"Home" Music Video

"Home will last a lifetime at the Y." We couldn't agree more! All of the lyrics to this song came from social media comments about why people love the Y. Matt Taylor from U Can Uke took the comments and wrote us a song. You can see the comments on the screen as he sings them. We love it and think it perfectly represents how our Y is a family and truly a home away from home for many people!

Tour Our New App

Welcome to the New YMCA of Rock River Valley app. We are excited to launch this new app with features to help you meet your health and wellness goals. Watch this video to get a look at the app.

YMCA One Number

Currently, The U.S. has the most unequal income distribution in the developed world. Sometimes these divisions exist mere miles from each other. Depending on the zip code kids are born into, they can have less access to fresh food, quality education and job opportunities, which means they have a much lower chance at upward mobility. This means that far too many individuals and communities are not reaching their full potential. “One Number” reminds us that everything the Y does helps ensure that all people can thrive, no matter who they are or where they’re from. 

YMCA College Tour - Road to Success

Each year, the YMCA of Rock River Valley takes a group of its Achievers students on a road trip to visit a handful of college campuses. Many of these students have never stepped foot on a campus and many never thought college could be an option. The Achievers program helps these students prepare for life after high school, and helps them reach their full potential. This video features Kevin Horton, an Achievers alum who used the college tour to find his future at Rust College.

Camp Magic at Camp Winnebago YMCA

Welcome to a magical place filled with adventure. Where we celebrate each other, reach new heights, encourage one another and where around every corner lies new interactions and new friends to learn from. This is where teamwork means working together to create something amazing. 

Camp Winnebago at the YMCA of Rock River Valley.

For a Better Us Video

All people deserve the experience of being included. Trying new things. Sharing laughs. Honing a skill. Connecting without Wifi. And, feeling like they have a home away from home. The Y is that place for many people.

The Y’s tagline is: For a Better Us. But, what is Us? Us is…a promise to strengthen kids, families, adults and seniors with programs that protect, teach, connect, heal, nourish and encourage. It’s how we help communities and the “us” who live in them realize their possibilities. We can’t do it alone. We know that when we come together For a Better Us - that is empowering.

Community Breakfast 2017: Building a Better Us

The YMCA of Rock River Valley highlights how its members are building a better us. This video was featured at our annual Community Breakfast in October 2017.

Join the Y - For a Better Us

A better you makes a better us.

From After School Care to Zumba, the Y is the place for health, wellness and the pursuit of fitness. After more than 100 years of serving our community, the Y knows what we need to be our best selves. We are a place to belong, to play, to learn, to be healthy and give back. Join the Y today!

For a better you. For a better community. For a better us.

20/20 Member Referral Program

We all know that coming to the Y is better with friends, and now we’ve made it even better with our new 20/20 member referral program. Simply find a friend, join the Y and you both save 20%! Existing members can refer a new member and take advantage of the same deal. Members together save 20 percent forever.

The YMCA of Rock River Valley now has three locations to serve you better. And, our Puri Family YMCA is open 24 hours. For more information, visit rockriverymca dot org. The Y – for a better us.

2017 YMCA Intern Challenge Recap

2016 YMCA Intern Challenge Recap

2015 YMCA Intern Challenge Recap

2014 YMCA Intern Challenge Recap

IC: Through the Eyes of One Student

Former Intern Challenge contestant Andre Anthony explains the challenge and how it helped define his journey.

Intern Challenge Contestant Impact

Several former YMCA Intern Challenge contestants share their experience and what impact the challenge had on their career path.

Power of 3

The YMCA is celebrating the Power of 3 this summer! Three Y branches means three times the fun. New members, who join in June, can lock-in special rates for a year. The celebration doesn’t stop there – we’re giving away a free, yearlong membership to one lucky member. Join the Y in June for a better you, a better community, a better us – that’s truly the power of 3! 

YMCA Capital Vision Video

Vision - you have to be able to see what could be in place of what is. We've rallied behind a vision to become one of the best in the country, but how do we get there? The Y shares its short and long term vision and we need your support to get there.


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence- based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well- being following a cancer diagnosis. The Y creates a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life. The video highlights several program participants and their journeys.

YMCA For More Commercial

Workout and help out. When you join the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging. For more than a workout. For a better us.

For More - Billie's Story

Billie shares her story of finding the "power and courage to face tomorrow" through the YMCA. The Y - For More, For a Better Us.