Child Care

Check out our childcare options including Before and After School Care, School is Out care and more!

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

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Saturday, December 14th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Santa arrives on a firetruck at 10 a.m.

Check-off everyone on your gift buying list when you join us for the Vendor Village, located in our gymnasium. Don’t forget to stop by the kids’ station to make a special holiday craft, drop your wishlist in the Northpole Express mailbox and take a photo with Santa! This FREE event is open to the community – tell your friends!

For more information contact: Judi Shade at

Adult Learn To Swim Series

December 30 – January 3, 12:30 to 1 p.m. each day

These 30-minute lessons are designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to fully enjoy swimming. Sign up for one-session, or the entire series! Fee per class is $5  for members and $15 for non-members. Registration is REQUIRED.

Sign up today at the Membership Desk. For more information contact

Holiday Personal Training Deals:

  • PACKAGE #1 – Purchase (12) 1 Hour Sessions, GET 2 SESSIONS FREE!
  • PACKAGE #2 – Purchase (12) 30 Minute Sessions, GET 1 SESSION FREE!
  • PACKAGE #3 – Purchase (6) 1 Hour Sessions, GET 1 SESSION FREE!

Offer ends 12/24/19. Valid at the Dover YMCA only.

Need a Friday Fun night? Bring your kids to the Y!

Drop off your kids at the Dover Y on scheduled Friday nights for dinner and other fun activities. Visit the Member Services Desk for dates and details.
Ages: 3+
Full members: $12 each child
Community: $17 each child

Teen/Tween Night

Looking for things your tweens and teens can do on Saturday night? Bring them for A Night at the Y! We believe that all youth and teens deserve a safe place to go. Our dedicated staff will be ready to engage your children in a variety of activities including swimming, tournaments in the gym, GaGa, fitness classes, movies and more! Visit the Member Services Desk for dates and details. 
Registration: Click here to register
Ages: 11-15
Fees: Free

Click here for a video tour of the Dover YMCA.

  • Fitness Center: State-of-the-Art Cardio Machines, Strength Circuit, Free Weights
  • Hot Yoga Studio
  • Sauna
  • Free Personalized Fitness and Nutrition Plans
  • Two Indoor Pools, which include an 8 Lane Lap Pool and a 4 Lane Pool
  • Full-Size Gymnasium
  • Two Men’s and two Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Youth Wellness Center
  • Over 120 Group Exercise Classes Weekly-  Step, yoga, Pilates, Spinning, Zumba, BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyFlow and more
  • Small Group Training- TRX, Barre
  • Water Exercise Classes
  • Master Swimming Program
  • Personal Training
  • Free Parking
  • Free Babysitting
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pavilions and Walking Trails at Offsite Dover Y Complex
  • Swim Team
  • Swim Lessons
  • Youth & Adult Sports Programs
  • Youth Enrichment Classes
  • Before & After School Care
  • Monthly Member Events
  • Financial Assistance



Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Drop off babysitting for children ages 6 weeks-12 years.

Monday – Friday:
8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4  – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday: 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

*Hours may vary on holidays.

Service is available and free to members and their dependent children. Members will receive 2 hours of care per day while using the facility. Children will be cared for by qualified, trained staff in a fun, caring & supportive environment.


For ages 7 to 13 years OPEN TO ALL FULL PRIVILEGE MEMBERS FOR FREE. All children must be signed in and out by their parent/guardian.

Monday – Friday:  4 – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


December 24 (Christmas Eve): CLOSE 2 pm

December 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED

December 31: (New Year’s Eve): CLOSE 5 pm

January 1 (New Years Day): 10 am – 2 pm

Sue Herr

Executive Director, Dover YMCA
(302) 346-9622

Ryan Bowlby

Facilities Director
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3012

Paul Clemons

Sports Director
(302) 346-5605

Courtney Ford

Aquatics Director
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3003

Katrina Gott

Member Sales Associate
(302) 346-9622

Courtney Harvey

Business Manager

Beth Johnson

Wellness Coordinator
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3006

Sheri Minear

Wellness Director
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3008
Shane Scott

Shane Scott

Membership Director
(302)510-1202 ext. 3009

Judi Shade

Senior Youth Development Director
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3002

Brenden Smith

Competitive Aquatics Director
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3010

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Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.