Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

(Ages 3-5 years old)

Join us in Discovery Camp for a fun filled summer with a new movie theme each week combined with crafts, games, food, and activities all coordinating with the movie of the week.

Theme’s: TBD 



**Please provide a sack lunch for Monday-Wednesday; lunch provided Thursdays. We will swim on Thursdays, please sent their swim suit and towel **

Days Dates Time Daily Rate Weekly Rate 3- day weekly Rate
Monday-ThursdayJune 3 - August 14
9:00-1:00 pm$20/Member

2nd Child; $5 discount

2nd Child $5 discount

Challenger/Adventure Camp

Challenger Camp *All-Inclusive

** All-Inclusive means weekly swim lessons, tumbling, field trips, lunch/meals & snacks, Tae Kwon do, and Exercise classes all included in your camp prices!

(Ages 6-8 years old)

Do you want your children to have a summer they will never forget? 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. Each week of camp includes weekly themes, field trips, crafts, group games, and swimming.

Adventure Camp *All-Inclusive

** All-Inclusive means weekly swim lessons, tumbling, field trips, lunch/meals & snacks, Tae Kwon do, and Exercise classes all included in your camp prices!

(Ages 9-13 years old)

Children get a summer of self-discovery, adventure, fun, and learning that will last a lifetime. With a theme every week, participants will adventure into life around them, through group development, creative expression, inventive play, swimming, and field trips around the community.

  • Campers will have an opportunity to swim on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Illinois Valley Y; weather permitting they will swim at the LaSalle  Pool on Friday. Based on weekly activities, they may not swim, but please send their suit and towel every day.
  • The Concession stand will be available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays.
  • Pack a bag with swim suit & towel, shoes for hiking, sunscreen, and anything else your child may need every day they attend.
  • No toys or Electronics!
  • Shortened weeks are prorated.

*Please note; there is NO camp on Fourth of July.

Theme’s: We will determine themes on a weekly basis. 


Days Dates Time Daily Rate Weekly Rate 4- day weekly Rate
Monday-FridayJune 10 - August 16
8:00-4:00 pm$32/Member

2nd Child $5 discount

2nd Child $5 discount

Summer Swim Programs

YMCA/USA Summer Swim Team

The Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphin swim team is looking to continue its fun and success in the Short Course (Fall/Winter) season by expanding its summer program to create a more year-round program. Swimmers that are Bronze, Silver, and Gold level swimmers may participate in the summer season. The summer fees will be the same as fall; $25/month Bronze, $35/month Silver, and $40/month Gold. Payment is due at the start of the season. There is also a $20.00 team fee per swimmer.

If your swimmer wishes to participate in the USA meets they would then have to register with USA swimming ($77 fee). If you choose to register, the team would collect the fee and submit the paperwork for your membership in USA swimming.

Summer Practice is held:
Bronze: 5:00-5:45pm;Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
Silver: 5:00-6:00pm; Monday-Thursday
Gold: 6:00-7:30pm; Monday-Thursday & 4:30-6:00pm Friday

Beginning TBD, Practice will be as follows:
Bronze: 7:00-7:45am;Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
Silver: 7:00-8:00am; Monday-Thursday
Gold: 8:00-9:30am; Monday-Thursday & 4:30-6:00pm Friday

For more information, contact Coach Christy at 815.228.2813 or via email at

One Week Swim Team

Illinois Valley YMCA Dolphins are hosting a summer camp for boys & girls who are 5-11 years old, who are NOT on a swim team. Spend the week learning freestyle, backstroke, and diving. We’ll end the week with a swim meet! Come enjoy all the fun of being on a swim team without the long season commitment.

Dates: TBD
Days: Monday-Friday
Times: 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $25/Per Swimmer

Diving Dolphin Camps

This camp is designed to help swimmers focus less on endurance and more on the fundamentals. It will be great for swimmers already involved in our novice program and a few new swimmers interested in joining the swim team.

Dates: TBD
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 11:00a-12:00 pm
Fee: $35/Per Child/Per Camp

Kayak & Paddle Board Wednesday

Come try out your kayaking skills in the deep end of the lap pool. No experience necessary. Experience the wonderful world of kayaking in a safe environment. Lifejackets will be work by all participants and lifeguards will be on duty at all times.

**Kayaks & Paddle Boards Provided**

Dates: TBD
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Lap Pool
Fee: FREE/Members & Daily Fee/Non-Members

Summer Water Park Hours




Summer Camp Packets