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.

June 19  &  July 16  |  $5M/$10NM
Ages: 4-6  | 9:15-10am, Ages: 7-9  | 10-10:45am
Ages: 10+  | 4-5pm   

Floor Hockey is a fun, exciting game that keeps children active. Open floor hockey is for both boys and girls how are interested in playing hockey without the full commitment of a league. All participants should come ready to plan with their own shin guards.

M/W/F  |  Noon-1:30pm  | 18+ |  Members Only

During the lunch hour, the gym will be reserved for full court, pick-up games. We welcome all of our adult members to come and participate in our open gym every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon!

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Central Branch

West Branch


 

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AQUA ZUMBA – BARRE EXPRESS – BODYCOMBAT – BODYFLOW – BODYPUMP – BODYSTEP – BOOT CAMP – CXWORX – DANCE HITT – ENHANCE FITNESS – PILATES – POWER CIRCUIT – SPINSANITY – STRONG BY ZUMBA – TONE – WATER in MOTION – WERQ – YOGA – ZUMBA

The Y offers many group fitness classes each week. Classes range from Les Mills BodyPump®to Yoga, and our schedule was designed with a variety of fitness enthusiasts in mind. Group exercise classes are included with your Y membership. Classes are subject to change, based on class size and seasonal fluctuations. The Group-Ex fitness pass gives non-members access to both land and aqua group fitness classes –– $50 for a 10 punch pass.

AQUA FITNESS
Aquatic fitness classes are included with your Y membership and are a fun, lower-impact way to get your body moving, improve strength and flexibility, and develop all-around fitness. Classes are offered throughout the week at 9:00 am and 7:30 pm. Monthly group fitness pass gives non-members access to both land and aqua group fitness classes.

ENHANCE® FITNESS
Enhance® Fitness is a proven, community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. It helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. Each class will be led by a certified instructor and exercises will focus on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance to help reduce the severity of arthritis symptoms. Older adults at all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. The program is especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis. Call 630-552-4100 x247 for more information or download our fact sheet for more information.


fitness center / group-ex reminders
Children under the age of 11 are not permitted in the Fitness Center/Group Exercise class unless participating in a kids fitness program authorized by the Y. Members and guests 11-13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the fitness center/group exercise classes. Children under age 11 can attend Kids Zone (free with a Family Membership) while their parent or guardian attends a Group Exercise class. Children ages 11 -14 must complete an orientation prior to using the fitness center. Please make an appointment for the orientation at the Front Desk.


ORIENTATIONS, NUTRITION COUNSELING, FITNESS ASSESSMENT 

PERSONAL NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING
Registered Dietitian, Michelle LeMaistre, will work with you to develop an appropriate, nutrition-based lifestyle change to meet your personal needs. She will consider any dietary restrictions you have, discuss obstacles, and help you get on the right path to living a healthy lifestyle! You will have an initial consultation and follow up appointments per package. This is a great addition to your personal training package!

FITNESS ASSESSMENT
A great way to evaluate your current fitness level.  It includes a series of measurements to help determine your physical fitness including height, weight, body composition, blood pressure, muscular and cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility.

WELLNESS ROOM ORIENTATION
If you are new to the Y, or are unsure how to use some of the equipment in the fitness center, sign up for a FREE fitness orientation. Y Fitness Staff will help you become comfortable and familiar with our strength and cardio equipment. Please make an appointment at the Membership Desk.

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The YMCA offers a wide variety of dance classes for ages 18 months through 18 years for Yorkville, Somonauk, Plano, Sandwich and the surrounding areas. We have ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical ballroom dance lessons available. Dance develops a person physically, artistically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Our qualified and professional instructors are here to offer your children the best dance classes possible.

Call our Front Desk for more information at 630-552-4100 x235.

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  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Lyrical
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop

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SUMMER DANCE CLASS SESSIONS
June 10 - August 9 (9 weeks)
30 minute class $61M/$94NM
45 minute class $73M/$110NM
60 minute class $84M/$124NM


Summer Dance Schedule

 


AGES 3-5 YEARS OLD

TINY TOES
Ages 2-3  | For our tiniest dancers! Dancers will explore the wonders of dance through songs, games, and props in a relaxed setting while teaching them the basics of dance and participate in a group class that will let them explore all that dance has to offer! Ballet attire with hair pulled back.

TEMPO TOES
Ages 4-5 | This class begins with a Circle Warm-up that may include sing-a-long songs or rhymes to keep the young dancers engaged. Students will work on strong arms, stretching their toes, balancing, twirling, and jumping. Ballet shoes required. Ballet attire with hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

TAPPIN' TOES
Ages 4-5 | An energetic dance class that you and your little one will just love! They will learn to develop a sense of rhythm, timing, build leg and feet strength, flexibility, and coordination. Tap shoes are required. Ballet attire. Hair pulled back into a bun if possible.

