Smith Family YMCA

  • Healthy Kids Day

    Saturday, April 29
    1-3 p.m.

    Healthy Kids Day is held each April to shine a spotlight on the importance of staying active and being healthy during the summer months.

    In celebration of Healthy Kids Day, the Smith YMCA is holding a free community event filled with family-friendly activities, educational demonstrations and a wide variety of area vendors.

    Participating Vendors

    • Chicagoland Speedway Costco
    • Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
    • Gizmos Fun Factory
    • Harvey Brooks Foundation
    • Joliet Public Library
    • Joliet Fire Department
    • New York Life
  • 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

  • Summer Day Camp Registration Is Underway

    The Y provides a safe, affordable and fun day camp for youth and teens, grades K-8. YMCA Summer Camp offers kids a chance to have fun while building a healthy spirit, mind and body. Campers will enjoy a summer full of water fun, weekly field trips, sports, outdoor exploration, arts and crafts and more.

    Download a form below to register at the YMCA or register now by clicking here.

    Learn More about Summer Day Camp

  • High School Basketball League

    Starting June 7

    Designed for teens in grades 9-12, the YMCA’s summer high school basketball league will help take your game to the next level! This high-energy league includes an eight-game regular season and a playoff tournament.

    Games will be played on Wednesday evenings at the Galowich Family YMCA (Joliet) and on Friday evenings at the C. W. Avery Family YMCA (Plainfield).

    Register Today!

    • Roster limit: A maximum of 12 players. Rosters are due by the first game.
    • Players must be present for three regular season games to participate in the playoffs.
    • To qualify for Facility Member pricing, each team must have a minimum of one Facility Member, who will serve as team captain. Please be sure to mention your captain’s name when registering, otherwise you will become a Community Member “free agent” and placed on a team with openings.

    Rates
    Facility Members $50 per person
    Community Member: $100 per person

    Download a Registration Form

  • Make A Splash This Summer

    Enroll in summer day camp swimming lessons

    Your child can take his/her swimming skills to the next level by enrolling in summer day camp swim lessons, designed exclusively for campers. To ensure campers will not miss any field trips, classes will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

    On the first day of lessons, campers will be swim tested and placed in a class according to their swimming ability. We highly recommend registering campers each week they are enrolled in camp so they can continue to improve their skills and swimming endurance.

    Camp swim lessons run from June 5-August 11.

    Enroll Now

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