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.


Afterschool KidsWhen the bell rings at the end of the school day, children need a safe and nurturing place to go when their parents are still at work or away from home. According to the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness advocacy organization, 15.1 million children nationwide and 30 percent of children in Indiana alone are left unsupervised after 3 p.m., responsible for taking care of themselves. As a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y offers quality afterschool programs that not only help youth learn, grow and thrive, but keep them safe and surrounded by caring adults.

Our Y provides afterschool programs for children that attend Westville Elementary and Olive Elementary, Prairie View Elementary and Rolling Prairie Elementary in the New Prairie school district (housed at Rolling Prairie). At New Prairie school, the programs run from 6 a.m. until school starts and from the time that school is let out until 6 p.m. At Westville, the program is only run after school, from the time school lets out until 6 p.m. Children are led in fun games, homework assistance, arts and crafts and are provided with a snack in the afternoon everyday. Children also have the option of attending the school's breakfast in the morning. A one-time registration fee of $10/one child or $15/two or more children is charged. For more information, contact the school office or Program Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The cost is $2.50 per hour per child.

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.