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For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
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La Porte County Family YMCA

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. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Historical Picture1909: Charter is signed.

1911: New building opened in downtown La Porte.

1920s: Our YMCA initiated many things including three youth bands, the LaPorte Little Theatre, and were one of the first Y's in the nation to develop the Women and Girls Department.

1930s: Y opened it's doors to all youth in La Porte County during the Great Depression.

1940s: The Swing Shoppe, later Meissner Room, for teens began. 

1950s: YMCA Nursery School opened; YMCA Endowment Fund started; United Fund started and housed at the Y, and contributed 64 percent of Y’s budget.

1960s: One hundred eighty-seven community groups met at the Y; current swimming pool and Shick Gymnasium opened.

1979: LaPorte County Family YMCA Triathlon tradition begins.

1980s: Nautilus Center opened; elected first woman President of Y Board of Directors; closed dormitory rooms to open a second gym, renamed La Porte Family YMCA; began school age childcare.

1990s: With the city’s help, opened the YMCA Child Care and Learning Center on Monroe Street; entered the computer age; replaced the Nautilus equipment with Cybex, began a capital campaign and chartered the Horizon Endowment Club.

2000s: Opened our current addition with new locker rooms, cardio center and weight room; renovated and rededicated the Swanson Gym and Jones Family Pool; day camp boomed to 150 children a day; and renewed our determination to support families all over La Porte County.

2010s: Expanded our mission to incorporate the Long Beach branch in Michigan City to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Developed land within the heart of the city of La Porte into the Andrew Avenue Outdoor Education and Recreation Facility that features soccer fields, nature trails, an activity pad and a covered pavilion to cater to the needs of the community. 




La Porte Branch
901 Michigan Ave.
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219) 325-9622
Fax: (219) 325-3600
Hours & Amenities
      Long Beach Branch
      2501 Oriole Trail
      Long Beach, IN 46360
      Phone: (219) 879-1395
      Fax: (219) 879-1358
      Hours & Amenities  
      Childcare & Learning Center 
      2510 Monroe Street
      La Porte , IN 46350
      Phone: (219) 326-7646
     
      Hours & Amenities
      Andrew Ave. Outdoor 
        Education & Recreation Facility 
      1400 Andrew Avenue
      Phone: (219) 325-9600 (Main)
      
      Hours & Amenities
    Ivy Tech Office
   
3714 Franklin Street
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 325-9622 (Main)
    
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