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.


We believe you will agree with us that membership in the YMCA is an exceptional value. There are no contracts required at the Y, so you're not locked in to a specific time period.

What Your Membership Includes:

  • Select FREE group fitness classes
  • Discounted group fitness classes and youth sports programs
  • Free personalized fitness orientation
  • One free 8-week group fitness class
  • One free 8-week swim lesson
  • Full-size Gym and Auxiliary Gym
  • 25 meter pool with diving board and slide
  • 3 Racquetball/Handball Courts
  • Walking/Running Track (1/14 mile track)
  • Full line of cardiovascular equipment: Treadmills, Ellipticals, Steppers, Recumbent Bicycles, and Stationary Bikes
  • Full selection of free weight equipment
  • Full line of selectorized weight machines
  • Mirrored Multi-Purpose & Indoor Cycling Classrooms
  • Men’s, Women’s, Girl’s and Boy’s Locker Rooms

Membership Dues

Membership Joiner Fee* Monthly
Family/Household $50.00 $47.00 $564.00
Single Parent Family $50.00 $42.75 $513.00
Retired Couple $50.00 $37.00 $444.00
Plus $50.00 $55.00 $660.00
Plus I $50.00 $64.00 $768.00
Plus II $50.00 $74.50 $894.00
Adult $50.00 $35.00 $420.00
Retiree $50.00 $29.00 $348.00
Student $50.00 $16.50 $198.00
Youth $0 $13.50 $162.00
*New Members only
Upon joining the Y, the joiner’s fee and first month’s payment are due, prorated based on the date you join. Your membership dues can be paid in one of two ways:
Monthly: Automatically pay electronically through your checking account.
Annual: Pay for an entire year by cash, check or credit card.

Membership Categories

The Family YMCA of NW IL offers several membership categories to meet the needs of our community.

Family/Household: Two adults and dependent children under the age of 24, living in the same household. 

Single Parent Family: One adult and dependent children under the age of 24 living in the same household. 

Plus: Adult membership with Plus locker room access, all other family members in regular locker rooms

Plus I: Family membership, one adult with Plus locker room access, all other family members in regular locker rooms

Plus II: Family membership, two adults with Plus locker room access, all other family members in regular locker rooms

Adult: 18+ years, no longer in high school or a full-time college student

Retiree: 60+ years and not employed full-time

Retired Couple: Married couple with one spouse 60+, neither employed full-time

Student: 7th-12th grade, full-time college students (12+ credit hours, not employed full-time), G.E.D. students must be 23 years or less and not employed full-time

Youth: 6th grade and under

The YMCA offers its members all of the following and more. . . .

  • The best value for your dollar in health, fitness and wellness programs for you and your entire family
  • Access to America's largest provider of childcare
  • Free personalized fitness orientation
  • Free child watch while you're at the Y
  • Swim lessons from America's leading instructors
  • Character building activities for children and teens
  • AWAY Program - use your membership card when you visit other Y's across the country

Call (815) 235-9622 to join today!

Plus Membership Includes: Whirlpool, sauna, assigned locker, padlock, towel service, carpeted locker room, hair dryers, body wash, shampoo, telephone, television and a little extra privacy. Children ages 4 and under are allowed in the Fitness Center locker room with a parent.

Financial Assistance Statement
YMCA financial assistance will be awarded upon the available resources of the Association. Financial assistance and scholarships are obtained through a confidential application process.


Guest Pass Policy

As a membership organization the Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois recognizes the vital importance of a strong membership base to maintain the work of the Association.  The YMCA does, however, provide non-members access to the facility on a limited basis as a service to current members.

The following outlines the YMCA's policies regarding guest usage:              

GUEST PASS FEES Family (immediate blood relatives) $20.00
  Individuals (8th grade - adult)  $12.00
  Youth (7th grade and under) $  7.00

TIMES:  The YMCA reserves the right to deny guest usage at any time the facility is scheduled to capacity.  Guest Passes are available during regular YMCA hours with the following exceptions:

* Saturday, limited access pool/lower level (8th grade and older)

YOUTH HOURS:  Youth 6th grade and under must be accompanied by a parent or YMCA adult member to be in the facility after 7:00 PM.  Exceptions will be made for those attending YMCA classes.                

YOUTH POLICY:  All YMCA members 7th grade and older are permitted use of the lower level facilities.  7th grader must take a Youth Strength Training class before using the lower level.                                         

PROCEDURE:  Guests must purchase pass and sign name and phone number on the back of the receipt.  A valid photo ID is required for purchasing a guest pass.

AWAY:  Current YMCA members in other Associations will be given free usage of the YMCA - excluding the Plus Locker Rooms.

Hours of Operation

Sept. 11, 2016 - May 21, 2017
5:00 AM–9:30 PM
7:00 AM–5:00 PM
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Summer Hours of Operation

May 23, 2016 - Sept. 10, 2016

M–TH 5:00 AM–9:30 PM

Friday 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday 7:00 AM–5:00 PM

Sunday- Closed