A membership with us allows you to invest into our community. We look forward to serving you! At the Y, we’re so much more than a gym.

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Through the Y’s activities for kids and teens, our youths are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

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We're the YMCA. Meeting the needs of children, strengthening families and building strong communities have always been, and remain, central to the YMCA mission.

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Active Older Adults

Age is just a number! It is never too late to start exercising. Active Older Adults (AOA) at the YMCA experience a strong sense of belonging and create a network of friends who provide support for sustained health and well-being.

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The YMCA is the nationwide leader in helping people of all ages feel safe in the water. Each year, the Kankakee Area YMCA teaches thousands of children and adults to swim and certifies a large percentage of area lifeguards. From swim lessons to birthday pool parties to swim team, you'll find water fun at the Y.

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The Y offers an array of exciting sports programs - whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes with learning a new sport, building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, or learning new skills, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole athlete, inside and out.

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Healthy Living

Our YMCAs offer a wide variety of group fitness classes for almost every ability and interest. You'll find low-impact and beginner classes, cardio fitness, dance, Pilates, cycle and Yoga and more.

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Family Life

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Spend the holidays with the Oak Ridge Boys!

Join the Kankakee Area YMCA as we travel first to Harrah's Casino in Joliet for food and fun, followed by an evening and laughter with the legendary Oak Ridge Boys at Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre.

Departure from YMCA: 12:00 PM
Anticipated return time: 10:30 PM

Sunday, December 22nd
Cost: $150 per person ($55 non-refundable* deposit)
Deadline to register/payment due in full: December 6th
Includes: Transportation, Dinner, and Concert
*Deposit refunded if YMCA cancels
Register by clicking on the link below or call 815-933-1741

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Welcome to Kankakee Area YMCA

HEPA: Inspiring a Movement

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) teaches children how to make healthy food choices and to enjoy physical activity, contributing to their social and physical development.

Session Dates

Fall Session I (Sept. 3 - Oct. 19)
Registration Opens:
Members – Aug. 12
Prospective Members – Aug. 19

Fall Session II (Oct. 21 - Dec. 14)
Registration Opens:
Members – Sept. 30
Prospective Members – Oct. 7


Our trainers come from diverse backgrounds and have a wide range of experience and expertise. 

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Our Services



The PNC Grow Up Great Preschool provides an enriching, nurturing environment that fosters learning and social development for the most important preschool years.

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Each year, the Kankakee Area YMCA teaches thousands of children and adults to swim and certifies a large percentage of area lifeguards.

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Before & After School

Before & After School

Y Kids School Aged Child Care (SACC) is a before and after school aged child care program designed to meet the needs of children with working parents. SACC is designed to help develop children to their fullest potential, to support and strengthen the family unit, and to provide an environment of safety, support and care.

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Community Partners