We believe sports, fun and exploring new interests aren’t just for the young. Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved, there’s the added benefit of being connected to others. That’s why you’ll find a range of sports and recreational activities at the Y. With something to offer everyone, there’s no such thing as being too old to get in the game.

Most adult sports are for participants 14 years and older.


Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y is so much more than just working out. Beyond fitness facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength. 

The Portage Township YMCA has joined forces with NorthShore Health Centers to create a new strategic partnership which will enhance the quality of life and health in the Portage community by striving to reduce the incidence of illness through clinical services, education and prevention.  This partnership provides you a health and wellness network of resources that will provide the tools and information you need to live a healthier life. 


A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We strengthen community through programs, services and initiatives that enable kids and teens to realize their potential, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, and help foster a nationwide service ethic. The next time someone asks you what the Y is all about, simply say “the Y is for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility!”

The Y is for everyone. Every day at our local Y, we strive to support the spiritual, mental and physical needs of individuals and families living in Portage Township, part of Union Township and eastern parts of Lake County. 


Bringing Community Together