Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA

(302) 836-9622

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Bear Child Care

Check out YMCA Bear in Newark, DE’s Child Care options including Before and After School Care, School is Out care, and more!

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Bear Summer Camp

Day and specialty camps at the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA share one thing: they’re about discovery and having the best summer of your life! Click here to learn more about our camps.

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Bear-Glasgow YMCA’s program lineup has something for everyone – fitness, sports, swim lessons, arts and more!

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Countdown to Summer Challenge

May 1 to June 20 | All Day 

We’re kicking off our Countdown to Summer with a fun Bingo event. Get ready for some fun challenges and prizes as we count down to the summer season! Bingo cards are available at the member services desk.

Cancer Survivor Day

June 2 | All Day   

In the lobby there will be a table to learn about the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program, dedicated to empowering cancer survivors on their journey from treatment to thriving. Our certified YMCA instructors lead small group sessions focused on cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility. Discover a supportive community where survivors can rebuild their strength and improve their quality of life.

Camp Cassey Open House

June 7 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.  

Let’s all come together for a sneak peek at this year’s summer camp with camp tours, snacks, games, crafts, and music. Open to the community.

Teen Night

June 8 and June 22 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Join us for a FREE evening of cool activities and a time to make awesome friends, we’ve got something special for everyone. All teens must be picked up promptly at 8 p.m.

Father’s Day Celebration- Craft a Gift for Dad!

June 14 | All Day 

Stop by the lobby to create a special gift and snacks for the father figure in your life. Come early—supplies are limited.

Private Swim Enrollment

June 15 | 9 a.m.

Stop by the front desk or register online for our upcoming June private swim lessons.

Blood Drive – Blood Bank of Delmarva

June 17 | 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Join us in the parking lot for H2O Heroes: Save a Life at RevlVify’s Splash Bash. All donors will receive a special pool party beach towel! Schedule your donation time here.

Juneteenth Celebration

June 19 | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Open To The Community 

We’re opening our entire indoor facility for a Community Day, welcoming everyone—whether you’re a member or not—to enjoy our amenities without needing a guest pass. Adults 18 and older will need to bring a valid ID. Come celebrate with us and enjoy a day filled with fun activities and community spirit!

Parents’ Night Out

June 21 | 5 – 8 p.m.

Children ages 2 – 10 can enjoy fun, games, and crafts while parents have a night out. Registration ends at 10 a.m. on June 21. The cost is $25 for the 1st child and $15 for each additional child.

Pride Day

June 22 | 9:15 a.m. 

Join our Indoor Cycling Classes for a Pride Ride in celebration of Pride Month.

Family Build & Play Time

Stop by our Activity Room for fun and creative building activities using our Imagination Playground Blue Blocks!

For parents and children, all ages are welcome.

Wednesdays: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Fridays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sundays: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Complimentary Fitness Center Orientation

You will meet with a trainer or instructor who will show you the basics of how to use the gym equipment. Contact your local Y to schedule an appointment today.

  • Fitness Center (ages 12* and up): State-of-the-Art Cardio Equipment, Strength Circuit, Free Weights
    *Youth ages 12 & 13 must go through a fitness orientation prior to using the Fitness Center and be accompanied by a parent/guardian during their visit.
  • Youth Fitness Center for Kids Ages 7 to 12 years old
  • Free Drop-In Babysitting for Children Ages 6 weeks – 7 years old
  • Spinning Studio with 50+ Spin Bikes
  • Functional Training Center: Monkey Bars, Plyo Box, Heavy Bag and more
  • Stretching/Training Room
  • TRX Group Training Classes: Basic, Advanced and Specialty Classes
  • Small Group Training Classes for Everyone
  • Indoor pool:  8 lane, 25-yard pool
  • Group Water Exercise Classes: Variety of classes
  • Beautiful Oversized Gymnasium: Family, Adult, Teen Pick-Up Basketball, Pick-Up Volleyball and Pickleball
  • Co-ed Sauna
  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Family Locker Room
  • Outdoor Pool Complex:  Family Fun Pool with Beach Entry and 8-Lane Pool
  • Over 100 Group Exercise Classes Weekly- HIIT, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Spinning, Zumba, BodyPump, BodyCombat, GRIT and more
  • Hot Yoga
  • Free Fitness Consultations; Access to Variety of Personal Training Options
  • Monthly Member and Family Events
  • Classes for Preschool, Youth and Family Fun (Swim Lessons, Dance, Family Zumba, Born to Move, etc.)
  • Variety of Youth Sports Options


Take a Video Tour

Take a look inside our Y from the comfort of your home. Click here to see a short video showcasing our facility features.

Facility Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Outdoor Pool Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 1 pm – 8 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm


Outdoor Pool Holidays Hours

  • 4th of July: All outdoor pools open 11 am – 6 pm
  • Labor Day Weekend (August 31 – September 2): All outdoor pools open 11 am – 6 pm
  • May 25 – June 9 (Weekends Only)
  • Saturday & Sunday: All outdoor pools open 11 am – 6 pm

Kids’ Zone Hours

Ages 6 weeks – 7 years (2 hour limit per day)

  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday:  4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Youth Fitness Hours

Ages 7-12 (90-minute limit per day)

  • Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Indoor Pool CLOSED for maintenance August 28 – September 1

For the most up to date holiday schedules, visit the Locations & Hours page.

Terry Mullan

Terry Mullan

Community VP/Sr. Executive Director, Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA
(302) 232-7079

Pamela Cox

Pamela Cox

Health and Wellness Director
(302) 392-2414

Laurie Haushalter

Program Coordinator—Kids Zone
(302) 392-2405

Ben Kettner

Ben Kettner

Business Manager
(302) 257-5834

Derek Marshallsea

Sr. Membership Director
(302) 392-2408

Rachel Mcguire

Member Experience and Sales Specialist
(302) 510-1172

Erin Neurohr

Sr Child Development Director
(302) 257-5856

Casey Reynolds

Member Experience and Sales Specialist
(302) 392-2402

Alex Rybin

Aquatics Director
(302) 392-2411

Ebony Tessein

Program Director, Youth and Teens
(302) 257-5854

Charles Warner

Assistant Health and Wellness Director
(302) 836-9622

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Our Mission

To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.