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Illinois Valley YMCA

ALL PROGRAMS

FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT​

CHILD CARE

The child watch area is open and supervised free of cost to all YMCA members and class participants. Youngsters are allowed to stay up to ONE HOUR per day while parents are on the YMCA premises and using YMCA facilities. Children must be at least 6 month old.

Child Watch Hours:
Monday
& Wednesday: 8am-1pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8am-12pm
Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am-11:30am
MONDAY-THURSDAY: 4-7pm

For additional information, visit the Child Care page.

The Illinois Valley Y Before and After-School Care (BASC) programs serve our area families by supplying a safe and entertaining place for children to focus on social growth and academic enhancement while parents have the freedom to work or study. These programs provide children with options to explore and develop their interests and talents, and allow parents the comfort of knowing that their children’s needs are well cared for by highly qualified, CPR and First Aid-certified staff.

For additional information, visit the Child Care page.

The IL Valley YMCA offers child care services in partnership with IL Valley Community College. The child watch area is open and supervised FREE of cost to all students. Ages 3 and up. 7:45am-2pm.  

• Children checked in at the door.
• Students must remain at IVCC.
• 2 staff members on duty.
• No reservations required.

Monday-Friday (fall/winter semesters)          **Hours are subject to change without notice. Contact [email protected] or more details.

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

Illinois Valley YMCA Preschool Programs

Your tiny tyke will love these classes! Warm, caring, patient teachers will promote growth in all areas.

Caring teachers lead a class – just for 2 year olds – that is filled with fun and socialization. Activities are designed to satisfy curiosity and to help develop fine and gross motor skills.

It is not necessary to be toilet trained; however, we do not change diapers.

For additional information, visit the Education & Child Care page.

Y Preschool is a complete program with experienced teachers and extras like tumbling, swimming and gym time. This class offers just what your 3-4 year old needs – a class that provides readiness skills such as color/shape recognition, counting, an introduction to the alphabet and fine & gross motor skills implemented through age-appropriate activities.

For additional information, visit the Education & Child Care page.

SWIM, SPORTS & PLAY

Competitive Swimming & Sports

Winning means different things to different people. To some, it’s bringing home the blue ribbon or the gold metal. To us, it is many things, like learning to do a good flip turn, learning to do a start off the blocks, swimming better and faster when the race is over no matter how you performed that day. 

It is our goal that during your time on the ILVY Dolphin Swim Team you will not only learn more about swimming and all that is involved, but you will also learn more about yourself. Swimming is not just a sport, it is a learning experience.

For more information, visit the Dolphin Swim Team page or the Swim Team website.

Winning means different things to different people. To some, it’s bringing home the blue ribbon or the gold metal. To us, it is many things, like learning to do a good flip turn, learning to do a start off the blocks, swimming better and faster when the race is over no matter how you performed that day. 

It is our goal that during your time on the ILVY Dolphin Swim Team you will not only learn more about swimming and all that is involved, but you will also learn more about yourself. Swimming is not just a sport, it is a learning experience.

For additional information, visit the Tumbling page.

Tae Kwon Do teaches self defense as well as improving self confidence, discipline, coordination, physical and mental capabilities. Through Tae Kwon Do, students learn to become leaders, not followers, and they develop the ”yes, I can” attitude when facing daily challenges at home, school, work and life.

The Illinois Valley YMCA’s Tae Kwon Do is a branch school of the Won Jung Martial Arts Association of Rockford. Amber Sessler is the instructor. White, Yellow belts & children 6-12, Purple belt and above & children and all ranks of Adults 13 and up.

For additional information, visit the Tae Kwon Do page.

Pedagogy Jiu Jitsu, believes in building skill, confidence, focus, fitness, strength, and flexibility through the practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, and judo. Our classes are designed to be engaging, challenging, and fun for all ages, whether you are a beginner or an experienced practitioner. Join us on the mat and discover the benefits of Pedagogy Jiu Jitsu!

Kids BJJ Classes: Ages 5-14

Tuesday (No Gi) 5pm-6pm
Thursday (Gi) 5pm-6pm
Saturday (No Gi) 11am-12pm

Youth Y-Members: $60 per month
Youth Non-Y Members: $80 per month

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Adult BJJ Classes: Ages 15+

Tuesday (No Gi) 6:30pm-8pm
Thursday (Gi) 6:30pm-8pm
Saturday (No Gi) 12:30pm-2pm

Adult Y-Members: $70 per month
Adult Non-Y  Members: $90 per month

Family Discount: If one family member is signed up, the next family member receives $20 off.

