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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The La Porte County Life has been with the Y for quite some time. They will be covering our progress at our Michigan City Branch. 

Click here to watch an interview with Cindy Berchem, Executive Director of our Y. 

Every Tuesday night is Family Zumba Night at the Y!

Share some family time to the beats of Zumba fitness every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:15 pm. 

Girls Night Out is Friday, Jan. 30th from 6-11 p.m.

We will have girls only in this fun filled day themed Frozen. Bring your friends and join us to sing and dance to your favorite songs from the movie. We will also have snacks, small arts and crafts and go swimming. At the end of the night, we will watch the movie. Don't forget your swimsuit!

Member: $25 Non-member: $35


Did you miss the joiners fee waiver promotion? We have good news for you!! We have extended the dates! Join the Y between January 20th - January 31st and we will waive the joiner fee!

As a member you have access to state of the art cardio and strength equipment, FREE group exercise classes, 25 yard indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, youth and adult sports leagues and programs and FREE Kid Watch for when you workout. It is time for more energy, less stress and increased confidence. New year, new YOU! Questions about membership? Contact Member Engagement Director Ben Fout at (219)325-9622 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Join us for our 12th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk Saturday, March 21, 2015 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
9 a.m. — 10K Run, 9:20 a.m. — 5K Run
Times are Central Daylight Saving Time (CDT)

Course: The course starts near Stone Lake beach, takes you past Pine Lake, though scenic La Porte County and back through Soldiers Memorial Park. The 10K course is certified by USA Track & Field (Code: IN 06018 MW). The 10K and 5K have separate start lines, however, both races finish at Cummings Lodge. Please plan to arrive early.

Awards: Awards for top overall male and female finishers and top overall Masters (over age 40) male and female finisher in both races. Male and female age-group awards for the first three finishers in the following age groups in both races (unless noted):See brochure for further information. 

Entry Fee*:

10K Run

$20 per entry by March 11, 2015
$17 per entry by March 11, 2015 (without t-shirt)
$25 per entry after March 11, 2015 (shirt not guaranteed)

5K Run / Walk

$18 per entry by March 11, 2015
$15 per entry by March 11, 2015 (without t-shirt)
$23 per entry after March 11, 2015 (shirt not guaranteed)

* - $2 DISCOUNT for CRS members if registered by March 16, 2015.

Download Brochure & Registration Form Here!

Franciscan St. Anthony Health –Michigan City and IU Health La Porte Hospital are reaching out to La Porte County residents to get their views on the most important health needs in their communities. Please take five minutes to share what you think are the most pressing health needs in our community by clicking on the following survey link surveymonkey.com/s/inhealthneedssurvey .

Resident responses to the online survey will be used to help each hospital determine its community benefit strategies for the years 2016-2018.  In 2013, Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City and IU Health La Porte Hospital invested more than $98 million to improve the health of the community and provide free or reduced cost healthcare to qualifying residents.

Please take a few moments to help guide the hospitals’ strategies to make the most impact in the health of our community. Thank you

At the Y, we are constructing healthier communities.


Teen Night in the Teen Center

Teen Night is a fun opportunity for teens to participate in activities designed to promote social interaction and have fun. Friday, Jan. 23rd is themed Get your Game on! Teens will be challenged among each other to various game tournaments. 

$3 per person    $5 for two friends. 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Borrowdale at 219-325-9622 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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!

Sat., Jan. 10th in the Schick Gym

Join us to kick off our Youth Boys Basketball League this Saturday. Take time to meet the coaches, receive your parent packets and watch the boys in action. 

9:00-10:00 am    Kindergarten/1st Grade Division
10:00-11:00 am  2nd/3rd Grade Division
11:00-Noon        4th/5th Grade Division

For more information contact Jennifer Borrowdale at (219) 325-9622. ext. 109 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


For online registration, click here to Log On and Register Now.

Basketball fundamentals, character development and fun is where the game was invented — the Y. The season starts with a skills clinic on Saturday, Jan. 10th at 9am. Practices begin the week of Jan. 19th at Michigan City Branch, 317 Detroit St., Michigan City, IN. Games will start Saturday, Jan. 24th, and run through Saturday, Feb. 28th. K-1 will have 1/2 practice 1/2 scrimmage SATURDAYS ONLY also at the Michigan City Branch. T-shirts will be provided for each team, all players must be registered by January 5th in order to receive a team shirt for the first game. Registration after the 5th may not be guaranteed to receive a shirt by the first game. Any questions or concerns please contact Jennifer Borrowdale at
(219) 325-9622 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Members: $50   Nonmembers:$65

For online registration, click here to Log On and Register Now.

La Porte Branch
901 Michigan Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219) 325-9622
Fax: (219) 325-3600
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