Membership & Rates

The Kankakee Area YMCA offers Health and Fitness Programs, Free Classes, Free Babysitting, Youth Sports and more...Join the Y Today!

More than just a gym, a pool, or a place for fitness; YMCA members experience a sense of belonging that can't be found anywhere else!  Our location gives our friends and neighbors across Kankakee County many ways to take care of their health through our growing programs and services.  Here are just a few of the benefits of membership:

What You Can Expect As A Member

  • You will be warmly welcomed and treated respectfully at all times
  • You will feel safe and well-cared for while in the Y
  • The Y’s grounds, building and equipment will be clean and safe
  • Y staff will personify the Y’s mission and “walk the talk”
  • You will be the main priority of professional, well-trained and friendly staff Y staff will be visible and readily available to you
  • Your opinions are welcome, and your inquiries will be addressed in a timely manner. Information regarding programs and services will be accurate and up to date
  • You will belong to a cause-driven, well managed and progressive organization 

Quality Programs

Members receive special rates on day camp and other programs for children.  We also provide quality child care while you’re working out or participating in other YMCA activities.

Swimming and Water Activities

Our faciliy has two indoor pools.  There’s time for recreational swim and water aerobic activities.  Certified lifeguards staff our pools, and our swim lessons are taught by trained instructors.

Wellness and Fitness Classes

With your membership, you can choose from many exercise classes geared toward the beginner to the fitness enthusiast.  Our YMCA offers traditional aerobics, sculpt, yoga, pilates, and many other group exercise classes all taught in a fun, welcoming environment.

Strength and Cardio Equipment

Our YMCA has a variety of strength and cardio equipment for members.  Whether you prefer running on a treadmill, cycling beside a friend, reading while on an elliptical trainer, lifting free weights or using strength training equipment, you can do it at the YMCA.

Fitness Assessments and Personal Training

Our health and wellness staff, along with certified personal trainers, are available to help you design a fitness program that meets your individual needs.   


Our YMCA is a membership organization open to all people.  The YMCA welcomes women and men, girls and boys of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities and financial circumstances.  Programs embrace diversity, reflecting the needs and composition of the communiy we serve.

In addtion to the aformentioned benefits, we also offer:

  • Free orientation to our Wellness Center. Sign up at the Welcome Center. 
    •  Fitness Orientation - During this appointment, our fitness counselor will introduce you to our Wellness Center and explain the proper use of the equipment. 
    •  Fitness Assessment - What a great way to start your fitness program. You don’t know where you are going unless you know where you are. A fitness evaluation encompasses: blood pressure, body fat analysis, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardiovascular fitness.    
  • Free Personal Training (1 Hour / Wk per Member!).  A savings of $50/session!  A value of $2,600/year!
  • Free Aerobics Classes (land and water) 
  • Free Group Cycling Classes 
  • Free Child Watch – babysitting while you workout! (2 hours per day, per child.  Child must be a member.) 
  • Free Family Fun Nights 
  • Free open swim for adults and families 
  • Free open gym time
  • Memership Credit when you refer a friend. 
  • Reduced member rates for classes and programs 
  • Priority program registration and the ease of online registration 
  • YMCA Character Values – not only do you get a good value, you get good values 
  • AWAY (Always Welcome at YMCAs) privileges - Access to approximately 2,700 YMCAs nationwide 
  • No Contracts! 

Corporate Membership

Companies in the Kankakee County area have partnered with the YMCA to improve their employees' health and overall quality of life. The YMCA works with companies within their communities to determine the needs of employees and their families. Together, we are strengthening our communities.

For more information regarding these partnerships or to get your company involved, contact Brittaney Beck, Membership Director at (815)933-1741 extension 235.

Financial Assistance

No one is turned away from the Kankakee Area YMCA because of an inability to pay. Financial scholarships are available thanks to the generous support of those who give to our annual Strong Kids Campaign. Click here for more information on financial assistance.

Sexual Offender Background Check Policy

The mission of the Kankakee Area YMCA is to help build strong kids, families, and communities. Our ability to provide a safe and threat-free environment is important to this effort. For this reason, the YMCA monitors the sexual offender registry. Persons on the list will not be eligible for YMCA membership, program participation, volunteer or employment opportunities at the Kankakee Area YMCA.

Locker Rental

Lockers are available for rent on a monthly basis.  Stop by the Member Service Desk or call for more information.

RATES (effective 01/01/2024)
 FAMILY **  $76  $90  $912
FAMILY CHILD CARE ***  $38  $0  $456
 ADULT (Ages 26+)  $57  $65  $684
 YOUNG ADULT (Ages 14-25)  $30  $25  $360

** Any 2 adults living in the same household and their dependent children under 26 years of age

**Please note: When signing up online your first payment will be pro-rated, scheduled payments after your initial pro-rated payment will reflect the listed prices.

***Must have a child currently enrolled in a Kankakee YMCA Childcare Program (Y-Kids Before & After School Care, Summer Camp, Kankakee YMCA Child Care Center)

Click here to view membership rates

Click here to view the membership agreement


Click here to view our membership handbook