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Youth Involvement

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Hang Time at the Y

Hang Time is a time for parents to work out while their kids have fun in this supervised program offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday-4pm to 7:30pm,   *****Hours are subject to change based on attendance and building hours. Each month a calendar of activities is available for each night of Hang Time.  This program gives kids grades K-6th a place to belong our Y.  They will meet new friends, create crafts and experiments, have game time and play some sports.  Hang Time is included in your membership fee.  We ask parents sign their younger kids in and out of the program each night so you can know they are in a secure and supervised program area.


Y’s Kid Program – Before & After School

Riddle & Williams Elementary Schools

The Y’s Kid Program is a collaborative effort offered by Mattoon Community School District #2 and the Mattoon Area Family YMCA.  It’s a safe, comprehensive program for K – 5th graders that gives parents peace of mind, knowing your children are being taken care of by the YMCA before and/or after school sessions. The program is full of excitement and challenges for children. Activities center around age, interest, culture, education and the seasons.  The times for this program are before school, 6:30 – 8:00am, and after school, 3:10 – 5:30pm.  The Y’s Kid Program follows the Mattoon School calendar. Program is not held if school is cancelled or dismissed early due to weather.

Parents must sign a contract schedule. Before and After School Care is billed through automatic bank draft.  Payment is not based on attendance.The YMCA does not discourage any child from participating due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is available at the YMCA.

  • Early out days are included in the after school program fees.
  • Multiple-Child discount: 25% off for each additional child for AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM ONLY
  • CUSD #2 Employee discount: 15% off program fees


Dynamite Days Out

This program is scheduled when the Mattoon School Districts have scheduled the day out.  Example: Winter break and Spring Break.  This is a day long program for kids ages 5-12 to give them a place to go when school is not in session.  Program includes games, sports, arts & crafts, movies, swimming and other organized activities.  Children must be registered at least 3 days in advance and must bring a sack lunch, 2 snacks, water bottle, swim suit and towel.  Weather permitting, we may be outdoors.  Please have your child dress appropriately.  This program is NOT included with the Before/After School Program and will require registration and payment prior to child’s attendance.  CCR&R approved program.  Cost is $20 per day.  For more information on Dynamite Days Out, please contact Kayla at

2016-2017 School year Dynamite Days Out

Oct 7, 10 and 21

Nov 11,23,25

Dec 22-Jan 3 (weekdays only)

Jan 16

Feb 20

April 10-17 (weekdays only)


MY Nights

MY Night’s is a program held at the Y for kids in Middle School (6-8th) from any area school.  The program provides the youth with a safe environment to interact with their peers.  During the events, there will be a variety of different activities for youth to take part including basketball, karaoke, dodgeball, dancing and spending time with friends.  Each month there is a special event or theme to add some new variety!  Pizza is provided too.  The cost is $5 per participant and you do not have to be a Y member to attend.  Registration is done at the door the night of the event.  For more information, contact Kayla Spencer at


Camp Ki-Ma-Y-Camp Summer 2017-Check back Spring 2017 for more information.

Camp Ki-Ma-Y is an affordable and dependable child care option for families who require day to day care for children 5 – 12 years of age (youth must have completed kindergarten- last school year completed should not be higher than 5th grade).  Camp Ki-Ma-Y provides children with daily summer adventures that promote healthy spirit, mind, and body.  Meeting new friends, learning team building through YMCA character development curriculum, and expanding their knowledge through new experiences are positive outcomes of each week of camp! Campers will spend time indoors and outdoors as our staff leads them in a variety of activities including:

Arts and Crafts –  Small and large group interactions –  Sports and physical play –  Recreational swimming –  Outdoor education –  One off-site field trip per week

Age: 5 – 12

Camp Hours

Pre-Camp  6:30am-9am

Camp          9am-4pm

Post-camp  4pm-5:30pm

For more information please visit our summer camp page, which includes a camp schedule.