Fun Zone

Exercise while your young child plays

Halloween Hours (10/31):  Open 9am-Noon, Closed the rest of the day.

  FUN ZONE HOURS              For infants and children through age 13
                                                                      Infants are any child who is not yet walking unassisted   

Monday 8:45am Noon   4:00pm 8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am Noon   4:00pm 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:45am Noon   4:00pm 8:00pm
Thursday 9:00am Noon   4:00pm 8:00pm
Friday 8:45am Noon   4:00pm 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am Noon      

Staff to Child Ratios:   3 children to 1 staff  for Infants
                                     13 children to 1 staff for walking through age 13

 Must call ahead to reserve a spot for infants 219.762.9622**
  • Fun Zone is available for parents making healthy choices for their mind, body and/or spirit at the YMCA.  Portage Township YMCA household members may use the Fun Zone free of charge.  Parents who have only an adult membership must add-on a $5 monthly fee to utilize the Fun Zone if their children are not members. 
  • With membership reciprocity throughout the state of Indiana, members from other Y's may utilize the Fun Zone following the same guidelines as our members.
  • "AWAY" members utilizing the national program will be required to pay $5 per visit, per family to the Fun Zone.
  • Parents cannot leave the YMCA facility while thgeir child is in the Fun Zone.
  • Fun Zone staff will change diapers if parents are comfortable. Parents must notify staff upon drop-off if they would like to be called upon to change their own child.
  • If a child is not fully potty trained, parents are required to dress the child in a "pull-up" type of diaper.
    • A fully potty trained child can:
      • recognize the need to use the restroom
      • ask an adult to take them to the restroom in enough time to go
      • pull clothing up and down and use the restroom on their own
  • If a child has an accident in their pants, the parent must have a change of clothing.  For sanitary reasons, if the child does not change soiled clothing, staff will ask the parent to take the child home.
  • For the safety of everyone, no food is allowed in Fun Zone.
  • Children may bring toys from home at their own risk.  The Y is not responsible for lost or broken toys.
  • For everyone's saftey, parents must fill out their first and last name and their intended location within the building on the sign in sheet.  The sign in sheet is used to locate parents if necessary.
  • If a child becomes unruly or disruptive, staff will call the parents to take the child home.  The Y's top priority is to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all the children in the Fun Zone.