We know that finding time to come together as a family can be tough. Practice schedules, homework, and dance classes can make evenings hectic and rushed. At the Y, we’re in the business of bringing families together. So join us and check out one of our upcoming family events and make a day of it! Our community is living and growing better together so we can all learn, grow, and thrive!

upcoming events





October 12  |  2-4pm  |  Ages 4-7  |  $10
Get ready for Halloween by creating a spooky craft, playing games and making a delicious treat.

December 14  |  2-4pm  |  Ages 4-7  |  $10
Get into the holiday spirit at this workshop.  Kids will make and decorate Christmas cookies, play games and make a holiday craft to take home.



CREATIVE WRITING CLASS with local author Bambi Harris
18+ | Saturdays | 11:00am | $78M/$114NM
Sept 3 - Oct 25  |  Oct 28 - Dec 20

Do you have a flair for writing? Do you have a half-done project in a drawer somewhere or millions of ideas gathering dust in your mental storage facility? Get inspired! Get motivated! Come join Bambi Harris, author of The Afterlife Series, and discover a fun, simplified perspective on writing and personal achievement.

Sept 20, Oct 18 and Nov 22 | Free | 11:30am
This will be a relaxed get together where you get to catch up with your friends, share a meal and get a recipe.  Please bring 1 copy of your recipe

Oct 18 | 6-8:00pm | $10M/$15NM
Come to the West Branch for a scary movie on the big screen while creating a Halloween masterpiece.

Oct 27 | 1-2:00pm | FREE
Come to the YMCA West Branch dressed and ready to trick or treat.  Staff and members will have their trunks decorated and ready to hand out treats. If you are interested in hosting a trunk, please call Jackie Eade at (815) 786-9998.

Nov 16 | 6:30-8:30pm | FREE
The Y will host their 12th Fall Formal. The Y will provide dinner, drinks, and dancing. Event is free to attend. Participants are encouraged to dress in formal attire but it is not required.

End of September
We will display the lists of school supplies needed for local schools. We accept the supplies and distribute them to families of school-age children in need within the community.

Dec 13  |  6-9:00pm  |  Ages 3-12  |   $15M/$25NM
Your kids will play, dance, enjoy a movie and make a craft. Pizza will be provided

Birthday parties at the Y are a fun and special way to celebrate. Choose your party and we’ll do the rest.
The Y provides:

  • pizzas
  • juice
  • tableware
  • birthday shirt

All parties run two hours, for up to 15 children. Call 630-552-4100 x221 to book your party today.

up to 15 children  |  $150M/$225NM
15-25 children  |  $230M/$330NM

The Y has the party for you! Choose from the following themes:

Aqua Track | ages 6+
up to 15 children  |  $260M/ $380NM

16-25 children  |  $320M/$440NM
The Aqua Track is an inflatable obstacle course with a bridge, cliff, and slide. This party package includes one-hour exclusive Aqua Track use. Children must pass the swim test. Download the Aquatics Birthday Swim form here.

Swim Party | Ages 3+
One hour free swim.

Dance Party | Ages 3+
Children will learn basic dance moves including ballet, hip-hop, and jazz!

Gymnastics Party | Ages 6+
Two hours of fun tumbling through our obstacle course and jumping into our foam pit!
Contact Jenny to book your gymnastics party today! (630) 552-4100 ext. 243 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sports Party | Ages 5+
One hour of the sport of your choice or a combination of sports

Princess Party | Ages 3+

Go ahead and act like a princess on your birthday! Your child and guests will decorate crowns and play like princesses. Add extra excitement by having your guests come to the party in their princesses outfits.

Ballerina Party | Ages 3+
You're the belle of the ball at your ballet birthday party!  Learn basic ballet moves during this birthday party.


Download this file (Aquatics Party Order Form.pdf)Aquatics Birthday Swim Form