Become a YMCA Member

The Illinois Valley Y is members and participants as opposed to customers or consumers and works to foster long term involvement. All people are welcome to participate regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay. The Illinois Valley Y is not an “agency”, it is an Association of people working together to improve the quality of life for families, individuals, and the community. The Y believes that health of mind and body is a sacred gift and that wellness, physical fitness, and mental well-being are conditions to be achieved and maintained.

Membership Categories


Everyone living in the same household. Proof of residency may be required.


27 years of age or older

Single Parent Family

One parent household and children up to the age of 24 years old if still claimed as a dependent on the tax return of the head of household. 18 to 24 years old must show proof of 12 credit hours of their college schedule. Parent must be single

Young Adult

Individuals within the ages of 15-26 (No corporate discounts apply for this membership type) No Joiner Fees.


Kindergarten – Jr. High

Senior Individual

62 years of age or older

Senior Couple

Married senior couple, both 62 years of age or older

Membership Fees

The following memberships are full privilege use of the YMCA facility under its rules and regulations. All YMCA memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Bank drafts are continual and require:

The joiner fee of $100 is paid with the first month payment. This fee does not have to be paid again unless the membership lapses more than two months and then it would need to be paid again. A Bank draft must be cancelled in writing by the 10th of the month.

  • The first month membership fee to be paid at time of registration
  • A signed bank authorization bank draft card
  • A voided check or deposit slip


$100 joiner fee
$60.50 Monthly
$826New or
$726 to Renew


$100 joiner fee
$47 Monthly
$664 New or
$564 to Renew

Senior Couple

$39 Monthly
$468 New or to Renew

Senior Individual

$33 Monthly
$396 New or to Renew

Single Parent Family

$50 joiner fee
$40 Monthly
$580 New or
$480 to Renew

Young Adult

$26 Monthly
$312 Yearly or to Renew


$25 joiner fee
$21 Monthly
$277 New or
$252 to Renew

Member Handbook

Below you will find a link to our new Member Handbook. You are encouraged to download the Handbook and read through it. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Click here to print the Member Handbook

Scholarship and Financial Assistance

Scholarship Policy

The Illinois Valley Y believes in providing membership and program services to all who desire to participate in the Y. If you are interested in making the Y a part of your life, but feel you cannot afford the regular rates, you may be awarded a partial scholarship of acceptance. The scholarship program, supported in part through Y Care campaigns, provides membership and program scholarships for those in need within our available resources.

Please click on the link below to be able to print out the scholarship form. Please remember to include all of your financial information and documentation to the Y. If no information is included with the scholarship, it will be returned and no scholarship will be awarded until financial information is given. This includes latest tax forms, social security payments, medical card, food stamps, etc. Copies only please. If you need copies made, please stop in at the Y and the courtesy counter will be glad to do this for you and return to you your original copies.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Potthoff or Joanne Sabotta at the Illinois Valley YMCA 815-223-7904 or or

Scholarship Form

Payment Plan Options

Monthly Bank draft Deduction Plan/ drafted on the 15th of every month Pay In Full/3 months/12 months Visa/Master/Discover Card

Corporate Membership Rates

Your corporation can automatically qualify for discounted rates with as few as 10 membership units. Lock into a 1 year low rate. Help promote healthy lifestyles and corporate cohesiveness to your employees. Contact Carmen Turigliatti, Membership Coordinator, 815-223-7904, ext. 36 e-mail

Guest Policy

Daily guest passes may be purchased at the courtesy counter. Youth (6-20) – $5.00, Adult (21-61) $10.00, and Seniors (62+) $5 for non Y Members. The Y reserves the right to limit guest passes! Ottawa and Streator members must present a membership card when coming to the Illinois Valley YMCA.

Benefits of a YMCA Membership


Access to pools, gyms, and running tracks

Enjoy swimming and running in a safe environment for all ages


No Annual Contracts

No long term contracts will

babysitting_iconFree Child Care while you work out

Work out or take class and know that your child is in a safe
environment at no charge to you


Access to fitness Center

Access to all the latest exercise equipment, machines,
and free weights

family_night_iconFamily Nights

Whether you’re in the pool or on the basketball courts, socialize
with other families at our themed family nights.


Discounts on Classes

FREE group exercise classes, along with discounts on lessons & more


Rewards Program

Receive points for the activities, events, and programs you
take a part in at the Y


Open 7 Days a Week

Access to the Illinois Valley YMCA is available 7 days a week