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Activities
Michiana Parent Publications
Free local family resource publications including information and advertisments for for local Michiana Families. Media includes Arts & Entertainment, Family destinations, Childcare Coupons, amd local Health Centers. MP Publications trademarked as the first free parenting publication in NW Indiana. 160 store distributers
MomsMichiana.com
A local resource for parents, grandparents, and families. Find or sell kid's things. FREE Classifieds.
Indiana Xplosion - Travel girls softball team
12U, 14u & 16U teams. Indoor practices during winter and 10 tournament season March-July. Advance your daughters playing ability.
YMCA of Michiana
The YMCA is a membership organization, welcoming all as a member of the YMCA, you are entitled to many privileges to help you achieve your wellness goals. Your Full Privilege Membership (FPM) permits usage of the facility during all open hours in accordance with program schedules. Some great benefits include: free land aerobic classes, fitness trainers available for orientation to start your workout program, free child watch services while you workout, Always Welcome at the YMCA (AWAY) Program to use other YMCA facilities across the nation, reduced class rates for members up to half off the full price, and yearly locker rentals and towel services available upon request. Guest passes are available for a small fee when coming with another YMCA member or when visiting from out of town.
Camps
Camp Ray Bird
Camp Ray Bird exists to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the at-risk children and teens of Michiana. It is an awesome place of summer ministry for college students. Camp Ray Bird rents out its facilities for meetings and retreats when summer camp is not in session.
Cool Springs Campground
Cool Springs Campground is a nature lover's dream! The name derives from the natural hillside springs which create mini waterfalls. This natural flowing water feed our six cool and crystal clear ponds that are teaming with a variety of fish. These ponds then flow together to create a stream winding through the bike and walking paths that spread over 100 acres. All the while, this campground is tucked away in the woods filled with plenty of wildlife for your viewing pleasure. With the peaceful star filled nights, you can be assured the most relaxing camping experience in Southwest Michigan. Enjoy the many activities and amenities available on and around the campground. Only 25 minutes from South Bend/Mishawaka Area! Get away without getting away!
Location: 23431 Shurte St, Cassopolis, MI
Phone: 269-445-5000
Michiana Christian Service Camp
Michiana Christian Service Camp, a non-profit corporation, is owned by the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ in the Michiana area.
YMCA Camp Eberhart
Come visit YMCA Camp Eberhart on the web! We have been serving the community for over 95 years with summer camp, outdoor eductation and retreats and conferences! We are open to the public.
Wolf's Marine
Summer is Heating Up! Stay Cool Out On the Water In Your New Inflatable.
Don't let gas prices keep you at the dock. You can zip around the harbor, lakes and rivers in a dinghy for a whole lot of fun! And for a whole lot Less $$. Come in today and visit our two showrooms of Zodiac and AB inflatables. We have models to fit every budget and every family. Ask for Warren, Bob or Jason for all the details.
Our store hours are Mon-Wed 9-6 - Thur-Fri 9-8 - Saturday 9-5
Wolf's Marine is at 250 W. Main Street Benton Harbor, MI 49022 - Phone: 269.926.1068
Child Care
AuPairCare
The aupair is a time-honoered childcare tradition and intregal part of European culture. Aupairs are flexible, live with your family, and enrich the lives of your children through cultural exchange.
Cindy's Superkids Child Care
Providing child care services in Elkhart.
Growing Kids Learning Centers
Hearts & Hands Early Childhood & Youth Ministries
Hearts & Hands Early Childhood and Youth Ministries is a childcare ministry registered with the Indiana State Health Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshall.
Indiana Babysitting
Babysitting referral service. Bringing parents and babysitters together.
Kids Peace - The National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis
New Creation Child Care Ministry
Open Arms Child Development Center
Open Arms provides families with a Christ-centered environment for caring for children when they cannot stay home by themselves. Daycare avaliable for infants 6 weeks to children age 12. Learning Center/preschool for ages 3 to 5 years.
La Petite Academy
MomsMichiana.com
A local resource for parents, grandparents, and families. Find or sell kid's things. FREE classifieds.
Swim Gym
Day Care in Mishawaka, 3000 sf facility, gym, two large open area's State license, on 1.5 acres fence yard.
