Family & Youth Events

Family & Youth Events

Winter/Spring Family Nights

Surf’s Up Winter Luau

Bring your family to the Link Aquatic Center for a night of fun the whole family can enjoy. We will be serving Pizza, BBQ pulled pork, fruit, and a dessert will be provided. Children will receive leis and be able to participate in a fun game of limbo. It is FREE to members ONLY!

DATE: January 19
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE: Y-MEMBERS ONLY/FREE


Wild West Night

Bring your family to the Link Aquatic Center for a night of fun the whole family can enjoy. We will be serving pizza and a drink for all families. Kids will be able to bring squirt guns, ride noodle animals, and play games. It is FREE to members ONLY.

DATE: February 16
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE: Y-MEMBERS ONLY/FREE


St. Patrick’s Day

Bring your family to the Link Aquatic center for a night of fun the whole family can enjoy. We will be serving pizza and a drink for all families. Kids will be able to collect gold coins out of the zero depth pool and receive a chance to win prizes. It is FREE to members ONLY!

DATE: March 9
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE: Y-MEMBERS ONLY/FREE


Underwater Egg Hunt

Bring your family to the Link Aquatic Center for a night of fun the whole family can enjoy. We will be serving pizza and a drink for all families. Kids will be able to collect eggs out of our zero depth pool and receive a chance to win prizes. It is FREE for members ONLY! There will be different times for each age group.

DATE: March 23
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE: Y-MEMBERS ONLY/FREE

Winter/Spring Youth Activities

Parent’s Night Out 2017

Enjoy a night out away from the children with our Parent’s Night Out program. This program allows parents to drop their children off at the YMCA with the youth sports staff supervising and enjoy a night out without the children. Sports, crafts, games and pizza will be provided for your children. Limited enrollment.

Who: Boys/Girls, Ages 5-12
When: Fourth Saturday of the month, except for holidays
Dates: January 27, February 24, March 24, April 21, and May 19
Time: 5:30-9:00pm
Fee: $8/First child YMCA member $13/First child non-YMCA member $7/Second child YMCA member $9/Second child non-YMCA member $5/Third child YMCA member $6/Third child non-YMCA member


Nerf Nights 2017

Drop the kids off for a night of fun, pizza and NERF wars. Participants need to provide their own NERF guns, darts and protective eye wear. We will provide the obstacle course. A variety of games will be offered including Capture the Flag, King of the Hill and Team Elimination. Age levels will be separated.

Who: boys & girls ages 6-12 yr olds
When:1st Friday of the Month
Dates: January 5, February 2, March 2, and April 6, and May 4 2018
Time: 5-7pm
Fee: $5/Y Members & $9/Non Y Members


Dodgeball

Send the kids to a night of dodge ball at the  YMCA. They can meet with friends from around the area and take the games indoors. We have the perfect setup whether that is in the big gyms or in the racquetball courts.

Dates: Beginning Wednesday February 7
Times: 4:00-5:00pm
Ages: All ages are welcome
Fee: Teams of 3-6; $50/Members + $5/Non-Member
*Team name will go on T-shirts (Custom)*

Winter/Spring YMCA After Hours

Join us after hours for a night of fun at the Illinois Valley YMCA! Y Members will have the Y all to themselves to enjoy the Lap Pool, Gyms, and Wellness Center.

Dates: Saturdays; February 10, April 14, and June 9
Time: 6:00-9:00pm (Pool only available until 8pm)
Ages: All ages welcome
Fee: FREE to Y Members ONLY!

Family Programs

Daddy – Daughter Dance

Come dressed impress. Make memories with your dad during our daddy/daughter dance! Pizza and a drink will be provided, music, and pictures available!

Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Dates:  Saturday, February 10
Ages: All ages welcome
Fee: $7/Per-Couple Members & $15/Per-Couple Non-Member


Buckaroo Night (Mother – Son Dance)

Come dressed impress. Make memories with your dad during our Mother/Son dance! Pizza and a drink will be provided, music, and pictures available!

Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Dates: Saturday, March 17
Ages: All ages welcome
Fee: $7/Per-Couple Members & $15/Per-Couple Non-Member


Grandparents Day

Come enjoy a day of activities with your grandchildren at the Illinois Valley YMCA. We will provide Sports of all Sorts in the gym and an art project in our Teen Center. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Date: Saturday, February 10
Time: 12p (Noon)-2:00pm
Ages: All ages welcome
Fee: FREE/Y Members & $5/Non-Members

School’s Out Camp

School’s Out Camp

Turn the kids break from school into a fun/active experience at the Illinois Valley YMCA. Come join classmates and other peers from the Illinois Valley for games, projects, swimming, tumbling, and other various sports and activities.

Dates:
1. Thanksgiving Break; Nov. 24th (1 day)
2. Christmas Break; Dec. 22, 26, 27, 28, 29(5 days)
3. New Year’s Break; Jan. 2, 3, 4, 5 (4 days)
Ages: Kindergarten-5th grade
Time: 8:00-4:00pm
Fee: Daily; $35/Member & $40/Non-Member
Weekly; $120/Member & $145/Non-Member

Other Dates:
Columbus Day and MLK Jr. Day