Brandywine Y Child Care

Check out our childcare options including Preschool, Before and After School Care, School is Out care and more!

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

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Brandywine Y Summer Camp

Day and specialty camps at the Y 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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Summer Aquatic Programs

Use the links below to learn more about our Summer Swim Lessons and Summer Swim Team options.

Summer Swim Lessons

Summer Swim Team

Active Older Adult Social (AOA) Club

April 27 | 1-3pm
Welcome back!

Members – come play Rummikub, cards, Bunco, and socialize with new friends. Feel free to bring a snack/refreshment to share. Hosted by Stefanie Bowden in the Teen Center. AOA Social Club meets the last Wednesday of each month.

Current Dates: April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27 and August 31.


Coming April 19th

Tuesdays & Thursdays
9am-12pm | Gymnasium

2-4pm | Gymnasium

Join in on the fun! Pickleball is a racket/paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis.

Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced – Open Play

Questions? Contact Terri Borkland

Before and After School Care


Carrcroft, Claymont, Forwood, Hanby, Lancashire, Lombardy, and Mt. Pleasant Elementary Schools.

We are following guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure that our childcare programs meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and programs to facilitate safe physical distancing practices.

Teen Programs

Teen Nights

Calling all teens grades 6-12! Join us on Fridays to hang out, make new friends, play games, participate in fun activities, and make awesome memories.
Grades 6-12. 7 – 9  p.m.
March 11 & 25, Apri 8 & 22, May 6 & 20

My Zone Heart Rate Training

Myzone is the most relevant and versatile fitness tracker on the market. Using technology to provide real-time feedback on heart rate, calories, and effort, Myzone ensures that you get accurate feedback on all of your exercise, wherever and however you choose to train. Achieve your health and fitness goals, with motivational support from friends through our Myzone social network, and utilize our unique Myzone Effort Points (MEPs) system to earn the credit you deserve.

Ask us about how you can join our community of 100+ My Zone Training Members.

For more information visit the member services desk.

  • Fitness Center: State of the Art Cardio Equipment, Strength Circuit, Free Weights
  • Functional Training Center: Monkey Bars, Plyo Box, Heavy Bag and more
  • Two Indoor pools
  • One outdoor pool at the Hanby Outdoor Center
  • Basketball Gymnasium
  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Family Locker Room
  • Sauna
  • Over 100 group exercise classes weekly- HIIT, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Spinning, Zumba, BodyCombat and more
  • Aquatic Group Fitness Classes
  • Small Group Training- TRX, Kettlebell, GRIT
  • Free Fitness Consultations
  • Access to Personal Training
  • Instructional Children’s Classes: Swimming, Dance, Karate and more
  • Youth Sports including Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball and more
  • Preschool Program
  • Before and After School Care
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Free babysitting while You Work Out
  • Youth in Government

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Take a look inside our facilities. Click here!



Monday-Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 – 6 p.m.


Click here to see Outdoor Pool hours

Kids Zone

(Ages 6 months – 6 years)

Monday – Thursday 
8:30-11:30 a.m.
5:00 -7:30 p.m.

8:30-11:30 a.m.

8:30-11:30 a.m.

12:00-3:00 p.m.

Youth Fitness Center
(Ages 7-12 yrs)

Monday – Thursday
5:00 -7:30 p.m.

8:30-11:30 a.m.

12:00-3:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours: 

Easter (Sunday, April 17): All YMCA locations are closed

Memorial Day (Monday, May 30): 7-11am

Independence Day (Monday, July 4): All YMCA locations are closed

Labor Day (Monday, September 5): 7-11am

Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24): All YMCA locations are closed

Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24): 7am-2pm

Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25): All YMCA locations are closed

New Years Eve (Saturday, December 31): 7am-2pm

Summer Program Registration

Member Registration Opens May 16, 2022
Community Registration Opens May 23, 2022

Summer Program Session Dates:
June 13 – August 21, 2022

Swim Lesson Sessions Dates:
Summer I: June 13-July 17, 2022
Summer II: July 25-August 21


Carolan Cross

Senior Executive Director, Brandywine YMCA

Davina Anderson

Membership Engagement Coordinator
(302) 510-1186

Ryan Bowlby

Facilities Director
(302) 478-9622

Deric Clinton

Senior Director, Aquatic Operations
(302) 571-6906

Mark DiGiacomo

Senior Membership Director
(302) 510-1238

Lindsay Glunt

Branch Registrar
(302) 478-9622

Gary Karp

Youth & Teen Director
(302) 478-8579

Dot McFadden

Senior Health & Wellness Director
(302) 510-1175

Colleen Mulligan

Director of Social Responsibility
(302) 478-8304

Bridget O’Connor

Preschool & Family Director
(302) 478-8591

Tyler Petkovic

Personal Training and Special Programs Coordinator
(302) 510-1182

Elizabeth Schaff

Senior Child Development Director

Kerry Anne Smith

Membership Sales Associate

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Our Mission

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