In the News

At the Y, we strive to strengthen Delaware by promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility throughout the community. A crucial part of our mission is keeping the public up to date on our progress and letting them know how they can help.



Middletown Transcript: YMCA opens in Middletown

Fitness center already boasts over 1,000 members The Middletown Family YMCA has opened its doors and the staff members of the new fitness facility are hoping to make a splash. “It’s been an idea to come to Middletown for a long time,” said David Halley, the Middletown Family YMCA Center Director. “We only just got…

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Delaware Today: YMCA of Delaware – The Face of Opportunity

Now celebrating 126 years, the YMCA of Delaware has been strengthening local citizens through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Delaware with a strong presence in all three counties and an overnight camp, Camp Tockwogh, in Worton, Maryland. The Y provides opportunities for adults and youth…

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6ABC Action News WPVI-TV: YMCA Expansion in Delaware

2017 is only a month away, and that new year’s resolution to get into shape is going to be easier than ever in the First State. Renderings for the new Brandywine YMCA were shown of the new expansion project. The expansion will include 16 thousand square feet added to the second floor dedicated to youth…

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The News Journal: Newark YMCA Celebrates 50 Years Renovation

Western Family YMCA in Newark turned 50 and is celebrating with some new perks for members. Unveiled on Friday, the Newark branch now has a new expanded entrance and walkways for better traffic flow, updated member check-in station as well as a digital information screen to broadcast YMCA events, health information and upcoming programs. There is also…

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Governor Markell Visits Western Family YMCA

Over the summer, Governor Jack Markell visited the Western Family YMCA on Kirkwood Highway in Newark to get a personal tour of Camp Wassaqui. During his visit, he met some of the campers and staff and saw first-hand the many activities that take place every day including: sports, art, music, literacy, STEM, teen leadership and…

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WPVI 6 ABC-TV: The YMCA of Delaware is coming to Middletown

The YMCA of Delaware is getting a new home. It will open here in the 400 block of North Cass Street. The facility will include a fitness center, youth programs and free babysitting. The new YMCA opens early next year. MIDDLETOWN, Del. (WPVI) — http://6abc.com/society/ymca-upgrade/1584120 November 1, 2016   




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.