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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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Summer Day Camp

We can’t wait to spend the summer with your child! The YMCA summer camp is like no other — with a focus on relationships, achievement and belonging! Your child will make new friends, be active and healthy, learn new skills, and above all, have fun.

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We missed you! It’s been hard to be away from the people we care about but thank you for persevering and doing your part to stay safe and stop the spread of coronavirus.

According to state and local guidelines, the Kankakee Area YMCA will be able to partially reopen our facility on June 1st, 2020. The way we’ll interact with each other will be different, but at the Y, you’ll always be able to connect with people, improve your health and wellness, nurture your children’s potential and help strengthen our community.

In order to limit the amount of people in all open area of our building, we will be requiring prior registration to workout in the Wellness Center, take outdoor fitness classes, play pickleball or racquetball, or play basketball in the gym. Please visit the "Appointment Scheduler" page on our website through the button to the left to sign up for your time slots.

Spots are limited, and you may only sign up for one spot per day and up to three per week. If you are experiencing any issues or would like to make changes to an appointment, please call 815-933-1741.

Thank you for your patience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Y!

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

Winter Session I (Jan. 6 - Feb. 22)
Registration Opens:
Members – Dec. 9
Prospective Members – Dec. 16

Winter Session II (Feb. 24 - April 11)
Registration Opens:
Members – Feb. 3
Prospective Members – Feb. 10

Spring Session (April 13 - May 30)
Registration Opens:
Members – March 23
Prospective Members – March 30

SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMP TODAY!

Registration is available now! Register today for Camp Discover, Specialty Camps, and our brand new Camp Shhh...

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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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