YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

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 Development

TEEN NIGHT AT THE Y! - Oct. 24th is CREEPS & FREAKS! Dress up for Halloween and enjoy a Spooky Scavenger Hunt. Huddle around a bonfire to hear scary stories as told by Kevin Pazour, CEO or Porter County Museum - true stories that have actually happened in Porter County. For more information, contact Sue or Emily at the Y.

FAMILY POT LUCK DINNER, "AROUND THE TABLE" - Sunday, October 26 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Bring a dish to share with other families. You'll have some great discussions. Mealtime is a great way to spend meaningful time with your kids and learn about their friends and interests. It's a good time for talking and listening to what your kids have to say and lovingly reinforcing good family values. Engaging in conversations with other families can show how to open new avenues of communication in your own family. EMPOWER Porter County and the Duneland Family YMCA are partnering to provide this great opportunity. FREE TO DUNELAND FAMILIES. Please call 926-4204 to RSVP.

YOUTH SPECIAL NEEDS SPORTS PROGRAMS - Youth Special Needs Basketball for boys and girls ages 7-12 starts Saturday, October 25th at noon. Registration is now open. This program meets every Saturday through November 22. There will be skills sessions as part of the one hour game. Optional skills sessions also offered each week on Wednesdays from 3-5 pm. Designed to give kids with special needs an opportunity to get physical exercise and have a positive social experience through sports. Program participants will work on developing coordination and teamwork skills through the use of "Buddies". Program cost is $25 for all participants; jersey fee is $15. For more information, call Rick Lewis or Paul Jones at the Y.

YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN - Youth Fall Basketball League starts on Saturday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. 3-9 Year olds practice on Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday and have a game on Saturday. 10-12 year olds practice on Tuesday and have a game on Thursday. Cost is $40 for members; $80 for non-members. Multiple child discounts and financial assistance is available. Call Paul Jones for more information.

AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE AT LIBERTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL provides a safe environment for intermediate school students to engage in educational, recreational, cultural and social activities after school. Program offers homework assistance, academic enrichment, tutoring, reading/literacy, sports, art, community service, leadership development and cultural enrichment with a high staff to student ratio. Registration forms available at the Y Front Desk, the Y Early Childhood Development Program at CMS Entrance #8 or online at www.dunelandymca.org. For more information, call Sue McLaughlin at 926-4204.

LIV TRU/DUNELAND Y AFTER SCHOOL MENTORING FOR GRADES 7 & 8 - The Y is partnering with PATH to provide LIV TRU, an amazing program to form friendships and plan for your future. Find ways to recognize and embrace your value, your potential and your community. Program meets weekly on Mondays from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. NO COST TO ATTEND! For more information, contact Sue McLaughlin, 926-4204 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Healthy Living


COMMUNITY NURSE -  On Tuesday, October 28, the Community Wellness Nurse will conduct total cholesterol and blood sugar screenings (12 hour fasting required) from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. All screenings take place in the Y Senior Center.

POUND. ROCKOUT. WORKOUT. - New program starts November 4th. Channel your inner performer and rock your body with this modern-day fusion of movement and music. using Ripstixtm weighted drumsticks engineered for exercise, POUND transforms drumming into an effective 45 minute full-body workout. Meets Tuesdays @ 8PM in the Community Room and Thursdays @ 7PM in the Fitness Room with Instructor Amanda Weaver. Cost for members is $6 and for non-members, $10. For more information, contact Penny at 926-4204.

BOOT CAMP - A fun mix of calisthenics and body weight exercises along with cardio and strength training. Be prepared for some fun high intensity training with instructor Michelle Corrigan. Starts November 4. Class meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 a.m. For more information, contact Penny Bigger, Fitness Coordinator at 926-4204.

TRIFECTA CHALLENGE - OBSTACLE RACE TRAINING - We're challenging YOU to complete ALL OF THIS! 1, 2 & 3 full circuits on 3 separate days within one month. One circuit includes 8 laps which equals 1+ miles & 12 obstacles. You must complete each obstacle, or if you fail, you must complete a 30 full burpee penalty before you move on. Complete the challenge in 50 minutes during classes on Tuesday & Thursdays from 6:10 to 7:00pm. Results must be recorded on-site by instructor. DO IT ALL & RECEIVE 1 MONTH FREE Y MEMBERSHIP & BONUS PRIZE! Contact Nick Wiseman for more information at 219-841-2925 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Social Responsibility

SENIOR CENTER - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: WEEKLY: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - Building Fit Friends @ 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday & Thursday - Silver Sneakers @ 10:30 a.m.; Fridays - Bingo @ 11:45 a.m. OCTOBER EVENTS: Monday, October 27 @ 11:45 a.m. - Movies & Popcorn -bring a lunch. Friday, October 31 @ 11:45 a.m. - Halloween Bingo Costume Party! Bring a Senior Friend. NOVEMBER EVENTS: Monday, November 3 & 17 @ 11:45 a.m. - Movies & Popcorn - bring a lunch. Wednesday, November 5 @ 11:45 a.m. - Memorial Opera House, "Piano Men". Transportation provided by the waters of Duneland. Bring & eat lunch at the Y prior to departure. Monday, November 10 @ 11:45 a.m. - Book Review. Snack provided by Red Cup Cafe & Deli. Wednesday, November 12 @ 11:45 a.m. - Home Helpers lunch presentation. Thursday, November 20 @ NOON - Senior Potluck Luncheon. Bring a dish to share. Topic - Keeping Hydrated presented by Porter Regional Hospital.

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.

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.

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.