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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We are making great progress on the pool renovations. Tomorrow begins the installation of the fiberglass portion of the project. During this phase of the project which will be the next three days (Wednesday - Friday), we will experience very strong fumes and odors in the building. For the safety of everyone, we have made the decision to close the Y beginning tomorrow morning.

We will be open regular business hours all of today.

Our scheduled preventative maintenance shutdown will still begin this Friday evening at 8 pm. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, September 8th. When we reopen, the majority of the pool project will be complete and the air quality will be safe for members to be in the building. We apologize for the inconvenience but want to keep everyone safe. The good news is once this project is complete, we will have a like new pool for everyone to enjoy!

Signup today for Fall Preschool and Youth Sports. Lead by New Sports Director Kevin Upp! For further information click here.

Join us for a Night of Sacred and Patriotic music, July 25, 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the La Porte Hospital Chapel. 

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The La Porte County Family YMCA, La Porte Branch will be holding a lifeguard certification class. For further details click here.

May 12, 2015 - The Elston pool will be closing early this evening at 6:00 p.m. We are partnering with the Michigan City Park Department to offer lifeguard swim testing  in order to certify guards to keep Washington Park Beach safe for all. Thank you for your patience and understanding. The pool will reopen with regular hours, Wednesday,May 13th.

The May 12, 2015, 6:15 p.m. Auqa Burn class has been cancelled due to instructor illness. We apologize for any inconvenience. Don't let that stop you from trying something new! Why not try one of our aerobics classes such as Spin or Zumba. We look forward to seeing you!

Youth Camp Counselor

Looking for a fun, rewarding summer job? The La Porte County Family YMCA will conduct a group interview for prospective Summer Adventure Camp counselors at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14th at the La Porte Branch. Applicants should dress casual and be prepared to demonstrate creativity and playfulness during a physically-active audition. Position is seasonal and program runs through Aug. 10.

Applications should be completed before interview and are available clicking HERE or you may visit a Member Connection Staff at the La Porte Branch, Long Beach Branch or Michigan City Elston Branch. For more information, contact Reece Arthur at (219)325-9622 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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It is with great pleasure we announce that our state licensed, Level 4 Paths To Quality rated Childcare and Learning Center has once again been reaccredited for another three years by the National Early Childhood Accreditation Program (NECPA). Many facets of our program are reviewed and observed during the reaccreditation process. They assess quality in the areas of adult and child interaction, staff framing, health and safety; physical environment, administration, and parent and community relationships. A strong emphasis is placed on current developments in health and safety, brain research and risk management. The NECPA Commission is dedicated to promoting high quality early childhood programs across the country and internationally.

In the notice of reaccreditation, NECPA commended our Center for achieving full accreditation. Adding that this achievement highlights the dedication of our program to high quality early childhood care and education. Our Y Childcare and Learning Center continues to be a part of a select group of early childhood care and education programs nationwide and internationally that have shown an exceptional commitment to professional and programmatic quality through accreditation.

La Porte County Family YMCA Executive Director, Cindy Berchem stated, "At the Y, we believe every child should be given the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our Y is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for all children in our care. Accreditation requires a large commitment of staff hours and financial resources but at the La Porte County Family YMCA, we believe our Y kids are worth the investment of time and resources. Our staff is dedicated to the development and well-being of all the children we care for in our programs."

Berchem recognizes and thanks all of the staff that worked so hard to receive this reaccreditation. She commends Childcare and Learning Center Director Courtney Eickmann, Childcare and Learning Center Coordinator Liliana Ake and all the teachers, assistants and support staff for their dedication and commitment to children.

The Y Childcare and Learning Center provides care for children, ages 6 weeks through kindergarten. The Center currently has openings in some classes. For more information or to enroll your child in this quality program, please contact Center Director Courtney Eickmann at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (219)326-7646. The Y. So much more.

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.

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)