Family & Youth Events

Family & Youth Events

Fall Family Nights

Dive-in Movie Night

Come swim in our warm water Family Fun Water Park and enjoy a family movie afterwards.  Pizza will be available.

DATE: September 15
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages

Pumpkins in the Pool

Come and enjoy a unique seasonal special night of family fun, swimming, and harvesting a real pumpkin from the pool and decorating the pumpkin. Free treat bag for each child! Pizza and Kool-aid will be available.

DATE: October 20
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages

Turkey Shoot

Shoot basketballs from a variety of distances in an elimination style game to win turkeys. Pizza and a drink will be available.

DATE: November 17
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages

Swim with Santa

Santa will visit all the good boys and girls at the Link Aquatic Center for pizza, cookies, and a drink. Meet in the Teen Center with Santa at 6pm. After dinner, swim with Santa in our warm water Family Fun Water Park. Each child will receive a special gift bag from Santa.

DATE: December 15
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages

Fall 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: September 23, October 28, November 25, December 23, 2017
January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 28, 2018
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: September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1, 2017
January 5, February 2, March 2, and April 6, 2018
Time: 5-7pm
Fee: $5/Y Members & $9/Non Y Members


Just for 2’s Camp

This program is designed to bring the youngest of YMCA members together to socialize. We touch base on a few key concepts such as sharing and taking turns. Your child will be able to roll around and somersault on tumbling mats, blow bubbles, draw/color, and kick/shoot/throw/roll balls of all colors. We will provide an environment to entertain. Parents are encouraged to stick around and join in, but it is not mandatory.

Days: Monday/Wednesdays
Ages: 2 years old
Time: 10:00-10:30 am
#1 (Oct 2, 4, 9, 11), #2 ( Oct 16, 18, 23, 25), #3 (Nov 6, 8, 13, 15), #4 (Nov 20, 22, 27, 29)
Fee: $20/Members & $25/Non-Members



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: Fridays in September; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Times: 3:30-4:30 pm
Fee: $30/Members & $40/Non-Members

Family Dances

Daddy – Daughter Dance

Come dressed up an enjoy a night of dancing with your little lady.

Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Dates:  November 18,  May 12
Ages: All ages welcome
Fee: $5/Members & $7/Non-Member; pizza provided

Buckaroo Night (Mother – Son Dance)

Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Dates: December 1,  March 2
Ages: All ages welcome
Fee: $5/Members & $7/Non-Members; pizza provided

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.

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