YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

La Porte County
Family YMCA

The La Porte County Family YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


NEWS FROM THE Y

Keeping the Community Healthy.


Ever think of trying Aqua Classes? Well here is your chance, on May 7th we will be offering two aqua classes and they will be open and free to the community! That's right, you do not need to be a member to try these classes out. The Y is here for you!

Aqua Zumba - 6:10-7:10 pm
Aqua Boot Camp - 7:15-8:15 pm

If you have any questions, please contact our Aquatics Dept @ 325-9622.

CAMP.  IT’S WITH YOU FOR LIFE

Camp is the perfect place for children Grades K-8 to be during Spring Break!

What better way to spend your Spring Break than at the YMCA Camp?  Each day of camp comes packed with the perfect amount of activities and fun. Children will get to make new friends, play exciting games and participate in activities in a structured and nurturing environment. Each day will have a theme; Make a Movie Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Talent Thursday, and Fitness Friday.

Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, Nintendo Wii, games in the gym, movies, snacks and much more! The cost is $20 per child per day for members and $30 for non-members. Please register your children at the Member Service Desk.  For more information contact Ben Fout Member Engagement Director at 219-325-9622 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

April 7-11  Drop kids off as early as 6:30 a.m. and pick up as late as 6:00 p.m

Thank you to all of the participants and volunteers who came out and made our event a huge success!  We had over 350 runners/walkers this past Saturday that helped raise money and awareness for our Annual Campaign.  We look forward to seeing all of you at our Triathlon on August 2nd. 

Click HERE to see the results.

Join us for our 11th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the beautiful Soldiers Memorial Park in La Porte Indiana! This exciting event is a Calumet Region Striders Gold Cup Series Race. Register Online HERE

7:20-8:50 a.m. — Registration & Packet Pick-up 
9:00 a.m.—10K Run
9:15 a.m.—5K Run/Walk

SPRING BREAK DAY CAMP APRIL 7-11

Children can be dropped off as early as 6:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6 p.m. Counselors lead children in scheduled activities throughout the day such as playing games in the gym, arts and crafts, an occasional movie, swimming and much more. Children bring a sack lunch, bathing suit and towel each day. Registration deadline is the Friday prior to the day of the camp. Non-members: $30/child & Members: $20/child

Monday:  Make a Movie Monday
Tuesday:  Tasty Tuesday
Wednesday:  Wacky Wednesday
Thursday:  Talent Thursday
Friday:  Fitness Friday

SPRING BREAK SPLASH! APRIL 7-11, AGES 4-12

Spring Break is the perfect time to get your kids in the pool! At the Y, we are always concerned about keeping families safe. That is why we offer inexpensive ways for kids to learn basic swimming skills and practice safety  habits in and around the water, which develops a sense of accomplishment and increased self-confidence and security. $25 per child for the entire week.

Daily Class times:
4:00-4:30 PM
4:30-5:00 PM
5:00-5:30 PM 

Saturday, Feb. 22- 11:00 a.m. (Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.)

We believe kids can be extraordinary! Top boy and girl in each division will represent our local YMCA at the Championship level. Birth certificates must be provided as proof of age at Championship level. Age eligibility determined by age as of March 1, 2014. The Northwest Indiana YMCA Championship will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 16, at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond (Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)

Age Divisions (Separate for Boys and Girls)
Age 9 and under (10 ft. basket, 12 ft. foul line, 28.5 ball)
Age 11 and under (10 ft. basket, 12 ft. foul line, 28.5 ball)
Age 13 and under (10 ft. basket, 15 ft. foul line, official ball)

For more information, contact Program Director Kayla Scelfo at (219) 325-9622 ext. 112 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We ended up in first place for La Porte County NPO, third in the Large NPO division and fourth in the overall leader board. Taking third place in the Large NPO division means we were awarded a $1,000 cash prize for a total of $5,110 raised!

All proceeds will benefit our Scholarship Fund, which helps young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives and strengthen the bond of our community.

THANK YOU LA PORTE COUNTY!

We love your heart and you should too! Here are some basic tips to celebrate Heart Month this February.

Remember, friendly Y staff are always here to help you along the way. Be sure to stop by both Long Beach and La Porte branches to take a free tour of our healthy living facilities and brand new equipment! 

La Porte Community, Michigan City Area, New Prairie United and Westville School Corporations are all operating under a two hour delay; therefore, we will have no preschool at our La Porte branch and Prairie View Elementary locations and Michigan City Educare will operate under a two hour delay.

We will have extended before school care at Rolling Prairie Elementary.

All other classes and programs are running as scheduled.

We are once again experiencing an extremely cold day. If venturing outside today, please dress appropriately and keep exposed skin covered. BE SAFE!

La Porte Community and New Prairie United School Corporations are operating under a two hour delay; therefore, there will be no preschool at our La Porte branch or Prairie View locations.

If venturing outside today, dress warmly. We are having another extreme cold day.


The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.