Child Care

Check out our childcare options including Preschool, Before and After School Care, School is Out care and more!

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Teen Leadership

Leadership clubs and programming are available to youth as young as 8 years old, and the opportunities continue through their teenage years. Click here for more information!

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Camp

Day and specialty camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery and having the best summer of your life! Click here to learn more about our camps.

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The Walnut Street YMCA  is a meeting place for families, children, business professionals and other individuals in our community. The Walnut Street YMCA is located in the heart of the city of Wilmington and has a large focus on developing youth and teens while helping them become leaders of the future.

  • Preschool
  • School Age Child Care
  • Youth Development Programs
  • Teen Leadership Programs
  • Summer Day Camp with Learning Loss Prevention
  • Swim Lessons
  • Lifeguard training
  • Swim Team

Take a Tour
Click here to take a video tour of our facility!

 

Youth Development Programs

Summer Learning Loss Prevention
In collaboration with Teach for America, over the summer months we continue to engage children academically to help prevent knowledge loss over the summer months. We offer actives embedded with learning skills to help children engage in constant learning.

Youth In Government
Over the last years, we have continued to see growth in our Youth in Government program. Our staff’s goals are to develop life-long responsible citizenship in middle school students and teens by helping them become more knowledgeable and active in determining the future of our democracy.

Black Achievers
Black Achievers continues it’s 28th year of helping send teens to college. The program continues to prepare African-American youth for college by providing weekly meetings which include SAT prep and mentoring opportunities with local business professionals.

Back on Track
In cooperation with the Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, our Back on Track program serves youth adjudicated to Level II probation. While in the program, youth participate in life skills and education sessions to understand the nature of their offense, recognize the impact it has on the community, and learn skills to prevent reoccurrence.

 

Facility Hours

Monday-Friday:
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday:
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Program Specific Hours

Preschool Child Care
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

School Age Child Care 
Monday – Friday:
7 a.m. – the start of the school day
End of the school day – 7 p.m.

Teen Afterschool Leadership Program 
Monday – Friday:
End of the school day – 7 p.m.

Camp
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
*Children must attend 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 14 (Good Friday): Building Closed

April 17 & 18: Preschool Child Care Closed

May 29: Building Closed

June 2: Preschool Graduation
School Age Child Care and Preschool Child Care Closed

July 3: Preschool Child Care Closed

July 4: Building Closed

August 31: Preschool Child Care Closed

September 1: Preschool Child Care Closed

September 4: Building Closed

Andy Foy

Facilities Manager
(302) 254-9622 ext. 132

andrew.foy@ymcade.org

Brandon Lee-Johnson

Aquatic Coordinator
(302) 472-9622 ext. 214

blee-johnson@ymcade.org

Brenda Overton

Program Director - Back on Track
(302) 254-9622 ext. 117

boverton@ymcade.org

Carl Bailey

Facilities Supervisor
(302) 254-9622 ext. 150

cbailey@ymcade.org

Chrissy Shiring

Associate Executive Director
(302) 254-9622 ext. 128

cshiring@ymcade.org

Claire Carey

Black Achievers Director
(302) 472-9622 ext. 218

ccarey@ymcade.org

Jackie Anderson

Child Development Director
(302) 254-9622 ext. 171

jackieanderson@ymcade.org

Jill Quinn

Assistant Child Development Director
(302) 472-9622 ext. 2244

jquinn@ymcade.org

Kristina Woznicki

Associate Executive Director
(302) 472-9622 ext. 115

kwoznicki@ymcade.org

Krystina Schneider

School Age and Camp Director
(302) 472-9622 ext. 217

kschneider@ymcade.org

Lanette McCaskill

Membership Coordinator
(302) 472-9622 ext. 219

lmccaskill@ymcade.org

Lee Bunting

Senior Executive Director
(302) 254-9622 ext. 169

lbunting@ymcade.org

Sam Sachs

Youth in Government Program Director
(302) 254-9622 ext. 173

ssachs@ymcade.org

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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.