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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.
Summer Adventure Camp
A YMCA TRADITION! The La Porte County Family YMCA offers a Summer Adventure Camp starting when school is out for the summer. Held at our new Andrew Avenue Outdoor Education and Recreation Facility, camp is where kids make lifelong memories with team building activities, field trips, educational activities, and more! Included in the educational activities will be Summer Reading Program, STEM and Minds in Motion Promotion. See below for more specific information. Children can be dropped off as early as 6:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6 p.m Camp is for children entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. Children can be registered for camp weekly or for the entire summer. Camp. It's with you for Life!
STEM -The Y STEM learning initiative seeks to build youth analytical and problem solving skill to prepare them for success in life with:
- Increased youth interest and engagement in STEM careers.
- Increased awareness in STEM careers.
- Improved youth analytic and problem solving skills.
- Enhanced youth sense of achievement and belonging.
Minds In Motion Program - Minds in Motion have developed 15 daily steps to activate and develop a student's balance and learning capabilities. The entire circuit takes only 5-10 minutes and needs very little space to implement. Many schools set up the "maze" in vacant classrooms, meeting rooms or hallways. The Minds-In-Motion Maze boasts a wide range of simple methods to ...
- alleviate clumsiness and disorganization
- improve skills for reading, math and handwriting
- increase focusing ability
- improve visual and auditory learning skills
- empower students to walk, stand and sit in a controlled manner
Camp Dates: June 9 - August 18 Days of the Week: Monday-Friday
Members: $95/wk Non Members: $125/wk
"School's Out" Day Camps
No school? No problem? Our Y offers full-day mini-camps for those days when school is out or cancelled. 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. (Registrations after that day will be assessed a $10 late fee) 2014/2015 School Calender Dates Coming Soon!
"Snow Day" Camps
When La Porte Community Schools are cancelled for the day because of weather-related conditions, the Y offers our full-day mini-camp. Children can be dropped off as early as 6:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6 p.m. Children should bring a sack lunch, bathing suit and towel. You may also check our Facebook page to confirm camp availability and start time.