All classes require advance registration and fee payment. Programs will not be prorated. To receive the discounted member rate you must be a member of the Fox Valley Family YMCA. Classes may meet on some holidays, please check with your instructor. All private lessons must be registered and paid for at the front desk. Programs with low enrollment are generally cancelled one week prior to start date. By participating in a YMCA program it is assumed that all participants using the facility agree to the waiver of liability. Waiver can be found on your program receipt or online. Two fees are listed by each class. The first fee is the discounted fee a FULL PRIVILEGE MEMBER pays and the second is the fee a NON-MEMBER pays. Members may register at any time, non-members must register two weeks prior to class start date.
PROGRAM CANCELLATION POLICY
A $10 service charge applies on all eligible credits/refunds and may be used by any family member. Credits may be carried forward for a maximum of six months from the issue date. Fees paid for programs cancelled by the YMCA will be made available for full credit or refund. Program cancellation by a participant must be in writing and may be subject to a service charge as listed above and processed as a credit as follows:
- Cancellation prior to the first class meeting = full refund or credit
- Cancellation at/after the first class meeting will result in a prorated credit only.
- Cancellation due to involvement in another YMCA program, full credit will be given.
- Cancellation due to injury/illness, must be made in writing with a detailed, legible doctor’s note attached. In the event that equipment or uniforms have been ordered, an additional fee will be charged to cover those costs and the participant will still receive the equipment or uniform. Prior to registering, individuals are encouraged to contact the program director for concerns, time conflicts or necessary evaluations.
Due to limited facility availability, makeup classes are dependent on department and availability. Check with the Program Director for details. Cancellation Policy is subject to change. Note: Credit may take up to two weeks to process.
The Y does not hold classes on certain holidays so that our members and participants may spend time with their families. We do not prorate for these classes.
You may request to be placed on the program’s waiting list, if a class has reached the maximum. However, the waiting list is not a guarantee that the class will be offered or that registration is confirmed. Payment must be received at the time of registration to hold your spot on the roster.
All children 11 and under must be in a supervised activity or with an adult 18 or older when using the facility. Children 14 or older may use the Fitness Center. Only children ages 5 and under are allowed to pass through the opposite sex locker rooms. Parents are encouraged to change all children of opposite sex age 5 and under in the designated areas.
ADA Statement: The Fox Valley Family YMCA supports the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Central Branch is handicapped accessible including a chair lift for entry and exit into/out of our pool and chair lift to access our second floor. The West Branch is handicapped accessible as well.
CODE OF CONDUCT
In keeping with our Christian values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility, all members are expected to behave appropriately while using the facilities. Those who choose to act inappropriately as defined by YMCA staff may be asked to leave the building. Repeat offenses can lead to a membership suspension or revoking of all privileges.
*The Fox Valley Family YMCA reserves the right to review the criminal misconduct of all members and guests. This includes, but is not limited to, a review of the sex offender and violent offender histories available, at the time. This review may be performed at any time.
The Fox Valley Family YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been 1) convicted of any crime of a sexual or violent nature or 2) is or has been registered as a sex offender or violent offender. The Fox Valley Family YMCA also reserves the right to suspend access or membership to any person accused of the items listed above prior to the resolution of any charges or court proceedings.
The CEO or Executive Committee shall have the authority to waive application of this policy for reasons of good cause shown.
Gift certificates are non-refundable. We are not responsible for lost or stolen gift certificates. Gift certificates won through other organizations are only valid for six months from date of donation.
It is the policy of the Y to provide services for any adult, senior, or child who desires to participate and understands the benefits of the YMCA. Those not able to pay the full fee may be awarded partial assistance based on their demonstrated ability to pay and the YMCA’s ability to fund the subsidy. Financial aid will only be provided for Fox Valley Family YMCA members. Non-members are not eligible for financial aid. Families receiving financial aid will be eligible to receive a maximum of $1,000 for every six months.
ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY
Members who are enlisted in the U.S. Military and are title 10 personnel may be eligible for a military membership. Those interested in applying for a Military Family Membership Discount, may fill out an application at the front desk.
All members must scan their membership cards upon entering the YMCA. There is a $5 charge for replacement cards. Membership cards are issued to members age 11 and older. The loaning of your membership card will result in termination of membership privileges. Members who do not have their cards upon entering the Y will need to show a photo ID.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
MY Y IS EVERY Y PROGRAM
We want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Sometimes, it’s more convenient for members to utilize a Y in a different location when traveling, near a workplace or in another region. Now, Fox Valley Family YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout the state of Illinois, at no extra charge. Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at any participating YMCA statewide and enjoy free access.
