Family & Youth Events

Family & Youth Events

Winter/Spring Nights

Dive-In-Movie

Dive into a night full of adventure. They Water Park will be closed during the movie, but the lap pool will be open. Bring a raft or enjoy one of ours! Pizza and drinks will be available. Members event ONLY!

DATE: TBD
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE: IL Valley Y Members Only


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. Members event ONLY!

DATE: TBD
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE: IL Valley Y Members Only


St. Patty’s Day Pot ‘O’ Gold Penny Pickup

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 pennies out of the zero depth pool and receive a chance to win prizes. Members event ONLY!

DATE: TBD
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE:IL Valley Y Members Only


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. There will be different times for each age group. Members event ONLY!

DATE: TBD
TIME: 6-8 PM
AGES: All ages
FEE: IL Valley Y Members Only

Fall Family Nights

Dive-in- Movie Night

Dive into a night full of adventure. They Water Park will be closed during the movie, but the lap pool will be open. Bring a raft or enjoy one of ours! Pizza and drinks will be available. Members event ONLY!

Date: Friday, September 13
Time: 6-9:30pm
Ages: All ages
Fee:IL Valley Y Members Only


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. (While supplies last) Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Date: Friday, October 18
Time: 6-8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Fee: IL Valley Y Members Only


Turkey Chase

Enjoy a night full of fun and competition. Build your boat out of cardboard and set sail. Win a race and WIN A TURKEY! Pizza and drinks will be available. Cardboard will be provided.

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 6-8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Fee: IL Valley Y Members Only


Swim with Santa

Santa will visit 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. (While supplies last)

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
Time: 6-8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Fee: IL Valley Y Members Only

Winter/Spring Youth Activities

Parent’s Night Out 2019

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 28, October 26, November 23, December 28, and January 25
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 2019

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 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, and January 3
Time: 5-7pm
Fee: $5/Y Members & $9/Non Y Members

**Please have your child write their first and last name on their guns, ammo, and safety glasses**


2019-2020 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: November 29 (1 Day)
  2.  Christmas Break: TBD

Ages: Kindergarten-5th Grade
Time: 8:00-4:00pm
Fee: Daily: $15/Members & $20/Non-Member
Weekly: $50/Members & $75/Non-Members