Wilmington, Delaware, August 11, 2020 – The YMCA is pleased to announce that they will continue to be a resource for children and families as local school districts make plans for the fall. They have extended summer camp due to deferred school start dates and are developing plans to provide Learning Support Centers to children during the school year. Additionally, they will delay the closure of outdoor pools, providing families and kids with a safe place to stay active and have fun into the fall.

Camp End Dates:

  • Brandywine Y– Camp ends Friday, September 11th
  • Bear-Glasgow Y – Camp ends Friday, September 4th
  • Western Family Y – Camp ends Friday, September 4th
  • Sussex Family Y – Camp ends Friday, September 4th
  • Dover Y – Camp ends Friday, August 28

*The Bear-Glasgow and Dover Y camps are great options for our Middletown Y campers who need additional weeks of camp!

“We are working hard to continue our community relief efforts during these uncertain times,” said Deborah Bagatta-Bowles, President and CEO. “As we begin a new school year, children and families need our support more than ever. We are developing partnerships and making plans that will ease the burden for parents and help ensure that children are successful in a different learning environment.”

The Y is currently working to launch Learning Support Centers designed to provide academic enrichment and fitness activities for youth throughout Delaware. YMCA locations and registration details will be released as they become available. They are currently accepting applications for qualified educational support staff. Interested candidates can apply online at www.ymcade.org/ymca-careers/.

To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate, financial assistance is available to those needing help to cover the costs. Families interested in learning more about enrolling in summer camp should visit www.ymcade.org/programs/camp.


About the YMCA of Delaware

The YMCA of Delaware is Delaware’s largest non-profit 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 long-standing 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. www.ymcade.org.

Our Mission

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