A Thin Place For All

Diabetes Prevention

2019 Impact


Summer Camp

Each year thousands of children have the Best Summer Ever at the YMCA of Delaware while developing core values, learning new skills, making friends, and having loads of fun in the process. Thanks to financial assistance and the support of our donors, 1 in 3 campers are able to attend.


Brandywine YMCA Impact

YMCA of Delaware 30th Annual Black Achievers Awards Gala


10 Years of Impact: Bear-Glasgow YMCA


Why should you join the Y?

Youth In Government

Youth in Government offers model legislative and judicial experiences for youth in grades 6-12. Students have an opportunity to learn about the legislative process, debate parliamentary procedure, and work with peers to develop solutions to problems affecting Delawareans. Participants can assume the role of Legislator, Lobbyist, Journalist, Speaker, Youth Governor, Attorney, Justice, and more.

Comcast Newsmakers

Tricia Jefferson, Director of Healthy Living and Strategic Partnerships, YMCA of DE talks about Diabetes Prevention


Recovering after cancer treatment can be physically and emotionally exhausting. These videos show how Delaware’s free YMCA Livestrong program can help you regain your strength and stamina. It’s a 12-week program for small groups, facilitated by certified instructors. For more information click here.

Comcast Newsmakers

Deborah Bagatta-Bowles, President and CEO for the YMCA of Delaware, talks about building brighter futures at the YMCA.

Healthy Weight and your Child

The YMCA of Delaware is doing its part in the fight against childhood obesity. Healthy Weight and Your Child is a 12-month evidence-based program for children with obesity. The yearlong program empowers 7-13 year olds, with the support of their families, to reach a healthy weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

Sussex Family YMCA

If you’re looking for a fun and affordable way to spend quality time with the family – look no further than the Sussex Family YMCA. From Arts & Crafts, to Kids Yoga, and so much more – it’s all there! Join us as we spend an energetic and super-fun evening at the Sussex Family YMCA in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in the latest episode of The Arts & Entertainment Report! For more of the A&E Report – visit

The Y For All

Through a collaboration between the YMCA of Delaware, the non-profit group EPIC, the University of Delaware, and the company Enliten, the Bear Glasgow Family YMCA was able to install adaptive fitness equipment designed to integrate people with limited abilities into a community fitness setting.

Our Mission

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

Memorial Day 2024

YMCA of Delaware branches will be OPEN  7 - 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. All outdoor pools will be OPEN from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Click here for updated outdoor pool hours.


Summer Camp

🌞🎉 Register now for YMCA Summer Camp and join us for fun, friends, and safe, screen-free adventures! 🚀🏕️ Financial assistance is available. Now accepting Purchase of Care (POC) at Western and Bear locations! Learn More 🌟✨