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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Event & Family Calendar

There’s always something fun happening at the Dover Y.

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Fitness Orientation
Are you new to the Y or are unsure about where to start? Do you need a little motivation? CLICK HERE to schedule a Free Fitness Orientation today!

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 (find more details in program schedule).
Ages: 3+
Full members: $12 each child
Community: $17 each child

2018 Dates:

  • December 7
  • December 14
  • December 21
  • December 28

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! Find more details in the program schedule.
Registration: Click here to register
Ages: 11-15
Fees: $10
2018 Dates & Themes:

  • December 8 – Ugly Holiday Sweater Event

Click here for a video tour of the Dover YMCA.

  • Fitness Center: State-of-the-Art Cardio Machines, Strength Circuit, Free Weights
  • 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
  • Free Fitness Consultations
  • Personal Training
  • Sauna – NEW!
  • 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. 4 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

*Hours may vary on holidays.

Service is available and free to Full 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: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 – 8:30 p.m. (Weekday morning hours are dependent on schools are closed.)

Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


December 24 (Christmas Eve)
CLOSED after 2 p.m.

December 25 (Christmas Day)

December 31 (New Year’s Eve) 
CLOSED after 5 p.m.

January 1, 2019 (New Year’s Day)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fall 2:  October 29 – December 23 

Winter Session: Jan. 2 – Feb. 24
Full Member Registration Begins: December 10
Community Registration Begins: December 17
2019 Winter Schedule >

Sue Herr

Executive Director
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3000

Dominique Adger-Thomas

Child Care Program Coordinator
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3005
Ryan Bowlby

Ryan Bowlby

Facilities Director
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3012
Courtney Ford

Courtney Ford

Aquatics Director
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3003

Beth Johnson

Wellness Coordinator
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3006
Doug Letts

Doug Letts

Assistant Facilities Director
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3007

Sheri Minear

Fitness Director
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3008
Christina Rodriguez

Christina Rodriguez

Membership Coordinator
(302) 346-9622 ext. 3009

Judi Shade

Senior Program 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.