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 – 2:00pm

Babysitting Hours

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

Saturday: 8:00 – 11:00am

Sunday: Closed

Blood Sugar & Blood Pressure Screenings

OSF Saint Paul Medical Center comes to the Y to provide these screenings. You can have a fasting blood sugar or a post prandial (after you eat) blood sugar. Results are available immediately.

When: 2nd Tuesday of every month
Time: 8-9:00am

Blood Pressure Only

February 11, April 10, June 12, August 14,

October 9 and December 11

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar

January 8, March 12, May 8, July 10,

September 11, & November 13

Group Fitness

 Morning Stretch

Tuesday/Thursday; 7:45-8:15 AM

Moovin n Groovin

Tuesday/Thursday; 8:15-9:00 AM
Tuesdays; 6:00-6:50 PM


Monday/Wednesday; 5:00-5:50 PM


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. (2016-2017)

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

Summer Camp Information

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

Camp Informtation:

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

If you were in Half day Scamp Camp, then come to our weekly full day camp for $99.00!!

Camp Theme’s:

Wk 1: June 4-8; Rockstar

Wk 2: June 11-15; Outer Space

Wk 3: June 18-22; Super hero’s

Wk 4: June 25-29; Christmas in June

Wk 5: July 2-6; Stars & Stripes

Wk 6: July 9-13; Fun & Fitness

Wk 7: July 16-20; Sports

Wk 8: July 23-27; Nature

Wk 9: July 30-Aug 3; Animals

Wk 10: Aug 6-10; Science

Camp Programs:

Summer Adventure Camp (S.A.C.)

Half Day Camp
Crafts will be made along with exploring the nature around Mendota’s own adventurous lake! June 28th will be a closing party at Mendota Pool.

Ages: Boys/girls 4-10 yrs old.

Dates: June 4-28, Monday-Thursdays (Friday are rain dates)

Times: 9:00-11:30 am

Location: Mendota Lake Shelter

Fees: $75/YM & $85/NYM

**Registration is due by June 1**

Tennis Camp
5 week instructional camp focuses on the basic tennis skills for beginners, and those who are looking to improve their current skills!

Dates: July 3-31st; Tuesday evenings 6:00-6:50 pm

Ages: Boys/Girls 7-13 yrs old.

Location: High School Tennis Courts

Fees: $40/YM & $50/NYM

**Registration is due by June 29**

Youth Soccer League/Clinic
5 week league is designed for your child to learn the fundamentals of soccer and practice them in a game setting. ½ the night practice & ½ night game time.

Dates: June 14-July 13, Thursday evenings 6:00-6:50 pm

Ages: Boys/Girls 4-6 yrs old (Not in M.A.Y.S.)

Location: Mendota Y

Fees: $40/YM & $50/NYM

**Registration is due by June 12**

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.

When: TBD
Time: 9:00 am; game start
Ages:  Boys/Girls Grades K-4 (2017-2018 School year)
Fee: $50 members $60 Non members
Location: Mendota Soccer fields.
Register at the Mendota Area Y and online at
All registrations are due September 8th

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 8

3-On-3 Youth Soccer
This program is designed to provide your child with as much “ball touch” as possible during the off season. This is a non-competitive program, players will be grouped by age and groups will change throughout the program to ensure everyone gets to maximize their skills and ball touches. Weekly participants will be grouped with 2 other players (lottery system) and then verse another team of 3. Time of play will be shorted compared to a standard soccer game as will the playing field be modified.

When: TBD
Time: 5:00pm game will start. Exact schedule TBD upon completion of registration
Ages: Boys/girls K-5th Grade (2017-2018 School year)
Fees: $30/Members & $40/Non-members
Location: Mendota Area YMCA

All registrations are due September 8

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.

When: TBD
Time: 5-5:50pm
Ages: Boys/Girls Grades 2-6 (2017-2018 School year)
Fee: $45/Members & $55/Non-Members
Location: Lincoln School (Old gym, Please use door 5)

All registrations are due November 3

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

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

Kelly Becker
Rusty Stachlewitz
Alison Wasmer
Kelly Bond
Becky Mcpheeters
Lori Safranek
Dan Doyle
Fili Arteaga
Frank Bromenschenkel
 (Branch Manager)
Michelle Barkman

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