Your Child Care Connection
We can help people find child care in their area. We also help educate Early Childhood Professionals.
Children's Entertainment
Escape From The Corn
Thistleberry Farm - Three corn mazes of various sizes, pony rides, hay rides, a pumpkin slingshot, pedal cars, a cow train, prepicked pumpkins and u-pick pumpkins.
Children's Tea Parties
Princess Tea Parties. Theme parties including Spa, Luau, Karaoke, Makover Parties and More. We set up, host and clean up for you!
KidsAroundTheBend.com
KidsAroundTheBend.com is a comprehensive, regularly updated, free to viewers, listing of Michiana children's events and attractions.
Michiana Toddler Activities
Review of local activities appropriate for toddlers. Most blogs include an assessment of diaper changing facility availability.
Family Fun on the Farm
Michigan farm markets, organic farms, maple syrup producers, wineries and u-pick farms and orchards are all there to welcome visitors for fun on the farm. A tour of Michigan farms could include a creamery, cider mill, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, plant nursery or a tree farm.
Noah's Ark Animal Workshop
Traveling "Stuff-n-Fluff" Animal Workshop. We are a local Michiana business where children "stuff-n-fluff" their own stuffed animals. We service mostly birthday parties, daycare centers, and fundraisers and do occasional work for open house type events.
Prairie Winds Farm and Nature Retreat
Learning farm where children of all ages can have hands on experiences with animals and nature.
DJ Service - S.T.E.P.S. INC.
When you're planning that "once in a lifetime event", you only have one opportunity to make it unforgettable. S.T.E.P.S., Inc. is a full service company with one goal in mind, THE PERFECT PARTY. With our experience, originality and love for entertaining we will make your dreams come true! We provide a vast variety of fun for many events and our creativity is never ending!
S.T.E.P.S., Inc. has a unique and outstanding assembly of talent. All of our entertainers are true professionals. We take the time and patience to help plan every detail of your celebration with you. It's the small details that make a big difference!
From your first call to the moment your last guest leaves the party, our staff will accommodate your every need. When your event is in our hands, just sit back, relax and enjoy the party. We will take care of the particulars to ensure that your event is a success!
Your affair is a once in a lifetime chance to inspire perfection. So Have Your Party Excel with a customized creation by S.T.E.P.S. Inc.
Special Times Event Planning Services LOCATION: 23431 Shurte St, Cassopolis, MI
Phone: 269-445-5110
Lakes & Resorts
Sister Lakes, Michigan
Sister Lakes has it all. Resort or weekend getaways. Fun for everyone! 67900 State Rte. 152, Dowagiac, Mi. For information, phone: 269 424 3350 and visit our website
Martial Arts
Jeet Kune Do / Kalsadapo Instruction
Michiana's Only source for legitimate instruction in the very rare arts of Jeet Kune Do and Kalsadapo.These classes are offered to teens and adults.
Tiger & Dragon Martial Arts Academies
We offer a complete defense program, superior to anything else in the area, for ALL members of your family. Completely traditional, something for everyone. Straight from the Grand Masters of South Korea. Stop in and see us or visit our site. Feel free to call!
U.S. Guryong Won
Traditional Korean Martial arts. Traditional Family Values
Music & Dance Lessons
Debbie Werbrouck School of Dance
Beginner or experienced, children and adults alike enjoy the fun and nurturing environment as well as the many opportunities available to students. The caring and qualified faculty and excellent facilities go hand in hand with the convenience of multiple classrooms and locations. Music classes also available. Telephone: 574-247-1590
Flint Dance Studio, Inc.
Flint Dance Studio, Inc. Established in 1961. Providing professional dance education for ages 3 through adult. Classes offered: beginning through advanced levels of Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-hop, Lyrical Jazz, Modern Dance, Pilates, Pre-school Children's Dance Intro, and Ballroom. 2508 Milburn Boulevard Mishawaka, Indiana 46544. Telephone: 574-255-5575
Miller Guitar Academy
Guitar and music fundamentals are taught to all ages in an environment of encouragement and patience. Fun and engaging interactive programs build confidence.
