YMCA Job Fair

Wednesday, March 28 | 2-5:00 pm

Currently hiring: Dance Instructor, Aqua Fitness Instructor, Swim Instructor, Lifeguards, Summer Camp Counselors, Front Desk Staff, Kids Zone Staff & Lead Preschool Teacher

Meet directly with department staff and directors. Don’t see a position for you? Apply anyway! We’re always looking for friendly, talented people. Background checks are required for all positions. Print and fill out an application ahead of time here.

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.

There are over 2,700 Y’s across the country and we are one of the largest employers of teens. Find your fit with us in child care, summer day camp, sports, aquatics, dance or gymnastics.

Spring Break Camp


MARCH 26-30th  |  Central & WEST BRANCH

Gaining skills, making friends and feeling good about themselves can support youth’s continuing positive development while away from school.

Our Spring Break Activity Days, now offered at both Central & the new West Branch facility, will be full of fun activities as we partner with our Sports, Fitness and Aquatic Departments. In addition, campers will take a field trip to Arts on Fire to paint an Easter keepsake and help our community garden plant seeds with the assistance of Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension Office! Registration is required. Children should bring a peanut free lunch and an AM and PM Snack will be provided. Please be sure to wear gym shoes and don’t forget to bring a swimsuit and towel. Stop by or call 630-552-4100 to register!

Students must be registered the Friday before attending to avoid a late fee of $20
Full-time S.A.F.E. participants: Free
$130M / $180NM

FREE Safe to Summer Camp Registration


SAFE students sign-up for Summer Day Camp and we’ll waive the registration fee 

This offer is reserved for students enrolled in SAFE.  SAFE students must fill out a SAFE to Summer Camp registration form. Return forms to either your SAFE location or the front desk at Central or West Branch.

 NEW for 2018

  • ANNOUNCING a 2nd Location in Sandwich at our new School Aged Childcare West facility (628 S. Main St., Sandwich, IL). Children will experience the same once-a-week field trip opportunities AND swim twice-a-week at Central Branch. Rates, camp info and schedules will be the same as Central Branch.
  • EXPRESS PICKUP through text message! It’s simple, with 10 minutes notice, your child will be waiting at sign out. Express pickup phone number will be provided upon registration.
  • New Field Trips including Sky High, Philips Park and more!
  • Word of the Day & Team Building Tournaments implemented at lunchtime and playtime to promote camp conversation and togetherness amongst campers, counselors and directors.
  • Good manners pay off this summer with staff and members rewarding outstanding citizenship of campers

Tri at the Y! Triathlon & Training

Train with triathlon coaches in a supportive environment for the Y's first-ever indoor triathlon! Practice once a week with other triathletes, attend our featured Endurance Sports Clinics and then train on your own schedule the rest of the week. Endurance Sports Clinics included. Register online, call 630-552-4100 or stop by the front desk.

Triathlon Training includes Endurance Sports Clinics  |  Jan. 20 - March 10  |  8:30-10:30am  |  $120M/$180NM  |  ages 12+
Endurance Sports Clinics only  |  11am-12:00pm  |  $5 drop-in fee
• Diet & Energy Management: January 27  |  Michelle LeMaistre, Registered Dietician & Nutritionist
• Cycling 101: February 10  |  Guest Coach MJ Gasik, Tri Right Coaching
• Running 101: February 24  |  Guest Coach Eric Ott, Geneva Running Outfitters
• Transitions 101: March 10  |  Guest Coach MJ Gasik, Tri Right Coaching 

Date: Sunday, March 18th, 2018
Time: Check-in begins at 6:30am, wave schedule TBD
Individual Fee: $30M/$45NM (includes t-shirt)
Ages 12+
Participate in a distance measured triathlon where each participant swims, bikes and runs for a total of 1 hour. Great for new and experienced triathletes. Our YMCA Indoor Triathlon consists of a 10-minute swim in our Y’s indoor lap pool, 30 minutes on our stationary cycling bikes and a 20 minute run on one of our treadmills. Download registration form here.