DROP-IN FEE IS $15 PER CLASS
**For additional information, please visit  www.pedagogyjiujitsu.com 

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Youth Sports & Programs

These activities will help introduce kids to a variety of sports, including basketball, t-ball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, football, and may more!

The YMCA Youth Sports programs help children of all ages grow personally, while developing leadership skills and cultivating healthy relationships in a fun and safe environment.

For more information, visit the Youth Sports Page

This program is designed to help 3-6 year old children develop very basic skills for basketball and help set them up for more advanced lessons as they get older.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Preschool / 3-6 years

Thursdays 5:00-5:45pm | April 18th-May 29th. Classes will take place one time per week in the green gym.

Y Member Registration Opens: April 1st        Non-Y Member Registration Opens: April 8th

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Sunday, April 14th

Y-Members: $45 | Non-Y Members: $68

Designed to help boys & girls ages 3-6 to learn a variety of skills and drills of soccer with IVCC Girls’ Soccer Player Coaching. We plan on getting the basics down then having them play small games while meeting new friends shin guards are required and ball will be provided. Staffed by YMCA employees. Sessions will be held on Tuesday May 21st-July 2nd from 5-5:45pm. Parents help welcomed, tentatively at Rotary Park, LaSalle.

Sessions will be held on Tuesday May 21st– July2nd.

Saturdays from 5:00-5:45PM at Rotary Park, LaSalle.
For Boys & Girls: Ages 3-6 yrs. old.

PROGRAM FEE: Y-Members: $45 | Non-Y Members: $68

Designed to help boys & girls ages 4-6 to learn a variety of skills and drills for T-ball, including 30 minutes of game-like simulation, while meeting new friends (your own gloves are required). Staffed by YMCA Employees. Sessions will be held on Mondays June 3- July 1 from 5-5:45pm. Parents help welcomed, at Baker Lake, Peru.

Mondays from 5:00-5:45PM at Baker Lake.
For Boys & Girls: Ages 3-6 yrs. old.

PROGRAM FEE: Y-Members: $35 | Non-Y Members: $55

Y-Member Registration Opens: April 29th.

Non-Y Member Registration Opens: May 5th.

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Sunday, June 2nd

**(Not Being Held on July 4th)

Designed to help boys & girls ages 4-6 to learn a variety of skills and drills like baseball, including game-like simulation, while meeting new friends. Staffed by YMCA Employees. Sessions will be decided at a later date.

Time and Day TBD Location TBD
For Boys & Girls: Ages 5-12 and 13-18 yrs. old.

PROGRAM FEE: Y-Members: $45 | Non-Y Members: $68

Y Member Registration Opens: TBD

Non-Y Member Registration Opens: TBD

REGISTRATION CLOSES:  TBD

Boys & Girls will develop skills including dribbling, shooting, passing, and rebounding. The Youth Basketball League at the YMCA combines team play and individual skills in a fun and supportive environment. At the YMCA, everybody plays and everybody wins!

AGE/GRADE REQUIREMENTS:

5-11 YEARS – K-5th GRADE

SEASON ENDING TOURNAMENT for 4th-5th GRADERS ….

March 16th | 8:30am-3:30pm

For more information, visit the Youth Basketball League Page

 Our YMCA Youth Flag Football League partners with NFL Flag. Boys & Girls will develop skills for Catching, Passing, Route Running, and Blocking.

This unique opportunity combines team play and individual skills in a fun and supportive environment.

League Information:

Co-Ed Grade Divisions K-2nd | 3rd- 4th | 5th-6th Ages 5-12 years old

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED!

For more information, visit the YMCA Youth Flag Football League Page

Designed to help boys & girls ages 6-12 to play with nerf guns learn a variety of games team building and friendship. The games include capture the flag, freeze tag, hunters, and humans vs. zombies. Staffed by YMCA Employees. Sessions will be held on Friday’s April 22nd, May 24th, June 21st, July 26th, August 23rd, September 13th, October 18th, November 15th and December 13th Days may vary.

Saturdays from 5:30-7:30PM in our GREEN GYM
For Boys & Girls: Ages 6-12 yrs. old.

PROGRAM FEE: Y-Members: $5 | Non-Y Members: $10

Y Member and Non- Y Member Registration Opens: 1 month prior 

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Day of the program

BLASTER REQUIREMENTS:
*No foam melee weapons.
*Must fire a standard nerf dart.

Contact [email protected] with questions. Register Online bit.ly/3RPbwhb

This program is designed to help boys & girls ages 6-12 to play Dodgeball learn a variety of games, team building and friendship. The games include Team vs team, freeze tag, and humans vs. zombies. Staffed by YMCA Employees. Sessions will be held on Friday’s, May 17th, June 14th, July 19th, August 16th, and September 20th Days may vary.

