Babysitter Training

Do you want to learn how to be the best babysitter in the neighborhood? This course is designed for responsible and dependable students who are ready to take their babysitting skills to the next level. A variety of topics will be covered including: How to care for children and infants; making good decisions; handling emergencies and more.

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Community, Enrichment

Before and After School

For families with older kids, we offer Before and After School enrichment programs from kindergarten through middle school. Before and After School enrichment is an activity-based program designed to enhance the social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of all children within a safe, fun and supportive environment. Our locations include YMCA’s and local area schools. Bear-Glasgow YMCA Child Care, Brandywine YMCA Child Care, Walnut Street YMCA Child Care, Dover YMCA Child Care, Sussex YMCA Child Care, Western YMCA Child Care, Middletown Family YMCA

Child Care

Black Achievers

The Black Achievers program provides college readiness and career awareness to African American teens in Wilmington. African American mentors from diverse career fields are nominated by the local business community to serve as role models, preparing participants for future success. The Achievers meet weekly for one year at the Walnut Street YMCA. The year culminates with an Annual Awards Dinner to honor the Adult Achievers and recognize Teen Achievers who are eligible for scholarships.

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Counselor in Training

Our CIT (Counselor-In-Training) program is designed to give teens the opportunity to work directly with campers, gain experience running camp programs, and further develop leadership skills with the goal of becoming a future YMCA camp counselor.

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CPR and First Aid

Would you know what to do in a cardiac, breathing or first aid emergency? We offer CPR and First Aid that will give you hands on training to help save a life. Courses are available for adults and youth ages 12 and up.

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Do you want to learn how to dance? Our youth and adult programs allow you to choose from multiple genres of dance including Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop. Parent/child classes are also available for young dancers who are not yet ready to participate alone.

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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.


Program registration is now OPEN. Classes start January 2nd! CLICK HERE to register and search offerings by location.