5 Reasons the Y is Your Staycation Destination

A girl attending summer camp at the West Chester Area YMCA jumps into the outdoor swimming pool during swim time.

Spring has sprung which means summer is just around the corner! Whether you want to perfect your cannonball in one of our 10+ outdoor pools or enroll your child in Jr. Lifeguard camp, the Y has everything under the sun to make your family’s summer the best ever.

Check out just a few reasons why the YMCA should be your destination of choice this summer. 

Less Work, More Play

Pack your swimsuits and leave the rest to us. Spending summer days at the Y is easy (deciding which water slide to go down not so much). Our outdoor pools feature slides, water features, kiddie pools, zero entry pools, lap lanes and more – all monitored by certified lifeguards. Take a swim break and enjoy a snack in our shaded picnic areas or read a great summer book in one of the many lounge chairs while the kids run around in the play area. You can focus on making memories while we focus on providing the fun.

Sail On to Savings

Your Y membership saves you money on nearly everything we offer – from swim lessons to summer camp. While you don’t need to be a member to take advantage of either program, you’ll get a cool discount. Little ones can search the seas for hidden treasure at Pirate Camp or explore the world of mermaids at Under the Sea Camp. Older camp goers can learn to program robots at our LEGO Robotics Camp or take field trips around Greater Philadelphia at Adventure Camp.

Need more? The Y offers both sports and aquatic camps including Camp Cannonball for those who can’t get enough of the water.

Have Fun Inside and Out

Did you know that the Y offers more than 100 group exercise classes per week? When the sun isn’t shining move the fun indoors and try a water aerobics class or find your inner calm at one of our many yoga classes. We also offer family-friendly exercise classes such as Zumba. Or, drop the kids at our Child Watch area and let them run around the indoor playgrounds while you get your groove on.

We’re Down the Street 

Make your summer memories in your community with your community. While your membership gives you access to YMCAs across the country, summer fun is just a short car ride away.

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine has eight branches that all offer something unique (including goats). So why not take mini road trips to all 8 branches this summer?

Staycation Staples

The Y offers so much more than what you’ll find in a gym because we focus on community. And we offer everything you need for an incredible summer staycation under one “umbrella” - pools, playgrounds, summer camp, movie nights, pool parties, Parents’ Night Out, childcare and of course, friends. 

Ready to join the Y? Try us out for seven days to experience all that we have to offer. 

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