Appreciating Nature at the Y

dandelion seeds floating in the air

Spring has certainly sprung! At the Y, we welcome the chance to appreciate the beauty of nature. We have several events lined up to share our love of the outdoors. Join us in celebrating nature this month - on Earth Day - and all month long.

  1. Earth Day Festival - Upper Main Line YMCA (UMLY)
    You do not want to miss our Earth Day Festival on April 22, co-hosted by Senator Carolyn Comitta. This FREE event is open to the community and will feature family-friendly activities including recycled art, bird walks, canoeing, bird house building, tree-planting, stream studies, face painting, live music - and more.

    In addition to celebrating Earth Day, we are also commemorating the 25th anniversary of environmental education at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) - which was first introduced on Earth Day in 1998 at the Upper Main Line YMCA (UMLY). To celebrate, we'll be giving out 50 FREE STEM classes to attendees of the Earth Day Festival.

    Don't miss this event - which has been sponsored by our friends at Shreiner Tree Care.

  2. Outdoor Survival - Eco Adventure Night - Upper Main Line YMCA (UMLY)
    On April 14, children ages 7-12 can explore the 20 acres of the Cassatt Preserve on the campus of the Upper Main Line YMCA (UMLY). Learn how to pitch a tent and build a natural shelter, canoe or sit around the campfire. Children will be split into groups by age. Learn More

    Save the date
    for upcoming Eco Adventure Nights. A Night on the Farm is on May 5 and A Night at the Nature Center is on May 19.

  3. Constellations Family Fun Activity - All Branches
    On various dates throughout the month of April, families can learn how to spot constellations in the sky, learn facts about constellations - and even make a constellation of their own! This event is part of our series of Family Fun Activities hosted every weekend at every branch. Free and exclusive to those with at YGBW Family membership. Learn More

  4. ForeverWell Walking Group - Jennersville YMCA
    Members of our ForeverWell community (age 55+) can enjoy fresh air and friendly conversation during an upcoming walking group hosted by your friends at the Jennersville YMCA. The walking group meets twice a month at a local park. Walk as long (or short) as you'd like! Learn More

    Save the date for the ForeverWell Nature Walk at the Upper Main Line YMCA on May 12. 

  5. Healthy Kids Day - All Branches
    YMCA branches across the nation celebrate Healthy Kids Day on April 29 in an effort to show that staying fit is fun. This FREE community event features loads of activities to get you moving - moonbounces, field games, fitness demos, and much more! Learn More

    Join us for this event - which has been sponsored by S&T Bank.

  6. ForeverWell Skin Cancer Prevention - West Chester Area YMCA
    While this Lunch & Learn event may not get you out into nature, skin cancer prevention is an important topic for anyone planning to spend time outside this spring. Learn skin care tips from our friends at Main Line Health. Learn More