Saturdays from 5:30-7:30PM in our GREEN GYM
For Boys & Girls: Grade 3rd-8th grade.

PROGRAM FEE: Y-Members: $5 | Non-Y Members: $10

Y Member and Non- Y Member Registration Opens: 1 month prior

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Day of the program

Contact [email protected] for questions or  more information.

This program is designed to help boys & girls ages 6-13 to learn a variety of skills and techniques about golf. Including a 9-hole course set up like an actual golf course we use a whiffle ball and plastic golf clubs for equipment. While keeping score and meeting new friends. Staffed by YMCA Employees. Sessions will be held on Wednesday May 22nd-July 3rd. You can bring your own clubs if you’d like.

Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:30pm at McKinley Park.
For Boys & Girls: Ages 6-10 yrs. old.

PROGRAM FEE: Y-Members: $45 | Non-Y Members: $68

Y Member Registration Opens: April 29th

Non-Y Member Registration Opens: May 6th.

REGISTRATION CLOSES:  Sunday, May 19th

This program is designed to help boys & girls ages 9-18 to learn a variety of skills and techniques about pickleball. Including games against one another for equipment, we recommend bringing your own paddle, we have a select few if unable to. Staffed by YMCA Employees. Sessions will be held on Thursday June 13th-July 18th excluding July 4th.

Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:15pm for 4-8th graders

Tuesdays from-6:30pm-7:45pm for 9-12th graders

For Boys & Girls: Ages 9-18 yrs. old.

PROGRAM FEE: Y-Members: $45 | Non-Y Members: $68

Y Member Registration Opens: April 29th

Non-Y Member Registration Opens: May 6th

REGISTRATION CLOSES:  Sunday, June 9th

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6:00-7:30pm
DATES: March 12th-March28th

*Class includes six sessions at 1.5 hours
**Capacity of 12 participants

Y-Members: $70 | Non-Y Members: $105
Registration Due by: MARCH 10th

For more information call Brandon Schroeder at 815.223.7904 Ext. 021

SUPER SMASH BROS. Ultimate League

Players will challenge each other to 1v1 games on the Nintendo Switch leading up to a final seeded bracket tournament with prize on the week.

SESSION 1

Ages: 8-17yrs. old| Time: 5:30-6:30PM

Monday’s May 20th – July 8th

Excluding May 27th (Memorial Day)

Y-Members: $45.00| Non-Y Members: $68.00

Y Member Registration Opens: April 29th 

| Non-Y Member Registration Opens: May 6th.

REGISTRATION CLOSES: May 19th

Compete against other gamers in our e-sports league! Players will challenge one another on a Nintendo Switch each week. A final seeded bracket tournament with prizes will take place the final week.

SESSION 1 DATES TBD

Ages: 8-17yrs. old Time: 5:30-6:30PM

Y Members: $45.00 | Non-Y Members: $68.00

Y Member Registration Opens: TBD

 | Non-Y Member Registration Opens: TBD

REGISTRATION CLOSES: TBD

Designed to help boys & girls ages 5-18 to learn a variety of skills and drills for Floor Hockey, including game-like simulation, while meeting new friends. Staffed by YMCA Employees. Session Date TBD

Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30pm and 6:30-8pm
For Boys & Girls: Ages 5-12 and 13-18 yrs. old.

PROGRAM FEE: Y-Members: $35 | Non-Y Members: $45

REGISTRATION CLOSES: TBD

RUNS IN MARCH of 2025

Registration Opens: TBD
Team Fee: $TBD if ALL players are Y-Members
Team Fee: $TBD if ANY are Non-Y Members

(schedule for the day is dependent on registration)

Rosters of 3-5 Players | 10 Team Max Per Division

GRADE DIVISIONS: 3rd-4th Grade Co-Ed
5th-6th Grade Boys | 5th-6th Grade Girls
7th-8th Grade Boys | 7th-8th Grade Girls

Team Registration Sheets can be picked up & returned to the Front Desk by the Team Coaches.

Team Registration Sheets & Payments are Due by March TBD. **NO EXCEPTIONS.

Contact [email protected] for questions or more information.

Youth Swim

All ages – from infants to seniors – can learn to swim. Check out our class offerings to find one that fits your family’s needs.

For more information, visit the Swim Programs page or view the Illinois Valley YMCA Swim Lesson Brochure.

Youth Wellness

WELLNESS CENTER RULES

Must be 14 years of age to enter the Wellness Center. Ages 11-13 may be in the Wellness Center while next to a parent or guardian. 