Register for class here.


AGES 5-7 YEARS OLD

INTRO TO DANCE
Ages 5-7 | New to dance? This class will demonstrate the basics of different styles of dance. Ballet, jazz, tap, and more will be taught in a creative atmosphere. Ballet or jazz shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

BEGINNER BALLET/JAZZ
Ages 5-7 | A chance for your child to explore the basics and foundations of beginning ballet and jazz. Instruction focuses on flexibility, coordination, conditioning, techniques, and the fundamentals of ballet, jazz, and overall fun! Ballet or jazz shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

BEGINNER BALLET/TAP
Ages 5-7 | Students are introduced to the basic ballet steps and proper techniques. This class will help students understand rhythm and timing needed in all dance. Basic steps will be taught. Ballet AND Tap shoes required. Ballet or jazz attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

Register for class here.


AGES 7+ YEARS OLD

BALLET I
Ages 7+ | Students are introduced to basic ballet technique, including turn-out posture while building confidence and learning elementary performing skills. Ballet shoes and attire required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.

JAZZ I
Ages 7+ | This class will include strength, flexibility, and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks, and leaps. Dancers will learn choreography to popular and age-appropriate music of today along with vintage styles of jazz from the last decades. Ballet or jazz attire and shoes required. Hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

TAP I
Ages 7+ | Students will work on increasing the speed of steps and combining steps together while trying to make correct sounds. Tap shoes required. Ballet or jazz required. Hair pulled back and in a bun if possible.  

HIP HOP I
Ages 7+ | Hip Hop classes combine street dance with funk and jazz, similar to what you would see in televised dance performances or music videos. Students learn isolations and dynamics to execute pop-and-lock and funk movements. Jazz shoes or clean gym shoes required. Hair pulled back.

LYRICAL I
Ages 7+ | Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques and it is performed with music with lyrics that inspire strong emotions. Jazz or ballet shoes and attire. Hair pulled back in a bun if possible.

Register for class here.

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AGES 5+ | $95M/$143NM | 5-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.

SUMMER I:  JUNE 10 - JULY 13
SESSION II:  JULY 15 - AUGUST 12

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-552-4100 x235 for more information. REGISTER ONLINE.

WE CURRENTLY OFFER:

  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 School is Kendall County’s best and safest way for your child to learn to swim! Join us today – REGISTER ONLINE!

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.

Fox Valley Family YMCA Swim School offers a low student-to-instructor ratio with a maximum of four students per instructor. Each session will consist of eight swim lessons. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 630-552-4100 x237.

Find exact schedules in our program guideJoin us today – REGISTER ONLINE!




Swim STARTERS (Parent & Child)

Level A & B  |  Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.


TADPOLE

Swim Level C  |  NEW! Tadpole swim lessons will help your child transition from parent-child classes to preschool basics classes. This class is great for first time swim students ages 2-1/2-4.


Swim Basics

Level 1-3  |  Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: Swim, float, swim, jump, push, turn, grab. These skills will make your child safe to swim short distances and climb out of the water.


Swim Strokes

Level 4-6  |  Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that improve health and well-being and prepare them for a lifetime of physical fitness and swim team.


Teenage SWIM STROKES

Level 2-5  |  New classes for ages 12-17 years  | Students learn water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that improve health and well-being and prepare them for a lifetime of physical fitness and swim team.


*Levels 3-6 require evaluation with a passing certificate to register at the front desk.

 

 

Ages 3-5 | 9am-12:00pm | $70 Member/$90 Non-Member  |  Early Learning Academy at Central Branch
Set your child off on an adventure in learning and exploring in the context of “first-hand experiences.” The YMCA takes pride in offering program options conducted by experienced, degreed teachers who make learning fun. REGISTER TODAY!

June 3–7  |  Superhero Training
Boom! Pow! Wham! Join us for some superhero fun as we practice our skills like jumping, hopping, aiming and balancing through games and activities that will keep your preschooler moving and laughing. Field Trip- YMCA Gymnastics Program

June 10-14  |  All About Pets
Does your little camper love animals? Come join us as we learn about our favorite pets...from dogs and cats, bunnies and birds and even some scaly friends. Field Trip – The Secret Life of Pets 2

June 17–21  |  Messy Masterpieces
Do you have a budding artist? Join us as we explore the wonderful world of art and create our very own masterpieces. Campers will need to bring a plain, white t-shirt for our tie-dyeing project.

