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.

JUMPING FOR JOY –– our fall gymnastics schedule is here! Our gymnastics programs are designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children and youth to develop gymnastics skills as well as the four YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Gymnastics classes focus on enhancing basic body movement, coordination, and muscle development. The Y has a variety of gymnastics programs for children to learn new skills, make new friends and have fun! They will also build confidence as they explore new interests.  Open to non-members.

The Y offers gymnastics for beginners to advanced levels. View our fall schedule and new class descriptions below. To register call 630-552-4100 or register online here.


FALL SESSION  |  August 17 - October 17 


 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

*Approval Needed

Sparklers (age 3 without a parent) $92M/$134NM
Kids will learn to be independent while practicing proper techniques through specific gymnastic stations and circuits. Learning the basics for vault, walking on the beam in different directions, properly gripping the bar while holding positions, and starting forward rolls, cartwheels, and handstands.

Firecrackers (ages 4-5 without a parent) $92M/$134NM
Learning through circuits and stations to allow Firecrackers to not only stay on task but also to have fun while learning gymnastics. Promoting strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility with all their skills. Learning the basics of vault, walking on the beam in different directions, properly gripping the bar while holding positions, and starting forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, and handstands. Progressive gymnastics skills (Rollers-Jr. Flyers) are introduced and developed as the gymnast’s skill level improves.

Rollers (ages 6+) $120M/$180NM
For anyone with little to no experience. Skills include an introduction to vault, terminology, properly gripping the bar while holding positions, jump to front support, pull up, walking in different directions on the beam, rolls, handstands, and cartwheels. Preparing you for Leapers.

Leapers* $120M/$180NM
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Rollers. Skills include handstand fall flat, 5 pull-ups, casts, glide swings, jumps on beam, split jumps, right and left leg cartwheels, and backward roll to straddle stand. Preparing you for Jr. Flyers.

Kippers* $120M/$180NM
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Rollers and Leapers. Skills include: jump to handstand fall flat, hip pullover, connected glide swings, horizontal cast, T lever, kicks, swing to a pushup, round-off, bridge kick over, and backward roll to pike stand.

 

To register call 630-552-4100 or register online here.


Evaluations are suggested for new participants 

New to our program? Schedule an evaluation with one of our Coaches before registering your gymnast. Email our Gymnastics Director Jenny Menz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Y continues to follow all CDC and DCFS guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. Members, staff and program participants are expected to do so, as well. 

Safety measures

  • Social distancing will be practiced at all times.
  • Masks are required upon entering the building.
  • Masks are not required during evaluation or during class.
  • There will be no viewing at this time. Kids should be dropped off and picked up outside of the gymnastics facility.

We are excited to WELCOME BACK MEMBERS to our WELLNESS ROOMS which includes weights and cardio machines on Monday, June 29th! (no appointment necessary)
See below for details.


CENTRAL MODIFIED HOURS

Mon-Fri, 4:30am-8pm
Sat, 7am-noon


WEST MODIFIED HOURS

Mon-Fri, 5-7:30pm
Sat, 7am-noon


Details

  • Kids Zone is available at West Branch for a limited number of preregistered children. Please call a front desk to register.
  • Only members are allowed in the building. Nationwide membership, guest passes and day passes are not allowed under Phase 4.

Safety Measures

  • The Y continues to follow all CDC guidelines in Phase 4.
  • Members are required to wear face masks upon entrance and while in common areas of the Y.
  • Members are not required to wear face masks while exercising.
  • ALL MEMBERS must check-in at the front desk.
  • Locker rooms, bathrooms and limited showers will be available.
  • A Fitness Room Attendant will supervise and sanitize the Wellness Room. We ask that members please assist by wiping down equipment after usage.

 


 

Thank you for your support of the Y, and we look forward to welcoming you back! #ForABetterUs #WelcomeBack


The Y has worked with state and local health officials and YMCAs throughout the country to develop a careful, phased-in approach to reopening facilities. As always, our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our members, staff and communities. Members will receive more information via email and social media regarding class schedules, class registration procedures, safety procedures and more.

 
 

September 8 - October 24

Ages 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12
$72M/$92NM
 


PASS, SHOOT, SCORE – we're excited to be able to offer a Fall Soccer League this year!

 

When you sign up for our Intrasquad Fall Soccer League, you learn the basics, improve your skills and make new friends! Fall Soccer is a well-rounded soccer league focused on skills, and learning in safe, fun environment while being challenged appropriately based on age and ability. 

