Walnut Street YMCA
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Day camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery and having the best summer of your life!
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!Learn More
Check out our childcare options including Preschool, Before and After School Care, School is Out care and more!Learn More
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.
The Back on Track program in cooperation with the Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, (DYRS) provides low-level probation services for youth.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Take a Tour
Click here to take a video tour of our facility!
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 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.
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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.
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*Children must attend 9 a.m. – 4 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 >
Associate Executive Director
Child Development Director
(302) 254-9622 ext. 150
Program Director - Back on Track
(302) 472-9622 ext. 215
Assistant Child Development Director
(302) 472-9622 ext. 2244
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.