June 24–28  |  Animal Planet
Campers will go wild with fun-filled activities and crafts as we learn about a variety of animals from around the world and their habitats. Field Trip – Phillips Park Zoo

July 8–12  |  Little Chefs
Calling all tiny chefs! Campers will explore their culinary curiosities in a fun, safe environment. Your child will enjoy learning about the basics of cooking and kitchen safety while making some delicious treats. Field Trip- TBD

July 15–19  |  The Great Outdoors
Looking for an adventure in the great outdoors? Join us as we explore nature, build an indoor tent, make s’mores and go on a bear hunt. Field Trip- Peck Farm/Hickory Knolls Discovery Center (if rain)

July 22–26  |  Water Wonders
Let’s make a splash! Our campers will have fun learning all about water through games, crafts and water-themed activities. Field Trip – Prairie Point Splash Pad

July 29–August 2  |  Crazy Concoctions
Does your little scientist enjoy learning about science? We will be using everyday ingredients to concoct bubbles, slime, play dough and more. Get ready for some cool science and some messy fun!

August 5–9  |  Pirates and Mermaids Arrgh, matey!
Climb aboard our ship as we set sail for some high sea adventures. Walking the plank and going on a hunt for pirate treasure are just some of the fun activities planned for your little pirate or mermaid. Field Trip- Swim Day at YMCA Pool

REGISTER TODAY!

STEAM CAMP
July 5-26
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ges 6-12  |  $75M/$113NM  |  Central  |  Fridays  |  4-6:00pm
STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics  Join in some hands-on summer fun as we experience STEAM with things like the ocean, space, slime, robotics, rainbows, tye dye, legos, music, instruments, art and more. *participants must register by 6/28


THEATRE CAMPS
Ages 5-11 | $75M/$113NM  |  Central  |  Mon-Thurs  |  12:30-2pm

Musical Theatre
June 10-13

Give them the old Razzle Dazzle! A fun set of classes that let children explore the music, stories and movement of classic and modern musicals.

Improv
June 24-27
Think FAST!! Time to learn games and techniques to be a fast thinker and to always be on your toes! Learn to react to anything that happens and spin it into a fun time for everyone!

Shakespeare
July 8-11
Brush up on your Shakespeare! Learn the basic history of the Bard and his most popular plays! We will also learn modern and different takes on some of his classic stories.

Fairy Tales
July 22-25

Once upon a time in a YMCA far far away..This class will focus on classic tales and fairy stories (not just for girls!)  Learn new and exciting ways to make fairy tales fun on stage!

Masks & Movements
July 29-August 1
Sometimes you do not need to say a word to tell a story!  We will learn how masks and movements can tell a story to the audience.

Working Together
August 5-8
Let's learn how to work together on stage! Sometimes it's hard to know how to work with people and it can be hard to share the stage. This class will teach unified storytelling and theatre!

Theatre "FUN"damentals
July 15-18
Ages 5-11 | $75M/$113NM  |  West  |  Mon-Thurs  |  12:30-2pm
A whole lot of DRAMA at West!! Come learn the fundamentals of staging, theatricals and some of the different styles of Theatre.


MUSIC CAMPS

Aloha Ukulele Workshop
Ages 7+  |  $45M/$68NM

June 12 - July 3  |  Wednesdays  |  5:30-6:30pm  |  Central
Give them the old Razzle Dazzle! A fun set of classes that let children explore the music, stories and movement of classic and modern musicals.

Bitty Beethoven's
Ages 0-3  |  $35M/$53NM

June 26 - July 17  |  Wednesdays  |  10:30-11am  |  Central
For babies to age 3 accompanied by an adult. We will have action rhymes, songs, movement activities, a story, the kids will get to use simple musical instruments and more. Active adult participation is an important part of this program.

Mini Musicians
Ages 3-5  |  $35M/$53NM

July 2-23  |  Wednesdays  |  10:30-11am  |  Central
For kids age 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult. We will have action rhymes, songs, movement activities, a story, the kids will get to use musical instruments and more. Active adult participation is an important part of this program.


COOKING CAMPS
Ages 6-12  |  $75M/$113NM

Kids Can Cook
June 10-13  |  Mon-Thurs  |  1-3pm  |  Central
The kids are making dinner tonight!  Kids will learn to cook with a  hands-on cooking class.  We will learn basic cooking techniques and recipes.  Each day is themed with a craft and activity to go along.

Cooking Around the World
July 8-11  |  1-3pm  |  Central

We are going on a cooking adventure!  Kids will learn to cook with a  hands-on cooking class.  We will learn basic cooking techniques and recipes.  Each day we “travel” to a different country that we will learn about with recipes, a craft and an activity.

Culinary Road Trip
August 5-8  |  1-3pm  |  Central
This road trip is about more than just snacks.  Kids will learn to cook with a hands-on cooking class.  We will learn basic cooking techniques and recipes.  Each day we “travel” to a part of the US that we will learn about with recipes, a craft and an activity.

Ages: 5-12  |  June 10-July 29  |  2:15-2:45pm  |  $30
Monday (West)  |  Thursday (Central)

Summer NERF Wars is an exclusive club for our FVFY summer campers! Campers need to come prepared with their own NERF gun, 10-15 darts, and protective eyewear. Teams will be divided by age groups.