 

Registration is now open for Fall Soccer and is scheduled to begin on September 8th. This is an intrasquad league. Teams, which are comprised of 16 players, will practice and play games amongst themselves. Teams will meet on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 


We know during this time you are concerned about your children remaining healthy and safe while they continue to benefit from the confidence, skills, and fun that youth sports at the YMCA bring. We want you to be confident that safety is our top priority. The Y continues to follow all CDC guidelines, along with those from state and local officials to ensure we provide the healthiest environment possible.

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. We use Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment Tool in all of our classrooms. Our curriculum is research-based and focuses on science, social studies and “first hand” experiences as a segue to learning.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Early Learning Director at (630) 552-4100.

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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.

  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 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. 

The Y's Aquatics Department is only offering Parent/Child swim lessons at this time. Our staff is working diligently to add additional group swim lesson offerings to the public in the safest manner.


PARENT/CHILD GROUP SWIM LESSONS
Saturdays, SEPTEMBER 19 - November 7
$50M/$75NM
*max 6 students per class
Accompanied by a parent, parent/child group swim lessons introduce infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment and learn to be comfortable in the water.
Water Discovery | Level A (ages 6 months to 3 years) - 9-9:30 am
Exploration | Level B (ages 6 months to 3 years) - 9:45-10:15 am
Tadpole | Level C (ages 2-1/2 - 4 years) - 10:30-11 am

Register online or call 630-552-4100 to speak to a front desk staff person.


PRESCHOOL AGE GROUP SWIM LESSONS

September 28 - October 8
2-week session | Mon./Tues./Wed./Thursday
$50M/$75NM
*max 5 students per class
Preschool age group swim lessons introduce water acclimation, movement and stamina.
Water Acclimation/Water Movement Preschool Level 1/2 - 1-1:30 pm or 3-3:30 pm
Water Stamina Preschool Level 3 - 2-2:30 pm or 4-4:30 pm

Register online or call 630-552-4100 to speak to a front desk staff person.


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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

The Y continues to follow all CDC guidelines.

  • Masks are required in all common areas of the facility including locker rooms and pool deck. Once your child is ready to enter the water, masks may be removed.
  • Instructors will be wearing face shields while in the water and lifeguards will be wearing masks at all times.
  • All equipment is sanitized between swim lessons.
  • If you or someone in your family is experiencing any COVID related symptoms, please inform your instructor and stay home. Please try to inform your instructor as soon as possible.
  • If your family has traveled to one of the state-recognized quarantine states, it is requested that you quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to your lessons.
Dates TBD
45-minute class $65M/$97NM
60-minute class $75M/$110NM


THEATRE TYKES
Ages 5-6  | DATES TBD
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  |  DATES TBD
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  | DATES TBD
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.

We offer half-day preschool program for children ages three to five years at Central and West Branch. Our preschool program offers quality care in a safe and supportive environment that fosters the emotional, physical, social and cognitive growth of each child. In addition, your child will develop skills to build character values, self-esteem, friendships, and kindergarten readiness skills.

HALF-DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (ages 3-5)
The three to five-year-old classrooms focus on the growth and development of the whole child: physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Activities and classroom centers are oriented to the child’s interests and developmental levels. Our three to five-year-olds are able to make choices in a variety of areas including art and sensory activities, dramatic play, stories and books, music and movement, fine and large motor development and much more.

Our program builds the foundation and prepares children for those skills needed in Kindergarten. Math, science, language areas, and pre-reading and writing are emphasized. In addition, children learn important classroom skills such as taking turns, sharing and cooperation as well as learning to develop socially acceptable behaviors and positive social relationships through cooperative play.  

Our Preschool Curriculum includes the following areas: Language Development, Creative Experience, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, iPad Technology, Music/Movement, Science and Discovery, Dramatic and Sensory Play. 

*Preschool events include School Pictures, Holiday Parties, Recreational swimming, End-of-Year Pre-K ceremony, Spring Recital, Local Field Trips, and more. Additional YMCA Benefits include Indoor gymnasium, music and dance rooms, after-school enrichment programs, USDA-approved lunches and snacks, 17-acre outdoor pavilion, indoor pool, two secure and safe outdoor play areas, "Let's Move Initiative," and a gymnastics center. *Please note, availability is dependent on current CDC & DCFS recommendations. 

