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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"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.
November 26 & 28
December 22, 23, 26, 29 & 30
"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.
January 19 Snow Make-up Day
February 16 Snow Make-up Day
March 13 Snow Make-up Day
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
1st Day of Camp will be June 8th
Camp Dates: TBD Days of the Week: Monday-Friday
Members: $95/wk Non Members: $125/wk