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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Women’s History Month Series

Women-Owned Business Expo

Thursday, March 9th
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Click HERE to participate! Reserve your table now as spaces are limited!

A table fee of $40 will secure your spot and be a donation to our Annual Campaign. Your contribution to our community will help us to transform lives and provide opportunities for many individuals and families. The Brandywine YMCA is a 501(c)3, making your donation completely tax deductible. All donations to our Annual Campaign stay right here at Brandywine supporting our community. Once your pledge has been fulfilled, we will mail your organization a letter for tax purposes. Please complete the information below to secure your spot. Again, thank you for being a part of our community.

Women’s History Month Celebration: Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester Honored with YMCA Congressional Award

Monday, March 20th
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In the Brandywine Y Movement Studio

We are pleased to invite you to join us in celebrating Women’s History Month on March 20th at the Brandywine YMCA. This event is open to the community and promises to be a remarkable occasion as we honor the contribution of women to society and commemorate their achievements in various fields.

We are privileged to have U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester on hand as she’ll be recognized as a YMCA Congressional Champion. Rep. Blunt Rochester has dedicated her career to advocating for equality and promoting the rights of women. Her presence will undoubtedly inspire us all and provide us with valuable insights into the ongoing struggle for gender equality.

We will also have multiple legislators on hand who’ll take part in a “living room style” discussion on being a female leader in Delaware in 2023.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. with music and other activities that showcase the impact of women on society.

At 12 p.m., Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester will be presented with a YMCA Congressional Award and make comments.

We hope that you will join us in this celebration and participate in the exchange of ideas and experiences.


Lora Englehart presents Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Delaware’s Forgotten Daughter

Wednesday, March 22nd
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Click HERE to register!

Mary Ann Shadd Cary become a teacher, writer, staunch abolitionist, suffragist, the first black woman to publish a newspaper in North America, the first female admitted to Howard Law School and one of our country’s first female lawyers. On the 200th anniversary of her birth, learn about her amazing life, her Delaware ancestors (dating before the Revolutionary War) and see how Delaware is finally recognizing the importance of this “diamond” of the “Diamond State.”

Lora Englehart has always been interested in history and is fascinated by the wealth of unknown herstory. A simple article about freedom in the July 4, 1996 News Journal launched her on a journey of discovery into the life of Wilmington-born Mary Ann Shadd Cary. She successfully nominated Shadd Cary to the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame and the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Lora’s biography of Mary Ann Shadd Cary is close to completion.

Active Older Adult Social (AOA) Club

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



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

2 – 4 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 Terri Borkland [email protected]

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
At the Brandywine YMCA Corner Stop

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.

February 10 & 24

March 10 & 24

April 7 & 21

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 – 6 years)

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

8:30-11:30 a.m.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

12 -3 p.m.

Youth Fitness Center

(Ages 7-12 yrs)

Monday – Thursday 
5 -7:30 p.m.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

12-3 p.m.

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

Spring Program Registration

Member Registration Open Now.
Community Registration Open Now.

Spring 1 Session Program Session:

February 27 – April 23, 2023

Sports Leagues
Jan. 2 – Mar. 12, 2023

Skills, Enrichment, Swim Lessons
Jan. 9 – Feb. 26, 2023

Swim Team
Jan. 9 – Mar. 16, 2023

Carolan Cross

Senior Executive Director, Brandywine YMCA
(302) 478-3202

Davina Anderson

Membership Engagement Coordinator
(302) 510-1186

Megan Capobianco

Member Experience and Sales Associate
(302) 510-1183

Mark DiGiacomo

Senior Membership Director
(302) 510-1238

Jarred Dollard

Youth Development Coordinator
(302) 510-1185

Eli Dowell

Sr. Director, Aquatic Operations

Lindsay Glunt

Branch Registrar
(302) 478-9622

Gary Karp

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

Sarah Kelly

Swim Lesson Supervisor
(302) 478-3106

Dot McFadden

Senior Health & Wellness Director
(302) 510-1175

Samuel Meck

Facilities Director
(302) 510-1235

Bridget O’Connor

Preschool & Family Director
(302) 478-8591

Elizabeth Schaff

Senior Child Development Director
(302) 478-8306

Daron Simmons

Assistant Facilities Director

Kerry Anne Smith

Business Manager
(302) 478-8304

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Our Mission

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