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

We will be closed from 5:30 PM, August 22 thru September 1.  If you would like to continue your workout regiment, our Long Beach Branch is open regular hours or you may visit one of our various Y's in Lake and Porter County.  Check with our Member Services Desk for more information.  We will reopen September 2 for regular business hours at 5 am.  

We would like to thank the numerous volunteers and over 340 participants who helped to make our 35th Annual Triathlon a success.  This is truly a team effort and we could not have done it without all of you.  Check out our facebook page for pictures of the entire event.  Click HERE to see the results.

It's not to late to register!

Register on line at either link below:

Active.com

Getmeregistered.com

The race is a quarter-mile lake swim, a 12.4-mile bike and a 3.3-mile run. The course begins in Soldiers Memorial Park at the Stone Lake Beach House and winds through scenic La Porte County. The triathlon, which features chip timing, includes male and female divisions for ages 12 and up, as well as team categories. Included in fee is a cinch sack, collapsible water bottle, and a dry fit shirt. Race packet pick-up will take place Aug. 2nd from 6:30-7:30 AM (CST) at Cummings Lodge during registration.

Click HERE for more details.

We are fortunate to be the recipients of the La Porte High School Class of 1984's generosity and commitment to give back to the La Porte community. In lieu of a "traditional" 30th class reunion, on July 12th, beginning at 10:00 AM, they will be helping with a service project at the Y's Andrew Avenue Outdoor Education and Recreation Center.  The class will be working on projects such as re-mulching of the walking trails and staining the tree house and gaga pits as well as some day to day maintenance jobs.   After they complete the service project, they will enjoy catching up with classmates at our Center with a class picnic. If you know someone that graduated from La Porte High School in 1984, please pass this information on or contact Brad Hermsen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Thank you LA PORTE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1984 for giving back to your hometown community and MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

In observation of the 4th of July, all of the La Porte County Family YMCA branches will be closed on Friday.  Everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday.  We will be open regular hours Saturday and Sunday.

Just an update for all this morning. Gas service to our building was restored sometime overnight. We have hot water in the building for showers and our boilers for the pool and hot tub are all operating so we're back to business as usual.

BUILDING UPDATE: NIPSCO continues to work to repair the two damaged gas mains. All gas to buildings in the surrounding areas has been shut off. The Y has been cleared by the Fire Department to be safe to re-open as there is no gas present in the air. Due to the late hour and continued parking issues, the Y will remain closed this evening. We will re-open with regular business hours tomorrow morning. However, please be advised that we do not know when gas service to our building will be restored. Until we have gas service restored, we will not have hot water and the boilers that heat the pool and hot tub will not be operating. We will keep the pool open as long as the water temperature remains safe to be used. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT POOL AND HOT TUB TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLDER THAN NORMAL AND WE WILL NOT HAVE HOT WATER FOR SHOWERS UNTIL GAS SERVICE IS RESTORED. If you have questions, you can call the Y ahead of time (219)325-9622. 

SUMMER CAMP WILL OPERATE AS SCHEDULED UNLESS THERE IS ANOTHER GAS LEAK RELATED EMERGENCY.

We would like to acknowledge our Y staff, from our leadership staff in the building to our Member Services staff, to our camp counselors who remained calm and kept our campers calm, to our lifeguards who help get elderly and disabled citizens off the school buses and safely into Lincoln school, and everyone else who all did an outstanding job of first evacuating the building, secondly, getting everyone in the building to a safe place, and then contacting all of our camp families to apprise them of the situation. 

We would also like to thank La Porte Community School Corporation, and more specifically Pam Upp,Tara Wiltfong, Diane Synal, Greg Hunt, Marc Cizewski, school board member Mike Kellems and the staff of Lincoln School for their assistance and to providing a safe place for our summer camp kids and members to evacuate to. Today was one of the finest examples of teamwork and community coming together in the face of a very dangerous situation that we have witnessed. The Y is proud to be a part of such a great community. LA PORTE ROCKS!

Due to the gas leak, the Y will remain closed this evening.  Please check back to our Facebook page or this website for updates regarding tomorrow.

Parents of campers-the YMCA has been evacuated due to a major gas line break.  CHILDREN ARE SAFE AND ACCOUNTED FOR.  All children except second and third graders can be picked up from Lincoln Elementary School.  Second and third graders are still at the Andrew Avenue location and may be picked up from there.  If your child has belongings in the YMCA, once we are able to return to the building you can come back and retrieve your child's belongings or pick them up in the morning.


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.