Child Care

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Programs

Our program lineup has something for everyone – fitness, sports, swim lessons, arts, and more!

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Extended Weekend Hours

At the request of our members, we have extended our hours on Saturdays from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Extended Kids’ Zone Hours

We are happy to announce that Kids Zone (ages 3 months – 11 years) will now be open on Wednesdays from 5 – 8 p.m.


Peak Hours Overflow Parking

Do not let parking be a deterrent to you achieving your fitness goals!

After 5 p.m., free parking is available at the Colonial Parking Lot across the street.


Y Mission Market

The Y Mission Market at the Central YMCA is a free store, open to community members, that aims to combat hunger and provide for those in need. The Market features shelf-stable and frozen food, clothes, and more. Donations were provided by local community members and partners. Anyone interested in supporting the Y Mission Market can bring donations to the Central YMCA front desk at any time.

For more information visit the Y Mission Market page! 

Summer Program Registration

Locations: Brandywine YMCA, Central YMCA, Dover YMCA, Middletown YMCA, Sussex YMCA, Walnut Street YMCA, Western YMCA, Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA 351 George Williams Way, Newark, DE, United States +7 more

Register for Summer I and II programs. Choose from Swim Lessons, Enrichment Workshops, Basketball & Volleyball Skills, Small Group Training, and more!   Summer Program Dates Summer 1 Sports Skills...

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Fall 1 Program Registration

Locations: Brandywine YMCA, Central YMCA, Dover YMCA, Middletown YMCA, Sussex YMCA, Walnut Street YMCA, Western YMCA, Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA 351 George Williams Way, Newark, DE, United States +7 more

The Y has so many programs to choose from it’s hard to pick just one! Want to learn how to swim? Interested in youth sports? Or, are art projects more your passion? Browse...

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Refer your friends in July & get $25

Locations: Brandywine YMCA, Central YMCA, Dover YMCA, Middletown YMCA, Sussex YMCA, Walnut Street YMCA, Western YMCA, Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA 351 George Williams Way, Newark, DE, United States +7 more

Everything is better with friends During the month of July, receive a $25 credit toward your membership fees for every friend who joins. Plus, your friend will pay $0 Joiner fee! It...

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Parents’ Day

Locations: Brandywine YMCA, Central YMCA, Dover YMCA, Middletown YMCA, Sussex YMCA, Western YMCA, Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA 351 George Williams Way, Newark, DE, United States +6 more

In honor of National Parents' Day, we are celebrating all that parents do for their children throughout the year. Join us in the Lobby for some healthy snacks In 1994,...

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  • Fitness Center: State-of-the-Art Cardio Equipment, Strength Circuit, Free Weights, Olympic Lifting Center
  • Functional Training Center: Monkey Bars, Plyo Box, Heavy Bag and more
  • Indoor pool
  • Two Basketball Gymnasiums
  • Walking Track
  • Two Men’s and Two Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Family Locker Room
  • Gender-Specific Steam and Sauna for All Members Age 21 and over
  • Over 70 Group Exercise Classes Weekly- HIIT, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Spinning, Zumba, BodyPump, BodyCombat and more
  • Small Group Training- Bootcamp, TRX, Boxing, Multi-Functional Training and Aerial Yoga
  • Free Fitness Consultations, Access to Personal Training
  • Free Parking
  • Outdoor Pool at Hanby Outdoor Center

HOURS

Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.


CENTRAL YMCA POOL HOURS

Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.


KIDS’ ZONE HOURS

(Ages: 3 months – 11 years)
Tuesday: 5 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 5 – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 5 – 8 p.m.

PARKING

  • Free 2-hour parking is available in the Central YMCA lot to all members while using the YMCA facility. Parking is first come, first serve.  Your membership card will open the gate to the Y lot as you enter from Washington Street.
  • Ample metered parking is available on the streets around the YMCA
  • After 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends, members may park in DelleDonne Lot #1 at the corner of 11th and Jefferson (diagonally across from the Central Y’s playground).

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

Thomas Wallace

Thomas Wallace

Community VP/Sr. Executive Director, Downtown YMCAs
302-510-1241

Jackie Anderson

Jackie Anderson

Senior Child Development Director
(302) 778-9009

Damien Farrare

Director of Member Engagement
(302) 510-1282

Mike Jumps

Aquatics Director
(302) 478-7834

Jill Quinn

Jill Loughlin

Assistant Child Development Director
(302) 778-9030

Samuel Meck

Sr. Facilities Director
(302) 510-1235

Mark Myers

Mark Myers

Personal Training Coordinator
(302) 254-9622 ext. 149

Joseph Nebrao

Joseph Nebrao

Membership Coordinator
(302) 778-9016

Jimia Redden

Executive Director of Housing
(302) 778-9011


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