Galowich Family YMCA

  • News and Notes

    The Galowich Family YMCA’s annual summer hours go into effect starting Sunday, May 27.

    • Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
    • Saturday: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed

    In observance of Memorial Day, all Greater Joliet Area YMCA locations will close at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 28.

  • 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

  • Fitness Fun Under the Sun

    Outdoor Exercise Classes

    This summer, the Y is offering weekly outdoor fitness classes that are FREE and open to the community.

    This is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the weather without having to skip your workout.

    Yoga @ Goold Park in Morris
    Mondays, 7-8 a.m. (June 4-August 6)

    Address: Goold Park Drive, Morris, IL
    Instructor: Linette

    Zumba @ Slammers Stadium in Joliet
    Mondays, 9-10 a.m. (June 4-August 6)

    Address: 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet, IL
    Instructor: Brittany

    Pound @ Goold Park in Morris
    Tuesdays, 9-10 am. (June 5-August 7)

    Address: Goold Park Drive, Morris, IL
    Instructor: Crystal

    Zumba @ Ira Jones (adjacent to the Y) in Plainfield
    Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (June 7-August 9)

    Address: 15320 Wallin Drive, Plainfield, IL
    Instructor: Stacy

    All classes are free and open to the community. Participants must be 12 years of age or older. No registration is required. In cases of inclement weather, classes will be canceled. Please contact your local branch or check the Y’s Facebook page for cancellation announcements.

  • Shop at Macy’s and Support Campers in Need

    May 1-22

    For the second year in a row, Macy’s is partnering with the Y to give kids a summer camp experience. From May 1 to May 22, Macy’s shoppers may round-up purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the difference (up to $.99) to support the Y’s camp scholarship program that sends kids to summer camp.

    The Y’s camp scholarship program helps kids, especially underserved youth, attend camp, where they are introduced to new experiences that build confidence and develop skills to help them reach their full potential. In 2017, Macy’s raised more than $975,000 for the Y camps nationwide, sending more than 8,000 kids to camp who would have been unable to attend otherwise.

    Learn More

  • Believe In Your Potential

    Summer College Readiness Programs

    College Readiness Programs are designed to help students in grades 9-12, and young adults under the age of 21, achieve their higher education goals.


    • Northern Illinois University & Wheaton College (Tuesday, June 19)
    • University of Saint Francis & Lewis University (Thursday, July 12)
    • University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) & DePaul University (Tuesday, August 4)

    Cost Per Tour: $20 for YMCA Facility Members; $30 for Community Members

    Departing Location:
    Galowich Family YMCA
    749 Houbolt Road
    Joliet, IL 60456

    Register Online


    Empowerment Day
    Thursday, June 28 • 9:30-11 a.m.

    Come be empowered and inspired! Participate in an informational and transformational session on higher education and get prepared to take the next step in preparing for your future. All participants will receive college readiness resources and additional capacity-building information.

    Cost: FREE for YMCA Facility Members; $5 for Community Members

    Galowich Family YMCA
    749 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

    Register Online

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