Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen - Youth Development, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility Giving back and providing support to our neighbors Encouraging social responsibility Improving the nation's health and well-being.

Welcome to the Y!

No Joiner Fee Sale

Thanks for voting us Best in the Region 15 continuous years! We're celebrating with a no joiner fee sale from April 27 - May 3!


Put more in, Get more kid out

Healthy Kids Day
May 2
10:00 am - Noon
Free and open to public
Come on out to the Y to enjoy loads of fun activities. From art to archery and fish to fire trucks, we'll have plenty to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home!
Strut your stuff for a good cause! The Y's Spring Chicken 5K on May 2 is fun for all with the option to run or walk. Proceeds benefit the Y's Annual Campaign which helps the Y provide opportunities for kids and adults in Northwest Illinois to build self-confidence.


Annual Campaign Silent Auction

May 11 (noon) - May 14 (6:00 pm)

We are looking for great auction items... vacation homes, airline miles, gift cards, wine, theme baskets, etc. For information or to donate items for our silent auction, contact:
Dawn Reed
815 235 9622
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The Y is for everyone! Our programs, services and initiatives enable youth to realize their potential, offer families ways to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster social responsibility. When you give to the Y, you continue to strengthen our community and move us forward. 


YMCA Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery registration is full. Please call 815-235-9622 to add your name to the waiting list!

At Y day camp, we are here to make your kids feel welcome. To help them quickly realize this is a place where they belong and can be themselves. Try new things. Make new friends. And be a part of something great.
One week or the whole summer. Indoors and out. On their own or in a group. Archery to arts, canoeing to cannonballs at YMCA Camp Discovery your kids will have an amazing experience.
The 34th Annual YMCA/FHN Triathlon is a chip timed race with divisions for both teams and individuals. It's the perfect venue for both seasoned and first time triathletes. This 400 meter swim, 17 mile bike and 3.1 mile run is fully supported by volunteers, aid stations and a spectator friendly course. Each year event proceeds are donated to the Family YMCA of NW IL Annual Fund Campaign.

The pool will be closed from Monday, May 4 – Sunday May 11 for spring cleaning. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please join us on Monday, May 11 for sparkling tile and brand new water!


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Youth Development
Healthy Living
Social Responsibility

Hours of Operation


5:00 AM–9:30 PM
7:00 AM–5:00 PM
12:00-5:00 PM