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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Before and After School Care

Registration Opens May 17

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.

Outdoor Pools Open Memorial Day!

Join us for a fun-filled holiday from 12-7 p.m. (weather permitting)
We will have an ice cream party while supplies last!

Due to inclement weather we have made the decision to delay the opening of our outdoor pool until Memorial Day (Monday, May 31st).

Basketball is back!

Adults Age 18+
Tuesday & Thursday  5:30-7:30 a.m.

Teens Age 12-18
Wednesday 12:30-3 p.m.
Friday 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:30-4 p.m.

Family Gym
Sunday  1-2:30 p.m.
Family Gym is reserved for families with children 12 & under

Basketball is available on a first-come, first-served basis!

Spots are limited. Sign-in upon arrival, temperature check & Covid-19 screening, and masks are required. There will be a 60 minute time limit when people are waiting.

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.

Keeping you safe

The health and safety of our members and staff are our number one priorities. Click here to watch our safety video!

  • 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 – Thursday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12 – 4 p.m.



Kids Zone and Youth Fitness options are open limited hours. No pre-registration required. Sign-in upon arrival. First Come, First Served. 

Kids Zone (Ages 2-5)

Monday | Wednesday
5:15-6:45 p.m.

Youth Fitness Center (Ages 5-12)

Monday | Wednesday | Thursday
5:15-6:45 p.m.

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Holiday Hours: 

Memorial Day
Branch Closed
Hanby Pool Open  12-7 p.m. (weather permitting)

4th of July
Branch Closed
Hanby Pool Open  11-7 p.m. (weather permitting)

Labor Day
Branch Closed
Hanby Pool Open  11-7 p.m. (weather permitting)

Summer Camp Registration

Browse Offerings and Register Today!

Open Now! Make memories that last a lifetime at your local YMCA Summer Camp!


Summer Program Registration

Opens May 17

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Linda Risk

Group Vice President, Brandywine YMCA and YMCA of Delaware Marketing
(302) 571-6905

Davina Anderson

Membership Engagement Coordinator
(302) 510-1186

Jason Carro

Membership Team Lead

Deric Clinton

Director of Aquatics Safety
(302) 571-6906

Mark DiGiacomo

Senior Membership Director
(302) 510-1238

Theresa Haskell

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

Mike Jumps

Aquatics Director
(302) 478-7834

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.