Open House and Hard Hat Tour
Saturday, February 10th
The Brandywine YMCA is Expanding! Join us to learn more about the excitement to come. Enjoy light refreshments and Hard Hat Tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Join the Brandywine Y on the same day and get one month free! Plus, get $100 towards programs like personal training, small group training, swim lessons, sports and summer camp.


Our eyes are on the future at the Brandywine YMCA! Our Y has been a vital part of the Brandywine community since 1966. Over the years, we’ve grown and changed thousands of lives in North Wilmington. Because of our growth, we are excited to announce the expansion and renovation of our current facility! You can navigate below to learn more about the impact we will have through renovating and expanding our Y.


Will the Brandywine Y remain open during the expansion project?
Yes, we will remain open.

Should we expect any changes in the Fitness Center during the construction?
Schedule changes will briefly affect the Youth Wellness Center side of the Fitness Center. Otherwise, we do not anticipate any disruptions in the fitness center.

Will the pools and the locker rooms be affected?
The pools and the locker rooms should not be affected during construction.

When will the Movement Studio re-open?
The Movement Studio has re-opened with the completion of phase one of our project.

 What about babysitting? Will Kids Zone be open?
The Brandywine Valley Baptist Church, next door, is providing us with building space so babysitting service will still be available. Please note that, due to church offerings, we have a modified schedule. Download the app or stop by the Member Services Desk for a copy of the schedule.

Will I be able to use the elevator to get up to the gym?

The elevator will be replaced and will not be available until the completion of the project. We will make every effort to schedule classes for seniors in the Youth Wellness Center on the first floor.

The front parking lot, front door and lobby are closed. Where do I go?
Signs will direct you to enter the parking lot through the Baptist Church entrance next door, and you will be able to park in the back of the building and in the church parking lot. We will have several additional handicapped spots located as close to the back entrance of the Y as possible. You will be able to enter the building through the back door where typical lobby operations will now take place. Member Services staff will be there to serve you and answer your questions. This is where you will also be able to find your favorite cup of coffee.

Where can I find more information on the project and get updates?
Emails will be sent out regularly, and updates will be available on our Facebook page (be sure to like our page). The information TVs around the Y will have updates, pictures and video of the progress. Text messages will be sent out with any last minute changes. To sign up for texts, send a text to 81010 with @bryalerts in the body of the text. We will also continually update this page.

I want to make sure I am getting the email updates. What should I do?
Stop by the front desk and ask to verify the primary email address we have on file for you. You can also update your own contact information by going to our website.

I want to be a part of this! How can I support this effort and help the Y better serve our community with additional program space?
Visit and click on “donate now.” Thank you in advance for your support.

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.


Spring 1 Program Registration is now OPEN. Classes start February 26th! CLICK HERE to register and search offerings by location.