YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Youth Development

Values and skills learned early are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. 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.

Camp…

Making memories that last a lifetime

Overnight, day or specialty camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too. Learn more »

Child Care…

A place to stay, a place to grow

With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. That’s why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance.  Learn more »

Education & Leadership…

A place to learn, a place to grow

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

Swim, Sports & Play…

Healthier kids, a brighter future

The Y helps youth learn about being active and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. 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 programs at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Learn more »