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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Fall Family Festival & Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 27, 2023
6-8 p.m.

FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY! Bring your whole family for a fun-filled Fall Family Festival. Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume!

Want to volunteer? Here are some opportunities:

Host A Trunk | Donate Candy or BOTH!

Volunteer Registration

Welcoming Week

September 8-17

Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace newcomer immigrants and their contributions to the social fabric of our country. Stop by our welcome table and let us know where you’re coming from! Everyone is welcome at the Y!

International Potluck
Tuesday, September 12th | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Join us at the Y as we celebrate the work we do in our community to become a welcoming place for all, including immigrants.

Bring your favorite homemade food that celebrates your heritage and enjoy foods of other cultures as well.

We can’t wait to share with you!

Grandparents’ Day

September 10th

Join us in celebrating the wisdom and warmth you bring to our lives on Grandparents’ Day with crafts in the lobby. Open Swim from 12-3:45 p.m. and Grandkids/Grandparents come FREE!

Parents’ Night Out

  • September 22 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • October 20 |  5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • November 17 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • December 15 | 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.

Register Here!

National Voter Registration Day at the Y (LOBBY)

September 19th

Register to vote or update your voter registration for the upcoming 2023/2024 state and general elections.

Healthy Aging Week

All Seniors come in FREE!
September 24-30

September is Healthy Aging Month, and to celebrate we welcome our Y Seniors (65+) to stop by our branch for free September 24-30.

Don’t forget to bring a friend and try out our group exercise classes such as Fitness for Life, Chair Pilates, Cardio Flex, & and Aqua Aerobics Classes.

Senior Services Day
Wednesday, September 27 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Stop by our lobby and meet with representatives from Delaware’s Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities and Jewish family Services to discuss their programs for healthy aging.

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

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 Terri Borkland [email protected]

Before and After School Care


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

Teen Programs

Teen Nights
At the Hanby Outdoor 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.

  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 6th
  • October 20th
  • November 3rd
  • November 17th
  • December 1st
  • December 15th

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

Take a Tour

Take a look inside our facilities. Click here!



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 
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.

Labor Day: September 4th

  • Branch Hours: 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Hanby Pool Hours: 12 – 6 p.m. (Weather Permitting)

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

Carolan Cross

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

Liz Ackroyd

Youth Development Coordinator
(302) 510-1180

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

Eli Dowell

Sr. Director, Aquatic Operations

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

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.