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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This Saturday, November 28th, water aerobics scheduled at 7:45 - 8:45 a.m. has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Join us for a 12 week basketball session followed by a tournament at the end of the session. Games will be on Tuesdays starting at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $500 per team if signed up by October 31, 2015 after cost is $525. Games are every Tuesday starting on November 17th running through February 2, 2016. The tournament will begin on February 9, 2016 barring any cancellations due to inclement weather. For more information contact Sports Director Kevin Upp at (219)325-9622 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Schedule             Program Guide

LEARN TO SAVE LIVES LIFEGUARD TRAINING available at the La Porte YMCA branch.  The Pre-test is November 30th at 6:00 p.m.  Register now at any of the YMCA's three locations:  La Porte, Long Beach, or Michigan City Elston.  Classes will be held at the La Porte YMCA branch by American Red Cross certified lifeguard instructors.  Sign up now, class size is limited!  Employment opportunities are available at our Michigan City Elston and La Porte branches after certification is acquired.  Questions? Call Pat or Jeff at (219) 325-9622 or Kyle Jeffers at (219) 221-4055. 

Our Vintage Veterans Basketball game is just a week away!  Join us next Wednesday, November 11th, at 6:00 pm at our new Michigan City Elston branch as former All-Stars from La Porte and Michigan City square off one last time.  Teams will be coached by legends Al Whitlow and Joe Otis and returning to the court is "Mr. Basketball" Dan Palombizio along with former Slicer greats Michael Bush and Ben Tonagel.  This is an event you don't want to miss.  Skip the long wait at the door and purchase your tickets NOW!  Tickets are on sale now at all three La Porte County YMCA branches as well as at the La Porte County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Michigan City Athletic Department.  It's GAME TIME!

Great news!  We have extended the sign-up time and start of our Girls' Basketball season by two (2) weeks.  There is now still time to get signed up, so make sure you get your friends to join in on the fun!  Practices will begin the week of November 16th and our first game will be held on November 21st.  Now is the time to round up your friends and family members who would love to participate in this program.  We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, as we are doing our best to ensure this program is still available to our community. Questions?  Contact Kevin Upp at (219) 325-9622 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.  It's All for the Kids!

October 30, 2015....The Shick Gym will be closed all day tomorrow due to the Halloween Family Fun Night. Noon Hoops will be held in the Swanson Gym. The Swanson Gym will be closed from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for the Family Fun Night. Thank you for your understanding. We hope to see everyone tomorrow night!!

Aqua Boot Camp, scheduled tonight, October 28, is cancelled and will return next week at its new day and time, starting November 3rd, from 5:30-6:30 PM.  Join us after work and relieve some of your stress.  Our wonderful instructor Debra will give you a challenge.  Childcare is available.  Stick around for Mary's Aqua Burn class from 6:30-7:30 PM, to get your exercise on and go home feeling fantastic!

Our annual Halloween Family Fun Night and Haunted Trail is this Friday, from 6-9 PM.  We still need volunteers to assist at our Family Fun Night at the La Porte Y branch and at our Haunted Trail at Andrew Avenue.  We need your help once again to make the Y's haunted trail a fun, family evening for our community.  If you have a few hours or a whole day to give of your time, we will be meeting tomorrow at our Andrew Avenue Outdoor Center at 10:00 AM to set up the trail.  If you have questions please contact Ben Fout at (219) 325-9622 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Give a little, change a lot.

Aqua Zumba, scheduled tonight, October 26 from 6:10-7:10 has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

The Aqua Boot Camp class has been moved from Tuesday/Thursday evenings to Monday/Wednesday evenings from 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

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
        Education & Recreation Facility 
      1400 Andrew Avenue
      Phone: (219)325-9600 (Main)