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.


Saturday, February 23, The La Porte County Family YMCA will be hosting the local competition of THE NORTHWEST INDIANA YMCA FREE THROW CONTEST.  All boys and girls are encouraged to participate.  Registration is FREE, and will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the competition will start at noon.

Age Divisions (separate for boys and girls)
Age 9 and under (10 ft. basket, 12 ft. foul line, 28.5 ball)
Age 11 and under (10 ft. basket, 12 ft. foul line, 28.5 ball)
Age 13 and under (10 ft. basket, 15 ft. foul line, official size ball)
Age eligibility determined by age as of March 1, 2013.

The top boy and girl in each division will go on to represent our local YMCA at the Northwest Indiana Championship, held on Sunday, March 17, at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond.  For more information, contact Program Director, Tara Buchanan at (219) 325-9622 ext. 112, or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.