• The YMCA’s Reciprocal Membership Program is valid for YMCA Facility Members only. Community Members may upgrade to a Facility Membership at any time to qualify.
• Visitors to other Y’s must present a valid YMCA membership card and photo ID upon their first visit and complete a visiting member waiver or standard membership application form with liability waiver.
• A Facility Member’s home branch designation and subsequent monthly membership rate will be determined by which branch the member uses 50 percent of the time. Program discounts do not apply. Participating YMCAs reserve the right to restrict facility or program access. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply.
Members are always invited to bring in friends and encourage them to join. Y members are limited to one guest per member visit. Each guest is limited to three visits in a 12 month period. Guests are required to present a valid photo I.D. and must be accompanied by a Y member. It is the responsibility of each member and their guest to abide by the rules of the Y and to act in an appropriate manner. Any person abusing the Y and/or exhibiting disruptive behavior will be asked to immediately vacate the premises without a refund. By participating in a Y program, it is assumed that all guests using the facility agree to the waiver of liability. Waivers can be found at the front desk.
Please note that the Y reserves the right to limit or deny guest pass privileges at any time. Also, note that members are responsible for their guest’s actions. Guest passes are not replaceable if lost or stolen.
Lockers may be rented for a fee per month. Locker fees are non-refundable. Lockers are also available for daily use, please bring your own lock. The Y is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Payment Plans |Membership fees are payable through a monthly bank or credit card draft. The monthly amount is debited directly from your account on the 15th of every month. Drafts are ongoing until canceled in writing by the primary member no less than 10 business days prior to your draft. Cancellations are accepted in person only. Please keep in mind, MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Youth - Children ages 1-13
High School - Any person ages 14-18
Young Adult - Any person ages 19-24
Adult - Any person 25 years or older
Family - One adult or a couple residing the same household and their dependents. Dependent(s) must be living in their household and under the age of 18, or 23 with proof of full-time college credit hours. These credit hours must be presented when membership is commenced and with every subsequent renewal.
Senior - Any person 65 years or older
MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION POLICY
Your membership is important to us, if there is anything we can do to improve your member experience please let us know. Memberships are not available for credit or refund. Memberships may be placed on hold once per calendar year and will be charged a $10 monthly hold fee. Holds are limited to a maximum of four consecutive months. Annual expiration dates will roll over according to the number of months membership is placed on hold. There are no refunds on annual memberships. Bank draft cancellation forms must be completed 10 business days prior to the draft. Cancellations will not be accepted by fax, e-mail, or USPS mail. YMCAs are individually operated, therefore memberships are non-transferable. YMCA AWAY privileges may still apply. If you have a circumstance arise and need to cancel, you must notify the YMCA Membership Department within 72 hours of joining. If the member was enrolled in a Y class, the difference between the member and non-member rate will be taken from the refundable amount. All requests are subject to a $10 processing fee. Cancellation Policy is subject to change.
DISCLAIMER | The Fox Valley Family YMCA has made every effort to prepare these policies as accurately as possible, however, errors can occur. Circumstances may require that adjustments be made to programs, fees, schedules, etc. The YMCA reserves the right to make any such adjustments. We apologize for any inconvenience these errors or adjustments may cause. The Fox Valley Family YMCA reserves the right for interruption of facilities and services at any time and without credit, refund, or compensation. Pool and Facility will be closed annually for maintenance.
Our vision as the Fox Valley Family YMCA is to strengthen the foundation of our community by ensuring that participants have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We are dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good. We nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improve our areas of health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.
To instill Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body.
Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility
You know the challenges that we face as a society. People of all ages and backgrounds are struggling to reach their full potential. More and more children face seemingly insurmountable learning gaps. Families find it difficult to spend quality time together. Playing outside has become a rarity. Face time happens through a phone. And instead of seeing the income gap shrink, it seems all we do is watch it grow.
Walk into any of our program sites or our facility and you will see people of all ages and incomes. If a person or family is unable to pay for membership, scholarships are provided through donations from generous businesses, foundations and individuals. Over $50,000 from the YMCA last year was used to support membership scholarships and programs that change lives. The demand for scholarships and program sponsors increases every year. More than 500 individuals received assistance last year. Your donations are needed to keep the YMCA open to all. Contributions can be made with stock, cash, credit card, or through a small increase to your monthly membership bank draft. Thank you to those who gave to our 2015 campaign!
six easy ways to give!
- Click to Donate Now!
- Stop in to our Central or West Branch locations.
- Click the Donate Now button on our Facebook page.
- Deduct through your Membership bank draft*.
- Drop your donation in the mail.
Please make checks payable to:
Fox Valley Family YMCA
3875 Eldamain Road, Plano, IL 60545
or 707 S. Main Street, Sandwich, IL 60548
*Monthly bank draft is applicable for total amounts of $50 or more.
