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.

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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GroupEx01GROUP 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

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.

Session I: Jan 6-Feb 1
Session II: Feb 3-Feb 29
Session III: Mar 2-Mar 28
Session IV: Mar 30-Apr 24

Session V: Apr 27-May 22

 

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

Our Swim School is Kendall County’s best and safest way for your child to learn to swim! Join us today – REGISTER ONLINE!

Our swim lessons are Kendall County’s best way for your child to learn to swim safely! 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 newest Y USA curriculum. The Y USA Swim Lesson Program helps adults, children and families learn an important life skill and supports them in gaining the knowledge, ability, and stamina to become strong and confident swimmers.

Fox Valley Family YMCA Swim School offers a low student-to-instructor ratio with a maximum of four students per instructor. Each session will consist of eight swim lessons. Contact Aquatics Director, Mike Click, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information 630-552-4100 x237.

Find schedules in our program guideJoin us today – REGISTER ONLINE!


If you are new to the program or are not sure what level to place your child, take advantage of a free swim evaluation. The Aquatics Staff will determine the appropriate level for your child. Registering for the appropriate swim level will help your child get the maximum benefit from the class. Evaluation dates do not necessarily match up with class start dates. No evaluation needed for parent participation. The Y is not responsible for missed lessons and is unable to schedule make-up lessons.


*Levels 3-6 require evaluation with a passing certificate to register at the front desk.

*PC-B & PC-C progress to preschool classes with instructor approval.

WINTER SESSION I: January 6-February 22
WINTER SESSION II: February 24-April 11
SPRING SESSION: April 13-May 30
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!

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!

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
  • 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, with gym, and indoor pool.
  • 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
  • Karate sessions with Dojo Dynamics
  • Dedicated Arts & Crafts space
  • Indoor and outdoor Basketball
  • Weekly Field Trips
  • 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


Camper/Parent Orientation
 

Central Camp  |  Tuesday, May 5  |  6:30 pm
West Camp  |  Wednesday, May 6  |  6:30 pm
Campers and parents will meet the camp counselors and get the 411 on what to expect at camp. Field trips and weekly schedule information will be provided. Campers will also receive their Summer Camp backpack and t-shirt. Registration will be available before and after orientation. 


DAY CAMP RATES

There is a one-time $50 registration fee for all participants. Free Youth Membership is included in our rates, as well as a free camp t-shirt & backpack (while supplies last), and a majority of weekly field trip costs.

  • 1-3 Days: $125 YMCA Members/$103 CIT (includes Youth Membership)
  • 4-5 Days: $154 YMCA Members/$121 CIT (includes Youth Membership)

Payments can be made in person or by phone at our Central Branch (630-552-4100), or West Branch (815-786-9998), or online. Financial assistance is available and DHS subsidy is accepted. YMCA day camps are tax-deductible and qualify for flexible spending.


SPECIAL OFFERS

SAFE to Summer Camp Priority Registration
Begins February 1st, 2020. Free registration for children currently enrolled in the SAFE program.

Early Bird Registration - 50% off Registration Fee
$25 registration fee from March 1st - April 17th

Healthy Kids Day - Free Camp Registration
Free Registration on April 18th, 2020 from 1-3 pm (must be present)

Multiple Child Discount
*10% discount for multiple children enrolled in Summer Camp
All children must be enrolled full-time (4-5 days per week).
When full-time fees vary, discount taken from CIT registration


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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WHY HIRE A PERSONAL TRAINER? 

  • Trainers provide accountability and motivation
  • Trainers provide expertise
  • A trainer will push you just enough
  • A trainer helps you identify and reach goals
  • A trainer will personalize your workout 
  • Trainers can reduce the possibility of injury 

Don’t know where to begin? Lacking motivation? Not getting results? Join us on your journey to health and our Certified Personal Trainers will help you get on the right track. Our trainers will design a program specifically for your individual needs and exercise experience. Purchase packages online or stop by either branch. After purchasing, please call (630-552-4100 x247) or email Michelle LeMaistre to schedule your training sessions. Have a personal training or small group training inquiry? Fill out our form below and email it to Michelle. Click here to meet our Personal Trainers!

PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGES

30 MIN (M/NM)

45 MIN (M/NM) 60 MIN (M/NM)
 3 SESSIONS $64/$96 $94/$141 $125/$188
 5 SESSIONS $99/$148 $156/$234 $197/$295
 10 SESSIONS $187/$280 $279/$418 $372/$558
 15 SESSIONS $264/$396 $392/$588 $525/$787
 20 SESSIONS $340/$510 $509/$763 $679/$1,018

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. This is a great addition to a personal training package.
2 pack 30 MIN – $42M/$63NM  60 MIN – $84M/$126NM
4 pack 30 MIN –$80M/$120NM  30 MIN –$160M/$240NM

FITNESS ORIENTATIONS
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 (PersonalTrainingInquiryForm.pdf)PT Inquiry Form

 

A competitive Youth Swim program for Y members ages 5-21 building strength and endurance while refining technique. Swimmers are grouped according to ability and age from beginner to advanced. The team competes against other area Y’s as well as in District/State meets. Children are empowered by the confidence they develop as they work to swim a mile and beyond while enjoying the water environment so many seem born for.

Aqua Force will offer different competitive swim clinics based on the ability of the swimmer. All are designed to improve stroke technique and increase endurance. These clinics will assist in the development of your technique and endurance. They are also a great way for new and returning swimmers to preview our summer and fall swim team practices.

 


 

 


swim team benefits

Not sure if a swim team is right for your child? Here is a list of the benefits of swimming from USA Swimming:6.13.15 swimmer01 web

  • Swimming is an outstanding activity for people of all ages.
  • Swimming promotes fitness and teaches a child to strive for physical achievement. Many super-stars in other sports started out as swimmers and gained strength and coordination that helped them to excel.
  • Swimming is an exciting individual and team sport.
  • Swimming is a technical and specialized activity involving extensive skill development.
  • Swimming is a healthy "lifetime" activity. Participants maybe 1 or 101 years old.
  • Swimming is relatively injury free in comparison to other youth sports.
  • Swimming teaches the life lessons of sport and sportsmanship which include learning to deal with winning and losing, as well as working with officials, teammates and coaches.
  • Swimming can prevent drowning.

Visit the Aqua Force website for more information or contact Aquatic Director Mike Click at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 630-552-4100 x237.

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