How to Survive Summer Camp Deprivation

5 tips for surviving during the camp off-season

We survived the polar vortex and snow storms, but we still have three months until camp starts. Summer camp deprivation is real, but have no fear! We’re sharing some helpful tips to survive the rest of the winter. TRY OUT YOUR TIE DYE Replace... Read More

It’s Time to Register for Summer Camp

Now is the perfect time to make summer plans, dream of outdoor fun

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has a way to fend off the winter blues—browse and register for summer camp. Registration is now open for over 150 Summer Day Camps at more than 30 locations across Central Indiana. Enrollment is also open for overn... Read More

Here’s Why Your Kid Needs Camp This Summer!

Camp is something every child should experience

We know it's crazy. It's January. It's cold. We are about as far away from summer as you can get. And we want to talk about CAMP! It's time to start talking about camp, because it will be here before you know it. And we want to make sure you are p... Read More

Play and Learn Has a New Face

Welcome Sam Irvin to Play & Learn!

Sam Irvin lives for child enrichment and development, which made accepting the position of Early Childhood Coordinator at the Ransburg YMCA an easy decision. “Kids have so much knowledge and want to teach us,” Sam said. Loving children’s pass... Read More

Have a Smashing Good Time at these Halloween Events

Have a spooky, healthy Halloween with your family

Nowhere else will you find a floating pumpkin patch, “haunted” 5K, Yoga in Catacombs and s’mores! There's no better place to celebrate Halloween than at the Y. We've got hayrides and s'mores, costume contests and candy, and all that spooky stu... Read More

Free Family Fun in September

Doggie Dips, Scavenger Hunt, Nerf Night, Tea Party & more!

What to do? What to do? We’re all super busy, and yet sometimes it’s hard to find affordable family fun nearby. That’s where the YMCA comes in. With 12 locations, there’s always something for kids and families to do within a short drive. And ... Read More

YMCA Swim Club Chalks Up Win at First-Ever Home Meet

Swimmers from 5 area teams competed for a win against 9-time state champs

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis (YOGI) recently hosted its first official home swim meet against the Niles Mariners of Michigan and the Michiana Stingrays at the Ransburg YMCA outdoor 50-meter Long Course pool. Swimmers of the YOGI Swim Club come from f... Read More

Astonishing Numbers, Why We Need Before and After School Care

INDIANA'S YOUTH NEEDS QUALITY CARE

The need for quality before and after school care is more important today than it ever has been, for so many reasons. BY THE NUMBERS According to the Indiana Afterschool Network, 20 percent of children in Indiana, including kindergartners, are unsu... Read More

Preschool Capacity to Double at Witham Family YMCA

Scholarships available for low-income families

There will soon be more preschool options in Lebanon, Indiana! The Witham Family YMCA is undergoing a renovation to increase capacity for the Early Learning Center. The $94,000 project uses funding provided by the United Way of Central Indiana and th... Read More

Intercollegiate Y is looking for AmeriCorps Members

Be A Servant Leader In Your Community

Looking for a way to be a servant leader in your community? The Intercollegiate YMCA is looking for people to work as an AmeriCorps Member serving youth in the Indianapolis area. AmeriCorps Members commit their time to address critical community nee... Read More

Kids Can Explore Downtown Indy at YMCA’s New Bike Camp

Kids Love to Bike, We Want Them to be Safe

One of the greatest joys in life is to be able to jump on a bike, especially as a kid in the summer. What’s even better? Going to an all-new, week-long Bike Camp, where you can ride the Indianapolis Cultural Trail to parks, tour top attractions and... Read More

A Brighter Future, Just Got Easier

Preschool Registration is Now Online

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW ONLINE! WE'RE HERE TO GIVE YOUR PRESCHOOLER EVERYTHING THEY NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION. The YMCA at the Athenaeum offers one of the most dynamic preschool programs downtown. Our program consists of one multi-age c... Read More

Get a Jump Start on Education!

Get a Jump Start on Education!

Give your child the gift of learning. Early childhood education is a great way to foster a love for school and prepare for kindergarten. With more that 35 years of impact, the Baxter YMCA preschool program has been touted as one of the most success... Read More

Summer Day Camp

Why we all need camp in our lives!

Waking up while it’s still dark outside. Turning on the news and seeing another single digits forecast. When will the two hour delays end!?!? It feels like it’s been winter forever. It’s hard to remember those warm, sunny summer days. Well, ... Read More

Oh, the weather outside is…

We're here for you when the weather gets bad!

When inclement weather is heading towards Indianapolis, we know the stress this can cause for families! Parents can't always take a snow day! The Y is here when families need us, including during school delays, early releases, and snow days! Please... Read More

Enriching The Lives Of Children Daily

Give A Forever Gift

Tuesday, November 28th is Giving Tuesday. You can help the Intercollegiate YMCA continue to enrich the lives of youth in low income areas of Indianapolis through your donations. Laurelwood is one of our biggest program sites on the south side of Indi... Read More

Shine a Light on Afterschool Programs

Thursday, October 26th is Lights On Afterschool Day!

Let's throw out some numbers. 14 million... 40,000... 3-6... 14 million is the number of school age children in America who go home alone after school each day, according to afterschoolalliance.org. 40,000 of those children are kindergartners. 3-6... Read More

Fall Into Fun… At Camp!

Join us at any of our 15 Fall Break Camp locations across Indianapolis!

The air is crisp, the pumpkin spiced lattes are brewing, and you know what this means... Fall Break is coming! At the Y, when school is out, we are IN! We are busy preparing for FALL BREAK CAMP- exciting weeks of field trips, guest speakers, swimmin... Read More

2017-18 Before & After School Enrollment

Join us in the YMCA Before & After School program in your school!

The school year is here! Enroll in the YMCA Before & After School program located in your school.  Information about our locations, fees, and enrollment procedures can be found HERE! We hope you and your family join us for another great y... Read More

SWIM SAFETY = FUN SUMMER

Join the Ben Harrison Swim Program

There is a list of basic life skills all parents instinctively know they must teach their children to keep them safe and healthy. It includes habits like looking both ways before you cross the street, washing your hands with soap and water and eating... Read More