Morris Community YMCA

  • News and Notes

    Attention Coal City residents! The Morris Community YMCA would like to learn about the types of programs and services you would like to see the YMCA offer in your town. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts by completing the survey below.
    Start the Survey

  • 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
    May 29-August 10

    Summer Day Camp Locations
    Saratoga Elementary School
    4040 N Division St, Morris, IL 60450

    Coal City Early Childhood Center
    755 S Carbon Hill Rd, Coal City, IL 60416

    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

  • Specialty Summer Camps

    This summer, we’re teaming up with the Grundy Area Vocational Center (GAVC) to offer six specialty camps for children in grades 5-9.

    • Agriculture Camp (NEW!)
    • Automotive and Building Basic Skills Camp
    • Computer Graphic Skills Camp
    • How to Be A Hero Camp (NEW!)
    • Kids in the Kitchen Camp
    • Teens in the Kitchen Camp (NEW!)

    Registration is underway!
    Taught by GAVC instructors, these camps will be offered on the GAVC campus adjacent to Morris Community High School.

    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 Morris YMCA is offering 15 exciting sports camps this summer, including basketball, fishing, flag football, golf and soccer, among others.

    Download a Sports Camp Registration Form

    Register Now

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