YMCA of Delaware Blog


80 Years of Adventures

We celebrated 80 years of adventures at YMCA Camp Tockwogh with 200+ camp alumni and friends earlier this month. Alumni and friends participated in traditional activities and explored the campgrounds. Activities included archery, arts & crafts, wall climbing, high ropes, games, a silent auction and an opportunity to look at camp over the years with…

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Ways to Stay Healthy During The Holidays

Are you ready to gobble down turkey with all the trimmings and enjoy all of those sweet treats this holiday season? Here are some tips inspired by Nemours Promise Blog about portion control. Don’t skip meals leading up to your holiday feast – breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. Try overnight…

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In a World Filled with Hate, How Does our YMCA Build Bridges?

On Saturday, October 27th,  11 people were murdered in what can only be described as the deadliest attack on Jews in our nation’s history. In the same week, over a dozen bombs were sent to prominent political figures across the country, including Delaware’s very own former Vice President, Joe Biden. Lost in the headlines was another…

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Mission Moment: Kasper

Last summer, Kasper participated in summer camp at the Dover YMCA’s Kent Outdoor Complex, and he loved it. At camp, Kasper learned to swim, played sports and created fun memories with new friends. “For the first time, Kasper got to spend all day playing outdoors. Each day, he came home exhausted from having so much…

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Safety Around Water

Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children? This past Spring, the Sussex Family YMCA hosted its 14th Annual Water Safety Week which focuses on drowning prevention. This year, more than 1,000 swim lessons were offered to teach life skills, how to have fun in an aquatic environment, and…

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Delaware’s First Lady Visits Walnut Street Y

Tracey Carney, the wife of Governor John Carney, recently took a tour of the Walnut Street YMCA. It was a great opportunity for her to learn more about Walnut Street and see the impact our center is having on hundreds of young people.     Pictured from left to right: Kristina Woznicki, Branch Associate Executive;…

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Thank you Barclays

Recently Association Board Member Scott Champagne and other representatives from Barclays toured the Walnut Street Y and presented a $100,000 check to support the Youth Workforce Development Program. Thank you, Scott and Barclays for your generous donation! We are truly grateful for your continued support and the impact the funding is having on our teens….

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Celebrating 10 Years of Impact

We recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA with a dress to impress event that included amazing speakers from our YMCA past and present, silent auction and raffle items and an inspirational video showcasing their impact. As a nonprofit, community-building charity, we strive to make our programs widely affordable and accessible…

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Youth In Government Celebrates 50 Years

The YMCA of Delaware celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Youth In Government program at a conference held at Legislative Hall and the Kent County Courthouse in Dover, DE this past Spring.  Leading up to the conference, 215 middle and high school students from 14 delegations have been meeting since the beginning of the year…

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We raised the roof!

The YMCA of Delaware hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony in June to officially open the newly constructed second-floor fitness center at the Brandywine YMCA. Phase two of the project is complete and members are now able to enjoy 19,000 square feet of brand new space which includes a new fitness center, movement studio, new cardio,…

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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.

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