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 fun,” said Kasper’s grandmother. Kasper also loved all the camp staff members, “The counselors here are great. They don’t just watch us, they do the activities with us. I want to keep coming back to camp every summer,” said Kasper.

Each summer about 200 children enrolled in the Dover YMCA’s summer camp where they learn new skills, make friends and create lifelong memories.

Thanks to donations to our Annual Campaign, one in three of our campers receive financial support to participate in camp each year. Your support ensures that all children can have the best summer ever!


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.


All YMCA of Delaware locations are currently closed.

Please visit www.ymcade.org/covid-19-updates for the most current information including information about membership.