Sussex Y Child Care

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

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

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Summer Camp Begins & Summer Programs Begin

June 12th

You can find more information about Camp Oowassis here.
You can find a full list of our programs here.

Father’s Day Raffle

June 16th

Don’t miss your chance to win a FREE 30 minute 4-pack of Personal Training sessions! It’s our way of thanking all the incredible dads in our community! See the membership desk for more details!

Juneteenth Celebration

June 19th

Celebrate Juneteenth with us! We’re scheduled to have Zumba in the parking lot as well as decorations throughout the building! In addition:

  • Kids activities in the gym including a moon bounce: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • BBQ Cookout: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Open Swim: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This event is open to the community!

Pride Day

June 28th

We are the Y For All! We will be recognizing and celebrating our LGBTQ+ members throughout June for Pride Month.

Before and After School Care Registration is Open!

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Give your child a supportive environment to expand their interests beyond the classroom, while giving yourself peace-of-mind knowing they are being cared for by our friendly and dedicated staff.


  • Lewes Elementary
  • Sussex Consortium (Little Vikings)
  • Rehoboth Elementary
  • Long Neck Elementary
  • Phillip Showell
  • East Millsboro Elementary
  • Georgetown Elementary

Teen Workforce Development

The Sussex Family Y Teen Workforce Development program provides job readiness and life skills for teens girls ages 15-19.  Positive opportunities are now available to adolescents within the Community.  Contact Shannon for more information [email protected].

Cohorts of up to 10 teens are matched with a professional career mentor. Teens participate in workshops focusing on life skills and job readiness. Topics include resume writing, financial literacy, stress management, conflict resolution, etiquette, public speaking, presentations, career guidance, interviewing techniques, job searching and placement. Each participant will be placed within a partnering agency and/or welcomed in at least one of the following departments within the YMCA: Youth Sports, Aquatics, Childcare, Membership and Maintenance.

My Zone Heart Rate Training

Take your fitness to the highest levels with the MyZone heart rate tracker. sing technology to provide real-time feedback on heart rate, calories, and effort, Myzone ensures that you get accurate feedback on all your exercise, wherever and however you choose to train.

Ask us about how you can join our community of 100+ My Zone Training Members.

For more information visit the member services desk.

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Space is limited! Enrollment is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation email welcoming your child to the program. If all spots fill prior to your registration being accepted, you will receive a “waitlist” email. Thank you and we look forward to having the opportunity to work with your child!

Summer Dates:  July 1 – August 31
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Ages:  12 – 16 years
Cost:  FREE
School Year Dates:  September 1 2023 – June 30 2024
Time: 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Ages:  11 – 16 years
Cost:  FREE

The Teen Leadership Program focuses on the advancement of cultural thinking, academic achievement, community awareness and character development while embracing the philosophy of the YMCA.  All participants are given tools to become the leaders of tomorrow within their own communities.  Teens can look forward to the following:

  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Beach Trips
  • Leadership enrichment activities
  • Character development opportunities
  • Physical Fitness opportunities
  • Career/Financial Seminars and Workshops for youth

**Transportation is provided, and pre-registration is required.

  • NEW – Sauna!
  • Free Fitness Consultations
  • Access to Personal Training
  • Fitness Center: State-of-the-Art Cardio Equipment, Strength Circuit and Free Weights
  • Indoor Pool
  • Basketball  Gymnasium
  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Tons of Group Exercise Classes Weekly- Les Mills, Yoga, Pilates, Spinning, Zumba, HIITs and more
  • Outdoor Volleyball Court
  • Small-Group Training (Functional Training, Deep Water Boot Camp, TRX Rip Training and Tri Swim/Dryland Training)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Babysitting for Full Members in Kids Zone
  • Swim Team
  • Youth Sports
  • Summer Day Camp

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Facility Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kids Zone

  • Monday & Wednesday: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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

Renee Brown

Child Development Director

Justin Dennis

Sr. Facilities Director
(302) 510-1229

Shannon Downing

Sr. Child Care Director
(302) 510-1265

Devin Park

Sports Coordinator

Lori Waldee-Warden

Fitness Director
(302) 510-1271

Patti Walker

Aquatics Director

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Our Mission

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