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.

Mondays  |  9-11:00am  |  Free FOR MEMBERS

Pickleball is a combination of tennis and badminton that is played by hitting whiffle balls with lightweight wooden paddles. The rules are simple and the game is relatively easy for beginners to learn. Played on a badminton court with a 3-foot high net.

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. With daily dips in our pool and use of our Aqua Track obstacle course, gymnasium, outdoor pavilion, and 17 acres of outdoor space to make the most of...whether that means practicing a talent show act with friends or cooling off with a ride down the giant slip-n-slide!

Our summer day camp also offers enrichment programs in gymnastics, dance, music, theatre and sports that will further enhance your child’s summer. Program instructors will safely escort children to and from any classes they attend. These programs are discounted for Summer Campers. So join us and make it THE BEST SUMMER EVER! Write your own adventure, build character, and make new friends along the way!


WHAT's new this year?

  • Kindergarten Camp for children entering Kindergarten in the fall!
  • Weekly Fitness Classes led by a Y Fitness Instructor
  • Weekly visits to our Gymnastics Facility with Gymnastics Instructors
  • Bi-weekly Karate sessions with Dojo Dynamics
  • Newly dedicated Arts & Crafts space
  • New outdoor Basketball Hoop and Human Foosball Station
  • New field trips:  SciTech, Enchanted Castle, Karaoke, Izzy Jumpers, Pottawatomi and petting zoo with pony rides
  • 2nd Location in Sandwich at our new School Aged Child Care 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 via text, your child will be waiting for you at sign out. The express pickup phone number will be provided upon registration.
  • Kindness pays off this summer with staff and members rewarding outstanding citizenship of campers. 


What can you expect from 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
  • Camp STEM Activities, Huddle Groups, and more!
  • Weekly Field Trips (stay tuned for exciting field trip announcements)
  • Seventeen acres of outdoor space and a covered pavilion - for rocket launching, practicing a talent show act, playing soccer, or tie-dyeing
  • Fully air-conditioned 25,000 square foot indoor facility, with gym, and indoor pool.
  • Camp t-shirt while supplies last
  • Age-specific ratios
  • YMCA day camps are tax deductible and qualify for flexible spending
  • Plus, YMCA Summer children's membership included in camp rates! 


CAMP INFORMATION

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP
  • YMCA Day Camp t-shirt for Field Trips
  • Change of clothes
  • Backpack with name visible
  • Swimsuit, towel and a plastic bag for wet swimsuit/towel
  • Water bottle with name visible (disposable water bottles suggested for field trips)
  • Sunscreen/sunblock
  • Nut free snack/sack lunch (if needed)
Campers must wear closed toe shoes each day!
WHAT NOT TO BRING TO CAMP
(unless specified by the day's events)
  • ALL electronics
  • ALL cell phones
  • ALL toys
  • Soda and candy
  • Money
  • Sandals and flip-flops (allowed for pool/water park field trips only)

  


Camper/Parent Orientation

Kindergarten Camp  |  Tuesday, May 14  |  6:30pm *kindergarten camp is held at Central Branch only
Central Camp  |  Tuesday, May 28  |  6:30pm
West Camp  |  Wednesday, May 29  |  6:30pm
Campers and their parents will meet camp counselors and get the 411 on what to expect at camp. Field trips and weekly schedule information will be provided. Campers will also receive their Summer Camp t-shirt and backpack. Registration will be available before and after orientation. 


AGE GROUPS 

K: Children entering Kindergarten

1: Children entering 1st grade

2: Children entering 2nd grade

3: Children entering 3rd grade

4: Children entering 4th grade

5-6: Children entering 5th & 6th grade

CIT (Counselors In Training): Children entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grades


DAY CAMP RATES

There is a one-time $40 registration fee for all participants. Free Youth Membership is included in our 3-Day and Weekly rates, as well as a free camp t-shirt, backpack, water bottle and weekly field trip costs.

  • 3-Day: $110 YMCA Members/$90 CIT (includes Youth Membership)
  • Weekly: $140 YMCA Members/$110 CIT (includes Youth Membership)

Payments can be made in person at our Central or West Branch or online. Financial assistance is available and DHS subsidy is accepted.


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 a complete background check 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-Fri from 6:30 am – 6:00 pm with programming from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Call 630-552-4100 for more information.

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WHY HIRE A PERSONAL TRAINER? 

  • Trainers provide accountability and motivation
  • Trainers provide expertise
  • A trainer will push you just enough
  • A trainer helps you identify and reach goals
  • A trainer will personalize your workout 
  • Trainers can reduce the possibility of injury 

Don’t know where to begin? Lacking motivation? Not getting results? Join us on your journey to health and our Certified Personal Trainers will help you get on the right track. Our trainers will design a program specifically for your individual needs and exercise experience. Purchase packages online or stop by either branch. After purchasing, please call (630-552-4100 x247) or email Michelle LeMaistre to schedule your training sessions. Have a personal training or small group training inquiry? Fill out our form below and email it to Michelle. Click here to meet our Personal Trainers!

PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGES 30 MIN 45 MIN 60 MIN
 3 SESSIONS $64 $94 $125
 5 SESSIONS $99 $156 $197
 10 SESSIONS $187 $279 $372
 15 SESSIONS $264 $392 $525
 20 SESSIONS $340 $509 $679

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. This is a great addition to a personal training package.
2 pack 30 MIN – $42M/$63NM  60 MIN – $84M/$126NM
4 pack 30 MIN –$80M/$120NM  30 MIN –$160M/$240NM

FITNESS ORIENTATIONS
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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MEN'S basketball league (AGES 18+)  |  CENTRAL
Sundays | April 7 - June 23 | 2pm
5-12 player teams | $500/team

Call or email Ciara Ingram, Sports Coordinator at 630-552-100, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


MEN'S NOON BALL (AGES 18+)  |  CENTRAL
M/W/F | Noon-1:30pm | Members only

The gym is reserved for full court, pick-up games during noon ball. YMCA Staff has the right to ask anyone to leave for any violations of the code of conduct.

