Winter Break Activities

School’s out for Winter Break and let’s face it, we’re going to need to find some activities to burn off some of their energy and avoid cabin fever. 


Open Gym | December 26-30 | 10:15-11:30 a.m. & 1-2:15 p.m. | Cost: $7 per child

Come practice your gymnastics skills or jump in the foam pits.


Open Swim | December 26-29 | 12:30-3 p.m. | $3 per swimmer 

Bring your swimsuit, towel, and be ready for some fun! Children under 5 must have a parent in the water with them. All families must have a parent on the pool deck. Call 847.854.1300 to sign up.


Open Gym | Weekdays | 12-1 p.m. | $4 member/$5 non-member

Children warm up with music and free time playing. All participants must have a signed waiver. For ages walking-6 years.


Kids’ Recess | December 27 | 12-3 p.m. | Cost: $21 member/$30 community 

Kids ages 4-11 can still have all the fun of “indoor recess” over winter break! With over an hour of athletic activities, a pizza lunch and a swim in the indoor pool, it’s an afternoon that can’t be beat! Crystal Lake location.

Winter Break Camp | December 26-30 & January 2-3 | Cost: $40/$60 member/$55-75 community 

Kids ages 4-12 will participate in team sports, swimming and structured games and crafts. Pick-up in KidZone, extended time is available for an additional $5/30min./child. Kids must bring a sack lunch; a healthy afternoon snack will be provided. Full Day: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or Half Day: 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Huntley location. 

Yoga Swim Camp | December 29 | 12-3 p.m. | Cost: $21 member/$30 community 

Treat your child to an afternoon that’s equally active as it is “Zen.” Kids ages 4-12 will swim at our indoor pool and take a yoga class taught by our certified Yoga Instructor! Crystal Lake location.


Open Play | December 27-30 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cost: $10 for all day play 

Kids can explore different sensory experiences throughout the play space.


STEMtastic Winter Break Camp | December 27-30 | 12:00  – 2:00 p.m. | Cost: $45
Join NC instructors as we explore the science of STEM through hands-on activities. A new topic will be discovered each day. Ages 8-13


Kids Bowling | Weekday mornings | 10 am to Noon | Cost: $3 per hour + $3 shoe rental

Kids bowl for $3 per hour with a $3 shoe rental and parents bowl free! Please limit four kids per adult. For kids 12 and under.


Open Jump | December 26-30 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.*  | $8 per child

Jumpers must be 34 inches or taller. Signed waiver and socks are required to play. *Tuesday and Thursday ends at 1 p.m.

Snapology Camp | December 27 & 29 | 1-4 p.m. | $25 per child

Camp is geared towards kids ages 4-12. Jumpers must be 34 inches or taller. Signed waiver and socks are required to play.


Ice Skating | Weekdays | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Cost: $12 with skate rental, $8 without skate rental, $8 for children under 3 

Lace up your skates & perfect your figure 8’s, the Arboretum on Ice skating season is here.


School Days Out | December 26th -30th & January 2nd | 6:30 a.m-6 p.m. | Cost: $40 per day per child member/$55 per day per child non-member

Your child will enjoy arts & crafts, swimming, games, sports, and more! Field Trip to Rockin’ Jump in Buffalo Grove on Tuesday, December 29th. These trips are included in the price of the program.Your child must bring: lunch, swimsuit, towel, water bottle, and a snack. This program is offered for children in K-5th grades. Please remember that all participants must have an emergency information packet on file at the Y to participate in this program. Packets are available at the front desk or online. For more information, contact Nikki Seemayer at 815.526.1679 or

Hopefully these activities will keep the kids from yelling they’re bored {even with the new toys they JUST got}. Have a wonderful break!

One note-we do encourage you to use the links we provide to confirm event details.

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