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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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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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Childcare

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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Camp Discover

When kids experience YMCA Summer Day Camp, they experience something new every day… like the power of a positive mentor, the confidence that comes from trying (and succeeding), and the importance of healthy, long-lasting friendships.

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School Age Care

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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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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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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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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Registration for Before & After School Child Care is now open!

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. Your child can participate in structured homework help & tutoring, age appropriate games, arts & crafts, social interaction, activities to get them moving, and time for rest. After school activities may include outdoor play. Nutritious snacks are also provided daily. Our qualified staff is trained in CPR, AED, first aid and child abuse prevention.

Visit the Kankakee Area YMCA Welcome Center to register. State funding is available through CCR&R, and we offer financial assistance for those who don't qualify.

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Welcome to Kankakee Area YMCA

Kankakee Area YMCA - Y Splash

Splash water safety program for second grade students at Mark Twain Elementary School in Kankakee. Sponsored by Peoples Bank and held at the Kankakee Area YMCA

Session Dates

Summer Session I (June 10-July 13)
Registration Opens:
Members – May 20
Prospective Members – May 27

Summer Session II (July 15-August 17)
Registration Opens:
Members – July 1
Prospective Members – July 8

REACH YOUR GOALS! - PERSONAL TRAINING!

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

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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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2019 Annual Campaign Dinner

2019 Annual Campaign Dinner

Each year we host a silent auction at our Annual Celebration.  This event will be held on September 24, 2019.  We realize that we can make a big difference in the lives of the children in our community when we work together.

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Community Partners