Join the Y

Your Membership Is Valued

At the Y, you aren’t just a member of a facility you are a part of a cause. We are the leading charitable organization in youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We provide opportunities you need to become healthy, confident, and connected to others. When you join our “Y family” you will be encouraged by staff & others to get involved in programs, activities, volunteerism, philanthropy, and become an advocate of the Y’s cause of strengthening our community.


Families come together, have fun, and spend quality time with each other. Parents find a safe and positive environment for kids to practice good values, social skills, and behaviors. Children and teens play, learn who they are, what they can achieve, and are accepted with open arms. Adults connect with friends, pursue interests, and learn to live healthier. Communities thrive because neighbors support each other and give back. We all build relationships that further our purpose and belonging.


Members are welcome at more than 1,000 Y’s nationwide. Going on a vacation, business, or family trip? Try a dip in another Y’s pool, check out their weight room, or visit a fitness class! Contact the Y you are planning to visit for details. Proof of membership required. To participate in a paid program you would still need to pay the public/nonmember rate, as you are not a member of that Y.


Better health improves the quality of life for employees and cuts down on injury, illness, and absenteeism. Healthy employees are critical to an employer’s bottom line. We partner with employers to provide membership and wellness benefits. For more information, contact us at 309-853-4431 or email


Membership Benefits

  • FREE Y Play (child watch) & Wellness meetings
  • Unlimited visits & land classes!
  • Special Member rates and priority registration
  • Access to 6 lane pool & Whirlpool( for ages 16 & up)
  • Fully equipped adult and children locker rooms (Saunas in adult locker rooms)
  • Sweat towels at courtesy desk
  • Strength training & free weights
  • Functional Training Room!
  • 1 Racquetball court; 2 Basketball courts
  • Indoor walking/running track and cardio room
  • Membership Card
  • Nationwide YMCA membership
  • Limited guest privileges renewed each year, to bring a friend!
  • Access to YMCA360. Available on any Apple, Android, or Roku Device.


Membership Information

Be sure to read our tips on using The YMCA of Kewanee by clicking here


A benefit offered to members of many Medicare plans across the US. Stop by the Y desk today to find out if you qualify!


SilverSneakers is a benefit offered to members of many Medicare plans across the US. If you are a part of Medicare health plan or if you are a group retiree you may already have the SilverSneakers benefit. Stop by the Y desk today to find out if you qualify!


Continuous Draft: Choose either credit/debit card or checking/savings account to be debited automatically once per month on the 1st or 15th. Annual, 3 month, or 6 month memberships: Dues paid in full upon joining and renewed at the end of the term.  Credit and Debit Card transactions will incur an additional $2.95 processing fee. 


Your member card is linked to your photo. For safety members should never loan their card to others; this will result in loss of membership privileges. Member card required to check out some items in the facility. Members can save a photo of the barcode on their membership card to a mobile device and use this to scan in as well. Replacement cards $5


Membership may be put on hold for up to 4 months per year. Holds must be initiated in advance. Locker rentals not available for holds. Contact Jodi Wall for more information.


30-day notice is required for terminating membership. Your termination must be submitted in writing. Example– To cancel for June; fill out form in May. Not coming, will not stop your membership billing continues until the form is completed.



Membership Rates
Build a membership that fits you!

+ Activation Fee of $37
(19 years and older)

+ Activation Fee of $12
(Each additional adult, 24 years and older, living at the same private residence.  Must be added to an individual adult membership.)

+ Activation Fee of $11
(Includes all children through age 23 living at the same private residence.  Must be added to an individual adult membership.)

YOUTH / STUDENT (50% Subsidy) $18.50/month
(Individual youth is anyone 18 or under. Student is anyone in High School or College up to age 24)

SENIOR INDIVIDUAL (15% Subsidy) $31.50/month
+ Activation Fee of $31.50
(65 years and older)

Join Fee charged to any person whose membership has lapsed more than 30 days. The fee helps to source funds for enhancing membership services. The fee is non-refundable and paid in full upon joining.

Guest Pass
Non-YMCA Members Daily Fee
Youth $7
Adult/Senior/College Student $10
Family $16

A guest pass is valid for one day.

Be our Guest


We believe in opportunities for all to experience the endless benefits of the Y. We want to get to know you and you to know us. Guests must present a current photo ID and purchase a pass as described below. As a member based organization the Y reserves the right to curtail/limit guest visits. Use the facility more than 3x in a month? Save with a membership...
Up to 3 guest passes from up to 3 months prior can be applied toward a new membership if you decide to purchase a membership!



At the Y, strengthening the foundation of our community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we work together to invest in our kids, our health, and our neighbors. We provide support for families and promote positive change overall through our Annual Campaign. When you give to the Y, you help more people move forward.

Use the Online Calculator to see if you qualify for the Income-Based Membership Program. The calculated rate is not guaranteed. Please visit the Y with required paperwork for verification.


In order for us to process your application. Please bring copies (NO originals) of the following documents to the Member Services desk to verify your rate:

Required: Copy of most recent tax return (OR non-filing letter plus verification of all other sources of income)

Required: State-issued valid photo I.D.

Payment can be made in the following ways:

| EFT Bank Draft (Need official bank documentation)
| Cash or Check
| Annual payment

Joiner Fees are waived for members with Income-Based Pricing (IBP)

It is our goal that no one be denied YMCA services due to an inability to pay.  If the Income-Based Rate is still not affordable for you, please ask us about applying for a Scholarship. 

Program Assistance

- The percentage of assistance applied to programs and child care is based on a sliding scale.
- A maximum of 40% program assistance is available.
- Please ask member services staff for more information.
- If you feel you have a need for more assistance please call the Y for a confidential appointment to discuss further. 

Selection Process
Eligibility for financial assistance will be determined by the appropriate staff, based on a through review of the application and at times a personal appointment with the applicant.  The length of assistnace will not exceed twelve months. You will be asked to complete a new IBP form for all renewals.  Failure to report any form of income may result in the termination or delay of assistance from the Y.  The Kewanee YMCA reserves the right to refuse assistance to any applicant. 

The Kewanee YMCA reserves the right to accept only qualifying applicants.