Welcome to our Stephens Family YMCA, which is among the best Y's in America!

We believe we have a place that the whole family can use and the entire community can be proud of.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to serving your needs.

Stephens Family YMCA

What is a "sensory room" for?

For people with certain developmental needs, even such an inclusive place as the Y can become too stimulating. Ask someone with autism how difficult it can be to compensate for a bout of sensory overload. No matter what event is taking place–from a relaxing swim to an exciting birthday party–they are faced with the choice: “meltdown or exclusion?” Sensory rooms provide a safe, quite environment to weather the momentary storm before returning to your scheduled activity.

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Our YMCA today


The Stephens Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit community service organization, serving Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and the surrounding communities with health and fitness facilities, day camps, and numerous child-care locations.

Today, the Stephens Family YMCA has members who benefit from youth and adult sports, summer camps, swimming lessons, group exercise classes (both land and water), after-school programs, recreation activities, and so much more.

The YMCA promotes the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility through programs that help build a healthy spirit, mind, and body. All people are welcomed to the YMCA, where we strive to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Vision

The Stephens Family YMCA will be a ray of hope in our community that inspires people to be better.

How We Are Funded

YMCA funding is generated from membership and program fees, foundations and grants and individual and corporate donors. We are not a taxable body and we receive no government help.