Walnut Street Summer Camp

Day camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery and having the best summer of your life!


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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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Child Care

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

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Black Achievers Vision Board Party

Saturday January 7th , 2023
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Calling all high school teens! Join us as we set goals, develop accountability partners and prepare to be great in 2023! All students that participate could win a FREE iPad at the end of the party!

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
  • Pre-competitive Swim Team

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



Youth In Government
Several months each year, teens meet in their local delegations to discuss and debate issues that affect citizens of Delaware. At delegation meetings, teens create and write proposed legislation to address Delaware issues, learn about the democratic system, are trained in parliamentary procedure, bill development, the legislative committee process and debate. Our goals are to develop life-long responsible citizenship in middle school and high school students by helping them become more knowledgeable and active in determining the future of our democracy.

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.

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.

Black Achievers
The Black 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.


Facility Hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

12 – 4 p.m.

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.

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

Camp Registration Opens February 6th , 2023!

Jesus De Las Salas

Sr. Executive Director, Downtown YMCAs
(302) 778-9001

Anesha K. Law

Director of Youth Operations
(302) 472-9622 ext.219

Carl Bailey

Facilities Supervisor
(302) 254-9622 ext. 150

Kenny Burrowes

Child Development Director
(302) 472-9622


Rhonda Childress

Lead Member Services Representative
(302) 472-9622

Andy Foy

Andy Foy

Facilities Manager
(302) 778-9003

Mike Jumps

Aquatics Director
(302) 478-7834

Shakiyla Medley

(302) 472-9622


Jascelyn Parson

Assistant Teen Director
(302) 472-9622


Gau-Wan Smith

Teen Director
(302) 472-9622 ext. 0219


Keondra Temple

Assistant Child Development Director
(302) 472-9622


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Our Mission

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