Smith Family YMCA

  • Safe Swimmers Start Here

    ymca-swimTeaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. Enrolling in YMCA Swimming Lessons can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

    A typical lesson includes:

    • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
    • Specific safety topics, like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
    • Fun activities that reinforce skills

    Help Keep Your Children Safe
    Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.

    Register For Swimming Lessons

  • Sporting Adventures Field Trip Camp

    June 26-30

    Kids love playing sports and going on field trips. The Y offers a camp that combines them! During Sporting Adventures Field Trip Camp, campers between the ages of nine and 14 will embark on four sports-related field trips in five days.

    Field Trip #1: Bowlero
    Tuesday, June 27

    At Bowlero, the fun doesn’t stop at the bowling lanes. It continues in the arcade room and rolls into the laser tag area. Now that’s a strike!

    Field Trip #2: Joliet Slammers Game
    Wednesday, June 28

    The Joliet Slammers will be facing off against the Schaumburg Boomers at Silver Cross Field in historic downtown Joliet.

    Field Trip #3: Sky Zone
    Thursday, June 29

    Heralded as the “world’s first indoor trampoline park,” Sky Zone is where dreams come true for kids. The floor is literally made of trampolines.

    Field Trip #4: Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park
    Friday, June 30

    There’s no better way to beat the heat than to cool off at a local water park. That’s why we’re ending the week with a trip to Pelican Harbor in Bolingbrook.

    Register Now

  • Before and After School Kid Zone

    Registration Now Underway

    In the YMCA’s Before and After School program, kids participate in physical, learning and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. Kids have fun, make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime.

    Program Hours:

    Monday through Friday, on school days
    Before School: 7-9 a.m.
    After School: 3-6 p.m.

    Program hours coordinate with your district’s school day.

    Learn More

  • Introducing Our New and Improved Fitness Lineup

    The Smith Family YMCA is happy to announce a new and improved group exercise lineup for summer 2017 and beyond!


    Mondays, Noon-12:30 p.m.

    A quick class that hits the abs and the low back, balance and core stability.

    Adventure Fitness
    Tuesdays, 8:30-9 a.m.

    Each class provides 30 minutes of light to moderate physical activity while taking participants on a fun adventure! This class will use a variety of small equipment such a balls, bean bags and tubing.

    Triple Threat
    Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15 a.m.

    A high-intensity circuit combination of cardio, strength and flexibility exercises. Class is structured to use multiple areas of the facility as well as a variety of equipment to help you reach your fitness potential! All fitness abilities welcome!

    Learn to Lift Effectively
    Thursdays, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

    This class will focus on proper technique, safety, form, progression, variety and flexibility that takes to effectively work your body. For beginners as well as those looking to better their own weight lifting regiments.


    Boot Camp (NEW TIME!)
    Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

    Circuit Training (NEW TIME!)
    Thursday, 5:15-6 p.m.

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  • College Readiness Programs Debuting This Summer

    We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for con dent teens today and contributing and engaged young adults tomorrow.

    Area high school students are invited to join the YMCA for a number of College Readiness Programs this summer, including:

    • College tours to institutions such as Illinois State University and Loyola University Chicago
    • A lunch & learn session that includes a keynote address, informational and interactive breakout sessions and a panel discussion by community leaders and representatives
    • A comprehensive workshop about workplace success, building your brand and preparing for interviews

    Learn More

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