**Blue Card Information Is Available At The Front Desk.**

Any child ages 11-13 can be in the Wellness Center unaccompanied with a BLUE CARD present & in visible sight. 

To obtain a BLUE CARD, you must receive your Wellness Center Training from one of the quality YMCA Personal Trainers.

To Complete the Blue Card Training you will need to study the Blue Card Study Sheet. After you review the study sheet and tour the Wellness Center there is a test, you must correctly answer 75% of the questions to receive your blue card.

How: Call the YMCA at 815-223-7904 to set up your appointment or check in at the Courtesy Counter.

Fee: Free to YMCA Members only

CLASS IS REQUIRED TO USE THE WELLNESS CENTER. 

Please Note: You must have blue card training and carry your blue card at all times when in the wellness center.

YMCA CAMPS

NEW SUMMER CAMPS AT THE IV YMCA

Discovery Camp (Half Day Ages 3-5)

Each week’s theme will revolve around our weekly activities…Arts & Crafts, Music & Movement, Outdoor & Sensory Play, and Cooking & Preschool Enrichment!

Dates: June 3rd-August 8th (Monday-Thursday)
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Swim Days: Thursdays 12:15 – 12:45pm

**Please Bring a Drink & Lunch Each Day
Cost: Members: Weekly $60 | Daily $20
Non-Members: Weekly $90 | Daily $30

Challenger Camp (Full Day 1st Grade-7th Grade)

Your child will have the opportunity to participate in an array of organized educational and recreational activities, all of which promote social skills, self-confidence, sportsmanship, character development, and healthy kids!

AGES: children 6yrs old-12yrs old 

Dates: June 3rd-August 9th (Monday-Friday)
Time: 7:00am-5:30 pm
Cost: Members: 5 Days/Week $165 (1 child) *Additional Child(ren) $145 | 3 Days/Week $130 (1 child) *Additional Child(ren) $120

Cost: Non-Members: 5 Days/Week $215 (1 child) *Additional Child(ren)$195 | 3 Days/Week $164 *Additional Child(ren) $145

DROP-IN/ONE DAY:
Y-Member: $50 | Non-Y Member: $60

NO CAMPS 4th of July (7/4/24)

Please note: Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Inquire at 815.223.7904

Find Out More

Spend your summers at the YMCA! Work alongside other teens to develop leadership skills through team building & hands-on experience.

Becoming a Jr. Camp Counselor is for kids who have demonstrated responsibility, maturity & an interest in learning how to take more of a leadership role. GRADES: 7th-8th

Throughout this summer program we will witness profound transformations, from camper to counselor, as these kids gain confidence & independence.

STEPS TO SIGN-UP:

  1. Complete Application
  2. Interview
  3. Parent Meeting/Register

Flexible hours beginning June ??, 2024

Offered Monday-Friday from 7:00am-5:30pm
**Includes T-shirt, name tag & snack

WEEKLY PRICE:
Members = $100
Non-Members = $150

For more information OR to apply contact our Youth Development Director, Maya Ahlstrom at 815.223.7903 ext. 035 / [email protected]

Pick-up an Application at the Front Desk or Apply Online.

CREATIVE ARTS WITH 4-H                        JUNE 2024 – TBD

Ages: 11-13 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Ages: 8-10 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-7 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Explore art mediums & projects each day in this engaging camp taught by the Illinois Extension of 4-H!

Y-Members $20 | Non-Y Members $30 Capacity of 20 participants per age group.

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STEM CAMP WITH 4-H | JULY 2024 – TBD
Ages: 11-13 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Ages: 8-10 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-7 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
 
Challenge your brain with science, technology, engineering and math projects and lessons taught by the Illinois Extension of 4-H!
 
Y-Members $20 | Non-Y Members $30
Capacity of 20 per age group.
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All camp registrations are now open online & at the front desk. Registration payments are due by the Friday prior to the start of each camp.
Keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for posts about each individual
specialty camp as they get closer to the start date!
 
Have questions? Contact [email protected]

FOR HEALTHY LIVING

YOUTH & FAMILY TIME

Youth & Family Events
Save the date for Healthy Kids Day®: April 2025 TBD

Healthy Kids Day® is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. For over 30 years, YMCAs and their communities hosted free community events aimed to inspire kids and families to keep their minds and bodies active throughout the summer months and beyond.

  • Free & Open to the Public
  • YMCA Goodie Bags for the first 100 kids
  • Program Booths: 10am-Noon
  • Musical Bingo: 11am-Noon
  • Waterpark Open Swim: 12-4pm

Our Annual Healthy Kids Day features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids, healthy families and a healthy start to the summer season!

