Michiana Family YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

YMCA of Michiana

For Youth Development
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. To supports these goals, we offer programs in these areas:



Child Care


YMCAs are the nation’s largest provider of child care. We provide high-quality and affordable programs that are family-centered and values-based to nurture children’s healthy development. Our preschool and school-age child care programs encourage family involvement through special events, newsletters, parent advisory committees, and volunteers in the classrooms. The programs are state licensed, and all staff meet or exceed licensing regulations for background checks, education and experience.


Before & Afterschool Care

Child Watch

Kids Night Out

SOYI: School's Out, Y's In!






Education & Leadership


All kids have great potential. At the Y, we help them set and achieve their personal and educational goals. They gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. Through leadership and academic enrichment programs such as mentoring, youth government and college preparation, we make sure that every child has an opportunity to envision a positive future, and to take an active role in strengthening the community.


ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

Robotics Program


Before and After School Program


Summer Learning Loss Prevention


LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Counselor-in-Training (CIT)







SWIM, SPORTS & PLAY


The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.


COMPETITIVE TEAM SPORTS

Stingrays Swim Team

RECREATION

Birthday Parties & Rentals

Open Swim


YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES

Youth Outdoor Soccer League (March 27 - June 10)

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
(South Bend location only)

Parent Tot Lessons

Preschool / Progressive Lessons

Private Lessons

Michiana Swims


YOUTH SPORTS CLASSES

Basketball Skills Class

Pre-Y Basketball

Cheerleading

Dance Lessons

KICKS Tae Kwon Do

Pre-Y Multi-Sport Class

Volleyball

Tumbling/Gymnastics





CAMP


Day camp can offer almost all of the benefits of traditional camp—new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — in rural and urban settings while allowing campers to return home each afternoon. Our Y also offers overnight camps that run from a few days to a few weeks in scenic outdoor areas. Camp programs offer a wide variety of outdoor adventures led by trained and experienced leaders who guide children and teenagers in having an unforgettable experience. Expect new and fun activities that will add not only build skills but great new friends and character values for life.


DAY & RESIDENT CAMPS

Summer Day Camp - South Bend/Mishawaka Locations

Camp Cooper Spring Break Day Camp

Spring Break Sports Camp

YMCA Camp Eberhart


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.
Read more about our financial assistance.