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

Join us for our 11th Annual La Porte County Family YMCA 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk Saturday, March 22, 2014 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 & Packet Pick-up 
9:00 a.m.—10K Run
9:15 a.m.—5K Run/Walk

SPRING BREAK DAY CAMP APRIL 7-11

Children can be dropped off as early as 6:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6 p.m. Counselors lead children in scheduled activities throughout the day such as playing games in the gym, arts and crafts, an occasional movie, swimming and much more. Children bring a sack lunch, bathing suit and towel each day. Registration deadline is the Friday prior to the day of the camp. Non-members: $30/child & Members: $20/child

Monday:  Make a Movie Monday
Tuesday:  Tasty Tuesday
Wednesday:  Wacky Wednesday
Thursday:  Talent Thursday
Friday:  Fitness Friday

SPRING BREAK SPLASH! APRIL 7-11, AGES 4-12

Spring Break is the perfect time to get your kids in the pool! At the Y, we are always concerned about keeping families safe. That is why we offer inexpensive ways for kids to learn basic swimming skills and practice safety  habits in and around the water, which develops a sense of accomplishment and increased self-confidence and security. $25 per child for the entire week.

Daily Class times:
4:00-4:30 PM
4:30-5:00 PM
5:00-5:30 PM 

Saturday, Feb. 22- 11:00 a.m. (Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.)

We believe kids can be extraordinary! Top boy and girl in each division will represent our local YMCA at the Championship level. Birth certificates must be provided as proof of age at Championship level. Age eligibility determined by age as of March 1, 2014. The Northwest Indiana YMCA Championship will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 16, at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond (Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.)

Age Divisions (Separate for Boys and Girls)
Age 9 and under (10 ft. basket, 12 ft. foul line, 28.5 ball)
Age 11 and under (10 ft. basket, 12 ft. foul line, 28.5 ball)
Age 13 and under (10 ft. basket, 15 ft. foul line, official ball)

For more information, contact Program Director Kayla Scelfo at (219) 325-9622 ext. 112 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We ended up in first place for La Porte County NPO, third in the Large NPO division and fourth in the overall leader board. Taking third place in the Large NPO division means we were awarded a $1,000 cash prize for a total of $5,110 raised!

All proceeds will benefit our Scholarship Fund, which helps young people achieve their potential, empower people of all ages to lead healthier lives and strengthen the bond of our community.

THANK YOU LA PORTE COUNTY!

We love your heart and you should too! Here are some basic tips to celebrate Heart Month this February.

Remember, friendly Y staff are always here to help you along the way. Be sure to stop by both Long Beach and La Porte branches to take a free tour of our healthy living facilities and brand new equipment! 

La Porte Community, Michigan City Area, New Prairie United and Westville School Corporations are all operating under a two hour delay; therefore, we will have no preschool at our La Porte branch and Prairie View Elementary locations and Michigan City Educare will operate under a two hour delay.

We will have extended before school care at Rolling Prairie Elementary.

All other classes and programs are running as scheduled.

We are once again experiencing an extremely cold day. If venturing outside today, please dress appropriately and keep exposed skin covered. BE SAFE!

La Porte Community and New Prairie United School Corporations are operating under a two hour delay; therefore, there will be no preschool at our La Porte branch or Prairie View locations.

If venturing outside today, dress warmly. We are having another extreme cold day.

La Porte Community, New Prairie United School, Westville and Michigan City Area School Corporations are all closed today; therefore, there will be no preschool at our La Porte branch and Prairie View locations and no Michigan City Educare. We will have no before or afterschool care at Rolling Priairie Elementary and no afterschool at Westville Elementary.

WE WILL HAVE SNOW DAY OUT CAMP FOR ALL ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM NOW UNTIL 6:00 PM. PLEASE BRING TOWEL, SWIMSUIT, AND SACK LUNCH. COST IS $20 FOR MEMBERS AND $30 FOR NON-MEMBERS. REGISTER AT THE MEMBER SERVICES DESK. 

There will also be no youth swim lessons or Tae Kwon Do. 

Indoor soccer games are still running this evening as scheduled.

Cancellation of sports practices and are up to the coach. If youth basketball has cancellations, you will be notified by your coach.

All other scheduled classes and programs, other than those listed above, are running.

Check back throughout the day for weather related updates. If venturing outside, please drive carefully.

La Porte Community and New Prairie United School Corporations are operating under a two hour delay; therefore, there will be no preschool at our La Porte branch and Prairie View locations. Michigan City Areas Schools are closed today; therefore, there will be no Michigan City Educare. 

Check back throughout the day for weather related updates. If venturing outside, please drive carefully,

Great day for Long Beach branch members - new equipment being installed! We will reopen at 4 PM. For more information or updates, please call our Membership Service desk at 219.325.9622. At the Y we truly have something for everybody!


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.