Visit Mendota Area Y

Welcome to the Mendota Area YMCA!

The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves the nation’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.







Mendota YMCA Hours

Mendota Y Facility Hours

Mon – Fri: 5:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday: 6:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Babysitting Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00 – 11:00am & 4:30 – 7:30pm

Saturday: 8:00 – 11:00am

Sunday: Closed

Group Fitness

– Morning Mix; 8:30-9:30am
– Yoga Flow; 6:30-7:30pm

– Morning Stretch; 7:45-8:30 am
– Dance Fitness; 8:30-9:30am
– Senior Fitness; 9:30-10:30am
– Body Strength; 5:00-5:30pm
– Dance Fitness; 5:30-6:20pm


After School Program

The Mendota Area Y will be offering an after school program in conjunction with District 289. The program will provide care for students K-5th Grade after school throughout the school year. (2019-2020)

The program includes; playground or gym time daily to burn off that extra energy after a long day of school, daily snack, homework time with assistance, and free time for crafts & activities.

The program is offered Monday – Friday on normal school attendance days only. (Early dismissal days will not be offered).

For more information/questions/or rates call the Y at 815.538.2900

Mendota After School Program Registration Packet

Mendota After School Program Discipline Code 

Summer Camp Information

Camp Hours:
Camp Day; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Days: Monday- Friday
Ages: 4-12 years old
Dates: June 10-August 7
Before Care:  7:00-8:00 am & After Care:  4:00-5:30 pm
Before & After Care prices are included in our weekly rates.

** ALL SUMMER CAMP DAY CAMP registrations are due the Thursday before the week they attend. Ex. Your child is to attend the week of June 10, registration and payment are due June 6.

Camp Informtation:

There will be an open house for Summer Camp on April 26 from 4:00-7:00pm

Camp Age: 4-12 yr. olds

Camp Cost: Weekly Rates

1st Child; $115/YM & $140/NYM
2nd Child; $100/YM & $124/NYM
3rd Child; $90/YM & $115/NYM
4th Child; $80/YM & $105/NYM

Daily Rates: $32/YM & $40/NYM

**Lunch is provided on Fridays! Please send a sack lunch and drink the other 4 days.


Camp Theme’s: TBD


Camp Programs:

Summer Adventure Camp (S.A.C.)

Half Day Camp
This Camp is made for the ultimate adventure experience for your child. Crafts will be made along with exploring the nature around Mendota’s own adventurous lake! July 3rd will be our closing party at the Mendota Pool.

** Campers will be going on exciting field trips that are related to the weekly themes. All Day Campers will automatically be enrolled in S.A.C. (Summer Adventure Camp) during weeks it is provided and will be bused to the lake to participate. The Mendota Area Y and Illinoi Valley Y are collaborating on field trips and special events to provide campers with more opportunities for learning and FUN!

Ages: Boys/girls 4-10 yrs old.

Dates: TBD

Times: 9:00-11:30 am

Location: Mendota Lake Shelter

Fees: $75/YM & $85/NYM

**Registrations due Friday, June 7

PreSchool Soccer Camp

This 5 week skills camp is designed to introduce structure, rules, and discipline of soccer through fun games and interaction with constantly changing activities that keep them focused. The main goal for the kids is to have to have an enjoyable experience and learn the basics; like ball control but without the sense of being; “trained” or instructed to deliver a certain level of skills.

Ages: Soccer Tots (ages 2-3 year olds) & Little Kickers (ages 4-5 year olds)
Time: Soccer Tots (5:00-5:40p) & Little Kickers (5:50-6:30p)
Location: Mendota Y
Fees: $25/YM & $35/NYM

**Registrations due Friday, May 24th

Youth Speed, Agility, and Plyometrics Training
Calling all athletes! It’s time to jump start your fall season! Train for any sport! Focus on base strength and body weight exercises as well as workout drills for agility, speed, quickness, core, and reaction time.

Dates: TBD
Ages: Males/Females ages 9-14 years old
Time: 5:00-6:00p
Location: TBD
Fees: $25/YM & $35/NYM

**Registrations due by Friday, June 28

Football Skills Introduction Camp
This skills camp is aimed at teaching introductory football skills in preparation for flag football. Includes a FREE t-shirt!

Dates: TBD
Ages: Kindergarten-6th grade
Time: 4:30-6:00p
Location: Mendota High School Football 
Fees: FREE

**Registrations due Friday, June 14

Fall Programs

NFL Flag Football

Back by popular demand! NFL Flag Football, a 6 week program is geared towards the child who wants to try out football without the risk of injury. Practices will be held on Monday evenings and games will take place on Saturday mornings. Each participant receives an NFL Flag Football Jersey & Belt.

