STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY IS OUR CAUSE
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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General Facility Policies
- Proper identification must be presented upon entering the facility.
- You must have your Y membership card. We will accept a valid driver’s license or a school ID if you forgot your Y card.
- Foul language or inappropriate behavior is not acceptable and violator will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
- Shirts must be worn outside the locker rooms, pool and gymnasiums.
- Youth in middle school or younger cannot be in the facility after 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday unless they are participating in a program or with a parent or guardian (age 21 or older). Member or guest must have identification available at all times to verify age or grade.
- Youth ages 11 or older are allowed in the facility by themselves after noon Monday through Friday (if school is in session after 2:45 p.m.) or on weekends. If younger than 11, youth must be participating in a program or have a parent or guardian (age 21 or older) in the facility. High school students and older can be in the facility anytime, however they must be able to prove they are high school (school ID, Y ID, driver’s license, etc.).
- Youth ages 11 or older are allowed in the facility on Fridays until 9 p.m.
- Members or guests must be age 15 or older to use the weight equipment or age 13 or older to use the cardio equipment. Be prepared to show proper identification.
- Youth ages 10-12 are allowed to use cardio equipment with a parent or guard (age 21 or older) during Family Times from 7-10 p.m. Monday through Friday or 3-5 p.m. on weekends. Must have an orientation from Wellness staff and carry card when working out.
- The YMCA does not refund any funds for programs or membership. The Y only issues cash refunds if a program is cancelled for any reason other than weather related. There are no refunds or credits issued for weather related cancellations. Credits are given only if there is a medical reason. A doctor’s note must be provided in order to receive the credit.
Additional Policies for Adult & High School Open Gym
- Only members are allowed to participate in Open Gym. Day passes may be available on certain days.
- During the following times Open Gym is limited to ninth-grade students and older: Monday through Friday from 5-9 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 7-10 p.m.; and Friday from 7-10 p.m. Noon Hoops (Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) is also limited to adults.
- The Y reserves the right to alter this schedule without notice. We will make every effort to notify the membership of any changes with due haste.
- During Adult and High School Open Gym, a team can win up to two games and then they have to leave the court until everyone that has not yet played gets in at least one game. If there are only four that have not yet played, they decide who their fifth player is.
- During Adult and High School Open Gym, participants that have not yet played get first priority for next game. These people must be in the gym and ready to play when the previous game is over.
- Below is a list of behaviors that are grounds for being dismissed from the gym and building:
- Flagrant fouls
- Hanging on any part of the basketball standard
- General unruly behavior
(First offense may be a warning; second offense may be a one-week suspension rom the Y. If after the player returns from suspension he continues his unruly behavior, Y privileges will be revoked at the determination of the Senior Program Director and/or Executive Director.)
- Children under the age of 11 are not allowed to stay in the gym while a parent plays basketball. The Swanson Gym is open during the evenings for children of participants.
- Drinks or food are not allowed in the gym, with the exception of water bottles.
- Balls should not be bounced outside of the gym.
- The Manager On Duty, Building Supervisor and/or Gym Monitor is the final authority delegated by the Senior Program Director and Executive Director, and has the capacity to remove from the gym and building any person in violation of the above policy.
To insure the safety of belongings, members and guests must provide their own lock when using a locker in the locker room. If choosing to use one of the free daily lockers, belongings must be emptied out of that locker upon leaving. Belongings left in the locker or locks left on the daily lockers are removed by staff at the end of the day. Belongings not picked up after two weeks are donated to a charitable organization.