SPENDING TIME TOGETHER
Spend some time with the kids at the Y! We have a number of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Join us for one of our family adventures and create memories with your kids!
We don’t think of family as just father, mother and a child. We think family is much more than that and includes many more people. If you help to raise a child and play a part in their life, you are family. A lot of kids even see the Y as part of their family! That’s why our Quality Time programs welcome not just parents, but anybody who plays a role in a child’s life.
FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT
Sign up as a family team for a YMCA-organized scavenger hunt in your own community! A variety of fun challenges for the whole family can be completed at your own pace throughout the weekend, with updates to show how everyone is doing. Family Scavenger Hunt packets will be available Saturday morning. The hunt will close at 4 PM Sunday afternoon with a wrap-up party and awards ceremony at the McGaw YMCA!
FAMILY CHARADES TOURNAMENT
Think your family has got what it takes to be acting and guessing champions? Put your skills to the test in this hilarious competition to crown the royal family of McGaw Y Charades!
FAMILY LEARNING ADVENTURE
Explore Evanston through the lens of its rich history. Through an interactive tour co-led by McGaw and the Evanston History Center, your family will learn the stories behind our city we live in, as well as create your own. We will meet at the McGaw Y and then walk as a group to the Evanston History Center and back, with experiential learning along the way!
FAMILY OUTSIDE ACTIVE FUN
Get your family outside for a morning of engaging activities! Wander through a series of Evanston parks with all sorts of fun family building activities along the way, making for a fun balance of structured and unstructured family time!