Family & Youth Events

Family & Youth Events

Family Nights

Spring 2017

For Members Only


Surf’s Up Winter Luau

Participants are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts. dance the LIMBO! BBQ pork, Hawaiian pizza, veggie salad, dessert and a drink will be provided.
DATE: Friday, January 27th
CODE# 17JAN1AQSURF
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE: FOR Y MEMBERS ONLY AND IT IS FREE OF CHARGE


Dive in Movie

Come in to swim in our warm water Family Fun Water Park and enjoy a family movie afterwards. (Frozen) Pizza and popcorn will be available.
DATE: Friday, February 11
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE: FOR Y MEMBERS ONLY AND IT IS FREE OF CHARGE


St. Patty’s Day Pot “O” Gold Penny Pickup

Come jump in the warm Water Park and search and retrieve pennies in the pool. Pizza, shamrock cookies and a drink will be provided.
DATE: Friday, March 10th
CODE# 17MAR1AQPENNY
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE: FOR Y MEMBERS ONLY AND IT IS FREE OF CHARGE


Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

Join the Easter Bunny early to search the depths of our warm water Family Fun Water Park. Hunt for colorful eggs with a special prize inside. All eggs for each age group will have a special prize inside them. An adult 18 years or older must accompany each child that is under 8 years old. The Easter Bunny will hand out treats to all. Each child will receive an inflatable bunny to take home, along with keeping all the eggs they gather from the hunt. Special filled baskets are awarded to those who find a “winner” ticket inside their egg. Family Swim follows the egg hunt.
DATE: Friday, April 7
CODE#17APR1AQHUNT
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: 0-3 yrs – 6PM
AGES: 4-6 yrs – 6:10 pm
AGES: 7-12 yrs – 6:15 PM
SWIM: 6:20-8 PM
FEE: FOR Y MEMBERS ONLY AND IT IS FREE OF CHARGE

Youth and Teen Nights

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 5:30-9pm; January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, & May 6.
Fee: $8/First child YMCA member $12/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 6-9 and 10-12 yr olds
When: 1st Friday of the Month-January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, & May 5. (THIS MAY CHANGE DUE TO HOLIDAYS)
Time: 5-7pm
Fee: $5/Y Members & $7/Non Y Members


Y Dance 2017

Come hang out with your friends at the Y for basketball in the green gym, dance party, concession stand, and other fun activities.

TIME: 7-10 PM
AGES: 5TH – 8TH GRADES
FEE: $5 Members/$7 Non-members

2017 School Year Dates

Saturdays;

  • January 14
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20

Youth Gym

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-prime time hours


Youth Activities

Rimball

Preschool basketball program that teaches the basics of the game.

Ages: 3-4
Time: 10-11 am
Schedule: Starting January 14 (5 weeks)
Fee: $30/Members & $40/Non-Members


Girls/Boys Recreational Basketball League

This program is designed to introduce your beginner to basic competition scaled down full count game setting in the YMCA Green Gym. Saturdays will include (2) 20 minute halves of running clock game play. Each player guaranteed 1 half.

Age & Time: 6-7 (11a-12p) & 8-10 (12p-1p)
Schedule: Starting January 14 (5 weeks)
Fee: $30/Members & $40/Non-Members


Big K Basketball

Big K Basketball introduces your child to the game of basketball. It is played in the green gym with shorter baskets.

Age: Kindergarten (5 years)
Time: 10-11 am
Schedule: Starting January 14 (5 weeks)
Fee: $30/Members & $40/Non-Members


Girls Youth Basketball League

This program is designed to introduce your beginner to basic competition scaled down full count game setting in the YMCA Green Gym. Saturdays will include (2) 20 minute halves of running clock game play. Each player guaranteed 1 half.

Age: 7-10 years old
Time: 1-2 pm
Schedule: Starting January 14 (5 weeks)
Fee: $30/Members & $40/Non-Members


Slam Dunk Youth Basketball League

Sign up your team for the 3-on-3 basketball league. Games will be played in the Green Gym on 8’6″ rims. For more information contact Ben Fogle at 815.223.7904 Ext. 30

Ages: 13-17 years old
Time: TBD
Schedule: Starting January 17
Fee: $75/Team + $10/Non-Member


YMCA T-Ball

At the Illinois Valley YMCA our participants will learn the basics of T-ball i this great introductory sport. Participants will learn how to catch, throw, and hit the ball off a hitting tee in a fun team environment. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends, and play t-ball in a non-competitive environment.

Ages: 3-6 years old
Time: 9-10 am
Schedule: Starting April 1 (no joke)
Fee: $30/Member & $40/Non-Members


Free Dodge-Ball

All ages are welcome to come and get a dodgeball game going. We have gym space and the racquetball courts that can be utilized for matches. Request the dodge balls at the courtesy counter and the supervisor on duty can get you and your group all set up. You may also call ahead to have these preparations make. Call/leave a message for Ben at 815.223.7904 Ext. 30