All pledges are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Federal Tax ID# 36-3028169.
As the nation's leading charity organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, it's important to know that the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact right here in our community. Through generous contributions, the Fox Valley Family YMCA is able to provide financial scholarships that enable all members of the community to utilize the Y, regardless of income, to the extent funds are available.
One hundred percent of these donations go to scholarships such as: Membership, Child Care, Before and After School Child Care, Summer Day Camp, Youth Sports, Youth Aquatics, Community Outreach, Gymnastics, Dance, and more. We recognize that for communities to succeed, everyone must be given the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. Give for a better us.
In addition to annual contributions for scholarship and program support, the Fox Valley Family YMCA is actively reinvesting in facilities to meet the needs of kids, teens, families and seniors for generations to come. The YMCA Capital Campaign raises funds for capital investment. Every gift, large or small, is important as we look to your YMCA's future. View our 2015 Community Benefit Report here.
- Gifts by Will or Living Trust
- Charitable Gift Annuity
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Gifts of Retirement Plans
- Gifts by Life Insurance
- Memorial Gifts
The Heritage Club is an organization of people who have shown their long-term interest and support of the Fox Valley Family YMCA by either a direct contribution to the Endowment Fund, or by including the YMCA in their estate plans. It is the commitment rather than the amount that is the basic factor in qualifying as a Heritage Club member.
Going to work knowing that what you do each day has a profound effect on the lives of the people in your community is an opportunity few employers can offer. 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. We work with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experience and you’ll enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving your community's health and well being and providing support to our neighbors.
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As one of the largest charities in Kendall County, the Fox Valley Family YMCA services over 20,000 people annually at over a dozen locations spanning across two counties and we need YOU to complete our team! The Y is a mission-centered, cause-driven charity organization dedicated to the people in each of the communities we serve. The Y positively impacts lives every day – maybe today is the day you join the cause and start making a difference too.
Access our New Employee Orientation portal HERE.
summer day camp counselors
Prep Cook/Kitchen Attendant
The Prep Cook is responsible for the overall function, cleanliness, and upkeep of the kitchen. Daily tasks include menu planning, food ordering, prepping and cooking snacks and lunch, and washing all dishes. In addition, the Prep Cook must maintain a clean/sanitized kitchen that will comply with the Kendall County Health Department and CACFP rules and regulations. This position requires a State of Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service & Sanitation License.Applicant should be outgoing, courteous, and enjoy building relationships.
member development specialist
Responsible for the program registration, parent check-in and out, and various other secretarial duties as well as taking the lead on supervising the building. The shift is from 3-9pm Monday – Friday at Central Branch. Pay commensurate with experience.
- Aqua Fitness Instructor
Front Desk Attendant
This position will perform diverse administrative and clerical functions that support the Early Learning Academy.
- Membership Experience Staff
Applicant should be outgoing, courteous, and enjoy building relationships. As this is a lead position the applicant should have some experience supervising staff. Sales experience helpful as well. Ability to work well independently, act quickly and make sound mature decisions. Shift works 3-9pm, Monday–Friday at Central Branch. Pay commensurate with experience.
- Member Development Specialist
Applicant should be outgoing, courteous, and enjoy building relationships. Responsible for the program registration, parent check in and out, and various other secretarial duties. Shift is 2-6pm Monday – Friday at Central Branch. Pay commensurate with experience.
before & after school program (safe)
- Before & After School Counselors
- Morning & Daytime Lifeguards
- Swim Lesson Instructor
- Swim Team Assistant Coaches
- Gymnastics Instructors
- Team Coaches
- Music Instructors
- Dance Instructors
At the Fox Valley Family YMCA, we believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our children, our health and our neighbors. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y is a charity organization like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive change. This is our commitment at the Y, but we can’t do it alone. We count on the generosity of our members and community partners to help us continue this vital work. Together we can build a stronger community and create a brighter future for our children.
Northern Illinois Food Bank is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than 71,500 people each week through a network of 800 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth and senior centers, and has a number of other direct distribution programs to assist hungry neighbors.
The Food Bank provides a variety of child nutrition programs, including several federal feeding programs such as the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), in addition to nonfederal programs such as the BackPack Program. Collectively, these programs provide nutritious meals to kids after school, over the weekend, and during summer months. The Fox Valley Family YMCA has partnered with the Food Bank the past two summers for its BackPack Program, providing more than 400 backpacks with healthy meals to kids and their families.
Northern Illinois Food Bank also sponsors the Y’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) each year, providing breakfast and lunch to an average of 122 children each day at no cost. The Y has also partnered with the Food Bank in previous years to provide snacks through the USDA’s after school snack program, CACFP, at four schools within the Plano school district.
