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Membership

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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Childcare

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

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Teens

The Y’s teen programs and activities provide opportunities for youth to realize who they are and what they are capable of achieving, all while making friends and memories along the way.

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Active Older Adults

Age is just a number! It is never too late to start getting involved in YMCA activities. 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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Aquatics

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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Sports

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 YMCA offers 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, cycling, yoga and more.

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Before & After School

In response to the worldwide pandemic, the Y pivoted to provide childcare for essential workers in our area. Now that school has started, we are offering before and after school care at multiple school sites and remote learning at the Y.

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New indoor fitness classes, sports programs, aquatics, and more!

 

We are so happy to welcome you back to the Y! We are continuing to keep our facilities clean and safe for our members. You will notice that we are now offering more opportunities around the Y for our members in compliance with the guidelines presented by the state of Illinois. These include the reopening of our pools, starting of youth sports programs, offering more fitness class options, and reopening of our Kids' Fit Zone and Child Watch.

 

With all these changes, we want to assure you that we are taking all precautions necessary to keep everyone healthy and safe. Our hours for the Kids' Fit Zone and Child Watch are adjusted to keep spaces sanitary, our pools are cleaned regularly, our sports programs are implementing strategies to keep all participants healthy, our classes will be monitored, and high-touch spaces will be cleaned reularly. We will continue to strive for excellence in how we keep our facilities clean and healthy. Because we are the Y!

 

According to the governor's guidelines, we are no longer requiring registration for many areas in the Y. The only areas that still require prior registration are the following: Group Fitness classes (aerobics studio, group cycling, and aquatic), Child Watch, Kids' Fit Zone, and Pickleball. Please click the blue button to register for any of these areas.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR REOPENING GUIDELINES OR TO REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

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Welcome to Kankakee Area YMCA

We Are the Y!

Here at the Y, we have something to offer for everyone from kids to seniors. Stop by the Y to start your membership or sign up for programs today!

Session Dates

Fall I (Aug. 31st - Oct. 17th)
Registration Opens:
Members – Aug. 17th
Prospective Members – Aug. 24th

Fall II (Oct. 19th - Dec. 12)
Registration Opens:
Members – Sept. 28th
Prospective Members – Oct. 5th

SIGN UP FOR BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL NOW!

We are offering before and after school childcare at Kankakee and Bourbonnais School District sites along with remote learning at the Y.

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Our Services

Preschool

Preschool

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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Aquatics

Aquatics

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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