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Basketball Camps, Basketball Programs to enhance sports skills

Health and Fitness

Healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness. At the Y, it’s more than just working out. In addition to our fitness classes and fitness facilities. We offer a variety of fitness programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.

Contact Central Branch Fitness Director April Hix for more information at 630-552-4100 x247.

Fitness Center

State of the art cardiovascular fitness equipment and tons of free weights and circuit machines.

Group Exercise

Y group fitness programs are developmentally appropriate and help people at any stage of life build positive health habits. Participation in Y programs offers youth and adults opportunities for friendship and community, a sense of well-being, increased self-confidence and improved mental abilities.

Group Exercise Class Descriptions (PDF)

Active Older Adults

The Y offers fitness programs for older adults like water exercise, yoga and stretching classes. But, we know that older adults are seeking more than physical benefits when they exercise. They also want a sense of community and to strengthen social ties. The Y has several activities to encourage older adults to take action and get involved. Socializing and volunteering have positive effects on the health of older adults, and exercise has proven to promote mental agility in addition to longevity and good health.

before and after school age care (s.a.f.e.)

S.A.F.E. 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. A light breakfast snack is served in the morning and an afternoon snack are served. Throughout the year, SAFE students enjoy a variety of themed activities, special holiday parties, and even in-class field trips. Click here for more information.

Contact Before and After School Age Care Director Jenée Jeanblanc for more information at 630-552-4100 x262.

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Aquatics

At the Y, we believe the ability to swim is a critical life skill for every child and teen. In swim lessons, we use a variety of fun methods to help kids overcome fears about swimming, build confidence swimming in the water and develop swimming skills that last a lifetime. Qualified instructors meet kids at their own swimming level, help families set achievable goals and celebrate all successes in our swim lessons. By educating and partnering with parents in our swim lessons, we're determined to prevent drowning in our community. Please see program guide for extensive schedule for swim lessons beginning at age 6 months.

Contact Aquatics Director Jon Meier for more information at 630-552-4100 x237.

Swim Lessons

  • Parent/Child
  • Youth Beginner
  • Youth Intermediate
  • Youth Advanced
  • Private Lessons Youth or Adult

CPR Instruction

 

Lifeguard Certification

 

Water Exercise Classes

These classes have it all! Motivation, aerobic choreography, muscle conditioning, improved cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone by using the buoyancy and resistance of the water. Great workout with no impact or harmful effects on joints/muscles and stay cool. Ideal for all fitness levels, non-swimmers included.

Aqua Force – Swim Team

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. Team competes against other area Y’s as well as in District/State meets. Chldren 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.

Sports and Recreation

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical health. Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved, there's the added benefit of being connected to others. That's why you'll find a range of recreational activities at the Y. With something to offer everyone, there's no such thing as being too old to get in the game.

Contact Sports Director Kris Jenkins for more information at 630-552-4100 x224.

Arts

Learning and participation in music, dance, theater, and the visual arts are vital to the development of our children and our communities. We are proud to be one of the leading organizations in our community to to support the arts with our dance classes.

Contact Arts Director Krissy Olin for more information at 630-552-4100 x235.

Dance Lessons- ages 18 months through 18 years

Music Lessons

  • Pre-School Piano
  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Drums
  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • String Bass
  • Woodwind Instruments
  • Brass Instruments

Art Classes

  • Children's Art Classes
  • Specialty Workshops
  • Weekly Summer Art Camps

Cooking Classes

Annual Dance and Music Recitals

Annual Christmas Show


Gymnastics

Having one of the largest air conditioned Gymnastics training facilities in the state has provided our athletes to train in a spacious, state of the art center, with coaches that help them achieve state and national Gymnastics recognition year after year.

We encourage all our participants to pursue their gymnastics dreams and provide them with the coaches, resources, and encouragement to do so in well rounded programs for all ages and skills. Strength and aerobic conditioning are an instrumental part of the development in our participants as is building self confidence, determination, teamwork, sportsmanship and awareness of their potential to set goals and achieve what they thought was impossible.

Contact Gymnastics Director Karen Oelker for more information at 630-552-4100 x228.

  • Preschool Gymnastics Classes for ages 3-5 years
  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Gymnastics classes for ages 6 and up
  • Tumbling Instruction Gymnastics
  • Pre-Team Gymnastics
  • Fox Valley Flyers Team – Competitive Gymnastics Classes

Family Activities

Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. We are a place where they can find respite from social, economic and educational challenges, and learn how to overcome them. We have a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more engaged with their communities.  

Annual Healthy Kids Day event

The 2014 event was April 26, 2014.