Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA

(302) 836-9622

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Bear Child Care

Check out YMCA Bear, 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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Our program lineup has something for everyone – fitness, sports, swim lessons, arts and more!

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Exciting Deal Alert!

Refer Your Friends and Get $25! 

  • Offer valid until February 20th.
  • Receive a $25 credit towards your membership.
  • Your friend pays $0 Joiner fee.

How It Works: Visit your local Delaware YMCA with your friend(s). When your friend joins, their joiner fee (up to $100) is waived, and you get a $25 credit. Simple and easy!

Teen Night

February 10th | 6 – 8 p.m.
February 24th | 6 – 8 p.m.

Grades 6-12

Get ready for a fun night filled with games, friends, and non-stop excitement!

Register For Summer Camp

Get ready to register for a YMCA Summer Camp! Non-members can register on Monday, February 5th at 9 a.m. Click here to learn more about the incredible summer we have in store at Camp Cassey!

Spring Program Registration

As the spring season approaches, head to the programs page to learn more about the fantastic offerings at the Y this spring!

Valentine’s Day

February 14th

Be our Valentine and stop by the lobby for a Valentine’s treat!

Partner Workout

February 14th & 15th

Bring a friend or partner to your favorite group exercise class for FREE!

Private Swim Lessons Registration

February 15th | 9 a.m.

Members Only. Registration opens on February 15th at 9 a.m. Register at the front desk or online here.

Parents Night Out

February 16th | 5 – 8 p.m.
(Ages 2 – 10)

Drop the kids off for a night of fun, games, and crafts while parents have a night out. Registration ends at 6 p.m. on February 15.

Basic Life Support CPR/AED Training

February 18th – 28th

Basic Life Support CPR/AED Training sessions on Feb 18th (12-7 p.m.), Feb 28th (6-7 p.m.), and March 9th (12-1 p.m.).

Black History Month Celebration

February 19, 2024
Register HERE!
(Registration is required)

Panel Discussion
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Group Exercise Studio

Trailblazing Community Leaders: Celebrating Black Excellence
A discussion with trailblazing community leaders in various sectors, moderated by Jarrett Royster, President & CEO of the YMCA of Delaware.


  • Ivan Thomas – Founder of DETV DETVCH
  • Lanice Wilson – Founder of The Juice Joint 2.0 JUICE JOINT 2.0
  • Dr. Tawanda Bond – Senior Director of Teaching and Learning Red Clay Consolidated School District
  • Dr. Seun Ross – Executive Director Health Equity Independence Blue Cross
  • Norman M. Oliver- Civic Servant and Serial Entrepreneur Stormin Normin

Lunch will be provided by Krys’ Soul Kreations.

Registration is required.

Black Owned Business EXPO
4 – 7 p.m. | Lobby
Open to Community: In Partnership with Women with a vision Women With A Vision ( This exciting event will feature a variety of vendors selling unique and high-quality products and services. There will also be delicious food, music, and art on display. Come support and uplift small businesses in our community and celebrate the rich culture and history of the Black community.

Nic Snow Band
4 – 7 p.m. | Lobby
Join us for an afternoon of celebration with the Nic Snow Band ! Nic Snow is a product of Delaware’s most prestigious music institutions – Christina Cultural Arts Center and Cab Calloway School of the Arts. Nic electrifies audiences with emotional performances, filling every release with his rich storytelling and soulful melodies.

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.

  • Sundays: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Youth In Government

The Youth in Government (YIG) Program offers model legislative and judicial experiences for youth in grades 6 –12. Students learn by doing and have the opportunity to try their hand at leadership in an open and receptive learning environment. Join us for the 2023/2024 school year!

Click Here to fill out an interest form

Pedaling for Parkinson’s™

Powered by the Davis Phinney Foundation

Healthy living will launch the grant funded program at the Middletown and Dover YMCA’s in late February. Contact the Healthy Living Department if interested in participating at 302-572-9622.

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.

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

Lisha Fields

(302) 392-2416

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

Joey Mason

Youth Development Coordinator
(302) 510-1230

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

Victoria Taylor

Youth Development Director—Camp/Sports
(302) 392-2413

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.