Welcome to the Duneland Family YMCA
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. The Duneland Family YMCA is in your community to nurture the potential of every child and teen, to improve health and well-being, and to give back and provide support to our neighbors.
The Y is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives: enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, prepare people for empowerment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a service ethic. That's just the beginning.
News From the Y!
YOUTH SPORTS WITH CPD & CFD! The Chesterton Police and Fire Departments have partnered with the Duneland Family YMCA to coordinate gym activities with area youth. Beginning March 3rd from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. The program will run in the Y Gym Monday through Thursday each week for dodgeball, kickball, basketball and flag football. This program is open to the community, and free to all. Youth will have an opportunity to get to know the men and women who protect the community, and they'll have a great time trying to outscore them! No registration - JUST SHOW UP!
STRONG GIRL! For girls in grades 3-5 - Promotes self-esteem and leadership. Girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. The purpose is to promote positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore beliefs around experiences and challenges all girls face and develop skills and strategies to help navigate through them through fitness and friendship. Each girl will be entitled to a woman mentor to provide a positive experience. At the end of the course, the girls will participate in a community project and a big fitness event. Program runs March 9 - June 8 and meets each Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Duneland Y. For more info, contact Family & Youth Coordinator Sue McLaughlin at (219) 926 4204.
FREE ACT & SAT Practice Testing at the Y - Fully proctored practice tests will show students what to expect in a test-like environment. Students will receive comprehensive analysis of their performance on practice test detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. ACT practice test is Sunday, March 9 from noon - 5 p.m.; SAT practice test is Sunday, April 13 from noon - 5 p.m. Students should bring 2 pencils and a calculator. You must pre-register. Each session is limited to 20 students. To register, call 1-800 KAP-TEST or online at www.kaptest.com/enroll/act/46304.
Parent's Night Out - Every Friday night 6:00-9:30 PM, Parents can utilize the Parent’s Night Out program and stop worrying about finding a sitter. Trained YMCA staff have organized and fun activities planned to keep each child’s attention. From arts and crafts to gym time it is never a dull moment on Friday evenings at the Y. Not to mention, it is affordable! The cost for members is $10 for the first child & $5 for each additional child. The non-member rate is $20 for the first child & $10 for each additional child. Please call the Y by noon on Thursday to ensure proper staffing levels, 926-4204.
Y OPEN HOUSE – On Saturday, March 8th from 10AM – 2PM, the community is invited to visit the Y for our March membership promotion kick-off,” PAY THE DAY”. Discover the pot of gold that awaits you at the end of the Y’s rainbow! During this promotion, new membership joiner's fees will be reduced from $50 to an amount equal to the date. If you join on Saturday, your joiner's fee will be only $8.00 (pay the day)! If you join on March 9th, your joiner's fee will be $9.00. Enjoy a tour of our facility, meet with one of the Y's personal trainers to discuss a workout routine designed to work for you and have refreshments. For more information, contact Emily Hoge, Membership Coordinator.
Fitness - New Play Strong Live Strong for Kids 8-12 - Monday & Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Fitness Room. Have fun and keep moving with motivating games and activities played to upbeat music. Use all your major muscle groups! Parents welcome. Kids must be escorted to and from class. Class is free for members. Cost is $5 for non-members. New Danz Party for Kids 8-12 with instructor Vicky on tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Fitness Room. 45 minutes of fun, easy choreographed dance routines to youth appropriate music. Parents welcome. Kids must be escorted to and from class. Class is free for members. Cost is $5 for non-members. New Spin Class - on Wednesdays at noon in the Community Room with new instructor Sue McLaughlin.
Community Nurse - On Friday, March 7, the Community Nurse will be conducting blood pressure, blood sugar (12 hour fasting requried) and body mass index screenings in the Senior Center from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Senior Center - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: WEEKLY: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - Building Fit Friends at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday & Thursday - Silver Sneakers at 10:30 a.m.; Fridays - Bingo at 11:45 a.m. MARCH EVENTS: Mondays on the 3, 17, 24 & 31st - Movies & Popcorn @ 11:45 a.m. Bring a lunch or snack. Monday, March 10th @ 11:45 a.m. - book Review. Complimentary lunch provided by Avalon Springs. Friday, March 14th - St. Pat's Bingo Party. Thursday, March 20th @ NOON - Senior Luncheon/Potluck - BRING A DISH TO SHARE. St. Patrick's sing-a-long. Wednesday, March 26th @ 11:45 a.m. - "Get Your Kicks - Music of the 50's" at Memorial Opera House. Lunch (at the Y Senior Center) & transportation provided by the waters of Duneland.
YMCA Night at a Pacers Game - The Indiana Pacers have invited YMCA members, staff, volunteers and supporters along with their friends and family to attend the Indiana Pacers game as they take on Josh Smith and the Pistons! 20 lucky individuals who buy tickets for this game will be chosen to participate in the Halftime High-Five Tunnel Club. Purchase discounted tickets by Friday, March 7th online at www.pacersgroups.com/tickets/1309 (Password: YMCA). All tickets will be mailed to you.
Your Duneland Family YMCA Story - The Y is interested in your Y story. YOU MATTER TO US! We'd like to create "story boards" to display within our facility to help create friendships and a better understanding of our cause. If you have an interesting or compelling story to tell about a positive experience or program at the Duneland Y and are willing to share it with others, please contact Jane Delligatti at 926-4204.