• Summer Day Camp

    Registration Begins March 1

    For weeks on end, the adventures don’t stop for our campers. Just ask them—Summer Day Camp at the Y is like having recess every day. Only “recess” at the Y includes crafts and games galore, awesome camp counselors and all the fun of camping with the ability of sleeping in your own bed at night.

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    Summer Day Camp
  • Staff Spotlight


    After nearly two years at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA, Sarah Porzel is now leading the charge at the newly established Morris Community YMCA.

    “I get up everyday and I’m happy to go to work,” Sarah says. “I love who I work with. I love the members. I love that I get to come into work and not feel like I’m working.”

    Read Her Story

    Staff Spotlight
  • Dive Into Action

    Upcoming Scuba Events

    Take a “test dive” into the world of Scuba by participating in one of the following upcoming events:

    Scuba Discovery, February 21 | Smith Family YMCA
    Scuba Talk, February 22 | C.W. Avery Family YMCA

    Register Now

    Dive Into Action
  • Giving Gala Cash Raffle Tickets on Sale Now

    Tickets are available for $25, with three fantastic prizes: $2,500, $1,500 and $500. Winners will be announced during the Giving Gala on Saturday, February 28, at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.

    Only 800 tickets will be sold! Get yours today!

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    Giving Gala Cash Raffle Tickets on Sale Now
  • Celebrating Nine Years

    At The C.W. Avery Family YMCA

    This month, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA is celebrating the ninth anniversary of its flagship branch—the C.W. Avery Family YMCA. On February 4, 2006, the Y officially opened its doors to the Plainfield community. The rest is history!

    Join us as we take a look back and reminisce over a successful nine years!

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    Celebrating Nine Years