FVFY acquires For Kids Only Daycare and Preschool, Before & After School Care

We are proud to announce the acquisition of For Kids Only Daycare, Preschool and Before & After School Care in Sandwich, IL. The purchase was confirmed on December 29th, 2017 and DCFS licensing permit was issued to the Y’s Early Learning Academy on January 8th, 2018.

“The children currently attending For Kids Only are happy and healthy which I would directly attribute to the strong dedication the current staff has. The Y is committed to nurturing and supporting staff to continue this vital connection.” Amy Collins, Director of Child Care.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to continue focus on and invest in the development of youth in our community and serve our Sandwich area families.” Rebecca Morphey, FVFYMCA Board President.

For years, For Kids Only has provided a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance. The Y’s Early Learning Academy plans to build on that foundation by introducing Creative Curriculum focused on science, social studies and “first hand” experiences as a segue to learning. The Early Learning Academy will continue to develop confidence, creative and critical thinking skills necessary for Kindergarten.

In addition, the Early Learning Academy will also introduce the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which requires staff to follow USDA food guidelines. This program’s reimbursement allows for the Y to purchase fresh, more nutritious food for the facility.

The Early Learning Academy provides full daycare for birth-5 years, full and half-day preschool and Before & After School care. Enrollment includes a child membership to the FVFYCMA with reduced program pricing and access to both Central and West branch.


Swim at Central.  Sweat at West.

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*SAVE up to $25

Receive 25% off membership Join Fee when you become a member.  Join Fee depends on membership type.  Must present offer print out or device screen in person at time of purchase.  Offer cannot be combined with any other offer.  Only valid at Fox Valley Family YMCA Central & West Branch located in Plano, IL & Sandwich IL.  Coupon expires 4/1/2017.


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Sports, whether team-based or individual, are a great activity for children that provide a variety of benefits other than physical activity. Participation in sports can help build self-esteem and confidence, can motivate children to excel academically and can help build social skills. Participation also can teach children the benefits of goal-setting and practice. Find one of our sports camps that's right for your child and REGISTER TODAY!

Super Sports Camp  |  July 11-15  |  August 1-5
Ages 5-7 & 8-10  |  9am-2pm  |  $75M/$90NM  |  Central
Participants will work on speed, agility, strength and flexibility as well as focusing on a sports specific training. The sports specific training sessions will be for anyone interested in Basketball, Soccer, Football, or T-ball. 

Volleyball Camp  |  July 18-22
Ages 8-9 from 9-10:30am  |  Ages 10-11 from 10:30am-12pm  |  $75M/$90NM  |  Central
In our volleyball camp, each camper is supported and challenged by our coaches to learn new skills and improve existing ones through drills, competition and instruction. We offer progressive training techniques for all skill levels.

Disc Golf Camp  |  July 19-21
Ages 11+  |  12-2pm  |  $30M/$50NM  |  Central
Camp will be instructed by a professional disc golf player and equipment will be provided.

Soccer Camp  |  July 25-29
Ages 4-6 & 7-9 from 9-10am  |  Ages 10-12 from 10:15-11:45am  |  $35M/$50NM  |  Central
Our soccer camp is designed to develop skills and an understanding of the game, but most of all to have fun!

Wrestling Camp  |  August 1-4
Ages 6+  |  1-2:30pm  |  $30M/$45NM  |  West
Wrestlers will work on the fundamental skills necessary for the sport.  We will drill maneuvers, stand ups, holds, shots, and escape moves.

Basketball Camp  |  August 8-12
Ages 4-6 & 7-9 from 9-10am  |  Ages 10-11 from 10-11am  |  $70M/$85NM  |  Central
Camp will focus on fundamentals and offensive and defensive strategies of the game.

See a full listing of all our 2016 Summer Enrichment Programs.

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One day / fun days

Our Friday Fun Day options are a fun and easy way for kids to play and interact without committing to a full week of programming. REGISTER TODAY!

