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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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Tier 3 COVID-19 mitigations in effect November 20th

 

The Y is happy to continue to serve our Kankakee community, and we thank you for your continued support. We are continuing to keep our facilities clean and safe for our members, and during these ever-changing times, the Y has pivoted to find ways to offer our services for the community.

 

On November 17th, the Illinois Governor announced new mitigations that have an effect on community facilities like our Y. As the safety and well-being of our members, staff, and volunteers is our highest priority, we have had to make some minor changes in the way we are operating.

 

Starting Friday, November 20th, reservations are required to visit the Y, lap swim in pools will continue, and group fitness and sports will both be paused. Please take a moment to visit our COVID-19 update page to see the full list of changes.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR UPDATED 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 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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