Bloomington-Normal YMCA

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NEW HOURS effective November 23! Monday - Friday: 5am-7:30pm, Saturday 6am-2pm

School Break Days



During our temporary closure, the Y facility will serve only as an emergency school-aged child care program (K-5) for those working families who desperately need care not to exceed 50 kids. Particularly those working parents on the front lines combating this virus including health care workers, nurses, doctors, EMS professionals, police, and fire. Like all our programs, we’ll turn no child away due to the inability to pay, and your membership fee and Strong Kids contributions help facilitate this service. Like all programming, this too will continue to be re-evaluated based on community needs. Care will be provided at the Bloomington-Normal YMCA between the hours of 7am and 5:30pm.  E-mail Sarah Tunall, Director of Youth Development at, with questions.


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, and free play. Children attending should bring gym shoes, 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. 

This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19 protocol.  We will reassess our ability to provide the program in Spring 2021.



Preregistration for School Break Days is required. To preregister, go to  All students must be registered for the program and for the specific day(s) in which they will attend.   Registration will close 24 hours before the program date and is non-refundable.  

Families with financial assistance or CCRRN: Please register your child for the School Break Days program, then contact Director of Youth Development, Sarah Tunall, with the specific date(s) you'd like your child to attend. 
Registration Pricing

YMCA Members: $40/day

Prospective Members: $55/day

Winter Break (all 7 days): $270/member; $370/prospective member

Spring Break (all 5 days): $185/member;  $260/prospective member

Click here for registration information

Click here for Parent Handbook

For more information, contact the Director of Youth Development, Sarah Tunall, at


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