Child Care

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

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Event Calendar

There’s always something happening at the Y. Our calendar is a great way for you to stay up to date. Be sure to check back frequently for updates!


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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Our Brand New Fitness Center, Youth Fitness Center, and third Fitness Studio are OPEN!
Stop in today and check it out. 
What’s new?

• Brand new fitness studio
• Strength circuit equipment for ALL FITNESS LEVELS
• Expanded stretching area
• Multifunctional SYNERGY system including rope pull, punching bag, monkey bars and more!
• Suspension system for individuals with physical limitations
• Beautiful second-floor terrace
• BRAND NEW interactive cardio equipment allows you to watch more than 100 tv channels, Netflix or HULU
• and more!

Click here for additional details about the Brandywine YMCA Expansion Project.

Drop your kids off at the YMCA and enjoy an evening out! Fridays, 6-9pm. $20 per child. $15 for additional siblings. Register at Member Services

  • January 4
  • January 18
  • February 1
  • February 15

Beach Party!
January 25, 6:00-8:00 PM

Warm up with music, games, crafts, and a dip in the pool! Early summer camp registration will be available.

  • 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

Take a Tour

Take a look inside our facilities. Click here!



Monday-Friday: 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Now it its NEW LOCATION!

(Drop in babysitting service for children ages 6 weeks to 11 years)
Members enjoy 2 free hours per day while they work out! Stroller parking is located in the closet across from the entrance to the gymnasium stairs.

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. and
4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. and
4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.
and 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. and
4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: 7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.  **New extended hours!

BIG KIDS AREA  (Ages 5-11)
Children can participate in board games, arts and craft activities and more!

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

*Hours may vary on holidays and between session breaks.

Now in its NEW LOCATION!

(Ages 5 to 12 years)
*Please note the age change

Youth Fitness is an activity based program that is offered FREE to our Full Family Members.  Our staff will ensure kids are involved in active games and child appropriate mini workouts during their time with us.  Time limit is 90 minutes. After 90 minutes, youth will be escorted to Kids Zone for the remaining 30 minutes of their 2 hour benefit.  Parents have the alternative of Kids Zone (drop in babysitting) for children that would prefer a quieter alternative.

Monday through Thursday:
5: 00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.




Holidays & Important Dates

December 24 (Christmas Eve)
5 a.m. – 2 p.m.

December 25 (Christmas Day)

December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
5 a.m. – 5 p.m.

January 1, 2019 (New Year’s Day)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Program Session Dates:

Fall 2:  October 29 – December 23 
Full Member Registration: October 15
Program Member Registration: October 22

Winter Session: Jan. 2 – Feb. 24
Full Member Registration Begins: December 10
Community Registration Begins: December 17
2019 Winter Schedule >

Linda Risk

Executive Director, Brandywine/Vice President of Marketing
(302) 571-6905

Davina Anderson

Membership Connections Coordinator
(302) 510-1186
Terry Borkland

Terri Borkland

Fitness Center Director
(302) 510-1176
Steph Bowden

Stefanie Bowden

Senior Activities Coordinator
(302) 478-9622
Michael Coleman

Mike Coleman

Sports Director
(302) 510-1183
Taylor Demyan

Taylor Demyan

Aquatics Coordinator
Derek Farrar

Derek Farrar

Director of Competitive Aquatics
(302) 510-1232
Melina Gillis

Melina Gillis

Kids Zone Coordinator
(302) 510-1199
Amy Jimison

Amy Jimison

Special Interest & Dance
(302) 510-1184
Mike Jumps

Mike Jumps

Aquatics Coordinator
(302) 478-7834
Gary Karp

Gary Karp

Youth & Teen Director
(302) 478-8579
Collette Lynch

Colette Lynch

Membership Coordinator
(302) 478-9622 ext. 4021
Dot McFadden

Dot McFadden

Health & Wellness Director
(302) 510-1175
Anne Morken

Ann Morken

Group Fitness Coordinator
(302) 510-1181
Colleen Mulligan

Colleen Mulligan

Office Manager
(302) 478-8304
Bridget O'Connor

Bridget O’Connor

Preschool & Family Director
(302) 478-8591
Liz Rothwell

Liz Rothwell

Facilities Director
(302) 510-1188
Stephanie Sauerbrunn

Stephanie Sauerbrunn

Youth Program Coordinator
Ivy Sheehan

Ivy Sheehan

Sr. Child Development & Camp Director
(302) 478-8306

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Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.