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS

Join us once a month for a variety of themed events which will include: activities, crafts, snacks, pool time with open swim & the waterpark for your enjoyment!

Playground & Picnic

Date: 2024 TBD
Time: TBD
Ages: All Ages
Fee: Y-Members FREE | Non-Y Members $20 per family

Register online or at the front desk.

Boo Bash

Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2024
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Ages: All ages
Fee: FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

Flick-N-Float

Watch a movie floating on a raft in the lap pool! Bring your own raft or enjoy one of ours! The Water Park will be closed during the movie. 

Date: 2024 TBD
Time: TBD
Ages: All ages
Fee: Y-Members FREE | Non-Y Members $20 per family

Jingle Ball Family Dance

Bring your family for a night of dancing, memories and fun! With a festive theme to kick off the holiday season.

Date: 2024 TBD
Time: TBD
Ages: All ages
Fee: Y-Members $30 per family | Non-Y Members $40 per family

For more information on our Fall & Winter Events, contact [email protected]
~ OR ~ our Youth Development Director [email protected]

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS

Join us once a month for a variety of themed events which will include: activities, crafts, snacks, pool time with open swim & the waterpark for your enjoyment!

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Enjoy some free time while the kids hangout at the YMCA! Activities include.. sports, games, crafts, and pool time in the waterpark.

Date: 2024 TBD
Time: TBD
Ages: 5-12yrs. old
Fee: Y-Members $25 (1st child) Y-Member $20 each additional child (2nd+ child

Non-Y Members $38 (1st child)
Non-Y Member $33 each additional child (2nd+ child)

Back 2 School Splash 

Splash around in the pool at the YMCA before school starts! Swim, play games, and hang out with friends. .

Date: 2024 TBD
Time: TBD
Ages: All ages
Fee: Y-Members FREE | Non-Y Members $20 per family

Pumpkins in the Pool

Harvest mini pumpkins from the pool to decorate and take home. Watch The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown from a raft in the lap pool.  

Date: 2024 TBD
Time: TBD
Ages: All ages
Fee: Y Members FREE | Non-Y Members $20 per family

Turkey Trot Time

Trot around the pool for an adventurous night full of fun. Win gift certificates for a FREE Turkey from HyVee, along with other prizes! 

Date: 2024 TBD
Time: TBD
Ages: All ages
Fee: Y-Members FREE | Non-Y Members $20 per family

Stay Tuned for more information on our Spring & Summer Events!

HEALTH, WELL-BEING & FITNESS

Group Classes

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PARKINSON’S Rock Steady Boxing 101

Join our Rock Steady Boxing program that kicks off May 2023! These classes have proven that anyone, at any stage of Parkinson’s Disease, can delay the progression of their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life.

CLASS INFORMATION:

Class Times: 10:00 – 11:30am
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Monthly Prices: $25/Members & $50/Non-Members

Call and speak to Fitness Coordinator, Kelly Campbell at 815.223.7904 ext. 011 or email her at [email protected] to get registered.

PRINTABLE RSB PACKET

Visit the Rock Steady Boxing Page

What you get out of your personal training session

The YMCA can provide you with one on one personal training sessions designed to meet your personal fitness needs. Each session is a duration of one hour and appointments must be scheduled prior to the training session. Our certified personal training staff members can assist you to:

  • Provide a personal exercise program that is specifically designed to help you attain your goals
  • Instruct you on the importance of your individualized program and how it works with your body.
  • Provide safe exercise settings, encouragement and support
  • Help motivate you in staying with your program.
  • Construct revolutionary and innovative new teaching methods to meet your needs.

For more information, visit the Personal Training page.

How to Join

You can attend a class to try it out at any time. Once you decide to join the class, go to the courtesy counter to get signed up.

Benefits of joining a Group Fitness Class

  • Unlimited Classes
  • Updated Routines
  • Well Trained Staff
  • Free babysitting while you work out (Non-Members included)

For more information and a full listing of classes and schedules, visit the Group Exercise Classes page.

The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. The program offers physical activity, health education, and social events for Medicare-eligible and Group Retiree members, usually those age 65 or older, but, in some cases, those of any age deemed disabled and receiving Medicare.

Here at the Illinois Valley YMCA, If you are a member of a Medicare health plan or Medicare Supplement carrier that offers the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, you can enroll at no additional cost to you! If your health plan doesn’t offer SilverSneakers®, contact their member services and ask them when they are planning to provide it.

For more information, visit the SilverSneakers® page.

Water Walking is a great workout without the stress on your knees and back with regular walking.

