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

Youth Girls Basketball

Skills Clinic starts this Saturday, October 18th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

All games will be on Saturdays

K-1st will have 1/2 practice 1/2 scrimmage SATURDAYS ONLY

2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th will have a practice TBD (Monday evenings of Thursday evenings we will let you know this Saturday) 
Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th will have games also on Saturdays. 

Teen Night Out Costume Party

Our Teen Center will be open to all teens
Friday, October 17 
from 6-10 PM.
Join us for our Halloween themed Teen Night Out. Dress in your best Halloween costume and enter the ‘Best Dressed Contest’ .
There will be music, games and more. This night is a great opportunity to show off your creativity, meet new teens and have fun.

$3 per person
$5 for two friends

All teens will need a permission slip signed in order to attend.
Slips are available at the Members Service Desk.



We are offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification beginning Nov. 4- Dec. 18. The class will meet from 4:30 - 6:00 PM CST, Tuesday and Thursday each week. 

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. You will also learn how to provide care for breathing, cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. 

Before enrolling in the course, individuals must complete the following pre-requisites:

1. Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course. 
2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breastroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used. 
3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under their armpits.
4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. 
Some Examples:
* Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. 
* Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object. 
* Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water. Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. 
 


Gather your friends, family and neighbors because it's volleyball time at the Y! Our Adult Volleyball League teams are made up of 3 men and 3 woman (minimum).

September 24 - December 2 (tournament to follow)

Ages: 16 & Up
Cost: $180 per team
Additional Cost: $10.00 per non member

Captains Meeting: Thursday, Sept 18 at 6:00 PM
Games: Every Wednesday in the Shick Gym
La Porte YMCA Branch

Sign up at the front desk today!


Youth Basketball League 

Your child will learn the essential team building skills to live a happy, healthy life!
Registration for youth basketball is going on NOW!
All games and practices will be held at the La Porte Y Branch. 

Preschool/ Little Dribblers:
Sign up begins - Oct. 13
Practices & Games start Nov. 1 - Dec. 13

Youth Girls Basketball: 
Practice begins Oct. 20
Games start Nov. 8 - Dec. 20
Skills Clinic will be held on Sat. Oct. 18

Girls 3-on-3 League: 
2 Divisions. 
4th & 5th Graders. 
6th, 7th & 8th Graders.
Practices begin Nov. 14
Games begin on Nov. 17 - Dec 7 

Fees: $42 Member / $60.00 Non-Member 

Shooting Clinic: Begins Oct. 6 - Oct. 20


Join us at the La Porte branch from 6:15-8:00 pm for our Dive In Movie Night! This fun event is FREE FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY! Bring family, friends & neighbors to watch a holiday themed movie in our large indoor pool. We will even provide delicous snacks! At the Y, there is something for everyone!

Kids under 11 years of age must be accompanied in the water with an adult. Those under 4 ft. tall must wear a life-jacket. Limited to 150 peopl in the pool. 



Starting December 1st, the La Porte County Family YMCA will be offering Pay the Day. When you sign up for a membership, the cost of your joiner fee will be the amount equal to the day of the month. So say you sign up for a membership on December 5th, your joiner fee is only $5! Our normal joiner fees are $25 for college students & youth, $50 for adults and $75 for single parent families & families.

At the Y, we believe that everyone should have access to our cause-driven community!

(This offer ends on December 24th for college students/youth and December 31st for adults and single parent families and families)

 

Group Exercise classes at the Y inspire a healthy living lifestyle shared by members of all ages and fitness levels. Click the following link for more detailed information http://lpymca.org/program-registration/schedules  

La Porte Community and New Prairie United school corporations are now closed for the day. The Y will have Snow Day out camp for all kids attending a school that is not in session today. Register at the front desk of the La Porte branch Y and bring a sack lunch, swimsuit and towel. Due to the school closures, there will be no swim lessons or Tae Kwon Do at the La Porte branch. For scheduled basketball practices, please contact your coach. Michigan City Educare program is running on a regular schedule today. Drive safely and remember the Y is always here for you & your family!

BELIEVE, BE HEALTHY, BELONG! Our Fall Youth Basketball program starts Saturday, November 2nd with games at 8:00 am, 9:00 am and 10:00 am. For a detailed schedule, click here http://lpymca.org/docs/FALL%20Schedule%202013.pdf


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.