Good News

Our Tumbling & Trampoline program is set to begin September 1. To get registered please email Jessica Turczyn at

We are also bringing back Tae Kwon Do! This is set to begin September 8! To get registered please give the Y a call at 815.223.7904.

Summer Camp – Limited

CHALLENGER CAMP (Full Day only; 6-10 yr olds)

Your child will have the opportunity to participate in an array of organized educational and recreational activities, all of which promote social skills, self-confidence, sportsmanship, character development, and healthy kids!

**Only taking children registered for the week. We aren’t taking daily drop offs*
This camp is limited due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

** As of now, we are limited to first come, first serve IVYMCA Members, full day- Full week registrations only! Credits won’t be given for missed days. Full week registration must register by Wednesday June 10 to guarantee a spot. We will accept applications all summer.

** Please bring lunch, water bottles, and sun block – The Y will not be providing these items!

Contact Shannon Parham, Camp Director at 815.223.7904 Ext. 035

Dates: June 15 – August 16
Time: 8:00a-4:00p

Before care available at 7:00am ($3/Day) & After care available until 5:30pm ($5/Day)

Weekly Members: $115/Weekly
Weekly Non-Members: $140/Weekly

Click below to download the application & then email it to Shannon Parham, Camp Director at as soon as possible. Camp begins June 15!
2020 Camp Packet

Summer Camp 2020

YMCA 360

Good Morning Members ~

The Y360 is the brainchild of the YMCA and a group of founding Y’s like Houston, Charlotte, Twin Cities, and Tacoma (Pierce & Kitsap Counties). In the light of the COVI-19 challenges we are facing, we are making the content on thee YouTube channel available to all Ys to share with their members.

So just follow the link below to start working out from home!

  • Highlight the link
  • Right click the link; select copy
  • Open Internet Browser
  • Click the address bar
  • Right click the address bar and press “paste” (This will paste the link into the address bar)
  • Then press “Enter” on the keyboard to to directed to YouTube.

Cornovirus Update



Dear members ~
The Illinois Valley & Mendota Area YMCA will temporarily be closed effective at 10:00pm on Monday, March 16, 2020.
Based on the advice of the YMCA-USA, The State of Illinois, Public Health officials, the facility, and our programs will be closed. The Y staff will deep clean all areas. Our hope is that the coronavirus can be contained, develop treatment, and our populations are protected. We will continue to monitor this situation with the hope we will open very soon. We thank you all for your understanding during this difficult situation.
David P. Potthoff
Illinois Valley YMCA


Spring Break Camp


Lunch: Please bring in a lunch


* Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 10

* Monday, April 13

Times: 8:00a – 4:00p

* Before Care: 7:00 – 8:00a

* After Care: 4:00 – 5:30p


Members: $70 (Full Camp) or $20 (Daily)

Non-Members: $80 (Full Camp) or $25 (Daily)

Before Care: $3/ Per day

After Care: $5/Per day


Register your child(ren) today on our website at

Calling our facility at 815.223.7904
Stopping into the Illinois Valley YMCA at 300 Walnut Drive, Peru

Spring Break
Water Park Hours

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Dates: Wednesday, April 6, 8, 10

Fee: Y Members – FREE
$5/Non-Y Members Youth & $10/Non-Y Members Adult

**Concession Stand Special** 1/2 Priced items during
Spring Break Water Park Hours!




No SilverSneaker Cardio

No SilverSneaker Cardio class taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 18 & Thursday, Feb. 20

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused

Commit to Fit ’20

Sign up in February & save $100. No joiner fees and $20 1st month for all new memberships

Expires: February 29, 2020

Fun Swim ~ Open to the Public

Holiday Fun Swim –
Open to Public
1/2 price admission &
1/2 price Concession
January 2 & 3;

One for the Team

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphins Youth Swim Team. Come into 4349 Venture Drive in Peru on December 18 between 5:00-9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphins youth Swim Team.


December 3, 2019

Did you miss our Ducky Derby, but still want to support our Strong Kids Campaign? Or make an end of the year donation? Join us today for #GivingTuesday and help us support our Strong Kids Campaign. Your generosity plays a vital role in our future and with a simple contribution; hundreds of children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of YMCA programs.

Thanks to our generous supporters, funds raised during our Annual Strong Kids Campaign allow kids to benefit from summer day camp, before and after school care, preschool enrichment, swim lessons, tumbling, youth sports, and swim team participation. The Illinois Valley YMCA has provided financial assistance that makes YMCA services accessible to all by giving out over $200,000 annually through Strong Kids, so every deserving person can be a part of our local YMCA regardless of income level.
The YMCA believes when people achieve their potential, they make a brighter future possible for their communities.
Please consider donating on #GivingTuesday or make an end of the year donation anytime through 12/31/19.

Click here to Donate