Guest Passes


Guests may purchase a guest pass valid for the day it is dated only. Each guest is required to present a photo I.D., sign a waiver and have their photo taken. Guests under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver for them. Guests will be held to the same rules and regulations as YMCA members.
  • Youth (7th grade and under) $7.00
  • Adult $12.00
  • Family $20.00

Guests 12 years old and under are not allowed usage of the lower level facilities.


We want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Sometimes, it’s more convenient for members to utilize a Y in a different location when traveling, near a workplace, or in another region. Now, YMCA Members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout the state of Illinois, at no extra charge.


Your Membership Card Gives YOU Access to over 50 YMCA's in Illinois. Simply present your active YMCA membership card and photo ID at any participating YMCA statewide and enjoy free access.


The YMCA’s Reciprocal Membership Program is valid for YMCA Members only. Program Members may upgrade to a membership at any time to qualify. Visitors to other Y’s must present a valid YMCA membership card and photo ID upon their first visit and complete a visiting member waiver or standard membership application form with liability waiver.

A YMCA Member’s home YMCA designation and subsequent monthly membership rate will be determined by which Y the member uses 51 percent of the time. 

Program discounts do not apply. Participating YMCAs reserve the right to restrict facility or program access. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply.

A.W.A.Y Program

Through our “Always Welcome At the Y” program (A.W.A.Y.) visiting Members of other YMCA’s from all over the world are made to feel at home here at the Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois.
Members of other YMCA Associations are invited all year round to enjoy our facilities.

Requirements for the A.W.A.Y Program:

  • Photo ID 
  • Verification of Membership by a visitor's home Y  
  • Signed Waiver  

All Guests of the YMCA are expected to follow our Code of Conduct at all times.