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Enhance your child's day! The NSYMCA offers preschool enrichment programs, after-school programs, specialty classes and school days out camp.

 View a complete list below.

To register your child in Y-time see the registration form here. 

 


 

 

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    Preschool & Youth Development Classes

    Our preschool & youth development classes emphasize hands-on learning curriculum, motor skill development and creativity.

    We strive to develop the whole child experience by providing an environment for preschoolers to learn, gain self-confidence, make new friends and learn about mutual respect. See a complete list of our current preschool education and development classes below.

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    Give your child the tools succeed! In these classes they can discover a new talent, learn a second language, learn how to create helthy recipes and more!

    Learn a new language, discover a new talent, pursue a passion! In these classes your child will learn how to cook, speak a second language and more. See a complete list of current classes below.

    NEW! Get Cooking Taste Buds Kitchen

    Grades K-5

    Calling all chefs! Let's get cooking! Taste Buds Kitchen presents a weekly culinary adventure that will be the highlight of your week. Our chef-led cooking classes are the perfect recipe for tasting new ingredients, learning essential cooking skills, gaining kitchen confidence, and making new friends! Each week we'll create an all-new recipe from scratch, alternating from sweet to savory. From measuring and math skills to age-appropriate knife skills, this hands-on class will set your budding chef up to be a future top chef! An apron and recipe pack are included for all chefs.

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    Cursive Writing Class

    Grades 2-5

    Learn the lost skill of cursive handwriting. Students will learn the basics of the cursive letter formation and skills needed to begin learning the art of cursive handwriting and all the benefits it brings;including helping to improve fine motor skills, quicker writing speed and written fluidity.

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    LEGO Class

    K - 5th

    WINTER SESSION - ENGINEERING ADVENTURES

    So you want to be an engineer or architect? Join us as we put our engineering skills to the test to build bridges, buildings, vehicles and more. Do you like to design cities? You might become an urban architect one day! Do you want to build bridges? Then civil engineering might be the job for you! Want to design the next cool electric car? Then you may be destined to become an automotive or mechanical engineer! Come experience engineering adventures with us!

    SPRING SESSION - WORLD OF SCIENCE

    Calling all future scientists! Come learn, build and experiment with us! Our budding astronomers, meteorologists, zoologists, and inventors will learn about space, weather, animals, and more! We’ll build all sorts of awesome scientific models and gadgets that are sure to spark both imagination and intellect.

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    NEW! Chess Wizards

    Grades K-5

    Enter into the magical and exciting world of chess with Chess Wizards! You will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia and more! Our specialized classes are a blast for everyone kindergarten through fifth. Whether you have been playing chess for your entire life and want to improve, are brand new to the game, or you just want to have a fun experience with your friends - Chess Wizards is the place for you!

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    NEW! Joking Around

    Grades 1 - 5

    Jokin’ Around is a youth comedy class led by NSYMCA Camp Director Ricky Gonzalez. Ricky is a professional comedian with more than ten years of experience performing at prestigious comedy clubs across the country including: Zanies, The Laugh Factory, Second City and The Chicago Improv. Ricky has also been teaching adult and youth comedy classes for over 7 years. In this youth comedy class, Ricky will lead and facilitate hilarious weekly activities sure to crack-up any child looking for some after school fun. Example activities include: writing and sharing jokes, making hilarious crafts, creating mad libs and playing games like “Stinky Pig”, “Silly Sound Effects” and “Try NOT to Laugh”.

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    Bucket Drumming Class

    Grades 1 - 5

    B2R Bucket Drumming is based around FUNdamental skills of rhythm and percussion. These fundamentals are combined with introductory music and current, popular music that children know and love! Students focus on coordination techniques as well as drum rudiments in order to build the confidence to play different styles of music. No experience is necessary to participate in this fun new class!

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    Magic Workshop

    Grades K - 5

    Are you ready to amaze all your friends? Now is your chance as you learn to do incredible magic with the "Magic Team of Gary Kantor"! This one-day workshop will teach children how to perform amazing magic tricks. The tricks are designed to be perfect for all ages. Following the class,the children will be putting on shows and amazing audiences with their new magical skills. Each class teaches new tricks, so be sure to sign up for multiple classes. And in addition to just learning the tricks, children will be given their very own magic kit to take home.

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    DJ Workshop

    Grades 2-8

    Bach to Rock is excited to host an Interactive DJ Workshop! Learn about the DJ and Music Production Industry from professional DJs and instructors at B2R! Students will have an opportunity to use DJ controllers and experience DJing hands-on!

    Click here to register!

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    Y-Time After School Program

    Afterschool is cool at the Y. Y Time After School programming offers transportation to the Y from your child's school, home work help, games, crafts, outdoor play time (weather permitting) and more!

    With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, Y afterschool programs serve youth with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. In addition to enhancing what they have learned in school, your child will receive homework assistance, free swimming instruction, create crafts, play sport and games, explore fun with food, and more! Add on a class such as dance, swim, yoga or art. Free transportation provided from most area schools. Contact Shannon Cartier to receive information on registering your child for Y-Time. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    School Days Out Camp

    When school is out, the Y is in! Work without worry with Y camp - we are here for you. Fun field trips, swimming, creative activities, arts and crafts and more are in store for your kids while they are out of school. With Y School Days Out Camp, they will beat the school break blues.

    For more information, please contact Youth Development Director, Shannon Cartier

    School Days Out starts from 8am through 6pm.

    $60 members $75 non-members

    Register Online

    CURRENT SCHEDULED BREAK DAYS

    ***Dates and Trips are Subject to Change***