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9514 Caring Way
Columbia, IL 62236


9514 Caring Way
Columbia, IL 62236


9514 Caring Way
Columbia, IL 62236


Summer Day Camps - Columbia, IL
9514 Caring Way
Columbia, IL 62236


Monroe County YMCA - HTC Center

Monroe County YMCA - HTC Center

A great health and fitness center in Columbia, IL, is more than a few free weights, some cardio machines and a basketball court. For a complete health and fitness experience — one that includes the whole family and encompasses the mind as well as the body — the Monroe County YMCA — HTC Center is where you want to go.

The YMCA is more than just a gym. In addition to workout facilities, health programs and swimming, you’ll find great kids programs that make the YMCA the best choice for child care in Columbia, IL. The YMCA also has a range of youth sports leagues, before- and after-school daycare programs and so much more.

Connect With Us: 
  • Adult Locker Rooms
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Cardio Televisions
  • Conference Room/Classroom
  • Child Watch
  • Early Childhood Education Center
  • Family Locker Rooms
  • Family Pool
  • Free Weights
  • Gymnasium
  • Group Cycling
  • Indoor Track
  • Indoor Basketball Courts
  • Indoor Volleyball Courts
  • Lap Lanes
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Program Studios
  • Sauna
  • Sports Fields
  • Strength Equipment
  • Stretching Area/Equipment
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Vending & Lobby Area

At the Monroe County YMCA in Columbia, IL, our goal is to help people of any age and experience level lead a healthier, more fitness-centered lifestyle. By offering a wide range of programs for all ages, we promote our core values of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.


Our kids are the future of our community, which is why our core values start with building their confidence, competence, leadership and life skills. Our positive kids’ programs in Columbia, IL, include:

  • Youth sports leagues in soccer, flag football, basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball gymnastics and more
  • Early childhood education services
  • Swim lessons in Columbia, IL
  • Sleepaway camp options
  • Summer day camps for all ages and interests

No matter your age and ability level, we’re dedicated to keeping you as healthy as you deserve to be through our encouraging programs in healthy living, healthy eating and fitness. When you become a member, you gain access to all the tools you need to take control of your health. Here’s what we offer:

Our healthy living programs provide personalized support in whatever way you need. For Tiffany, a 32-year-old mother who had to undergo a double mastectomy, our LiveStrong® at the YMCA Program provided a refuge and a rehabilitating influence.

“Not only did the program help me improve my physical strength and endurance,” she says, “but it increased my confidence and gave me the opportunity to form a connection with other cancer survivors.”


At the Monroe Family YMCA — HTC Center in Columbia, IL, our utmost responsibility is to our members and our community. That’s why we pour all our efforts into developing outreach, interaction and growth. With the assistance of our volunteers and generous donors, we provide the following programs to give back to our community:

Financial Assistance: No matter your income bracket or budget, you shouldn’t be excluded from the exceptional benefits the Y offers. Our financial assistance programs — provided by our Annual Campaign donors — can help you.

Community Development: Learning should never stop, even after school ends — that’s why we provide positive educational programs and services to encourage enrichment and growth in kids, teens and adults. Our options in Columbia, IL, include:

  • Youth and Government
  • Learning Labs
  • Early Learning Readiness
  • Power Scholars
  • YRead
  • Teen Readers

Inclusion Services: To make sure every individual experiences our programs in the way perfectly suited to them, we offer special services to accommodate all ages, interests, abilities and special needs. Our services in Columbia, IL, include:

  • Child care
  • Summer day camps in all disciplines, for all ages
  • YMCA Adult Habilitation Day Program
  • Integrated fitness program

For a complete and engaging health and fitness experience for the entire family, you’ll love membership in the Monroe County YMCA. Sign up today.

Stop by today to see why our gym has been rated 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews on Yelp!

Areas We Serve:

  • Waterloo
  • Columbia
  • Smithton
  • Maeystown
  • Fults
  • Red Bud
  • Sparta
  • Cahokia
  • Valmeyer
  • And Surrounding Areas