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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Family Fun Nights

Members, join us each Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. for dinner, arts & crafts, movement, and more.
No family required.

Parent’s Night Out

The first Friday of each month, enjoy an evening out while your child(ren) spend time at the Y. Kids will enjoy fun activities while being supervised by our trained staff in a safe and healthy environment. Register today!

AGES: 5-12 years

Pricing: $20 Members, $30 Non Member

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. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12 – 4 p.m.

KIDS ZONE HOURS (Currently Closed)

(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.

Monday – Friday
7:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. and
4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: 7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.


(Ages 5 to 12 years)

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 – 8 p.m.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Sunday: 12 noon – 3 p.m.

*The gymnasium will be available for the Youth Fitness Center during the week from  5:00-6:00 p.m.

Holidays & Important Dates

September 7 (Labor Day): 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hanby Outdoor Pool open – weather permitting

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

Derek Farrar

Regional Director, Competitive Aquatics
(302) 510-1232

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.