Programs

Adaptive Fitness

For our members with diverse abilities, we offer adaptive fitness equipment complete with a harness system. We now have harnesses set up in fitness centers as well as in classes such as Barre, Zumba and Yoga. We currently have adaptive fitness equipment installed at two of our branches (Bear-Glasgow and Dover) and plan to add equipment at more locations in the near future.

Community, Health and Fitness

Adult Sports

Put more play in your day! Whether you miss –suiting up” or are new to team sports, the Ys sports leagues and recreational opportunities provide a great way to be active, social and reconnect or start fresh with a sport you love. Offerings include basketball, swimming, tennis, pickle ball and more!

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Sports

Babysitter Training

Do you want to learn how to be the best babysitter in the neighborhood? This course is designed for responsible and dependable students who are ready to take their babysitting skills to the next level. A variety of topics will be covered including: How to care for children and infants; making good decisions; handling emergencies and more.

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Community, Enrichment

Before and After School

For families with older kids, we offer Before and After School enrichment programs from kindergarten through middle school. Before and After School enrichment is an activity-based program designed to enhance the social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of all children within a safe, fun and supportive environment. Our locations include YMCA’s and local area schools. Bear-Glasgow YMCA Child Care, Brandywine YMCA Child Care, Walnut Street YMCA Child Care, Dover YMCA Child Care, Sussex YMCA Child Care, Western YMCA Child Care, Middletown Family YMCA

Child Care

Black Achievers

The Black Achievers program provides college readiness and career awareness to African American teens in Wilmington. African American mentors from diverse career fields are nominated by the local business community to serve as role models, preparing participants for future success. The Achievers meet weekly for one year at the Walnut Street YMCA. The year culminates with an Annual Awards Dinner to honor the Adult Achievers and recognize Teen Achievers who are eligible for scholarships.

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Leadership

Counselor in Training

Our CIT (Counselor-In-Training) program is designed to give teens the opportunity to work directly with campers, gain experience running camp programs, and further develop leadership skills with the goal of becoming a future YMCA camp counselor.

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Camp

Our Mission


The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.