Whitley County Family YMCA


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950 East Van Buren Street
Columbia City, IN 46725

Map & Directions

ph: (260) 244-9622
fx: (260) 625-5083

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Super Fun Specialty CampClick here to download the Specialty Camps brochure.
Register at the Membership Services desk.


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 Personal Trainers at the Whitley YMCA

Whether your goal is to lose weight, recover from injury, tone up, bulk up, or simply just feel better, our expert personal trainers provide plans, coaching and motivation to help you succeed.

Download a brochure or stop by the Member Services desk today!

Childcare Programs:

Early Learning Childcare:

The Whitley County YMCA offers a  program that meets the needs of our families.  Our children become instilled with the YMCA’s philosophy of developing the spirit, mind and body of each individual and encouraging an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect for everyone through our four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The Early Learning Center is an early childhood education facility that offers a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of families. We offer a safe and secure, warm environment for children to explore and learn through real experiences.

· The Early Learning Center is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
· Full Time or Part Time options are available.
· Our programs are open to all children ages 6 weeks through five years.
· Nutritious snacks and lunch are included.
· We use the children's interests, along with the individual development of each child to create meaningful experiences in the classrooms.

For more information, contact Tara Kuhmichel at (260) 229-6945 or visit Early Learning Childcare, located at 971 North 400 West, Columbia City IN 46725 (click here for a map and directions).

Before and After School Care:

The Whitley County Family YMCA provides a quality child care program for working parents. Students can enjoy their afternoons with friends while we provide snacks, homework assistance and structured activities. Contact Jacie Stahl, Child Care Services Director, at (260) 244-9622 for more information and registration.

2012-13 School Age Childcare Registration Form (PDF)
2012-13 School Age Childcare Health Form (PDF)


Aerobics Room
Cardio Room
Child Watch Room
Climbing Wall
Cycling Room
Dance Studio
Game Room
Indoor Pool
Indoor Track
Locker Rooms
Soccer Fields
Steam Room
Weight Room
Wellness Center


Erica Miller
Executive Director


Jacie Stahl
School Age Child Care Director


Don Greulich

Maintenance Director

Kameron Bailey

Membership and Wellness Director

Tara Kuhmichel

Early Learning Childcare Director

The YMCA is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. Download the current financial aid application or visit your local branch for more information.


The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization, Tax ID # 35-0886850, and contributions are tax deductible.