Morris Community YMCA

  • Before and After School Kid Zone

    Registration Now Underway

    In the YMCA’s Before and After School program, kids participate in physical, learning and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. Kids have fun, make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime.

    Program Hours:

    Monday through Friday, on school days
    Before School: 7-9 a.m.
    After School: 3-6 p.m.

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  • 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.

    UPCOMING COLLEGE TOURS

    • 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

    UPCOMING SEMINAR

    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

    Location:
    Galowich Family YMCA
    749 Houbolt Road, Joliet IL 60431

    Register Online

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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

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  • 11th Annual Giving Gala Raises Nearly $140,000 in Scholarship Funds

    The Greater Joliet Area YMCA raised nearly $140,000 in scholarship funds at the 11th annual Giving Gala held Feb. 24 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. The event included dinner, auction and live entertainment for 365 guests.

    The Greater Joliet Area YMCA has been serving families, regardless of age, income or background, from throughout Will County and its surrounding areas for 90 years. Since its inception, the Giving Gala has raised more than $875,000 to benefit families within those communities, helping to ensure that no one is turned away from the Y due to the inability to pay.

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