The Y's Youth Sports philosophy stresses that each child has an equal opportunity to play, win and score. All Y sports camps focus on sportsmanship, teamwork, learning and having fun. Children are grouped by skill level to assist them in reaching their next level of accomplishment. Our gymnastics camps also include swimming and other play activities and are the only full-day sport camp offered.
One of the only five sports to be included in every Olympic game,
fencing is exciting, fun and very challenging. We will introduce
the foil weapon along with proper technique, rules and the art of
teamwork. All gear will be provided.
Week 4, June 26-June 30: 8-14 yrs. (9 a.m.- Noon)
Gymnastics (ONLY Full Day Camp Offered, Downtown)
Campers will work on all events: floor, bars, beam, vault and
springboard in the Y’s gymnastic gymnasium, complete with
spring floor. Gymnasts will be placed in skill groups. This all-day
camp has many other activities including games, swimming, art
projects and more. This is a party group so be ready for dress up
days and themes.
Week 3, June 19-23: 6-12 yrs. (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Week 5, July 3 & 5-7: 6-12 yrs. (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
*CLOSED Tuesday, July 4th*
Week 8, July 24-28: 6-12 yrs. (7 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Week 10, Aug. 7-11: 6-12 yrs. (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Soccer (at Southern View Park)
Players are taught how to pass, trap, dribble and shoot. Skills
are conducted in groups and teams with drills, contests, and
scrimmages running each and everyday. College and local high
school soccer players instruct campers. Younger campers learn
the fundamentals, and our more experienced campers learn the
game situations and tactics to be successful.
Week 3, June 19-23: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon)
Week 8, July 24-28: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon)
Players are taught how to serve, pass and set. Court strategy
and the fundamentals of scoring, rules and teamwork are on the
schedule. Volleyball is a great, active game so bring your knee
pads and get ready to spike!
Week 7, July 17-21: 8-12 yrs. (1-4 p.m.)
New! Functional Fitness for Youth (Downtown)
Functional Fitness for Youth is for both girls and boys and will
be offered in the new Youth Fitness Center downtown. The
program will build a foundation for athleticism which connects
mobility, strength and agility — critical skills that are needed for
every sport. Participants will use Exergame Movebands to track
Week 3, June 19-23: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon),
13+ (1 p.m.-4 p.m.)
Kids Strength Training (Downtown)
In strength training for pre-teens, the most important issue
is using the proper techniques. Our certified trainers are
knowledgeable in exercising for lean muscles and using
bodyweight exercises like crunches, squats and jumps to build
strength. Trainers will introduce age-appropriate equipment like
IntroFit Kettlebells, resistance bands, glider disks, hand weights,
stability balls and more. But the key to youth fitness is fun, so we
will include games, challenges, races and lots of music!
Week 4, June 26-30: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon)
Youth Sports Conditioning (Kerasotes)
Calling all athletes! Want to increase your speed, strength,
coordination, agility and overall fitness level? This camp is the one
for you. Take endurance and strength to a new level.
Sport conditioning helps reduce injuries and gives
athletes a foundation to handle joint and muscle stress.
Week 3, June 19-23: 10-14 yrs. (1-4 p.m.)
Week 6, July 10-14: 10-14 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon)
Andre Iguodala Basketball Camp (Downtown)
Players will learn the fundamentals of basketball from the best coaches. Passing, dribbling, shooting. Contests will be held during this fun, exciting yet competitive camp.
Week 4, June 26-28 (Mon.-Wed.): 8-12 yrs. (8 a.m.- Noon)
Members, $100 or Public, $150
Youth Fitness Contact
Cindy Kropid, 217.679.0920, or
Megan Hart, 217.544.9846
Sports Camps: Jaime Godina,
Fees: Members, $70/week or Public, $90/week
Gymnastics Camp (Full Day): Members, $120/week or