C.W. Avery Family YMCA

  • News and Notes

    The gym will be closed from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23 due to our community event, An Evening with the Easter Bunny.

  • Summer Camp Registration is Underway

    YMCA summer camps offer an action-packed, adventure-filled experience, where young people can make new friends while having a whole lot of fun! At Y camp, kids laugh, learn, explore and grow, while creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime.

    Camp Hours
    7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday

    Camp Dates
    June 4-August 10

    At the Y, no one is turned away due to the inability to pay. Financial assistance is available. DHS funds are also accepted.

    Learn More

  • An Evening with the Easter Bunny

    Friday, March 23
    6:30-8 p.m.

    Celebrate the Easter season with your family at the C.W. Avery Family YMCA in Plainfield.

    Activities and attractions include:

    • Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt
    • Photos with the Easter Bunny (sponsored by the Kiwanis Club)
    • Games and crafts

    Donate a new or gently used children’s book (ages 5-14) to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win fun prizes!

    Free and open to the community. Please call (815) 267-8600 to register. YMCA Members may register online using the link below.

    Register Now

  • Camp Counselor in Training (CIT) Leadership Program

    The summer camp environment provides a unique opportunity for youth to build leadership skills by gaining hands-on experience assisting our team of camp counselors with our younger campers. Open to registered summer day campers entering grades 7-8, the goal of the Y’s Counselor in Training (CIT) program is to teach teens leadership skills that can be used at school, home and in the community.

    In order to apply to participate in the Counselor in Training Program, prospective participants must:

    • Be a registered summer day camper in grades 7-8 (fall 2018). Regular camp fees apply.
    • Submit a CIT application
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach or pastor
    • Participate in an in-person interview with our Youth and Family team

    Applications and accompanying materials must be submitted by Friday, April 13.

    Download An Application

  • Summer Sports Camps

    YMCA sports camps focus on fundamental skills and promote the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Each camp is filled with positive activities that encourage campers to participate in active games and team challenges. Our number one goal is fun!

    The C.W. Avery Family YMCA is offering more than 30 sports camps this summer. We offer a mix of classic and new school options, from basketball and broomball to volleyball and wiffle ball.

    Register Today!

    Online Registration

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