YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development


The La Porte County Family YMCA is a leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are a powerful association of men, woman and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of our community. 

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Our Y ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. To do our important work, our Y relies on support from members, donors, volunteers and community leaders. 

Our Y believes that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our community. Every day our impact is felt when a mentor inspires a child, when an individual makes a healthy choice and when the community comes together for the common good. 

Our Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. Be a part of a cause committed to moving people and communities forward. 

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Back to school time. We still have openings available in our educare and preschool programs. Join us at our upcoming open houses.

Michigan City Educare, La Porte Branch Preschool and Prairie View Preschool Open House Dates and Times:

Michigan City Educare
Aug 2nd, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Coolspring Elementary School
Aug 3rd, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Coolspring Elementary School
Aug 2nd, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Edgewood Elementary School
Aug 3rd, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Edgewood Elementary School
Aug 2nd, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Joy Elementary School
Aug 3rd, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Joy Elementary School
Aug 2nd, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lake Hills Elementary School
Aug 3rd, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lake Hills Elementary School
Aug 2nd, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pine Elementary School
Aug 3rd, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pine Elementary School
Aug 2nd, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Springfield Elementary
Aug 3rd, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Springfield Elementary

Prairie View Preschool
Aug 18th, 4:00 p.m. - 6;00 p.m. Prairie View Elementary School

La Porte Branch Preschool
Aug 24th, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. La Porte YMCA. 
La Porte Branch

Teachers will be available to discuss our early learning programs and answer any questions you may have. If you would like to register your child, please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate and shot records. There is a $50 registration fee due at the time of sign up.

For more information, please call our Childcare and Learning Center at (219)325-9622 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Y, believing in the spirit of the child.

ATTENTION RUNNERS: Run, Jump and Throw your way into our 2016 Youth Track & Field Program. For the 1st year, the LaPorte County Family YMCA will be competing with the Valparaiso Parks, Valparaiso Family YMCA and Highland Parks Departments in our Youth Track & Field Program. Children, ages 4 - 12, will compete in a variety of Track & Field events including: sprints, relays, long distance runs, long jump and many more! All children will receive a participation ribbon for each track meet! Meets will be at different locations and parents or guardians will be responsible for getting their child to the meet. Please contact Jared Ross with further questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 219-221-4055. First practice is this Thursday June 23rd at 5:00 p.m. If you are thinking about signing up stop by that day and meet coach Jared.

WORLD’S LARGEST SWIM LESSON (For Swimmers of All Ages)—FREE Join us, along with kids and parents at aquatic facilities across the country and around the globe as we set a new Guinness World Record ™ for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted, to spread the word Swimming Lessons Saves Lives! This event takes place June 24th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. sharp! Please be at the La Porte or Michigan City Elston branches by 9:00 a.m. to get registered. Contact the Aquatics Department for more details at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This lesson is FREE to the Community!

Register for Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp and join over 150,000 players worldwide who will learn the Challenger way this year. Each camp will feature the 1,000 Touches Curriculum, packed with drills and practices designed to improve ball control, foot skills, fakes, moves, juggling and core techniques! Camp includes FREE ball and T-shirt. Register today at www.challengersports.com. To be guaranteed a Free Ball and T-Shirt you must sign up by May 27th. You still may sign up after May 27th at www.challengersports.com or by contacting the Member Services Desk at La Porte 219-325-9622 , Long Beach 219-579-1395 or Michigan City Elston at 219-221-4055.

First Kicks:  8:00 a.m. -   9:00 a.m. ages  3-4 yrs.   $83
Mini Soccer: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    ages  5-6 yrs. $103
Half  Day:11:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.    ages10-14 yrs. $142
Half  Day:11:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.    ages10-14 yrs. $142
Half Day  3:00 p.m. -   5:00 p.m.     ages  7-14 yrs.  $50

Camp will be held at our Andrew Avenue Outdoor Center July 11th - July 15th. 
*(Golden goal camp only available when you sign up for the Half Day Camp) 

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The La Porte County Family YMCA has partnered with the La Porte Community School Corporation Food Services to offer the free lunches this Summer at our La Porte Branch, 901 Michigan Ave., and our Andrew Avenue Outdoor Center, 1400 Andrew Ave. Any child 18 years of age or younger can come to these locations starting Monday, June 6, 2016 between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The lunches are offered also to all those children who are registered for Summer Adventure Camp. The Y. Committed to helping the community.


Food Program          

Register as a Comcast Cares Volunteer (click here)

APRIL 30TH, 2106, 8:00 A.M.—12:00 P.M.

YMCA members and staff help is needed on Saturday, April 30th from 8:00 am to noon. The tasks include painting the bottom portion of the Meer Gym, cleaning up the grounds around the school and tiding up the Y building. Comcast will provide you with breakfast, a T-shirt and lunch. Plus, Comcast will make a financial gift to the YMCA for your service.

This project is a family friendly event. We will have projects for the little ones, plus free child care. Seniors are needed to help with registration and serving of the meals.

Immediate action: You must register as a volunteer

Complete the volunteer form. Note if under 18 years of age a parent or guardian signature will be needed.

Don’t forget to fill in the space regarding the size T-shirt you will need.


7:30 to 8:30 am registration and breakfast

8:30 am opening ceremony in Wolf Pack Gym

8:45 am begin your task

11:30 am task completed and enjoy your lunch

It’s that time again! The La Porte County Family YMCA will again be offering our Summer Adventure Camp and we need camp counselors. Do you love to be in the sun, play with kids, do arts and crafts and help teach children how to be leaders? Then the La Porte County Family YMCA Summer Adventure Camp Counselor job is for you. We will be having an open interview on May 5, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Please come dressed for camp and bring with you a completed job application. Job applications can be picked up at any of our branch locations or at www.lpymca.org. For further information please contact Ben Fout, Interim Michigan City Elston Branch Director, at 219-221-4055 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Y Summer Adventure Camp, best time ever!!

Just a friendly reminder next week is Spring Break. We are looking forward to another fun back Spring Break Camp. Your child will participate in games, swim, leadership building, and so much more. The cost is $25.00 a day for members and $35.00 a day for non members. 

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In an effort to keep everyone up-to-date with our new Michigan City Elston Branch sports, we have updated the flyer with the most recent information. We want to make sure that our program is successful and the best possible program for your child. We have extended the dates to allow as many participants as possible. If you were not able to go to Saturday's open practice you are still able to sign up your child for the program. You can contact our Michigan City Elston Branch Member Services Staff at 219-221-4055 or you can register online at www.lpymca.org. We will be placing children on teams at the beginning of next week. Thank you for supporting our cause. The Y. For a better us.

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La Porte Branch
901 Michigan Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622
Fax: (219)325-3600
Michigan City Elston Branch
1202 Spring St. Door K
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219)221-4055
Long Beach Branch
2501 Oriole Trail
Long Beach, IN 46360
Phone: (219) 879-1395
Fax: (219)879-1358
Childcare & Learning Center
2510 Monroe Street
La Porte , IN 46350
Phone: (219) 326-764
Fax: (219)324-7004
Andrew Ave. Outdoor Center
1400 Andrew Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622 (Main)