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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 is 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 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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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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Healthy Kids Day® is April 25th!

On Saturday, April 25, the Y is celebrating the Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will include fun active play and educational activities to keep kids moving and learning, in order to maintain healthy habits and academic skills to achieve goals and reach their full potential.

For nearly 30 years Healthy Kids Day has celebrated kids’ health and continues to teach healthy habits for kids and families, encourage active play and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity.

Here at the Kankakee Area YMCA, we will be celebrating this FREE community event with kids' activities, various vendors from the community, a youth triathlon, summer camp sign ups, and more! We look forward to seeing you here to take part of this wonderful event. Call or visit the Welcome Center for more information about Healthy Kids Day 2020.

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!

Early Bird registration is available now until the end of March! 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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