In addition, Northern Illinois Food Bank received grant funding this summer intended to support a Summer Food Service Program site. With that funding, they generously donated a commercial refrigerator to the Y’s Summer Food Service Program.
Thank you, Northern Illinois Food Bank!
Precor is a global leader in providing fitness equipment, designed and built for effective workouts that feel smooth and natural. For three decades, Precor has driven fitness forward with a passionate focus on ergonomic motion, proven science, and superior engineering. Their recent donation of two Stretchtrainers to the Fox Valley Family YMCA is aligned with their mission to help people live the lives they desire.
Thank you, Precor!
The Fox Valley Family YMCA Central Branch is a more secure facility thanks to a recent $19,955 grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. The YMCA, Kendall County’s largest charity, serves over 9,000 members and 11,000 program participants annually through Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility based programs.
The security improvements to the facility include a new public address system for the playgrounds and 75,000 square foot facility, as well a new entrance intercom/video/scanning system to the Early Learning Academy. In the photo, Mallory Everhart, baby Ryder, and daughter Riley test out the new scanning system at the Fox Valley Family YMCA’s Early Learning Academy before heading in to Preschool.
Further grant based security features now include a new, closed circuit video camera system for playgrounds and in each room of the Early Learning Academy, as well as improvements and additions to the current video system for the remaining facility.
YMCA CEO Andrew Bobbitt says, “although a more secure Academy is greatly appreciated by the working parents we serve daily, the ability for staff to now communicate items as critical as taking shelter during tornado warnings, to someone leaving their car lights on, can finally be managed by a staff member with the touch of a button, facility wide.”
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities, and Kendall County, Illinois. For more information on the Community Foundation, please visit their website.
Thank you, Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley!
Groot Industries, Inc., formerly Complete Sanitation, is a full service waste and recycling hauling company located in Plano, Illinois. Groot Industries operates as the largest independent solid waste management services provider in the State of Illinois and operates a modern fleet of eco-friendly collection vehicles that ensure the most reliable service in the Fox Valley area. Groot Industries, Inc. supports local communities by re-investing back into the community by supporting other local businesses.
Shawn McDowell, Groot Industries, Inc. manager, says, “The YMCA has been a pillar in our community since my childhood. We now have the pleasure of our own children getting to benefit from and enjoy all of the programs the Fox Valley Family YMCA has to offer. We are grateful and humbled to be able to give back to an organization that has helped so many people at our local level.”
Thank you, Groot Industries, Inc.
In January 2015, Heartland Bank and Trust Company presented the Fox Valley Family YMCA with a $3,000 donation in support of Winter and Summer Day Camps. Pictured with Winter Break Camp participants from left to right are Amy Collins, Jen Vandermeir, Lori Johnson, Mary Forester, Andrew Bobbitt, Theresa Jennings, and Michele Kolka.
Thank you, Heartland Bank and Trust Company!
Our organization was created through the hard work and efforts of our Board of Directors who wanted a YMCA for their community.
Over the years we grew from community based programs to store front facilities before building a 50,000 square foot facility in Plano, known as the Central Branch, in 1992.
A capital campaign was held to construct the eight lane indoor Aquatic Center at the Central Branch.
An expansion was completed and more space was added to the Fitness Center at the Central Branch.
We opened our 14,000 sq. ft. West Branch in Sandwich. Our current YMCA service area covers over a 28 mile radius, incorporating over 20 communities. Last year we served over 22,000 members.
The addition of the 11,000 sq. ft. Early Learning Academy, incorporating Child Care and Preschool rooms, was opened at the Central Branch.
President: Rebecca Morphey
Vice President: Bill Vogel
Treasurer: Larry Nelson
Secretary: John Purcell
Board of Directors: Mike Burgin, Tom Cross, Harold Dannewitiz, Jeff Downs, Lynn Dubajic, Stan Free, Joseph Gillespie, Bryan Harbin, Phil Haugen, Peter Henning, Boyd Ingemunson, James Jensen, Marlene Kee, Thomas Klatt, Kelly Kramer, Carole Liske, Tom Martin, Rebecca Morphey, Larry Nelson, John Purcell, John Shaw, Tim Shimp, Bill Vogel, Grant Wegner, Chris Zilch, Kevin Zilch.
Please mail correspondence to the Board of Directors at:
Fox Valley Family YMCA
Attn: Board of Directors
(or indicate a specific Board Member)
3875 Eldamain Road, Plano, IL 60545
Chief Executive Officer
Early Learning Academy Director
Healthy Living Director
Marketing & Communications Director
School Age Child Care Director
Senior Operations Director
West Branch Director