Fee: Free/YMCA Members – Daily Fee/Non-YMCA Members

Age: 18 & Over

Times: Tuesday/Thursday: 9:30-11:00am

Monday/Wednesday: 6:00-7:00pm

All ages – from infants to seniors – can learn to swim. Check out our class offerings to find one that fits your family’s needs.

For more information, visit the Swim Programs page or view the Illinois Valley YMCA Swim Lesson Brochure.

Healthy Lifestyles

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS

Take advantage of the free opportunity to regularly monitor your blood pressure. Free screenings are available through IVCH and St. Margaret’s Hospitals at the YMCA. In addition, the YMCA has a computerized Health Monitor Center that measures blood pressure, located in the Wellness Center.

BODY COMPOSITION & FITNESS ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS

A true measure of leanness is your percentage of body fat – not the old height and weight charts. Complete computerized body composition analysis is a great way to check your success before, during, and after your workout.

Stop at the Front Desk to use the Biomeasure machine for just $1

Click to view the YMCA online video library

These videos will help you learn more about our equipment and proper exercising techniques.

We’ll be adding new videos over time, so check back periodically!

The Peru YMCA is a Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating pickup location.

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating provides meals designed for both health and convenience.

Meals are freshly prepared and delivered in sets of 12 meals (4 days of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners) or 9 meals (3 days of breakfasts lunches and dinners).

How to Order
Meals can be pre-ordered through seattlesutton.com or by calling 815-434-4484.

Order by 10am on Friday to receive meals on Monday.

Order by 9am on Tuesday to receive meals on Thursday.

Located on the south end of the front lobby, Seattle Sutton coolers hold pre-ordered meal sets with customers names for easy and quick pickup.

View plans and pricing at seattlesutton.com.

Warm Water Therapy Pool

The Illinois Valley YMCA Warm Water Therapy Pool has Warm Water Jets, Underwater Exercise Equipment, Safety Rails, and Easy Access in and out of the pool.

Our therapy is open
Monday-Friday
7-9A, 11:00A-1P, 4:30-7P (6P on Friday)

Saturday
10:00A-12:00P

Illinois Valley Y Wellness Center has outstanding health and fitness facilities and equipment.

  • Complete Life Fitness and Hammer Strength Exercise Circuits
  • New Lifecycles, Treadmills, and Cross Trainers
  • Over 150 different cardio and strength machines
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Separate and complete Free Weight room
  • Flat Screen Entertainment on Cardio Machines
  • 9 Personal Trainers
  • 12 Group Fitness Instructors

SPORTS & RECREATION

Adult Team Sports

This is a 5-on-5 full court competitive basketball league. Depending on number of teams signed up and levels of play, teams will be grouped into an A and B league. For more information call Brandon Schroeder at 815.223.7904 Ext. 021

Age: 18 and older

Wednesdays, May 15th-July 17th

Game Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
(No Games on July 3rd)

Registration Opens:
Y-Members: April 17th | Non-Y Members: May 1st
Registration Closes: Monday, May 6th

Fee: $400 per team + $10/non-Y member

*All Team Fees & Rosters are due at time of registration. **Registration form will be released TBD.

This intro class is designed for those who have never played pickleball and beginners up to level 20. Open to anyone ages 18 and older.

Instructed by Multiple Medal Winner Joe Majors

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6:00-7:30pm
DATES: March 12th-March28th

*Class includes six sessions at 1.5 hours
**Capacity of 12 participants

Y-Members: $70 | Non-Y Members: $105
Registration Due by: MARCH 10th

For more information call Brandon Schroeder at 815.223.7904 Ext. 021

League Information:
Games Between 5:30 & 8:30pm in the Green Gym on Wednesday Evenings.

SEASON RUNS: March 13th-May 8th
Teams of 6-12 Players | Age 18 and older

**All teams are required to have 2 female players on the court.

Registration Information:
Captains can register their team information at the front desk.

Y-Members Registration Opens: February 12th
Non-Y Members Registration Opens: February 19th
REGISTRATION ENDS: Wednesday, MARCH 6th

*Players must pay individually in person at the front desk or online. **PAYMENT IS DUE BY THE FIRST GAME.

Y-Member Fee: $35
Non-Y Member Fee: $45

For more information call Brandon Schroeder at 815.223.7904 Ext. 021

Adult Sports

The main gym is reserved for adults, full court basketball on specific days and times.

Age: 18 and older

Day & Time:
Monday-Friday: 11A-2P
Tuesday-Thursday: 4P-6P

Pickleball is a fun game that is played in the back gym of the YMCA when the weather requires indoor play. The net height is 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Call the Front Desk at 815.223.7904 to reserve your court today!

