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!

FALL POOL HOURS - Effective August 20, the Y pool will be open from 4pm - 7pm Monday through Friday, from noon - 6pm on Saturday and from noon - 4pm on Sunday.

Youth Development

ADVENTURE GUIDE LEADERS WANTED - Adventure Guides program launches parents and their children on a journey of discovery, with the child as the explorer and the parent as the guide. Adventure Guides encourages parents to get to know their kids while they're still kids with group activities both indoor and outdoor. First meeting for parents who are interested is September 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Y. Contact Sue McLaughlin, 926-4204.


Healthy Living

EMERALD CITY 5K HUSTLE RUN & WALK IS SEPTEMBER 13! Are you ready to hustle? Don't miss this Gold Cup Series event. The Emerald City 5k is open to both runners and walkers. All proceeds benefit the Duneland Family YMCA Fitness Dept. and will be used to purchase more equipment to make your workouts even better. Online registration now open at dunelandymca.org. Or, register in person at the Front Desk. Cost is $30 for registrations by August 29 including a terrific event shirt; late registration fee is $35 (from 8/30 up til day of the race - shirt not guaranteed). For more information, contact Penny Bigger at the Y.

ADULT SWIM LESSONS STARTING AUGUST 18 AT 6:00 PM: If you've always wanted to learn how to swim, now's the time to "take the plunge"! First session: August 18th - 29th. Second session: September 2nd - 12th. All levels taught at each session. Cost is $50 per session for members; $100 per session for non-members. Register in person at the Member Service Desk or call us at 926-4204.

PAY THE DAY PROMOTION FOR NEW MEMBERS - Starting Sept. 1st for the entire month, when you become a Y member, the Joiner's Fee will be equal to the date on which you join. The Joiner's Fee is normally $50, but if you join on the first, it will be only $1; on Sept. 30th it will be $30. Great savings to become a member! For more information, contact Emily Hoge at the Y, 926-4204.

POOCH POOL PARTY! SEPTEMBER 15, 6-7PM! Free to the community. Only friendly dogs who are up-to-date on shots. Pool will be half way drained - perfect for swimming with your K9s. Come and bring your best friend to this "Pawsome Event". Contact Emily at the Y with questions.

FAMILY CAMPING TRIP - Families who enjoy camping, having quality time and great recreation are invited to join the first Fall Family Away camp experience at YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha located on Torch Lake near Traverse City, MI from October 3rd through 5th. Campers will stay in a cozy cabin in a beautiful wooded atmosphere. Activities are planned throughout the days and evenings, and delicious meals will be served. The cost is $150 per person which includes all food, lodging, activities and programs. Register at the Duneland Y Front Desk, or by phone at 926-4204 by September 1st.

COMMUNITY NURSE - On Wednesday, August 27th, the Community Wellness Nurse will be conducting blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index screenings from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. All screenings take place in the Y Senior Center.

AQUA-ROBICS - Great for anyone who likes to exercise in the pool! This class centers around cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility training in the water. Class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

NEW YOGA CLASS -  The class is appropriate for all levels, and incorporates the IYEN GAR method with focus on alignment. Yoga focuses on the art of breathing, balance, strength, flexibility and meditation to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping one relax and manage stress and anxiety. Every Wednesday at noon in the Fitness Room with Instructor Dani Newton.  Class is free for Y members; $10 per session for non-members.

THERAPUTIC MASSAGE - Kay Colon, the Y's Massage Therapist, is offering $5 off all half and full hour massages from July 7th through August 31st. Offer good to Y members and community residents. To schedule an appointment, call the Y and ask for Kay.

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 .

PILATES REFORMER PERSONAL TRAINING - Great for core stretching and strengthening, for advanced athletes or rehabilitation, Reformer training focuses on strengthening muscles that help you maintain a symmetrical and revitalized body. Relieves fatigue and stress without unwanted joint stress. Helps correct poor posture, spinal and pelvic alignment, improves breathing patterns and promotes better mind-body coordination while working all major muscle groups. Five sessions with instructor Ashley Hall for $125, get sixth session free. Contact Ashley at the Y, 926-4204, cell (210) 841-2496 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

ARE YOU SPARTAN TOUGH? Need to train for an obstacle race? Or just want to see what it takes? Join the Spartan ranks! This fun class is designed around the obstacle racer or anyone who wants to build upper body strength and endurance. You'll experience all kinds of challenges that one would face on an endurance course. For more information contact Ni cholas Wiseman by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at (219) 841-2925.

POWER FUSION YOGA - A vigorous 30 minute dynamic full body Yoga workout followed by 30 minutes of slow, easy, flexible poses to lengthen & strengthen. Meets at 6:30pm on Wednesdays in the Community Room with Instructor Chris Brandt.


Social Responsibility

FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT COFFEE CREEK - Get Up, Stand Up - Open Mic Night on August 22 from 6-8 pm.m Bring your talents to Coffee Creek Pavilion. If you can sin, play an instrument, make us laugh or just have something to say, this will be the place to be! $5 per person or $10 per family. Cost includes full entertainment, dinner and drink. Contact Sue McLaughlin at the Y for more info.

END OF SUMMER POOL PARTY BASH - AUGUST 24! Join us for one last hurrah before the Y pool closes. Includes pool party, bags, pool games, music and more! From noon to 3:00 p.m. $5.00 per person or $12 per family. Community members are welcome.

POOCH POOL PARTY! SEPTEMBER 15, 6-7PM! Free to the community. Only friendly dogs who are up-to-date on shots. Pool will be half way drained - perfect for swimming with your K9s. Come and bring your best friend to this "Pawsome Event". Contact Emily at the Y with questions.

NEW ADA CHAIR LIFT INSTALLED POOLSIDE - The lift was sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital and Lakeside Wealth Management. Y members can swim anytime during Y hours of operation. Non-members are welcome for open swim times: Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m.

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. AUGUST EVENTS:Thursday, August 21 @ noon - Senior Potluck (bring a dish to share). Topic: Free project assistance information presented by Neighborlink of Porter County. Monday, August 25 @ 11:45 a.m. - Book review. Lunch provided by Hot Diggity Dog. Wednesday, August 27 @ noon - Tiger Lily Cafe lunch trip.

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.