The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to once again offer the TAKE ON SUMMER program for youth throughout the state of Delaware. Starting June 15th, the program will offer young people, ages 12-17, free summer memberships to access the Y’s fitness facilities and swimming pools.

“The last year has been a challenging one for all of us, especially our children and teens. It is more important than ever that we keep our young people engaged in positive experiences, and we can do that in a healthy and safe environment at the Y,” said Deborah Bagatta-Bowles, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Delaware. “Providing opportunities for youth is at the heart of our mission. Through programs for teens like TAKE ON SUMMER, we are helping to cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement.”

In addition to TAKE ON SUMMER, all YMCA of Delaware locations are offering a variety of virtual and in-person programs for teens including Workforce Development, Leaders In Training, Youth In Government, Black Achievers, Teen Nights and more.

Activities and offerings vary by location. For specific program details or to sign up contact:

  • Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA – (302) 836-9622 or
  • Brandywine YMCA – (302) 478-9622 or
  • Central YMCA – (302) 254-9622 or
  • Dover YMCA – (302) 346-9622 or
  • Sussex Family YMCA – (302) 296-9622 or
  • Walnut Street YMCA- (302) 472-9622 or
  • Western Family YMCA – (302) 709-9622 or


About the YMCA of Delaware

The YMCA of Delaware is Delaware’s largest nonprofit organization committed to empowering youth, fostering healthy living, and promoting strong communities. With seven branches statewide, a youth resource center, and an overnight camp and conference center in Worton, Maryland, the Y has developed longstanding relationships and a physical presence in Delaware so it can deliver lasting personal and social change. We are committed to serving everyone – regardless of age, income or background –nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving Delaware’s health and wellbeing, and creating a healthy, inclusive community where all people reach their full potential.


Our Mission

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