Bloomington-Normal YMCA

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, 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 2019-2020 school year:

September 23

October 14 & 25th

November 27th

December 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th

January 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 20th

February 17th, 18th

March 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th

April 9th & 10th


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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