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.


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 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.

Our commitment to NW Illinois is to continue to provide excellence in programming and leadership at affordable prices. We believe you will agree with us that membership in the YMCA is an exceptional value. We greatly appreciate your continued support.

Members enjoy all of these amenities

  • Men's, Women's, Boy's and Girl's Locker Rooms
  • 25 meter pool and training pool (64 lengths/32 laps = 1 mile)
  • 3 Handball/Racquetball Courts
  • Multi Purpose Room
  • Cross Training Center - Including 2 Stair climbers, 4 Air Dynes, Concept II Rower, 5 lifefitness Elliptical crosstrainers, 6 Precor Elliptical Transports, 7 Treadmills, 3 Recumbent Lifecycles, 2 Cybex Upright Bikes, 14 Cybex selectorized machines and Free Weights
  • Walking/Running Track
  •  Quality Programs for All Ages

Guest Pass Policy

Effective August 1, 2011

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)

* Sunday, after 2:00 PM only                       

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 check in at Business Office, 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 Fitness Centers.

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