Around the YMCA of Delaware


National Native American Heritage Month

The YMCA of Delaware joins in celebrating the heritage, culture, and experience of Indigenous peoples both historically and in American life today. November is National Native American Heritage Month – a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories while acknowledging the important contributions of Indigenous People. During this month we raise awareness…

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Need To Know: New Cardio Equipment

YMCA of Delaware locations upgraded their Fitness Centers with new YMCA cardio equipment in the Fall of 2022. Some branches received structural renovations, others got a fresh coat of paint, but all now tout top-of-the-line Life Fitness cardio equipment. Whether you choose to use a new treadmill, elliptical, or powermill climber, there are so many…

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Disability History & Awareness Month

 Did you know that October is Disability History & Awareness Month in Delaware?  At the YMCA, we work hard to make our community accessible and inclusive for all. We recognize the critical role people with disabilities play in every facet of our society. Our aim is to impact perception and practices, and change behavior…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 and will run through October 15, giving us an opportunity to recognize and celebrate members of our communities and their ancestors who hail from Mexico, parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Spain. “The Latino community and Latino history is a fundamental part of American…

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Welcoming Week 2022

We’ve all experienced moments where we felt like we didn’t belong, but there’s more that unites us than divides us. This Welcoming Week, we will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to our communities, and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Belonging Begins With Us, and together,…

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Happy Birthday America!

Brandywine YMCA Monday, July 4th, 1-4 PM: Independence Day Celebration at the Hanby Outdoor Center. Families can enjoy frozen sweet treats, family yard games like corn hole, and giant connect four, and more! Western Family YMCA Monday, July 4th, 11 AM-1 PM: Stop by the outdoor pool for family fun, freeze-pops and games. Bear-Glasgow YMCA…

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Middletown Family Y Welcomes Tamisha Hopkins as New Executive Director

Wilmington, DE– The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to announce Tamisha Hopkins as the new YMCA Executive Director at the Middletown Family YMCA. Tamisha has worked for the YMCA of Delaware since September 2014, serving in many roles including Senior Membership Director at the Bear Y and most recently as the Sussex Family YMCA Executive…

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5 Tips for Choosing a Fun-Filled, Safe Summer Camp

Delaware – Summer is just around the corner which means it is time to start thinking about how kids will spend their break. Camp experiences are an exciting part of childhood and can lead to positive growth but, they can also cause worry as parents think about how to keep their kids safe. With lots…

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The Y Celebrates Women’s History Month

  We’re celebrating women in March! Women’s History Month is dedicated to reflecting on the often-overlooked contributions of women in United States history. It all began in 1978 when the school district of Sonoma in California organized a week long celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history, and society. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued…

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YMCA of Delaware Celebrates Hosts Welcoming Week Events

Celebrations to take place at YMCA’s across the state Saturday, September 18, 2021 and Sunday, September 19, 2021 Wilmington, DE– This Welcoming Week (September 10-19), the YMCA of Delaware will join Welcoming America, other YMCAs, and organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to communities and bring together all residents in a spirit of unity. Each year, Welcoming Week elevates the growing movement of communities that fully embrace new Americans and their contributions to…

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