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.






Download this file (W:S_18_FVFYMCA.pdf)Winter/Spring Brochure 2018