The YMCA Homeschool Program is taught by our trained staff and includes a variety of youth programming for children who are home schooled; including swim lessons and sports, and is made available at times most convenient for homeschoolers. Homeschool program participants will improve their strength, endurance, coordination, balance, and energy levels with age-appropriate activities, sports, and games.

This program is offered in eight-week sessions at our Mattoon facility. The class will be split into two 45-minute sections, which includes time to change clothes into the proper attire. We encourage the parents and/or caregivers to work out and attend fitness classes within our facility while their children participate in our homeschool program. Children must be 5 years of age by September 5, 2023 to enroll. Program participants will be divided into two or three smaller age or ability-based groups, as needed. Space is limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Meeting Times

  • Wednesdays from 10-11:45 a.m.


  • $45/member or $55/non-member per session

Fall Session 1

Fall Session 2
10/25/2023- 12/13/2023

Spring Session 1

Spring Session 2

The Membership for All program is available for any family and/or individual demonstrating a need for assistance with membership and program fees.

For more information about our Homeschool Program, please contact Alex Carie at (217) 234-9494 or