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!
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.
T-ball registration is now open for children ages 3-7 years. The season will be held July 13th- August 24th. The cost is $40 members/$80 non-members. Financial assistance and multiple child discounts are available.
Summer Camp registration is now open for students in the 1st-12th grades. At the Duneland Family YMCA, we provide a safe, affordable and fun day camp for all ages. Our summer program provides a range of activities to entice everyone’s interest, in an atmosphere that reinforces the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Kids will enjoy a summer full of nature, water fun, games, field trips (Dunes National Lakeshore, Railcats, & Fair Oaks), crafts, and new friendships. To register please visit or call the Member Service Desk.
5K Run/Walk Training Program
Registration is now being accepted for the "From the Couch to the Emerald City" 5K training program designed for novice participants that will be held July 20th-September 14th. Participants will meet for weekly training sessions and the completion of the program is to run the Duneland Y’s Emerald City Hustle 5K on Saturday, September 14th. The cost is $40 for Members and $80 for the community. To register please visit the Member Service Desk.
Swim Lesson Registration
Swim Lesson Registration is now open. Swimming is a valuable life skill for children at all ages. Every day, children learn the basics of swimming at the Y or enhance their skills with our progressive lessons that turn beginners into experts, polliwogs into sharks. And our kids are having fun, being healthy, learning safety and building confidence all at the same time! Session dates for children 6 month and up include June 17-28, July 8-19, July 22-August 2, and August 5-16.
Free Car Seat Fitting Clinic
The Chesterton Fire Department is partnering with the Duneland Family YMCA and Porter Regional Hospital to offer a free car seat fitting clinic. They are scheduled for June 26th 8:00-10:30 at the Duneland Family YMCA and June 27th 7:00-8:00 AM at the Duneland Y child care facility located in CMS entrance 8.
The Duneland Family YMCA offers Corporate Memberships to businesses and organizations who have 5 or more employees that are members of the Y.