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.


FOX VALLEY FLYERS

The Fox Valley Flyers is a competitive gymnastics team that competes in YMCA and USAG meets - USAG routines are used. The Flyers have the opportunity to qualify for YMCA Nationals each year. This summer the Flyers traveled to Toledo, Ohio and competed in the YMCA Gymnastics Nationals. All current team members and gymnasts that would like to be considered for the competition team must attend Summer Camp held in June. For more additional information please contact Gymnast Director Jenny Menz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our goal as coaches is to not only make this a strong, competitive team but to teach our girls the importance of working together and supporting each other. We believe what they learn here will stay with them long after their gymnastics careers.

PRE-TEAM
For anyone who has mastered ALL skills from Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate.  Director approval needed.  This class will prepare you for the competitive gymnastics team. Learning the skills that are needed for Level 3.

Cross the bridge, scale a cliff, jump the pond and slide to the finish on our inflatable obstacle course! The YMCA will have the Aqua Track set up on the following weekends for members use. From 2-5:00pm on Saturdays and 10:30-2:00pm on Sundays.

  • May 11 & 12
  • June 8 & 9

July 8-July 12  |  $25M/$40NM
Ages: 5-7  |  9:15-10am
Ages: 8-9  | 10-11am
Ages: 10-12  | 11-12pm

Summer basketball clinics are a week-long camp that will focus on the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, passing, shooting, along with offensive and defensive drills. All skill levels are welcome!

Sports, whether team-based or individual, are a great activity for children that provide a variety of benefits other than physical activity. Participation in sports can help build self-esteem and confidence, can motivate children to excel academically and can help build social skills. Participation also can teach children the benefits of goal-setting and practice. Find one of our sports camps that's right for your child and REGISTER TODAY!


Summer Basketball Clinics
July 8-July 12  |  $25M/$40NM
Ages: 5-7  |  9:15-10am
Ages: 8-9  | 10-11am
Ages: 10-12  | 11-12pm
Summer basketball clinics are a week-long camp that will focus on the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, passing, shooting, along with offensive and defensive drills. All skill levels are welcome!


Summer Flag Football Clinics
July 15-July 19  |  $25M/$40NM
Ages: 5-7  |  10-11am
Ages: 8-10  |  11-12pm
Flag football clinics are a week-long camp that will emphasize football skills without the hard-hitting of contact football. Clinic training will include: passing, receiving, fly routes, and running drills. This camp is ideal for players interested in learning the fundamentals of flag football and those looking to improve their football skills.


Daycare Athletics Camp (Central)
Ages: 3-5 |  July 3-Aug 14
Wednesdays 3-3:30pm  |  $35M/$45NM
We welcome all of our ELA athletes to join us this summer for a fun, sports camp! Campers will play a variety of sports switching it up each week.


ELAW Outdoor Sports Camp (West)
Ages: 3-5  |  Tuesdays 10:30-11am  |  $35M/$45NM
Session I: May 7-June 18
Session II: July 2-Aug 13
We welcome all of our ELAW athletes to join this us this summer for a fun, outdoors camp! Campers will play a variety of outdoor sports including soccer, kickball and t-ball. We will play these fun games while enjoying the beautiful summer sun! Please be sure to dress appropriately for the sizzling summer weather.


Chicago Fire Youth Soccer Camp
June 17-21
3-5 year olds  |  8-9:00AM  |  $95
6-12 year olds  |  9-12:00PM  |  $170
Kick off your summer by signing up for a Chicago Fire Soccer Summer Camp! Play, learn and train with our passionate, highly qualified Chicago Fire coaches who will support your child to develop soccer skills in a week of soccer-filled fun. Programs are suitable for all ages and ability levels. Spaces are limited! All players registered will receive a SITC Dri-Fit jersey, ball, individual player evaluation and a ticket to a Chicago Fire game at Toyota Park! 

Little Sparks: an introduction to soccer where children and parents can take their first steps in soccer together!
COMMUNITY: Build on your child’s key soccer skills through activities and themed practices.
COMPETITIVE: Develop your child`s performance through game-related scenarios.

YOUTH SMALL GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

5-week session  |  meet 1x per week  |  30 min  |  $25M/$37NM
Look for dates and times coming soon!


Stretch and Grow  |  2-4 year olds
Central: Mondays 10:45-11:15am.  Starts June 10th
West: Thursdays 10:30-11am.  Starts June 13th
This fun-filled class will help children explore how their bodies work.  We will learn about nutrition, autonomy and fitness.


Jump Into Fitness  |  5-7 year olds
Central: Mondays 9:30-10am.  Starts June 10th
West: Mondays 10:45-11:15am. Starts June 10th
We will focus on dynamic full body movements that will help build coordination and confidence.  Each class will be fun and engaging, using a variety of different games to disguise and emphasize exercise.   


Camp Gladiator  |  8-12 year olds
Central: Mondays 10-10:30am. Starts June 10th
West: Fridays 10:30-11am. Starts June 14th
This program will prepare kids for sports, making them fitter and increasing coordination. We will also focus on conditioning. Each week will be a different workout that will focus on foundational skills, such as squats, pushups, sit ups, lunges, etc.


RedE2Run  |  8-12 year olds
Central Only:  Mondays 6-6:30pm.  Starts June 10th
Our goal is to encourage children in the community to lead a healthy lifestyle by being active, setting goals and encouraging one another.  Children will run their way to fitness through traditional running drills as well as games and special activities.



