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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.


    Come explore science concepts with us including hands on experiments and help your child foster reasoning skills that will help develop problem solving skills. The class will introduce the children to a love of learning about a variety of early scientific concepts and beginning learn how and why things work together.


    An introduction to all things numbers. Children will be immersed in numbers and how they work together. Number formation skills will be addressed as well as numerous math concepts to encourage children to love the idea of math and all it has to offer.


    Let your child creatively discover the love of early literature including story-telling, literary connections and decoding to encourage a lifelong love of reading. The class will combine the basic ideas of early learning literacy and comprehension, which will be enhanced by engaging art activities. Our goal is for each child to develop their expressive and reflective story skills leading to verbal creativity, utilizing various mediums.

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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! Budget Drumming Class

    Grades 1st-5th

    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!

    NEW! 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.

    Chefs in Training

    Grades K-5

    Back to School means Back in the Kitchen with great recipes to inspire your budding Chef to cook independently.

    • 1 minute breakfasts - Mug Omelettes and Club
    • Creative lunchbox ideas - Brown Bag Burrito and Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad.
    • Homemade Pasta for an Italian Night
    • Brookies (a brownie/cookie combo!)

    Our second fall session will feature "Creepy Cooking" items like:

    • Vampire Blood Soup (Tomato Basil)
    • Crazy Cupcake Decorating
    • Tastes of Thanksgiving - Pumpkin Pie and Apple Crumble.
    • Holiday favorites for Hanukkah and Christmas.

    We prepare our recipes without peanuts or tree nuts but cannot guarantee that our ingredients are produced in a nut-free facility. If you have dietary concerns, please let us know prior to the first class

    Guitar Class

    Grades 2-5

    In partnership with Bach To Rock

    It’s time to rock with Guitar Club! Guitar Club gives students in 2nd–5th grade the chance to get their hands on a real guitar and play exciting music with their friends! Using our curriculum students will learn songs ranging from fun classic rock to contemporary pop songs. Our experienced and encouraging teachers do a great job with both beginning and advanced students, so no experience is necessary to have fun in our class.

    NEW! Joking Around

    1st & 5th

    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”.

    NEW! Lego Class

    K & 5th

    Always wanted to be an engineer or architect? This is your chance! In Fall One, we put our engineering skills to the test to build bridges, buildings, vehicles and more. We’ll learn about different types of careers for you to explore. Like to design cities? You might become an urban architect one day! Want to build bridges? Then civil engineering might be the job for you! Want to design the next electric car? You may be destined to become an automotive or mechanical engineer! Fall two calls for 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. If you just can’t get enough of hands-on science fun, then you won’t want to miss out on our World of Science unit!

    Magic Workshop

    K & 5th

    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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    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


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