Southold Dance
Ballet school and a regional dance training center that is dedicated to producing and presenting extraordinary dance performances and is committed to developing each student\0x92s individual dance potential through high quality educational programming.
Organizations
Girl Scouts of Singing Sands Council
Information on events for girl scouts.
Boy Scouts LaSalle Council
Information on events for cub scouts and boy scouts in the LaSalle District.
Family Christian Development Center
Family Christian Development Center works closely with the community to bring together resources and help those who need it most.
Life Athletes, Inc.
Life Athletes is an association led by over 300 professional and Olympic athletes who try to live lives of virtue, abstinence, and respect for life.
Michiana Down Syndrome
Website for the Down Syndrome Family Support and Advocacy Group of Michiana
Michiana Mothers & More
We are a local chapter of the national organization, Mothers & More, providing support/education/advocacy for mothers who have chosen to take time off from work to care for their children.
Michiana Parents of Multiples Club
MPOMC is a support group providing friendship, advice and education concerning the care and development of multiple birth children. We maintain a library of publications concerning twins and higher order multiples and have access to research and information for parents of special needs children. We have holiday parties, picnics and fun opportunities for the entire family.
Services
Bambi Daycare Center - Child Care
Quality child care in Michiana. Over 35 years child care experience. Quiet, comfortable and convenient setting.
Contact: Ann Prout, Business Phone: 574-656-8311 - EMail Address: dprout@gocreekside.com
Bambi Daycare Center - 28850 Madison Road, North Liberty, IN 46554
Child Support Recovery Service
Private child support enforcement agency providing services to parents when there seems to be no other hope of collection. Support Your Efforts to Support Your Family!
Earth Angel Doula Services
A Doula is a woman who serves. By choosing a Birth Doula you can significantly reduce your labor time, labor discomfort, and unwanted interventions!
Holistic Moms Network
The Holistic Moms Network is a non-profit support and discussion network for people with and interest in natural, holistic and alternative health and parenting. Our goal is to develop a thriving local community of holistic parents with a wide range of interests. The South Bend Area Chapter of this national organization offers monthly meetings every third Thursday of the month on a variety of natural health and parenting topics as well as activities such as playgroups and hikes. Please join us! Visit our website for more information.
Kids Peace - The National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis

SouthBendTribune.com in Michiana
"IN Michiana" Magazine. All about living in Michiana.
Spark Design Studio
Spark Design Studio can provide the design expertise to take you to the next stage and beyond. Visit us at the firehouse! 219 North Hill Street, South Bend, Indiana 46617, 574 233 8330. We're located on Hill Street between Colfax and LaSalle, downtown South Bend. In addition to our design work, Spark Design Studio is your source for fine paper, gifts, and invitations. Whether you are preparing for a wedding or backyard dinner party, corporate event or religious celebration, stop in and see how we can help.
MomsMichiana.com
A local resource for parents, grandparents, and families. Find or sell kid's things. FREE Classifieds.
My Doula Stacia
Stacia Hemmes - Birth & Postpartum Doula - Helping the Michiana area with informative and compassionate labor and delivery assistance. Nurturing care of mother and baby.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Find information about the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County, Inc. mission statement, upcoming events, donation drop off sites, programs, volunteer opportunities and information on ways we help the needy of the community.
Michiana Parent Publications
Free local family resource publications including information and advertisments for for local Michiana Families. Media includes Arts & Entertainment, Family destinations, Childcare Coupons, amd local Health Centers. MP Publications trademarked as the first free parenting publication in NW Indiana. 160 store distributers
YMCA of Michiana
The YMCA is a membership organization, welcoming all as a member of the YMCA, you are entitled to many privileges to help you achieve your wellness goals. Your Full Privilege Membership (FPM) permits usage of the facility during all open hours in accordance with program schedules. Some great benefits include: free land aerobic classes, fitness trainers available for orientation to start your workout program, free child watch services while you workout, Always Welcome at the YMCA (AWAY) Program to use other YMCA facilities across the nation, reduced class rates for members up to half off the full price, and yearly locker rentals and towel services available upon request. Guest passes are available for a small fee when coming with another YMCA member or when visiting from out of town.

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