Location: Pickleball Participants meet at Washington Park, Peru 

Day: Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings from 9-11A.

Age: 13 and older
Fee: Free to all members

The YMCA offers free racquetball as part of your YMCA membership. Participants meet at the Y when the weather requires indoor play.

It’s a great cardiovascular exercise! Reservations can be made up to 3 days in advance by calling the YMCA at 223-7904. 

Day: Daily

Time: 5A – 9P

What is Wallyball? Wallyball is an off-the-wall volleyball game played on a racquetball court. Wallyball plays like, feels like, and basically is volleyball with the added dimension of being able to play the ball “off the wall.” In order to play, simply reserve either of the racquetball courts and checkout the wallyball equipment at the YMCA service counter. A brief description of the game and a set of generals rules are available. It’s great for 3 on 3 or 4 on 4!

Day: Daily

Time: 5A – 9P

Recreation

Welcome to the YMCA Walking Club

The time is now and the place is here! Looking for a new daily challenge or hobby? Have you recently decided it’s time to start incorporating more cardiovascular exercise into your current program? Do you know all the health benefits that walking can do for your body?

Join the Illinois Valley Y Walking Club today and receive free prizes and health benefits all year long for no extra charge!

For a great web site on walking facts, pedometers and 10,000 steps go to: America On the Move

Call Brandon Schroeder at 223-7904 ext. 021 with specific questions, or you can email her at [email protected]

GROUP INTERESTS

Spiritual Development

Bible Study at the Illinois Valley YMCA

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Bible Study meets in the Conference Room

Life-long Learning

62 or older? Come join our Senior Group!

In addition to our Y’s exercise programs, special events, etc, the Y offers our senior members an opportunity for socializing and meeting new people by attending our senior group events. Don’t miss out on our Bingo and lunch as well as our other events such as crafts, writing classes, presentations, potlucks, games, movies, etc. Senior events are free for our Y and Silver Sneakers members. There is a fee for non-members to attend.

Calendars for Senior Group events are available monthly at the courtesy counter.

Fees:
YMCA members – FREE
Non-YMCA members – the rate will vary according to activity.

FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY​

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities to Give

The Y for a Better Us

Help the Y Create Endless Opportunity for Our CommunityWhen you give a gift, you are helping to open doors for those less fortunate so that, regardless of income, everyone has the opportunity to be a part of the Y programs, classes and activities.

We count on the generosity of our members and community to help people of all ages and from all walks of life be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Our Goal: $150,000

As the leading non-profit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, enduring impact here at home.

DONATE TODAY

Support the Y and Strengthen Our Community

  • Make a meaningful, enduring impact right in your community – 100% of your donation stays at the Illinois Valley YMCA or the Mendota YMCA.
  • Help a child gain self confidence and make new friends in summer day camp.
    Give youth the opportunity to learn teamwork, sportsmanship and good character through Y sports teams.
  • Help a person living with cancer take control of their health through 5 free personal training sessions at the YMCA, a program for cancer patients.
  • Support a senior in their pursuit of healthy living and social engagement.
  • Help provide before and after school care for children.
  • Help provide pre-school enrichment.

Change a Life, Give Today.
DONATE HERE

For Youth Development

“I cannot thank the Illinois Valley Y enough. My wife was having a rough patch with her health, which required a great deal of my attention. We applied for a scholarship to defray some of our monthly expenses. The Y was a great outlet for my children to come and relieve energy in the gyms, but also be a positive environment. We are able to participate in many activities, such as camps, sports programs, swim lessons and, the most fun of all, the Family Nights. The Y’s scholarship program helped us at our most desperate time.”

For Healthy Living

Every year, hundreds of Y volunteers help friends and neighbors in their community. From coaches to campaigners, every volunteer is making a difference.

“After falling and breaking my hip, I applied for a scholarship at the Y. Therapy was through, but I knew there was a long road ahead of me. Having a membership helped me continue my exercises I learned in therapy, but also enjoyed the warm water therapy pool. Being a Mendota resident, I was thrilled to utilize both facilities.”

For Social Responsibility

“Being a single mom with tween aged children is hard. They always asked to go to the Y with their friends, so I decided to apply for a scholarship to help with membership and program costs. Since joining, we have enjoyed many advantages of being Y members. We are now a healthier family since I can come workout and the kids can participate in the basketball or volleyball programs, swimming on the weekends, Family Nights, and the Parents Night Out program.”

SERVICES

Daily guest passes may be purchased at the courtesy counter for Non- Y Members. The YMCA reserves the right to limit guest passes!

