Bloomington-Normal YMCA

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Towanda Elementary

During the first quarter of the Fall 2020 school year, the only Y-Pals sites that are available for registration are within Olympia School District. Unit 5 school district has moved to remote learning. To learn details on the support that the YMCA is providing these families, click here for Y Academy pricing, structure and background. 


Registration rates are per child. 

Early Registration: July 1, 2020 - August 2, 2020; $40 Member/ $50 Prospective Member

Open Registration: August 3, 2020 - August 23, 2020; $50 Member/ $60 Prospective Member

Late Registration: August 24, 2020 - End of School Year; $75 Member and Prospective Member

Registration reserves your child's spot in YPALS for the entire school year. Once you have registered for the program, your child may attend at any point during the school year. 


All rates are per child. 
Daily Rates

AM Only: $6.50/Member; $9.00/Prospective Member

PM Only: $10/Member; $14/Prospective Member

Both AM & PM: $14.00/Member; $20.75/Prospective Member

Weekly Rates

PM All Week: $47/Member; $66/Prospective Member

AM & PM All Week: $68/Member; $101/Prospective Member

Payments are run on the 1st and the 15th of each month for the previous two weeks of attendance. Families will only pay for when their child(ren) attend YPALS; no payment will be applied to the days your child(ren) is not at YPALS. A valid method of payment upon registration is required for processing bi-weekly payments. 


Before school programming is 6:40 am - 7:30 am (late start days until 8:30 am)

After school programming is end of school day - 5:30 pm


Morning drop off: IMC/Library

After school pick-up: Gym

**Please note: All students must be signed in/out by and authorized pick up. ID will be required.


First day of school - End of school year

School Break Day Program is offered on most full days that Unit 5 schools are not in session. This program is held at the YMCA. 

YPALS does not provide after school programming on half days or on inclement weather days that after school activities are canceled before noon. 


Towanda YPALS Enrichment program is structured around the Y Principles of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Students will participate in a variety of activities that keep them active, engaged, and growing.   

Activities may include the following: 

  • Homework assistance
  • Outdoor play                 
  • Art
  • Snack
  • Organized recreation     
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Team sports skills           
  • Team building


See the parent handbook for more details on your child's specific rates, programming and transportation.

YPALS 2020-2021 Parent Handbook

YPALS 2020-2021 Registration Form


Contact Director of Youth Development, Sarah Tunall, at



At the Bloomington-Normal YMCA, the safety and well-being of our members, staff, volunteers and the broader Bloomington-Normal community have always been and will always be a top priority. To learn more about the prevention measures in place at our Y-Pals locations, please click on the button below. 



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