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.

    Program hours coordinate with your district’s school day.

    Learn More

  • Summer Day Camp Registration Is Underway

    The Y provides a safe, affordable and fun day camp for youth and teens, grades K-8. YMCA Summer Camp offers kids a chance to have fun while building a healthy spirit, mind and body. Campers will enjoy a summer full of water fun, weekly field trips, sports, outdoor exploration, arts and crafts and more.

    Download a form below to register at the YMCA or register now by clicking here.

    Learn More about Summer Day Camp

  • Healthy Kids Day

    Saturday, April 29
    10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Healthy Kids Day is held each April to shine a spotlight on the importance of staying active and being healthy during the summer months.

    In celebration of Healthy Kids Day, the Morris YMCA is holding a free community event filled with family-friendly activities, educational demonstrations and a variety of area vendors.

    Scheduled Activities
    Hip-Hop Fit Demo at 11 a.m.
    Teen TRX Demo at 11:45 a.m.
    Bounce House on site
    Command Vehicle on display
    Fire Truck on display
    D’Arcy Motors vehicle on display

    Participating Vendors
    Morris Hospital
    Morris Public Library
    Morris Downtown Development
    Jimmy Johns
    Carrie Troll, real estate broker with Keller Williams Experience

  • New Speciality Camps Coming In Summer 2017

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

    • Automotive and Building Basic Skills Camp
    • Be a Lifesaver Camp
    • Computer Graphic Skills Camp
    • Kids in the Kitchen Camp

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

    Register Now

  • Morris YMCA Named Organization of the Year

    The Morris Community YMCA was named Organization of the Year by the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry at their annual dinner held March 22 at Chapin’s East in Minooka. Executive Director Missy Durkin accepted the award on behalf of the Y, a nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Several other businesses and individuals were also recognized for their successes and achievements over the past year.

    Located in a humble space at 320 Wauponsee Street in downtown Morris, the YMCA currently serves more than 2,400 members throughout the Grundy County. Late in 2016, the Y announced the site of their future full-facility YMCA, a donated 12-acre parcel of land just west of White Oak Elementary School on DuPont Avenue.

    A branch of the Greater Joliet Area YMCA, the Morris YMCA brings families closer together, encourages good health, and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests. Through its financial assistance and scholarship program, the YMCA works to fulfill its mission of ensuring that its programs are available to everyone and no one is turned away due to the inability to pay.

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