Child Care

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

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Teen Leadership

Leadership clubs and programming are available to youth as young as 8 years old, and the opportunities continue through their teenage years. Click here for more information!

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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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COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING

Residence

The residence program provides housing for single men 18 years and older. Our housing program also offers referral and assistance programs as well as partnerships with other social service agencies to assist in addressing life issues. To be eligible for our residence program you must fill out an application and meet certain guidelines. In our residence program, we strive to support our members’ spirits, minds, and bodies. For an application or more information, contact Dara Westerman at (302) 571-6950 ext. 101.


Back On Track

The Back on Track program in cooperation with the Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, (DYRS) provides low-level probation services for youth.


Achievers

The Achievers’ goal is to encourage youth to develop educational and career awareness with the assistance and guidance of mentors from diverse career backgrounds. This program helps youth raise their academic standards, develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options, and learn from role models who inspire them to greater heights. For more information, contact Anesha Truesdale at atruesdale@ymcade.org


Juvenile Civil Citation

The primary purpose of Juvenile Civil Citation is to prevent further delinquency through appropriately addressing participating youth offenses without creating a delinquency record. This program offers law enforcement the option of issuing the youth a civil citation in lieu of arrest.


EVENTS

Family Friday

Join us the first Friday of each month from 5:30 – 8 p.m. for pizza, crafts, games, movies and more! This night of fun is free to members!


3rd Annual Giving Gala

Friday, December 7
6 – 10 p.m.

Join us for our 3rd Annual Giving Gala and help impact the lives of youth, adults, and families in our community. Visit the Member Services Desk for tickets and details.

The Walnut Street YMCA is located in the heart of the city of Wilmington and has a large focus on developing youth and teens while helping them become leaders of the future.

  • Preschool
  • School Age Child Care
  • Youth Development Programs
  • Teen Leadership Programs
  • Summer Day Camp with Learning Loss Prevention
  • Swim Lessons
  • Lifeguard training
  • Swim Team

Take a Tour
Click here to take a video tour of our facility!

 

Youth Development Programs

Youth In Government
Over the last years, we have continued to see growth in our Youth in Government program. Our staff’s goals are to develop life-long responsible citizenship in middle school students and teens by helping them become more knowledgeable and active in determining the future of our democracy.

Black Achievers
Black Achievers continues its 30th year of helping send teens to college. The program continues to prepare African-American youth for college by providing weekly meetings which include SAT prep and mentoring opportunities with local business professionals.

Back on Track
In cooperation with the Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, our Back on Track program serves youth adjudicated to Level II probation. While in the program, youth participate in life skills and education sessions to understand the nature of their offense, recognize the impact it has on the community, and learn skills to prevent reoccurrence.

Summer Learning Loss Prevention
In collaboration with Teach for America, over the summer months, we continue to engage children academically to help prevent knowledge loss over the summer months. We offer actives embedded in learning skills to help children engage in constant learning.

 

Facility Hours

Monday-Thursday:
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday:
7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday:
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Program Specific Hours

Child Care Hours
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Teen Afterschool Leadership Program 
Monday – Friday:
End of the school day – 7 p.m.

Black Achievers Hours
Saturday 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Camp
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*Children must attend 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

HOLIDAYS & IMPORTANT DATES

November 22 (Thanksgiving)
CLOSED

December 24 (Christmas Eve)
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

December 25 (Christmas Day)
CLOSED

December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

FALL 2018 PROGRAM SESSION DATES

FALL 1: September 4 – October 28


FALL 2: October 29 – December 23
Full Member Registration Begins: October 15
Program Member Registration Begins: October 22

Jesus De Las Salas

Executive Director
(302) 778-9001

jdelassalas@ymcade.org

Kristina Woznicki

Associate Executive Director
(302) 778-9002

kwoznicki@ymcade.org

Chrissy Shiring

Associate Executive Director
(302) 778-9007

cshiring@ymcade.org

Jackie Anderson

Child Development Director
(302) 778-9009

jackieanderson@ymcade.org

Carl Bailey

Facilities Supervisor
(302) 254-9622 ext. 150

cbailey@ymcade.org

Andy Foy

Facilities Manager
(302) 778-9003

andrew.foy@ymcade.org

Brenda Overton

Program Director - Back on Track
(302) 302-778-9004

boverton@ymcade.org

Shandy Perez

Program Director
(302) 472-9622 ext. 215

sperez@ymcade.org

Jill Quinn

Assistant Child Development Director
(302) 472-9622 ext. 2244

jquinn@ymcade.org

Krystina Schneider

School Age and Camp Director
(302) 472-9622 ext. 217

kschneider@ymcade.org

Anesha Truesdale

Black Achievers Program Director
(302) 472-9622 ext.219

atruesdale@ymcade.org

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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.