Who: Boys and girls’ grades K-5 (2019-2020 School year)
Practice: TBD
Location: Junior Tackle Practice Fields
Game: Saturdays, 9:00am Starting 9/21
Location: Mendota Soccer Fields
Early Registration Fee: $50/Members
& $60/Non-Members (until August 27)
Late Registration Fee: $60/Members & $70/Non-Members

Everyone MUST register at & at the Y

All Registrations are due by Monday, September 2

Youth Archery
Y staff will teach the participants safety rules and guidelines for archery. Participants will practice their shooting skills and aim while supervised by adults in a safe environment.
When: TBD
Time: 5-5:30pm (7-10 yrs) & 5:40-6:15pm (11-13 yrs)
Ages: Boys/Girls; 7-13 years old
Fee:$25 members $35 non members
Location: Mendota Area YMCA
All registrations are due September 10

Youth Volleyball 

This 6 week program is designed for your child to learn the fundamentals of volleyball through skill drills, instruction, and game play. The final night will be games.

Who: Boys & girls in grades 1st through 6th GRADES 1-3 Days & Time: Wednesday, 5:00-5:50pm
GRADES 4-6 Days and Time: Wednesday, 6:00-6:50
Dates: TBD
No Volleyball Nov. 21st
Location: Lincoln School (Old Gym, Please use Door 5)
Cost: $30/Y Members & $35/Non-Members

Registration deadline: Friday, November 1st

Winter/Spring Programs

Parent’s Night Out

Parent’s celebrate Valentines Day a week earlier and drop your children off at the Mendota Area YMCA for a variety of games, crafts, and activities with our staff. Pizza will be provided.

Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Age: Boys/girls; 3-12 years old
Location: Lincoln School Gym Door #5

Y Members:
$6 (1 kid), $5 (2 kids), and $4 (3 kids)
Non-Y Members:
$10 (1 kid), $9 (2 kids), $8 (3 kids)

For more information regarding programs or questions please contact the Mendota YMCA at 815.538.2900 or by email at

Swish to Slam Basketball 2020

Learn the FUNdamentals of basketball and practice skills in a kid friendly environment.

Who: BIG K: Boys & Girls in Kindergarten
Swish: Boys & Girls ages 4 &5 (not yet in Kindergarten)
Slam Dunk – Boys and Girls in 1st Grade

Date: Tuesdays, March 10-March 31, 2020
Time: Big K 3:15 – 4:05 pm (Kindergarten students may go straight to the gym at dismissal)
Swish 4:15 – 5:05 pm
Slam Dunk: 5:15-6:05pm

Place: Blackstone School Gym
Fee: $25/Member & $35/Non Member 

Register at the Mendota Y 1811 S. 13th Ave. or by phone: 815.538.2900.        

All registrations are due by Friday, February 21st 

Youth Basketball 2020

Who: Boys & Girls 2nd-4th Grade
When: March 2– April 1st
Where: Lincoln School
Time: 4:30-6:30pm (all Grades)

Fee: $30/member & $40/ nonmember

Employment and Services

Information on Internships and Guidelines


Mendota After School Program

Part-time daytime hours: Part-time
Hours: 2:45 – 5:30pm Mon – Fri • 2 – 3 days a week
TO APPLY: Please fill out an application and return to the Mendota Area YMCA

Mendota Babysitting Room Staff

Part-time daytime hours: Part-time
TO APPLY: Please fill out an application and return to the Mendota Area YMCA

Mendota Group Exercise Instructors

Part-time daytime hours: Part-time
TO APPLY: Please fill out an application and return to the Mendota Area YMCA

Personal Trainers

Part-time daytime hours: Part-time
TO APPLY: Please fill out an application and return to the Mendota Area YMCA

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

Membership Pricing

The Membership Price for the Mendota Area Y is the same as the Illinois Valley Y. Please click the link below to be taken to the Membership webpage.

Membership Pricing 

Mendota Y Advisory Board

Mendota Y Advisory Board

Stephen Donnell- Branch Manager

Alison Wasmer
Lynette Piller
Ashley Pawlowski
Shannon Beetz
Veronica Becker
Stacie O’Brien

The Mendota Y Board is looking for community minded individuals to sit on the board. Please click here for the Mendota Board Application.

The Mendota Building Fund

The Mendota Building Fund

Your gift can be structured to provide financial security for you and your heirs while maximizing its impact for the Mendota Y.



Phone: 815-538-2900

Address: 1811 S. 13th Ave Rt. 251, Mendota, IL 61342