One Day YOUTH FITNESS Events

1st Annual 1 Mile Family Fun Run!
Sunday, July 21 at 9am  | FREE for Members/$5NM  |  Central Branch
This race is to promote health and wellness in our community, all ages are welcome!  Each participant will receive a ribbon along with complimentary snacks.  We will finish this event with a water balloon toss! Weather permitting.  


Look for dates and Times coming soon!


Princess Dance Party
June  |  West Branch  |  $5M/$10NM
Calling all princesses!  Join us as we paint your party nails, work on a small craft, make a quick treat and dance the day away.


Superhero Combat
June  |  West Branch  |  $5M/$10NM
Bring your superheroes for a fun craft and a yummy treat. Then stay to get energy out with our kids’ version of Combat!


Relay Day
July  |  Central Branch  |  $5M/$10NM

Join us for a friendly competition of games and relay races.  Enjoy lots of fun and smiles while burning off some that extra summer energy!


Family Yoga
August  |  Central & West Branch  |  $5M/$10NM
Family yoga creates great opportunities for bonding time, learning together and teamwork.  Class will focus on a variety of poses that are great for all members of the family!

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A gymnastics birthday party at the Y means that kids will have fun in our foam pit and tumble through our obstacle course! The Y provides pizzas, juice, tableware, and even a Birthday t-shirt - this is all included in the price. Plus, YMCA Gymnastics staff member will be on hand to run the party from start to finish. This includes all the setup and cleanup! See below for our 2 party package options:

PARTY PACKAGE 1 | Up to 15 children | $150M / $225NM | Ages 6+
The Y provides 1 staff, 2 large pizzas, 2 juices, all paper products and a Birthday t-shirt! 15 invites max including the birthday child. No more than 15 children.

PARTY PACKAGE 2 | 15-25 children | $230M / $330NM | Ages 6+
The Y provides 2 staff, 3 large pizzas, 2 juices, all paper products and a Birthday t-shirt! 25 invites max including the birthday child. No more than 25 children.

All parties run for 2 hours. Gymnastic parties can be held some Saturdays and most Sundays. 3 weeks notice is needed to secure a party date.

Call to book your birthday party today!
(630) 552-4100 EXT. 245


The Y offers many different themed parties.  Click here for more info.

May 6 - August 3
Mon/Wed: 5-6:00am  |  SAT: 7:30-8:30am
$75M/$120NM  |  5 Practice Punch Card $30M/$45NM

Masters Swimming is our swim group for people who are 18 and older. You will receive coached swimming workouts that help improve your swimming technique and fitness level. This group welcomes adult swimmers from lap swimmers, to adults interested in competitive swimming, as well as triathletes.

*no practice Memorial Day or 4th of July.

Christine Milakis, the new Arts and Humanities Director

A Whole New OUTLook

Christine grew up dancing from ages 4-17 and has been a dance instructor for over 13 years. Her philosophy is to provide a fun, safe and encouraging environment for children interested in dance, music, and theater. "A few of my long-term goals are to grow the art and humanities program in addition to making the arts more accessible to all children," said Christine.

Christine has been focusing her efforts on La Premiere’s Dance Company’s auditions coming up on Oct. 21st. La Premiere’s revamped program is perfect for dancers who are new to the dance world or who have only 1-2 years of experience. “We recognize that kids have school work and need family time, those things come first,” said Christine. “This program is structured in a way that makes it possible for kids to do both and still compete at a higher level.”

Join us in welcoming This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to our team!


WHAT’S NEW

• Updated class names and descriptions

• Additional classes for younger dancers

• Dance classes for students at Early Learning Academy - West Branch in Sandwich

• Plans to add a theatre program including workshops and improv classes

• And a WHOLE NEW LOOK –– stay tuned for the unveiling!


View fall dance classes here. 

June 7 - July 26
Fridays  |  $35M/$45NM  |  Central  |  
Ages 7 - 12
This great summer league will keep your children active and moving during these fun, summer months. Players are placed on teams each week testing their throwing, dodging, catching, speed and agility skills. This league takes place every Friday evening from 5:30-6:30pm.

Register online or at our front desk.

Gymnastics is one of the most comprehensive lifestyle exercise programs available to children, incorporating strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, power, and discipline. Whether they are involved in recreational gymnastics or with a competition squad, skills learned in gymnastics can benefit a child’s overall development. REGISTER TODAY!

2019 Gymnastics Camps
JUNE 10-13  |  CENTRAL BRANCH
Instructional Camp  |  Ages 6+  |  9am-3pm  |  $160M/$185NM
Tropical Paradise Themed Gymnastics Camp –– All girls and boys wanting to learn more gymnastics, this is for you! Camp runs from 9am to 3pm, Mon. through Thurs. and will work on vault, bars, beam and floor! All while having some fun swimming and participating in other activities both indoor and outdoor. Each camper needs to bring their swimsuit, towel, lunch, a snack, and a change of clothes each day.All gymnasts who would like to be considered for The Fox Valley Flyers competition team must attend this camp. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Pre-School Camp  |  Ages 3-5  |  9am-12pm  |  $80M/$100NM
This camp is for boys and girls Monday through Thursday. Campers will work on all four gymnastics events, plus swim and participate in indoor and outdoor activities each day. Campers should bring a swimsuit, towel, snack, and a change of clothes.


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