Bloomington-Normal YMCA

Y-Pals Plus: School Break Days


On most days Unit 5 schools are not scheduled to be in session, the YMCA will host a full day of activities from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM for children ages 5 through 12. Activities will include arts and crafts, structured games, swimming, group games, Legos classes and free play. Children attending should bring gym shoes, a lunch, a swimsuit and towel.  Participants of School Break Days must preregister at the YMCA. There will not be School Break Days on snow days or half days of school; only scheduled full days off.


  • Provide a safe, nurturing, and structured environment
  • Increase physical activity through sport, games, and aquatics
  • Encourage creativity through art
  • Enhance social interaction


Schools Break Day's at the Y are staffed by trained YMCA Before/After School Staff most of whom are Elementary Education majors attending Illinois State University. School's Out Days are held on the following days during the 2017-2018 school year:

September 5th

October 9th

November 22nd

December 22nd, 27th, 28th and 29th

January 3rd-5th, 8th and 15th

February 19th and 20th

March 26th-30th

April 2nd and 20th


FEES: YMCA Members: $33/day, Prospective Members: $45/day

WEEKLY FEES: YMCA Members: $145, Prospective Members: $195

To register, please bring the completed registration packet and registration fee payment to the front desk of the YMCA. The registration fee is $20/child, but is waived for all Y-PALS participants.

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For more information, contact the Director of Youth Development, Jordan Mueller, at


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