Brandywine Y Child Care

Check out the Brandywine YMCA in Wilmington, Delaware’s (DE) 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 YMCA of Delaware Brandywine 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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Countdown to Summer Bingo Challenge

May 1 – June 20

Get ready for Summer! Pick up your BINGO Card at Member Services. Visit the Y at least 20 times during the challenge and complete the BINGO card by filling in at least three rows of BINGO, either down, across, or diagonal. Pick up your prize when completed. FILL IN YOUR ENTIRE CARD and you’ll be entered to win a FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP.  Virtual users may participate, too. Keep a log of your classes.

Summer Registration Opens May 6

Register for Summer I and II programs. Choose Swim Lessons, Enrichment Workshops, Teen Basketball League, Basketball & Volleyball Skills, Small Group Training, and more!

Members – Monday, May 6th
Community – Monday, May 13th

Happy Mother’s Day!

Join us on Friday, May 10th for a flower giveaway in the Lobby as we celebrate all the Women in our lives who nurture us like Moms.

National Chocolate Chip Day

On Wednesday, May 15th, we will be celebrating #NationalChocolateChipDay with a special chocolate treat in the Lobby.

Summer Pool Season Begins Memorial Day Weekend!

Help us start the Summer Pool Season with a BBQ and Lauch Party, Saturday, May 25th! Enjoy crafts, outdoor games, music, and more!

Memorial Day Facility & Weekend Pool Hours – Weather Permitting

May 25 – 27 | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

May 27 | 7 – 11 a.m. – Branch

Celebrate Pride Month with us!

Order Your Pride Shirts by May 19th
We have pride shirts available for purchase. Visit the website for details on styles, sizes, colors, and pricing. Shirts will be delivered

to your home. Order by May 19th for delivery in early June.


Parents’ Night Out

  • May 10th | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

As a member benefit, you are able to drop your child(ren) off for up to 3 hours while you leave the premises. Registration is required and available at the front desk. $30 for the first child and $20 for any additional children.

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Active Older Adult Social (AOA) Club

Last Wednesday of each month | 1 – 3 p.m.

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.


Tuesdays & Thursdays
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Gymnasium

2 – 4 p.m. | Gymnasium

12 – 2 p.m. | 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 Dot McFadden at [email protected]

Before and After School Care


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

Teen Programs

Teen Nights
At the Brandywine Corner Stop Teen Center

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 | 5:30 – 8:00  p.m.

  • May 10th
  • May 24th

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


Click here to see Outdoor Pool hours

Kids Zone

(Ages 3 months – 5 years)

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday: 12 -3 p.m.

Youth Fitness Center

(Ages 6-11 yrs)

Monday – Thursday: 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday: 12 -3 p.m.

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

Memorial Day: Monday, May 27th | 7 – 11 a.m.

Carolan Cross

Community VP/Sr. Executive Director, Brandywine YMCA
(302) 478-3202

Liz Ackroyd

Youth Development Coordinator
(302) 510-1180

Davina Anderson

Director of Membership Sales & Engagement
(302) 510-1186

Clark Bickling

Swim Team Registrar
(302) 227-3638

Megan Capobianco

Member Experience and Sales Associate
(302) 510-1183

Steph Gant

Asst. Health & Wellness Director
(302) 478-9622 ext. 4321

Lindsay Glunt

Branch Registrar
(302) 478-9622

Gary Karp

Camp & Before and After School Care Director
(302) 478-8579

Sarah Kelly

Interim Aquatics Director
(302) 478-3106

Dot McFadden

Senior Health & Wellness Director
(302) 510-1175

Samuel Meck

Sr. Facilities Director
(302) 510-1235

Bridget O’Connor

Preschool & Family Director
(302) 478-8591

Elizabeth Schaff

Senior Child Development Director
(302) 478-8306

Kerry Smith

Sr. Business Manager
(302) 478-8304

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Our Mission

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