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   Welcome to the Y. We're an inclusive organization of men, women and children
   joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids,
   promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.


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Family Special Events



Bring the whole family for our free family special events each month this fall and winter. There will be plenty of games and activities for everyone to do. Whether it’s trying out a new game, building your own boat, or celebrating the holidays it can all be done right here at the Y!

Family Game Day 

Try out some sports that you may have never heard of before like Gaga, BBG, and Pillow Polo.
Saturday, September 14th 10:00am-12:00pm 

Halloween Party 

Put on your costume and enjoy a haunted house, carnival games, costume contest, spooky boat ride and more! Friday,
October 25th 6:30pm-8:30pm 

Build a Boat Race 

We will provide the duct tape and plastic, you bring cardboard, milk jugs, or whatever else will help you float your boat.
Friday, November 15th 6:30pm-8:00pm 

Christmas Crafts 

Join us for some holiday cheer as we make a craft for your home while listening to some Christmas tunes and drinking hot chocolate. 
Friday, December 13th 5:30pm-6:30pm 

All events are open to members only and are free to attend


The Value of Membership

Your YMCA membership is valuable.  While the economy is in turmoil, the YMCA is a place where members find stress relief, fellowship, networking, and family time through programs and services like yoga, cardio kikboxing, running groups, free child watch (babysitting while you workout1) volunteer opportunities and sports leagues.
Your membership also entitles you to the following discounts and savings:

  • Get lower member rates on YMCA family programs like sports, swimming, dance, and Day Camp.
  • One of our most important member benefits involves simply telling your friends about the YMCA! When they join, you receive a month free!
  • No Contracts. Financial Assistance Available.


It All Starts With YOU

The Kankakee Area YMCA is committed to helping people in the community stay healthy. There is no better time to invest in your health!
Strong Kids.  Strong Families.  Strong Communities. It all starts with YOU!
13 Reasons to be at the Kankakee Area YMCA!

  • Free Personal Training - An Annual Savings of $2,600!
  • Free Group Cyling Classes
  • Free Land & Water Aerobics Classes
  • Free Child Watch (Babysitting while you workout)
  • No contracts
  • Family atmosphere
  • Free Family Fun Events
  • Members save on programs
  • The Y is for ALL! (We turn no one away because of inability to pay
  • Two indoor pools
  • Stress Relief
  • State-of-the-art workout equipment
  • The YMCA has been serving the community since 1894 and is HERE FOR GOOD!


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The mission of the Kankakee Area YMCA is: "to put Christian principles into practice through programs building healthy spirit, mind, and body for all."

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For Youth Development

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. We offer activies and programs in:

For Healthy Living

Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. The Y wants you to live healthy. Get started, intensify your workout, eat smart and find life balance. Let us help you today! Connect with friends new and old to get fit and engage in friendly competition.

  • Family Fun Nights
  • AquaEX
  • Active Older Adults
  • Adult Sport Leagues
  • Fitness Assessments 
  • Zumba In and Out of the Pool

For Social Responsibility

We are a powerful ally and advocate for our communities. Our experience and strong relationships in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation mean that we are able to organize grassroots efforts and influence public policy around a range of social issues including child welfare, education and public health.

The Y is you - the generosity of others is at the core of our existence. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to give back to the communities we serve.

  • Giving
  • Volunteerism
  • Social Services
  • Global Services
  • Advocacy