Media Coverage and Press Releases


Press Release: Take On Summer – Opening Our Doors To More Youth

ATTORNEY GENERAL MATT DENN AND MAYOR MIKE PURZYCKI JOIN THE YMCA OF DELAWARE TO ANNOUNCE THE EXPANSION OF THE “TAKE ON SUMMER” PROGRAM FOR YOUTH Wilmington, Delaware, June 7, 2017 – Today, the YMCA of Delaware hosted a press conference to announce new initiatives for its TAKE ON SUMMER program which will begin Monday, June…

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MetroKids April Issue: Discover Yourself At Camp

What can children discover about themselves, others and the world through the adventures of camp? What natural wonders, new friendships and diversity of experiences will they encounter? The camp experience To many children, few environments are as special as camp, where they simultaneously become a community and learn how to be independent as they participate…

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Middletown Transcript: Memberships double as Middletown YMCA hosts grand opening

Staff members at the Middletown YMCA hosted the grand opening of the fitness center Jan. 28, after conducting their soft opening on Jan. 1. In a previous article, Middletown Facility Manager David Halley noted that the new facility had accumulated 907 individual memberships. Since that time, the number of individual memberships has grown considerably. “Our…

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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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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.