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

The La Porte County Family YMCA staff members are available to help you. For your convenience, please refer to the following listing for department contacts:


Cindy Berchem
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Executive Director/CEO
Caitlin Bladecki

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Administrative Services Director

Dave Kasarda
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Operation and Collaborations Director
Jessica St. Germain

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Director of Child Development                

Ben Fout

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Member Engagement Director

Jamie Novak
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Childcare and Learning Center Coordinator
Marla Bruns

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Member Engagement Coordinator

Pat Buell and Jeff Duszynski

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Aquatics Coordinators

Elizabeth Bowen
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Healthy Living Director
Lisa Bedtelyon
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Administrative Assistant
Shirley Hermsen
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Development Director
Joy Zigler
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Marketing Director
Ron Kraus
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Facilities Director



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.