In need of financial assistance? The Y is able to offer help through the generosity of our donors. Call for details.


CENTRAL BRANCH PRESCHOOL
630-552-4100
Center Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30am-6:00pm
To register your child, stop in today! Contact Early Learning Academy Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (630-552-4100 x230) with questions. 

HALF DAY PRESCHOOL - 3-5 years old
Snack will be provided
Monday thru Friday
9-11:30 am 


Interested? For more information and to register call 630-552-4100 x. 250.


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The Y continues to follow all CDC and DCFS guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. Members, staff and program participants are expected to do so, as well. The Early Learning Academy follows a DCFS approved COVID action plan. For questions and concerns, email Child Care Director, Amy Schultz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dana Lowe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Safe, Active, Fun, Enrichment - SAFE is our before and after school program for students in Yorkville, Plano, Sandwich, Somonauk, and Newark school districts. We offer homework assistance, creative enrichment activities, supervised athletic play, and many social opportunities for your child. A light, healthy breakfast is served in the morning and a healthy afternoon snack is served. 

In addition, all S.A.F.E. students can receive a free youth membership. To activate your child's free membership, simply register for one of our youth sports programs, aquatics programs, gymnasticsdance and/or music lessons. Parents can upgrade their child's youth membership to a Family Membership for just $47/month during enrollment in the S.A.F.E. program. Current family memberships will be discounted to $47 during enrollment in the S.A.F.E. program.  The maximum discount of Family Membership is $25/month.

S.A.F.E  Overview

The S.A.F.E. Program provides an inclusive atmosphere where children are nurtured and encouraged to have fun and cultivate friendships. In the S.A.F.E. program, we honor families by allocating time for students to complete homework. We offer assistance with homework when needed. Students may spend homework time reading or being read to. The kids in the S.A.F.E program will have the choice to do arts and crafts, play large group games, have dance parties, play board games and much more to suit all kid's interests. We offer a light breakfast in the morning and a snack in the afternoon.  We are a nut-free program.    

Hours of Operation *subject to change

  • Monday through Friday on all school attendance days
  • Mornings begin at 6:30 am until the school bell
  • Afternoons begins from school bell to 6:00 pm

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Payment Options *subject to change
Payment options and flexible attendance are offered to customize the right care plan for your child. 

Discount
We are now offering a 10% discount on second child enrollment for our full-time students. Both children must be enrolled full time (5 days AM and PM each week) in order to receive the discount.

Membership
All S.A.F.E. students can receive a free youth membership. To activate your child's free membership, simply register for one of our youth sports programs, swimming, gymnastics or music lessons.  Parents can upgrade their child's youth membership to a Family Membership for just $47/month during enrollment in the S.A.F.E. program. Current family memberships will be discounted to $47 during enrollment in the S.A.F.E. program.  A maximum discount off of $69 Family Membership is $22/month.

Staff
Our staff is energetic and well trained with a "kid first" attitude. S.A.F.E. employees complete more than 18 hours of training including DCFS Mandated Reporter, Gateways Child Development, Health, and Safety Basics, CPR certification, First Aid certification and an extensive background check. The S.A.F.E. staff exemplifies Y core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty in their work with your children.

Registration
Register for the S.A.F.E. program by visiting the Fox Valley Family YMCA in Plano or the YMCA in Sandwich.

Payment Information *subject to change
SAFE is a program that begins on the first day of school and ends on the last day of school. 

Financial Assistance
The Fox Valley Family YMCA accepts DHS payments. Additionally, through our generous donors, the YMCA offers financial assistance for those who qualify. Please see the front desk for details.


The Y continues to follow all CDC and DCFS guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. Members, staff and program participants are expected to do so, as well. Please Note: The Fox Valley Family YMCA will make every reasonable effort to accommodate children with special needs.  However, our SAFE program is a recreational program and is not designed to care for children that require 1:1 care on a regular basis.  A family with children requiring 1:1 care on a regular basis must contact the Safe Director prior to enrollment.


Visit our Early Learning Academy for birth to age five Child Care and Preschool options. Visit E-Camp & Care for e-learning assistance.

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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! *Please note, the Y will not be able to offer swimming in Phase 3.

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 (all field trips have been canceled for 2020)
  • 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 (swimming is not available)
  • 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
  • Dedicated Arts & Crafts space
  • Indoor and outdoor Basketball
  • 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
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canceled for 2020)

 


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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