 

 

 

A competitive Youth Swim program for Y members ages 5-21 building strength and endurance while refining technique. Swimmers are grouped according to ability and age from beginner to advanced. The team competes against other area Y’s as well as in District/State meets. Children are empowered by the confidence they develop as they work to swim a mile and beyond while enjoying the water environment so many seem born for.

Aqua Force will offer different competitive swim clinics based on the ability of the swimmer. All are designed to improve stroke technique and increase endurance. These clinics will assist in the development of your technique and endurance. They are also a great way for new and returning swimmers to preview our summer and fall swim team practices.



swim team benefits

Not sure if a swim team is right for your child? Here is a list of the benefits of swimming from USA Swimming:6.13.15 swimmer01 web

  • Swimming is an outstanding activity for people of all ages.
  • Swimming promotes fitness and teaches a child to strive for physical achievement. Many super-stars in other sports started out as swimmers and gained strength and coordination that helped them to excel.
  • Swimming is an exciting individual and team sport.
  • Swimming is a technical and specialized activity involving extensive skill development.
  • Swimming is a healthy "lifetime" activity. Participants may be 1 or 101 years old.
  • Swimming is relatively injury free in comparison to other youth sports.
  • Swimming teaches the life lessons of sport and sportsmanship which include learning to deal with winning and losing, as well as working with officials, teammates and coaches.
  • Swimming can prevent drowning.

Visit the Aqua Force website for more information or contact Aquatic Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 630-552-4100 x237.

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La Premiere Dance Company is a competitive, performance dance company for Y members ages 5-18. As a part of our dance company, your children will not only grow into talented dancers but also learn life lessons along the way. La Premiere competes locally and nationally.

La Premiere is a great starter program for dancers with 1-2 years of experience. This program is structured to accommodate dancers who want to experience competition without the feeling of being overscheduled and overwhelmed. We provide a fun and affordable dance company so all children have an opportunity to dance. As part of our dance company, your children will grow into talented dancers and learn valuable lifelong lessons.

The dance season is year-round, with auditions occurring in the summer. Children should have at least one year of dance experience prior to auditioning. If you have any questions about La Premiere Dance Company, please contact Performing Arts Director, Christine Milakis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Start for $0 down & your first week is FREE!

The Y’s Early Learning Academy West Branch is proud to offer a limited time special for parents enrolling their infants into our child care program. Sign up today and we’ll waive your security deposit and your first week’s tuition is free (a $420 dollar value)! Our Infant Room is led by our caring and tenured staff. We provide baby formula and organic baby food (for those children ready for solids). Stop by and take a tour - we’d love to meet you!

BEGINNER TUMBLING (ages 6+)
For anyone with little to no experience. Skills include Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, backbend, round-offs, handstand fall to bridge, and dive rolls.

ADVANCED BEGINNER TUMBLING (ages 6+)
For anyone with little to no experience. Director approval needed. Skills include Rolls, handstands, cartwheels, backbend, round-offs, handstand fall to bridge, and dive rolls.

INTERMEDIATE TUMBLING (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner and Advanced Beginner tumbling. Director approval needed. Skills include Back extension rolls, front and back walkovers, standing flip-flop, front handspring, fly-spring, aerial cartwheel, round-off flip-flop, punch front, standing back, and power tumbling passes.

NINJA TUMBLING (ages 6+)
Try your strength and skills on different obstacles based on the hit TV show American Ninja Warrior. While learning some tumbling to help improve strength and balance.

CHEERNASTICS (ages 4-6)
In this class, students will learn the basics of cheerleading, including arm movements, jumps, and cheers. They will learn a few different dances. The students will also cheer for the youth sports games held on Saturdays during appropriate sessions with corresponding sports programs.

CHEER 1 (ages 6+)
For anyone wanting to learn basic tumbling for cheerleading. Skills include cartwheels on both sides, handstands, dive rolls, handstand fall to bridge, backbends, backbend kick overs, and round-offs.

CHEER 2 (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Cheer 1. Director approval needed. Skills included: Standing flip-flops, front handsprings, and round-off flip-flop.

CHEER 3 (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Cheer 1 and Cheer 2. Director approval needed. Skills included: Connected standing flip-flops, fly springs, punch fronts, Round-off connected flip-flops.

CHEER 4 (ages 6+)
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Cheer 1, Cheer 2, and Cheer 3. Director approval needed. Skills included: Standing back tucks, Round-off flip-flop back tucks, Arabians, layouts, fulls, and more advanced skills based on each individual.

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JUNE 10 - AUGUST 9 (9 WEEKS)
30-minute class $61M/$94NM
45-minute class $73M/$110NM
60-minute class $84M/$124NM


THEATRE TYKES
Ages 5-6  | Thursdays 4:30-5:15pm
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  | Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm
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 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  | Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm
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.

Ages 9-12  |  June 11-July 30  |  Tuesdays 3-4pm  |  $15M/$20NM
New to the summer line-up ––
this intramural league will serve both boys and girls interested in recreational volleyball. Teams will be divided up by registered participants. This league will work on essential volleyball skills including passing, serving, setting and hitting. Early registration is encouraged!