Legos®  |  June 24
Ages 6-12  |  5:30-6:30pm  |  $15M/$23NM  |  Central
Build and create with Legos during this workshop.

Outer Space  |  July 8
Ages 6-12  |  1-3pm  |  $15M/$23NM  |  Central
Adventure with us as we explore space through crafts and activities.

Princess Day  |  August 12
Ages 3-7  |  11am-12pm  |  $10M/$15NM  |  Central
Girls will decorate their own crowns, make bracelets, and receive princess make-up.

See a full listing of all our 2016 Summer Enrichment Programs.

(M/NM = Member/Non-Member)

The arts benefit children in a number of way, the most obvious being improved self-confidence and personal and artistic development. But a recent UCLA study concluded that consistent participation in the arts greatly improves academic performance and significantly bumps up standardized test scores. Students who make time for the arts are also more involved in community service, and less likely to drop out of school. Drawing, painting, acting, cooking - we've got something for your little creator this summer. REGISTER TODAY!


Young at Art  |  July 11-14
Ages 3-5  |  10:30-11:30am  |  $45M/$68NM  |  Central
Each day of camp, students will get to create a different craft and/or art project.

Kids Art Mix  |  July 18-21
Ages 5-12  |  10:30-11:30am  |  $45M/$68NM  |  Central
Create different art projects each day. We will use paint, clay, pencils, and more to create our works of art.

Be Creative with Tonya  |  July 18 - August 20
Ages 3-9  | Tuesdays  |  $35M/$50NM  |  West Branch
This is a great class for children who love being creative. We will be using various art mediums and tools to create masterpieces of all shapes, sorts and sizes.

  • 11:30am-12pm; Ages 3-5
  • 12-12:30pm; Ages 6-9

Ceramics Workshop  |  July 25-28
Ages 7-13  |  10:30-11:30am  |  $45M/$68NM  |  Central
We will use air dry clay to create sculptures and projects.


Theater Camp  |  June 20-24
Ages 8+  |  10am-12pm  |  $70M/$105NM  |  Central
Do you love acting and performing? Then Theater Tech is for you. Join us and learn the basics of theater and acting through improv, reading scenes, and more. Our participants will put on community performances.


If You Give a Mouse A Cookie  |  June 27-30
Ages 3-6  |  1-2:30pm  |  $45M/$68NM  |  Central
Each day, we'll read a different book from the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" series and then incorporate a baking activity to go along with the book.

Cooking Around The World  |  July 19-22
Ages 6-12  |  1-3pm  |  $55M/$83NM  |  Central
Take a trip around the world through cooking! Children will make a recipe from a different country each day.

summer fun

Christmas in July Camp  |  July 11-14
Ages 6-12  |  1-3pm  |  $55M/$83NM  |  Central
Come celebrate Christmas in July with us. We will make ornaments, decorate Christmas cookies, watch Christmas movies, and more.

Tie Dye Rainbow Camp  |  July 25-28
Ages 6-12  |  1-3pm  |  $55M/$83NM  |  Central
Children are asked to bring multiple cotton items to tie dye during the week. Items can include shirts, socks, and pillow cases. After this camp, kids will have a collection of tie dye items. There will also be other art projects and cooking activities as well.

Camping/Outdoors Camp  |  August 1-4
Ages 6-12  |  1-3pm  |  $55M/$83NM  |  Central
Learn and celebrate the outdoors. We will make crafts, have cooking activities, and more. The last day of this camp will be held at Silver Spring State Park where we will have a fishing day. Transportation to Silvers Springs will not be provided by the YMCA.

Aloha Ukulele Camp  |  August 8-11
Ages 7-12  |  1-3pm  |  $80M/$120NM  |  Central
Get into the tropical spirit and learn the basics of playing the ukulele. Kids will learn a few simple songs and enjoy other Hawaiian activities each day. The class fee includes a ukulele that each student will get to keep. Please register two weeks prior to the start of camp.

See a full listing of all our 2016 Summer Enrichment Programs.

(M/NM = Member/Non-Member)