Youth (6-20) – $6.00, Adult (21-61) $15.00, and Seniors (62+) $8.00, and Family Pass $25.00 (a waiver MUST be filled out & ALL family members MUST be attached to each other in the YMCA computer system).

Room Rentals

Rooms at the YMCA are available Monday through Sunday when they are not being used for classes or other activities. To rent a room for parties, meetings and special occasions, pick up an application and fee schedule at the YMCA. The application must be submitted to the YMCA at least two weeks prior to the rental date.

Call the YMCA at 815-223-7904 ext. 015 for details.

**Facility Rates & Availability Are Subject To Change.**

Lock-ins

The YMCA is available to rent for overnight events for schools, church groups, Boy/Girl Scouts and more!

Lock-ins can include:

  • Swim time for 2 hours
  • Gym and other areas of the YMCA for the entire night
  • Pizza

Rental fee for Lock-ins is $500. This includes swim time and use of other areas of the YMCA. Food is an additional charge.

All groups are requested to provide chaperones for these events.

To rent the YMCA for Lock-ins, pick up an application at the YMCA.

Applications must be submitted to the YMCA at least two weeks prior to the rental date.

Call Chris Weittenhiller at at 815-223-7904 ext. 015 for complete details.

Basic Party Packages: Use of party room, 2 party hosts, cupcakes, drinks (bottled water/juice box), hot dogs & chips, and party ware.

Deluxe Party Packages: Use of party room, 2 party hosts, cupcakes, drinks (bottled water/juice box), pizza, party ware, a special T-shirt for the birthday child, and party ware.

**A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a party along with a signed confirmation form. **All parties are 2 hours in length.

 Pool Parties: Include 2 party hosts, lifeguards, 1 hour of swim, and 1 hour for food & gifts.
**Pool Parties require a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice.

 Tumbling Parties: Includes 2 party hosts, 1 hour of tumbling (in the tumbling room), and 1 hour for food & gifts.
 **Tumbling Parties require a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice.              

**Party reservations must be PAID IN FULL the Tuesday prior to your party date, along with a final headcount to confirm the information we have on file is correct.

CONTACT: [email protected] to book a party.

Party Price List (pdf)
Party Information (pdf)

Please note that only 2 adults are allowed to stay with the party to help chaperone the event. If you have parents (or other adults/family members) staying at the facility instead of dropping off their child to attend, they will need to pay as a guest/attendee.

THIS INCLUDES Y MEMBERS!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION​

The Illinois Valley youth gym is open during all operation hours of the YMCA. The gym is open for basketball or volleyball, and is equipped with 3 volleyball courts and 6 basketball backboards. At times the gym may be scheduled with youth activities in non-primetime hours.

  1. Payment of class fee is required at time of registration in order to secure your enrollment.
  2. Certain programs have a separate registration form.
  3. Refunds/Credit Vouchers

 

Definitions:

Refund

The YMCA will send a check for the amount owed to the member/participant. Processing a refund may take up to two weeks.

Credit Vouchers

The YMCA will electronically deposit the credit amount into the member/participant’s YMCA account (not a bank account). It can be redeemed toward any program, product or service the Illinois Valley YMCA offers.

The YMCA reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or combine classes that do not have sufficient enrollment. In the event of a canceled class due to lack of enrollment, a full refund or credit will be issued.

A pro-rated refund will only be given if participation ceases due to medical reasons. A note from the doctor will enable one to receive a refund.

There are no credits given for individual classes missed.

No refunds/credits are given on individual classes cancelled due to weather.

Some programs require a deposit/registration fee that is non-refundable. Participant cancellation in these programs will result in loss of the deposit.

The YMCA will not make up or refund any programs (i.e. swim lessons, aerobic classes, camps, etc.) that fall on a holiday.

For school age care, preschool, and/or camp payments, No refund or vouchers will be given. Example: If you pay for a week of camp/school age care and there is a day missed due to illness, vacation, etc. No refunds/vouchers will be issued for days missed unless there is a medical excuse with a note from your medical provider.

Program Cancellations
In the event of insufficient enrollment, the YMCA may need to cancel a class. If this occurs, we will contact you and issue a full refund.

Child Abuse Prevention Committee

Last fall, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) launched enhanced Child Abuse Prevention tools and resources to strengthen support for YMCAs to galvanize the culture, practices and behavior needed to prevent child sexual abuse. We are working together with Praesidium to assess their existing policies and practices, enhance them where possible and develop a plan to sustain a culture of abuse prevention.

For further information contact the Praesidium Guardian, head of our Child Abuse Prevention Committee, Casey Loving.

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