Parties and Rentals

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your special day at the YMCA with up to two and a half hours of fun! Parties are reserved for 10-16 children and 4 adults (maximum of 20 people).  Rental includes two hours of swim or gym usage (not private rental). For the final 30 minutes, attendees will gather in the concession area located between the wellness center and the gym.

Please contact the YMCA  at 217-287-7271 two weeks in advance to reserve the time and date for your party. 



As of March 1, 2023 all parties must be booked in person. 

  • Person booking the party must be a Christian County YMCA member to get the member price.  Members can only book parties for family members.  They are responsible for gathering everyone in the viewing area and going into the Aquatic Center as a group.
  • You may bring cake, cupcakes, or treats for the party. These can be enjoyed during the 30-minute period in the concession area.
  • Treat bags are permitted but must be dispersed at the end of the party.  Latex balloons are welcome, but we ask to please refrain from glitter, silly string, or confetti.
  • Person booking the party is responsible for getting everyone to the concession area on time. Concession time is only for 30 minutes. Party must exit area at the end of their concession time.
  • If you have children under the age of 8, there must be one adult present in the water for every 4 children in this age range.
  • Everyone entering the Aquatic Area must wear a swimsuit (please no thongs).  Rash guard, surf, and water shirts are acceptable but all regular cotton t-shirts must be white.
  • ONLY Coast Guard approved life jackets are acceptable. Children with life jackets are not allowed down our big slide.
  • No inflatables and no inflatable water-wings allowed.
  • Children 6 years old and younger are not allowed in the hot tub, steam room, or dry sauna. Children must be 16 years old to use these Adult Facilities by themselves.
  • In order to ride the Big Blue slide, one must be taller than 42″. Catching children off of our slide is prohibited. Children must be able to exit plunge area independently.
  • Our interactive area is designed for children under 7 years old. Larger children may be asked to leave the area if they become disruptive.
  • A non-refundable down payment of $50 is due upon booking the party.
  • The total balance is due before departing the Y, the day of the party.


Birthday Party Pricing

Christian County YMCA Members: $50.00 for 10 kids; $5.00 for each additional child (16 maximum)

Non-Member:  $100.00 for 10 kids;  $10.00 for each additional child (16 maximum)


Birthday Party Packages

Splash Party

Have a splashing good time in our Aquatic Center! Your group can enjoy the Interactive Play Area (for ages 7 and under), the Big Blue 104 ft. Water Slide, and the Lazy River. Pool time will be followed by a 30-minute room reservation for presents and refreshments.

Gym Party 

Celebrate in our gymnasium, featuring 4 basketball courts with adjustable hoop heights and a volleyball net. Enjoy two hours of gym time followed by a 30-minute room reservation for presents and refreshments.

Birthday Party Rental Form


Open Hour Pool Rentals

The Y offers Open Hour Rentals for schools, churches, service clubs, and organizations during regular YMCA operational hours. Your group can enjoy up to three hours of swimming, basketball, volleyball, XBox Kinect, ping-pong and air hockey fun. If party is not scheduled during Family Swim Time, the water features can be requested for an additional fee. A $30 non-refundable administration fee is required.

Call the Y for more details at 217-287-7271.


Private Rentals

Private rentals are available for 2 hours or more. Groups must have 50-250 guests. A $275 non-refundable administration fee is required as well as a $6.oo admission fee per person. 

Call the Y for more details at  217-287-7271.