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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Save the Date!   

Get your cycle shoes ready and save the date
for our 2022 Cycle-a-thon and Zumba-thon!!

Cycle – $35/hr
Zumba – $10 at the door

February 26, 2022 from 8-11 a.m.

Reserve your bike now!

Beach Party!

Friday, January 28 | 6-8 p.m.
FREE to the Community!

Get rid of your mid-winter blues and join us for a YMCA Beach Party! Members and non-members are welcome to attend this lively evening full of family activities and fun!

PLUS register for Summer Camp!
Registration staff will be on-site to answer your questions, show you what a day in the life of a camper is like, and assist you with registration questions.
Register and be entered to WIN A FREE WEEK OF CAMP!

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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 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.

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.

Kids Zone
(Ages 6 mos-6 yrs)

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

New Year’s Day, January 1
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spring Program Registration

Opens February 21, 2022

Spring Program Session Dates:
March 21 – June 12, 2022 (start dates vary by program)


Carolan Cross

Senior Executive Director, Brandywine YMCA

Davina Anderson

Membership Engagement Coordinator
(302) 510-1186

Deric Clinton

Senior Director, Aquatic Operations
(302) 571-6906

Mark DiGiacomo

Senior Membership Director
(302) 510-1238

Theresa Haskell

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

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

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.