flops (allowed for pool/water park field trips only)
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: $100 YMCA Members / $80 CIT (includes Youth Membership)
- Weekly: $130 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.
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 a complete background check 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.
Camp is located at our Central Branch in Plano and Grande Reserve in Yorkville. Camp 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.
group exercise classes
Monthly Group Fitness Pass $50NM
The Y offers many 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. Monthly group fitness pass gives non-members access to both land and aqua group fitness classes.
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 9:00am and 7:30pm. Monthly group fitness pass gives non-members access to both land and aqua group fitness classes.
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.
specialty group exercise classes
YMCA BOOT CAMP
$41M/$62NM | 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 monthly or sign up for bank draft and receive a $10 discount on your fee. Register Online!
TRX HIIT TRAINING
$58M/$87NM | This 45 minute, small group training class includes body weight resistance training, core strengthening, and cardio bursts. Participants will use the TRX Suspension System, Bosu Balls, and Stability Balls. Class is limited to eight participants, so don’t miss out.
$58M/$87NM | Functional Interval Training that uses boot camp, HIIT intervals, cardio and strength training to give you a great workout! No two classes are ever the same. All fitness levels welcome.
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.
Sundays | January 22 - March 26, 2017 | Central
This 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. All fees must be paid prior to the first game. To register an entire team, contact the Central Branch. Please indicate whether you are registering a team or individually. *League dates and times are subject to change depending on the number of teams registered. $625/Team REGISTER ONLINE!
*League dates and times are subject to change depending on the number of teams registered.
Free Agent List
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.
Men's Noon Basketball (ages 18+) | central
M/W/F | Noon-2:30pm | Members only
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.
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.
We provide a fun and affordable dance company so all children have an opportunity to dance. As part of our dance company, your children will grow into talented dancers and learn valuable, lifelong lessons.
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!
- January 21
- February 18
- March 11
- April 22
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+)*
- Woodwind Instruments (ages 8+)*
- Brass Instruments (ages 9+)*
*Not available at West Branch