Brandywine Y Child Care

Check out the YMCA in Wilmington, Delaware’s (DE) 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 YMCA of Delaware Brandywine 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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2024 Comedy Night

Thursday, February 8th | 6 – 9 p.m. | DoubleTree Hotel – Concord Pike

  • The ticket sales for the 2024 Brandywine YMCA Comedy Night are selling fast, don’t wait to purchase tickets.  All proceeds benefit the Brandywine YMCA 2024 Annual Campaign.
  • Individual: $45 | Table of 10: $450
  • You can purchase tickets HERE!

Spring Programs and Camp Registration

  • Members: Monday, January 29th
  • Community: Monday, February 5th

Parents’ Night Out

  • February 16th | 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.

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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 Dot McFadden at [email protected]

Before and After School Care


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

Teen Programs

Teen Nights
At the Brandywine Corner Stop Teen 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.

  • January 19th
  • February 2nd 
  • February 16th

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. – 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 – 5 years)

Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday: 12 -3 p.m.

Youth Fitness Center

(Ages 6-11 yrs)

Monday – Thursday: 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday: 12 -3 p.m.

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

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

Sr. Facilities Director
(302) 510-1235

Bridget O’Connor

Preschool & Family Director
(302) 478-8591

Elizabeth Schaff

Senior Child Development Director
(302) 478-8306

Kerry Anne Smith

Business Manager
(302) 478-8304

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Our Mission

To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.